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Dollartree kitchen and craft haul.. Gettin ready for the holidays!

Hi! Pictures are coming! Dollar tree is a great way to have some fun shopping without killing the budget!

Saving Money with the Laundry, it does add up.

Saving money while you are doing the laundry is a smart move. You can save for a rainy day or a vacation, or pay off something you have on credit. A conservative estimate of what one person spends on laundry a year is $665. Source: Pure Fresh So what can you do?

1. Making your own laundry soap is cost-effective.

Just one gallon of store bought laundry detergent is around $10. When making your own, it can be as inexpensive as $2 and combine with water can make 10 gallons. So spend $100 or spend $1.49, it is your choice.

The best recipe that I have found yet is from Becky’s Homestead. Becky has a vlog segment called Becky’s Homemade Laundry Soap which you can see here. Becky’s Homemade Laundry Soap. For the cost of $1.49 bar zote, 5 gallons of water, and a 5 gallon bucket which you can pick up all three items at avHome Depot or at a Lowe’s, you can make 10 gallons of soap. Savings can be upwards of $100-$150 a month depending what laundry soap brand you previous bought. The clothes come out smelling fresh and clean. Are you wondering about using it in a high efficiency washer? I have one and it’s no problem.

2. Use a manual washer

In warmer months, my kids and I do our laundry outside using 2 plastic tubs, a breathing manual washer, and manual wringer like one. This is great for light weight clothes worn in spring and summer, maybe even fall depending where you are at. And although bulky items and towels can be done too, I like leaving them for the machine.

3. Skip the dryer and use a clothesline.

Okay, I know not all of this can do this because of HOA rules and no outside space, but for small loads and a nice day, you can run an inside laundry line and hang it there. Use a fan pointed toward the clothes or open the doors to let the breeze come through.

Now there is some investment in setting this up such as buying the breathing manual washer tool approx. $20 and a wringer approx $20- $60 (this comes with a bucket) , but I think its worth it. Per load we use less water, we wash 5 items at a time and light dirty items first saving the real dirty ones to the end. Savings- yes, how much depends on you. It is one wash, ,then wringing out extra water, then one rinse, wringing out extra water again, and up on the clothing line. We use the grey water in the garden after further cutting down watering costs outside. Another plus of manual washing is you can actually get some muscles in your forearms. Savings again- no gym cost.

wringer
plastic tub <clothesline

I hope this gives you some ideas to trimming down what you spend. My reason for doing this is that utility costs here are out of control, store bought laundry soap is expensive and full of chemicals some they do not even have to put on the box!,my family is stuck in this state for now, and I like saving money if its easy and healthier.

I am signing off for now, The Busy Mama.

This blog segment may have a few to many typos, I am just jetting it all down while making some potato pancakes and fresh bread.

WordPress Resources at SiteGround

WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to facilitate the management of their WP websites: Expert WordPress Hosting SiteGround Read More…

WordPress Resources at SiteGround

WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to facilitate the management of their WP websites: Expert WordPress Hosting SiteGround Read More…

They are still using those farms

She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way.

On her way she met a copy. The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word “and” and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country. But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their projects again and again.

Sport is winning that world

A number of such two-sided contests may be arranged in a tournament producing a champion. Many sports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games.

The copy warned the Little Blind text

Far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies Read More…

On her way she met a copy

Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar. The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen.

She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way.

On her way she met a copy. The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word “and” and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country. But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their projects again and again.

At 13, Adam filmed the project Snax League.

Note: For the last 5 years, I have been looking for this clip and I just found it. TBT 2012.

She packed her seven versalia

She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village Read More…

Adam mustache photos

 

Salted Almond Chocolate Cake with Violets

Tea, with which we are all so familiar, is in reality a number of dried rolled leaves of the tea plant, Camellia Thea, cultivated chiefly in China and the contiguous countries. It is used excessively throughout Australasia—for has it not been shown that our four Read More…

Big Bear and Caramel Cupcake S’Mores

If you are fortunate enough to possess a wide porch or a stretch of lawn do not forget your less fortunate friends, and give an occasional informal party there while the weather is still fine. Food always tastes so much better in the fresh air Read More…

Napa Wineyard Party

This awakening as to its value has been too tardy, indeed, it has been from a slumber of centuries. Not that good Cookery has not been practised from time immemorial, but its recognition from a scientific point of view is almost within our own day; and even at the present time, dietetics, or that department of medicine which relates to food and diet, is only gradually assuming a position which is destined ultimately to become second to none.

