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Month: August 2015

August Scenes From The Homestead

August Scenes From The Homestead

Ahh…August. August is one of my favorite months. Everything is green, growing, blooming, ready for harvest, and/or starting to die. The kids start back to school and activities are already in full swing. These pictures would be a day in the life and what is going on around the homestead in August. First of all, it was the first day of school for Paige and Dane. Paige starts 9th grade and Dane starts 5th grade. Shali and Jordan also started…

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Fajita Vegetable Packets: A Great Way To Use Up The Garden Bounty!

Fajita Vegetable Packets: A Great Way To Use Up The Garden Bounty!

Looking for a way to use up the summer produce from the garden? Scored a good deal on onions and peppers at the farmers market? Let me introduce you to one of my favorite ways to use onions and bell peppers! Fajita vegetable packets!  I love fajitas. Love isn’t a strong enough word. Fajitas would be my last meal in prison. Yum! However, I don’t always dig the price of bell peppers in the winter. Talk about sticker shock! One…

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Don’t Throw Away Those Old Bed Sheets: 22 Ways to Reuse Old Bed Sheets!

Don’t Throw Away Those Old Bed Sheets: 22 Ways to Reuse Old Bed Sheets!

Do you have this problem – a pile of old bed sheets that for whatever reason are not suitable for your bed anymore? Or your kids are not into Barbie anymore? Or the dog decided to play tug of war with them while drying on the clothes line? (Real story!)What to do with them? I hate to throw them out. I tried to give away the kids’ sheets to friends or family when my kids outgrew them. However, I still…

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Friday Thoughts – Week of August 14

Friday Thoughts – Week of August 14

The Friday Thoughts might give you the impression I am obsessed with certain things, but then again maybe not. Many people ask what I think about things and I am not a very good talker. I will start trying to put my thoughts here every week and see what happens. I am going to keep it to five things that have been on my mind or heart, but I am not making any promises. 1. I am really looking forward to this…

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Preppers and Homesteaders Need To Eat Healthy Too!

Preppers and Homesteaders Need To Eat Healthy Too!

I have been thinking about healthy eating and diets a lot lately. I hate diets. I hate the idea of depriving myself of something that can be good for me if I eat in moderation and make wise choices. I have been following a modified low-carb diet lately because Rob needs to for his health and I know I need to cut out more sugar in my diet. However, I refuse to cut out any fruits or vegetables out of my…

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Friday Thoughts – Week of August 7

Friday Thoughts – Week of August 7

The Friday Thoughts might give you the impression I am obsessed with certain things, but then again maybe not. Many people ask what I think about things and I am not a very good talker. I will start trying to put my thoughts here every week and see what happens. I am going to keep it to five things that have been on my mind or heart, but I am not making any promises. 1. I did not watch the presidential…

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