Monthly Archives: July 2011

George Washington Carver by John Perry – book review

About the book: A generation of 20th-century Americans knew him as a gentle, stoop-shouldered old black man who loved plants and discovered more than a hundred uses for the humble peanut. George Washington Carver goes beyond the public image to … Continue reading

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PTC – Are YOU Sick of the Inappropriate Content on TV Today?

Has anyone seen the lineup for the fall on NBC and ABC this year? I have, and I am appalled. The Playboy Club at NBC.     Pan Am on ABC- “Passion, jealousy and espionage… They do it all – … Continue reading

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5 Things Challenge

How did you on productivity last week?  Here are my results:     Shampoo the carpets. – YES Try 2 new GF (gluten free) recipes. – NO (I’ll explain down below) Finish updating recipes on the blog. -  YES Go … Continue reading

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Friday’s Freebies

  Go here to request a sample of each of the four new Mary Kay fragrances (although as a previous Mary Kay rep, I should tell you that they’re not THAT new…but hey, they’re still free samples.)     Like … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday

(photo)   “Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along.  This applies to play as well as work.  A day … Continue reading

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Learn Vest – Spring Clean Your Finances

Anyone here ever heard of LearnVest? It’s a cool site that sends daily emails to your inbox with frugal tips and tricks.  I’m not gonna lie to ya, a lot of the ideas are ones I’ve already applied, but that’s … Continue reading

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How to Make Beef Stock (I assume!)

To celebrate Pioneer Day (A Utah Holiday), my daughter wanted us to cook like pioneers.  (She also made me dress up, but I don’t wanna talk about that.)   So…we did a little internet search for “Pioneer recipes”.  Oh my … Continue reading

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Building/Updating Emergency Kits – 4

So, how are the emergency kits coming?  If you have not yet joined us in building/rebuilding yours, you can catch up here.     This week we’re going to focus on: (photo) FIRST AID   It’s SO important to have … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Munchkin’s a Face Painter (and a linky)

My 8-year old daughter decided to try and paint a tiger on Buddy Boy’s face…I think she did a pretty dang good job for her very first attempt! (Equally impressive is that he actually let his sister anywhere NEAR.) Feel … Continue reading

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Menu Plan Monday w/Linky

A new week, a new menu.  I feed my family of four with $250 a month.  Each week I’ll share with you the meals I’m planning to make.  Please, feel free to link up your menu plan and/or a favorite … Continue reading

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