This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."
My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.
Todays seem to be one of those staying in touch days, I have talked with two of them this morning as a matter of fact have had long conversations with both. It is so wonderful that our adult children still want to share the goings on in their lives with us.
One of the most gratifying things is to know that even with their busy lives they still want to talk. There are times they just want to say hi, and to tell us they love us, but there are other times when they need encouragement or advice, sometimes asked for other times freely given. lol And there are times all they want is a listening ear, with a mother's heart.
No matter what I am doing, when I see them calling I always stop and give them my undivided attention. I am also thankful that when I call my heavenly Father, He always stops and puts His listening ear to my voice.
However most of the time they are either driving,(which we don't approve), eating, or on the run. Must be this generation of ultra multi-tasking. lol
For today I am a mother who is blessed beyond measure.
Hope you day is filled with many blessings,
First things first, I owe all of you, my friends an apology for not letting you know I was taking a break. Actually it was not an intended break, we have been so busy here on the farm, and at church. Every day I would take pictures and make all of these plans to put a post on my blog, but when evening came I was just to tired to blog.
We, dh and I, have also been busy helping our church move into its new home. We have been busy painting and cleaning and enjoying wonderful fellowship with fellow believers, as well as keeping home fires burning. We finally finished and had our first service in the church Sunday. What a wonderful day!! I am so thankful for God's faithfulness!!!.
My boss has given me the day off to blog, and work on my site. ha! ha!
You will need 1 box Borax,
1- 4 lb. box washing soda,
1 - large box baking soda,
3 bars of Fels-Naptha soap bars, or other soap bars such as Zote or Ivory.
( optional) scented oils, I haven't used scented oils as I like the fresh scent this provides.
Many bloggers use this homemade detergent, but I first found mine at this wonderful site. http://ladyfarmerparables.blogspot.com/. Please stop by and visit her blogs, she offers so many wonderful tips.
Have you ever made your own detergent? If you have and think it is a better recipe please feel free to share. I am always looking for new recipes that are economical, and helpful.
Hope you enjoy this recipe.