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April 26, 2009

Home Made Soap

Filed under: simple savings — Tags: , — niksblog @ 2:49 am

Oooh, I’m becoming a regular depression era penny pincher. If you knew me, you’d know how funny it is that I made my own soap. It’s the kind of cheats version as I didn’t actually make the base soap, but it means that we have about a year’s supply of liquid soap for the cost of 4 bars ($2.52 from Aldi). The first refill looked and felt like pale cream snot, the next refill from the same batch was heaps better just through having sat/settled for some time on the shelf.

Home Made Liquid Soap

Grate up one bar of soap.

Boil it with 14 -16 cups of water

Let cool, and stir lots before it sets.


April 20, 2009

And now Handmade as well?

Filed under: beyond clothing, Pledge — Tags: , — niksblog @ 12:59 pm

I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.orgSo I’ve also pledged…which means that not only can I not buy my clothes at the mall, but gifts too. Anyway, this is all about trying and aiming to do this. Sometimes it may not work and that’s ok. And yes, I’m full of energy and a little teeny bit manic today…

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