Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A little home made success!

So I have been struggling in my home made endeavors not everything always turns out and I am just learning and am attempting to perservere.  Well earlier this week I had some success.

I made some fruit dip from what I had in the house.  We usually buy the cream cheese fruit dip from the produce section at the store and eat it with our apples.  Well I found this recipe http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cream-cheese-fruit-dip-2/  I made it and everyone loves it!!!! Even though it doesn't look like the one we buy from the store it has been a huge hit with everyone but my son, but he never ate it before either.

I also found this make up brush cleaner recipe at http://delectablydomestic.com/category/banter/
because for the make up I use it does require brushes, they are caked up because I had just been just rubbing them on the towel and they need some love I have been using them for about a year without using cleaner, but I really didn't want to drop the 10.50 on a bottle of cleaner from the beauty shop especially since we are on a new budget plan. 

Someone also shared a homemade airfreshener recipe on facebook
http://www.herbsandoilsworld.com/how-to-make-a-diy-room-air-freshener/   and I set it up in the laundry room where the kitty litter box is.  I had already ordered some essential oil from ebay because I didn't know where to find it in the area I live in.  I only paid maybe 3.00 with shipping and I have used it so far to do the home made fabric softener with conditioner and also this air freshener and there is plenty left in the vial.

I am still researching and choosing recipes to find ways to have breakfast ready to go for the family in the morning. That is proving a challenge for me.  The weather suddenly changed here and it is hot sticky and muggy and humid so I am not wanting to use the oven...So I am trying to use it later in the evening.  But hopefully tomorrow we will get an air conditioner to run on the end of the house where the kitchen is because there is no complete way around using my oven this summer.  In an effort to be frugal I have used up the strawberries I had to make a strawberry short cake.  Will bake the cake part tonight. 

I am struggling with being responsible for a lot of things in the home and around it. Hubs just feels like he doesn't have the time to help.  I tried to talk to him about it but he feels like he is doing his part...even when I suggested there were different ways he could use his time, or lead us, or pray with the kids or teach them biblical things, but I guess his heart just isn't receptive yet, So I am still praying and working through my bible study and sharing with my 7 year old when I glean something from God's word.  Anyway I tried to talk to the hubs told him I feel like I carry the weight of everything for the family.  All I can do at this point is pray and wait for my heart to be changed while I wait to see if hubs changes I guess.  He is extremely loyal and I know he loves his kids, I just try sometimes to encourage him to be more interactive.  I sware lately if I see him sitting his feet are up and it does drive me a little crazy.

As far as the house goes, the living room is looking great.  My bedroom is this weeks project it is a disaster I tried to take a picture and post it but something went wrong.  Maybe I will try again tonight. Wanted to do a before and after kind of thing to mark progress.  The cleaning part I can do alone but I will probably need the hubs to help with moving furniture.  Tomorrow is our day off, I hope anyway....I know I have one errand to run.  I really wanted to hit the scrap yard but I can't load it all without the hubs and he has already pretty much said he won't be helping tonight or tomorrow.  And the landlord wants the yard finished but my bestie and her son backed out on me now with whatever she is going through so it is up to me.  So I had a bad day under the weight of everything yesterday and hubs says I am not being happy. I tried to explain to him why.  You can't always wait for what you think is the perfect time to do something...sometimes you just have to do it.  (but for his help I have to wait till he thinks its the perfect time which is usually six months from now) 

At least some of the home made stuff turned out!


  1. I have been married for 26 yrs and I can say that it takes time to get all the things down and to be honest with you I am still working on things. Now things are easier and I am more efficient most of the time. Keep up the great work and stay positive it will all pay off. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

  2. thank you so much for the encouragement I am glad to know that it can be normal for these things to take time. Congrats on the 26 yrs! We will soon be embarking on 15 in a couple of months. I wish I had been efficient and know all the things I am trying to know now when we first got started. But oh well it is never too late to change right?