Sunday, March 22, 2015

I chopped my hair again!

It's been over 4 years already since I last grew out my hair to donate. In 2011, I donated 8 inches to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. This time around, I'm donating 10 inches to Locks of Love! This was the longest I've ever had my hair! I learned from my previous donation to not try to cut my hair myself....

The lady at the salon asked me if I had intended on donating my hair from the start. I told her I guessed I had that idea in my head, but actually, after it gets to a certain length, I think, "Might as well keep going and donate it."

My five year old was kind of shocked when she saw me with short hair. She said later that evening, "I've warmed up to your hair and it's cute." I'm glad to have her approval. My two year old boy didn't seem to notice.

This is definitely a commitment to grow out my hair so long! It is very thick and takes forever to style/dry. I'm not sure if I will have the patience to donate it again, but who knows... maybe it'll get long enough to where I decide to just keep going again. :)

Plus, as a cancer survivor who thankfully didn't need chemotherapy, it is the least I can do.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

My morning cup

"For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ." Galatians 1:10

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Homemade Playdough (no cook, no cream of tartar) with Thieves

My kids love to play with play dough! It seriously keeps them occupied for hours.

They asked me if they could play with their play dough the other day, but after getting out their play dough toys, I realized that their supply of store bought play dough was not holding up very well after several uses.

Since they already had their hopes set, I decided to try my hand at making some. I'm all about easy, so I googled, "easy homemade play dough" and voila... I found this no cook, no cream of tartar recipe tutorial on YouTube! 

The kids helped me make the first batch and it turned out a little too dry. I ended up making a second batch with a little less flour than the recipe suggests and it was much more pliable. 

You can also save the play dough for future use by putting it in plastic baggies and storing in your refrigerator. 

PLUS I added a drop of thieves to each color of play dough, to make it fun and immunity boosting!

February Update on my Big Crazy Fru-Gal Resolution for 2015!

A brand new dress for my daughter that I got for free!

A little late in coming, here is my February update for my big, crazy Fru-Gal resolution of 2015:

- I've not bought any new clothing for our family of five this year.

- I continue to have friends give me clothing for my children. It is such a blessing, and I really need to organize/sort everything to see exactly what I have.

- I was able to get this new-with-tags dress for my little girl for free by using a free $15 credit and a free shipping code at

God continues to provide and we're not lacking, as my laundry piles can attest. I've had a few moments of wanting to go to Target and buy cute, patterned leggings that I see everywhere, but I then remind myself that I have plenty of clothing!

10 more months to go! :)