Homemade Laundry Detergent

Homemade Laundry Detergent



It’s that time again for my family.  Time to make more laundry detergent!  With a family of 6, we have lots of clothing that needs to be washed.  I’ve been able to save money by making my own laundry detergent the past couple years.  Its super easy to do as well!

  • 1- 4lb 12 oz box of 20 Mule Team Borax
  • 1 – 4 lb box of Arm And Hammer Baking Soda
  • 1 – 3 lb 7 oz box of Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda
  • 1 – 3lb container Oxy-Clean
  • 4 – bars Fels Naptha Soap, grated
  • 1 – large bottle of Purex Crystals in your favorite scent

Simply combine all ingredients in large rubbermaid container and combine together.  Mix well to ensure that everything is combined.  Use 2-3 tablespoons per wash!

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Baby Teething Necklace

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Educents: Free Dinosaur Math Center

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Head on over to Educents and you can grab this FREE Dinosaur Math Center for a limited time.  Only 5 days left to grab!

Included in this fun bundle:

Roaring Story Problems
Addition Match Up
Dino Make Ten
Missing Dinos
Number Order Dinos
Count to 120
Add & Subtract 10
Dino Graphing
Dino Fractions

Yoplait Kids: Mutant Ooze Slippers

Yoplait Kids

We love having Yoplait Kids yogurts on hand for our kids.  Yoplait Kids has brought out 3 new favorites for the kiddos including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hello Kitty, and Despicable Me characters.

Mutagen Ooze SippersYoplait even has a fun recipe to make Mutagen Ooze Sippers from the Yoplait Kids Yogurts.


  • 1 package Yoplait Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle strawberry and cotton candy yogurt
  • 1/2 – 1 cup club soda
  • Blue and green gel food coloring
  • Multi-colored straws, for serving


  1. Remove foil covers from yogurt cups. Add a few drops of gel food coloring to each yogurt cup, making some green and some blue. Mix until desired colors are reached.
  2. Add 1-2 tablespoons club soda to each cup and stir carefully to combine.
  3. Place a straw in each cup and serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

With no high fructose corn syrup and natural colors and flavors, both you and your little ones will love these new Yoplait yogurts!  And be sure to check out and share other great Yoplait-inspired recipes by visiting: http://www.bettycrocker.com/menus-holidays-parties.

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.

Tasty Tuesday: Egg Roll in a Bowl

Egg Roll in a Bowl

I have seen several recipes for egg roll in a bowl, however some contained soy sauce, which we cannot have due to my son’s allergy and some contained funky things that we didn’t have on hand.  For lunch today, I put together our own version of Eggroll in a Bowl that was a huge hit around here!  My hubby loved it as well!

We had received cabbage in our Bountiful Basket this past week and we had carrots and onions leftover from a previous basket so everything we needed was on hand.

Egg Roll in a Bowl


First up, throw a pound of Johnsonville Italian Sausage or similar brand into a large skillet.  Brown the pork until done.  Add in a whole chopped onion and stir to combine.  Cook over medium high heat about 5 minutes.

As the onions cook, prepare your cabbage and carrots.  I found it easiest to chop the cabbage and then put it through my food processor to shred.  Same with the carrots.  I peeled them and put them through the food processor.  Much easier!

Add in your cabbage and carrot mixture along with your coconut amines, garlic, and ginger.  Stir to combine and cover.  Cook on low about 5-8 more minutes.

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Tasty Tuesday: Eggroll in a Bowl
  • 1 lb package Johnsonville or similar italian sausage
  • 1 Head of cabbage, shredded
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ cup Coconut Aminos (Soy Sauce Alternative)
  1. Brown the sausage in a skillet until done.
  2. Add in onions and cook over medium high heat for about 5-10 minutes.
  3. While the onions and sausage cooks, put the peeled carrots through the food processor to grate and do the same with the washed and cored cabbage.
  4. Add the cabbage and carrots into the sausage mixture.
  5. Add in the garlic, ginger and coconut aminos.
  6. Stir to combine, cover, and cook on medium low about 5 minutes.
  7. Eat while warm!

