Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 30

Food Friday – Delish Dozen …Chicken Recipes


For the next few Fridays instead of featuring one recipe, I’m going to share a Delicious Dozen…twelve of my favorite recipes featuring one specific food.  So if you’re in a dinner rut, I hope to be able to provide you with some fun ideas!   Today’s food is chicken.  Sick of the same chicken dishes?  …

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Mar 29

Thoughtful Thursday – Patience


“If you are tempted to lose patience with your fellowman; stop and think how patient God has been with you.” “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success” – Napoleon Hill

Mar 27

Emergency Kits – Feminine Hygiene


This week let’s work on making sure we have plenty of feminine hygiene products on hand in case of an emergency.     (photo)   Not a whole lot to say about it….it’s pretty self explanatory!  I will say that I personally subscribe to an Subscribe and Save service  and I get my products …

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Mar 23

Friday’s Food – Spinach Avocado Dip


The other night I was cleaning out the fridge and I saw a lonely, forgotten avocado.   It was mortifying.  The husband and I LOVE avocado, and let’s face it, they’re not the cheapest produce option out there, and so to find this lone avocado sitting in the back of my fridge had me feeling quite …

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Mar 22

Thoughtful Thursday – Friendship


“In friendship…we may think we have chosen our peers.  In reality, a few years of difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another…the accident of a topic being raised, or not being raised at a first meeting…any of these chances might …

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Mar 20

Emergency Kits – Non Prescription Medication(s)


Let’s get stocked up on some non-prescription medication(s) for our kits this week.   (photo)   Life is stressful, even during the best of times.  In an emergency, the last thing you’ll want to deal with is a headache on top of everything else….or allergies, or insomnia.  Feeling at least decent physically will go a …

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Mar 18

When Income Drops

I’ve had a tough couple of weeks.  As you may know, I work part time as a Paraprofessional at my daughter’s school; my husband works full time as a Customer Service agent at a company (which will not be named – legal stuff).  I work in the mornings until 1:00, my husband goes to work …

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Mar 17

Irish Soda Bread

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I made my family some Irish Soda Bread.  I found the recipe from Sally’s Smorsel’s a year ago, and it was so good. (This is the only thing I did for the holiday.  I’m a grinch, man, but I just don’t see the need.)   I was impressed with how soft …

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Mar 15

Thoughtful Thursday – Building Strong Children



Mar 14

Journey To Self Reliance Tip #2 of 25


The second tip in this article is one I’m excited to incorporate into my journey.   2. Learn New Skills Learn one homemaking skill a month.   Things like gardening, sewing, crochet, making your own laundry soap, ANYTHING that you can learn to do to help your family become more self reliant is a victory!  Heck, …

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