homemade suds

I am loving summery breakfast bowls.  This one was spectacular.

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These eggs were insanely delicious.  I’m obsessed with the farm fresh and I cooked 6 at once, for 3 of us eating them.  They came out super fluffy, thick and full of flavor.  Love.

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Want clean clothes, the natural way, without paying an arm + a leg??

It’s so easy you won’t believe it.

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I saw this idea on HEAB’s blog a week or so ago, and thought it was genius.  I am so very excited about it.

DIY Laundry Detergent

  • 1c baking soda
  • 1c super washing soda
  • 1c borax
  • 1.5 bars of dr. bronners pure-castile soap
  1. Grate the soap boars with a cheese grater or similar, so it’s all in big flakes.
  2. Mix with the other ingredients.
  3. Use 2T per load of laundry

This makes about 4-5c, which equals 32 – 40 loads of laundry.

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Yes, I used the cheese grater.  The soap cleaned it really well :)

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Why is this DIY detergent so awesome?

  1. Easy on your clothing. 
  2. No harsh chemicals, non-toxic.
  3. Environmentally friendly. 
  4. Easy on your washing machine + pipes.
  5. Cheap.

Borax = $3.99 [Target]

Washing Soda = $3.99 [Ace Hardwear]

Baking Soda = $1.99 [Target]

Castile Soap = varies bt/n $2-5 [Trader Joes has this soap for $2 – At Whole Foods it’s $4.50 – At Vitacost.com it’s $2.50]

While it might seem a little pricey initially, you can use the Borax, Washing Soda, and Baking Soda numerous times.  The boxes are quite large.  You can probably get about 8 batches from the borax + washing soda. 

This is approximate, but if you calculate it out, 1 batch costs ~$6 – 7 [depends on where you get the castile soap]

= ~.20/load

I find it really gratifying to make things like this myself. 

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Here are a few photos from our night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.  It was a gorgeous night and we had so much fun! 

Dinosaur Ridge Mountain…see it?

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These photos do not do Red Rocks justice.  It was stunning.  Like nothing I’ve ever seen before!

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A lot of you left comments questioning the climbing without ropes and helmets.  We were bouldering, which is very different from rope/sport climbing.  Bouldering is kind of just as it sounds.  You climb on boulders, usually around 10-15’ high.  We use very thick, heavy duty mats, called crash pads in case someone falls.  Also, whenever anyone climbs you have at least one spotter.  If you’re not safe about it, with spotters + crash pads, it can definitely be dangerous.  However, we are very careful and do not attempt anything above our skill level.  Just wanted to clear that up!  :)

Off to bed!