Friday, January 13, 2012
365: Yeah. We're Those Kind of People
Ange and I made our first batch of homemade laundry detergent tonight. We've always been (sort of) hippies at heart and we're just taking more steps towards fulfilling that identity. Back when we first moved here and my JC girls sent us a congratulations on everything box Colleen sent us a whole bunch of homemade samples of goodies. We'd used everything except the laundry detergent. When Ange was little she had cancer and spent a lot of time in the hospital. If you've ever been to a hospital you know how they smell. As a result of this childhood experience she has an intense sense of smell and favors heavy scents when it comes to her bedding. I have never felt strongly one way or another so I've always let her dictate our laundry purchases. After her Pinterest revival during the break she decided to take the plunge and try out the detergent Colleen sent. She decided it was fragrant enough and since it was homemade we should calculate the cost, and if inexpensive enough we should go for it. Uh, turns out, it's way cheaper. Like < $0.05 a load. So after gathering our necessary supplies we decided to live big on a Friday night and go homemade detergent crazy. It's a wild life but someone has gotta do it!