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Month: September 2012

Monday Frugality Update

Monday Frugality Update

What did you all do to save money these last two weeks? I had to stretch to think of what I did! I have discovered that over the last few frugal posts that I do more than I think, but some of the things I do are so ingrained in me that I don’t even think about it! These last two weeks found me being as frugal as I could be! I wish I did more, but life did not…

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Cleaning for Someone Else…And Avoiding My Own Cleaning!

Cleaning for Someone Else…And Avoiding My Own Cleaning!

Does anyone else find it easier to clean someone else’s home instead of their own? I cleaned Rob’s last weekend as a thank you for changing car brakes on Shali’s car and because it was his birthday weekend. The thought of cleaning my own house in that manner just doesn’t do much for me, but it needs a major fall-cleaning. Maybe because I know my house will not stay that way after it is clean. Rob’s house will stay clean…

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Chuckwagon Wraps

Chuckwagon Wraps

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned we are incorporating more legumes into our diets. This recipe is one that I have used for awhile with excellent results. The meal is also very quick and easy to put together and serve. The bonus for my family is that we eat it with tortillas. They will eat just about anything when tortillas are involved. The legume involved is the fast and easy kind – a small can of baked beans. I usually use…

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Could You Please Pass The Legumes?

Could You Please Pass The Legumes?

Before life interrupted the Food Storage series I started writing, I had covered spices, condiments/sauces, and grains. Today I am going to cover legumes.Quite frankly, I am still working on this area with my family. I am still experimenting with incorporating more legumes in our diet. Legumes are peas, beans, peanuts, and lentils. These are all very cheap to purchase. Beans and lentils make an excellent alternative to meat in one’s diet when paired with a grain or something made…

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Weekend and Frugality Update

Weekend and Frugality Update

This weekend sure went by fast, didn’t it? We ended up not going to Ames yesterday which helped tremendously although I think we all took the day of rest thing very seriously for the first half of the day! So what did I get done? Let’s see… 1. Make out the monthly grocery list This still needs work, but I am not finding a lot we need to buy this month so I will concentrate on more food storage.2. Make…

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The Weekend Is Coming (I Think?)!

The Weekend Is Coming (I Think?)!

I might actually have a weekend at home this weekend. Or so I thought until I looked at the schedule! My two oldest girls are playing in a volleyball tournament in Belmond Saturday and are watching/trying out for the Iowa All-State Dance Team on Sunday in Ames. And I will be at both. Admittedly, I am gone some weekends by my own decision. As a single parent, some time to myself helps to clear my head once in a while…

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