24th Penny Pinching Party

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I loved last weeks Penny Pinching Party and all of the fabulous things that everyone is doing to save money. Here are some of my my favorites:
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I LOVE this post about How to Make Foaming Hand Soap by The Common Cents Home.
I have been doing this for a couple of years, but without the marbles. It really makes your soap go a long way and is a lot more fun for the kids to use. I think I am going to have to put marbles in mine now, because it looks more decorative and will help mix the soap too.

C.R.A.F.T. shows us how to use recycled gift wrap. I just love how colorful the box is and how she didn't have to buy gift wrap that would just get thrown in the garbage. I looked around her blog and she has a LOT of really great ideas.

I love great practical advise so I loved the Apron Senorita's post about socks.
She points out that boy's socks are cheaper than women's socks. I laughed at this post because I am always mixing up my 11 year old son's socks with mine when I do laundry. The only difference between our socks is the price. I think I will get my socks in the boy's department next time thanks to Yoli from Apron Senorita.

This is a really great tutorial.

My kids would love these Food Face plates by At Second Street: a creative blog.

Quarry Orchard posted a great idea about Vacation Rocks.

I can't wait to try the Homemade Laundry Detergent by Big Doll's Boomtown.
I was so excited that Melody posted this recipe because it can be used in front loading washing machines. I also love that she uses vinegar as a fabric softener (Anyone who knows me, knows I love using vinegar for everything.). You really have to read her entire post, because she has such a great sense of humor.

24th Penny Pinching Party!
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  1. I posted and linked you! What a great idea!


  2. Jen, Thanks for including me! Made my night. Tomorrow I'm posting a special "party theme" post in honor of being featured in your party.

  3. Thank you for featuring me tonight :) It definitely made my night too! What a great idea...Penny pinching it! Thank you!

  4. Great ideas. Thanks for such an inspirational party.

  5. Jen,
    Thanks for hosting, and for the soap recipe.

    blessings on your week

    barbara jean

  6. Jen, thanks for putting this list of great ideas from wonderful women together. I have been to several already and I'm having so much learning new things. ~ Yoli

  7. Marbles? Who knew?! I love the idea of the vacation rocks, too.
    Thank you for hosting!

  8. Thanks for the feature. I love your party and all the great ideas.

  9. Ha ha! I just realized that you featured someone today, that make their own laundry detergent, after I just posted on your McLinky on how I make my own laundry detergent. Oops! Good thing there's so many different ways on making your own detergent :)