Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Free Kindle Books and deals for Today 8/21/18!

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Free Kindle Books for today 8/21/18  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






The Other You (Heart of Africa) by [Ueckermann, Marion]

The Other You (Heart of Africa)




Escaping Reality (Hart Ranch Book 1) by [Skatvold, Rachel]

Escaping Reality (Hart Ranch Book 1) 


Lancaster County Second Chances by [Price, Ruth]

Lancaster County Second Chances



16 Crochet Shawl Patterns: DIY Clothing You’ll Love by [Publishing, Prime]



Muffin Tin Recipes: The Ultimate Collection by [Hastings, Jennifer]


The Happy Hollisters and the Mystery in Skyscraper City: (Volume 17) by [West, Jerry]



A great Deal!  



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Monday, August 20, 2018

My Menu Plan for this Week 8/20/18!






Company is coming!   I've been cleaning my house and getting ready for them to come.  It's always exciting to have someone visit and I can't wait to take off with them to see different parts of our Michigan again.  

There is the question of what to do with the garden that has it's been coming in steady now.  I just know that more green beans will be ready to be picked right in the middle of their stay.  I've decided that drying them will be the easiest way for me so I won't get too exhausted and I can enjoy their company as much as possible. 

Thursday is their first day here so I'll make dinner then after that I think we will be going strong.  So exciting.  



Monday            Grilled chicken (freezer meal), Fried cabbage, and a baked sweet potato

Tuesday            Spaghetti (made with one of our spaghetti squash)

Wednesday       Taco Salad Casserole

Thursday          Easy Hamburger Steak, Deviled eggs, and green beans

Friday               Out to eat

Saturday           Picnic (we are going up north)

Sunday             Out to eat

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Free Kindle Books and Deals for Today 8/20/18!

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Free Kindle Books for today 8/20/18  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


The Cranbury Papermaker by [Lang, Maureen]



Widow's Song (Civil War Mail Order Brides Book 3) by [Grace, Terri, Read, Pure]


Amish Betrayal (Amish Romance by [Weaver, Esther ]


A Taste of Italy: Authentic Italian Recipes by [Scott, Bonnie]

SOUP: 25 Recipes - Chinese,Moroccan, Italian,Thai, French, Jamaican & More (Amazing Recipes- Soups to die for Book 1) by [Carr, Teresa Mary]



Andy The Alligator Learns His ABC's by [Dong, Andrew]



Great Deal!  

An Unexpected Love (The Broadmoor Legacy Book #2) by [Peterson, Tracie, Miller, Judith]




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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Book Review: A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano

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A Rumored Fortune by [Politano, Joanna Davidson]


A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano


From Amazon:

Tressa Harlowe's father did not trust banks, but neither did he trust his greedy extended family. He kept his vast fortune hidden somewhere on his estate in the south of England and died suddenly, without telling anyone where he had concealed it. Tressa and her ailing mother are left with a mansion and an immense vineyard and no money to run it. It doesn't take long for a bevy of opportunists to flock to the estate under the guise of offering condolences. Tressa knows what they're really up to. She'll have to work with the rough and rusticated vineyard manager to keep the laborers content without pay and discover the key to finding her father's fortune--before someone else finds it first. 

Award-winning author Joanna Davidson Politano welcomes readers to Trevelyan Castle, home of the poorest heiress in Victorian England, for a treasure hunt they'll not soon forget.

My thoughts:  

Page after page I've kept reading A Rumored Fortune and I haven't got myself to stop for very long. A wonderful romance along with the heart stopping suspense has kept me on edge of my seat.  Thank goodness, God has also been right there with them to direct and guide their paths. 

I've tried to pace myself with ordinary activities but no matter where I am, I can't wait to be able to pick it up again.  Then, today it has happened, I've realized the end is near.  Heartbroken and determined to delay the end of a wonderful read, I've tried doing something mundane like the dishes.  That worked for only a short period of time so I'm writing this review, delaying the last chapter.  Believe it or not, so much is going to be wrapped up in the last chapter that I can only guess.  I don't want it to ever end.

Wonderful characters described so thoroughly that you never forget who they are.  Some of them are evil, some are rich, some live in poverty, and some seem like they could be your best friend. 

A wonderful, wonderful read!   

  

This book was given to me by Revell.   I was not required to write a positive review.   

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My Frugal Ways this Week 8/19/18!



Last night I picked another basket full of tomatoes -we have picked over 1/2 bushel so far.  We have also picked a 1/2 bushel of green beans.  I canned both of them this week.  

I also picked some very large zucchini.  You turn your back on them for a few minutes and they grow out of control!   I sliced them thin and froze them in strips for lasagna this winter.  

I planted mustard greens in the spot where we harvested the potatoes.  




Watched our grocery budget more closely.  You can see how much I spent here.

Bought two deals on Seize the Deal (local deal site).  We have company coming so I made sure to watch for the ones I wanted.  One was for donuts that she loves ( 13 donuts for $8.00) and the other for McDonald's ($20.00 worth for $15.00).  We will freeze the rest of the donuts for the grandchildren (if there are any leftover).  

I sold an item this week for $20. 

We went on a date night to watch the car cruise for the local car show.  We had the best time together and only spent money for two coffee's.  

We were treated to a dinner out by my oldest daughter.    


Goals for this week:

Enter the fair today!  

Repair the wallpaper finally in my daughter's room.  When the cat was little he put some big scratches in it.  


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Saturday, August 18, 2018

What I Spent at the Grocery Store this Week 8/18/18

I want to say our new way of eating is great.   We have both lost weight (I've lost 16 and he has lost 20).  

At the same time this new way of eating is costing us more at the grocery store. We've decided that eating better is a major priority for our health and we would just have to spend more. Your health is your wealth, my husband likes to say.  

This week though I made it my mission to get a handle on it a little bit.  I'm proud to say we were pretty close to my $100.00  a week goal (total spent $115.00)  and we were able to stock up!  So here is what we spent this week:


Meijer

Hamburger (on sale for $1.99 a pound), a couple bags of candy for the grandchildren, and cottage cheese.  Total spent $43.00.  

I froze most of the hamburger in these hamburger freezer containers that I found at different garage sales this year ($4.00 total cost).  So handy when we or the grandchildren need just a hamburger for dinner.  



Farm Market 

We went to a Farm Market in a nearby town.  My husband was wanting the blueberries they were advertising on Facebook.  It was a wonderful little market situated next to their farmhouse.  We were able to buy day old fruit 1/2 off!  

Blueberries 3 pecks  (I froze them immediately), peaches (a peck), 4 dozen fresh eggs ($2.50 a dozen), and a huge honey rock.  Total spent $43.00.   

Local market - 2 packs of Koegel's bologna for $4.50- total spent 9.00

Kroger:
All detergent $.99 (after coupon)
Bananas         $1.30
2 packs of pork rinds  $1.79 each
1 pack of better pork rinds apparently $3.09
Lettuce           $.99
Kroger soup   $.79 (bought 5)
5 Kroger shredded cheese  .99 (Friday/Saturday coupon) bought 5
Kraft dressing (free after coupon that was mailed to my home)
Milk -$1.29 a gallon (bought 1)
Total spent $20.47

Total spent $115.00



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