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Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Successes

Today I’ve decided to celebrate the new successes in my week.  You know, the things that I’ve never done before – but did this week.  Smile
1.  I made blackberry jam!  All by myself.  OK – let’s be honest – with the help of my wonderful neighbor Dale who provided us with 1 gallon of blackberries from his backyard.  It tastes great, looks pretty and best of all – I MADE IT!
2.  We went blueberry picking and got 2 pints full.  Where you may ask?  Right in our backyard.  When we moved into this house last summer we noticed a few blueberry bushes on the side of the house.  However, with Nathan being born in mid-June we never got out to pick any of the blueberries last summer.  Nathan is loving them – he’s a blueberry-aholic!
3.  I bought the supplies to make my own laundry detergent.  I know this isn’t really something to brag about – but it’s a step in the right direction.  I’ve always tried my own detergent.  So much cheaper, and wonderfully clean clothes!  Now – to find the time to make it (or more accurately…find the grater that I don’t mind getting soapy with Fels-Naptha).
Can you tell I’m feeling very Susie Homemaker this week?
What are your successes? 
Let us know over at Chocolate for Your Brain!


  1. Welcome to Small Successes Thursday!

    1) Sounds delicious!
    2) Love it! I'm a blueberry fiend myself --every morning for breakfast and my kids love blueberry and peanutbutter sandwiches. --summertime favorite!
    3) How in the world do you do that? as my daughter would say, Kewl.

  2. Go, girl! My friend Angie from The Jammie Girl is a DIY Laundry Detergent Girl ... I haven't taken that step yet.

  3. WOW! You HAVE been Susie Homemaker this week! I can relate to #2 in a way. We lived in our house three years before I realized that the red things growing on our front tree were cherries! We didn't get any this year due to the weather, but we got tons the last two years.

    I've not bought store laundry detergent in at least two years. Such a HUGE money saver!

    RE: Your comment on my blog about HP...We will not be taking DS to see the movie. He watched to first 3 movies, but at 10 years old, I don't think he's ready for the rest of them yet. DH & I will be going soon, though, I hope!