Friday, September 14, 2012

Increasing Food Prices

The USDA has recently stated that this summer's drought will most certainly drive up the cost of food in 2013.  In an effort to prevent feeling that increase I've been trying to stock up on non-perishables.  I've gotten a good supply of dried beans, whole wheat flour, whole wheat pasta, dried fruit, & canned (from my gram's garden) & frozen veggies.

Admittedly, reports like this make me feel a little nervous, but I have high hopes that with a little crafty shopping in the coming months we'll be in good shape.  Rather than being paranoid, I figure I'm just being prepared.  Right?!

Anyone else nervous about raising food prices?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Make Your Own Foaming Dish Soap

After seeing the exorbitant price of foaming dish soap in the store, I figured I could make the same thing for much cheaper.  I use dish soap samples, which makes the soap completely free, & a few pumps work just as well as a squirt of regular dish soap. Yeah!  Here's how to make it:  

Simply take an empty foaming soap dispenser & your dish soap. (The same method can be used to make hand soap, just replace the dish soap with hand soap.)

Fill 1/4 of the pump with soap & fill the remainder with water.  Gently mix together.

Voila, you have foaming dish soap! Just add a few pumps to a sink of dishes & you're good to go.  Look forward to long lasting bottles of dish soap & fewer trips to the store!