chocolate milk and crayons

Today was the first day of my last semester of college. That's so crazy to me. Like, I still feel like a freshman. I know it sounds so cliche, but I seriously feel like I started college last week. 

The past few years have flown by. I have truly had a meaningful and beautiful college experience. I have learned and grown so much, and for that, I am thankful. 

Now I stand at the beginning of the end. And can I just say, I AM FREAKING OUT!!!!!!  Because I'm an education major, my last semester is completely devoted to student teaching. So now, I become the teacher. My brain just wants to scream, I'm not ready!! Wait!! Guys, don't leave me!!!! I'M STILL A STUDENT! I'M NOT READY TO TEACH BY MYSELF! GUYS!! GUYS?....hello? 

That's how I feel. That's the honest to goodness truth. Anyway, back to what I originally started out saying. 

Today was the last first day. I had my student teacher orientation this morning, where I found out that I will be student teaching in first grade. Not my number one choice, BUT my number two grade choice, so I was definitely excited about that. Excited. And terrified. 

Tomorrow I go to my assigned elementary school and meet my cooperating teacher and my class. I'm so nervous. I have so many questions. Are they going to like me? Am I going to be any good at this? Did I just waste a college education on something I hate? What if I mess something up? What if I like, forget English overnight and can't communicate? Or what if I like lose the ability to walk, and I have to roll around the classroom? Wait. How would that even happen? I don't know. 

But then I remember. I serve a God who is way bigger than a room full of six year olds. Even if there is a chocolate milk explosion at the reading group table. And you know what? He's got this. I got this. 

Bring on the chocolate milk and the crayons, I can do this. 


my own laundry soap

Y'all. I discovered how to make my own laundry soap, and I'm never buying laundry soap and wasting all my money again! Hooray! 

And it's so easy! Here's how: 

You will need: 

3 Tablespoons of Washing Soda
3 Tablespoons of Borax 
2 Tablespoons Original Dawn Dish Soap
A 1 gallon container 
measuring cups/spoons

First, measure and pour washing soda, borax, and dish soap into container. Then add four cups VERY HOT water. Doesn't have to be boiling, just the hottest you can get from the faucet. 

Close your container and swirl around until all ingredients are dissolved. 

Place your container in the sink and fill all the way with cold water. Bubbles will foam out all over, so I definitely suggest doing it in the sink. Once the container is filled, give it another swirl, and you're done. 

I use a one cup measuring cup per load. It works just as well as other various detergents I have used. And it's so cheap! I'd do the math for you....but I don't really want to do the math for you. 

There you have it! Homemade laundry soap!