Saturday, October 27, 2018

Idea's from Gooseberry Patch



Here is a Spicy Pumpkin Pie Recipe from my Gooseberry Patch Book. Its that time of the year where baking takes center place in our homes. The warm smell of pumpkin cooking in the oven is a wonderful scent that welcomes family and friends. I hope you enjoy.

Thrift Store Prepping Finds

When ever I go thrift store shopping I have a mental list of things needed for the home. These things can range from a simple serving dish to children's clothes and the list goes on from there.

As many of you may know I have been focusing on my prepping needs. Never truly knowing what you may find it's like a treasure hunt of you needs and wants. I scored and found good things. Here is a sneak peek of my prepping finds. I will do a video later this week on my youtube channel with everything I found.

Find No. 1 here you will see a John Hopkins Complete Home Guide to Symptoms & Remedies. This is a large hardback book with easy to understand answers. If there comes a time that we hit with an EMP or Solar event that can wipe out internet, cell, and vehicles all communications unless your face to face. Its important to have these kind of reference materials. I paid $2.99
The second was a rare find for me. This is not your normal book found on the shelves. The BEEKEEPER'S HANDBOOK 4TH Edition BY Diana Sammataro & Alphonse Avitabile. This is a large soft back book. I paid $1.99 inside the book there are printouts for resources and plants indigenous to my area. 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Autumn is here and Home Idea's


In Maryland we have been having cold nights and crisp days. My favorite times of the year are Autumn and Winter. You get snuggle up with warm coats, woolly sweaters, and thick socks. The Autumn brings the brilliance of colors bursting before our eyes. Then the tree's shed their leafs and go to sleep. I remember as a child seeing tree's with bright red leafs that looked like a burst of flame. How wondrous it was to me how God created such unique beauties. Lets embrace this time of year and take in the beauty, colors, and crisp air. Soon the scent of fire places burning will begin. Its a magical time for all to experience.

Lets think of ways to embrace these colors and bring the outdoors  in our homes. 



Saturday, October 13, 2018

Being a Mom and My Selfish Mistake

Next to my bed my night stand holds a straw basket lined with a creamy cloth. This basket holds a ton of books and magazines that I want to read along with reading glass's, lotion, chapstick, and kids toys,lol.



Guilt: By the end of the day I'm tired and exhausted. I found myself neglecting my evening reading ritual for my children and myself. Last night I reached for a magazine called Focus on the Family. This magazine I enjoy. I find so much helpful information on marriage, children, life, and my relationship with God. Although, I may read 1 book to my twins but none to my older son. He would pick his own book and read to himself. I should be pushing through and doing the right thing. I normally would read a book and then a Bible Story to ensure that they are walking the right path. 

Being Honest: These Bible readings create a question and answer scenario. These can be quick or long depending on the questions. Because of this I started to push away and not read the way I used to. This is so wrong and I know better. If I can sit on the chair and look at social media or watch a show on my phone I certainly can take the time to read the Word to my children.  

Making Positive Change I will start my nightly reading for my children with a smile and gusto knowing that what I am doing is the right thing. It's okay to make mistakes as long as I acknowledge then and correct them. We are all human (Smile). 

New Nightly Ritual: I want to tape a short passage from the Bible on the wall or headboard of my children. I will read it to them every night and have them repeat it to me for a few weeks and see if they can memorize it.

Let's Keep it Real: Now, I know this maybe a struggle for me on those days that I don't feel well or can go another step. But I know with Gods strength I can do this for my children. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Prepping on a Budget

I just posted a Sams Club Haul (see bleow). I know how difficult it can be to buy bulk food items that are budget friendly and tasty. 
So, I decided to share these buys with you. In this haul I purchased some items for my long term food storage. I bought 2 10lb pound bags of Members Mark Pancake Mix Cost $5.98 each. These only need water and taste very good. I would recommend these. 
Next, I purchased Members Mark Long Grain Rice its a 25lb bag cost $9.48
Lastly, I purchased some Quaker Oats for $8.48 comes with 2 5lbs bags inside the box. 
Here is my video haul of other items I purchased for the home. I plan another trip where I will buy sugar, flour, and salt in larger quantities. I also need to buy food grade buckets to place my goods inside with Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers. Those are on my list to purchase as well. Prepping for my big family is a challenge. I never want to be in a position of seeing my children hungry if I can prevent it. So, I prep!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

NASA wants to Save the U.S. from the Destruction of Super Volcano YellowStone



Its important for us to stay in the know so we can be better prepare our ourselves and family. So lets touch on a few topics. Alot of people forget the United States has a Super Volcano Yellowstone that is by all accounts ready for another major eruption. The serious nature of the eruption could throw us into a nuclear winter. The loss of life is inevitable.  However, those who may survive would have to deal with loss of food, contaminated water, loss of medicine, animals dying, plants/fruits/vegetables destroyed etc. They predict after a major eruption there would maybe leave enough food for 74 days. That is a scary thought. How would you and your family survive? Think about this. Sit down with pen and paper jot down what you need to over come such a disaster. Always start with water, food, and go from there.  You would be stuck indoors for an uncertain amount of time due to the ash. Inhaling the ash would kill you. The ash cloud goes around the earth making trip after trip of fall out. This does not even speak on additional eruptions or destruction from the plates shifting from such an eruption. Seriously, think and research this. The main news media is warning everyone of the inevitable. The links below are here for you to read.

https://www.ready.gov/volcanoes

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/volcano.html

Business Insider posted this interesting article:
https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-is-looking-at-how-to-contain-a-volcano-that-may-wipe-out-humanity-2018-10

Monday, October 8, 2018

What are they getting us ready for?


This weekend my sister came over and we had a great time. Bargain hunting at thrift stores and such. After a long day of shopping we needed gas. We went to 2 gas stations. Gas station No. 1 was out of gas completely. Gas station No. 2 had several pumps that were non-functioning. She was on E (empty) and we both thought to ourselves what if this was a SHTF situation or needed to evacuate the area. This would not be a good scenario. The attitudes of other drivers with frustration, cursing, and speeding out of the stations on this normal day was eye awakening moment. Could you imagine in a event. Keeping your gas tanks topped off and having extra at home is important. Especially if you need to get away quickly and as far as possible. These little things could mean the world.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Find Your Happy

Purple makes Me Happy

Everyone's Happy is a bit different. I will share mine. Getting up a little earlier in the morning before the everyone. Allows me to get dressed, do my make up, put perfume and start my day. If I'm up early enough I can have some quite time doing Bible reflection on the kitchen table with a cup of coffee. I also enjoy playing classical, easy listening, and seasonal (Christmas) music on the television. Its very calming. Tuning out of media,TV, and YouTube. Reaching for a good book while the children play for a bit or magazine.