I've been an absent blogger lately.
Fleur was home with a tummy bug & Ash all week with tonsillitis
Imogen has had a very sore thrushy bottom & thrushy mouth...which became sad thrushy boobs!
Boo hoo! And now she has decided that her maximum sleep during the day will be 15 min & waking 3-4 times a night...Bliss....NOT
And to top it all off, the house my lovely thought he'd be building in 2 weeks time, which was going to be our saving grace, has fallen through...Grrrrr
So now there are all sorts of crazy ideas being thrown back & forth. A friend of ours has suggested he try out for work with him, great money but away 10 days & home for 4! Whilst myself at home with the 5 babes. I'm not too keen.....super woman I am not!
On a brighter note, I have actually been doing a little bit of 'stuff''.
In the name of thrifty-ness I have made some rather styley dish cloths out of some old towels and over locked some nice cotton fabric onto one side. They work great, were FREE & look fab hanging over my taps!
Inspired by old towels I made Imogen some super styley bibs using the same principles.
One last thing before I become domestic goddess again & return to my mountain of washing,
I wanted to share with you a very cool & extremely cheap recipe I found here for making your own laundry liquid, & with Rhonda's permission I am sharing it with you:
1/2 cup washing soda
1/2 cup borax
1 cup grated soap (i used a cake of sard wonder soap but you can use anything really)
1.5 Litres of water
Essential oils ( I used 1 Tbsp of Lavender & 1 Tbsp of eucalyptus)
you don't need to add these if you're after an unscented product.
8 litres of cold water
Put the first 4 ingredients into a pot and bring to the boil, then gently simmer until the soap is dissolved.
Put this into a plastic 10 litre bucket and add cold water making the total up to approx 9.5 litres. Add your essential oils & give a good stir. Then pop into containers leaving enough room for it to be shaken as it will turn to a gel consistency. I kept mine in a lidded bucket, & refill an old eco store laundry liquid bottle as the cap measure is around 1/4 cup, what I use for each load.
This stuff is fantastic, very cheap to make. Safe for front loader machines. Smells fab & lasts our house of 7 for 3 months.