Homemade Laundry Detergent

Homemade Laundry Detergent – Simple, Easy, Fast, & Effective. In my quest to live more frugally, simply and environmentally friendly, I decided to try my hand at making my own laundry soap. With as much laundry as I do, anything that’ll cut that cost down is wonderful. I used the “recipe” linked above because itContinue reading “Homemade Laundry Detergent”

Marriage and Money

Those are two words that often start a fight. Most marriage fights are over money. I’ve experienced that kind of fight plenty of times. I used to be a spender. Big time spender. Even when I was a kid. My mom and dad like to tell a funny story about when I went shopping forContinue reading “Marriage and Money”

Lovely Baby Shower

A couple of days ago, I was the recipient of a lovely baby shower.  The church my family attends was the host.  When I was asked if they could throw a shower for us, I was really surprised!  It’s our 5th child, we have sooooo much we’ve saved and we have only been attending for aboutContinue reading “Lovely Baby Shower”

My Attempt at Homemade Yogurt

My kids and I really like yogurt.  We like flavored yogurt the best, with vanilla and strawberry as top universal flavors.  I’m getting tired of buying it though, because I don’t buy it unless it’s on sale and I have a great coupon too.  The hassle of watching the sale/finding the coupon is getting too muchContinue reading “My Attempt at Homemade Yogurt”

Friday Food Plan

I went grocery shopping today.  Inspired by The Frugal Girl and my friend who twice this week asked what I was fixing for dinner (her hubby even asked), I thought I’d share my shopping adventures and a sketch of what we’ll be eating this week.  I have really found that planning my meals for the weekContinue reading “Friday Food Plan”

Weird Eaters and Lentil Soup

My kids are weird eaters.  I don’t get it.  They LOVE chicken nuggets and all that unhealthy kids stuff that we parents feed them when we are busy and need something quick.  My youngest 3 are TOTAL bread eaters too.  Rolls, biscuits, bread sticks – they want to eat that and nothing else when weContinue reading “Weird Eaters and Lentil Soup”

Empty Wallets and the Empty Tomb

I have some “friends” right now that are in dire straights.  I say “friends” because I don’t know them in real life.  I only know them online.  I’ve never seen their faces, I know them by screen name (usually I can connect a real name) and I don’t even really know where they live.  Yet,Continue reading “Empty Wallets and the Empty Tomb”