Thursday, April 18, 2019

Free Kindle Books and Deals for Today 4/18/19!

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Free Kindle Books for today 4/18/19 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
The Easter Mail-Order Bride (Holiday Mail Order Brides Book 11) by [Morgan, Kit]


The Easter Mail-Order Bride (Holiday Mail Order Brides Book 11)


Enduring The Lie: Ashley's Triumph by [Kuhnke, Jean L.]

Enduring The Lie: Ashley's Triumph


Uncovering an Amish Lie by [Troyer, Naomi]

Uncovering an Amish Lie 


Natural Tree Care: The Homeowners Complete Guide by [Dorsey, Steve]


Natural Tree Care: The Homeowners Complete Guide 


Easy Dessert Cookbook Box Set: Easy Nutella Cookbook, Easy Smoothie Cookbook, Easy Cupcake Cookbook, Easy Doughnut Cookbook (Dessert Cookbook, Dessert ... Cupcake Cookbook, Doughnut Recipes 1) by [Chow, Chef Maggie]


Easy Dessert Cookbook Box Set: Easy Nutella Cookbook, Easy Smoothie Cookbook, Easy Cupcake Cookbook, Easy Doughnut Cookbook (Dessert Cookbook, Dessert ... Cupcake Cookbook, Doughnut Recipes 1) 


Sweets, Holidays and Family Recipes - Israeli-Mediterranean Cookbook (Cook In Israel - Kosher Recipes, Mediterranean Cooking 1) by [Ziv, Orly]


Sweets, Holidays and Family Recipes - Israeli-Mediterranean Cookbook (Cook In Israel - Kosher Recipes, Mediterranean Cooking 1)


Enjoy Your Money!: How to Make It, Save It, Invest It and Give It by [Miller, J. Steve]

Enjoy Your Money!: How to Make It, Save It, Invest It and Give It   (I got caught up for a good 10 minutes in reading the preview of this one)


Great Deal!  

Spring's Renewal: Seasons of Sugarcreek, Book Two by [Gray, Shelley Shepard]





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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Free Kindle Books for Today 4/17/19!

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Free Kindle Books for today 4/17/19 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

September Skies: A Christian Romance by [Kyser, Ruth]


September Skies: A Christian Romance 


Rhododendrons and Ice Cream - An Amish Love Story by [Schrock, Hannah]

Rhododendrons and Ice Cream - An Amish Love Story 



Tacos: 40 Super Easy Mouth-Watering Authentic Mexican Taco Recipes (The Mexican Food Cookbooks Book 7) by [Deschamps, J.R.]

Tacos: 40 Super Easy Mouth-Watering Authentic Mexican Taco Recipes (The Mexican Food Cookbooks Book 7)


Easy Family Meals: 50 recipes for everyday cooking (Family Menu Planning Series Book 4) by [Madson, Debbie]


Easy Family Meals: 50 recipes for everyday cooking (Family Menu Planning Series Book 4)


Bearded by [Billups, Jeremy]


Bearded 









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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Preparedness Beyond the Pantry? What's in Your Closet?


Today's post is a little different then the regular topic of stocking up your food pantry.  We are going beyond the pantry and talking about what's in your closet.  I want to first say that I know we all want to be frugal but so many of us just have the bare minimum in our closet. 

Oh, we have the get outside and work clothes, or the I'm going to stay inside any way, so who cares Pajamas.  Then something important come up and you can't find anything in your closet to wear. So you rush out the day before and spend too much money on a outfit and it takes away all your time.  You may even settle for an outfit that you don't really like and may never wear again just because you can't find that perfect outfit. We forget that if we don't make sure we have what's needed in our closet that in the end we might actually spend more!  

One part of my preparedness in my closet is to have a couple of nice dressy clothes that I can wear when the need arises.   If I'm careful I can find these clothing items at garage sales but I've also bought them new on sale. You can find great looking used clothes. Also if they are stored properly and they are classics, you can wear these for many years.  

Here are a few instances that being prepared will come in handy.  

1.   Funeral.   Your need clothes to have on hand for a funeral.  This is sad thing to think about, but you will need to have a nice dress or pants outfit if your a woman and a man needs to have dress pants, shirt, or a suit to help fit this need.   You do not want to go looking the day before the funeral to find a nice outfit (I have heard from many that that have had to do just that).  Believe me you don't need any more stress.  

