Excitement, fun and a little bit scary pretty much sums up our weekend... We experienced our first tornado siren and had to wake up our boy and go down to the basement.  It was only for a brief time and we definitely missed the brunt of the storm.  It's definitely something we have to get used to, having moved from the southwest where practically no natural disasters happen to the Midwest where tornadoes are common.  All our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who had to go through tornado devastation this past weekend. 

This morning was where the fun and excitement came in... we were so blessed to be able to go to our CSA's farm this morning where they held a brunch for all their members.  The food was delicious and we were able to show our son where his food comes from!  His favorite part of course were the chickens!  It just warmed our hearts and made us look forward even more to the time where will have our own little farm. 
We spent most of the morning there and when we got home our boy took a nice long nap after running around and having a blast at the farm... My husband and I spent some quality time together and had a nice peaceful lunch.  When the little one woke up we decided to run to the store for a few essentials...while there my husband asked "aren't we out of dish soap?"  We were... but I told him that weren't going to buy any because I should be able to make some homemade dish soap... and so I did!  Here's what you need...
1 cup liquid Castile soap, 1/4 cup warm water, 1 tsp vinegar, and about 10 drops of essential oil (I chose Tea Tree Oil)... And here's what you get!
It works great, smells great, and we saved money!  And speaking of homemade cleaning supplies... the laundry detergent that we made a few weekends ago is working great as well but it still needs some tweaking so as soon as I've perfected that one I'll post the recipe as well!
5/22/2011 10:58:53 pm

Love that you made homemade dish soap. I also LOVE castile soap. Andy and I use castile soap in the shower (instead of bar soap) and Andy uses it as shampoo. It's awesome stuff!

5/23/2011 04:34:37 am

Those are lovely photos! I love the birdhouse one especially.

5/23/2011 04:52:01 am

Where do you find the Castile soap?

5/23/2011 05:10:47 am

Thanks for the comments gals...
Lindsay: I eventually plan on making my own shampoo as well!
Sara: Thanks... I would so love to get a good camera and take a class or two to actually learn something... It'd be so nice to take our own pictures especially of our boy instead of paying someone else to do it!
Monica: I used Dr. Bronners Baby Castile soap... you can order it online but I was able to find it at Whole Foods... If you have a Whole Foods nearby they'll most likely have it (you can use any scent) or even check out your local health food store!

5/23/2011 05:59:21 am

This recipe looks great! I'll have to get some castile soap so I can try it sometime.

5/23/2011 07:25:15 am

Thanks Amy! I think you'll love it!

5/23/2011 07:33:39 am

I didn't find your laundry soap recipe. I'm using 2 cups finely grated naptha to 1 cup washing soda and 1 cup borax. Use 3 tbs per large load. I love it even for my boy clothes!

5/23/2011 08:01:05 am

Hi Kiki! I haven't posted the laundry soap recipe yet because I'm still trying to tweak it... I'll post it asap! :) Thanks for reading!


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