Monthly Archives: May 2012

I’m going to try my darndest to stick to a schedule for dinner meals this month…after all, summer is here, the kiddos are going to be out of school, and we’ll be doing a lot of playing.  I’m thinking I need to be as organized as possible so that we can have all the adventures we’re hoping to have!   Now, whenever I make a month-long schedule, I give myself a little leeway.  If I’m looking at the meal plan […]

June’s Menu Plan

Happy Sunday!!  Each week I make a list of goals…things I want to accomplish above and beyond the every day stuff that I do.  I shoot for 5 things weekly.  Need some extra motivation?  Join me!   Last week feels like a blur to me…not sure why!  Maybe it’s me being tired right now, but I honestly can’t think of anything particular that my family did, ha ha!  Thank goodness I have the to-do list to refer to, eh?   […]

5 Things 5/27

Check it out:  You can GO HERE to get a list of the most popular FREE apps available on iTunes.   Don’t have an ipad, iphone, etc?  If you have an Android you can get out the Bestsellers list for Android on  This list shows you the top paid AND free apps available.   Yay for free apps!

The Most Popular Free Apps…

With summer approaching, smoothie season also comes.     Whatever, that’s not true.  The truth is that I’ve been on a smoothie kick since last fall when I got a ton of peaches and raspberries and froze them to blend and eat later.  I love smoothies, and I’ve become slightly obsessed with them these last 9 months.  What can I say?  Most of the smoothies I make are just thrown together, you know?  Some frozen peaches, frozen raspberries, and a […]

Delectable Dozen – Smoothies

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As I try to live life in a more self-reliant way, I find myself trying new recipes from scratch, trying to eat more REAL food, attempting to make my own products (chapstick, deodorant, etc), growing a garden, and building up my food storage.  But there is one big area that I’ve largely neglected, and that is physical fitness.   If I HAD to live completely self-reliantly, I would not be driving around, now would I?  Being dependent upon gasoline and […]

Self Reliance Journey – Walk, Walk, Walk Some More

I wish I knew who I could credit this funny quote to, but I don’t…it made me laugh though!  Women’s quote of the day:  “Men are like a fine wine.  They start out like grapes, and it’s our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something with which you’d like to have dinner.” Men’s counter quote of the day:  “Women are like fine wine.  They all start out fresh, fruity and intoxicating […]

Thoughtful Thursday – Men’s and Women’s Quotes (funny)

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How are you doing getting some money into your emergency kits?  What kind of containers are you using?  How are you saving money so that you can afford to put some in?   (photo)     So why do you need cash in your emergency kit?  If tragedy strikes, banks and other electronic payment systems may be down and if that happens, cash is king whether for food, water or gasoline.  This month we’re aiming to add at least $20 […]

Emergency Kits – Money!