Hello sweet ladies,
Thank you to all the ladies for signing up to the last Building Our Homes Together with Jesus. I so appreciate each and everyone of you that do so. I am learning so much from you all. Here we are on our 7th!!!!!!! Each week you link and we are being encouraged to think of many things we can change in our lives for the better. Better Mommas, wives, helpmates, friends, studiers of the Word, retainers, keeping our HOMES better organized.........thanks to you! Totally LOVE IT!
Amy is at it again over at Homestead Revival, it is always so much fun over at her blog. She did a fun post on clotheslines. Her new clothesline is gorgeous. Her honey has quite a way with lumber. Love how he dotes on that girl! Sweet indeed! Please go over and see what I mean. Tell her hi for me!
I went outside to take a pic of my clothesline. It is NOT FANCY, but I love it. It is in the woods.......well I call it the woods. Others may not. My mother in love (Jo) had her clothesline up in the same place......between the 70 year old elm trees. They planted the trees when they first moved here on the farm. She had two clothes lines, we have three. It's so special for me to think of two woman who loved this farm and have hung clothes on the same lines. My honey put new cotton rope lines up, just as she had. I spend a lot of time looking at the sky praising the Lord when I hang our clothes. It is a habit! Do you find yourself doing the same?
I love having the freedom to go out and hang my laundry every day I want to on the line. Would you have ever thought you would say FREEDOM to hang your laundry? Sad that so many can't! I like hanging each and every piece up (represents each of my family), always hear the birds singing and just makes me feel close to my Father. I spend a lot of time praying.......it is such a sweet time. I love to fold my families clothes too and put them away. My girls are such a big help also. They don't seem to mind. The best part is the way they smell when you take them off the line.
I have noticed a lot of different homemade laundry detergents that you can make up yourself on blogs. I have not done so yet, but the last time we bought store bought detergent......... it was getting so expensive. I plan on making it the next time around. I am going to use my friend Mary Jane at The Beehive Cottage recipe on her blog. I have seen this same recipe on other blogs, but her's looks beautiful! I am going to use pink Zote in mine instead of yellow. Here is her blog site with the Recipe.
I just found the website called Tipnut the other day. I had heard about it a few years ago, but had never gone to see it. I like, a lot! It is full of wonderful things to make and do. When I was researching for this post I found some really neat things to make for laundering your clothes. Here are a few.
I found this Home Scented Fabric Softener
I am so excited to go and pick my own mint from my garden!
Soap Jelly Recipe, Laundry Stain Remover
Here is another tip sheet I found very helpful for stain treatment.
I hope you enjoy looking at all these money saving ideas to help in keeping your laundry expenses down. I am looking forward to seeing how it works for our family. One thing I am learning in Building Our Homes Together with Jesus is all the resources that are available to help us save. Being wise stewards of the money the Lord gives each of us is so important. After I compare prices I will let you know. If you have any tips please leave in my comments.
May we be woman in "Whatever you (we) do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men..... Colossians 3:23
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