Welcome to the Blessed Hearth this evening..
Just a little post for you towards the end of April...
Last week we woke up to a couple of inches of snow twice at least but it would all be gone by noon..
I hope that we are finished with it all.
We were out to the farm the other day just to get some water and drop off some stuff..
Charlie was glad to be back.. smile..
I took a few pics so you can see that the snow is really almost gone..
Still some up in the hills...
But it won't be long and that too will be melted away..
The brook sounds awesome this time of year..
Enjoyed sitting there listening to it while Terry did his thing..
Just dreaming about planting and such..
We hope to have a much bigger garden this year...
Then on Saturday we had a Keepers of the Home meeting..
We woke up to several inches of snow but the roads were bare...
We made some breakfast and a wee devotional about our Homes and thankful that the Lord holds our hands..
We learned to make a few cleaning products..
Cleaning cutting boards with a cut lemon and coarse salt..
Lindsay showed up how to make the All Purpose Orange Household Cleaner..
Her Mom was visiting and shared with us how much she loved using this product at her daughter's and now she is making it.. smile..
So nice to have a few new visitors this time..
Linen Refresher in a Spray Bottle..
Lavender buds and Castile Soap, Essential oils and Vitamin E capsules all came in handy..
Quite a collection of oils ...
Lavender Sugar Scrub..
Here is the recipe..
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of almond or olive oil
1 T. dried lavender buds
15 drops of lavender essential oil..
Vitamin E capsule pierced and squeezed in..
Stir all together and store in a crock or such..
To use just rub some on your hands and rinse well with warm water..
Homemade Laundry Soap...
2 1/2 cups of shredded laundry soap
2 cups Borax
2 cups Arm and Hammer Washing Soda
essential oil of choice and amount (optional)
Shred soap with a grater that you use only for this purpose..
Add the rest of the ingredients into a large bowl or pail and mix well..
1/4 cup per load..
Make Homemade Fabric Softener Recipe Here.
That is all for today, dear hearts..
So glad you dropped by..
I would give a little prayer request for my husband's family as they mourn the loss of a dear girl only 17 years old this past week..
God is faithful and has sent peace to hearts and minds..
Take care and love your families and let them know that they are precious...
Psalms 34: 18
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.