We are having a busy summer and life seems to go faster than I have an ability to keep up with, but I wanted to do a few updates. This past school year was our first year not homeschooling, and it is working for us. The kids are growing so fast and keeping me busy.
Also, a laundry detergent recipe update- this month I stumbled upon a revolutionary recipe (for me, anyway). It is much simpler to measure, making it much easier to make. And it makes a HUGE batch that last longer, making it easier, again, by having to make it less often. The ingredients are the exact same, it's just simplified. A frugal mama posted this on a message board- it is on the recipe page for the Duggar family of 20 Kids and Counting fame, the popular TLC show. One tip- you will have to find a 5 gallon bucket with a lid to store the detergent. It was easy for me as we used to purchase laundry detergent from Sam's Club and had several empty buckets in our garage. Then, just transfer the detergent as needed into your large empty detergent bottles.