Author: Cheryl
•4:06 PM

In my ever lasting quest now to find more frugal ways to do things and save money. I have come across some great sites, where you can make alot of house products and food from scratch. I get so excited to try some of these things but my fear is the reaction from the man in my house.

He wouldn't mind at all if I made homemade pancakes, waffles, muffins, bread, etc. He is used to me baking from my baking blog days and loves it. But I think he was ready to put me in a mental home when I mentioned that I wanted to try to make non-food items, like the homemade laundry detergent and homemade fabric softener recipes I found on the internet. I don't know why, as he probably hasn't touched a load of laundry in years.

As for cleaning products, I already have a huge stockpile of them from all the CVS'ing and ShopRite deals I have done. I have decided I have enough and am not going to buy anymore. Once I am out of them I am going to try to make them from scratch. Again, cleaning products, not something the man even goes near in my house (sorry Honey, you know its true).

Tonight I am going to try the homemade syrup recipe I got from this great new site, Grocery Cart Challenge. I don't think he will mind. We don't use syrup very often and this will probably make us a nice batch to last for months. Will have to let you know how it goes.

Now if I try to make homemade toilet paper he will be taking measurements for my straight jacket.



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2 comments:

On November 13, 2008 at 9:12 PM , Billy and Maggie said...

Are we getting creative or what! Make your own soap??? I'll make sure Billy doesnt see this post and get any ideas lol!

Cant wait to see what you whip up.

 
On November 18, 2008 at 5:08 PM , Ira said...

A low cost, green eco friendly, healthy natural way to do laundry is to use 3 or 4 soapberry which grows on the Chinaberry tree and has been used for thousands of years. It works very effectively.