DIY Hooded Bath Towel & Heated Rice Pack!

by at October 16, 2013 in Do It Yourself, Gift Ideas, My Tips

 

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Want to make some Christmas gifts this year that won’t cost too much? I know I want to, and this is a great gift for kiddos. I love using my heated rice pack at night, and my daughter typically asks if she can borrow it after me, so I thought I’d make one especially for her.

 

First things first, lets make the hooded bath towel. I bought these towels at Kohl’s using a coupon and they were on clearance. If you like the colors, they actually have more or bath towels are on sale this week at Target for $4.00 each.

 

DIY Hooded Towel

 

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Homemade Liquid Dishwasher Detergent Recipe – Easy and CHEAP!

by at July 18, 2013 in Do It Yourself, Food, Food Tips, My Tips

 

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It’s 11 o’clock at night and I’m getting ready to go out of town the next day. I have a dishwasher full of dirty dishes. I reach into the box to get out a dishwasher tab, and it’s empty! Yep, this happened to me this week. I got on the internet in search for an easy dishwasher detergent recipe that did not require borax (don’t have any), and I found it!!!

 

My dishes came out sparkling clean, no film. I’ve used this formula 3 times now and LOVE it! It’s exactly what I was looking for, and it costs pennies to make! Let me know what you think:

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 cup liquid dish soap (I used Dawn – it’s concentrated, so I used 1/8 cup)
2 tablespoons pure lemon juice
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon washing soda (I used baking soda – didn’t have washing soda or check out this recipe to make homemade washing soda by baking baking soda!)

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients in a non-reactive saucepan over medium heat. Mix until everything has dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool. Pour into glass container. Shake before using. Fill dishwasher compartment and pour white vinegar into rinse compartment.

NOTE: If you use baking soda, it will react with the vinegar and create a lot of foam. Use a large pot to heat ingredients. Once you take the mixture off of the stove the foam will go down.

 

I have to say it’s super easy to make, and it works great! It is a little liquidy compared to what I’m use to, but it really doesn’t matter. I hope you’ll try this recipe. It’s definitely my go to recipe now.

 

 

Recipe adapted from LavinasHealthyHome

Frugal Friday: 2 Ingredient Homemade Detangler!

 

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Does your daughter say “OUCH!” every time you brush her hair? My daughter definitely does! Here’s an EASY homemade detangler recipe that’s FRUGAL, and you already have these ingredients on hand!

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This picture was taken a few months ago, but for already being 2 1/2 she’s got some LONG hair! Tangles are a normal occurrence for us!

Ingredients:

Conditioner – these sample packets work GREAT!

Water

 

Directions:

Squirt a few drops of conditioner into a spray bottle, then add water and fill up the bottle. Remember to shake the bottle before each use to distribute the conditioner evenly through the bottle!

Thrifty Thursday: Clay Pot Cake Stand, Easy & Cheap!

 

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Looking for a thrifty craft project for the summer? You’re going to LOVE this clay pot and base turned into a gorgeous cake stand. Head on over to joshuatrent.com: City Style to Country Flair and see how you can make one of these for your kitchen table!

Are You Seeing All Save At Home Mommy Posts On Facebook? Make Sure!

by at June 6, 2012 in Do It Yourself, My Tips

 

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I’m sure you’ve all seen the many updates Facebook has been making lately. Well, one thing they are now doing is charging business websites fees to guarantee that ALL their “readers” or people who have “liked” their Facebook page will see all their posts. See picture below:

 

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They want us to pay a fee per post to make sure everyone sees it, no thank you! I’m a money saving gooroo and spending money isn’t my idea of being thrifty. FYI: I have no bitterness towards Facebook, they are a business too!

 

I say all of this to show you have you can make sure you see each post! Hover your cursor over the checked LIKE that you clicked to “like” our page and make sure it’s checked “Show in News Feed.”

 

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Another thing you can do to make sure you see all the posts is to interact with me on the Facebook page. If you like a certain post, then “like” that post! It helps me make sure I’m posting things that are of interest to you, and it helps guarantee that you’ll see the posts for SaveAtHomeMommy!

 

You can always just go directly to the website saveathomemommy.com to see all the posts and much more, that’s my #1 recommendation. Hope all of you will make these updates. I LOVE each and everyone of my readers and I appreciate your support!

Are You Seeing All Save At Home Mommy Posts On Facebook? Make Sure!

by at June 4, 2012 in Do It Yourself, My Tips

 

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I’m sure you’ve all seen the many updates Facebook has been making lately. Well, one thing they are now doing is charging business websites fees to guarantee that ALL their “readers” or people who have “liked” their Facebook page will see all their posts. See picture below:

 

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They want us to pay a fee per post to make sure everyone sees it, no thank you! I’m a money saving gooroo and spending money isn’t my idea of being thrifty. FYI: I have no bitterness towards Facebook, they are a business too!

 

I say all of this to show you have you can make sure you see each post! Hover your cursor over the checked LIKE that you clicked to “like” our page and make sure it’s checked “Show in News Feed.”

 

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Another thing you can do to make sure you see all the posts is to interact with me on the Facebook page. If you like a certain post, then “like” that post! It helps me make sure I’m posting things that are of interest to you, and it helps guarantee that you’ll see the posts for SaveAtHomeMommy!

 

You can always just go directly to the website saveathomemommy.com to see all the posts and much more, that’s my #1 recommendation. Hope all of you will make these updates. I LOVE each and everyone of my readers and I appreciate your support!

Tip Tuesday: 2 Ways To Get Crayon Marks OFF The Walls!

 

 

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1. Squirt a small dab of toothpaste (non-gel kind) over the crayon marks. Rub in the toothpaste with a rag, then gently rinse the area with warm water. Crayon marks, GONE!

2. Dab mayonnaise over the surface of your wall. After a few minutes wipe the mayonnaise off your wall and the crayon marks should come off with it! DONE!

 

 

Photo from buzzle.com

Thrifty Thursday: Homemade Honey Lollipop Cough Drops For Kids!

by at May 17, 2012 in Do It Yourself, Food, Food Tips, Kids, My Tips

 

 

I’m sure quite a few of you have seen this on pinterest, but WOW what a great idea! It’s super thrifty and super simple to make. I know when the seasons change a lot of kids get sick, and what a perfect “treat” to help their throat feel better. Check out pistachioproject.com and see how you can make these for your kiddos when there throat hurts!

Homemade Cough Drops Lollipops

 

 

 

Thanks, pistachioproject.com