I love my job.
My children play basketball in a church league. Every year, the league gets discount tickets to a Memphis Grizzlies game. We opted out the last few years because we couldn’t get them to sit still during a 90 minute Pixar movie, so we knew there was no chance of them sitting through an entire NBA game.
We decided to try it this year, and we were glad we did. It was a lot of fun, and the kids enjoyed themselves, too.
And for a special treat, we stayed for the after-game show.
From Nebraska to Tennessee. This plaque hung in my mother’s kitchen and now hangs in mine.
Looks like it’s time to make more laundry detergent!
Preparation is a little time-consuming, but making my own laundry detergent saves me a ton of money. The recipe for dry detergent that I use can be found on found on TipNut (#9).
Start with 8 cups grated bar soap. I typically use two bars Fels-Naptha for stain removal and one bar Ivory soap.
12 cups Borax 20 Mule Team, which comes out to be a little more than a one 4 lb box.
8 cups Washing Soda. Make sure you buy both Washing Soda and Baking Soda. There is a difference, and yes, you need both.
8 cups Baking Soda. Again, make sure you buy both Washing Soda and Baking Soda.
One hefty size container to mix the ingredients and one hefty spoon to do the mixing. I use a slotted spoon for easier mixing, and I mix and store in the same container. Less mess.
Adding one cup of each ingredient at a time, mix well to combine.
It looks so pretty in the glass container.
1/8th of a cup is all you need to do one load of laundry!
Needless to say, that huge container lasts me a very long time. =)
Happy Laundry Day!!
My schedule for the month of November. So far, so good.