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Sunday, May 29, 2016

My Frugal Ways this Past week,What Was On the Dinner table and My Goals for the Week 5/29/16

Strawberry plants-Vickie's Kitchen and Garden



Garden is planted!  So sorry I haven't posted as much as normal but my life this week has been about the getting the garden planted.  It got hot all of sudden here in Michigan.  We seemed to go from snow to deep summer in a span of a couple of weeks.  The heat seemed to make garden planning and planting drag out very slowly. It's all done now and I will post more about it next week!  

Bought hamburger at $1.99 a pound at Meijer.  I let it brown in the crock pot while I was in the garden.  I then froze into one pound bags for quick dinners.

I made banana bread out of the bananas that were getting older.

Husband fixed the bathroom screen that kept falling out.  I'm not allowed to move it aside to shake the bathroom rug anymore.   Shoot it was such a great cleaning hack!


What Was On the Dinner Table:


Monday       Leftovers of lasagna (I made garlic bread)

Tuesday       Leftovers of anything in fridge (mainly hot dogs and lasagna)

Wednesday  Hamburgers

Thursday:    Hamburger Steak

Friday:         Out to eat with gift card I won

Saturday:     Fried wingdings and potatoes

Sunday:       Kind of scary but husband said he would cook dinner  (I imagine it will be chicken of some sort because that is thawed out)


My Goals for this Week:

In the garden:





Garlic Bed that needs weeding -Vickie's Kitchen and Garden

I need to finish weeding the garlic bed.

Finally put netting on strawberries after I weed a little more.

Mulching is done and I need to buy white rock to place around the house. 

Plant the rest of the school garden.  I'm not able to get the book of square foot gardening until Tuesday due to regula
r and holiday closings.  I'll plant the middle or end of the week.   

In the home:

Clean the refrigerator.


Hem the pants I bought at a garage sale last week.  



Work:

Write a book review. 


Figure out how to get a Facebook badge for the blog. 


What frugal things have you done so far this week?  



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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Free Kindle Books for Today 5/28/16 Plus Amazon's Deal of the Day!

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 Orange Blossom Cafe: Christian Contemporary Romance novella (American State Flower)


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 Hearts Stolen (Texas Romance Series Book 2)

Hearts Stolen (Texas Romance Series Book 2)



 Garden Guide - A No Nonsense, No PhD, No Fuss Guide to Great Gardens with Hand-Holding How To's for Beginners and Straightforward Instruction for Advanced Gardeners

Garden Guide - A No Nonsense, No PhD, No Fuss Guide to Great Gardens with Hand-Holding How To's for Beginners and Straightforward Instruction for Advanced Gardeners


 Lovely Lavender The Universal Herb

Lavender the Universal Herb (Herbal Amicus Book 2)


 Slow Cooker Cake Recipes: 80 Sumptuous Low-Carb Cake Recipes You Can Cook in Your Slow Cooker! (Low-Carb Desserts

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Free Kindle Books for Today 5/27/16 Plus Kroger's Free Friday Download!

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 Saving Sailor: A Novel

Saving Sailor: A Novel


 I met Him in the Ladies Room

I Met Him in the Ladies' Room (BOGO!) 



 Small Batch Preserves: Pickles

Small Batch Preserves: Pickles


 Wedding for $1000

Wedding for $1000 - Getting Started: Planning a Wedding on a Small Budget 


 How to Homeschool Independently: Do-it-Yourself Secrets to Rekindle the Love of Learning (Coffee Break Books Book 31)

How to Homeschool Independently: Do-it-Yourself Secrets to Rekindle the Love of Learning (Coffee Break Books Book 31) 


 Camping: The Ultimate Camping Experience: Your All-You-Need-To-Know Guide To Gear, Food, Bonfires, Outdoor Fun & More

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Book Review: The Rose of Lancaster County by Murray Pura

 The Rose of Lancaster County-The Complete Series

The Rose of Lancaster County - The Complete Series 


From Amazon:

Rose Lantz is overjoyed with her life. Her Amish family has a lovely farm in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, she has a good friend in Lydia Beiler who loves to quit with her, her faith in God is strong and her Amish community warm and supportive, and she is engaged to be married to a handsome young man. But she came to the American Colonies when she was 10 and can still remember the persecution the Amish people fled in Germany. So when Lydia is accused of witchcraft by those outside the Amish community she is quick to help her friend's lawyer and speak up on behalf of Lydia during the trial. But her passionate defence of Lydia draws attention to her and soon it is Rose who is facing charges of being a witch. The charges sound so convincing that friends and family turn away from her. Even her fiancé breaks off his engagement. Soon Rose is on her own to face her accusers with no one to help but God. And one brave young man she had never paid any attention to before.

