What does it mean to you?  In our modern world, the things we create for ourselves may be few and occasional.  Most would rather make purchases which might be viewed as “investments,”  but regrettably fail to invest in their time.

In creating, there is a delicate balance between input and output.  What we “make”  can almost always be traced back to money:

I made X amount of dollars and since I spent my time working I bought these items.


I made X amount of dollars and since I did not spend all of my time working, I made these items for myself and my family.  I was able to invest my money that I earned into things that I made.  In turn, I made an investment in my time.

Life is not always this polar.  But in order to understand the gray spaces between this very black and white view, I had to take a hard look at my lifestyle, my priorities and my “investments.”

I wanted to live a more fulfilling, simple, frugal, sustainable and rewarding life.  I didn’t want to slave for someone else.  By eliminating unnecessary purchases and payments; and purging the “stuff”  from my life I was able to spend less, work less, save more, create more, and have more time for myself and my family.

Once I realized what our family was capable of we started to create all sorts of things–together!

Bulk organic herbs, spices and essential oils. Sin

I assure you, we are average people with jobs, a mortgage, a baby and 3 pets. But, we still found the time to create these simple things with no previous skill-set other than the ability to operate You-Tube, Pinterest, and Instructables.  Save, a love affair with Google as well!

What we create is important to us, and though I know it may not be for everyone, anyone can appreciate the concept.  How you spend your time and money all contributes to your legacy you leave behind.  At the end of the day I want to say I tried.

I tried to make a difference…    I tried to make it right…
I tried to make time…

I created my “life” and the things in it  with purpose and intention.  That is MY legacy.





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  2. Thanks for the inspiration! I am going to start a list of things my family can make together. I love this blog!

  3. Im from northern ireland not very good with the computer thing im a single mum to a 10yr old girl & we love all the ideas we are going to try more than a few out this weekend thanks so much a weekends fun for very little cost

  4. I started creating my own all natural products recently and found a great need in our area for all natural alternatives. I found a great recipe for sunscreen that is heavenly. It is pages like yours that inspire me to create more and share them with my friends and family. I also give out samples and am hoping to sell more of my creations with the premise that the customer is creating something special for themselves. I start with the basics and show people what options I have found that work for their purpose then allow them to choose the essential oils and options they want to create something personal and therefore very special. I have created lists of oils that work well together for such things as hair oils and sun protectors and I have created new scent combinations that are just fabulous. I want to thank you for being a delightful place to find recipes and inspiration to those of us that create. The companies that you do allow advertising on your site are invaluable with the best organic and natural products we want to create with. Thank you for keeping it simple and a pleasure to visit. Keep up the good work.

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