Friday, July 5, 2013

Random Five Friday


Built shortly after 1816, this photo is just one of many Federal style houses that grace the area known as, Smalltownland.  

If you follow me on Pinterest, then you should check out the recipe for Reece's Peanut Butter Bars on my recipe board.  My, oh my, oh my......

I finally took the plunge and made the homemade laundry detergent using Dawn.  Recipe here, if you are interested.  Yes, I like it and it does clean farm and football clothes.  And, yes it works just fine in my front loader washing machine. I do prefer using it in the concentrated form, though 

One day I will miss my kids yelling, "SHOTGUN!", as they run out to the family suburban.  Sometimes they even try and scuffle it out right there in the front seat, all while laughing and wacking each other.  That's real love right there, I tell ya.  

Next year it is straw bale gardening all the way.  No more of this dirt/weed business.  Yuck.

Linking up with Nancy at Rural Journal.  



28 comments:

  1. i am going to check out your dawn recipe ... i have never made soup by myself - but have heard of many others who have done so.

    happy weekend. ( :

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  2. I keep saying I am going to try gardening with hay bales, but haven't done it yet. Anything to keep off my knees and to not have to pull weeds! Hope you and the fam had a fabulous 4th!

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  3. I am going to try the detergent as well...thanks for the reminder. :-) Have a great weekend!

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  4. I love Federal style architecture. To me it is just beautiful! And I checked the recipe on Pinterest: wow! I think I need to prepare myself mentally not to eat it all by myself!

    Marie Angelique

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  5. Lovely colors and shadows in this image. Nice!

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  6. Oh I checked out the soap recipe very interesting I think I may give it a try. Peanut Butter cups yummy. What no shotgun....it will return soon:) Starw bale garden yes indeed:) B

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  7. glad the straw bales are still working for you! was telling my sis about your gardening method this week. :) the shotgun made me smile. :)

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  8. Love the picture of the building. They really made some good ones 'back then', didnt they? Enjoy the weekend.

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  9. It must be Friday! I feel like I've lost a whole week. As always I love what you do with Nancy's Fridays.

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  10. I'll have to check out that detergent recipe. I tried one in the past and wasn't too happy with it, but this one sounds pretty good.

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  11. oh yeah...you will miss the SHOTGUN battle for sure...great photo...

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  12. Me too, love peanut butter.......beautiful picture of the house, Blessings Francine.

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  13. A lovely photo. Enjoyed your random five!!

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  14. Don't you hope that when they are 87 and 84, they will still race to the car and yell "Shotgun!"?

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  15. I just graduated to tossing the laundry detergent gel packet in the front-loader. Laundry is endless at my house too.

    Have a great weekend.

    Velva

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  16. Thanks for posting the recipe....I can't wait to try this....

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  17. Detergent Recipe, wow, perhaps should try !

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  18. Great post. You had me at Peanut Butter bars!

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  19. Hmm , have to try a few straw bales next year.

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  20. Oh, you brought back some memories here - I almost forgot about 'Shotgun'. A universal phenomenon when you have more than one child! I'm going to have to check out the Reece's bars. I think I have a craving....Thanks for sharing! xo

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  21. Gee... shotgun gives me gray hair. ;-)

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  22. Ohhhhhh.. I wanted to see the whole house! Your kids sound awfully sweet. We had a great 4th.. pop on over and see! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  23. I just started following you. Can't wait to try those bars!!

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  24. love the red!
    shotgun - wow memoreis! we don't have that issue yet, in Germany you aren't allowed in the front seat until you are 13. Because my oldest 2 are such light weights I've kept that rule. So for one more year at least there is only one person who gets the front...

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  25. I have been wanting to try a homemade recipe, but was afraid because of it being a front loader. Maybe I'll try yours.

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  26. On an off topic note... how are the bees doing?

    Dann in Ohio

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