Monthly Archives: July 2011


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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 chronicle the adventures of one of history’s most inspiring and remarkable men.   My Review: The book is a biography about George Washington Carver.  Very detailed, completely fascinating.  I learned so much about this man, and more than that, about […]

George Washington Carver by John Perry – book review


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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 – and they do it at 30,000 feet. The style of the 1960s, the energy and excitement of the Jet Age and a drama full of sexy entanglements deliciously mesh in this thrilling and highly-original new series.”   Is it just […]

PTC – Are YOU Sick of the Inappropriate Content on ...



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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 visiting teaching. – YES Start planning for August’s budget – YES     On Monday I scheduled a biopsy.  In order to find out for sure if I have Celiac disease or simply a gluten intolerance, I need to eat […]

5 Things Challenge


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  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 Exederm on facebook and sign up to get free samples from them.     Like Wilson Farms on facebook to get a coupon for a free Intense Milk, good at any Wilson Farms, Sugar Creek, or Wilson Xpress locations through […]

Friday’s Freebies



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(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 merely survived is no cause for celebration.  You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine.  No more busywork.  No more hiding […]

Thoughtful Thursday


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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 only because the ideas are awesome, and so am I!!   Right?     RIGHT?   Anywho, check it out if you’re looking for new motivation/inspiration/ideas for your financial life… Learn Vest

Learn Vest – Spring Clean Your Finances



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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 gosh.  Big mistake.  Let’s just say that I didn’t have any squirrel or cow head on hand, and wasn’t really in the mood to gut a pig simply for the purpose of making homemade lard.  (I’m not very adventurous, and […]

How to Make Beef Stock (I assume!)


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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 first-aid stuff in our kits.  So far we’ve got food and water, the basics like that, but how much good will ramen noodles do us if we’re bleeding to death, you know what I mean?  So this week I want […]

Building/Updating Emergency Kits – 4