Sunday, October 22, 2017

A week of doing...

I made one white and one with wheat & flax seed. 
Both were delicious and easy!

 Here's another easy recipe from Jenny Can Cook.
I've made lots cinnamon rolls in my day, but these are the BEST.
I like that this is a small recipe and only makes a 
9" round pan of eight rolls.

Today I spent the morning making
"Grammy's Lotions and Potions" as my kids call them.
This is my toothpaste.
 It's got dirt in it (bentonite clay).
I like dirt. 
I like cinnamon, cloves, and peppermint in my toothpaste.
 Homemade Toothpaste  from Wellness Mama.
I also made
and my favorite...

Bee Butter

(or Non-Petroleum Jelly)

2 ounces extra-virgin olive oil (4 T.)

1/2 ounce beeswax pastilles (1 T.)

1-2 t. raw honey (opt.)

Essential oils -- 12 drops (opt.)

In double boiler over simmering water, combine the olive oil and beeswax and slowly heat until wax has melted.  Remove mixture from heat and cool about 10 minutes, then add honey and/or essential oils of choice.  Beat with small whisk until creamy.If it separates a little, just stir it up.

Makes: 1/4 cup of bee butter.  Store in glass jar with screw top lid.  Keeps up to one year.

Uses:  Face cream, hand cream, body cream, chapped lips, dry feet, eczema.  The beeswax gives the skin a protective barrier from the elements:  weather, dry air, wind, sun, and pollutants. 

These are the pumpkins I decorated.
 I know... who spends time painting flowers on pumpkins
or making a patchwork pumpkin?
I do.
I like to create. 
 I just do. 
 So I do.

Do you see my rolled up hose on the porch?
I still haven't put it away because it's been warm here.
But it is supposed to get cold again.
 Oh, and speaking of the porch,
I finally oiled it!  
Another project ticked off the list!

We sold our steer calves this week at the local sale barn.
What fall projects are you doing?


  1. Those pumpkins are so much fun. The bread looks so good. Bet things are smelling real good at your place!

  2. I love it! There is nothing so fulfilling as productivity. I cannot wait to try the cinnamon rolls. I finally got all of my compost spread and piled neatly put away. I also gathered all of my garden decor. I don't want to lose my Hedgehog in the snow again. The pumpkins are adorable. I would like to do that, but I have too much fun feeding them to the deer when they are done for. Deer love pumpkins. I just got some beeswax from the bee keeper, so I will also have to try your body butter.

  3. Wow - you have been busy! That bread looks great. Adam is busy making his cement leaves, and now he's making ones that will cure in days instead of months, so we can sell them before Christmas :) Life is picking up speed before the holidays - I can already feel it! Love your recipes; they are excellent!

  4. The bread loaves look great as do those cinnamon buns. I'm thinking I'll be baking this week!

  5. Cute Pumpkins! Thanks for the cinnamon roll link -- I would like a smaller recipe too -- my go-to recipe makes too much and they just don't keep!

  6. Those pumpkins (or bunkins as my grandgirl Adele would say) are gorgeous! And I can just smell the aroma of the bread and cinnamon rolls! Yummers!

  7. I love hearing about your fall projects. I like Jenny Can Cook too. Her chocolate cake is so simple and very tasty! I've never had any luck with home-made chocolate cake but everyone loved hers. I'll give her bread a try. I've been making some spelt bread and everyone loves it here.

    I like your pumpkins- it's exactly what I would do :) I'm checking out the link. It sounds like a fun project with the grandbabies.

    So good to reconnect with you Jody. I've missed my blog friends.


  8. That bee butter sounds so yummy - anything with beeswax and its heady scent makes me happy.

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