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April 23, 1851


Wednesday April 23d  Julila Mahoney here again to day making

Susans dark plaid print & borage delaine dresses.  I have

been sewing with her but have had many interruptions… 329 more words

19th Century

Homemade laundry liquid

I was reading “Down to Earth – a guide to simple living” by Rhonda Hetzel.  And it reminded me to try the homemade laundry liquid.  The recipe which is in the book, is also freely available on the internet.   253 more words

Sustainable Living

Homemade Laundry Soap

Finally, I got around to making laundry soap! I’ve been meaning to for ages. Literally, like a year or two. Last week my coworker sent me a recipe she used. 572 more words

Just Stuff

Pods for the Dishwasher

Here is the recipe for some homemade dishwasher pellets.  The recipe is from http://www.budget101.com/myo-household-items/homemade-dishwasher-pellets-3916.html  She states this recipe ends up costing her $.02-$.03 per pellet or pod.   617 more words

Money Saving Tips

Slime and Naps

Today I made slime! I love making slime it’s really fun. It’s basically the ‘go-to’ chemical reaction that we do for any outreach programme or just to attract people to chemistry. 260 more words


California Desert Adventure

This week was interesting with a trip to Bakersfield; starting off with a painless flight directly to Los Angeles (actually my first flight ever through this airport), I drove north-east some 200 miles into Death Valley National Park.   591 more words


One down, two to go, batteries not included

I hop up Saturday morning and fix some breakfast and get busy.

The room is dry and the second coat worked so it’s time to start on the baseboards.  1,048 more words

Adventures Of My Old House