Sunday, August 31, 2008

Make your own laundry detergent

Okay so I have made my own laundry detergent. It smells really good too I might add. All of the ingredients should cost about $8 and make a enough detergent for approx. 300 loads. From what I have heard from others that used to be staunch Tide only users, they have now seen that this detergent does as good or better.

What you will need is

1 bar Fels Naptha or other type of soap (can use any bar soap nut this is a large bar and does the best.
1 cup washing soda
1 cup borax powder
~You will also need a bucket (mine is 4-5 gallons). You can get a free one from a grocery store bakery. The one that I got was from the Publix bakery. I just went in and asked if they had any extra buckets with lids that they were otherwise going to throw out. They were very nice and gave me one;)

You will need to grate your bar soap and put it in a pot with about 10 cups of water. Slowly poor in the washing soda and the borax. Heat while stiring until the Fels Naptha is melted. You will need to get your bucket filled with about 3 gallons of hot water. When the mixture is melted, pour it into the bucket and mix. Let sit covered for 24 hours. You are now done and saving money and using a superior laundry soap.

***You can break this recipe in half as well if you don't need as much or have a smaller bucket***

Saturday, August 23, 2008

There is a really cool site called It is a place where people place an add for an "offer" of something they want to give away. And people that are need of things place "wanted" adds. It is a good way to save money while keeping things out of the landfill. I can not tell you how many things I have given and received. In fact, I got most of my maternity clothes via good old Freecycle. I mean how long do you wear maternity clothes for? Now I am getting ready to place the maternity clothes that I recieved back on there for someone else to be able to enjoy as well. If you haven't already checked them out, you really should.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sign up to be a bone marrow doner

Okay I thought that it would be a good idea to do a freebie that would do good for other people as well. This is a free kit for a cheek swab kit to be matched for a bone a bone donation. Apparently you usually have to pay for these. I really support things like this and think that it is a way to give back without having to invest money that I personally don't have. I think that it is really nice to possibly be able to save a life and this is a first step in doing so.

I hope this helps someone:)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Free screen savers from Meow mix

Thought that these were really cute! Hope that you enjoy trying these out as well.

Downtime is cat time when you're sporting a Meow Mix® Screen saver. (You know you wanna.)

Click "Download Now" from the left, and then click "Open."

Select "Screen Savers" from the Display Properties in Control Panel to change your screen saver.

Screen savers:Gone Fishing(My favorite),Have A Ball,Bye Birdie,Mouse Trap

Games:Hairball Invaders,Crosswords,Adopt a Pal(They walk around on your desktop)right click to feed,play,brush,or sleep many cats to choose from.

Get a diploma that you can print from the Ecatemy
Plus Free Buddy Icons

Friday, August 15, 2008

Free Screenings for Skin Cancer

Free screenings for skin cancer.

If you don't have health insurance and can't afford to go get screened for skin cancer, this is a good resource for you. There are physician's around the country that volunteer their time to do free screenings. We are lucky enough to have health insurance but if we didn't have it, I would go and make my husband go as well as he had a lot of skin cancer in his family. My dad had a skin cancer removed from all places his foot! That is one place that I think that people always forget to cover with sunscreen.

Hope this is a benefit to someone out there.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Free blood glucose meter with strips

My husband went to the doctor the other day and he found out that he has some health issues. One of them being that he may be pre-diabetic. So not wanting to go out and spend the money on a meter, I have found this offer for a free meter and 10 free strips. It should take about 4 weeks to arrive. I hope that this will be useful to others as well.

Just wanted to update on this: It did arrive as promised. I just have not had to time to check it out and figure out how to work it yet. There are not enough hours in my day...But this is legit so if you need one get one free!

Allow me to....introduce...myself

Hi there! I am Natalie and this is my blog:)I am a momma to three very wild little boys and money is tight at times (most times).

Have you every heard the saying "A penny saved is a penny earned"? Well that will be my motto here on my blog.

I am starting this blog to highlight some of the best freebies and finds that I find. I really love finding a good deal on things and really, really enjoy finding things for free. I'm sure that you are the same way as well.

Well, I hope that what I post here will help you out and hope that you will come back to visit often.