21dayfix day 8 and banana cake

Well, here I am. 8 days in with a small review.
1. I hurt! These workouts are killer, man. But hey…that what I need. My legs have not been this sore in a very long time. (Probably since I went on an extremely long hike after which the apartment stairs were enough to reduce me to tears.) Continue reading

Welcome to crazy

Oh wow. It’s been a month! October got off to a slow start, but by the end, Scott and I were stumbling trying to keep up!
Our Church Successfully hosted our first Children’s Rally. The kids competed in events ranging from the spiritualĀ  (preaching), to the physical (foot races), to the musical. At the end of the day, almost every child won a medal.


It was also our Sunday school campaign at church. Scott dressed up like a hillbilly, a miner, and grew a beard for grow a beard Sunday. There was a cookout, and we made caramel apples.


As I said before, I learned how to make and can applesauce. It’s delicious!


We also had the northwest youth conference. The theme is “marvelous. It was amazing.

Somehow….I made laundry soap. Yupp. I did. It’s sitting in a bucket. I made almost 3 gallons of detergent for $1.17.

It seems to clean well. It got out coffee rings from white tablecloths, macaroni from my husband’s pants, and hasn’t left a residue.

My only complaint is it has no scent. That’s easily solved with essential oils. I have a sample I’m going to add when I refill my snazzy apple juice bottle my laundry detergent lives in. ;)


Snazzy....the label just add that touch of class.. cough, gasp....not.

Homemade laundry detergent
1/2 cup borax
1/2 cup washing soda (this is not baking soda)
1/2 bar ivory soap or 1/3 bar felt naphta, grated

Add grated soap to 6 cups water in a saucepan. On low heat, stir until soap is dissolved. Do not boil. Remove from the heat. Add washing soda and borax to pan and mix well. Pour 4 cups of hot tap water in a bucket or large container. Add borax mixture. Stir until dissolved. Add 18 cups hot water. Stir and let sit overnight. In the morning it will have split into 2 layers. Stir until it’s only slightly clumpy. Pour into smaller containers if desired. Use 1/2 cup for large loads. Shake before each use.