Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Prepper Stockpile: What We Need


                                                                             The picture above is example of organized preps from the internet.

I do a lot of online shopping for foods and supplies. This is safer during Covid-19 for our family. There are benefits and draw backs to this method.  Online shopping limits us from a larger variety of foods, goods, and spices. Therefore we make minimal trips to the big box stores for the fill ins. 

Restocking our preps is always a family activity with the kiddos helping taking goods by hand and placing them on the shelves. This always provides an opportunity to look at what you have or may need.

These are Items we need

Looking at our stockpile my daughter made note that we were low on spices and variety in certain goods:

Spices: We use these everyday (need more)

Soups: different kinds/flavors (Chicken Rice, Lentil etc) 

You can bulk soups by adding beef/chicken/hot dogs/sausage or spam. Non meat bulk ups potatoes, rice, or beans. Expanding a soup/stew for a large family by adding liquids (water/broth/tomato) for multiple meals. You can add corn bread or homemade herb bread to complete.

Proteins: Corned Beef Hash(low) and difficult to find. My last trip to Walmart had no Corned Beef Hash for any brand. The shelves were clear of this product. Cooking Tip: Spice you corned beef hash as any other meat (spices and pre-made spice envelopes) and you will have a delicious meal.

Canned chicken when on sale etc.. Keystone is a USA brand and normally has a 5 year shelf life that goes well beyond that. 

Swanson and Walmart brand is good as well there are many choices:

It's very important to really look at your shelves and see what you and your family enjoyed and if you need more of it. This is also a great time to donate to a struggling family or elderly any foods that your family is not enjoying. This will free up space for foods that will incorporated for meals they can enjoy in the future. 

                                 The picture above is example of organized preps from the internet.

                                 The picture above is example of organized preps from the internet.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Shein Curve Plus Boujee on a Budget Haul


Below you will find the links to the items I shared on the video above:

SHEIN Plus Short Cranberry Open Front Faux Fur Paneled Coat on sale $28.00 


Plus Paisley Embroidered Shawl Collar Teddy Coat on sale $16.00 regular $39.00


Plus Contrast Collar Longline Faux Fur Coat w/Rainbow Collar On sale now $29.00 regular $67/00


Plus Peking Opera Figure Graphic Sweatshirt $15.00


SHEIN Plus Floral Embroidered Lantern Sleeve Smock Dress on sale $10.00 Regular $22.00


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Legacy of Home


Home life has taken a new meaning with Covid-19.  Families who normally have packed schedules and obligations are now spending huge amounts of time at home. Juggling home schooling and work. 

Winter is Upon Us and Covid-19

Now that winter is here. You look at your home differently. You seek comfort, warmth, and refuge. When the weather chills your bonesThe outdoors is something you look at through a window. The tree's are bare and the ground is brown. So, in turn you bring color into your home. Your favorite chair gets a lap blanket, book, or warm drink. You wear layers like a warm shaw or cardigan with your comfy house slippers. 

Your home may get a new look with winter themed towels, comforters, and sheets. You take out the warm wooly blankets. Curtains that are thicker with lining go up to keep the cold out. Door draft stoppers find their way to draft doors. There are many how to video's on Youtube and Pinterest to make your own.

Cushions for wood chairs. Throw rugs are moved to cover cold floors. Drafty windows get a quick fix with plastic window kit (below a video of me putting up a Dollar Tree $1.00 window Kit). 

The kitchen is a place of gathering for comfort foods. Hearty meals, soups, casserole's, and warm drinks. During these times of reclusion. 

This is a wonderful time to talk with friends. Write letters, scrapbook, read, cook, and do your favorite hobbies.