School is in full swing, work is busy, and life just never slows down. I finally made some time to relax for the most part today (I may regret this later), to do various errands, shop a tad, and finally put together a quick blog post. This past Christmas ( I cannot believe it has already come and gone) I concocted a few homemade bottles of vanilla extract to give away as small gifts. I followed these directions and bought the beans via Amazon. Everything, from the gathering of materials and ingredients, to actual DIY-ing was extremely easy! Seeing as the time it takes to process/become actual extract takes up to two months we still have yet to taste this magical elixir. Hopefully the ones I made turned out well. One thing is for sure, they definitely smelled great. Go on, now make some of your own! It was fun!