Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I took a part time job that I could work from home with, we thought this would be a great oppurtunity for me and us as a family. We found out it was just way to stressful with two children under the age of 5. So we discussed it and desided this just wasn't working, more importantly it was taking time away my children and I didn't like that at all! So I am back to being a stay at home mom! Yay! It really makes you grateful as a mom to have as much time with your children as you can! We said the extra money would be nice but not worth sacrificing family time with our boys.! We really prayed about this and felt God saying this isn't the route I want you to take.

So anyway, I am back to working on homesteading things around our house again.:) It has been to long. My latest experiment was yestereday using vinegar as a laundry softener. Now if you read other blogs about homemade laundry detergant and using vinegar as a softner you probally had the same reaction. " I don't want my clothes to smell vinegar!". Well I am not a big fan of the clothes feeling "rough" should we say when coming off the line. haha So yesterday I said okay why not lets try it! Of course I only did a load of rags to test , just in case it did stink them up.
So as I anxously waited for the rinse I finally put the 1/2 cup of vinegar in the load. After the laundry was done I took it out and took a sniff. WOW!!!!! It didn't smell at all! Just clean! So now I am a believer and a vinegar user on my laundry! I would recommend you try it! The clothes are softer for sure coming off the line. I am very happy and a bit suprised!

Have you tried anything new that you would like to share? I would love to hear!



  1. I like to use vinegar in my laundry! We don't have a dryer and it really does help to get out odor and soften it. If you're hanging it in the sun anyway, a slight vinegar smell will disappear.

  2. Hi Tancy,

    Wow I am still with a dryer but I hang dry as much as possible. Thank you for your comment!