Another cranberry butterĀ 

The 1st cranberry butter that I tried called for 2 bags of cranberries, one orange, 1 1/2 cups of Maple syrup, 1 cup of water and 2 sticks of cinnamon. Put everything but the orange into a crockpot. Take your pealer and peal the orange skin off the orange, put into crockpot as well. Remove…

Cranberry Butter

I wanted to do something different for Christmas gifts this year so I decided to make different cranberry butter ideas for friends.. This recipe called for 2 bags cranberries I put 2 cinnamon sticks 3 sprigs of rosemary. A little bit a clove a drizzle fresh honey and a handful of strawberries. I’ll let this…

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…

Long past week

This past week has been a very long one for me. Trying to get my house ready for company has completely drained me :P…Why you might ask, well I had to repaint the spare bedroom…2 times!!!! ugh…It was an olive green color and it just looked horrible… So I decided to repaint it white. I…

Death of my potaotes

So last night the weather man said small chance of rain in my area…so I wasn’t to concerned because it would water my garden… Since I was able to put together one of my raised garden beds yesterday and planned on transplanting most of the seedlings I thought it would be good.. I thought wrong…

Note To Self

Ok so….huge note to self…. 1. Your to short to paint a bedroom with a step stool… 2. Dont wear your hair in a pony tail (it hits the wall when you bend over) 3. Be careful when backing up so your fat ass doesnt hit the wall you just painted.. 4. When coming down…

Just HAVE to share

Look at this face!!!  The newest member to my family!!!  Ruger!!  Hes on the left and his brother Gus is on the right…almost 9 weeks and 20 lbs.

Wonderful Weather For Everything Outdoors!

What an AMAZING day yesterday was to be outside. I was able to get so much accomplished! I was able to plant new seeds while wearing my trusty new garden apron I mentioned in a post before… I couldn’t decide which one to wear so I put both on a took pics…I still have one…