it worked for me! {stinky towels, no more}

Stinky, smelly not-so-fresh towels. You all know what I mean. Those towels that no matter how many times you wash them, or how many fabric sheets you stick in the dryer, they just stink. Or, maybe they smell almost-fresh coming out of the dryer, but the second they get wet, that mildew, musty smell is back.

Maybe you left a load overnight in your washer and they haven’t been the same since?

Maybe your front-loading washer doesn’t live up to all the hype?

I’ve tried washing machine cleaner.

I’ve tried adding plain white vinegar to my machine.

Nope. Still funky.

I saw this on Pinterest the other day and decided it was worth a shot.

What to do:

Wash a load of towels in hot water and 1 cup of vinegar. Don’t add detergent. When that load is finished, run the towels through another cycle on hot, this time adding 1/2 cup of baking soda.

Guess what?!

It’s a miracle. My husband will not be bitching about stinky towels any time soon. They smell FRESH and LOVELY! Amen!

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where does the time go?

This post quickly turned into a smorgasbord of topics. My brain is a little {lot} scattered lately.

Holy crap! This year is just flying by {even though there are moments it’s not}. Things have been so crazy-busy around here with the end of school, you would think I would be relieved that it’s summer break. And maybe I would be if our week’s were not filled golf, track, soccer, dance and you name it. I guess with four kids, that should be expected? I also have regrets over not sticking with any sports after junior high… i was super-shy and moved a lot.

We had branding at my Dad’s place last weekend, which is one of our favorite times of the year. Great friends, family, and fun, although my heart couldn’t help but be a little sad that Cyndee wasn’t there.

Danny, being Danny:


My brave, courageous husband rescued this l’il baby:


Speaking of babies, some of you know that my husband had a reversal a few months ago. Why is it that when we are TRYING to conceive, it just doesn’t happen, but when we are not, BAM! Baby! Life handed me a low-blow this week when I was late by almost a week. A WEEK. I am NEVER late. Except for now. When we are trying to have a baby. MEAN.

Remember when Bridger raised $5,622 in 90 days for a freshwater well in a much-needed community? Well, today he got to decide what he wanted to have his plaque say. It will be engraved and hang wherever the well will be {we don’t have that info yet}.

Scorpion Well: Water Change Everything -Bridger, 7

It’s so… Bridger! :)

While we are on the subject of charity: water, the kids and I are doing our “homemade” race this weekend at the bunkhouse. The plan was originally to do the San Diego RnR race, but it just didn’t work out. So it’s 13.1 miles for me, 3.1 for the kiddos. Wish us luck! We are still hoping to raise enough money for yet another clean water well, as of this minute we are at $1,143 out of a hopeful $5,000! You can donate securely here:

We are finally gaining some ground on our home improvement projects, which puts us one step closer to selling this house! We have hopes of building this house when we find the land that catches our eye, wherever and whenever that may be. The thing about moving is that you really get in touch with what works and doesn’t work for your family. We are soooo excited to start planning! Scouring pinterest does not help with my impatience, either.

So, what’s new with you? Have any exciting plans for this summer?