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Month: April 2014

How Do You Not Worry About Money? Simple, By Worrying About It.

How Do You Not Worry About Money? Simple, By Worrying About It.

Confusing concept, yes? I get asked all the time if I worry about money or how do I not worry about money. There is not simple answer to this because right now, I am always worried about money. I try not to worry and trust that my needs will always be meant as well as my family’s and my loved ones. That concept seems easy, but in practice is very difficult to do. Questions and doubts plague me all the…

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Monday Frugal Update

Monday Frugal Update

This week went a bit better than last week except for the big vet bill I get to look forward too. The joy of raising pets who got sick! I was able to get chicken hindquarters for $.88 a pound this week. I bought ten pounds. The thighs became dinner on Sunday. The legs went into the freezer to be used this summer on the grill. The scraps and back bone (?) still attached to the thighs went into the…

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Preparedness on the Cheap: Evacuation Plans Part 2

Preparedness on the Cheap: Evacuation Plans Part 2

Now that you know where you are going if and when you need to evacuate, you need to plan what to take with you. Whether you decide to have a 72-hour kit or everyone have their own bag or both, you need to have some essentials with you. I am choosing to have a 72-hour kit along with everyone having their own bag. I already have a tote packed and ready to go if we need to go.Several areas need…

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Monday Frugal Update

Monday Frugal Update

We have been practicing no spending unless necessary. I didn’t spend anything last week except one meal out for lunch ($4.00), Walmart for a gift and necessities ($30.00), and groceries on Saturday ($94.00!!!). I did have to get gas twice, but we had a lot of running last week too. Speaking of groceries, does anyone else get sticker shock too? I can’t believe the meat prices. I picked up my boneless, skinless chicken breasts that I had rain checked two weeks…

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How to Make Simple Syrup

How to Make Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup is one of my favorite things to make to sweeten beverages such as Sun Tea. It is very simple, very easy to make, but I am so surprised at how many people don’t know how! I prefer it because it is a syrup and blends into the beverage. Nothing against sugar being served, but sugar does not blend in well to cold drinks! How to Make Simple Syrup I use one to one proportions so I use 1…

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Sun Tea in a Jar

Sun Tea in a Jar

Tea…I love it cold, hot, and always a bit sweet! Green, red, black, herbal, chai, bagged, loose, and any other kind out there. I love it! I have been looking for a more friendly way to make, store, and transport tea. I love sun tea, but in Iowa that is not always practical. Nor is having to store a gallon size container in the fridge. Then I had an idea! A brilliant idea! I could use quart size canning jars!…

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