I’m planning on doing a big kitchen remodel next year. I want to replace the floors, new paint job, and install new lighting fixtures. I want to put a nice pendant fixture right above the kitchen table. I really like the look of them. I also want to install recessed lights. I was considering track lights, but I really think the recessed will look nicer. I will post pictures once it’s complete.
I’m posting these great blogs of my buddies. I really enjoy visting these sites and will be adding this to my blog roll. I hope you enjoy the links. Don’t forget to visit.
World of Mom
Confetti by: Kateedyd
Pure Jade Home
The Fuzzbutt Files
Kimmi’s Krazy World
My Weekly Beef
My First Steps With Jesus
I Love my 3 Boys
Thrifty Momma Ramblings
Vibrant Healthy U
Photos For The Fun of It
A Christian Marriage
The Mighty Scribbler
A little bit About Nothin
The Cajun Blogger
Fat Girl Goes Fit
Mommy Mias World
The work from home blog
Here On Columbia Avenue
Da Boss And Bryguy
4 Cats Make Me Crazy!
Today’s thrifty tip is make your own baby wipes. Some people even use soft terry material, and sew them into small wash cloths. I think French Terry is a great material to use. This is softer when wiping baby’s bottom, and just throw them in the same bucket you use for your cloth diapers.
I actually made my own using a homemade liquid mixture and paper towels.
Start with your paper towels and cut the roll in half, and then remove the inside cardboard. I used a baby wipe container that was washed out. Any plastic container with a good seal is fine. You will want to wash it out once it’s empty.
Liquid Mixture: (Many variations)
2 Cups Boiled Water (cooled)
2 TBS Baby Shampoo
1 TBS Oil
Then mix in the container and put the paper towels in container (cut side down). Make sure you seal it well, and turn container upside down for about 10 minutes. This ensures it saturates the paper towels.
There are so many variations. Some people use almond oil, olive oil, or baby oil. This is what is great is that you can use what makes you comfortable. I recommend Viva since they are the softest and very strong. I could get a roll on sale with coupon for 25-50 cents. This is much cheaper than store bought wipes, and I also liked there were no harsh chemicals.
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I think people who use coupons regularly will understand this post, but have you ever noticed that certain people will give you a strange look when you discuss a great deal you got. I noticed this recently with a relative. I thought I must have had 2 heads or something. I totally respect that using coupons, or combining the sales with coupons and rebates is not for everyone. It really doesn’t take me that much time to go thru the sales papers and clip coupons each Sunday. But please don’t look at me as if I’m an alien. I swear I’m not the only who uses them.
I decided to stop at CVS yesterday since I got some good cash register receipt coupons. I also found a rain check from two years ago. That’s the great thing about their rain checks is that they never expire. You gotta love it. The rain checks were for Schick Quattro Razors for men and I had a quantity of four. I didn’t have any coupons, but I did have a $5 ECB when you buy one. The rain check was for $1.99 each! I was able to get all four, and I got the $5 ECB. I got four razors for $3.12 with tax!
I also had coupons for a Tylenol 10ct vial and a Fusion Shaving cream. I did have $1 coupons for both. I also got a couple more boxes of Puffs tissues.
Fusion: $3.49- $3.00 coupons= $0.49
2 Puffs: $1.76- $.50 cents coupons= $1.26
4 Quattro Razors- $7.96- $7 ECB I used= $0.96
Tylenol: $2.49- $2.50 coupons= penny overage
Grand Total with tax: $3.12!!!
I got back a $5 ECB from the razors. I saved a total of $45 with sales and coupons for 92% in savings. I just can’t say it enough. I LOVE CVS!
We are planning our first trip to Disney World for next year. We are debating if we should stay on grounds or in a condo hotel off grounds. It would be very convenient to stay at Disney with no worries about driving to the parks daily and parking. We could just catch a shuttle or bus. I would also prefer to save some money staying offsite, plus have a bigger place. We need to just write down all the pros and cons to make our choice.