Thursday, December 22, 2011

Homemade Meyers Soap

Lemon verbena liquid soap in the making....
My favorite!
And will also be Christmas gifts!
Start with a grater of choice
8oz. bar of your favorite Meyers soap (I used Lemon Verbena)
2 tablespoons of liquid glycerin
a gallon of water

Add the grated soap and the liquid glycerin and allow to come to a boil.
(I do suggest boiling the water first as this will help with 'shelf life', then just add the soap and glycerin)
Next, let the soap dissolve, stirring occasionally.  It will look like soapy water.

Remove from heat and let sit at least 12 hours (I let mine sit overnight). If the soap is harder than true liquid soap, use your beaters to mix up. I added a little bit of water to mine to get the right consistency. You'll have to add a little at a time if you use this step.

I reused other soap containers (how great is this!?) to give as gifts and put the rest in a clean and recycled (another great part!) milk jug.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

wine bottle remake...

Can anyone guess what these will be??
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Homemade Creamy Basil Ravioli

Just for the Hubs.....yum..
It is turning cooler here and this is pure comfort food....
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Friday, March 11, 2011

Time to share a new blog...of mine

For a while now I've wanted to start another blog.
A blog just for refabs, thrifting, and projects. 
It's finally ready, but by no means 100% complete as far as design.  But, without further ado, I introduce you to Shrimps and G.R.I.T.S. !

I may be a tad slow to start but do plan on adding some completed projects and new projects as well as some giveaways periodically.  Stay tuned (and be patient with the layout and design).
Thanks to all who follow!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Wash the washer?

Ok,  who else washes their washer?

Is it only me who is obsessed with laundry?

I admit I do love it.  And i jusy washed mine with Mrs.Myers Lemon Verbena spray (also a new addiction of mine).

My Shrimps

Here are the shrimps for this G.R.I.T.S

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

wow....MIA to say the least.....

I just recently got back into checking my blog roll, and decided to check my own.  I can't believe I've been MIA for almost 4 months.  Even the last post was weak to say the least.   Once again, I'm going to try to do better. 
I have several 'new' projects I've done and a few remodeled rooms I need to share.  Oh, and to my defense, one of the main reasons I was MIA was our kitchen was remodeled.  Completely.  As in gutted.  For THREE months and my internet activity was limited during that time. 
More to come on the new kitchen.
And I have a new laundry room.
And a new guest bathroom.
Oh, and let's not forget the 'new' Shack out back.........
I have alot of catching up to do it seems.
Stay tuned.

Until then, here is a pic of the snow we got a few weeks ago.  And I'm posting about snow b/c we rarely get it here in S.C.!

Bye, until next time....The Andersons....