Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cute little Hearts for Valentine's Day

I made a bunch of cute little hearts for Valentine's Day.  They are so sweet.  I used DMC thread and love making them.  They are about an inch in width and about 7/8 inch tall.

I am thinking that you can put a button in the middle or a brad in there and attached it to a cute handmade card or a sweet layout.

I am selling them in my Etsy Store if you want to purchase them. $5.50 for 6.

Yeah, I have been busy!  I love making these little embellies!  So much fun!

Sunday, January 20, 2013


 Roanoke, VA (Aug.2012)

 New Kent Museum (Sept, 2012)

 Shark Tooth Unit, searching for ancient sharks teeth in sand we got from Calvert County, MD (Sept, 2012)

 Identifying what we found.

 Exploring a butterfly (Sept, 2012)

 Midlothian Mines Tour with Homeschool Group (Sept 2012)

Working on a blog entry at home.

 Making masa, Native Americans Unit (October 2012)

 Political Rally (October 2012)

 Seeing our candidate at the Political Rally (October 2012)

 Exploring the James River (November, 2012)

 VA Museum of Fine Arts (Nov, 2012)

 Back to the James River (Nov, 2013)

 Civil War Workshop with homeschool group (Nov, 2012)

 Outer Banks, NC (Nov. 2012)

 NC Aquarium (Jan, 2013)

 Petting Sting Rays

 Playing with sharks (after a great lesson in plate tectonics)

VA Science Museum (Jan, 2013)

 Steam Engine Lesson by Dad.

 Tin Can Telephones (A. Bell Unit, Jan 2013)

 Shelling and ID- Pea Island, NC (Jan, 2013)

And that is why we homeschool!  Most of these activities happened during a regular school day for most students.  We explored our world and learned much more than we could if we were sitting in a desk in a school building.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Remember this???  I made some homemade laundry detergent and posted it here.  I have been very pleased with this recipe.  I knew we did a lot of laundry in our house but I expected it to last about 4 months rather than their "6 mo-1 year" estimate.  I used two scoops for each load and was very pleased with the results from the 2 scoops.  Therefore mine only lasted 2 months.

I am off to the store to get some more ingredients to make it again.  I am going to cost average it out today to see how inexpensive each load is.


I priced it all out and it cost me about $10 for the batch.  Each batch lasted me two months and that comes to $5 a month.  I am not going to price it down further because honestly I don't know how to go from lbs and oz to TBS.  That just seems too hard and I have better things to do with my life that scoop out each TBS from the big jar and count. LOL

I think $5 a month for the amount of laundry I do is quite cheap!  I am sticking with this.

Have a great day!