*Making my own baby food, for the last 3 months. I am using the "Magic Baby Bullet." And boy do I love it. Lucas (my youngest), loves it too. We recently, tried jarred food, and he gagged. Thought it was repulsive. Nothing like the real thing, I guess. Not to mention full of a lot of nothing with a side of preservatives.
*Just ordered a stock (22 diapers/inserts + a diaper sprayer) of Cloth Diapers. I am beyond thrilled for these bad boys to get to our door. I scored an awesome deal on eBay for some ALVAbaby diapers. The whole lot was $84.99 for 20 solid colored diapers, then I snagged two additional diapers for $6/each. I have heard rave reviews from friends and online about these diapers. That's a whopping $4.24/diaper. CHEAP! Plus from what I understand, the quality is pretty amazing. Plus, they come with inserts.
*Today, I got stuff to make my own laundry detergent. EEK! I am beyond excited to start using it. Got home from the store and whipped up some scented and some non-scented stuff. Non-scented b/c my oldest has severe eczema and needs everything 100% dye and scent free.
- 3 bars of soap- $3.97
- Fals Naptha- $0.97
- Borax- $4.99
- Washing Soda- $3.97
- Dispensers to hold detergent- $4.97/each
- Total: $23.84
Recipe adapted from: The Burlap Bag
1 Bar of Soap (your choice) or Fals Naptha
1 Cup Washing Soda
1 Cup Borax
Yields: enough for 64 loads.
You use 1-1.5 Tbsp. PER load. that's all.
The boxes will makes me probably 5 gallons or more. That is quite the savings. So I am pretty excited about that.
*Also, making my own homemade hand soap. :)
- 8 Pack of Bar Soap- $6.99
- Glycerin- $2.97
- Total: $9.96
Recipe adapted form: The Farmer's Nest
1 bar of soap
1 gallon water
2 Tbsp. Glycerin
Actual DIY Handsoap
*Been making my own Bisquick too. And let me tell you, not only does it save you money which is amazing, but it's seriously super delish, as well. :P
Recipe adapted from: DIY Home made Bisquick Recipe
- Homemade cleaning solutions
- Homemade Sewn Baby Wipes
- Baby Body Wash
- Dishwasher Detergent
- Felted Wool Dryer Balls
Also, I plan to make all of curtains and upholster chairs and such in our home. :P LOVE the simple, inexpensive lifestyle. It's so nice to save money, especially with two little ones. :P