As a relatively practical person, I’m not big on fluff when it comes to posting things online.  However, I thought I should at least take a minute to at least share my purpose in posting here.

I do not follow any particular creed which has prompted me to begin “making my own stuff”.  Certain things grab me from time to time.  For example, I think it’s ridiculous that you have to pay $8 for a bottle of Tide laundry detergent when you can make the same stuff for less than $1.  I’m a little weird about chemicals in my food – once the ingredient list on a box starts having words I can’t pronounce then I’m less happy than I was when I first picked the box up.  However, that doesn’t mean that I will flat out refuse to eat/use something because it includes “X Ingredient”, because if I like it enough, I can and will turn a blind eye. I lean more towards the belief that every little bit helps.  So, like the person who orders the quarter pounder with cheese, french fries, and a diet coke – at least I’m trying!  🙂

In addition to whatever little quirks that I have that prompt me to make something on my own, it’s really all about keeping busy and entertained.  I spent years sitting on the couch watching TV, and unfortunately those were a lotta worthless hours flushed away.  At least if I spend an afternoon making my own shower scrub or stove-top stuffing mix, I can look back on it and feel like I accomplished something.  Again…something small, but at least I’m trying.

Most of my inspiration comes from the internet – so when I have a product that I think I could make myself, I look online to see what other people have experimented with.  I’ll try and give credit where credit is due if I can.  My intention is for this to be a place where I can share the ideas that I’ve found – along with tweaks that I made, and some honest feedback about the results that I’ve had.  Some things came out great on the first try, some took a few times to get it just right, and some things flat out aren’t worth ever trying again.

Hopefully my efforts will be of use to someone else out there!


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