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Month: August 2011

August in Pictures

August in Pictures

Our August in pictures – we had a lot going on and not nearly enough pictures taken! Family Reunion in Storm Lake at the end of July Paige’s early birthday present! She was ecstatic! Vacation Bible School Program!  First Day of School! Storm that came through and did a lot of damage! Others had it worse though. We were so lucky! Dane’s Birthday Party with his classmates! Dane with his birthday cake that Grandma Anne made! Thanks for reading! Have…

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Preparedness Monday – Slightly Off Track

Preparedness Monday – Slightly Off Track

Preparedness Monday is slightly off-track seeing that today is Tuesday and what I had planned to blog about is going to wait until next week. I had planned on starting to talk about the ways I have started and added to my food storage as well as what I would like to do. We are switching directions this week because I have felt guided towards this direction by our personal experiences at home. The feeling is strong enough now that…

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Meal Planning

Meal Planning

Have you ever heard the saying you can not plan too much? I didn’t believe that saying either until 2-3 years ago.  When Shali went to high school, I suddenly understood this saying in all its glory. One of the areas I knew I had to get my act together in was meal planning. Meal planning is extremely important! I pride myself on having a thorough pantry that I can pull a lot of meals from, but when the clock…

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Cleaning House Guilt

Cleaning House Guilt

I have Cleaning House Guilt (CHG). Does anyone else ever get this? I think it should classified as an illness, but I doubt any doctor would take me seriously. I just know that when I get CHG, it takes over my life. I start to view myself as lazy and undisciplined. I come home from work, sit down for a few minutes and…see a mess. I see everything I promised myself I would get done. Yesterday. Three weeks ago. Last…

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The Weekend Update

The Weekend Update

(9 qts. dill pickles and one broken jar!) This weekend went by fast, didn’t it? Wow! I got a lot done though so that is good! I did get though a lot of my goals for the week and weekend. Last Monday, I posted this: 1. More blog posts than last week! -DONE-2. To find a car for Shali! 3. Cultivating and harvesting in my garden! -DONE-4. Canning/drying/perserving! -DONE-I also posted on Preparedness Monday that I wanted to build up my…

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No Spend Update #2

No Spend Update #2

This whole no spend thing has been very hard to maintain these last 6 weeks. We have been more creative in finding no-money solutions, but we have had a series of mishaps that has made the no spend months almost null and void. The series of mishaps and forced spending has included: 1. The air conditioning in my van ceased to exist due to leaks in two lines. No this has not been fixed yet, but I have already spent…

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