Save some money... make your own!

I know. I know. It's taken me a freakin' week to finally figure out what I want to write about. After reading this post from MFAMB, I needed some time to think. Like really really think about what I want for this blog. And to be honest, my first and only thought was that I didn't really care about the number of readers I have (but I do love and adore every single one of you.) but I really just cared more about writing something that came from me. That instead of it always being about interiors and inspiration and posting the exact same stuff as the next person. I want you guys to enjoy reading the blog, so I'm finding the things I'm most passionate about and putting them on here. This is a blog about a struggling, broke, single girl who's in love with design, so why not put it all on the line here?? 

Today, I wanted to figure out just how many things we all buy from the grocery store, day after day, week after week, that we can actually make EASILY at home. I had a little experiment this weekend where I tried a few of them out. And guess what, THEY'RE AWESOME.

Homemade Oreos
Oreos. Dare I say more? Take away all the yucky preservatives and get some deliciousness!

Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar
This stuff is amazing. I love love love ACV. It'll work wonders on just about everything. Although, it can be expensive. $5 per bottle. 

Homemade Refried Beans
I know. I can be really silly with these things, but I love refried beans. I eat them (and crave them) alot. And cans of it are expensive (around $1 a piece), so why not make a ton of them and can/freeze them to use later? Smmmart.

Homemade Yogurt
I made some this weekend. This stuff is the bomb. And it only really cost me around $5 to make two big (for a single person at least) containers of deliciousness! 

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk
You never know when you'll need it. This stuff is de-lish.

Homemade Mayo
All my life, I never knew mayo was essentially eggs and oil. So easy to make! I probably won't ever buy a (expensive!) bottle of mayo again.

Homemade Marshmallows
Good ol' Martha always knows how to tempt me. Homemade Marshmallows. They might not necessarily be EASY to make, but hey, why the hell not??

Homemade Protein Bars
I altered this recipe to make my own version, and they came out wonderfully! I've been altering other recipes now, too. This might be your spoiler warning for future posts. I LOVE THEM! And, saving that $1 per bar (ridiculous) and making it more like pennies per bar always makes my day better.


drollgirl said...

well aren't you handy? girl, you can do it all!!!!

and i like blogs that are not limited to a single topic. most people are multidimensional with many interests and issues, and it is fine if a blog reflects that! so post what you want! :)

and thank you so much for your sweet, thoughtful and supportive comments. you are the best. i really appreciate your words and thoughts!!!!!! thank you!!!!!!

Brooke @ Inside-Out Design said...

I've been wanting to try making homemade oreos! They look so good!! I like that you are blogging about different topics; it keeps things interesting! :)