Monday, May 10, 2021

Herb Garden Forget the Grocery Store Fresh Is Best


 Herbs are one of the easiest plants to grow. Being able to take a few steps outside your door to get fresh herbs is amazing. With rising cost for herbs this is a major money saver. Our meals are more flavorful and aromatic. 

Monday, April 26, 2021

Dollar Tree Prepping

 


Yes, you can prep at the Dollar Tree. Here in my video above you will see the items I bought for our prepper pantry.

Shelf Stable Gossner Milk and Almond Milk

Barilla Angel Hair Pasta

Barilla Thin Spaghetti

General Mills Cereals

27 Cans Campbells Soup (Chicken Rice, Tomato, Chicken Noodle)

Other Foods

Hungry Jack Dehydrated Hash Browns

Seeds

Children's Battery Operated Tooth Brush's

Regular Tooth Brush's 

Ropes (Hanging Clothes to Dry) or in a emergency a Dollar Tree Tarp and Rope use as shelter between 2 tree's

Mop Heads Cotton for Wicks in Oil Lamps

Mouse Traps (Just in Case)

Hand Soaps Name Brand

Cleaning Products

Hair Products Name Brand Full Size

Antifungal Foot Cream (Compared to Lotrimin)

Anti-Diarrhea Caplets (Compared to Imodium AD)

I always take advantage of great deals for home decor, books, along with crafting supplies as well. As I am a avid crafter this is greatly appreciated. I will be sharing in my next video 2 deals from CVS where I got Toilet for Free! Im always on the hunt for deals. I watch Youtube Couponers that list the deals and all you have to do is find them and make sure your coupons online/paper are clipped and go!


Thursday, April 1, 2021

Home Series What I Do Every Month

                                                                 

The 1st day of every month is a fresh start for everyone. You can take time to reflect and re-group. Get your favorite drink find a cozy spot to sit get notebook and pen. Now with a clear relaxed mind write your goals and thoughts. Your list will change as you go and will be different every month. Depending on life and its events.

My goals and thoughts:

Time with God/Meditation: find a good time either during the day or night to dedicate at least 15 minutes

Organization: work in 20-30 minute intervals in certain sections of my home everyday 

Finances: set up my budget and goals

Health: continue to work on

Prepping: go through my pantry and storage see what we need to replenish

Business: work on my business(s) and it's passive incomes

Donate: every month (clothes, shoes, kitchen items, home decor misc)

Study: economy/agriculture and its effects on the world so I better prep at home

Home: change out decor, bedding, curtains, and candles to suit the weather and time of season with what I have at home.

Crafting: make time for my hobbies dollhouse miniatures, jewelry, wreaths and paper crafts

Recipe Books: pull some books out and do recipes







Thursday, March 4, 2021

Prepping Dry Goods Low Cost & Easy

 

                                                Dry Goods 

You can prep with what you have economically. Most homes have rice, sugar, beans, corn meal, oats, and salt. Storing dry goods is easy. Using recycled jars from other goods like pasta sauce jars, jellies, coffee, or pickles. Wash them and dry thoroughly. Re-cycling glass containers are a cost free way to ensure longer shelf life. TIP 1: place your dry goods in the freezer for a few days before placing them in containers this will lessen the chance for weevils and insects.  TIP 2 Did you know dried bay leaf's help keep insects away. By adding a few dried bay leaf's in each container this can help keep insects and weevils at bay. The glass helps with rodents like mice. 

What are dry goods?

Rice   

if stored properly can last indefinitely in a cool dry dark place 

(White Rice) 

NOT brown rice this has a short shelf life. 

Oats

dry oats can be stored a long time if stored properly in a cool dry dark place

Sugar

if stored properly can last indefinitely in a cool dry dark place (never add oxygen absorbers this will turn the sugar into a hard block) 

Beans

if stored properly can last a very long time in a cool dry dark place

Wheat Berries (Flour)

if stored properly can last a very long time in a cool dry dark place

Salt

if stored properly can last indefinitely in a cool dry dark place

Pasta

if stored properly can last a very long time in a cool dry dark place

Corn

corn kernels can last indefinitely is stored in a dry cool place (never add oxygen absorbers the kernel needs the moisture to pop) 

Corn Meal

if stored properly it can last a long time in a cool dry dark place


 










Saturday, February 6, 2021

Preparing For A Snow Storm

We have a Winter Snow Storm headed our way tomorrow.  I'm glad I went to the grocery store to get a few odd's and end's. The video below.

It feels good knowing my family is well taken care of. When simple things like making a meal, bread, or yummy dessert bring's smiles. I will be going through my stock pile and pulling out some Organic Tomato Soup that needs to be used. To complete with a side of grilled cheese. I have some ground beef I have been de-thawing. This will make a great meat sauce with  pasta topped with grated cheese and side salad. The remainder of the ground beef can be used for a meatball soup with some left over herbed rice. I always change up recipe's. I will add my herbed rice and only use beef for my meatball's. I don't enjoy celery so that will not be used. The base recipe is a great one with a few personal taste tweeks.

