Friday, February 23, 2007

Frugal Friday ~ Homemade Baby Wipes

With a new little one at home, I have been trying to keep baby need expenses down. I have been using cloth diapers and wipes, but haven't made enough wipes yet. The solution has been make your own disposable wipes from paper towels. Cut a roll of paper towels in half and place upright in a cylindrical container. I used a canister but a coffee can would work well also. Pour a solution of 2 cups water and 1 Tbsp of baby soap. I like Dr. Bronner's and also like to add a drop or two of tea tree oil. Let the towels sit in the solution for about five minutes, then the cardboard tube pulls right out and along with this the first wipe. They will now dispense like wet ones or Clorox wipes. All in all the wipes cost $0.49 for 70. The paper towels I bought on sale with a coupon - 8 rolls for $2.99 or 16 halves for $0.18 each. And they were nice thick Bounty ones. The Dr. Bronner's was $4.99 for an 8oz bottle or $0.31 a Tbsp. Not quite as economical as cloth wipes, but if you are in a pinch, run out, or don't want to wash this is a great solution. ~ Elizabeth See more Frual Friday ideas at

Thursday, February 22, 2007

First Smiles

What a big day for little Rebekah. At five weeks old, Rebekah blessed both mom and big sister with smiles. Unfortunately, by the time dad arrived home, Rebekah was in her evening grumpy mood. Hopefully, she will have smiles for him tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Monday: Meatloaf, Egg Noodles, Stewed Tomatoes, Lemon Cake
Tuesday: Lasagna, Tossed Salad, Italian Bread, Six Cup Salad
Wednesday: Lentil Stew, Cornbread
Thursday: Crock Pot Chicken with Stuffing, Corn, Cranberry Sauce, Apple Crisp
Friday: Shepherds Pie, Cottage Cheese with Peaches
Saturday: Sausage Corn Chowder, Blueberry Muffins, Banana Pudding with Strawberries

New to Blogging

You'll have to excuse me as I am new to the whole ideas of Blogs. Recently, I stumbled onto a few blogs that truly inspired me. What a wealth of information and support these women have to offer. They are truly a blessing.

While I am not sure how this will go, I just had to give it a try. I thought it would be a neat way to document my journey with my daughters, keep in touch with family and friends, as well as make new friends.

So while I play around and figure this whole blog thing out, I hope you will bear with me. Thanks for you patience and for stopping by. ~Elizabeth