Some of you have asked for an update about the homemade laundry soap. I am happy to report that it has worked out very nicely! We have washed our way through the first batch at this point and our clothes are clean. Nobody has even said that we are stinky. So, I'd say that means it's a success.
This is one money-saving household product that I will continue to make and use! When I mix up the next batch this week, as I said before, I plan to use Lux soap flakes instead of grated laundry soap because I think it will make a more consistent mixture.
I have heard that you can make your own dryer sheets too (some examples here and here)...maybe I'll try that next! I don't usually use dryer sheets or fabric softener because Emma and I both have very sensitive skin, so maybe one of those vinegar/essential oils ones will be my first try. We'll see...
The up side of all of this frugal making is that it is also all a bit "greener." I am, by no means, an environmental activist, but it's nice to know that something I enjoy doing anyway reduces chemicals and waste in my own home.
Also on the "making" front, I have a batch of granola in the oven right now. It smells really yummy. I have only hesitated to make my own in the past because the cost of honey can be pretty prohibitive, but my neighbor keeps bees and I get raw honey for super-cheap now. Hope it tastes as good as it smells!