Monthly Archives: January 2010


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 my monthly progress. This week I’ve decided to compile a list of ways that I plan on making my groceries last and last and last…ew, […]

Frugal Friday…Stretching your food further


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“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 years creating, others could destroy overnight;Create anyway.If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous;Be happy anyway.The good you do today, will often be […]

Thoughtful Thursday



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 potatoes, oven fried tilapia fish, saladThursday: baked potato soup, rollsFriday: beans and riceSaturday: breakfast! (waffles, eggs, bacon or ham)*I serve all dinner meals with fruit […]

Menu Plan for the Week.


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“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

Thoughtful Thursday



(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 wanted to share for this week: When you are looking for food and personal care items to put in your kits, SHOP AT HOME FIRST! […]

Emergency Kits – How’re they Coming?


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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 work just fine; I’ll just need to organize them a little better. Oh, and buy another one so there’s one for each of us. As […]

Emergency Kit Updates…



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“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 to love Him. But oh, how we need to love God!”For what we love determines what we seek.”What we seek determines what we think and […]

Thoughtful Thursday


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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 each member of your family, you should join me!! (From the Utah Department of Public Safety):There are six (6) basic items to include in any […]

Making An Emergency Kit