Day 13: Make ________________ instead of buying!

I was searching for some recipes for Budget 101 and came across this post from our challenge back in August. Enjoy the recipes and inspiration! πŸ™‚

Bella Vista Farm

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In all of our efforts to spend less and save more we find ourselves making a whole lotta stuff from scratch and not just food! Over the course of four or five years I learned how to make almost all of my spice and seasoning blends, soup mixes, salad dressings, herbal remedies, tea blends, cleaning formulas, insect repellents, carpet deodorizers, beauty products… oh the list can go on and on and on. If you would have told me 15 years ago that I’d be doing this now, I would have laughed soooo hard!

I was a spendthrift to some extent. I always used coupons and stuff but never, never did I make my own anything nor did I know better that there were chemicals in my household products. Seriously I did still do all of the cooking and we did have a garden that John tended to mostly, but I…

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