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I'm becoming a little bit obsessed with the idea of self-sufficiency, especially when it comes to food. It's so easy to go to the grocery store and get just about anything, but there is always that little nagging bit at the back of my brain saying "you could make that for a tiny fraction of the cost," or "you could do a much better job." I'm always getting hare-brained ideas about things I could make myself, but this most recent bout was brought on by using some soap that I made with Jonathan awhile ago. Now I'm thinking about what other things I usually buy at the store that I could make at home that would be both cheaper and higher quality. I already knit, cook for myself, sew a bit and do lots of other misc. crafty stuff, but how far can I take it?

It feels good to write down my thoughts in more than 140 characters. Perhaps I'll resurrect my livejournal. Wow though... really need some new icons.