Wednesday, August 22, 2012

One Year of Laundry Detergent for Less Than $3!

Well, August 21, 2012, I finally used the last of my laundry detergent that I made a year ago...yes, a YEAR AGO!  Last August I made my own homemade liquid laundry detergent and our family of four has used this detergent every week for a year.  I still can't believe it! 
I remade the recipe the other night and all I needed to buy was another Fels-Naptha bar which was $1.  I have so much Washing Soda and Borax from last year that I could make a lot more recipes.  I have figured, it cost less than $3 to make one large recipe of detergent...which, may I say it again...lasted our family ONE WHOLE YEAR!
Here is the link to the recipe:

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Addison's Minnie Mouse Birthday

 My sweet, baby girl has been in love with her Minnie Mouse, since my husband and I got back from Disney World.  It was just inevitable that her 2nd birthday would be done in Minnie Mouse.  How did I save money pulling off her birthday party?  I did it all: the cake (I've invested in several cake decorating classes), the dress (I've invested in sewing machines), and a friend let me use her Cricut to make Addison's banner (which will be placed in her scrapbook after the festivities).  It just proves, if you do it yourself, you CAN pull off a nice party without all the $$$!

Addison LOVED her birthday!  What we do for our babies!  They are worth every bit, aren't they!?