HAPPY THANKSGIVING

First I want to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Sorry for the delay in writing this, but as everyone knows Thanksgiving Day is normally filled with family, food and fun. Being in the kitchen yesterday from 8am till probably 9PM sure takes a toll on someone. This year it was just my husband and myself,…

HOMEMADE CARAMEL FROM SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK

I had seen on sevearl of my canning sites on facebook about people making caramel from sweetened condensed milk, so of course I decided to give it a shot. I bought 3 cans of sweetened condensed milk and poured them into a bowl. I then added about a teaspoon of vanilla and stired it up….

U-Pick, I-Pick, we all pick tomatoes!!!

So my parents are in town and we decided to go to a upick farm for tomatoes…we walked away with 3-5 gallon buckets worth… After we got home it was time to wash, dry and sort them all… Then the fun began…we made 4 quarts and 2 pints of salsa… 7 quarts of spagetti sauce……

Homemade mouthwash

I am always concerned that I have bad breath. Not being able to smell I would always carry gum around with me or buy the expensive mouthwash and use it daily. I decided tonight that since I am learning to be self sustainable and more self sufficent, I needed to learn to make my own…

Beeswax LipBalm

I have been on a roll today with the homemade beauty items! My lips are always chapped so I decided to make some lip balm. I found an easy recipe for it on the internet (HERE)…Very simple ingredients and I happen to have beeswax that I purchased a long time ago for another project…Here is…

Homemade Deodorant and Toothpaste

Since I’m on my way to being self sufficient, I decided to try my hand at homemade deodorant and toothpaste. Very simple recipes and tested toothpaste…I just made the deodorant this morning so I’m waiting for it to “dry” to be able to use it after I shower. Ill start with the deodorant…I just used…