Monday, September 24, 2018

Rationing Food Whats Happening!

Sugar and Wheat

Alot of people are out of touch with the decline in food production in this world. Weather has played a significant role in its decline. The main news/media doesn't report the shortages occurring around the world. It takes a studious person to recognize these events. People are not drawn to food production until it effects them. India has a wheat shortage due to its own weather that destroyed their production other countries are refusing to send them wheat. The U.K. farmers have suffered loss's along with the rest of the world. 

When you see rationing its a Red Light! Mexico produces sugar/sugar cane. Our relationship with them has been strained do to the current administration. The plentiful Imports that we used to get no longer come in as before. In the U.S there are 4 states that grow sugar cane (mainly) Florida, Texas, Louisiana, and Hawaii not enough to supply America's needs. Asia is a large producer but our relationship with them along with many other countries are strained. The new Tariff's will hit us as well in many ways the average consumer is not ready for.

I have friends that live in Mexico. Mexico has begun to ration sugar and wheat. This is an alarming action as they are a producer of these. They are restricting the amount anyone 1 person may have per month. If you are caught trying to acquire any additional through the black market there will be much trouble. None of this is in the main news media. 

As soon as I found out yesterday I wanted to share it with all of you. Especially my prepping families. You may want to consider looking at your sugar and wheat stock and seeing if you need more. In the future there maybe problems with supply and demand. 

1 Year Jewelry Challenge Day 35

Rocked a gold stud earring with stone pendant necklace and simple silver ring.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

My Dollar Tree Prepping items

Here are a few items I bought for my preparedness. I hit jackpot at the Dollar Tree. These are the items I purchased. All $1.00 each. All these items go for more money in mainstream stores. I like to mix my dark canned chicken with chuck white makes a good combo.
1. 26 cans Crider Premium Dark Chicken 10 oz US product
2. 10 Old Orchard Apple Cider 64 fl oz
3. 2 Krusteaz Biscuit Mix Country Style just add water
3. Hats and Gloves for the children
4. Warm socks for myself Snugadoos Too
5. Gossner 2% Milk shelf stable good till August 19 2018
6. Campbell's Chicken Gravy 2 cans 13.8 oz
My Youtube videos on $91.00 dollar Dollar Tree Haul with Bonus Canada Dollar Tree Items

Prepping and Pantry Idea's

Good morning my friends its 8:15 am on a Sunday. Maryland is gloomy and raining outside. We have had rain almost everyday since Hurricane Florence hit the Carolina's. 

I made a decision to work toward preparedness. I must do at least 1 prep a week. I will admit my list changes and grows according to season, life, weather, economical, children (growing) and family needs. I do alot of online shopping for convenience and thrifting to make ends meet. I will be sharing my online deals as they arrive. I received my 1st shipment of 3 yesterday. I bought 1 Augason Farm Powdered Butter for an excellent price a No. 10 can for $17.00 with long shelf life. 
 Here is an economical idea I bought this glass jar with closure to help preserve and keep ants out of my Sugar. I found this gem at the Dollar Tree $1.00. These are also great to hold spices and other foods. We get ants in the home and this helps to deter them from visiting the kitchen along with Essential Oil mixture of Cinnamon and Water spritzed on the counter tops. Smells great and ants dislike it.
Lastly, I went to the Thrift Store and found this lantern for $5.99 its a Ozark Trail Floating Lantern and works!!! I added 4 D batteries I picked up on the cheap from the Dollar Tree. I do recommend buying alkaline long lasting batteries but the cheap ones are good to test items out. I hope you enjoyed my share towards prepping.
You can do it from a small scale to large. Its not a race rather a journey of change in the way you think, buy, and creating new habits to strengthen your new mind set.

Friday, September 21, 2018

1 Year Jewelry Challenge Day 34

I'm wearing one of my go to basic black tank tops with Torrid leggings. The jewelry you see I created myself. The silver metal lends itself beautifully to the sea shell luminosity.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Simple Autumn Home Decor

Autumn brings me a feeling of nesting. All the rich deep jewel tones of mother nature. I long to surround myself with them. I have already begun changes in my home. I had white curtains (fabric shower curtains) in my living room and on my rear sliding doors for summer. 

Time to bring in those warm rich colors for the season. I found these curtains about 2 months ago from the thrift 1/2 price off . Someone donated 6 panels. I bought all six each at $4.00 each. They are a lovely toasted dark tan with white cross hatch look and metal grommet circle. The ones below are on the rear sliding door off to the deck. The other panels grace my living room window. 

