Saturday, June 16, 2018

Weekend Makings- Laundry Soap

Last weekend I made Plum Jam and this weekend I am made a huge batch of Laundry Soap (detergent). It smells good. I hope to save some money using this. I use to make it years ago and thought I'd do it again.

This is just the container I store it in for daily use. The whole batch actually is in a small rubbermaid container. They say the batch can last a year but when I used it before it was more like 6 months.

Do you make your own laundry soap?


Friday, June 15, 2018

This week has been slow for me. I have intentionally planned it that way. I have been trying to get deeper in the Word and prayer.  Lots of time has been spent in the Word for me as I am seeking for answers to a personal need.

I also have enjoyed green smoothies this summer. I made packs for the freezer. Best thing I have done. This one was mango, kale, spinach, pineapple, and banana. It really was yummy.

Do you like smoothies? What is one of your favorites? What are you studying in the Word?


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Early Birthday Gift

My mom blessed me with an early birthday gift. Canning supplies. Now I have everything to properly can. I am excited to preserve some items. 

Tomatoes, fruit jams, and salsa are on my list.

I am also planning to freeze some herbs, peas, corn, squash and beans.  I don't feel ready to pressure can vegetables yet. So, I will store in those in the freezer.


Saturday, June 9, 2018

Ladies Breakfast and Making Jam

Today our church hosted a breakfast for the Ladies. It was a sweet and lovely time. The theme was Rainbow Promises. Based on Noah. Noah went through quiet a lot and was given a promise by the beauty of a rainbow. God has His hand in our lives and our promises He has shared with us are not forgotten. We may have to go through some storms and floods but there is a always a promise of hope. We got to paint little rainbox boxes we could put written promises inside to take home. It was so nice.

After this I headed home to make Plum Jam. I was given a bag of plums from a friend. There were so many I knew they would waste. So, I watched a couple of video how to's and researched and did it. My oh tastes amazing.

Water Bath Canning is a skill I am learning this summer. I got a canner for my birthday coming up. I am excited.

Do you can or put up fresh foods?

Blessings and Happy Weekend!!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Morning Walks-Getting Back on Track

I have been trying to get back into doing morning walks. I always really enjoy my walks. I just don't like getting up so early for them. To beat Mississippi heat you have to. So, I pull myself up and go. This was my view one early morning. Just serene.

Do you like to walk? What time of day?


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Blueberry Cobbler and Small Kitchen Herb Gardening

 I made a blueberry cobbler from the berries we picked. It was so delish.  It was more of a spongy crust and we love it that way. It is an old fashion recipe.

1 stick butter melted in 8 in pan
1 1/2 cup sifted self rising flour
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
3 to 4 cups fresh berries

Mix flour, milk, sugar together pour on top of melted butter. Then top with berries. Bake ar 350 for 1 hour.

I planted my littled kitchen herb garden last week. It is doing well. I used a utensil container with a handle so I can transfer in and out of the house. I am thinking of individually potting them though because they need more space I believe to grow.  But this was a great start.

Do you have happening in your garden?


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Berry Picking Time

Our blueberry season is under way and we went to the grand opening of a nice little U-Pick Farm in our local area. The berries are DELISH!!! There was a plentiful harvest. We enjoyed ourselves. It was just the hubs, little guy, and I this time. The older kids were out of town. After we picked our berries we had a nice breakfast, stopped at a Civil War stop, went swimming, and put up a BUNCH of blueberries.

Do any of you like berry picking?  Do you grow your own?  Do you have any favorite ways you like to eat or cook with blueberries?