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Pods for the Dishwasher

Here is the recipe for some homemade dishwasher pellets.  The recipe is from http://www.budget101.com/myo-household-items/homemade-dishwasher-pellets-3916.html  She states this recipe ends up costing her $.02-$.03 per pellet or pod.   617 more words

Money Saving Tips

Slime and Naps

Today I made slime! I love making slime it’s really fun. It’s basically the ‘go-to’ chemical reaction that we do for any outreach programme or just to attract people to chemistry. 260 more words


California Desert Adventure

This week was interesting with a trip to Bakersfield; starting off with a painless flight directly to Los Angeles (actually my first flight ever through this airport), I drove north-east some 200 miles into Death Valley National Park.   591 more words


One down, two to go, batteries not included

I hop up Saturday morning and fix some breakfast and get busy.

The room is dry and the second coat worked so it’s time to start on the baseboards.  1,048 more words

Adventures Of My Old House

Homemade Laundry Soap

Today was the day that we finally did it!  We made our own homemade laundry soap!  There are a ton of variations out there and for our first run we decided to try the dry version.  476 more words


Home Made Laundry Soap

Have you ever looked at the back of a laundry soap bottle and wonderd what in the world is that ingredient or that ingredient? There actually chemicals. 438 more words

Baking Soda Wash

Homemade Laundry Soap...Cloth Diaper and HE machine friendly!

I finally ran out of laundry soap yesterday. I’ve been wanting to try homemade for several months, but I loaded up on buy one get two free Purex last fall, and it took what seems like forever to use it all up. 64 more words