Monday, March 25, 2019

My Menu Plan for this Week 3/25/19!




It's spring break and the grand kids are here at my house during the day this week.  I asked them yesterday what do you want Grandma to fix you guys to eat while you are here.  Nothing, they said nothing.  So I'm all on my own and they have to eat (hopefully) what I think they will like.  I hope I guess right.  I'm starting off with what I know are a couple of winners.   I think prayer and pb and jelly sandwiches are needed for the rest of the week.  



Monday                     Spaghetti (we will have spaghetti squash and they have regular pasta)

Tuesday                     Hot dogs (I'll make fat head dough to wrap ours in -they will have buns)

Wednesday               Pork Chops with mashed potatoes and corn for the grand kids, sweet potatoes for us and green beans

Thursday                  Cheeseburgers and potato chips

Friday                      Out to eat (pizza place)

Saturday                   Grilled chicken and a salad 

Sunday                     Out to eat- Date with husband

What's on your menu?



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Free Kindle Books for Today 3/25/19!

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Free Kindle Books for today 3/25/19 Make sure you check the price before you buy, Amazon prices can change frequently. If you don’t have a Kindle you can download your favorite Kindle Book on any tablet or smartphone with a free Kindle Reading App

Skirting Tradition by [Moser, Kay]

Skirting Tradition


The Rood (The Marylanders Book 1) by [Porterr, Donna Hechler]

The Art of Natural Dyeing: The Complete Guide Beginner̢۪s Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes by [Prakash, Wallace]


One-Pot Cookbook: Family-Friendly Everyday Soup, Casserole, Slow Cooker and Skillet Recipes for Busy People on a Budget: Dump Dinners and One-Pot Meals (Healthy Cooking and Cookbooks Book 1) by [Tabakova, Vesela]

Book Publishing for Beginners: How to Publish and Market Your Book to a #1 Bestseller and Grow Your Business (Get Published System Series Book 1) by [Brodie, Paul]


The Mystery of the Indian Carvings by [Repp, Gloria]


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Sunday, March 24, 2019

My Frugal Ways this Past Week 3/24/19!

It was a little rough going this past week in our household so I don't have too many frugal accomplishments.  We all know how that is -we just try to do the best we can.  I might have done more but I didn't have much time to remember to write them down.  Thankfully I do have some pictures that helped to spark my memory: 


I made orange vinegar cleaning spray from all the orange peels we had saved this winter.   I love the great smell when I spray this on my counter tops.  I used my daughters empty bubble bath bottle to store it in.  

I have been working on the antique sewing machine you see in the background every day I can.  So far we have cleaned, replaced the belt and the needle, and I have learned how to thread it.  The tension is off though so I've been researching on you tube how to improve that.  Just wish sometimes I had my grandma around.  She would probably say, oh really that's no problem and show me how it's done.    


I diluted my dish washing soap. It was a big bottle so I will be able to get three bottles of dish detergent for the price of one.  If you decide to give this a try just kind of adjust the water added for the strength you can live with.  


We remembered our rain check for the $1.99 hamburger at Meijer and bought 12 pounds this past week.  Quite a bit of savings.

My goals:

I'll be watching the grandchildren for spring break this week.   I hope to find something fun for them to do everyday that doesn't break the bank.  I have one thing in my favor, the weather is a lot better.   I let you know how it all goes!  

What are the ways you saved this past week to help you reach your financial goals?  

   
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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Free Kindle Books for Today 3/23/19!




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Free Kindle Books for today 3/23/19 Make sure you check the price before you buy, Amazon prices can change frequently. If you don’t have a Kindle you can download your favorite Kindle Book on any tablet or smartphone with a free Kindle Reading App

Wagon Train Baby: Christian historical romance (Love on the Santa Fe Trail Book 1) by [Ford, Linda]

Wagon Train Baby: Christian historical romance (Love on the Santa Fe Trail Book 1) 


Silent Harmony (Lockets and Lace Book 2) by [McAdoo, Caryl, Lace, Lockets and, Americana, Sweet]

100 Bite-sized Money Saving Tips for living on one income or low income! by [Brown, Mary Cathereene]
101 Quick & Easy Cupcake and Muffin Recipes by [Steele, Victoria]
30 Minute Meals: Quick and Easy Recipes You Will Love by [Abedikichi, Hannah, Scott, Hannie P.]


