Archive | January 2014

Ellie’s Heart

My cousin Ellie worked in a doctor’s office. She found a lump in her breast and went to the doctor she worked for. She was told it was nothing to worry about. The lump grew and she went back to the doctor as she was very concerned. The doctor said it was nothing to worry about. A year went by and Ellie grew more and more concerned, finally she went to a different doctor. She had beast cancer. It was very advanced due to the misdiagnosis. Ellie fought a long hard battle, but the cancer was just too advanced. My cousin Ellie was a bright energetic loving wife and mother. She died way too young and the worse part is it shouldn’t have happened. My cousin Ellie represents several women and men in my family that have died from breast cancer. Several of them found the cancer on their own and the cancer did not show up in their mammograms. Lumps any lumps in someone’s breast need to be take seriously both my men and women, but especially by physicians. Their are things other than breast cancer that can cause these lumps, but cancer needs to be ruled out by tests not a doctor’s assumption.

My husband has created a paracord bracelet and choker to honor Ellie.Heart bracelet 1

We will donate $1 from every item sold in the Ellie’s Heart Collection to the

Christina Applegate Foundation’s Right Action for Women




Making Homemade Laundry Soap

Homemade Laundry Soap

1/3 bar Fels Naptha Soap
½ cup washing soda
½ cup borax powder
approx 12 drops of lavender essential oil (or your choice of essential oil)
6 cups of water
4 cups of Hot water
1 gallon plus 6 cups of water

You will also need a small bucket, about 2 gallon size

Grate the soap and put it in a sauce pan.  Add 6 cups water and heat it until the soap melts. Add the washing soda and the borax and stir until it is dissolved.  Remove from heat. Pour 4 cups hot water into the bucket.   Now add your soap mixture and stir. Now add 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir. Add the 12 drops of lavender oil.

Let the soap sit for about 24 hours and it will gel.

You use ½ cup per load.

via Making Homemade Laundry Soap.