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Month: March 2015

“We Just Did”

“We Just Did”

My Grandma Rene is 94 years old. She has lived through The Depression, World War II, six sons (no daughters), lost two husbands and still is going strong. She is starting to show some effects of her age, but she still lives by herself, plays cards, and sometimes dances.We have been probing her for more stories of her growing up and she tells what she remembers. She will tell you that was so long ago that she has forgotten some…

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Corned Beef Casserole: A Food Storage Friendly Meal!

Corned Beef Casserole: A Food Storage Friendly Meal!

Corned Beef Casserole is another childhood favorite of mine growing up. I make it now and then when I want comfort food. This is my mom’s recipe and I have no clue where she got it from.I also make it for St. Patrick’s Day since the traditional foods of St. Patrick’s Day does not thrill my kids at all.Everything in this recipe is food storage friendly and can be stored for at least 1-2 years. I know I appreciate having…

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Sunday Savings on the Homestead Week 11: Starting Seeds

Sunday Savings on the Homestead Week 11: Starting Seeds

Every Sunday I will be posting a Sunday Savings on the Homestead. This posts will concentrate on one money saving thing you and I can do to save money for the week. Some will be easy, some will be be a bit difficult, and all will concentrate on one way to save money for the week. Please join me in trying to live a frugal life in 2015!Got your gardens planned? You do?Awesome! Now is time to start some seeds! I…

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Homemade Apple Fritters

Homemade Apple Fritters

Homemade apple fritters are a family tradition. And no wonder! They are so good! My mom makes these every Christmas morning. She loves to tell the story about who used to make them and where the recipe came from. In fact, when I emailed her to ask her if I could share this recipe, she sent me this:“Your Great-Grandma Marie Jebsen Kopp made that recipe a family tradition using either apples or raisins. Your dad prefers the apple one so…

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Sunday Savings on the Homestead Week 10: Plan Your Garden!

Sunday Savings on the Homestead Week 10: Plan Your Garden!

Every Sunday I will be posting a Sunday Savings on the Homestead. This posts will concentrate on one money saving thing you and I can do to save money for the week. Some will be easy, some will be be a bit difficult, and all will concentrate on one way to save money for the week. Please join me in trying to live a frugal life in 2015!March is here! I can finally get excited about gardening! Not that the…

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Daily Habits, Routines, and Prepping: Why Do They Go Together?

Daily Habits, Routines, and Prepping: Why Do They Go Together?

Many of us do the same things every day. We get up in the morning, take a shower, get dressed, eat breakfast, and start our day. Have you thought about how your daily habits and routines are a part of your prepping?I didn’t always see daily habits and routines as part of my prepping. I didn’t use to have these habits and routines. Then I discovered Fly Lady and started to develop some routines. Then I had a few emergencies…

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