Here is a recipe by Rachel Ray that looked really good: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/mini-meatball-soup-recipe-1941150

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 47 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 27 min
  • Yield: 4 big servings 
  • Ingredients

Grilled 4 Cheese Sandwiches







 

Monday, January 25, 2021

Prepping My Home A Different Way

 

When we think about Prepping we automatically think of water, food, medicine, and a means of self defense. I'm Prepping my home a different way for the next few weeks. These beautiful winter cottage's are by Thomas Kincaid. The warm glow from the windows and welcoming feeling seen from the outside of a chilly winter evening is inviting.

We can create our own ambiance and comfort in our homes. I made a few Amazon purchases Vanilla Lavender, Woodland Mystique, and Himalayan Magnolia Vanilla Air Wick Plug Ins. these will be placed through out my home. 

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I will choose books that I want to read and set up warm blankets and pillows for special reading time everyday along with my children. This will be a family activity during these brisk cold days when the outdoors are not an option. 


Candles are another way I create ambiance. I purchase candles through out the year when sales pop up. So, when winter comes I am set. I purchased Yankee Candles, Bath and Body Works, along with Sonoma from kohls. On occasion I come across a great candle at Ross, Home Store, or TJ Max. Don't get me started with wood wicks they create the sound of a crackling fire. They are amazing. 


I hope you all are creating your comfort areas in your home and enjoying these chilly days with warm cozy slippers, fuzzy/flannel blankets, good books, warm drinks and scents. Do you do something special? I would enjoy hearing it. Please share down below.








Monday, January 4, 2021

Shopping Our Prepper Pantry and Food Menu 1 Week

 This week we are shopping our pantry. As many of you know my husband has suffered a heart attack. We are looking at quick easy no muss or fuss meals. He is still not home. The meals made for him will be different (specific diet plan). The ones below will be for the family in general. Here is our menu for the week:



MONDAY

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Cereal, Eggs, Coffee, Yogurt (options)

Lunch: Sandwich, Soup, Salad Baked Chips(options)

Dinner: Chicken Parmesan (spaghetti, chicken patties, sauce, cheese, seasoning) note: we had Tyson Chicken Patties in the freezer that need to be used. This is a great way to incorporate them in a meal.

Snacks: Apples, Bananas, Grapes, Popcorn, Crackers w/peanut butter, Granola Bars, Cereal, Oatmeal (options)


TUESDAY

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Cereal, Eggs, Coffee, Yogurt (options)

Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with Smoked Vienna Sausages chopped up into pieces. 

Dinner: Surprise

Snacks: Apples, Bananas, Grapes, Popcorn, Crackers w/peanut butter, Granola Bars, Cereal, Oatmeal (options)


WEDNESDAY

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Cereal, Eggs, Coffee, Yogurt (options)

Lunch: Sandwich, Soup, Salad, Cheesy Fajita Sandwich (options)

Dinner: Chicken Oven Roaster (Perdue) and Veggies

Snacks: Apples, Bananas, Grapes, Popcorn, Crackers w/peanut butter, Granola Bars, Cereal, Oatmeal (options)


THURSDAY 

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Cereal, Eggs, Coffee, Yogurt (options)

Lunch: Sandwich, Soup, Salad (options)

Dinner: Chili Dogs and Corn on the Cob/ or Canned

Snacks: Apples, Bananas, Grapes, Popcorn, Crackers w/peanut butter, Granola Bars, Cereal, Oatmeal (options)


FRIDAY

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Cereal, Eggs, Coffee, Yogurt (options)

Lunch: Sandwich, Soup, Salad (options)

Dinner: Left overs use Chicken Roaster into soup/rice/veggies

Snacks: Apples, Bananas, Grapes, Popcorn, Crackers w/peanut butter, Granola Bars, Cereal, Oatmeal (options)


SATURDAY

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Cereal, Eggs, Hash Browns, Sausage, Pancakes, Coffee, Yogurt (options)

Lunch: Sandwich, Soup, Salad (options)

Dinner: Casserole

Snacks: Apples, Bananas, Grapes, Popcorn, Crackers w/peanut butter, Granola Bars, Cereal, Oatmeal (options)


SUNDAY

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Cereal, Eggs, Hash Browns, Sausage, Pancakes, Coffee, Yogurt (options)

Lunch: Sandwich, Soup, Salad (options)

Dinner: Surprise

Snacks: Apples, Bananas, Grapes, Popcorn, Crackers w/peanut butter, Granola Bars, Cereal, Oatmeal (options)