Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Day At the Park

Today Gretchen joined a play group. Through an old friend of mine I found out about this group that gets together at the park and such. So this morning we went to play. There was one other baby there Gretchen's age and some other mommy's to talk to . This was great for me to be able to socialize but also for Gretchen to be a participant in a community. So for almost 2 hrs us mommy's talked about mommy stuff. They even do mommy nights out on occasions.

Now it is time to make some more laundry detergent. About 5 or 6 months ago Brian and I made homemade laundry detergent. It really cheap to make and last a long time. We spent about $10 on the ingredient but can probably make about 3 runs of this stuff. Our first run has lasted almost 6 months so I guess that would be around .50 cents/month. Not bad.

Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

4 cups Hot Tap Water 1 Fels-Naptha Bar Soap
1 cup Washing Soda 1/2 cup Borax

Grate the bar of soap and add to a sauce pan wtih the 4 cups of water. Stir continually over med heat until soap dissolves and melts.
Fill a 5 gallon bucket halfway with hot water. Add the melted soap, washing soda, and borax, Stir well until all the powder is dissolved. Finish filling the bucket with hot water. Stir, cover and let sit over night.

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