Thursday, February 24, 2011

Homemade Foam Soap

Do you like foam soap? I know I do. That's why this bottle is empty. Well, instead of just oging out and buiying another big refill bottle, I wanted to try something different and homemade, because everything is always better homemade. OK, well, maybe not everything.

For Christmas I received a gift card to Bath & Body Works from my mom and came home with this, ( I won't say how many)
Here's what I did:

Put about 3-4 tbsp. soap into the soap dispenser. I'm and eye-baller so I didn't actually measure it out. Next, fill the rest of the bottle with really warm water. Make sure the flow is slow so it doesn't bubble over. Swirl (don't shake) the bottle until it's all mixed.
And that's it. Really that's it. See how nicely it foams!
It's not as fluffy foam as a brand new bottle but it still washes my hands nicely. Another plus: I only used about 1/4 of the soap bottle. So that means, I'll get 4-5 foam soap bottles full from the one regular soap bottle. love it.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bathtub Paints

Have you ever noticed how expensive these are? Goodness. So I started researching a homemade alternative and here's what I came up with. Cutie little boy not included.Here's what you need:

- clear baby bath gel (I got mine at the Dollar Tree)
- corn starch
- food coloring
- small plastic containers

Here's how:

1. For each 1/4 cup of soap, add 1 tbsp. of cornstarch. So in a measuring cup, if you have 1 cup of soap, add 4 tbsp. cornstarch. easy.

2. After it's mixed well, divide it into small containers. You need as many containers as different colors that you want.

3. Add food coloring to each of the containers and mix well!

And there you have it. Time to start painting!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Home Made Simple

I came across this website a few months ago and I really love. It's called

Home Made Simple

It's really great. I especially love their crafts section. They have crafts for all kinds of things and holidays.

Check out their latest Valentine's Day craft. A paint chip wreath. I may have to run to Home Depot and try this one out!

They also have great resources on home organization, recipes, and more.

If you've never heard of it, please visit and enjoy!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Peanut Butter Doggie Treats

Meet MissyGirl. Before our boys were born, she was the only one. And we loved her. We still love her, she just unfortunately gets neglected a lot of the time now. sad.

When my mom was here for Simon's birth, she gave Missy lots of attention. She also bought everything I needed to make Missy some yummy and healthy doggie treats. Note: I'm not overly concerned about Missy's caloric intake because, well, she's a dog. But these are so easy and cheap. Here's the easy recipe (I'm not sure what book my mom got it from): And here's my little helper:
First you pour the dry ingredients
And you mix it with wet ingredientsThen you knead...
... and roll it out. My mom found this doggie bone cookie cutter at AC Moore for about $.79!
Place them on a cookie sheet and into the oven they go! My sweet little guy. He was very helpful. I did need to take over alot though, and towards the end, he lost interest and I had to finish up. But that's okay. He loves to "hep (help) Mami"! This recipe made A TON of treats. They didn't last too long though because kept sneaking some to Missy. He even tried to eat one and spit it right out! yuck!


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