WFMW: Potatoes

Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer has offered up this question for bloggy consideration: On one of those days, which surely we must all have, where the day hasn’t gone as planned, there is next to nothing in the pantry, take-out and sandwiches are out, and hey let’s just add in a sick child and husband on the way home for good measure… what do you fix? What is your fall-back recipe? Well, let me just say first-off.. I really have been trying to plan better so those kinds of days don’t happen so often. But you know, sometimes they

WFMW – Store Brand Buying, Except For…

This week there is a theme to the WFMW. Guess I oughta stick to the topic. 😛 So, Shannon, a loyal available store brand buyer like myself wants to know… which store brand items do we fork over the extra pennies for? I had to think about it for a few minutes, but then I realized there are a few, though not many. For the most part, I really don’t care. Here goes (in the order that I think of them in): #1 Borden 2% Milk Sandwich Cheese Slices – yeah, that’s a biggie. I have bought store brand cheese

Homemade Soap Follow-Up (WFMW)

I know I’ve already posted a WFMW about making our own soap, but several of you really wanted to know how well it worked. So after almost a month of using it I thought I’d post a follow-up. Both my mom and I agree – it really does work! Now Mama Nut is using it and says that she is satisfied with it, too. Also, I’ve been using my homemade dishwasher detergent and I thought I’d share that as well. So how well does the laundry soap work? Well… Here’s what it DOES do: It gets dirt out It rinses

We made soap! (WFMW)

I’m so excited! I went over to my mom’s house yesterday and together we made our own liquid laundry soap. We used the recipe that I found before, which we doubled and divided, and the whole process went very smoothly. We used Zote bar soap to create our soap base, which smells like a strong version of Ivory, so the finished product has a nice pleasing scent and a soft pink color to it. (The pink is just a sweet little benefit!) 😛 It was easy and I am pleased with the finished product. It takes about 24 hours to