Murray Pura was born and raised in the Mennonite country of southern Manitoba. He began writing at an early age and his first story was published in a US Christian magazine when he was 16. Since that time Murray has published more than a dozen books and has been the recipient of a number of writing awards. His works include the Amish American novels A Bride's Flight From Virginia City, Montana; The Wings of Morning; and The Face of Heaven. A pastor for 25 years, Murray currently lives and writes in southern Alberta.



My thoughts:

As I read The Rose of Lancaster County, I was taken back to a time when innocent people were declared witches and burned at the stake. The emotions run high as the the author Murray Pura describes the peacefulness of the Amish lifestyle shaken by the accusations of misguided villagers.  Everything is described so vividly that I felt shock and scared at times but yet hopeful throughout.  


I admired Rose for her bravery to speak her mind and to never give up on finding true love.  She leans on God as she comes to grip with the loneliness of  finding out her friends may not be as loyal as she hoped.  

I just kept turning the pages in this book, never wanting to skip a word for fear I might miss something!    It was that good.  I can't wait to read the next installment of this series!  

A wonderful wonderful read!  

This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for my honest review.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Free Kindle Books for Today 5/25/16

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 Bluebird of Brockport, A Novel of the Erie Canal (Great Lakes Romances Book 16)

Bluebird of Brockport, A Novel of the Erie Canal (Great Lakes Romances Book 16) 


 In His Place: A Modern-Day Challenge for Readers of In His Steps

In His Place: A Modern-Day Challenge for Readers of In His Steps




 Tasty Crockpot


Tasty Crock Pot: 25 Extremely Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes To Use All Year Long 


 Eco Lip Balms: Top 25 Healing Homemade Lip Balm Recipes For Your Softest Lips Ever

Eco Lip Balms: Top 25 Healing Homemade Lip Balm Recipes For Your Softest Lips Ever 


 50 Egg Recipes For People With Backyard Chickens: Quiche, frittatas, breakfast burritos and many more recipes to be used with eggs from your backyard chickens

50 Egg Recipes For People With Backyard Chickens: Quiche, frittatas, breakfast burritos and many more recipes to be used with eggs from your backyard chickens


 Dinosaurs: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature (Our Amazing World Series Book 8)

Dinosaurs: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature (Our Amazing World Series Book 8)









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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

What I'm Reading this Week (in between gardening)




I've been out in the garden today trying to get as much done as I can. The bean tepees are up (that's a job), tomatoes, some beans, watermelon,  and cabbage are all planted.  I'm about half done and decided to take a break and let you know what I've been reading and hope to read this week.

 The Rose of Lancaster County

The Rose of Lancaster County - The Complete Series




I just finished  The Rose of Lancaster  by Murray Pura last night when I  came in from the garden and couldn't move.   Wonderful book and I couldn't stop turning the pages -I'll review it tomorrow Thursday (gardening has made me forget what day it is).  



I need to learn how to square foot garden really quick.  As a matter of fact I need to be more knowledgeable by this weekend!  That's when I hope to plant the rest of my space at the community garden at the elementary school I used to go to.  


I downloaded this book on Amazon this morning for free (unfortunately it is no longer free)
 Square foot Gardening

Gardening: Square Foot Gardening - Grow "Organic" Vegetables, In A Square Foot! Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, & Berries  


I also requested Mel Bartholomew's All new Square Foot Gardening from the library yesterday.   They told me they will have it to me soon.   


 All New Square Foot Gardening

All New Square Foot Gardening, Second Edition: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More In Less Space 






Now this weekend I can't wait to get started on my next book by Murray Pura, The Rose of Saratoga County. I'm so excited!.

  The Rose of Saratoga County-The Complete Series


The Rose of Saratoga County-The Complete Series


The beautiful grand baby is taking her nap so while Pop watches her I'm headed back to the garden to plant.   

How's your garden coming along?  

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