My WAHM Adventure

Hello, In April 2010 I decided to start my own home-based business making handmade hats for small children. Two years, two Etsy shops and 400 sales later, I am feeling awesome! What started as a small idea has turned out to be more successful that I ever expected. Surprisingly, the satisfaction I get in making something I love, has been the true "success" of this whole adventure.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Happy Earth Day 2012

I thought I would take this opportunity to share some of the great DIY "green" recipes that I love!
Basic Laundry Detergent:
1 bar Sunlight soap
1 cup borax
1 cup washing soda
Mix all together in a container. Use 1 tbsp per normal load. The more finely grated the Sunlight soap bar, the colder the water you can use. I used this recipe for a couple of years until we replaced our old washer with a HE-washer. Apparently I can use this same detergent (as they claim it is low-sudsing) but I haven't tested it with my new washer yet :)
Basic Hair Shampoo:
1/4 cup Castile Soap
1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp oil (suggested: jojoba, avocado)
Mix together in a bottle, shake before each use. FYI - you only need to use a small amount.
Window Cleaner:
Club Soda
Spray and wipe just like Windex.
~ Two NEW Recipes I will try this year ~
Dishwasher Soap:
1 part borax
1 part washing soda
Mix in a container and use in place of commercial detergent. If you live in a hard-water area, you may have to adjust the proportions to avoid formation of soap film on the dishes - try adding a bit more soda if there is a film residue.
1/2 cup water
2 tsp baking soda
2 drop tea tree oil (food grade)
2 drops peppermint oil (food grade)
Mix together in a container. Shake before using.
Feel free to share your "green" recipes!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

This month's sale item will not be one single item but my entire Newsboy Hat line!

For the month of April, $6 off! While quantities last.