Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Three Jars and a Baby Story.

I am giving away jars of homemade detergent to a few wonderful ladies who commented on last week's giveaway, but I actually have three more jars of detergent ready to go! If you'd like a jar just comment below and I'll get one to ya!

I tied the recipe to each jar so you'll have it!

I also wanted to share just a little bit of my day yesterday. It was my first day of school, and I'm in my first 500 level course of my college career. In case you're not familiar with that a 500 level course is as hard as they get, folks. My professor even said that his class is considered as hard as some graduate level classes. Needless to say I was nervous and when I got home from class my head was still spinning with all the information I'd absorbed from just the first meeting alone. When I got home it was after 5pm, and I needed to start dinner, do some laundry, and get John a bath. I was rushing around trying to put things away and clean, and John was playing by himself like a big boy in his room. Then, this happened:

In the midst of all of my busy-ness, John carefully unfolded the clean dish towels that I had just finished folding and laid them on the (somewhat) dirty kitchen floor. This picture doesn't show them all, there were about 20 clean towels now dirty again spread out all over the floor. I turned around, ready to scold him and have him put them all in the dirty clothes pile to be washed again; but then I stopped. Here was this creative, inventive little man finding joy in something so simple. And there I was; rushing around trying to keep working and stressing myself out over what? Nothing. Nothing should be more important at the end of my day than spending time with This Guy.

What I learned my first day back at college: Don't stress out, don't take myself too seriously, and don't get too busy to spend time with my little dude.

To all my fellow Mommy's out there in school, I encourage you to do the same, and I'll be praying for you this semester!

Have a good wednesday, friends!


  1. I love your pretty tablecloth. I'm thinking about trying to use a tablecloth on my table, but I'm afraid I would be constantly washing it with my three little ones spilling on it! I also have on my "to-do" list to make my own detergent. I've been wanting to do it for a while, but you reminded me!

  2. I love using a tablecloth, but mostly because I have a glass top table and I don't want it to get chipped or broken. If you're going to use a tablecloth you should try a patterned one first so it will disguise spills easier :) Do you want a jar of the detergent? I can bring some by your house if you'd like to try it!

  3. Good luck this semester lovely! I know it's going to be hard but we will keep each other motivated. See you soon. I miss you!!!

  4. I'd love to try it, but if you have others that are wanting it, by all means give it to them. I've even been toting my shopping list for the detergent around in my car, but never actually pick up the stuff I need. Where do you get your washing soda? I've heard Ace hardware has it. True?

  5. Thanks Em. I'll definitely be here for you this semester if you need me!

    Beth, I got Arm and Hammer brand Washing Soda from Wal-Mart! But yes I've seen it at Elias Ace Hardware on Kingshighway.

  6. Ok, good. The last time I looked for it, Wal-Mart didn't have it. I'll check it out when I go grocery shopping Friday! Good luck in your classes!