Sunday, May 24, 2009
Liquid Soap (front load or top load)
4 cups hot tap water
1 soap bar (I use Zote because that is what I can find, they also suggest Fels Naptha)
1 cup washing soda (baking soda)
1/2 cup borax
Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir constantly over medium-low heat until soap is melted and dissolved. Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, soda and borax, mix until dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let set overnight. Stir in morning and fill laundry soap containers half full of soap and then the rest of the way with water. Shake before each use. Yields 10 gallons.
Top load- 5/8 Cup per load
Front load -1/4 cup per load
I only had enough containers to make 5 gallons. The zote bar is 97 cents at walmart. Such a deal.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
This is the last picture taken of me before we find out whether we are having a girl or a boy.
Do you know what you are looking at?
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Spent 536.05 Saved 241.00 Savings 45%
Spent 392.83 Saved 243.31 Savings 62%
Spent 462.60 Saved 202.25 Savings 44%
Spent: 455.98 Saved 205.79 Savings 45%
Here is a list of all the things I have gotten free this year:
reusable shopping bag
mahatma rice mix (4)
crest toothpaste 6.4 oz (2)
French's mustard 14 oz
Colgate toothpaste (4)
Del monte diced tomatoes
Colgate adult tooth brush
blistex lip care
Mentos gum (6)
French's Worcestershire sauce
As you can tell from the list we have a closet full of toothpaste but it was all free! Bill is always teasing me about running out of stuff but I figure free is free and if I get too much I can always donate to the food bank or salvation army. The above grocery bill is most of our meals because we eat out very little and I pack lunch for Bill and myself. If you haven't already consider joining. If you do join please put my name down as the person who referred you and I can earn free weeks.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Here is a video of one of my Mother's Day cards. My day started with being able to sleep in a little. We had breakfast and read the Sunday paper. We all went for a long walk around the golf course. Sydney and I got ready and went to the grocery. Then we all went to a wonderful brunch at the club. We have spent some time outside cleaning up the yard. I have enjoyed quiet time reading in the sun room while Sydney naps. So far it has been a wonderful Mother's day.