Wednesday, July 31, 2013

DiY Stain Remover... the MEGA version!

So you all saw my post about the DiY Stain Remover for your clothes.. right?? Well unfortunately that recipe is great, if you have a stack of clothes with stains on them.  It only makes enough to use about 3-4 times.  So I tried to double, even triple the original recipe to make it in a spray bottle and it ended up clogging the spray tube.

LUCKILY I had pinned another stain remover recipe.. and it turns out it is using the same stuff that I used but in larger quantities!! SCORE!

DiY Stain Remover (to keep in a bottle)
2 cups Hydrogen Peroxide
1 cup Dawn dish soap (blue is best)
1/2 cup Baking Soda
You'll have to really shake it up good to get the baking soda dissolved..otherwise you will clog up your tube.  And after shaking it up.. I would not put the sprayer back on until you've let it sit for awhile.. the pressure has to go down.
Now you're good to go.  Keep it handy to get stains out of clothes before laundering!!! Especially if you use my DiY Laundry Soap because it doesn't have stain remover in it already like some brands do. :)
Xoxo- Kacy

Thursday, June 6, 2013

DiY Stain Remover that WORKS!

I have been painting signs for our Vacation Bible School coming up in July.  Next time that I tell myself to change out of my favorite jeans and into some grungy shorts to do this, I will actually listen to myself.   The inevitable happened before I even started painted.  I shook up the bottle of black acrylic paint and opened it and SPLAT! Right onto my jeans. 

Luckily I remembered a DIY Stain Remover recipe I had just shared on Facebook.  Fortunately I had all the ingredients.
DiY Stain Remover
4 tablespoons of Hydrogen Peroxide
2 tablespoons of Baking Soda
1 teaspoon of Dawn (the blue kind works best)

I mixed all of this in a bowl (I will make a bigger batch to put in a spray bottle now that I know it works!) and then poured it directly on the stain and used a toothbrush to scrub it.  Then I had the bright idea to get a spray bottle of water and I "rinsed" it and dabbed it and repeated the process a few times.  Then I left it for a little while (I had a load of clothes going in the washer that I had started just before this happened so I had to wait to wash the pants.) and right before I put in washer I did it one last time.  I scraped the bottom of the bowl for the baking soda and put that "paste" on the stain and then put them in the wash.   As soon as the cycle was done I checked and VOILA! Stain gone!! It's as if there was never black acrylic paint on them in the first place!

Good luck! :)

Monday, May 20, 2013

DiY Kitchen Cleaner / Odor Absorber

This is the post I'd like to called a "twofer".. you're getting a two-for-one post. :) I've been intending to write about a certain subject for a couple of weeks now and the other subject was just discovered so I thought I'd throw the two together.

This concoction might look unappetizing, but that is because it is not meant for you to eat.  This is orange peels & vinegar.  Get you some oranges and eat the innards and save the peels in a mason jar.  When somewhat full, fill up with vinegar just enough to cover all the peels and seal the jar and leave it in your kitchen for 2 weeks.  This gives it enough time to really soak up the peels.  Then strain the peels and put the orange-y vinegar in a spray bottle and now you have a great smelling and great cleaning agent for your kitchen counters! I went all over the kitchen cleaning things and not only did it smell good but everything was shining!!!!

Here is my original Pin:

Now to the Odor Absorber..........

I have had this nagging stench in my bathroom for weeks.  I'd clean the tub, the vanity, the toilet a million times and could never get rid of it.  Then I saw on Pinterest about putting BAKING SODA in the toilet bowl and it'll absorb the odor!! So all you do is put 1 CUP of Baking Soda in your toilet bowl and walk away for an hour.  So a good time to do it would be right before you go to clean your bathroom. I did it while I was doing my floors.  Then an hour later just go back and flush and VOILA!!! Odor gone!!! I'm a believer!!!

Keep Baking Soda on hand..... there is so much you can do with it! :) The website that the Pin led me to also has 75 other uses for check it out! Life Hackery

Here is my original Pin:

Happy Pinning!! :)


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

DIY Laundry Soap

I found this post on the How Does She? website! Of course, I tweaked it a bit, but in my opinion it's tried and true because I have passed it along to others who truly enjoy it! :)

DIY Laundry Soap (Dry)

1 (4 lb 12 oz) Box of Borax- Detergent aisle
1 (3 lb 7 oz) Box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda- Detergentaisle
1 (3 lb) Container of OxyClean- Detergent aisle.
2 (14.1 oz) Boxes of Zote - Detergent aisle (if you can't find it already grated you can do it yourself by slicing 2 bars into pieces, microwaving for a minute, then crumbling into tiny bits)
1 (4 lb) Box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda- Cooking aisle (or the 2 lb box if you can't find the 4 lb)
3-2 (55 oz) Bottles of Purex Crystals Fabric Softener-  Detergent aisle (you can use 1 if you want to, but I added 3 for smell!)
5 gallon bucket - Lowe's in the paint aisle
Start by opening all your boxes & containers  (that's easy enough, right?)
Start layering each thing, little dab of each at a time.
Get a big wooden spoon and mix it, or your hands. Whichever works!
After it's good and mixed together, it's ready to use!
All you need to wash clothes now is to add 2 tablespoons to each load! That;s it!  You can either keep your new soap in the 5 gallon bucket (if you bought a lid that is) or you can distribute it into other plastic containers.  I personally used all 3 Purex bottles, the Oxy jug, a gallon milk jug, and something else.  This makes enough to last you a year or more!
Everything costs under $30! For a years worth of laundry detergent! Score!
If you have an easier suggestion/comment, please leave it in the comments!  Happy detergent-making! :)
xoxo - Kacy

New Blog! Pinterest-hog!

Hey all it's Kacy from Pursuit of Life, Liberty & Really Cute Shoes!  I started this blog to not only TALK about all the cool things I try from Pinterest but also to share my recipes/ideas with you guys!
I hope you will enjoy!  My first DIY is coming right after this! :)