My husband had the great idea to stir a little horseradish mustard in his at the end and he loved it that way!

This is a great carb free meal that also goes well on the Trim Healthy Mama plan.  This would be an S meal.

2 Boxes of Checks For ONLY $8.95 Shipped!


Here’s another deal from 4checks.com.  They are offering a special for first time buyers right now.  You can score 2 boxes of checks for just $8.95!  I’ve bought from them before and have been very pleased.

You can even grab these awesome UGA Checks!

Here’s how to get this deal:

  • First click here and pick out your checks.  Where you see the pricing, there will be a box that says Enter Offer Code.  Enter code DWF140 to see the price change.
  • Add 2 boxes to your cart
  • Make sure to SELECT “NO” TWICE TO EZSHEILD on the page where you enter the coupon code.
  • Your total should be $8.95 shipped when you select the slowest shipping. If it’s not, make sure you haven’t accidentally added the EZSHEILD

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Also, shop through Ebates for 12.5% cash back on this deal!

Amazon: Dolphin Tale Blu-Ray Only $7.99!

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Now that they have made Dolphin Tale 2, you can grab the Dolphin Tale [Blu-ray] for only $7.99 right now ($9.91 for DVD).  We haven’t seen this yet, but my kids have been wanting to watch it!

In an inspiring story of the bond between animals and humans, a boy named Sawyer discovers an injured dolphin, who is brought to a marine hospital and named Winter. Unfortunately, her injuries cost Winter her tail, without which she may not survive. But with Sawyer’s devotion, a marine biologist’s (Harry Connick Jr.) and the brilliance of a prosthetist (Morgan Freeman) charged with creating a new tail, Winter may receive a second chance at life.

Great Parents Academy LoveMath™ Program

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Great Parents Academy.

Great Parents Academy


If you are looking for a homeschool math curriculum or just to enhance what your children are learning at school, one option is the Great Parents Academy LoveMath program. LoveMath is an online curriculum that teaches math to children in Kindergarten through 5th grade, providing a fun experience with a sequenced curriculum for an entire year.  Through the program, children can learn at their own pace, backing up or moving ahead as needed.

The GPA Team

LoveMath utilizes a gamified, character-led curriculum of roughly 150 lessons per grade to successfully guide elementary school students through a full year of math lessons. The product’s platform consists of three key components: Learn, Engage and Motivate.  Once a child learns and practices problems, they are rewarded for their efforts via parental and/or commercial rewards through the Motivate platform of LoveMath.

The GPA curriculum meets and exceeds curricular standards in mathematics for K-5 students.  The GPA curricular standards were created based upon an integrative development cycle. Great Parents Academy’s team of experienced, licensed grade-level educators continuously compile, review, evaluate and revise the curriculum to ensure the company maintains its high standards. GPA incorporates current evidence-based practices based upon industry research, along with the extensive classroom experience of its educators and the children/families they have served to develop its rich curriculum.

For more information about how the program works, you can watch the video here.  Or to check out the program, click here.

Walt Disney World® Resort Current Discounts

We love going to Disney.  I especially love when they offer discount hotel deals!  Right now, you can save up to 30% off Disney Resort Hotels through November 25, 2014.  Plus book through Destinations in Florida and they will handle all the details including helping you make dining reservations.  They will not charge you a thing!  We booked our last trip through them and they made sure we got the very best rate plus sent us some goodies for our trip as well!  It was a great experience and we will book through them again!

The Circus is in Town!

Hey, local readers, the Cole Brothers Circus is back! It’s at the Athens Fairgrounds in Winterville today and tomorrow (Sep. 15 & 16) and then at Heritage Park in Farmington in Oconee County on Sept. 17 & 18. They have two performances each day at 4:30 and 7:30.


No need to pay full price at the window, there are coupons you can pick up at a lot of restaurants around town (I’ve seen them in McDonald’s) to save $5 off the price of an adult ticket or to admit a child free. The coupon is also available on their website. See you at the circus!