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Month: January 2016

Do You Feel Like Prepping Now?

Do You Feel Like Prepping Now?

Anytime is a good time to start prepping. Yesterday is always a better time, but starting now is better than waiting until the actual SHTF happens. And a lot of events are going on right now. Winter is here. The East really knows winter is here now. I had a few friends post pictures of the almost empty grocery shelves. The snow fall made getting around difficult. And despite warnings to stay home and get ready, many people were caught in…

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Egg and Spinach Open Faced Sandwiches

Egg and Spinach Open Faced Sandwiches

Things to know about me:1. I am not a fancy cook. Not at all. I could be if I wanted to, but I really like making uncomplicated things. This sandwich is one of them.2. I will eat cold sandwiches, but I really, really like hot sandwiches with crusty or toasted bread.I make these Egg and Spinach Open Faced Sandwiches for breakfast or lunch. I like them that much and I will eat breakfast at any meal. Also, this is a…

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30 Things You Can Do On Your Winter Homestead

30 Things You Can Do On Your Winter Homestead

Ahhh…winter. Love it or hate it, winter happens every year. Some of you have much milder winters than we do in Iowa and can still garden year-round. That is not happening here! I can barely see where my garden should be at!I don’t know about you all, but I lose hope Spring is coming when Winter is here. Winter is just so cold and so harsh. We have had it easy this winter until January came. January brought some really…

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The LifeStack Storage Giveaway

The LifeStack Storage Giveaway

Welcome to The Lifestack Storage Containers Giveaway! These containers are really wonderful. They stack well and give you more room for your preps. You can hold water, sugar, flour, salt, and other bulk items in these handy containers. Apartment Prepper did a wonderful review on The Lifestack Storage Containers that I want you to check out: http://apartmentprepper.com/lifestack-storage-containers-review/Are you ready to enter for a chance to win? Three lucky winners will be chosen: each winner will get a set of five LifeStack Storage containers…

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Are You Ready For The New Year? My 2016 Goals!

Are You Ready For The New Year? My 2016 Goals!

Since my goals for 2015 pretty much didn’t get accomplished, I figured I needed a new game plan.What is that game plan?1. Break them down into more manageable and easier to accomplish tasks.2. Print them out. Maybe make the print out fancy or more eye catching.3. Hang my goals in several places in my home. To be fair, my focus shifted last year especially in the last three months. The biggest change to my focus is that Rob and I are…

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2015 Best of Living Life In Rural Iowa – Top Ten Posts!

2015 Best of Living Life In Rural Iowa – Top Ten Posts!

You all read these posts, shared these posts, and shown this blog some love! Thank you so much! I couldn’t do this without you all and I wouldn’t want to! These posts were the most popular posts in 2015! Counting down from 10 to 1 in popularity, here they are: 10.  9. 8.  7.  6.  5.  4.  3. 2.  1. Thank you again and have a great 2016! Erica