"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born - it's an idea, a state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, high school football, country music, and acoustic guitars. It's being hospitable, being devoted to front porches, magnolias, the good Lord, and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way."


A Little Random

I posted a while back, maybe here, maybe on my main blog, I don't know, about making my own laundry soap. (awesome run-on sentence, no?)
When I started, I made the liquid version. I threw the whole first batch away because it didn't reach the right consistency (too watery). The second batch turned out the same way, so I did some research and found out that sometimes it doesn't thicken up, and that's ok. So I continued using it and it did seem to work fine. But, I kept wanting to try making powdered laundry soap. I found this blog post with the instructions and beautiful pictures, so I decided I was going to try it.
I will never make the liquid kind again! To make the powdered version, you basically just do a few of the same steps as making the liquid, and then you're done! Much easier, and it works better. Win!
Another win? You can employ child labor. (Shh...they think it's FUN!)

Elayna grating soap

Elayna & her friend Emma

This weekend I made Cabbage & Sausage and Shelbie informed that it's her favorite meal. =)
It sure is yummy!

I made peanut butter cookies from scratch last night and they turned out "meh". Does anyone have a really yummy recipe? Mine was just the basic recipe, and they were a little dry and not peanut-buttery enough. Any suggestions?

Go forth and be random!
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Oh and visit my main blog, Putting the FUN in DysFUNctional, too.
Please. And thank you.


  1. I will have to find my PB cookie recipe for you! I have really yummy one! I am going to try the laundry soap! So glad I found you today! Happy Random Tuesday!!!

  2. I never thought of making my own laundry soap...wow, cool;)

    Steven Anthony
    Man Dish~Metro Style

  3. ive made the powdered version too and i love it. i like to grate up a bar of Dr Bronners soap because they smell so good, peppermint, orange, eucalyptus. um.

    lately when i make peanut butter cookies, i use a recipe i found in a publix flyer a few years ago. its super easy and doesnt use a lot of ingredients. if you google publix easy peanut butter cookies, you should be able to find it. the recipe doesnt have flour in it, so the peanut butter flavor is really intense.

  4. Mmmm peanut butter cookies are my FAVORITE (weird since I am not a peanut butter fan huh). I don't have a good recipe so when you find one, send it my way :)


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