Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Going Green: Dumping Toxic Chemicals

Getting rid of most of this:

And switching to this:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Going Green: Wool Ball Dryer Sheets

I have contemplated making my own laundry detergent in the past, or trying dryer balls; but never put anything into action. This week I came across several different articles, as well as advice from friends, and realized how much healthier (as well as cost effective) it would be for my family to switch my laundry methods.

Chemicals we put into our laundry, especially in dryer sheets, stay on our clothes and seep into our skin. You can read some of the articles here, and here. Even if only half of what "they" say is true, it's just crazy!

SO, my first step this week, NO MORE DRYER SHEETS! I bought some 100% wool yarn (the kind of the label that says, hand wash) and made some yarn balls. I bought green and orange yarn. I think I may go and get a light color ball for lights (although colors are not supposed to run).
I used the directions here: Make Your Own Wool Dryer Balls

I skipped the core step and just made a ball the size I wanted it. I still need to do the felting process, and will see how much they shrink. I might have to add another layer on top.

With a credit on I purchased some lavender essential oil. (still yet to come!) And will put a few drops on the wool dryer ball. It will help give our clothes a light fresh scent.

Not only are the wool dryer balls cost effective, but are supposed to help shorten drying time, and leave your clothes I'll have to update and how my first load turns out!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

For my non-FB readers

I keep meaning to update the blog more. But I do Facebook instead. Here are some pictures for those of you who don't catch up with me elsewhere! :)

Kiddos playing outside!

Micah's favorite new stunt!!

It's flip flop weather!! :)

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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Zoo with poppy

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