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Sugar-Free Blackberry Apple Jam

I leave for college in one week.  That’s it, just one week.

As excited as I am, I’m just as nervous, if not more.  Fortunately, I’ve been too busy lately to sit and contemplate how soon it really is that I’m leaving my home.
I know that this is a new opportunity that I should be embracing, but the thought of never actually living in my house again scares me.  I went through the same feelings two years ago when I headed to college as a freshman, but one of my best friends was going with me and was just as nervous as I was.  This time, I’m on my own.  I’m leaving my family and Kellen and it freakin’ sucks! Luckily, my roommates seem really cool and I know that it will all be okay, it’s just the initial shock that I have to get over.
One of my biggest concerns is the future of my blog.  I love everything about having this blog and being a part of the blogosphere.  I’m so worried that I’m not going to have enough time to blog, or enough money to buy my own ingredients, or that people will think I’m a freak because I’m in the lobby and I’ve just baked something, and now I’m setting it on some crazy-colored material, and now I’m taking 32014 pictures of it… and they’re like “What the hell is wrong with that girl?” What do I do then?!?  So many worries!  Plus, I’m already pressed for finding time to blog and it’s summer!  I don’t know what the future will bring, but I do know that I’m going to keep this blog because I love it and I love you guys. Whether it’s twice a week or once a month, and I hope you can stick with me! 
So, yeah, anyway…I made some jam.  It’s sugar-free and tastes like it’s store-bought, minus all the gross and processed ingredients. Perfect for PB&J’s or just eating by the spoonful… or maybe that’s just me. 😉
Do you guys have any tips on moving and continuing to keep up your blog? Or how about tips for coping with homesickness?!

Sugar-Free Blackberry Apple Jam

3 cups blackberries
1 cup applesauce
1 envelope gelatine
1-2 packets Splenda
1.  Mash blackberries until they turn into mush.
2.  Combine all ingredients in a saucepan until it starts to boil.
3.  Turn the heat down and simmer for 5 minutes.
4.  Let cool until it turns into a gelatin-like jam!