I made another batch of homemade dishwasher detergent. This has saved us money and kept the chemicals off of our dishes.
Although many of the kids are not willing to try my homemade deodorant, I can say it holds up to a full workout at the gym, followed by an afternoon of wood splitting.
The snow has melted and the rains have arrived again. The yard looks like it flooded already, so the laundry is being dried inside. . .
from the baking/cooking journal. . .
I used to cook from my pantry to keep foods from expiring, but so often I am cooking from my freezer. With the increased amount of garden and fruit frozen versus canned, I searched for recipes that can use up my shredded zucchini, and blueberries.
I baked two loaves of zucchini/blueberry bread, and realized that I could also utilize any applesauce I have frozen as well (in place of cooking oil). I had to smack a few hands from snatching my frozen blueberries.
I also finally canned Cinnamon/Cider jelly for our own family. Now that the Christmas holiday is over, I can catch up on chores for my own family.
from the crafting/handiwork journal . . .
I worked like a mad woman all weekend, to try and finish up or at least work on unfinished projects. While I continue to crochet my sherbet colored afghan, I started painting mixing bowls.....
. . .I picked up at a thrift store almost 4 years ago. I boxed up a few finished ornaments, and finished a few re-purposed projects.
I finished another scarf. . .
While cleaning up my craft supplies (which could take me weeks), I found yet another unfinished project. . .
I worked a little on this yesterday, and when it's finished, this set of towels will be completed.
The list continues....
from my personal journal . . .
Two kids are home sick, hubby has been having stomach trouble (still went to work), and I am coughing with congestion, sinus pressure and once again the dreaded mucus. I was so hoping we were all over this, but this is the pits.
Today I am thankful for:
1. my washing machine
2. mail delivery to my home
3. my kid's jobs
4. the income I earn from writing
5. hot tea
6. essential oils and Vick's Vap-Rub
8. my Bible
9. God's Love