Thursday, January 31, 2019

Food When Times Are Lean Prepping

Lets, talk about quick easy and cheap food options. Alot of families are struggling right and will be in the future. Although, these may not be the most nutritious choice's out there this will provide full tummies. Always look for Sales, Coupon, Cash Back (offers), Rebates, and don't be afraid or prideful and visit a food bank. They are there to help. When you get back on your feet give back with either your time or food. 

Cheap Foods List:

Pasta (Many Kinds)
Pasta Sauce
Top Ramen (change up the sauce, meat, or make into a cold salad)
Beans (dried or canned)
Peanut Butter
Cheese (grilled cheese sandwiches)
Hot Dogs 
Canned Soups/Veggies
Tortillas (Eggs, Lunch Meats, Rice/Cheese, Meats(Wraps)
Pancake Mix
Syrup (on sale or Dollar Tree)
Lastly, lets not overlook spices. Spices can elevate your meals to whole other level of enjoyment and satisfaction.

1. Canned Chili will serve well with Hot Dogs also on Baked Potatoes, or inside a fajita wrap with rice/cheese 

Sale Only items:

Potatoes Apples, Grapes, Bananas, Carrots, Lettuce, Spinach, Kale, Lemons, Pineapple, Leaks,etc....
(Apples can be made with Peanut Butter as a treat).

Save Gas run all errands on 1 trip. You will need to organize yourself, coupons, list for a effective day.

There are a ton of recipes online,library, and in books you may have in your library at home. Its time to open them up and make something new with what you have at home. 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Dollhouse Miniatures 1:12 Scale Dollhouses and DIY Projects

Here are a few of my video's that I have posted on my Dollhouse Miniature Hobby in the past you may not have seen. I will be posting new ones soon. Enjoy

This is a Tour of 1 of my Dollhouses:

This is a Lace Bed Tutorial DIY:

2 Room Tour of My Pink Cottage:

DIY Bench Tutorial:

Friday, January 4, 2019

Baby Steps towards Organization

Today, has been a interesting day. As you know my word for the year is Home. I decided to start in my kitchen. The kitchen is a area where most families cook, eat,share meals but also hang out.
My kitchen has been a bit of a struggle for me I will admit. So, today I challenged myself to clear certain areas that were cluttered. As I went through the different sections I felt a sense of freedom, calm, and happiness. I threw away a box of items. Recycled another box and changed/stored certain items in their new homes. My kitchen is rather large so this will be a challenge lasting about 1 week. Lets break down what I accomplished so far:

1. Cleared the clutter on the floor behind a chair(it was alot).
2. Scrubbed the wall, trim, and 2 doors in the kitchen.
3. Cleared all items off the large ottoman and placed a blanket to cover the fabric that has seen better days. This also is a storage unit.
4. Moved all my soap making supplies (melt and pour, molds, cutters, shea butter, scrubs, and essential oils to a new home).
5. Placed all my various Honey's that I have into a large basket for easier access/use.
6. Washed Dishes by hand and put them away
7. Cleaned the lint trap of Dryer with Vacuum.
8. Placed all loose Emergency items into a box to find a home later this week.
9. Bagged up all the children books and toys.
10. Swept the Kitchen Floor then vacuumed.
11. Pile of Magazines went through them and recycled after tearing out what I wanted to keep.
12. Table Cloth threw away plastic flannel back cloth that had seen better days with a fresh Red Plaid Cotton table cloth.
13. Took down Christmas items from the kitchen into container
14. Placed vacuum sealed cereal into plastic zip lock large bags for storing (bought these from Dollar Tree).
15. Cleared the front of the refrigerator and top.

and of course in between this cooking,watching the kiddos, approving comments, and watching netflix as I cleaned,lol. I still have a long way to go to complete the kitchen project. I hope you all are taking active steps towards your goals.