Saturday, July 28, 2018

Meal Plan Recipes

This week's recipes where found in Cheap Eats Budget-Busting Ideas That Won't Break the Bank by Sterling Epicure, Delicious Dinners $5.00 by Haystack Media and lastly Taste Of Home Magazine 2016 Summer. Some of the recipes did not have photos.

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Turkey & Wild Rice

Quick Creamy Gnocchi
Chicken and Sqaush Gratin
Steak and Guinness
Breand and Butter Pudding

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Morning Coffee Be a Wise Woman

My day starts simply with morning coffee creme brulee and a cinnamon stick. As a list of things to do pop into my thoughts. I decide to slow down and enjoy the sound of the coffee maker and it's steady dripping sound. Pushing the mundane chores to the side for a moment. I hear my children  talking and enjoying their toasted raisin bread with sweet cream butter. I just turned on the wax melter in the kitchen for some aromatherapy. A moment with God is next.

Proverbs 14:1 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.

Think of good ways to bring joy and comfort to your home. Have a beautiful day my friends.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Dollhouse Miniature 1:12 Scale Diy Mans Room Mirror

As always I'm looking for creative ways to use what I have and recycle items. This week I decided to focus on the mans room in my dollhouse. I made this mirror from packaging, washi tape, and redline tape from the Dollar Tree. It was very easy. Please see my video below for my process. I have a list of items I want to create for this room and many others that I will be sharing on a Budget.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Best Bug Sprays List

Here is the list of the Best Bug Sprays by Consumer Reports:
See the full list of Consumer Reports recommended bug sprays below:
1. Total Home (CVS) Woodland Scent Insect Repellent. Score: 94 ($6)
2. Off Deep Woods Insect Repellent VIII Dry Rank. Score: 94 ($6)
3. Repel Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent2. Score: 90 ($5)
4. Ben’s 30% Deet Tick & Insect Repellent. Score: 88 ($8)
5. Coleman Insect Repellent High an Dry 25% Deet. Score 86 ($7)
6. Sawyer Ultra 30 Insect Repellent (lotion). Score: 84 ($10)
7. Sawyer Premium Insect Repellent 20% Picaridin. Score: 83 ($8)
8. Repel Insect Repellent Scented Family 15% Deet. Score: 83 ($4)
9. Repel Insect Repellent Sportsmen Formula Dry 25% Deet. Score 76 ($5)
10. Off Deep Woods Sportsmen Insect Repellent II. Score 74 ($6)

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Dollhouse Miniature Diy Screen Door from Cardboard

I enjoy using the trash to treasure method.Where ever I go I look at things with the eyes of a miniaturist.  Grabbing a piece of cardboard and making it into something miniature is very gratifying. This door can be made many different ways from any era or time. It's up to you and your project at hand. I may even attempt to make the missing front doors to my latest Dollhouse. I will list the video's below for the cardboard screen door Diy for your viewing pleasure. I am creating a Shabby Chic Porch Scene that I will be sharing with you as I go. This project may take several months depending on how kind time is with me.

I propped the door inside the kitchen of my newest dollhouse so you can have an idea of the look. The color does not match the trim because the door is for another project. The door looks like it is bowed because its not attached rather leaning. If it was attached it would have looked a bit better.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Great Depression Recipe,Living, and Survival in Todays World

These were sad times where the landscape of America changed. I believe that learning from our past is vital. As history has a way of repeating itself. I give myself scenarios of "What If". What if I could not get food for my family.... all the stores are empty,no electricity, no gas for my car, no medicine, no water, no phone, no Internet, no heat (cold winter), no cooking (alternative means), no money available at ATM. 

What if we experienced an EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) that could take down our electrical grid for months or years. Here is a link from Washington Times:
 I just recently learned from the Weather Channel that the East Coast has a rock that effect us greatly in a Solar Storm here is the link:
What if we had a natural disaster or weather event that could effect our lives for months or years.
Look at the recent and past hurricanes (Maria and Katrina), snow storms, flooding rain. All these are reality and very difficult to recover from. Lastly, new information has come out on Yellowstone the U.S. Super Volcano that maybe of great importance its recharging at a rapid rate than previously known. Here is a link from Newsweek:

What are some of the steps you could take to ensure your family is in a better position. Think about what your daily needs. Begin there.. I previously listed my pantry categories as a helpful tool.  What else could you do be frugal, re-use, recycle, and re-use again. Make old things new. Learn new skills like sewing, crochet, cooking, baking, preserving, clothing repair, shoe repair, wood making, soap making, herbal tinctures,and gardening (food). 

Having a good selection of recipes to chose from with little amount of ingredients is important.
I have began searching and writing down recipes with 5 ingredients or less. I thought of the great depression and how they had to make meals with little to nothing. I will also be looking at newer recipes as well. My pantry will be re-assessed for important main ingredients that can have long shelf life or used with my food saver for longevity. 

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2 to 3 med. potatoes
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. flour
1 egg

Grate potatoes, add remaining ingredients and mix. Place in piles in frying pan in 1/4" oil and press thin. Fry until crisp and golden brown turning once.Sprinkle with table sugar (cane) and serve hot.
Makes 6 to 10 pancakes.

 here is the link for the recipes above: