When I received copies to review of Homestead Blessings, I knew I was in for a treat. The West ladies who host the videos are crafting extraordinaires and seem so sweet! They walk you step by step through demonstrations for easy and inexpensive ways to make candles, soap and bread at home, often using things you already have. I gathered my girls to watch it with me, and they are really anxious to try our hand at making dipped candles. I personally want to make the soap. She pointed out the health benefits for making your own soap and I was inspired by what she said. I must admit, I am still nervous about handling the lye, though... I can picture me splashing it on myself. Thankfully they teach you to have vinegar on hand to neutralize it if that happens. Either way, I think we have some ideas for fun summer projects ahead of us after watching these videos.
If you are interested in learning some homemaking skills like these, I highly recommend these great dvd's. They are nicely done and presented in such a way that the projects seem doable. I will admit that by the end, I was fantasizing about having my own little booth on Saturdays at our local farmer's market, selling bread, candles and homemade soap with my girls. I wonder if that pays better than writing??
Want to win a set of dvd's?? Just leave a comment here stating which dvd you would most like to watch (the soap, candles, or bread) for your chance to win. Make sure your email, blog address or website is listed so I can contact you if you win! I will announce the winners on Friday so be sure to leave a comment by then!