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  1. And there's a time to share...

    by , 12-01-2009 at 10:49 AM
    Ok people, here is what I have decided. I started this blog because I was "desperate" to have an outlet. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy being a stay at home Dad but I feel that I have lost my identity. I was my job, I lived, ate, and breathed the organic and natural foods industry. It was, and is, my passion.

    I have been a part of the industry for 8 years in many ways, grocery manager, store manager, consultant to businesses like Garden of Life & Body Ecology, schools like ...
  2. Make UR Own Laundry Detergent 2 Cents per load!

    by , 12-01-2009 at 10:16 AM
    Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap- Front or top load machine- best value

    4 Cups - hot tap water
    1 Fels-Naptha soap bar
    1 Cup - Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda*
    ½ Cup Borax

    - Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.

    -Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill ...
  3. Make UR Own Dishwasher Detergent 2 cents per load!

    by , 12-01-2009 at 10:11 AM
    Ingredients in Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

    Your environmentally friendly dishwasher detergent.

    Arm & Hammer Washing Soda—This stuff has been around forever. It is a natural substance, made from salt and limestone. Scientifically it is known as sodium carbonate. It cuts grease on anything and can be used for many (if not most) of the cleaning projects in your home. Arm and Hammer puts it out in the United States. If you can't find it at your grocers you can find ...
  4. Cut 1/2 off your food bill!

    by , 12-01-2009 at 10:04 AM
    The first adjustment I made was finding a host site for the Angel Food Ministry. It is for anyone there is no income requirement. They are a group that buy restaurant quality food in bulk, (cheaper that way), then make it available to all. You can view each months menu online and also put in your zip code to find a host sit, usually is a church. you can also place your order online. It instantly cut my food bill in 1/2.

    I ran grocery stores and restaurants for 8 years, checked out ...