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One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sunshine to Snow

Although we had frigid temps here, the sun shined brightly all day long.  That is always a huge bonus.


However, the white stuff returned.  I just want to dial up Mother Nature and put in my order.  If it was that easy, right?

At least the animals can go about their business and not freeze their paws.



I'm out of extra foaming soap dispensers, so our homemade shampoo went in an old soap pump for now.  It will be runny this way, but it still does a nice job (castile soap, water, essential oils, and jojoba oil). 

update:  I've added the link to making it.  I make the "stimulate" recipe with peppermint and tea tree oil.  I put mine in a regular pump, only because I do not have any other (foaming or flip cap) pump on hand right now.  There is another recipe I plan to experiment with and compare it to this one, so stay tuned for that too.

That my friends (shampoo making) was the highlight of the day.  Sad right?  I have nothing exciting to share today either.  Other than the fact I have a mammoth headache this morning.


10 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Hey, making up some healthy homemade shampoo is nothing to sneeze at! If many of us got that much accomplished, we'd feel pretty darn good.

Must be something in the atmosphere . . . I woke with a headache this morning, too. Thought my morning latte and breakfast would take care of it, but no such luck yet. Let's put our head achey heads together, Kristina, and wish it all away!

Kristina said...

Mama Pea, let's wish it away....

My Garden Diaries said...

Did you post about your homemade shampoo??? I will have to look back because we are needing some! And your snowy shots are so pretty though I hear you on this weather...it has been way too cold here! You take care friend! Nicole xo

Amy Dingmann said...

Love the picture - can't wait for the warm up. If Mother Nature gets around to taking your order, let me know!

Kristina said...

Nicole, I think I linked the recipe somewhere, but I'll have to double check.

Kristina said...

Thanks Amy! The sun is out, but it doesn't feel like it.

mommar6 said...

Recipe please. I'd love to see it

Kristina said...

mommar6, I have added the link to the post, so you can see the recipe. I do plan to try one more recipe that I found, so if we are pleased, I'll post that too.

Sam I Am...... said...

Good job! It is very time consuming to make from scratch and some days I don't feel like I get very far but I try to only add one new thing at a time until I get used to making/doing it and then it just becomes rote.

Kristina said...

Sam I am, I know what you mean. Some days I just don't want to make something, but somehow I do.