Thursday, April 24, 2008

Saving Money

As I was browsing a new blog today, brought to me by Home Ec 101 (which I never took because I took ag all four years to be in FFA-the very same FFA that Napolean Dynamite made famous)and reading all about the fascinating money saver of making my own laundry detergent, I then came upon another blog in my google reader who is giving some of her own homemade soaps away. Isn't that funny. This is something I have been wanting to do for a long time-ever since I started cleaing with vinegar and baking soda anyway. I had neither the extra time or energy to research how to make it and low and behold-the recipes have come straight to my inbox at google reader. AWESOME.
I am definitely trying this and I will certainly include the kiddos. We may even call it chemistry. I am excited. We do alot of laundry and this idea has me excited. The All free and clear I have been using does not have me excited because it has no scent. So I will be excited to find a scent I really love.
The other latest thing I have started doing to save money is a fresh fruit and veggie co-op. It all started with a homeschool support meeting on juicing. Now, I wish I could be a juicer or bake my own bread-but I know how I am and this just won't happen for me. However, they dropped a little tip that anyone could buy fruits and veggies WHOLESALE from this certain place in town and I was all over that!! I started with a friend that has a large family and like my own family-they are fresh fruit and veggie addicts. It was just the two of us and then as I made the first delivery, another friend was there and she came aboard. Now yesterday, another friend came on board (as a fill-in but we brought her in wholeheartedly-hopefully she's happy about that?). So this week has been our biggest order ever. We shall see how it goes. It will either be great or we will have way too much stuff. Either way, we have saved a bundle over grocery prices.
Please leave your best money saving tip in my comments. Green would be great, but cheap will suffice! Because with gas at $3.50 a gallon or more in some places, we all need to save money where we can!! I wish I could find a gas WHOLESALER!!


Amy said...

I like how Kip had Napoleon "pull" him into town....if we would all strap our kids to a bike and let them pull us into town on rollerblades, we could all save a bundle on gas.:) (Just Kidding!)

Angel Food Ministries (you can find them on the internet) has saved my family a lot of money on groceries, and we have been very pleased with everything we have received so far.

Aldi is also very good for fresh produce; their prices are even cheaper than Easy Way.(I don't know if you have these stores in your area.)

God Bless,

P.S. I am enjoying your posts.:)
I feel "almost famous" just reading them.:)

Mama Mia said...

You are my dietary hero Ma Ingalls!!

Jason said...

I'm sorry, I didn't understand a word of your post after FFA! Let me go back and read it again.


My best money saving tips? Need I say this again? Grocery Game.

~ Stephanie. said...

SHE is very happy! We had mashed potatoes and sauteed zucchini and summer squash last night - it was wonderful! Bananas for breakfast today . . . and I never had to step foot in Wal-Mart!

Heather said...

okay. why do I NOT KNOW about this! Is this why you called me the other day I was Dead!!???

FILL.ME.IN. asap woman!!
You KNOW we love us some good, fresh veggies.
I am waiting for the people in LoneOak to have their strawberries...

I will be in touch!