Sunday, April 20, 2008

Bloggy Giveaways!

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It's bloggy giveaway time and I'm so excited to be participating this year.

One of the biggest money savers I've found is making my own laundry soap. It's hypo-allergenic, great in the new energy efficient or front loading washers and saves me a ton of money each month.


It comes to just pennies a load and it's quick and easy to make.


So to spread the thrifty luv, my giveaway includes all the ingredients and instructions to make three batches of your very own laundry soap.


This will be MONTHS of clean clothes!


Now if only I could figure out how to send the winner a housekeeper to do the laundry for her.


The box that will arrive at the lucky winners home will include...

Arm and Hammer Washing Soda, Fels Naptha soap, and Borax.



Plus I threw in a bottle of Mrs. Stewarts Liquid Bluing to keep all your whites sparkly.

To Enter...
  • Leave a comment and make sure you leave a link or an e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.
  • You must enter by 4pm PST, friday, April 25th to be eligable for the random drawing.

Winners will be announced by 6PM PST on friday, April 25th.


Go check out all the fun and FREE giveaways at Bloggy Giveaway Central.

277 comments:

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elaine@bloginmyeye said...

Wow! You've gussied yourself up. I haven't clicked over from my feed reader in awhile. You know I'm loving the thrifty goodness. Count me in.

nottryingforaboy said...

Please enter me!

texasknights said...

Been wanting to try this...
Thanks so much!

Mrs. Organic said...

I have read about this and have been wanting to give it a go - does it work well with soft water? Thanks for entering me.

Smellyann said...

Very cool prize, I'd love to win this. Thank you!

Erin said...

Anything that can take the stink out of my hubands socks...I'll try anything!!!!! Seriously great prize I'd love to win!

Awesome Mom said...

Ooo neat! I have been pondering if I want to try and make my own laundry detergent.

windycindy said...

Perfect timing for me! My son is coming this weekend and with two weeks worth of laundry from college!
Please enter me in your delightful drawing. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

franticallysimple said...

What a nice prize. Thanks!

M.A. said...

Sounds neat!

Team Chilton said...

I just found your blog through the giveaway....and I'm addicted now. You're awesome. I'd love to win the ingredients to your homemade laundry detergent...any way to save money for my family saves me too! Thanks for entering me!

Marilyn said...

How neat! Count me in to please :) Thank you for a great giveaway!

Take Care,
Marilyn
Yummy Things & Cupcake Dreams

Simple Mom said...

I'd love this!

Lesha said...

Oh, this is wonderful! :)

JAN said...

This is something I've been wanting to try. Consider me "entered"! :-)

Rebecca said...

Sounds awesome! Thanks so much for entering me!

Sarah said...

How cool. Please put me in the running! Thanks. Happy Bloggy Giveaway. Keep cool (or should I say clean!)

Shalee said...

I make my soap and use these exact things!

~Tami said...

What a great giveaway idea! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kate said...

I've really been wanting to try out this recipe! How does it do with sensitive skin?

Anonymous said...

I love this. I've been thinking about trying this.

Valerie
mgvhmassey at comcast dot net

michelle said...

Ooh, ooh! I do laundry! I have read a lot of posts on making laundry detergent and would love to try.

I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

cheaperthencheap said...

very cool prize for this cheap mom!

ckaal5 said...

Oh this would be fun to win! Please enter me!

Melissa
searl7@comcast.net

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

OOOO Laundry stuff!! With a about to be one year old.. belive me we do ALOT of laundry :)

I am running a bloggy party right now too with tons of prizes! Come check us out!
http://www.sevendogsandababy.com

Jenny's Vegcafe said...

What a great idea. Enter me too please!

Shannon said...

Anything to help with the laundry pile up! Thanks!

palmersf(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Andy and Jennifer said...

I would love to win this to try on our mountain of laundry!

Betsy said...

Wow! Great giveaway!

Sweetpeas said...

I love making my own laundry soap. Count me in!

Melissa said...

I would love to try it! Thanks

Chrissy said...

Id love to win!

momanna98 said...

I would love to win that. Wow, 30 comments already. My chances don't look too good.... :-)

Rachelle said...

Great prize! I haven't clicked over from google reader in a while. I like what you've done with the place. :-)

Laura said...

I'd love to try some homemade laundry detergent!!

laura_licious101(at)hotmail(dot)com

WritingAllNight said...