The beautiful hanging wreath below I found 90% off from Tuesday Morning I paid only $4.99. I was so happy to had found it months ago while visiting my mother. We no longer have a Tuesday Morning close by so it was a treat to go. The green wreath hanger is from the Dollar Tree.

Remember simple changes here and there make such a statement in our homes. I will be sharing my home decor changes with you as I go. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

1 Year Jewelry Challenge Day 33

Today, I'm rocking a skull shirt from back in the day that has a sugar skull from Torrid with Wal-Mart Danskin work out leggings. My jewelry is a long silver necklace with leaf,elephant, and bead charm. The ring I just hauled from Excuse the messiness of my shirt as I was cleaning playing with play dough and so much more,lol.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

1 Year Jewelry Challenge Day 32

Easy and simple is the word for today. My black cotton top with lace cotton detail is comfy. I chose a gold mega diamond drop necklace with clover style earrings.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

1 Year Jewelry Challenge Day 31

It's a lazy Sunday here and I'm just taking it slow this fine morning.
I hope you enjoy my jewelry picks.The earrings and ring are from I bought these last year. The bracelets I made myself.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

1 Year Jewelry Challenge Day 30

Today, I'm wearing a top that has a mermaid feel. I forgot about this gem. A few years ago I bought it on clearance. A  simple black skirt compliments the look. The earrings are a spray of ocean colors perfect for my top. The ring has a unique look that makes you stand out in a crowd. Lastly, I had not done my nails in 2 weeks. So I chose a fun color that would brighten my mood aqua blue Perfection!

Hurricane Storm Surge is Serious

I just viewed a very good video on You Tube to give you a visual of what may happen with storm surge/water rising. These are real dangers! I hope you use this as an educational tool for understanding how quickly water can rise and its effects.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

1 Year Jewelry Challenge Day 29

Today, I'm wearing a thrift store shirt and simple black skirt. My jewelry is silver themed. The necklace is a cross with faux diamonds and coin beads. The earrings I just hauled see video below from The ring is from a few seasons ago it has a really interesting leaf design that can be worn 2 different ways.

Why didnt I.....Hurricane Florence

                          In the face of incoming Hurricane Florence

I wasn't ready. What I needed here is my list.

-Needed more Water (family 6) = 180 gallons a month
1 gallon per person a day
-no cook foods (protein bars, snacks etc)
-tarps for broken windows or leaking roof
-better secondary form of cooking
-propane heater (winter event) propane tanks empty
-food and water in upstairs location in case of flooding
-emergency car bucket not complete nor updated (changes seasonally)
-self contained meals just need hot water (close package and wait)
-several other forms of lighting (led,flashlights, wicks/oil)
-not enough preps on our boat (food,water, etc)
-relocation of first aid for easier access.
-extra gas for car and generator
-did not start canning my own food for extended foods in pantry
-battery or hand crank radio and clock (mine is in the basement) need to find it!
-more organization
-grab and go important documents 
-clothes line system and 2 large buckets to wash clothes by hand
-face masks and eye protection (swimming goggles)
if yellow stone erupts. 

I shared in my video Dollar Tree has great tarps and sternos for cooking (2 hour use) that I should of already had in my stash but none where to be found. I paid 18 bucks for 2 tarps from Ace hardware.  I need to work on my list and get these items into my preps. On my learn a new skill list is canning foods/meats for my family. Now, I'm sure I am missing some things on this list. I will sit down and give some much needed thought to our needs. I challenge you to look at your home and your families needs. Make a list of what is missing in your preps and start chipping away to get your family ready.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

1 Year Jewelry Challenge Day 28

Today, I'm wearing my Torrid blue lace dress I wear around the house. I wanted to try something new for jewelry. I chose the earring's made from cotton with a fanned out design. The ring is as well a silver knuckle ring with beautiful stone accent. Here is my link to

Monday, September 10, 2018

1 Year Jewelry Challenge Day 27

Today, I'm wearing a black pair of Jean leggings from Catherine's. The blue top with design/rhinestones and jean jacket are thrift store finds. The blue cotton infinity scarf is from All my Jewelry pieces are from as well. Here is my link for

Saturday, September 8, 2018

1 Year Jewelry Challenge Day 26

Today, I'm wearing a white tank with grey. This was Wal-Mart find. My skirt is from rainbow a distressed black and grey with rose accent. The earrings I chose are vintage clip on aurora borealis stones that are beautiful. The necklace is an Avon piece that I got many years ago.