Monthly Archive: January 2010

Jan 29

Frugal Friday…Stretching your food further

All righty, so we’re starting the Frugal Fridays! Since it’s not a new month yet, I have nothing (really) to report. I’ll tell you though, I did buy a bunch of diapers and some milk this week! Okay, so since February is starting in just a couple of days, I’ll be able to really track …

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Jan 28

Thoughtful Thursday

“Do it Anyway” People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centered;Forgive them anyway.If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;Be kind anyway.If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies;Â Succeed anyway.If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you;Be honest and sincere anyway.What you spend …

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Jan 25

Menu Plan for the Week.

photo creditOkay, so I’m a little (2 days) behind on this one, but I REALLY did make a menu plan for the week! This is all just based on what I already have in the house: Sunday: chicken, rice, and carrots (oh, and rolls)Monday: mashed potatoes with turkey chunk gravy, saladTuesday: taco night!Wednesday: dill roasted …

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Jan 21

Thoughtful Thursday

“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.” -Sir Winston Churchill

Jan 20

Emergency Kits – How’re they Coming?

(Photo credit westoregon.org)So, how are your emergency kits coming? As I mentioned, this month we’re focusing on getting containers for our kits (something easy to grab quickly if needed), and starting to fill them with food! We’re working on getting one kit per person in the home. I got a fantastic reader tip that I …

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Jan 20

My Jar O’ Change

So I’ve got a jar. It’s a good size jar. I don’t even know what was in it originally, but I love it. I keep my change in it, and usually dip into it when unexpected needs arise. It’s never filled for a purpose, but this year that has changed. This year we’re going to …

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Jan 14

Emergency Kit Updates…

So, how are your emergency kits coming along? Have you selected any containers? Have you purchased any food and/or water for them? I have not purchased a thing. That’s right. I’ll admit it. (shame, shame!!) I DID, however, decide on my containers. After looking at other options, I decided that the backpacks I have will …

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Jan 14

Thoughtful Thursday

“God the Eternal Father did not give [the] first great commandment because He needs us to love Him. His power and glory are not diminished should we disregard, deny, or even defile His name. His influence and dominion extend through time and space independent of our acceptance, approval, or admiration.”No, God does not need us …

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Jan 07

Making An Emergency Kit

One of my goals this year is to improve my emergency kits. I have ‘em, but I’ll be honest, they’ve got food and not much else in them. So each month I’ll be working on specific items to add, and I’ll try to post my progress weekly. If you don’t have an emergency kit for …

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Jan 07

Thursday’s Thought

“Self Reliance is a product of our WORK and undergirds all other welfare practices. It is an essential element in our spiritual as well as our temporal well-being.”-Thomas S. Monson “There is no substitute under the heavens for productive labor. It is the process by which dreams become realities. It is the process by which …

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