Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Making a home away from home

There hasn't been a lot of crafting going on here this week. But there's been a lot of "making" of another kind; we're getting ready to go on vacation next week (halleluiah!), and I've been preparing...stocking up for our home away from home. Partly out of a desire to save money, and partly to make it easier to just relax and not have to worry about anything once we're there (even as simple as which restaurant to go to). In the past several hours, I've made granola (for breakfast in pajamas in the cottage):

Brownies (ignore the horrible look--they are called "Ugly Duckling Brownies," after all, but they taste good!), for emergency chocolate situations:

And deodorant, because there is no way I'm packing that broken-up scrap of jagged crystal rock I've been using. (I've been wanting to get to this recipe for ages, and this vacation was somehow the motivation I needed to finally get to it. What took me so long? It took only 5 minutes to make and so far, it works great!)

Now, off to make Lucy some new longies. Somehow, her ratty old ones are fine for home, but if we're going on vacation, surely she needs to have some nice new ones...

1 comment:

Luisa said...

glad to see I'm not the only slow crafter lately :)
Love the crystal rock but I like this recipe too thanks. It's going into my health and beauty folder.