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Month: July 2011

Paratus Familia: The key to good government…..

Paratus Familia: The key to good government…..

Great article! I think everyone needs to read this because too many people believe the government will take care of them when they should be taking care of themselves! Paratus Familia: The key to good government…..: “When was the last time you saw incredibly well behaved children? Someone ‘dressed’ to travel? Or a congressman who kept his pants zipped…”

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

For the last year, I have been making my own dishwasher detergent. I use the powdered version as I haven’t found a liquid one that I like and works well. My kids have their doubts on the powdered version working well, but if they would keep up on the dishes and not let the food dry to the dishes they would find out differently! The great thing about this recipe is that it uses some of the same ingredients from…

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Preparedness Monday – Getting Yourself Ready To Prepare

Preparedness Monday – Getting Yourself Ready To Prepare

Sorry this post is a day late, but we are having one of those weeks at my house. The one where I forget my list of things to remember. Not good. Not good at all! Last week we discussed why I wanted to prepare – my family, continued inflation, and emergencies/hard times. So I have my motivation and focus. The second phase of preparedness is getting myself ready for preparedness. What do I mean getting myself ready for preparedness? This means…

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Homemade Applesauce and Banana Bread Weekend

Homemade Applesauce and Banana Bread Weekend

In my quest for frugality this weekend, I was trying to use up food at home. I have been trying to organize my food storage and get it a little more presentable so I can take pictures to post for you all! We had pepperoni and canned olives to use up so we made Pepperoni Pizza Twist! Absolutely a family favorite! We ate the LAST box of scalloped potatoes. I think I might miss not buying those anymore, but the…

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Start a 1-Acre, Self-Sufficient Homestead – Modern Homesteading – MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Start a 1-Acre, Self-Sufficient Homestead – Modern Homesteading – MOTHER EARTH NEWS

What a great article! The author gives great ideas and strategies for starting your homestead! Remember though, it is all just small steps to get started. Otherwise you will be overwhelmed! Start a 1-Acre, Self-Sufficient Homestead – Modern Homesteading – MOTHER EARTH NEWS Have a great day!

Learning The Frugal Life: Clearance Finds and Buying Ahead

Learning The Frugal Life: Clearance Finds and Buying Ahead

Great article about saving money on kids’ clothes by buying ahead! When you find those great deals, you should snap them up! You will be money ahead when the need arises and you already have the needed item. We do this for all the kids at my home. Learning The Frugal Life: Clearance Finds and Buying Ahead: “I went to Walmart the other day and stumbled upon some clearenced shoes. My boys go through shoes pretty quickly. They spend alot…

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