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Normally a homemaking post here on Growing In His Grace demonstrates an actual skill that I use to take care of or provide for my family. However, in our quest to keep Christ the center of this season–I though I’d share with you one small way to keep Him the center of our homemaking. How do I keep Christ the center of my homemaking?  My laundry?  My cooking?  My washing dishes?  My folding diapers?

Make your own dishwasher tablets. Save money and a trip to the store by making your own dishwasher tablets. I had no idea it was this quick to make these. I'm hooked.

Make Your Own Dishwasher Tablets

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I normally don’t make dishwasher tablets this time of the year, but I’m plumb out!  I was hoping to get into the winter before having to make tablets.  So, we’re off our harvesting streak…  But since I had to make them, I figured I’d share them with you all. If done correctly, they are pretty darn economical.  A large tub that I buy on-line or at Costco can cost $30 or more.  These don’t cost nearly that much.

Peacock for a little girl for dress up. This has a lot of pictures. It took about 2 hours to make and she can get it as dirty as she wants. Made from tulle and felt. So simple.

Peacock Skirt For A Little Girl

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We don’t celebrate Halloween at our house, so my kids pretty much get to dress up anytime they have free play time and for little-people parties.  We’re getting low on princess dresses right now, and it’s time for a change… If you’ve been with me awhile, then you recall that this is the third month I’ve said I was going to make a peacock outfit for one of my littles.  I finally did it, and we’ve already had one peacock party!

Just 2 ingredients needed to make your own foaming dish soap. This recipe saves our family $25/month!

Make Your Own Foaming Hand Soap

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Here’s one of my mommy hacks that saves me a ton of money.  I make a lot of my own cleaning products, and this is one I make one or twice every week–my own foaming hand soap.  I have paid $2.50-$3.00 per bottle of soap.  So, that means I’m saving about $25.00 a month on just this one item. Foaming hand soap–made with just three items:

Secrets Of The Bread Machine

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Got a question about bread machines after I posted the bread recipe.  I’ll admit, I didn’t want to use a bread machine and had no interest in one EVER until a friend asked me if I’d ever tried one. You see, I’ve always made my own bread.  Daily when needed.  When you do it all the time, it’s second nature.  BUT, when I moved into a house with no air-conditioning (and at the time no windows that could open), it became very uncomfortable to be baking in the summer months.  Something had to change.  What wound up changing was our menu.  Because a good loaf of bread is right around $3.  That adds up fast.  I was very frustrated.  Apparently I complained about it, because a friend suggested a bread machine.