Monday, July 2, 2012


We've been sick. and tired. and now KP is teething (I think). So that's pretty much my round-up of the week.
Last night I had a few minutes to finally make the vanilla extract though.

Someone in a local group was kind enough to send some members vanilla beans for a "Lets make it and share tips" kind of event. I forgot, and carried the vanilla beans around in the diaper bag for a while since thats where stuff gets jammed into when Im bringing stuff in from the car.

Super easy to make:

2 cups vodka
6 split beans
Put in canning jar and shake.

I did this around 10 last night and by this morning it was already changing colors.  I'm so excited to see how it turns out since I've only ever had imitation vanilla extract.
Now, I need a nap.


  1. I never thought about making my own vanilla extract...thanks for the idea. I have had the real kind...expensive...but so much better than imitation. :)

    1. Im super excited about trying real extract.

      If you decide to make it just remember to shake it everyday the first week then store in the pantry and shake every few days or so.


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