Monday, October 17, 2011
I wanted to write a post about what I make for myself and household. I've recently discovered some easy handmade items that I love and I'm wondering if there is anything else out there I am missing?
I have always made homemade salad dressing, like the lime version here. It's just so easy to do, but the taste is so much better than anything in a bottle. My mom taught me that one. I also started making my own granola - here. I tried a few recipes and tweaked a bit.
One of the first places online that inspired me to make something, was Amanda's blog Soulemama. I started with her bread. I tried the laundry detergent, thinking I owed it a try, but pretty convinced I'd be back to Tide. Oh, no way - never again! This detergent, pictured above, is the most amazing thing ever. It gets my clothes so clean & bright, with no residue or static, I can never go back. Then I tried her yogurt and loved that too.
Pinterest is a whole new world of do it yourself! I found these dog treats and had a great time making them with the boys. An easy activity they loved, treats enough for a few weeks, and I know exactly what I am feeding the dog.
I also found this pin about washing your face with olive oil/castor oil and remembered an article I'd read about it recently in Whole Living. I gave it a try, and again, not going back to the commercial version any time soon.
So you see, with all this homemade goodness, I am wondering what else am I missing? What do you make homemade that you can't imagine buying in the store? What are you dying to try to make?
On the other hand, here's what I didn't make homemade, despite seeing tutorials aplenty. Sometimes ikea is just priced well enough that it seems silly to cut wood, paint and spend hours on something that took about 10 minutes.
So, let me know. Share a link to a pin that seems interesting or a recipe, or tell me yours!