Saturday, February 22, 2014

That Time I finally Dyed My Hair with Koolaid

Yeah, yeah, yeah. . . . it's been over a year since I last posted.  I know.  But, life has a way of getting in the way.  You know?  Actually, my kids had decided that they had had enough of mommy spending time blogging.  They both asked me to stop spending so much time doing it.  So, I took a year's break.  But, life couldn't keep me away from blogging forever.  It's just too much fun.  

So. . . . . .last year I found all of those cute pictures on Pinterest of people who had dyed their hair with Koolaid.  Some people said it worked.  Some people said it didn't.  I'm hear to tell you that it worked. . . . for me.  In fact, there is still a faint little bit of pink left in my hair to this day.  And I did it at the tippy-tippy end of May last year when my friends and I were going to run the Warrior Dash.  So, that's what. . . . . almost 9 months now?  I think the trick was using vinegar with it and leaving it on overnight.  

Here's the picture of what my hair looked like the day after I dyed it.
It has actually faded A LOT since then.  But, it is still light pink and people still notice it sometimes.
I've gotten lots of compliments on it.  It was well worth the couple cents for the koolaid packets.  In case you were wondering, I think I used grape and one of the light pink colors (I'm not sure which flavor.)  I kept mixing different drink packs until I got a color I liked.  The light pink ones weren't dark enough in the beginning, which is why I ended up adding grape.  I just mixed it with a little bit of conditioner and a little vinegar.  I put it on my hair where  I wanted the color and wrapped it with aluminum foil.  Then I put a shower cap on my head and slept in it!  
The next day, I shampooed it out.

Have you ever tried coloring your hair with drink mixes?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

15 Very Cool Ways to Use Koolaid from Pinterest

We've used Koolaid or other drink mixes to tie-dye tshirts, to color snow and to make playdough.  I was wondering what other cool things we could do with our drink mixes.  Here are some other cute things to do with Koolaid or other drink mixes!

Sprinkle Koolaid on Glue
Color Your Hair--I might do this to get my Pink streak for Warrior Dash!
Source: via Amber on Pinterest

Source: via Monika on Pinterest
Koolaid Truffles! Yum!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

This is something that I've pinned recently.  Last night it was Jaycee's job to clean the toilet and sink in the kids' bathroom.  Once she was done cleaning the sink, she decided that we needed to refill the soap.  We were out of soap, so I told her that we needed to buy more. . . . .

OR, we could make it!
So, she and I found our Pin from Pinterest and set to work.  Luckily, we had everything we needed on hand.  It is really pretty easy to make your own liquid handsoap.
You need:
Bar soap (we used Ivory)

Here are some of our pics of making liquid hand soap.
(can you tell we used this grater for crayons last time?)