Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Leavin', on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again....

Ok, so no jet plane and I do know when I'll be back again LOL. I'm taking off for Prince Edward island tonight! Kyle and I are going for the weekend Bible conference there, but we have a couple of extra days so we can visit friends and sight see a small bit. Just to walk on the beach and breathe that salty fishy air mmmmmmm I can't wait! I hope I can meet up with some old friends while I am there. I know I'll see tons of people at teh conference that I haven't seen in years! It will be so nice to hear the ministry and have fellowship with the other believers there.
Yes, indeedy I am excited!!! Hopefullty when I get back I'll have lots of pictures to post and stories to tell :) I'll be crossing the confederation bridge for the first time, exciting (LOL @ being excited to cross a bridge)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Ryan's story

I'm not going to type it out on here, since it's three pages of looseleaf, I'll just put my favorite part.

The story involves stolen cars, invisibility curses, and lots of action. Here's the ending:

"So he found a girl who had been given the curse and did not run away. He married her and both of their curses were broken. I would like to say they lived happily ever after, but they didn't. (they had children)"

I think that's pretty funny!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My No-poo stuff. in case you wondered.

Here's my little hair washing routine and sort of recipe. This works for me, but no guarantee it'll work for anyone else. or on blonde hair, because the tea is for brunettes.

Ok, I didn't really measure, but here's approximation

I did 2 teabags (red rose black tea)in 1 L boiling water. Then, for the spices part, I did about 1 tsp of rosemary, sage and cinnamon in a medium pot of water, boiled it like crazy and strained it lots through cheesecloth until no sediment was left, and added the spicey water to the tea (take the tea bags out haha).I guess you could do whatever spice smell you like. I read somewhere that sage and rosemary are good for your hair, and I like cinnamon smell. I added honey, maybe a tbsp or two. I'm not sure of the amount, I just squeezed it in from the container LOL same thing with the lemon juice, just poured it in.
as for the baking soda part, I know all the ones online say one tsp in a cup of water, but I didn't feel like that worked for me, so I do about two tbsp, and enough water for a gooey paste, which I plaster on where my hair gets oily. (over my ears, in case anyone was wondering)I work it all over my scalp and the rinse it with vinegar and water. I've been using red wine vingegar since I don't have any apple cider vinegar and I figure regular white vinegar would sting like crazy! After I work the vinegar in and rinse the Bkg soda and RWvinegar out, I use my "shampoo", just like regular shampoo. It doesn't lather of course, but just doing that action makes me feel like I'm actually cleaning my hair haha.
Hope this helps!

I've stopped shampooing my hair

Yes, it's true. After making my own laundry soap, I wanted to see what else I could do that would help remove chemicals and expense from my family's everyday lives. I read online alot about "no-poo", which basically means you don't use shampoo, but baking soda, vinegar, tea, coffe, or something else to clean your hair. I brewed up a concoction of rosemary, cinnamon, sage, honey, lemon, and tea, which I use as a rinse after the baking soda. It works quite well, and I have noticed a huge difference in my hair, as well as G's! G's hair used to be dry and sort of fuzzy, but it's much silkier and managable now. Mine is well, just, nicer. It's not as dry, and I've noticed that my rampaging split ends have calmed down. I don't want a hair cut, so I am glad of that!
What's next? living in a tree house, wearing a colourful long dress? hahahaha!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The boys are happy

We went to an auction sale last night. We try to go to them, when we can, because you can get awesome deals on things you probably would not shell out money for otherwise. Like the hot wheels gear we snagged for our three sons last night. Anyone who has ever bought hot Wheels cars, toys, or whatever knows that they are a bit pricey sometimes. Ok, so 1.35 for a dinkie might mot SEEM like alot to some, but when you x it by three, or compare it to other brands that sell for .99, they are expensive.
We ended up with a fireball, two car shaped storage cases, a steering wheel shaped case, and two box- type cases, as well as a storage bin shaped like a hot wheel car. Complete with a few hundred dinkies in very good shape~ all for the bargain price of 7$.
Needless to say, we had a hard time getting the boys to bed last night, and out the door to school today!

On another note, just a week and a day until my trip to PEI~ I am so excited!