The Legend of Shadow Mountain (Samantha Wolf Mysteries Book 8) by [Ellis, Tara]


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Friday, March 22, 2019

Free Kindle Books for Today 3/22/19


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Free Kindle Books for today 3/22/19 Make sure you check the price before you buy, Amazon prices can change frequently. If you don’t have a Kindle you can download your favorite Kindle Book on any tablet or smartphone with a free Kindle Reading App
Out of the Darkness by [Patrick, Anne]

Out of the Darkness


Mackinac (Great Lakes Romances Book 1) by [Winters, Donna]

Mackinac (Great Lakes Romances Book 1) 


Diapers, Date Nights and Deadlines: A French Working Mom̢۪s Guide to Success and Survival by [Lutfi, Julie-Anne]

Diapers, Date Nights and Deadlines: A French Working Mom’s Guide to Success and Survival


A Beginners Guide to Keeping Backyard Chickens - Breeds Guide, Chicken Tractors & Coops, Hatching & Raising Chicks Plus More... (Simple Living) by [Jeffreys, Mel]

A Beginners Guide to Keeping Backyard Chickens - Breeds Guide, Chicken Tractors & Coops, Hatching & Raising Chicks Plus More... (Simple Living) 



My Little Dragon goes to sleep: Humorous picture rhyming book for kids age 3-8, cute and funny bedtime story about a naughty dragon and her patient mother full of love and acceptance. by [Swan, Anna]

My Little Dragon goes to sleep: Humorous picture rhyming book for kids age 3-8, cute and funny bedtime story about a naughty dragon and her patient mother full of love and acceptance




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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Book Review: A Tender Hope (Cimarron Creek Trilogy Book #3) by Amanda Cabot



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A Tender Hope (Cimarron Creek Trilogy Book #3) by [Cabot, Amanda]


As far as Thea Michener is concerned, it's time for a change. With her husband murdered and her much-anticipated baby stillborn, there is nothing left for her in Ladreville. Having accepted a position as Cimarron Creek's midwife, she has no intention of remarrying and trying for another child. So when a handsome Texas Ranger appears on her doorstep with an abandoned baby, Thea isn't sure her heart can take it.

Ranger Jackson Guthrie isn't concerned only with the baby's welfare. He's been looking for Thea, convinced that her late husband was part of the gang that killed his brother. But it soon becomes clear that the situation is far more complicated than he anticipated--and he'll need Thea's help if he's ever to find the justice he seeks.

Amanda Cabot invites readers back to Cimarron Creek for a tender story of loss, betrayal, and love in the majestic Texas Hill Country.

My thoughts:

A Tender Hope had such a great story line but to me it lacked a punch.  I kept reading to find out what happened although I felt it wasn't a page turner.  I just never got the part where it clicked for me.  

Given that,  the descriptions were perfect and I felt like I was out there with the Ranger looking for the gang.  I also could feel the deep sadness of Thea and the Ranger tragedy's they had experienced  in their lives. 

I kind of wish that this was two books, one to focus on Thea and one for her friend.  Both of their stories could have been a fantastic book a piece!  

A good romantic mystery that is worth the read.


I was given this book by Baker Publishing but was not required to write a positive review.  

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Free Kindle Books for Today 3/21/19!

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Free Kindle Books for today 3/21/19 Make sure you check the price before you buy, Amazon prices can change frequently. If you don’t have a Kindle you can download your favorite Kindle Book on any tablet or smartphone with a free Kindle Reading App

Forging Her Path by [Kuhnke, Jean L.]


An Unexpected Family (Orphan Train Romance Series, Book 1): A Clean Historical Western Romance by [Matthews, Zoe]


The Promise of a Family (Orphan Train Romance, Book 2): A Clean Historical Western Romance (Orphan Train Romance Series) by [Matthews, Zoe]


Keto Bread: Bakers for Low-Carb Recipes, Gluten-free and Ketogenic Baking & Paleo Diets. Healthy and Delicious Recipes Loaves for Weight Loss (Low carb keto snacks, Keto Buns, and Keto Muffins) by [Jennifer, Elena]

Simple Home Cookbook: 30 Easy Meat Ideas for Dinner (Instant Pot version) by [Lee, Tina]


Herb Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Herbs At Home by [Harvey, Louise]

Grace's Garden by [Melchers, Michael]


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