Monthly Archives: May 2012


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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


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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!


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Oops, is it Tuesday already?  Guess I’m a little late on the weekly update and plan.  I have a fantastic excuse though…are you ready?  Instead of spending Sunday planning my week, I decided to take a trip to the ER.  Turns out some plain chocolate bars have gluten in them…silly me for not checking the label!   So that’s my excuse.  It’s the best I got.:-)   Anyway, how did your last week go?  What plans do you have for […]

5 Things 5/22



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    Nearly a year ago when I discovered I could no longer eat gluten, I turned to two foods:  potatoes and rice.  Honestly, I was sick of both after the first two months.  Thank heavens I’ve learned more about GF cooking, and have found some fantastic recipes using rice!  I am, however, constantly on the lookout for more meal ideas, so I thought I’d focus on finding some tasty-looking rice recipes this week.   Who needs pasta when you […]

Delectable Dozen Recipes – RICE