Earth Day!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tie-dye - Nature's Natural Pretty!

Yesterday was an amazingly eventful day! I was able to wash dishes and sun-dry them. If you haven't ever tried this, you definitely will want to. Harnessing Mother Earth's natural helpers is what makes my life so much easier. I always choose to wash dishes outside. I've formulated my own dish soap that is so much better than any of the harsh chemical soaps you might buy in the store. Below is the recipe! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

I generally tend to wash my dishes outside in the fresh sunshine and love that the Earth shines down on me, and then I lay them out to dry on my grandmother's hand made quilt she gave me when I was 5. I feel like a little bit of her love bakes into my families dishes as the sun naturally dries them.

Today I was washing my dishes outside while my children frolicked in our fresh well water and basked in the beautiful Texas sun. I had a batch of sun tea brewing (I realize that there a few debates circling about whether this is healthy or not, but I just can't see using extra energy and resources to boil water when the sun will bring out a much finer flavor anyway.) and then I allowed the children to tie-dye! We of course made our own natural dyes from cranberries, blackberries, turmeric, and red cabbage! The children enjoyed themselves so much and really loved showing off their shirts they made!

My DD and her biodegradable gloves to protect her sweet sweet fingers. 

 I used this method after I had bought my hemp material to sew my own cloth diapers. Hemp is such a beautiful color anyways, but I wanted some change, so I dyed a few different colors.

All in all, we had such an amazingly beautiful day. I cannot imagine one moment spent without my sweet sweet children. From the moment they were conceived I have striven to spend every moment with them. I cannot imagine how this will possibly make them anything shy of amazing. One day we might even be in the White House. Haha! I hope you all have a Mother Earth Blessed day!


Too Krunchy!

1 comment:

  1. I hope you don't leave it White when you get there -- it should be the Green House!