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Homemade DIY Laundry Booster

I mentioned making homemade laundry booster a few posts back and promised to share the recipe if anyone was interested. Quite a few people were intrigued, so here we are! This DIY homemade booster is simple to put together and smells great.

Borax, arm & hammer washing soda, and felts naptha soap

The ingredients are Borax Detergent Booster, Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda, and Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar & Stain Remover. They’re all very inexpensive and can even be purchased together as a kit on Amazon!

Homemade laundry booster made from borax, washing soda, and fels naptha soap

Homemade DIY Laundry Booster

Ingredients
2 Cups Borax Detergent Booster
2 Cups Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
2 Bars Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar & Stair Remover

Directions
1. In a large bowl or bucket, finely grate the Fels-Naptha bars with a hand grater.
2. Add the Borax and Arm & Hammer and stir to combine all ingredients.
3. To use, add 1/4 cup of the booster to your empty washing machine before adding clothes. Add your detergent, fabric softener, and clothes and wash as you normally would. For smaller loads, use three tablespoons of the booster.

Snack mix and biscuit recipe

Have I ever mentioned that my little sister is a picky eater? At this point in her life she eats a few basic foods: hot dogs, Ramen noodles, pizza, salad, fried chicken, candy, mashed potatoes, and peas.

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I used to eat in a similar way when I was her age, so maybe by the time she’s my age she’ll be into salmon, corn bread, and massive amounts of peanut butter ;D.

My mom has a tough time packing snacks for Hannah’s lunch, so I collaborated with Hannah to come up with the ultimate “recipe” for a snack mix.

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Hannah’s Crunchy Snack Mix
Ingredients:
2 cups Honey Nut Cheerios
2 cups Goldfish
2 cups pretzels
1 cup almonds
1 cup M&M’s

Directions:
Combine all of the ingredients in a large plastic container and mix will. Enjoy!

I was recently flipping through my grandma’s old personal recipe book and found her recipe for baking powder biscuits. I made these back in January, and I’m finally sharing the recipe.

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Grandma’s Baking Powder Biscuits
Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
pinch of salt
5 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons melted butter

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
2. In a bowl, mix the flower, baking powder, salt. Add the shortening, and mix with a fork or pastry cutter until the mix is crumbly. Add the milk, a little bit at a time and mix until it forms a ball.
3. Roll the dough on a floured surface to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into desired size and brush with butter. Place biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
4. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned and enjoy!

Are you or were you ever a picky eater? (I used to hate seafood. Now it’s my favorite!)