I'm so glad the Bloggy Giveaway is going on, somehow I have missed out on all of the coolest blogs! I love thrift and love home made cleaners!

Count me in!

TwoMuths said...

I have been wanting to try this - what a great giveaway!

Suz said...

Very cool! I'd love to try this out!

CrystalGB said...

This would be great. :)

charmed said...

OOOOOH, a freebie, and I learn a new thing! Love this!

Colleen said...

Oooh, I would love this! I can't find Mrs. Stewarts Liquid Bluing anywhere! and heave been searching for it since I read about it here.

The Ice House said...

Oh I would SOOO love to win this. I've read all about making your own detergent, but I can't get all the ingredients in my area!
Please enter me!
Thank You Thank You Thank You!

Hélène said...

I would love to win this. It sounds so much healthier than the store stuff.

tami said...

did you read my mind about what i wanted? that is too funny! hope i win!

Joanna said...

I've been trying to talk my husband into trying homemade laundry soap... this would be the perfect chance!

Enter me, please! (And I usually don't say this, but "pick me, pick me!!!")

Thank you for such a practical giveaway!

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea. Thanks.
kanddallison at yahoo dot com

Trina said...

Oh I have been wanting to try this! I have a Fels Naptha bar and love it. I would love to see Mrs. Stweart's stuff work a miracle on our whites :)

Ginny said...

What a great contest, please count me in!

Capturing Today said...

Sounds wonderful! We've used the baking soda and borax to do our dishwasher powder, but I haven't done the laundry soap yet - this would get me going!

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

What a great prize! I want to try it!

Tanya said...

I would love to try to make my own soap. With 3 kids we do a lot of laundry.

Qtpies7 said...

Cool! I do a TON of laundry and I am a tight-wad. I'd like to give it a try.
I cloth diaper, and I think those are all safe for cloth dipes.

Chantel said...

This would be wonderful to know! I love saving money. :)

alaskawildrose AT gmail.com

Jenna said...

This stuff sounds great! My only question, do you know if all the ingredients are septic system safe? If so, please count me in!

Dani said...

Ohhhh I wanna win!



dani77_99 (at) yahoo (dot) com

jskell911 said...

What a great giveaway! I have wanted to try this homemade soap recipe for a while now.

Annabelle said...

What a neat giveaway!! I could always use those items!!

Paige said...

So, you WON"T come and do my laundry? Oh well, I guess the ingredients to do it is almost as good.

amateurdelivre said...

With two toddlers we do A LOT of wash! How great to get the items to make my own, please count in!
amateurdelivre at gmail dot com

Mother Hen said...

Love your ideas. Enter me in!

nor_lou said...

wonderful

Kathleen W. said...

I'm into the natural laundry products and have been using vinegar as a fabric softener for some time now. I'd love to try making my own stuff! Thanks!

Amanda said...

Oh I'd love to be entered! Thanks!

Ashley said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Nicol said...

Oh! How exciting! I have been wanting to learn to make my own laundry soap. I am trying to make my own cleaning products or go green with everything. Perfect!

sequin said...

I just read about your homemade soap last night, talked to my DH about doing it and we're all ready! Now, I find the give away. Things are lining up quite nicely. Please enter me and please pick ME!!

leigh said...

i'd love to try thise

Melissa said...

I have wanted to try this out, this would be a great incentive!

Karmyn R said...

I love Arm and Hammer super wash. It works great!

karhix@yahoo.com

jjstringham said...

I'm all for free laundry detergent. . . even if I do have to make it myself. ;-)

Richelle said...

Count me in please! Are you sure about the housekeeper? I would love to try the homemade laundry soap!

Allison said...

Sounds interesting! I'd love to try it!

Anonymous said...

I have read about this alot but have never got all the things to do it.Would be great to win them! monk5@charter.net

www.bringinghomeava.com said...

So cool!

Oh boy!!! I would love to win! Pick me, pick me, pick me...

You can reach me at karaportilla@mac.com

AND

Check out my GIVEAWAY at www.bringinghomeava.com

InnaC said...

Great giveaway!

Liz said...

What a great giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing! Thanks!

Daycare Girl said...

Oh, I've been such a chicken about getting started with this. I'd love the kickstart this prize would give me. :)

Erin said...

I'd like to try this. Sounds interesting.

U.M.M. said...

What a cool idea. 3/4 of us have sensitive skin, so learning how to make hypoallergenic detergent for cheaper than store-bought would be great. I'd love to win! Thank you for the chance =)

Mamas said...

