Five Little Monkeys…

Speaking of five …


This morning, I found all the girls in Lovelyn’s crib while I was putting away the laundry. Of course, I ran and grabbed my camera …

I love that each of them have slept in this crib – one day, hopefully, it will also hold many grandchildren … 🙂  (oh, yes, I am already thinking of grand children!)



Notice the underwear on Lovelyn? Potty training has begun – so far, little white potty – 1 – my floor – 10. We’ll try again tomorrow.



{feeling super blessed}



And even though Lovie is still sleeping in the well-loved crib for now (she will move to a big bed when she turns two) ….



she doesn’t mind a little bedmate now and then …





Today was a great day – at one point, there were 11 children playing in the backyard – friends stopped by, grammas visited and I was even able to squeeze in a session this evening. But while my friend and I were chatting today, the topic of homemade cleaning products came up (oh yea, the stimulating conversations of mommas!) .. and I mentioned that we use homemade disinfectant wipes in this house (thanks to my best friend who shard the recipe with me!). They are so fantastic – and especially easy for the little ones to use when they help clean with you. Or to help clean up after your potty training toddler. 🙂

So I thought I’d share the recipe with you.


This is what you will need:


White vinegar

Castile soap

Tea tree oil


paper towel

Directions: In a large bowl, mix in a cup of water with a squirt of castile soap, a drop of tea tree oil and about 1/4 cup of white vinegar (don’t mind the baking soda yet). Tea tree oil and vinegar are both disinfectants.

Cut a paper towel roll in half and place the half roll in the bowl of liquids. Let it soak up all the liquid and then pull out the middle cardboard core (and toss).


Store in a jar or container for easy use.


And there you have it. Your homemade disinfectant wipes!!


Oh, and the baking soda pictured above? Also one of my favorite cleaning tools.  Here’s a tip…

Sprinkle some in sinks or toilet bowls, spray with vinegar and  easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy – an abrasive cleaner that also disinfects.




{So in love with homemade products!}






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August 25, 2012 - 9:47 pm

Nanci Where can I find Castile Soap? (And thanks for sharing this recipe!)

August 23, 2012 - 8:33 am

jen i LOVE saving money with homemade stuff….last year an online friend shared her recipes for homemade baby wipes and homemade laundry soap. now i will have to try your disinfecting wipes 🙂

August 23, 2012 - 8:14 am

Lori Speare Question about homemade products: I’ve been making my own laundry soap for a bit now. I’m find that baby stains are not coming out as nicely as I’d like, any suggestions? Also do you put in any natural fragrance in your laundry soap?

August 23, 2012 - 4:05 am

Gillian’s Mom, Brenda Feeeling so BLESSED Love the Five Monkeys pictures xo