Wednesday, February 15, 2012

the intent to {someday} be awesome!

Okay, so until I get a replacement camera I will be sharing with you links to things I've found, tried and LOVED! Oh the Internet is a wonderful wealth of ideas for the a crafter, homemaker and someone just trying to live a bit more frugally like so many of us are these days.

Amy at Crazy Craft Bugs introduced me to making my own HOMEMADE dish detergent! It all started the other day when I realized we were out of dish detergent AND out of the dough to buy some more (we're on a cash system that I LOVE...more about that later!). I had pinned her idea on my pinterest pinboard with the intent to {someday} be as awesome as her....well that time was staring me in the face. I actually had everything but the citric acid on hand and that made it almost free! Instead of using citric acid I bought the 15 packets of lemon kool-aid instead (a whopping $4 spent).

Homemade dish detergent:

1 cup Borax (found on the laundry isle of any Target or Walmart)
1 cup Washing Soda (also found on the laundry isle)
1 cup Kosher Salt
1/2 cup citric acid, I've seen this in my local health food store in the bulk section, or 15 packets of lemon Kool-aid, make sure it's the unsweetened kind (or you can use 'Fresh Fruit' found on the canning isle.)

Mix all ingredients in a container and there you have it your very own homemade dish detergent!...yay I did it but I'm unsure that my status has changed from average Jen to awesome Amy.

p.s. over at Being Creative they have a similar recipe AND a fun find for storing you dish detergent. I saw these containers at both Target and Walmart.

Woohoo for saving some BUCK$ and WOW was it simple! Amy has some great ways for us to save some $$ along with fun craft ideas as well!

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