Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pinky Clean Birthday

What does 
THIS have to do with
a birthday?
Do you know that
my three little 
granddaughters have

Her name is Gramma G.
It's her birthday.
She is a 
As you can see, she
loves our little
SweetCheeks, too.
She is a
artist and has won
many, many awards
in her career.

So....what do you get
for someone that doesn't 
NEED anything?
Well, I figure she gets
DIRTY painting!
So....How about a little

for those of you that 
missed it before
is my recipe

I use a clean and dry
sink to mix it in.
It is big enough to hold
a whole batch.
I start with the Borax.
It has always hardened
in the box so I crush it up
with my "masher"
(this also makes a good
husband basher if he acts up)
Next, I grate the 
ZOTE soap into the borax
and mix it thoroughly.
Looks purty, huh?
Mix thoroughly then add
Arm & Hammer washing soda.
Mix and add
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda.

Mix and add OxiClean
Mix and add Crystal Fabric Softener.
Pour into a pretty container.
Add a label-I made my own
and covered it with 
Clear Contact Paper.
Add 1 measuring spoon/1T

Pinky Clean Laundry Soap & Softener
1 (4 lb 12 oz) Box of Borax- Found in the detergent aisle
1 (3 lb 7 oz) Box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda- Found in the detergent aisle
1 (3 lb) Container of OxyClean- Found in the detergent aisle. (This is optional but I highly recommend adding it)
2 (14.1 oz) Bars of Zote Soap- Found in the detergent aisle OR in the aisle with Mexican foods-I know Woodmans has Zote. (I chose to do pink for the heavenly scent but the white would be just fine. You can also use Fels Naptha or Ivory Bar Soap)
1 Lg Box (4 lb) of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda- Usually found in the cooking aisle
1 (55 oz) Bottle of Purex Crystals Fabric Softener- Found in the detergent-This is NOT a liquid fabric softener)  
Cost?  6 or 7 cents per load!!!!!

So, Happy Birthday,
Gramma G.
Anyone that loves
SweetCheeks and Sisters
is a friend of mine.
This guy is looking for a clean shirt.
Should I send him over
help fold your laundry?
Wouldn't THAT be 
of present of all?
your photo name


Mark said...

Happy Birthday to Gramma G! I wanna be an Artist too when I grow up!
So before, you posted a photo of Guido, and now today, some Calvin Klein dude. Can't you find someone in the middle? Seriously, this kid remind me of one of my boys and that's freaking me out a bit!
I think I'm getting old.

Anonymous said...

A very Happy Birthday to Gramma G. I hope it is a good one. If she doesn't want the guy in his undies, I don't mind you sending him here.

Kim K. said...

Birthday blessings to Grandma G! What a special gift. I could definitely use some help with the laundry.

Anonymous said...

Birthday wishes to Gramma G!!! Great hand-crafted gift idea, too!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Really cute Diana!
That young guy looks about my daughters age about a George Clooney? hehe.
Happy B-Day to the other Grandma!
Love your recipe too, sounds amazing!
From the other side of our hot, dry state!

Anonymous said...

happy birthday to Gramma G, she will love here home made soap , thats a wonderful gift.

Gina said...

Happy Birthday to Gramma G! I think the soap will make a great gift (and so will the man)! ;D

Karen Harvey Cox said...

That soap sounds like it could clean anything.

Happy Birthday to Gramma G. Never a post goes by of yours without me leaving with a smile and a giggle.


Beth said...

Happy Birthday to Gramma G!! I hope it is one of the best days of her life.

I could use some help folding my laundry. Just saying. :-)

Donna said...

I bet Gramma G loved her gift, what a great idea! I am loving the label you made (oh, and your "laundry helper", too, tee hee!!). Thanks so much for the recipe, I can't wait to try it. Sounds like it makes a huge batch! What do you store such a large quantity in? Hope you have a great day!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a nice gift and yes, send me one of him, too. I hate doing laundry.

Japolina said...

What a thoughtful gift!

Patty Patterson said...

Happy Birthday Gramma G! I hope you enjoy your pinky clean soap! I really should try to make some of this stuff. I use Tide Pods and they're quite expensive - but easy to measure and super convenient.

Grammy Goodwill said...

You are so sweet. Happy birthday to another grandma. We grandmas have to stick together. That soap sounds like it would clean anything!

Donna said...

I thought at first you were going to mix hand soap, or bath soap - you know, 'artist' 'cleaning up' - until I saw the first couple of ingredients, first I said, "Note to self, this doesn't look good for Gramma G!" Especially when the Oxy came out, then I realized it was for the washing machine! Pretty inexpensive laundry soap, Nana! May have to try some of this soap!

