Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Homemade Laundry Detergent: How To

1/3 of a Bar of:

1/2 cup of:

1/2 cup of:

A 2 gallon bucket

1. Grate the soap.

2. Put it into
a saucepan.

3. Add 6 cups
of water.

4. Heat until soap

5. Add washing soda
and Borax,
stirring until

Remove from heat.

6. Pour 4 cups hot water
into the bucket.

7. Add soap mixture
and stir.

8. Add 1 gallon
+ 6 cups of

9. Let sit 24 hours
to gel.

Use 1/4cup - 2cups
per load.

Works great as a pre-treater, too.

You may wish to make
dry laundry detergent,
which is simple:

2 cups finely grated soap
(Use a food processer)
1 cup Borax
1 cup washing soda

Mix and store in
a sealed container.

Use from 1-2 Tablespoons
for an average load,
up to 1/2 cup for an extra-large load.

Sister's Day

Is solace anywhere more comforting
 than in the arms of a sister.  ~Alice Walker

Dec 1972

Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood.  ~Louisa May Alcott

Oct 1973

Halloween 1985

Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.  ~Vietnamese Proverb

Jan 1973

Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow.  ~Benjamin Disraeli

Christmas 1972
Me & my sister
My grandma (left) & her sister

Sister to sister we will always be,
A couple of nuts off the family tree.
~Author Unknown


Sisters may share the same mother and father
 but appear to come from different families.
  ~Author Unknown

Aug 1973


I always like to win. But I'm the big sister.
I want to make sure she has everything,
even if I don't have anything.
It's hard. I love her too much. That's what counts.
Venus Williams

Sept 1974

More than Santa Claus,
your sister knows when you've been bad and good.

My sister 5 mo. &  I'm 16 mo

Never let an angry sister comb your hair.

How do people make it through life without a sister?

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost .

"Two Sisters"  1901
William Adolphe Bouguereau

Kelly Johnson
 A sister is both your mirror and your opposite.

Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.

"Tale of Two Sisters"  2008
Kimberly French

"The Sisters"  1885
Mary Cassatt




by Carolee Clark


Oct 1972

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As long as I'm on this journey, rambling through life's exhilarating highs and trudging heavily amongst it's incapacitating lows, I might as well share whatever may be gleaned from my little bits of wisdom and my many missteps. No room for judgment from this broken mama. I'm writing from my heart: raw, open, messy, but saved. And I'm still thanking God!