How to Make Your Own Fly Repellent for Your Dog’s Nose

How to Make Your Own Fly Repellent for Your Dog’s Nose

Follow me on Facebook and Pinterest! So far this spring, the flies are out in full force.  Usually they don’t get too bad until a little later in the summer.  Unfortunately, our Great Pyrenees seem to attract the flies, mainly on their noses. I’ve tried vaseline, I’ve tried nontherapeutic grade essential oils and a few other […]

51 Adorable DIY Christmas Decorations!

51 Adorable DIY Christmas Decorations!

Are you running a little late getting your Christmas decor up?  This month has been extremely busy for us so we were a little late getting our decorations up too.  If you are like me, making your own decorations is not only fun and frugal, but just downright satisfying! I found the motherload of do-it-yourself […]

How to Make Glycerin-Free Toothpaste

How to Make Glycerin-Free Toothpaste

When I first started making my own toothpaste, I was so pleased!  I no longer was dependent on the grocery store to provide me with expensive toothpaste that contained fluoride or even the more expensive fluoride-free toothpaste.  Remember, small steps to self-sufficiency are key! But, my bubble was bursted when I read how glycerin coats […]

5 Days of Homemade Food Gifts – Caramel Apple Jam

5 Days of Homemade Food Gifts – Caramel Apple Jam

Let’s end the week with Caramel Apple Jam. Ingredients 6 cups diced peeled apples (1/8-inch cubes) 1/2 cup water 1/2 teaspoon butter 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin 3 cups sugar 2 cups packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Directions In a Dutch oven, combine the apples, water and butter. Cook and stir over low heat until […]

5 Days of Homemade Food Gifts and Link up!

5 Days of Homemade Food Gifts and Link up!

The first recipe for the day is Mexican Mocha Mix.  This is the best hot chocolate hands down! Mexican Mocha Mix 3/4 cup baking cocoa 2/3 cup sugar 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder 1/3 cup instant coffee granules 3/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp allspice Additional Ingredients for each serving 1 […]