Friday, January 6, 2012

Catching up, and making stuff

I know, I know. So much for trying to post more often, it's been like a month! Terrible of me. I'll try to do better. So why don't we do a quick review of the last month?

I got engaged!

Christmas happened.

I made Earrings. 

New Years happened.

I made a necklace.

And Sidney and I became obsessed with a giraffe.

I think that catches us all back up. 

Today I decided since I was so successful at my liquid soap making venture I would try yet another thing I learned about while stalking  browsing Pinterest. 

I made my own powdered laundry detergent! I found the instructions on this blog. I followed the instructions as directed. Morgan, Alex and I took turns grating the soap because that's a tedious process. The first load of laundry is in the washer now, so I'll be sure to let you know how it turns out. But I spent a total of $11.64 on supplies, except the Oxyclean which I already had at home, and that is an optional ingredient anyway. I added it up earlier and we spend about $30-$40 a month on laundry soap. So I'll report in on how long the soap I made lasted, how well it worked, and the total amount of money it saved when I run out. 

I'm about to start a new jewelry project. Sort of a charm bracelet for myself. I can't wait to see how it turns out! 

Thanks for reading!