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Month: August 2014

Why don’t you do what they do?

Why don’t you do what they do?

My son is smart kid. He appeared to be not paying attention to the television at all last night while I was watching Doomsday Preppers. Most of the time, I see a lot of eye rolling and room leaving from my kids when that show comes on. While I pick up a lot of good information on that show, I don’t always agree with what everyone does. He doesn’t know that though. He was playing with his Legos with his…

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Make Your Own Face and Eye Cream

Make Your Own Face and Eye Cream

One of those areas I haven’t given up my vanity on is my face. I don’t wear a lot of cosmetics, just concealer and mascara. After I get out of the shower, I put on clear lip balm to keep them from chapping. Then I put on eye and face cream. I ran out one morning and decided to go to the store to buy some more on my lunch break. What I saw just about made me lose my…

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What I Do To Be Organized

What I Do To Be Organized

I am not a naturally organized person. I don’t carry around a planner because I forget to write things down in them or forget them altogether. I am a visual person and need to have my organization in front of my face or somewhere my eyes will see. I use these tools to see where every one will be, where I need to be, what needs to be remembered, and for papers that cannot be lost. My calendar and two…

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Chaos Scenario: Power Grid Failure Part 4

Chaos Scenario: Power Grid Failure Part 4

Please click on Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3 if you have already read the previous installments. You arrive the safe house with your neighbor and your kids. He has you drive inside the garage area to keep the vehicles hidden. Your kids are so tired. You open some cans of food you brought with and feed them quickly. The neighbor shows you around a bit and helps you get the kids bedded down in the bunk beds in…

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Monthly Frugal and Homesteading Update

Monthly Frugal and Homesteading Update

This month has been a bit busy and my mind has been going in a different direction. July has been a no spend month. I was very unintentional about it, but the budget demanded it. The budget is going to demand it for August also so no spending unless necessary. The great thing about having a no spend month in the summer is that my garden and everyone else’s garden has been exploding with goodness! My garden was being a…

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