My printer is on the fritz so I went to my local library a few days ago to print off a couple papers I needed. While there I looked around to see what movies they have. I decided on to check out dvd's to watch instead of regular tv-limited to 4 channels. This weekend the weather was cold and snowy so I have been watching seasons of tv shows. It sure is a nice change and no commercials. I definitely have under utilized my local library and missed out on activities there as well. Be sure to check out your local library who knows what kind of fun things you'll find. I know I sure will and it's free.
Lemon Sugar Scrub was one of the items I made for Christmas Gifts in 2017. Luckily there was extra left over for me to have some to use too. I absolutely love this scrub! It only has four ingredients so it's easy to make. I use it every other time I shower, it leaves my face soft and smooth. Normally I don't use anything other than Dove soap because of my sensitive, combination skin but this works for me. Yes it makes my face red from using the scrub but that redness goes away. Bonus for making this scrub- I already had all four ingredients. Ingredients- organic coconut oil, white sugar, Young Living Lemon Essential Oil and yellow food coloring. You can add more of the essential oil and food coloring to your liking. Since this was my first time making it I didn't want to go to strong. I will definitely make this again and keep using it. Gotta love homemade!
Most of my food related posts are on my food business website www.michelessweetsneats.com but I think it's important to share that I rarely ever buy bread. I bake my own bread because it's cost effective and tastes really good. We like a variety of bread but white is what I make the most it's my husbands favorite. I prefer a heartier bread such as sourdough, rye or multi-grain. Most of the loaves I make for us is in a bread machine. They are so easy to use and I get good results. It takes 3 hours on the main cycle but that is fine with me because it allows me to do other things unlike making and baking in the oven. The bread machine is used to make dough for pizza and rolls too. When time allows I will pre-measure all the ingredients so when I want to make bread I just add the required water then dump in the mix. It's as simple as that. Depending on what kind of bread I'm making it will be around $2.00 or less. White bread is the least expensive to make. I don't know about you but I love the smell and the taste of fresh baked bread. YUM!
Using disposable pans are great when your making something with a sticky mess but when I make something that can be cleaned up easily I keep & reuse them. I also reuse foil and storage/freezer bags only if the first use was clean or dry ingredients such as bread (all meat bags get thrown away). By the way this drives my husband crazy. Ha Ha but it saves me money. As you can see in the first picture there is a lot of of foil all of it was used while cooking Christmas dinner and all of it folded and put away to be reused later. I never know when I need to wrap up something yucky to throw away. The mini loaf pans I've reused several times making quick breads. I just scrub them with a toothbrush which is designated for the kitchen. I consider this thrifty not cheap, it's just seems like a waste to use it once and then toss it away. What is your opinion?
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Hello I'm Michele & I'm the matriarch of the Leverone Family Farm. I'm a wife, a mother of 2 grown/married sons and have 4 adorable grand kids. Thrifty for more than 30 years. I love gardening, cooking and saving money.