DIY Granite Countertop Cleaner

I love this cleaner.  It works GREAT.  It leaves no streaks.  I also this on my mirrors, stainless steel and oven top.  Make sure you test the product in an inconspicuous area before first use!  I found this recipe here.

 

1/2 cup rubbing alcohol

2 cups water

8 drops dish soap  (I have used Kirkland and Joy..both work fine)

Mix together and store in spray bottle for easy use!  I love using this on my mirrors.  It’s streak free when I wipe with an old newspaper.  I LOVE this cleaner.DSC02800

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Easy Breakfast Recipe

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This recipe is easy, cheap and delicious. I wouldn’t advise eating it every day, though. You might gain a few pounds! My mom used to make this when I was little and I loved watching the “pancake” rise.

Oven Pancakes

3 T butter
1/2 c milk
3 eggs
1/2 c flour
1 T sugar
1/4 tsp salt

Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Melt butter in 9 inch pie plate or round pan. Beat together eggs, milk, flour, sugar, and salt. Pour batter into hot butter. Bake for 20 minutes. Cut into wedges. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.


DIY Liquid Hand Soap

DSC02801The other day I happened upon this DIY liquid hand soap recipe. I decided it was worth a try! I followed all the instructions set up on this blog, but used Irish Spring Soap instead. It smells wonderful and works well. This DIY hand soap is also much cheaper than the kind you buy in the store!


The Crock Pot is My New Best Friend

I shared my exciting job news in my last post.  While I’m ecstatic to finally be bringing home a pay check, I’m still committed to saving money.  I do not want to start spending frivolously just because my husband and I will be making more.  Thus, I’ve decided the Crock Pot is my new best friend.  It cooks while I’m away, makes plenty of food for left-overs and does not require expensive ingredients!  Perfect!  This week I’m going to cook up some Festive Black Bean Soup. It looks super tasty, healthy and not to mention easy on the wallet. Take a peek!


A Little Motivation…

Sometimes my will to save money falters. Bad days tempt me to spend. How about you?

When my will power is starting to fail, I read posts by fellow bloggers who are also trying to squirrel some cash away. Their words usually inspire me to keep my credit card tucked in my wallet.

Enjoy. Hope these blogs motivate you!

Budgets are Sexy Their blog will make you think.

DottieDomestic-Her blog will inspire you to count the sheets of toilet paper you use. Wow!

How I Save Money.Net. I just found her blog today. Gotta love the clear skin tips, too.

Design Sponge This blogger really knows how to DIY! I love DIY because it can really save some dough.


Saving Money With Homemade Laundry Soap Detergent

This blog could not be complete without a recipe for homemade laundry soap detergent. I won’t pretend I was the clever one that came up with it, so here is a link to the source!

This is the recipe I use:

* 1 bar of shaved soap (you can use Ivory, Zote or Fels-Naptha). I use a cheese grater. My sister dumps the shavings into a food processor after she grates it. Whatever floats your boat.

* 1 cup Washing Soda

* 1 cup Borax

Thoroughly stir together for 5 minutes! Only 1 TBSP needed per load!

Making your own detergent is quick and painless. It also spares some benjamins. I think it cleans well, also.

According to the writer of this recipe, one will save $0.16 per load. See his calculations HERE. $0.16 per load doesn’t sound like a lot, but if you wash 2 loads a day you will save $116 over the course of a year. That’s like a new pair of boots!