Happy New Year everyone! I am starting things off just right this year. Last night (NYE) was totally fun. We played games with the kids - realized that D-man can only have 3 properties and somehow still dominate at Monopoly - and I made soap.
Oh yes, you read that right! S-O-A-P .. .. Actually, Laundry detergent.
I have said it before and I will say it again - I adore Pinterest. I have resolved to do a great many things this year and I think that Pinterest is going to really help things. One of my first ideas was that I wanted to start using things that would help me to save money. I saw this recipe for Laundry soap on Pinterest, and it was not expensive to throw together - so I went for it. the most expensive part was the jar that I bought - and I bought the jar because I didn't have one thing in this house that would work to hold my new concoction.
1 Box of Borax
1 Box Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda
1 (3lb) Tub Oxi Clean
3 Bars of Fels Naptha
2 Boxes of Baking Soda
and 1 Jar to put it in
Then I got home and put it on the counter so I could take a picture of it.
I did start using my soap already and my clothes come clean and have a pleasant smell. If you like a little scent to your clothes, you can consider using a fabric softener, like Downy. I wash things on Cold typically and the Fels Naptha dissolved just fine.
So, what's the next project? Well, I didn't take pictures of the frames yet, but I am going to start my "Art Wall" tomorrow. I will have to put up pictures as soon as I get them all taken... but in the meantime, may you all have a Happy and Productive 2012!