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This week I ordered vanilla beans in bulk as well as some Frontier organic garlic powder. I’ll be using the vanilla beans to make my own vanilla extract as well as vanilla sugar. The basket in the picture above shows the pecans that I got this week from our pecan tree, and a friend gave us some beautiful banana peppers from her garden. Yes, banana peppers can be red! These are so beautiful and scrumptiously sweet.
Ever since reading Heavenly Homemaker’s post on how to make vanilla extract, I’ve been looking for a deal. I wanted to get mine from Olive Nation like she did, but I just couldn’t resist getting these cheaper on Amazon. To my pleasant surprise, these are actually from Olive Nation even though the merchant is SW on Amazon. On Amazon it comes out to $47.50 + free shipping for 1 lb. of vanilla beans. On Olive Nation it would be $49.49 + shipping after 10% coupon code hhm2010. So I was excited to get the product I wanted but at a cheaper price on Amazon. I had an even better surprise when I opened up my box to find a 20% off at Olive Nation coupon code for any other bulk shopping I would like to do. I’ll be looking around to see if I can find some good deals on Olive Nation.
Now to go grab some vodka (bet you never thought I would type that) so I can make me up a gallon of vanilla extract, and hopefully never pay for watered down, processed, store-bought again!
How did you all do this week? Go ahead, show off all those awesome deals you got! Please link directly to your posts, and I ask that you do not link to giveaways or posts mainly promoting affiliate deals. Let’s encourage one another with our thrifty ventures. Thanks!