Is it just me? My 16 year old daughter is giving me a run for my money. She seems to think just because I am an older mother that her friends mothers that I don't know how to parent. Really! Let me ask you - Do you think it is right for her friend's mother to take my daughter into a bar (even if it does serve food), get drunk, have to have someone else drive them home-all without my permission? On top of that she was suppose to be spending the night at her friend's house, but ended up staying at the friend's grandmother's house (who is drunk a lot of the time)-without letting me know that she was staying somewhere else? Is this the norm these days? I don't think I am so old fashioned as to want to know where my daughter is and who she is with.
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 :)
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?
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.