I went out and bought the liquid bluing the last time you recommended, have been wanting to try and make a batch of detergent!

gunzie said...

What a great giveaway!! Thanks for giving us the chance to win all this. Good luck to all of us out there!
ann dot guns at mac dot com

Bebemiqui said...

Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

jenny said...

wow wow i realy love to win this it would help me out a lot and i would also get to try some thing new that i have always wanted to try thanks jenny9675309@yahoo.com

Shane said...

Awesome giveaway! Count me in!!

Mzzterry said...

awesome giveaway. thanks for the chance to win!

Katie said...

Wow great giveaway. katie_mmartin (at) yahoo [dot] com

Tiffany Rosson said...

OH GOLLY. I have been wanting to make my own laundry soap for a while now. This would definitely be the push I need to get it done.

Thank you for doing this giveaway.
Tiffany Rosson

Sharla said...

Laundry is the bane of my existence! What a great giveaway!

kristina said...

this is perfect. I want to try making my own detergent, but can't find washing soda anywhere locally!!

yarnsticks at gmail dot com

emerzim said...

I've been considering trying to make my own. This would give me just the push I needed.

Marcia said...

That's a great giveaway!!

danandmarsh said...

This is the best giveaway I have seen so far! VERY USEFUL item! Please count me in

sara l. said...

I have been wanting to give this a shot...Thanks so much for such a generous giveaway!
sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

Lymeade Lady said...

Never made my own soap, but would like to try.

Stretch Mark Mama said...

Would love that! Have been wanting to make the switch but just haven't done it yet!

Mari said...

Yes, please!

bauer zoo said...

i've been wanting to try making my own detergent! i hope i win!
thanks for the give-away!

Suzie G. said...

I'm game for trying to make my own soap. With two little ones under 3, we do a lot of laundry here!

Mindy Said said...

Thank you for the chance to win. I love this idea. I might have to try it even if I don't win.

mindysaid (at) gmail (dot) com

Chantelle said...

awesome! ive been wanting to do this!

Kendra at Hand Prints On The Wall said...

What a great idea! I've been wanting to make my own laundry soap... I have a recipe, I just haven't gotten the ingredients together. Maybe I'll win this and get a head start! Thanks!

Tes283 said...

Fantastic. One mor3e way of saving $. I am willing got try.

samsakara said...

I just did eight loads of laundry today! This would be perfect for me and my family!

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Katie said...

I just recently read about doing this and am excited to give it a try!

Frances said...

I've been wanting to try making my own laundry soap for some time - just never could locate the borax in the store. Thanks for this chance!

Kristi said...

Very good idea for a give-away...so original. thanks for the entry.

Denise said...

Cool prizes!! I need to make some soap!

The Mommy said...

Wow I was just reading about making your own laundry soap this morning! I'd love to win.

Michelle@Life with Three said...

I've wanted to attempt this for a while -- this would be great to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

renee said...

what a great giveaway! thanks!

Ebie said...

wow, i would totally be in for the free housekeeper, but the laundry stuff sounds good too!

beanland said...

What a great idea! I've been wanting to try this and this would definitely get me started. :)

Chelsey said...

This is great! I have been wanting to make my own detergent forever!! This is a fantastic opportunity! :)

Jennifer said...

What a great prize. I would love to learn to make my own laundry detergent. Please count me in.

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

how handy
jen at whitty4jen@yahoo.com

4 is crazy said...

I have been wanting to try this, but cannot find all of the necessary ingredients.

Tara said...

I would love to win this! Please enter me.
taradawnrobertson[at]hotmail[dot]com

Three P's in a Pod said...

So this is really that good and that easy? Well sign me up for sure!! If I don't win, maybe you can just give lessons!;)

If you get a minute, stop by my blog and sign up for my giveaway at http://threepsinapod.blogspot.com/2008/04/bloggy-giveaway-time.html

Thanks!

Alyson @ 3 P's

amy said...

would love to win! can't find these ingredients in a store near me---
aebg1974 (at) bellsouth (dot) net

Keryn said...

I would love to try this...maybe I'll win! My email addy is in my blogger profile, just in case I win.

Anonymous said...

Nice giveaway!
Contact:
Email: KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

CanCan said...

I cloth diaper so I have LOTS of laundry! Thanks for this great idea for a giveaway!

Melani said...