The frequent experience of the housewife living in the country or suburbs these days to receive unexpected visits from friends who are touring in automobiles, and she finds she must have something attractive, dainty and nourishing ready at a moment’s notice to supplement the cup of tea or coffee so welcome after a hot, dusty trip.

It is a wise plan to keep a variety of Summer Sausage on hand, as in a very few minutes delicious sandwiches may be prepared with this, these sandwiches having the charm of novelty. It is impossible to deal in a short article with the many varieties of Summer Sausage, but there are three or four which can be touched upon. To have a thorough understanding of their goodness one must not only read about them but taste them.

These being the more easily made may be considered first. They may either be steamed or baked but the mixture is the same in either case. Allow two eggs and a teaspoonful of sugar to each half pint of milk. Beat the eggs with sugar thoroughly, but do not froth them, as the custard must be as smooth and free from holes as possible. Add the milk slowly, also a few drops of flavoring essence—vanilla, almonds or lemon. Pour into a buttered mould (or into individual moulds), set in a pan of hot water and bake until firm. Chill thoroughly and turn out on serving dish. Serve with sugar and cream. A pleasing addition to the above is made by garnishing the sides of the mould with strips of Canton ginger before pouring in the custard.

They come packed in an extra large carton. It is a wise plan to keep a variety of Summer Sausage on hand, as in a very few minutes delicious sandwiches may be prepared with this, these sandwiches having the charm of novelty. It is impossible to deal in a short article with the many varieties of Summer Sausage, but there are three or four which can be touched upon. To have a thorough understanding of their goodness one must not only read about them but taste them. It is impossible to deal in a short article with the many varieties of Summer Sausage, but there are three or four which can be touched upon.

With a supply of good eggs in the pantry the cook need never be at a loss for a tasty custard, and if she is wise enough to buy Armour’s Fancy Selects when she orders eggs from her market man their goodness will be reflected in her desserts. Aside from their goodness their extra large size will always recommend their use to the wise cook. They come packed in an extra large carton. It is a wise plan to keep a variety of Summer Sausage on hand, as in a very few minutes delicious sandwiches may be prepared with this, these sandwiches having the charm of novelty. It is impossible to deal in a short article with the many varieties of Summer Sausage, but there are three or four which can be touched upon. To have a thorough understanding of their goodness one must not only read about them but taste them.

The simple desserts are the best desserts, and none is more pleasing to the eye and the palate or so easily made or so frequently served in an imperfect manner, than custards.

With a supply of good eggs in the pantry the housewife need never be at a loss for a tasty custard, and if she is wise enough to buy Armour’s Fancy Selects when she orders eggs from her market man their goodness will be reflected in her desserts. Aside from their goodness their extra large size will always recommend their use to the wise housewife. They come packed in an extra large carton.

They come packed in an extra large carton. It is a wise plan to keep a variety of Summer Sausage on hand, as in a very few minutes delicious sandwiches may be prepared with this, these sandwiches having the charm of novelty. It is impossible to deal in a short article with the many varieties of Summer Sausage, but there are three or four which can be touched upon. To have a thorough understanding of their goodness one must not only read about them but taste them.

To have a thorough understanding of their goodness one must not only read about them but taste them. They are the staple diet in many foreign countries and in the Armour brand the native flavoring has been done with remarkable faithfulness—so much so that large quantities are shipped from this country every week to the countries where they originated.

To have a thorough understanding of their goodness one must not only read about them but taste them.

It is impossible to deal in a short article with the many varieties of Summer Sausage, but there are three or four which can be touched upon. To have a thorough understanding of their goodness one must not only read about them but taste them. They are the staple diet in many foreign countries and in the Armour brand the native flavoring has been done with remarkable faithfulness—so much so that large quantities are shipped from this country every week to the countries where they originated.