How to remove SLIME!

Now that you made slime it’s probably all over the carpet and your kids clothing, right? Well have no fear! There is an easy solution to removing slime….

VINEGAR!

Simply saturate slime with vinegar and wipe away!

Clothing

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First remove excess slime from clothing.

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Saturate with vinegar. Soak for a few minutes. Then run warm water over the area. Wash like normal.

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Carpet

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Remove excess slime.

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Pour vinegar on slime. If slime is already dried out let the vinegar soak for a few minutes until the slime has softened. Wipe with a towel and like magic…it’s gone!

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~Em

SLIME!!!

Who doesn’t like sticky, gooey, colorful slime? I know my boys love it! I hate spending $1-2 on it though! Here is a way to make it at home for way less $ using only 4 ingredients.

First dissolve 1 teaspoon of Borax in 1 cup of water. Set aside.

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In a medium mixing bowl empty a 4 ounce bottle of Elmer’s Glue. You can use the clear or white glue.

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Add 4 ounces of water to the glue.

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Stir water and glue together until well blended.

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Now the fun part! Add the Borax/water and watch as slime begins to form! Just keep stirring the mixture. Use your hands…or better yet have the kids stir!

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I noticed there seemed to be a lot of excess water in the bowl. I gave a handful of slime to each boy then used the rest of the slime to absorb the water.

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The final product!

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To make SLIME

1 teaspoon Borax
1 1/2 cup water, divided
4 ounces school glue (like Elmer’s Glue)
Food coloring

1. Combine 1 tsp Borax with 1cup water. Set aside.
2. Pour 4oz bottle of glue into a medium size bowl.
3. Add 1/2 cup of water and a few drops of food coloring. Stir until smooth.
4. Pour Borax and water into glue mixture. Stir until all liquid is absorbed.

How to remove stains from your carpet

As a stay at home mom everyday is an adventure…today my adventure is to get this RED kool-aid stain out of my carpet.

Last week I attempted to remove the stain using a mixture of water and dish soap and salt. First I saturated the stain with dish soap and water. I poured salt on it and let it dry. Then I vacuumed the salt up. It sure did lighten the stain up but I’m definitely NOT satisfied!

Today I will be trying something completely different. I saw a recipe on onegoodthingbyjillee.com for ammonia, water, towels, and a hot iron. Here is a before picture….

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I mixed one part water with one part clear ammonia. I saturated the stain with the mixture then placed a white towel on the stain. I ironed the stain…over and over and over…I lifted the towel and….IT BARELY CHANGED!!! How disappointing!

So I sat around moping for an hour and it dawned on me! I decided to mix dish soap with water. I put it on the stain, put the towel on, then I started ironing away. At first I was concerned because there was no sign of the stain on the towel but as soon as I lifted the towel I could see a difference!!!

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I repeated the process a few times and look…

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I was so excited I started to look for stains:)

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Recipe:
2 TBSP dish soap (I used green Palmolive because that’s what I had)
1-2 cups water
Light or white towel
Hot iron

~Em

This amazing meat loaf is fabulous for any day of the week. I lightened it up by using turkey instead of ground beef. My family loves it!

Ingredients:

1 lb groung turkey
1/2 cup organic soy milk
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp dried sage
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried mustard
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
1 garlic clove, finely chopped (1/8 tsp garlic powder)
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 small onion, finely chopped
3-4 strips green pepper, finely chopped
3-4 strips red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 cup BBQ sauce, divided

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Chop all veggies. (I used a small food processor to make them extra fine.)
3. Mix all ingredients except for 1/4 cup of the BBQ sauce.

It should look something like this…..

4. Divide mixture into 2 six count muffin tins.
5. Spread the rest of the BBQ sauce on each muffin.
6. Bake at 350degrees for 35-40 minutes.

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Each muffin is only 2 weight watchers points + !!!

Hello

Hi there! My name is Emily. I am 26 years old. I have a super awesome husband and 2 wonderful kids. Oh yeah, I also have Petey, a westie with quite a personality. I am a stay at home mom:) It wasn’t always that way. When Chris and I first married I worked at a supermarket as a cashier and pricing coordinator. I was in school for early childhood education. We were expecting our first child. One night I was finishing an assignment and felt strong contractions. I then started bleeding and thought “oh God! This is it we are losing the baby!!!” I was just 25weeks along! We rushed to the hospital only to wait for hours for my doctor to arrive. Within minutes of seeing the situation she decided to fly us to the very closest NICU (neonatal intensive care unit). Noah was delivered by emergency c-section. Weighing 1pound 13ounces he was considered “big” for a “25 weeker”! To make a long story short he was in the NICU for 80 days. He is still a lil guy and has multiple disabilities including hearing loss. Petey joined the family a few months later. I was again a stay at home mom…but I was feeling very lonely. A friend of the family is the owner of a gymnastics facility and needed some help. I was employed again!!! I loved working with the gymnasts and cheerleaders. A couple years flew by while my husband was finishing school. Just when we were starting to talk about having another baby…SURPRISE!!! Baby number 2 was on his way. We were so excited and scared. Was this baby going to be a repeat? We didn’t really have an answer for why Noah came early, the doctors thought I may have had an infection…I worked until my doctor said she would be more comfortable knowing I wasn’t going to get kicked or hit. So yet again I was a stay at home mom. I loved it though:) Cayden came on time with no problems! I took the whole summer off after my boy was born. I eventually did go back only a few nights a week. In the meantime, Chris finished school. He got a job over an hour and a half away from the gym. I had to say goodbye and start my life as a full time stay at home mom. We were an hour away from all family and friends. We have now adjusted to life away from”home” (it’s only taken us 2 1/2 years to do it) and life is going great. I am starting new journey as my oldest is about to start kindergarten in a few short weeks. My “baby” is starting preschool at the exact same time!! I know my life as a stay at home mom is going to change when they take those steps into their schools:/

I am starting this blog because I know there are probably a lot of moms out there that may be in similar situations as me. I want a place to share recipes, stories, ideas, and sometimes just plain vent! Talk to you soon!

~Em