Canning for Beginners by Modern Alternative Mama
This blog has a wealth of information on being an alternative mama (natural health, pregnancy, canning, budget living). There are a few great posts regarding canning. My prayer is that we will live in a space big enough to start canning and storing foods for the winter this summer. My main canning priorities are peaches and tomato sauce (so I may just start there).
Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent by The Marathon Mom
This is another project that I'd like to tackle possibly next Fall when the baby is a bit bigger and I'm no longer pregnant. Homemade Laundry Detergent sounds so daunting, but this "recipe" seems very simple and inexpensive. I'm interested in hearing if any of you have tried to make your own cleaning products before? I use vinegar and hot water in place of chemicals for most of my cleaning.
Amish White Bread by The Marathon Mom
I plan on trying this out in the next few weeks. I'll let you know if it works out for me, I like this recipe because you don't need a mixer (I don't even have a hand mixer - yikes!)
I have also been keeping myself busy cleaning, sorting, and organizing in our apartment. My goal is to sort and throw away or sell things we don't need/use. I'm going to organize our storage space (in the basement of our apartment), and start packing up things that we would like to keep but simply don't use (mostly because of space restrictions). This way, when it's time to move between April - June, we will have a lot of the work already done.
Check out some before and after pictures of my organizing...
Food Cupboard Before:
Food Cupboard After:
[not perfect -- but much better.]
[took me less than 10 minutes to purge/wipe down/organize]
Next on my list is selling some DVD's and Books to de-clutter our bookshelf!