Friday, March 2, 2012

Save money on home phone service!

I have been using a VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone service for around 7 years now!  When we moved from PA to MD 7 years ago, we were able to keep our local PA phone number, and still have that same number now that we're back in PA!!  I have used 3 different companies and have no major complaints with the service itself.  I recently went looking for a less expensive option, since our bill had climbed over $40/month!  I am loving our newest VoIP service -

One of the neat features of is that they offer a referral program to save you even more money!  So yes, not hiding anything, if you click this link to sign up, I will receive credit!  Sign up for!

But the best news???  My phone bill is $9.88/month.  Yup.

I also love that you can log onto's site and see your incoming calls, listen to voicemails, send a fax, even send a text message!  Many more features are on their site, there are just too many to mention.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I hate laundry... but I love saving money!

I guess I can't get around the hatred of laundry....  (it's really the folding & putting away that I despise most), but I can learn to like it a bit more when I save money doing it AND do it in a safe *green* way.  Not to mention how easy this is... making my own laundry detergent took about 15 minutes!!!  And according to other bloggers, I will have enough for about 32 loads of laundry.

What you need:
1 bar Fels Naptha Laundry soap (any bar of laundry soap can be used)
1 Cup Mule Team Borax
1 Cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda

That's it!!!  Now, you just grate the entire bar of soap, then add the cups of borax and washing soda.  Mix it all together and you're done!  You only need to use ONE TBSP per load!  And no, this will not make suds; suds do not = clean!  All of the ingredients are easily found at the local Walmart!

The recipe came from Mommy's Kitchen.  She also has a recipe for a larger batch!  The cost per load is calculated to be approx 7 cents per load!  Can't beat that for safe, chemical-free laundry soap!

Looking for a liquid laundry soap?  I have links to several on my Pinterest board - Naturally.