Monday, June 25, 2012

The Color Run in Pictures

If The Color Run is going to be in your town, sign up ASAP! It is one of the funnest things you'll do in yo life! You can be as fast as Marion Jones or as slow as a turtle to participate. You can even bring your kiddos. Basically, you go to the race wearing a white shirt and as you go through the checkpoints, they throw colored cornstarch on you.
 Hence, The Color Run. I ran with my funnest friend Morgan.
(Apparentely "funnest" isn't a word but I beg to differ.)

Rolling around in the color.

After the run, they had a mini concert and the DJ said he needed some people to come dance on stage.
This is us waiting in line to own that stage.

This is Morgan getting up from doing the worm in front of 10,000 people.
Stage = Owned

It was really an amazing time! Again if it comes to your city, sign up! You won't be disappointed!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Make Your Own Laundry Soap

Did you know you can make your own laundry soap?
 Well yes! It's true, you can!
The beginning of 2012, I decided to stop using chemicals to clean our home.
Well because there is a lot of icky stuff in our cleaning products that aren't very good for us. For example, did you know that Tide Free & Gentle has cancer causing ingredients in it?! I mean, I'm no genius, but there is nothing "free or gentle" about cancer.
 Please don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that if you don't make this laundry soap, you'll die. I'm just saying this is a great alternative that I hope you'll consider.
 This alternative happens to be a really cheap one too. The ingredients cost about $13.00 and the soap should last 4-6 months, depending on how much you use. Mine lasted 5 months. The original recipe I used, said it lasted her 9 months. But she only used one tablespoon per load and added Oxyclean to the recipe.


-What you need-
1 box of Washing Soda (4 lb)
1 box of Borax (76 oz)
1 box of Baking Soda (4 lb)
1 bar of Fels Naptha
1 (3) gallon tub with a lid
A food processor or a hand grater

*Note: This is the worst part of the whole process. (Unless you use your food processor).
*Warning: You may reconsider at this point.
*Advice: Don't quit. It's totally worth it.

That's all folks! Here's a tip, write down the recipe and tape it to the 3 gallon tub so that the recipe is handy when you run out. This stuff really works great! Also, click the link to  check out the article about Tide Free and Gentle -
 Let me know if you have any questions.