I've heard about this, but never knew what was involved. Always intersted in a way to save money, so count me in on the contest.

email: melaniblazer@comcast.net

Eye of the Rainbow said...

wow, what a giveaway!! Thank you for doing this.

galedrial@hotmail.com

Carol said...

Great stuff, please enter my name. Thank you.

actsmAThotmail.com

Missy said...

I've been thinking about trying this! What a great giveaway!!! You're so generous!

The Happy Housewife said...

wow, this is a neat prize. I would love to make my own laundry soap!

Laura said...

what a practical giveaway! one of the best I've seen!

lbeau6{at}gmail{dot}com
http://quirkology.blogspot.com/

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Oh I would love to win this! Please include me in your drawing.
Thanks
~Amy
lifessmalltreasures [at]yahoo.com

Krista said...

This would be fun to try. I hope it doesn't smell too strongly though as I have to use the free and clear detergents.

Lilith Silvermane said...

OH.. this is gREAT! I could make some for my household of 8, and my best friend for her new baby.. I'm in love!!! Great giveaway1!!!

Sarah said...

Yeah~ time to clean!
What a thoughtful and generous prize! Thank you for the chance to win!
sharvey(AT)connections-etc(DOT)net

NerdMom said...

I have always wanted to try this and with 4 kids I have plenty of laundry!

JaniceJ said...

I would love to learn how to make my own laundry soap, what a great giveaway!

Huguette said...

Great prize ♥

Leigh said...

Is this good for babies with bad exzema? Please enter me for the giveaway. fantprestonl@bellsouth.net

jewlsntexas said...

Holy cow - I feel like such a nerd for being excited about this - but I have been wanting to try making my own laundry detergent too. I just heard from a friend that makes it that it works great in the HE machines - so I am ready to roll.
Count me in!

Anonymous said...

I have been thinking about doing this! This would be just the jump start I need to making my own laundry detergent. Thanks!
Kristine
kvicker(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I would love to try this.
tcmcgarvey at hotmail dot com

frugallm said...

I've been wanting to make my own detergent for awhile now.

elkmeese (at) yahoo (dot) com

Amy A said...

I've recently heard of other people doing this, and I'd love to try it.
amyjohnallen at bellsouth dot net

Stacey said...

This looks great!

radiationchic (at) hotmail (dot) com

Stacey said...

This looks great!

radiationchic (at) hotmail (dot) com

Stacey said...

This looks great!

radiationchic (at) hotmail (dot) com

cdziuba said...

Please enter me! Would love to win.

Mandi said...

I have been wanting to try this!
Thanks for the giveaway! Sign me up! ( :

In Christ,
Mandi

Christi said...

That is so cool! Sounds great!

amy said...

Yes, please enter me!!! This is something I was just telling DH about yesterday!!

amy
timamy2005@yahoo.com

Laura said...

This would be a great blessing, all of my family is allergic to additives in clothing soaps!

Reformed Grits said...

I was just saying to myself today I wanted to try making this. I was wondering where to get the ingredients. I'd love to win so I can postpone finding out! :-)

LeeAnn said...

I've never thought of making my own! What a great idea...I'd love to win!

Anonymous said...

I was just telling my dh the other day that I wanted to try this. He thinks I'm nuts so I would love to win this and prove him wrong!!
Stephanie
dsmoore1@centurytel.net

My name is Michelle. said...

What a lovely gift! I'd love to win.

Anonymous said...

Cool! I'd love to try making my own detergent. Thanks for the great giveaway!
Kathy
bigfamily8(at)yahoo(dot)com

Barb J. said...

There's nothing better than homemamde laundry detergent!

MaryLu said...

Wow, I'd love to win this one. I've ben wanting to try this for a while now.
Pick me!

mylittleducks5 said...

Please enter me in this giveaway:)
thank you,
:>Michelle
www.homeschoolblogger.com/seekingJesusnteachingKids

Kristi said...

I have wondered about making laundry soap- I would love to learn!

Anonymous said...

What fun! And, don't worry about the housekeeper...laundry is actually a favorite chore! :-)

Thanks!
Tamara (AK)
mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

Jenny said...

Seriously...this works as well as my Tide? Cause if so, I want to learn more!

Ronnica said...

If I were to win, my roommate and I would be able to have clean laundry for a year. She's going crunchy, so I think she would appreciate it (and me too). =)

Amy said...

I have wanted to try this for a while! Please enter me!

Cindy said...

I'd love to save money on laundry detergent! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Miss Heidi said...

