Friday, February 11, 2011

Laundry Soap

Okay, I have now been using my homemade laundry soap for over a week.  It gets my clothes clean just fine.  I have noticed that I have not been itching as much.  I love the cost - about $2.00 for 10 gallons of laundry soap!  My next frugal attempt is to stop using dryer sheets.  Instead use half a sponge dipped in 1 part liquid fabric softner and 2 parts water.  Wring out and throw in dryer.  It is suppose to work as well as dryer sheets, plus the sponge is reuseable - save the planet!  Besides I HATE taking out the trash :) 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Laundry Soap

I have decided I want to try something new each month in 2011.  My first attempt is making my own liquid laundry soap.  This is something I have been wanting to try for over a year now.  It took my niece, Desiree, to beat me to it to motivate me.  It was so easy.  I haven't washed any clothes with it yet, but Desiree says that it has helped to eliminate some of their problems associated with detergent and eczema.  Since I currently have two foster daughters with eczema, I am anxious to try it.

Not sure what my February attempt will be yet.  Perhaps a new receipe.  Any thoughts out there?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Walgreens - Colgate Toothpaste

Walgreens currenty thru Saturday has a sale on Colgate Toothpaste.  Sale Price $2.99 with a Register Reward of $2.00 making it $.99.  My Walgreens also had coupons by the toothpaste for $1.50 off a 4 oz tube of toothpaste making this deal a $.49 moneymaker.  How can you afford not to get this.  If you already have enough toothpaste at your house - then donate it.  I know our church - Vineyard Christian could use it in their Father's Storehouse program. 

Friday, August 27, 2010

College Essentials

If you have a child in college like I do, you are always looking for ways to help with the bare essentials.

Walgreens has several good buys starting next week Aug 29 thru Sept 4:

Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm on sale for $2.00 with register rewards of $2.00 = FREE
Colgate Total Toothpaste on sale for $2.99 with register rewards of $2.00 = $.99 each 
  (could be even less or free if you have a manufacturer's coupon to pair with it)
Listerine Mouthwas on sale for $2.99 with a register reward of $1.00 = $1.99 each
Perfection Tampons on sale for $1.99 with register reward of $1.99 = FREE   (even if this isn't a brand you like they are nice to have on hand for emergencies - especially in a dorm)

New to Blogging

Okay friends and family here is my first post to my newly created blog.
In case you haven't liked Ball Park Franks on Facebook yet - you need to.  Then you can print (2) $2.00 coupons.  Dillons has them on sale for 4/$10 this week.  I also had an ecoupon for $.75 which made my two packages of beef Ball Park Franks $.25.