Category: Life

Christmas Travels

Gregg,  Kaylee,  and I are caravanning two cars down to Florida.  Traffic is mad and the weather is weird, so if you’re traveling this weekend ….

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reCap Caps

I got a *TON* of inquiries about the lid on my mason jar in my Powdered Laundry Detergent post. This is just one of those super simple, completely clever inventions that I wish I’d come up with myself.

They’re called Recap lids. This is NOT a paid or otherwise advertisement for Recap. I’m sure that they don’t have a clue who Hallee the Homemaker is, and that link is not an affiliate link. This is just a “I found this really cool thing and I want to tell you about it” post.

They come in two sizes – regular or wide mouth – and they fit on top of your mason jar.

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Powdered Laundry Detergent

One of the most popular posts on this blog is my Homemade Laundry Detergent. It is so popular because you can wash laundry for the cost of about $1.06 per 64 loads of laundry.

Well, you have to make that soap ahead of time and let it gel up overnight. Which is cool when you’re paying attention. Not so cool when you lose track of how little soap is in the bottom of the container.

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30 Days of Thankfulness Day 28

I *LOVE* having a time of year where everyone focuses on the things for which they’re thankful. I love feasts and family and gathering and traditions. I love that until just the last couple of years, Thanksgiving was just Thanksgiving and nothing commercial or corporate. I love that there are people who seek out ways to serve today, at soup kitchens and missions around the country. I love that the roads were full of travelers yesterday heading to homes and families.

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30 Days of Thankfulness Day 25

I now live in Kentucky. Kentucky has the most picture-perfect four seasons for which you can hope. Leaves turn brilliant colors in autumn and fall from the trees as the weather cools and nights become crisp; winter snow and ice cover the landscape during the winter months and the temperatures are take-your-breath-away cold; daffodils and tulips break through the frozen ground, fruit trees bloom in a beautiful array, and days begin to warm in the spring; fireflies light up the evening skies, everything is green, fruit trees bring forth their abundance, and the days are oh-my-goodness-hot in the summer.

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30 Days of Thankfulness Day 24

On the heels of Day 23 and of being thankful for blogging as Hallee the Homemaker for the last four years, doing so, living my life so openly before the world has made me a target. I deal with a string of emails, comments that never get published, Facebook or Twitter messages, and even blog posts that ridicule my ideas, tear down my faith, or outright insult and threaten me. Gregg, in his creation ministry, has especially been a target.

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30 Days of Thankfulness Day 23

I started this blog on a whim. I woke up one morning having no idea what a homemaking blog even was, and went to bed that night having written my first post. It has been an incredible 4-year journey. Through this blog I’ve learned, I’ve opened up, I’ve searched inside of myself, and I’ve made many friends. More so, I’ve grown closer daily to God by having a ministry so focused on Him that when I sit down at my computer, He is sitting right next to me.

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