Please include me in the running for this very useful prize. Thanks.
Heidi
sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

room21903 said...

frugal is first on my list for job interviews!

Jess said...

I've wanted to try this, but was afraid to deviate from my budgeted laundry money to only find it doesn't work!

Jess@stevansheets.com

WorldsGreatestMommy said...

This is awesome. Maybe it would help me not detest laundry so much!

dolphin lady said...

This is wonderful and SO useful. I was just thinking it was almost time to make another batch of laundry detergent - and that is what I use!!
Thanks! I would LOVE to win this!

Julie D said...

Sounds intriguing!

Jon & Sarah said...

With a second child on the way, I could use it all. Thanks!

The Mama Hood said...

Wow! I have never heard of this!! With four kids under 6 years old and another one on the way this would be a great way to save a little cash! Thanks so much!!

Debbie said...

Oh yes I do laundry! Count me in.
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail(dot)com

Carma said...

I would love to learn how to make my own laundry detergant! I have all boys who are ALWAYS getting into everything -- plus they are in sports which means I have twice as many clothes to do, too. I would love to try something to get the clothes clean without spending the whole monthly budget to do it. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Leah said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!

Alysia said...

I have been wanting to do this but I never buy the ingredients. I've memorized the instructions, so if I win, I will have no more excuses!

Thank you!

Peggie said...

I love to make my own laundry soap, just made some this morning. This is a great giveaway!

http://aintnoplace.com
http://meetmeinthegarden.com

email on "about" page

PS said...

This is a great giveaways! Thanks for the chance!

Emily Ecklund said...

I have always wanted to try this...what a perfect opportunity!

Manders said...

I love to make my laundry detergent. This would last more than a month for me though.

I gotta say that I have never seen the blue stuff though.

WOW.

Thanks for the giveaway, and good luck to all.

holly K said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I have been wanting to try this-what a great opportunity! cookiecutter72 AT hotmail DOT com
I homeschool, too!

Alison said...

So cool! I've always wanted to try making my own laundry soap.
nottheplan (at) gmail (dot) com

KnittinChick said...

Fabulous idea... helping the rest of us get hooked on thrifty and eco-friendly ideas:-)

chanelireli said...

I'd love to try this!

Kim said...

Ooooo! I have been wanting to do this but just have never gotten around to doing it. In fact I've just finished doing some laundry and now the ironing is looking at me and wondering when it will get done. Sure would love it if you could get that housekeeper over here! :)

Have fun with your giveaway this week. Don't forget to come and enter my giveaway too!

susan1215 said...

please enter me

Mitchell's Mama-ma-ma said...

With my husband's line of work I am in laundry h.e. double hockey sticks. I would totally love to save and make my own detergent! Please enter me in ;o)

Anonymous said...

Cool! I make my own laundry soap and could use a refill on supplies! Thanks for offerring this! Susan
rsmanyblessings@hotmail.com

Lona said...

She who is frugal rules the world! Count me in (and thanks for hosting the giveaway)!

Jennifer Bogart said...

Thanks, I want to try this! I'm in Canada, so hope that's okay!

Tammy said...

Hey why not, I'm up for a change -- I tried the natural dishwasher detergent, and I like it for everything except my plastics, it leaves a white film on them, but I'm willing to try anything once, thanks for the chance.

Tiff said...

OOH I could use this stuff! WHat a great giveaway!

Rach said...

Hey Great giveaway!!

Please stop by and visit our contest if you have time.

Thanks and have a great day!
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Anonymous said...

This is definately worth a try. I just wish I would have known about this when my five kids were little.
Shirley pedsrn9999@sbcglobal.net

April said...

Oh! I must fess up, I like to wash laundry...putting it away is another story....lol.

Audra's Little Scraps said...

I'm up for the challenge! I have never made my own soap- I've considered it, and been encouraged by others... Maybe this will get me started . . .

Walk With Me said...

Oo, please count me in!! This would definitely give me the reason to make my own soap.=)

Anonymous said...

What a great gift! We all have dirty laundry! Thank you!

art and nature [at] juno dot com

Teri said...

wow! I never thought of making my own! I would love to try!

Rachel said...

I would love to win! I can't wait to make my own clothes soap!

kmom3 said...

Wow! I really have been wanting to try this out!
Quick question...did this stuff get everything nice and clean from your bathroom showdown with your cutie? :)
Blessings! And thanks for giving this away!

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