Monday, February 1, 2016

My New Favorite Glasses {Firmoo Review}

Hey y'all!  I got some cool new glasses I wanted to show you! I'm pretty excited about this new pair I ordered from Firmoo the other day. 

    This is the third pair of glasses I have ordered from Firmoo and I have been so pleased with this company and the quality of the eyeglasses they sell. 
    Firmoo offers high quality prescription (or non-prescription) eyeglasses starting at around $8 a pair. It is very easy to find a pair that will look great on your face by virtually trying on as many pairs as you need to. You upload a photo of yourself to their website. You just have to have been to the eye dr recently and have an up to date prescription.
  This is my favorite pair yet! I love the size of the frames! What do you think?

(All opinions are my own)

Monday, January 25, 2016

Easy Homemade {Powdered} Laundry Detergent

   Happy Monday, y'all! I don't know about you guys, but this new year has me wanting to clean out closets and save money! With all of this purging, I have been doing a ton of laundry!
  Today I am sharing with you this super easy recipe for homemade laundry detergent. It takes less than 10 minutes to make it and it works SO well! For the price of one container of store-bought detergent, you can make several batches of homemade!

Here's what you need:
1 cup Borax (about $4)
1 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda ($3)
1 bar of soap- ($1) I used Fels-Naptha, which is made for laundry stains, but you cause any regular bar of soap (Dove, Ivory, etc.)

Grate your bar of soap. Any grater will do, I just grabbed the first one I happened to come across, which was this box grater.

Then add the Borax and Washing soda. 

Stir it all together for about 5 minutes or until is has the consistency shown in the photo below...

 There you have it! Enough laundry soap to do 64 loads! I put mine in this pretty vintage canister. I caught my mother adding this to her yard sale items a little while back! I just love it and can't believe she was going to get rid of it! 

  Just use 1 tablespoon per load, 2 for a heavily soiled load. I have been using it for several days now and LOVE it! I was afraid it would be harsh for sensitive skin, but it is perfect! I am going to make another batch soon, so that my canister will be full. I may even add some essential oils! Have you ever tried making your own laundry detergent? If not, I hope you will now! Lord knows I have lots of other things I would rather spend all the money I will be saving on! Have a wonderful day! 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

10 Sweet Quick Bread Recipes for Fall ~ My Favorites!

   Hi lovelies! I can't believe its almost fall! The cooler evenings here in Alabama have me longing for fall treats! One of my faves to make in the fall is sweet bread! I love to make a big ole batch of 2 or 3 loaves and freeze some for later and wrap ribbon around a loaf to take to a friend! I have searched the web and come up with 10 of my favorite simple recipes from some pretty amazing blogs!
Apple Fritter Bread - Soft, fluffy bread that's stuffed AND topped with apples, cinnamon, and sugar!! Like apple fritters in bread form!! Best apple bread EVER!

Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread |

This Blueberry Muffin Bread is a favourite Recipe.  This blueberry loaf is wonderful after dinner with some coffee but equally good for breakfast.
Lemon Poppy Seed Bread | Cooking Classy
Chocolate buttermilk bread from A cross between quick bread and cake, with a tangy buttermilk taste and slightly chocolate-y and sweet
Easy Cinnamon Raisin Bread #CinnamonRaisinBread #BreadMachineRecipes #Temp-TationsByTara
The Best Lemon Loaf (Better-Than-Starbucks Copycat) - Took years but I finally recreated it! Easy, no mixer, no cake mix, dangerously good!!
This Peach Crumble Bread is loaded with diced peaches and topped with a brown sugar cinnamon crumble.  A slice of this bread is the perfect way to start a warm summer morning! #WalmartProduce
 Pumpkin and Banana bread are my favorites! What is YOUR favorite kind of sweet bread? Feel free to leave the link of your favorite recipe in the comments!
Have a fantastic day! :)

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Happy Sunday! :)

   Hi lovelies! I haven't shared a Happy Sunday post in way too long! I've heard this song so many times this past week and it really encourages me and speaks to my heart, so I wanted to share with you all! It is just so uplifting and a wonderful reminder of God's love for us!

I don't need my name in lights
I'm famous in my Father's eyes.
Make no mistake,
He knows my name
...I'm not living for applause.
I'm already so adored.
It's all His stage, He knows my name

Happy Sunday, sweet friends! Hope y'all have an amazing week!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Falling in Love... with Pumpkin Bread!

   Happy September, friends! The weather here has started getting cool in the evenings and I absolutely love it! I have had my pumpkin candle burning all week and I am about to get started with my fall decorating. My first step, as always, is going to be  buying some mums for the front porch. Eeek! I can hardly wait! :)
I have been wanting pumpkin bread for a while and with the gorgeous autumn weather this week, I couldn't resist! What says fall more than pumpkin bread?! Here is my easy recipe! :) 

First Mix:
4 egg yolks
2/3 cup water
1 cup cooking oil
1 can pumpkin (15 oz)

Then Add:
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. nutmeg
3 1/2 cups self-rising flour 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix egg yolks, water, oil, and pumpkin puree. I used a whisk.

Add sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and flour and mix well. I just used a large spoon.

After mixing everything well (try to get most of the lumps out, but a few are ok), pour into three medium loaf pans (about 3/4 full) that have been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. You can also make 2 loaf pans and 6 muffins. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Don't overcook. Wrap in saran wrap while warm. Enjoy! :) 

*If you decide to share, these make wonderful gifts! I like to make a batch every year using the mini loaf pans. I just wrap each one in saran wrap and tie a ribbon around it. :)