Frugality

Journal

Minimalist Reflections At Christmas

I’ve minimized my participation in Christmas. I used to be way more “into” Christmas.  Oh my gosh.  At one time I had at least five trees.  Decorations for all of them.  Then I had the non-tree decorations….stand-alone stuff.   Enough twinkling lights to string them for miles.  Indoor stuff.  Outdoor stuff.  It took me several days […]

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Journal

A List of Things I’m Doing Differently

Some things I started doing differently to: 1.) Decrease my consumption/impact/amount of “life dander”   & 2.)  Save $ – decrease the amount of time I have to spend making $ LIST- Make a less toxic and economical laundry detergent using Borax, Washing Soda, bar soap, & Water Purge things that are pointless:  Sell on […]

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Journal

Buying In Bulk – Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose

What I wouldn’t give for a old fashioned general store right out of a western movie!  A place where the stuff of life could be purchased in bulk without all the plastic, cardboard, glue, etc. We have a “General Store” nearby.  It is worth a visit just for atmosphere!  Wooden floors and a variety of quality goods that […]

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Recipes

Homemade Laundry Detergent Review

Two loads of Sandra & Dave laundry have now been washed using the Homemade detergent. I am happy to report that it works.  Laundry is clean.  Mine smells a bit like Ivory soap….I dry on a line outside….so that may air out some of the scent. I have read that other people have added essential oils […]

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Recipes

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Ingredients and supplies I made my own laundry detergent today.  We finally got to the bottom of the giant sized thing of detergent we bought about 8 months ago.  Instead of buying another one….I wanted to have a go at this. Here is the recipe I used: 1 bar of Ivory Soap 1/2 cup of […]

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