First of all, let me just say that the Gallery is awesome! Everyone here is so darned talented and I really hope Craftrica gets her package sooooon!
In other frugal news, I got my order of soap and made up the laundry soap. It seems a lot more frugal than the store-bought kind, even with shipping of the bar soap. $11.50 for 7 bars of soap and I used 3 + $4 for the Borax and $4 for the Washing Soda ... I've got enough of all of it to make at least one more batch, and it will have Borax and Soda left over. I use 2 T or so per load, so it'll last a while.
It hasn't got the perfumed smell of most store-bought kinds, but it smells clean and fresh (even if it's not what I'm used to!)
I also roasted a chicken and made my own chicken stock last week. (I need to plan to use the chicken better, because I didn't finish it before it went bad.) I've already used some of the stock in soup and it was so yummy!
That being said, I'm still snowed in here. 24-30 inches of snow (depending on where you measure) with more snow Tuesday night. I might make up some more soup, in fact!