Friday, November 25, 2011

Deodorant Recipe!

OK and for my next recipe... deodorant! This one is also very simple. And I bought my jar pictured below at CVS for $1 and it came with fruit inside :)

1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup corn starch
2 spoon fulls coconut oil (not heaping)

Mix together, put in jar and let set overnight. The recipe is not exact, mainly because of the coconut oil. It is a low heat oil and here in Florida it turns into liquid just sitting on my shelf! What your mainly looking for is the consistency. It should look like frosting (like the tubs you buy at the store to frost cake).
 Dry ingredients
 Adding in the coconut oil.
 Mashing it all together.
 Finished product looks like this.
 Into the jar.
I use this much per armpit!

Also - I am having a sale on my etsy store through Monday if you wanted to get 10% off use the coupon code GIMMEE

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Homemade Detergent Recipe

I tweeted (@kaytea) a couple of weeks back and had a huge demand (2 people) for my detergent and deodorant recipes. So here is the first recipe of my laundry detergent.

It's very simple:
Equal parts Washing Soda, Borax and Oxiclean

Note- The oxiclean is probably not essential. I use it because I wash our cloth diapers. Also as shown in my pictures below, you only need 3 tablespoons for your biggest loads. I'm not lying, if it can clean poopy diapers, I'm sure it can get your dirty knickers clean. You could also probably add some essential oils like lavender if you wanted scented clothes. I prefer unscented to keep my migraines at bay!

 Jar I bought from Salvation Army.

 It can hold 1 cup of each ingredient.

 I put the top on and shake it up!

I use 3 tablespoons for large loads and 2 for medium.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Protos = Professional Photos

It's catchy, huh? It's going to sweep the nation.

So on Sunday we went to the beach to get some professional photos done. We will be using some for our Christmas card (which will be our first one!) and the others are for friends and family to print up and keep our good looking faces around their homes. Here is a small sampling from the session. You can also see more at Ricky Stern's blog and maybe sneak a peak at his other photos and if your in the Miami area call him up. He was great with Zelda and super easy to work with.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Foam Sword

Jon gave Zelda his foam sword to play with. Which she loved. Then she started biting it and ripped off a piece. She is no longer allowed to play with the foam sword :(

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I made even more stuff!

So I wasn't lying when I said I was busy crafting. I was on FIRE!

There is a little Baby Rakoczy arriving in November and I made him a lounge suit and hat. I figure he'll get lots of use out of it since it's so cold in Chicago! He just needs a mini cigar and glass of whiskey. Babies can have those, right?

Seriously though, this is probably the greatest thing I have ever made.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I made stuff!

I know I haven't blogged in awhile. I got in a blogging funk. But I wasn't in a crafting funk!

I made these oven mitts for my mother-in-laws birthday back in August. I think they came out great and I followed this super easy online tutorial. I just hope Diana uses them :)

The finished product!

A close up of the fabric.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


We took this video about a week ago. It's not her belly laugh, but we think it's pretty cute. We are being funny off to the side and she's laughing at Jon and I. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Zelda's Birthday Day!

Our little baby turned one on the 18th. It's taken me awhile to get around to posting because we have been crazy busy.

We opened presents in the morning since by the time Jon gets home at night Zelda is already sleeping. We got her a rocking dino that plays music, but already gave it to her a couple of weeks ago because it was just too big to hide. So she opened the presents from my parents.

 Above: Shirt I made Zelda
Below: Dress my mom made Zelda

Friday, August 5, 2011

Photo dump from my phone!

The photos I have taken with my phone over the past month or so!

 Helping me with laundry.
 Bath time!
 Reaching the bathroom counter.
 Just hanging.

 View of rainstorm from Zelda's bedroom.
 Pushing around her hamper.
 Covered in yogurt.
 Her most beloved toy. Mr. Carrot
 Watching Yo Gabba Gabba.
 Punk rock baby.
Mr. Carrot goes everywhere.
He is also a great pillow.