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Homemade Laundry Soap

Posted by on 5:01 am in Blog, DIY, Household Cleaners, How To, Shari_T | 0 comments

Homemade Laundry Soap

I’m about to teach RP to make laundry sauce and I can teach you right now, too…So, let’s get to it. Here is what you need. You will cut the Fels-Naptha laundry bar in half. Shave it and soak it in hot water overnight. You will mix 1/2 cup Borax and 1/2 cup A&H super washing soda in your Ninja/blender with 1 cup boiled water. I ended up with almost 2 cups but that is okay. I’ll add less water at the end. Here’s mixing the 2 powders with the hot water. I do this to help break down the crystals. Next – Cut...

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Happenings Around the 4Texas Sisters

Posted by on 4:23 am in Blog, DIY, How To, Jen_F, Our Art, Pat_T, Shari_T | 1 comment

Happenings Around the 4Texas Sisters

It’s been pretty busy for a while all around the 4TexasSisters households.  Lots going on but not a lot we’d want to write about, ya know …lol Though I’ve got tons of stuff to share about what’s been going on, I’ll just give a recap of what’s coming up.  How’s that? And since it’s always hard to know where to start when there are four of us, I’ll start with the eldest and and work my way down the sister chain. Pat’s been grandparent sitting.  First we had Ethan, now we also have the new addition… Elise.  sorry, no pics right now, but maybe in...

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Jen’s Now Famous Burritos with Paleo Tortilla

Posted by on 9:54 am in Coconut, Jen_F, Main Meal, Recipes | 1 comment

Jen’s Now Famous Burritos with Paleo Tortilla

Sorry I don’t have nice pictures.  Who knew I would end up sharing this recipe to more than just the family.  lol  – I do have not so pretty pics down below the article.  Next time I make these I will try to remember to take pics as I go.  ;-( I made up this recipe as I went, so just go with your own style — change up the meat, use sausage of your choice, whatever … I’ve used Italian Sausage, turkey sausage and now chicken breast.  If you’re a beef eater (which I am not), you could use ground beef or even...

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DIY-Old Cabinet to Dog Bed

Posted by on 12:37 pm in DIY, How To, Our Art, Shari_T, Transformations | 0 comments

DIY-Old Cabinet to Dog Bed

From tacky to happy…… Thought I’d share my recently completed transformation. It was a sad 70’s or early ’80’s end table that had seen better days. My plan was to love it back into use as a pet kennel for Spirit. The inner shelf was completely removed, as was the glass panel. I used a blue chalk paint and followed that with a black glaze to give it its current look.  It appears a dog may have “loved” it in the past as there were chew marks on the corners. I chose to embrace those rather than repair...

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Eggless Sweet Potato Brownies

Posted by on 3:24 pm in Coconut, Desserts, Jen_F, Recipes | 0 comments

Eggless Sweet Potato Brownies

I forget where we found the original recipe, but after a few changes here and there, I thought it worth sharing on our blog because it really is a great dairy-free, eggless, gluten free chocolate fudge brownie recipe. Prep Time: 30 minutes (about) Cook Time: 30-45 minutes Yield: 16-20 dependent on the size of the slices Ingredients: 3 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate 6 tbsp almond milk (you can substitute coconut milk here) 5 tbsp coconut oil 1 cup honey (vegan option: 1 cup maple syrup) 1 cup mashed cooked sweet potato (about 1 medium sweet...

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Crown Royal Quilt #2

Posted by on 10:30 pm in Deb_D, Fabric, Our Art, Quilting | 4 comments

Crown Royal Quilt #2

Last year, I created a Crown Royal patchwork quilt. This year I decided to use the fronts and backs to make this one. There are 9 rows of 7 bags.  The quilting will be along the edges of the bags. I edged the sides (all 4 sides) with a dark purple flowered print, then added the batting and a yellow gold satin for the backing. I will use the edges of the backing for the binding. I will add a picture of the finished quilt at a later...

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Growing Seeds in a Bag

Posted by on 11:51 am in How To, Jen_F, Musings | 0 comments

Growing Seeds in a Bag

If you have ever tried growing an avocado seed in a cup of water, this post is for you. Here’s our avocado. This is the traditional method. Insert 3 toothpicks into the seed, then place the seed in waterHere’s the other method which I think is great- Wrap the bottom of the seed in a paper towel or brown paper bag. Moisten the paper.  Insert the seed in the plastic bag, close the bag, and then tape it to a window that gets plenty of sun. Now you just wait and watch On the right hand side is a seed that has already sprouted.  On the...

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How to Keep Apples From Going Brown

Posted by on 10:50 am in Fruit, How To, Jen_F | 0 comments

How to Keep Apples From Going Brown

I love apples as a snack and so I’ll cut them up, put them in a plastic container and then snack from the container throughout the day. This works at home, but when I’m traveling, I hate carrying that extra, really needless, container around, so I dump all my sliced apple pieces in a baggie and of course, by time I am ready to eat my apple, it’s turned brown. I saw this somewhere recently and just had to try it – You’ll need four things: Cutting board Apple Cutter Rubber Band Baggie Wash your Apple Slice it Put...

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Chile Rellenos

Posted by on 1:30 pm in Deb_D, Recipes | 0 comments

Chile Rellenos

One of the best Mexican food dishes I like (and like to make) is Chile Rellenos either stuffed with cheese alone or with a combination of meat & cheese.   I usually make my Chile Rellenos with Anaheim peppers but they are quite tasty made with Pablano peppers. First I roast the peppers & chill them in ice water to stop the cooking. I slit the pepper open and scrape out as many of the seeds & veins as I can so they are not quite sooooo hot!!! Usually I cut a block of Colby Jack cheese into strips and stuff at least one strip...

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Crown Royal Quilt

Posted by on 7:24 pm in Deb_D, Fabric, Our Art, Quilting | 2 comments

Crown Royal Quilt

One of my friends from the Richard A. Anderson VFW Post #8953 told me they had quite a few Crown Royal bags. For those of you who might not know what that is – I didn’t either because I don’t drink Crown Royal. It is a bag made of a very lightweight flannel in a size to fit the bottle. They come in small sizes & large sizes. After working with them for awhile, I found out that within each size, they are not even the same size all the time. So, I took on the project of making a Crown Royal quilt. Let’s step back...

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