Have a great day, Diana!

NanaNor's said...

Hi girl, I'm in-lol. I've never seen Arm&Hammer Washing Soda before-may just have to check it out. Happy Birthday to Sweet Cheeks other Grandma.
Have a wonderful, giggle filled day.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I have been making my own laundry soap for quite some time now. I ran out of my Zote and had to use the Naptha instead. It's yellow. Didn't like that at all. So now I am on a mission to find it again. May have to order online. I love my homemade pinky soap. And a happy happy birthday to the other G. xoxo

It's All Connected said...

That is such a great and personal present! The laundry soap is nice, too. ~ Maureen

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Happy day to Gramma G!
I'd like some pinky soap, D.
I'm just too lazy to make it.
I think you got your boy toy to do it for you. ;)
xxx, T.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Fun, love that it's pink!

Jettie said...

Happy Birthday to you Gramma G.

Diana, please send that shirtless guy to me instead..Oh wait, I'm afraid my 'hunny' might be a little upset, so keep him there.

Red Rose Alley said...

What a clever idea, Diana. I have heard of people making their own soap, but never met anyone who did until now. No wonder SweetCheeks is so special - she has so many people who love her. I hope Gramma G. likes her gift. Oh, and he can do my laundry any time.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Gert said...

Well..Happy Birthdy Grandma G.! Your soap sounds wonderful!


pembrokeshire lass said... ideal birthday pressie I would think. He would look lovely in that pink soap! Joan

andrea@townandprairie said...

Best birthday wishes to her! I love how you make your own soap... this is something I would like to investigate in the future. behind on painting furniture...hubby wants to move now, instead of fighting the county! Dont know what we'll do but I'm def losing sleep.

Ruth Kelly said...

I tried to buy Borax the other day and the store said they don't carry it anymore.

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh how sweet and smelling wonderful too!~ Happy Birthday Gramma G. I have a hunk so I am good on that one:) He doesn't do laundry though!

Miss Gracie's House said...

That is a *perfect* gift...I am sure she will love it!
I was just thinking last night about making my own laundry soap...I may need to squeeze it in if I can make it pink!

Susie said...

Diana, I need that soap or something that can clean my husband's shirts when he gets stains and doesn't tell me. I am ready to just take a pair of scissors and cut the stain out and see what he says.GRRRR. Happy birthday to G. Smiles, Susie

outjunking said...

He has his own wash board (abs I mean)so that might be the perfect gift.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

LOL! I'm feeling quite parched after having drooled over that six-pack!

I love that you made such a thoughtful gift to the other grammy! Those are the best kinds!!!

Now I am waitin' for my doorbell to ring....... ha!



Great idea for a gift. I make my own laundry soap also. I use some of the same products. Love it!

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy Birthday to Gramma G and her soap is awesome!!! and can he come over to my house once he's done folding her laundry? LOL

Diane Estrella said...

This sounds like a great cleaning recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us. :O)

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Hello, my dear! I have just read through several of your posts. I'm so glad you summer is going well. I hope you get some cooler weather and rain.

Olivia said...

Happy Birthday Grandma G! I love the soap idea, but the hunk made me forget about any laundry!!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, fabulous gift....Happy birthday to the "Other Grandma"!


koralee said...

That is the perfect this soap.
Thank you for your sweet comment about not feeling guilty...I so agree...we don't need more to feel guilty are such a sweetie. xoxoxo Hugs

Holly said...

You are so funny!! If he could really go to our house, he'd be busy for quite a few weeks, I'm thinkin'! When I made this recipe I chopped the Zote soap up in the blender. I like your idea - I'll have to try that.

Little Miss Maggie said...

He doesn't need a clean shirt. I think he is just fine the way he is. Happy birthday to Gramma G.

Shannon said...

I had no idea this was even possible. What a fun project and a sweet gift!

Connie said...

Hi Diana, You're one of my bright and shining sisters . . . You are like a fairy spreading fairy dust . . . only you are spreading good cheer, everywhere you go. Thank you, I can always count on you to brighten my day. :)

Happy Birthday Grandma G

lynn said...

i'm catching up and i just love reading your posts, diane! love the pic of sweet cheeks "grooming" big boy e:)

and i've been wanting to try making my own soap--so thanks for sharing the recips:)

can't wait to see more of the re-do!
happy weekend!!

TheMoonAndMe said...

Does he do dishes?

bj said...

Wow, how did I miss this recipe? I am going to make some right away.

And, who CARES if this fella does dishes or NOT.!!