Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

Make Your Own Laundry Detergent Don't laugh! Making your own laundry detergent is quick and easy and will save you tons of money. I first made this laundry detergent here, but I have refined it a bit and I love my new concoction. Supplies Needed: One 55oz Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (Walmart) (you will use one cup) One 76 oz box of Borax (Target) (you will use one cup) One 14.1 oz Bar of Zote Soap (Walmart) (you will use 1/4 of the bar) One small bottle of lavender essential oil (I had some on hand) (optional) Downy Unstopables (1 cap full) One large pot (it should hold at least one gallon of liquid) Cheese Grater Two - One gallon buckets with lids - Argee Corporation Versa-Tainer (Smith's) Instructions: Cut the Zote Soap bar in half and grate with a cheese grater. Place gratings in bottom of large pot. Measure in 128 oz (1 gallon) of water into the large pot. Turn on the heat to medium high. Stir occasionally until the soap is completely … [Read more...]

52 Weeks of Money Saving Tips

Stack of One Hundred Dollar Bills U.S.

Who doesn't love to save money? However, it is not as easy as it seems. Often, I find myself spending more than I would like then when I really want to make a big purchase or save for an extra fun vacation, I just don't have the money. This year, I decided as one of my New Year's Resolutions to focus on ways that I can save money. Make sure that you bookmark this post as it will serve as a table of contents for the entire series. As each new article is posted, I will add it here. 52 Weeks of Money Saving Tips Week 1 - 52 Week Savings Plan Week 2 - Saving Money on Laundry Detergent: Make Your Own! Week 3 - Make Your Own Foaming Hand Soap Week 4 - If you have any great money saving tips or articles that you have written, leave me a comment! I would love to incorporate your ideas into my series. … [Read more...]

#NSXmas Home for the Holidays Sweepstakes Event – $25 Amazon Gift Code


Welcome to the #NSXmas Home for the Holidays Sweepstakes Event! There are 95 blogs participating and you can win some great prizes. Enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Code from Time For All Things and then make sure you hop around and enter to win on the other blogs too! (See list at bottom of post). Plus, you can also enter to win a memory foam mattress from Nature's Sleep! Entry-Form Nature's Sleep carries a variety of products to help you get a blissful night's sleep from memory foam pillows to memory foam mattresses. You can wake up to a whole new you. Say goodnight to aches and pains while you sleep in sublime comfort and awake feeling refreshed. One lucky continental US winner will be chosen to receive a memory foam mattress from Nature's Sleep at a max value of $4000 by entering the code word from the blog they entered the sweepstakes on in the Giveaway Tools form below. My code word is: RED Entry-Form … [Read more...]

Decorative Wood Letters – Explore!

Wood Letters - Dresser

This past year I made a nautical style quilt for my son. The quilt, with colors of red, blue and khaki, is a great starting place for decorating his room. I plan on using different nautical directions to give the home an old sea-faring theme. My first project was to take wood letters and apply a nautical theme. I choose letters from The Wood Connection in the Alphabet Andrea style. These letters are 7 inches high and 6 inches wide. They are also 1 1/2 inches deep.  The best part - they are only $1.95 each! I bought seven to make the word EXPLORE. Next, I was off to my local craft store to look for scrapbook paper with a travel/map theme. I found a pack of paper from Recollections entitled World Traveler which has a variety of travel related papers.  This paper pack is available at Michaels for $19.99, and you can use a 40% off coupon to save money. You could also find old maps that would work well too. Here is a list of the items that I used to create this project: Wood … [Read more...]