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Month: November 2011

Thanksgiving Is Over…

Thanksgiving Is Over…

But being thankful and grateful should not be! Sorry about being gone for a week or more! We had a very crazy, busy, wonderful, and somewhat relaxing week and weekend at the homestead. I had two Thanksgiving dinners and the kids had three dinners. A great deal of wonderful food that we were all thankful for! Not a whole lot gone done in the way of projects except that the kids’ rooms are much cleaner and finally all of Jordan’s…

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Prepping With No Money – Part 2

Prepping With No Money – Part 2

Last time I wrote this post, I gave you all ideas on how to prep with little or no money and how you could find great deals or items for free. Then I got to thinking:“What about prepping with no money at all? Because, girlfriend, you are broke and in this situation.”I talk to myself. A lot. Nevermind.I had to ponder this myself for awhile. I almost admitted defeat. Then I watched a YouTube video from southernprepper1. In it, he reminds…

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Decluttering Decision Tree

Decluttering Decision Tree

For years, I thought I had to keep everything because I may never know when I or the kids might need it. While that may be true, I had trouble with the clutter. The clutter would grow and expand until it took over every available space.When I decided enough was enough, I made a very conscious and very immediate decision to declutter and organize. While I am still not very good at the organization, the decluttering I have gotten down…

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You Know You Live In Rural Iowa When…

You Know You Live In Rural Iowa When…

You know you live in rural Iowa when… You would absolutely beg for a Trader Joe’s or a Whole Foods to be closer to you than 2.5 hours away! Seriously though, this is just because I would like a bigger selection of preferably organic fruits and vegies to choose from. I would like to make kimchi. The recipe requires two heads of Chinese cabbage. I have to give Hy-Vee some credit for the amount and variety of fresh produce available,…

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“No food, no heat, no water! This is just ridiculous. What are we suppose to do?”

“No food, no heat, no water! This is just ridiculous. What are we suppose to do?”

Something I heard on the radio yesterday has stuck with me clear through today. I was listening to ABC News on KLGA in the morning when I heard that parts of the Northeast had received up to 30 inches of snow. They had lost power and some of the people were quite indignant over this. “No food, no heat, no water! This is just ridiculous. What are we suppose to do?” I couldn’t help but listen in disbelief. I couldn’t…

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