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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Domestic Goddess


My Saturday= cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping. 

Anyone jealous yet? 

But lets be honest, it needs to be done.

I know every weekend I say I'm going to clean and all that jazz, but this weekend I am!

I'm determined.

So far, I've braved the crowds at Walmart and Winn Dixie, bought a new lamp and some candles, made laundry detergent (see recipe below), had a Pinterest project fail, taken Laney on a bajillion walks, and even cooked a little #masterchefallison (garlic roasted new potatoes anyone?)

Exciting stuff. 

To be clear, making the laundry detergent was not the Pinterest project that failed.

To make your own laundry detergent:


1 box of Borax
1 box of Arm and Hammer baking soda
1 box of Arm and Hammer Super Washing Powder (yellow box)
1 bucket of OxyClean
1 bottle of Purex Crystals
1 bar of Fels Naptha (shredded)

Note: all can be found on the "laundry aisle"





Combine all into a big bucket and mix.


Viola! Fool proof.


All that's left is to put it in a pretty jar!  Use 1-3 tbls. per load depending on the size and how dirty your laundry is. I've read that a whole batch can last a year--but I'm hoping for at least 6 months! 

Still on the to do list for this weekend: meal plan for the week ahead,  wash the mountain (literally) of laundry I have, and tidy up the whole place (vacuum, make bed, etc).

The good news is, I still have a whole day to accomplish all of this. I guess I finally found that motivation I was looking for last week! 

What are you doing this weekend? 



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1 comment:

  1. This is awesome! I am always looking for ways to save money on this kind of thing as when traveling, some countries are dirt cheap for it and others are ridiculously expensive! Thanks for sharing :).

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