DIY All Day

Every day my family uses products that I’ve made myself for around the house. Homemade cleaners and laundry detergent, wipes and baby food, but now I’m taking it to a new level.

The other day was one of those days where making baby food ended up on my to do list along with making baby wipes. Not to mention, with baby’s first birthday and Christmas coming up there are a lot of DIY crafts that need to be finished.

Nothing special about the baby wipes.


As for baby food, some new flavors came into play including:

Broccoli and cauliflower with black beans.
Peas and corn.
Carrots and kidney beans (again).


Then there were Christmas cards. Turns out the toddlers foot is too big for the size cards I bought which means I needed to change up what I thought we were doing. I had planned on painting the boy’s feet green or white, sticking them to the cards and making them into trees or snowmen. Plan B was to use the toddler’s thumb prints to create some multi colored Christmas lights for the front of the card and I’ll do something with the baby’s foot print inside. Once the Christmas cards were started I moved onto something totally new and a little bit out of my comfort zone.


I’m 100% used to making new things for around the house but they’re usually not a large time or financial investment to try out. Recently I bought a rather large hunk of organic goats milk soap base to make my very own soap with and I set out to tackle that challenge. The only information that I had on how to make soap was from brief explanations I had only half read on Pinterest. Sure that I would mess something up, I started with a very little amount of soap base and found out that it was actually really easy. I ended up making a ton of different scents and types. Some are exfoliating, some are just regular soap, some are really fragrant and all of them are homemade! Beyond excited about this new accomplishment. Throughout soap making I was getting a bit worried that I would end up with extremely dry hands. I kept getting soap on them, so I washed them about a dozen times in two hours or so. Thanks to the goats milk base my hands are not only very clean but also very soft. I only wish that I was more confident in my soap making skills so that I would have taken some pictures to make a step-by-step.


 

If you’re curious about how to make anything mentioned here (except the soaps) check out my DIY page or the Homemade Baby Food page.

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