I have a funeral dress that stays in my closet (pictured).  Really, I wear this dress every time I go to a funeral and no one is the wiser, unless of course I tell them.   Don't forget the accessories like keeping a nice pair of dress shoes and pantyhose ready to go too.  

2.  Date night.  No matter if the date is playing cards with your husband or wife when the kids go to bed or a nice dinner out, you will want to look nice.  Keep at least two pretty blouses and only wear them for date nights if your a woman and some a couple of nice looking shirts if you are a man.   Have at least two for each season.

Make sure to put them at the back of the closet and don't wear these unless you are going somewhere special.   Make sure to always have some nice jeans or slacks ready to go too.

3.  Weddings - If you color of funeral dress clothes is neutral then wear go ahead and wear your funeral dress clothes or wear one of the nice blouses and pants.  .

4.  Hospital visits.  You can wear your pretty date night blouses or shirts to visit someone in the hospital. 

5.  Vacations.  Sometimes we get so caught up in the planning where we are going, that we forget we are going to need to something nice to wear too.  Make vacation clothes shopping part of your planning and budget.  

Make sure to revisit your good clothes closet at least once or twice a year and check for repairs.  You may need to consider replacing them if you have changed a size or they are looking old.

So with just a few purchases you can have your closet prepared for any circumstances. 

Do you have what you need in your closet?


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Free Kindle Books for Today 4/16/19!

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Free Kindle Books for today 4/15/19 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
Finding Love in the Low Country Romance Box Set Collection by [Lehman, Yvonne]

Finding Love in the Low Country Romance Box Set Collection


An Amish Country Quarrel (Lancaster County Amish Quarrel Series (Living Amish) Book 1) by [Stoltzfus, Rachel]

An Amish Country Quarrel (Lancaster County Amish Quarrel Series (Living Amish) Book 1)


Tattered Hearts (Mail Order Brides of Spring Water Book 1) by [Ball, Kathleen]

Tattered Hearts (Mail Order Brides of Spring Water Book 1) 


The Secret to Seasoning Cast Iron by [Dunn, Elisabeth]

The Secret to Seasoning Cast Iron


The Ultimate No Bake Dessert Recipes: Bakeless Bars, Cookies, Cheesecakes, Pies, and More by [Stevens, JR]

The Ultimate No Bake Dessert Recipes: Bakeless Bars, Cookies, Cheesecakes, Pies, and More


Kids Crafts: 50 Fun and Economical Projects for Parents and Teachers by [Devereaux-Nelson, Robin, Content Arcade Publishing]


The Tale Of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter Originals) by [Potter, Beatrix]

The Tale Of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter Originals)


Nothing But Blue Skies (Seeking Heart Teen Series Book 2) by [Wilber, Melanie]

Nothing But Blue Skies (Seeking Heart Teen Series Book 2) 




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Monday, April 15, 2019

My Menu Plan for this Week 4/15/19!




This is so weird to tell you but...we are GRILLING out today!  Yep,  it snowed last night but today looks like it will be beautiful, probably will be in the 50's.   Isn't that crazy?  So I've got steaks and chicken ready to go out for dinner this afternoon.  So exciting.

I can't believe this week is Easter weekend.  Time goes by fast.  I have a Ham in the freezer we bought on sale at Christmas so we are good with that.  I'll be making my own rolls using this recipe.  So so good!  Her grandma knew just how to make them.   Sometimes the rolls are all the grand boy will eat well, besides desert.  We love him anyway!  



Monday                 Steak and a salad

Tuesday                 Grilled chicken with easy Italian dressing marinade, green beans.  

Wednesday            Salad topped with chicken, boiled eggs, tomatoes, carrots.  and whatever else I can find in the fridge

Thursday                leftovers

Good Friday           Lasagna (with zucchini noodles)  

Saturday                 Lasagna Leftovers so I can make the rolls and pies.




Sunday                  Happy Easter!   Ham, rolls, mashed potatoes and gravy, shuck beans, and whatever daughter decides to bring.  Desert:   Pie!  


What's on your menu?   Have you started grilling out yet?  


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Free Kindle Books for Today 4/15/19!

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Free Kindle Books for today 4/15/19 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


Throne of Grace (Cliff Walk Courtships Book 1) by [Wolfe, Cecily]

Throne of Grace (Cliff Walk Courtships Book 1)


A Perfect Weakness by [Davids, Jennifer A.]

A Perfect Weakness


What To Buy When (2019): A Guide To The Monthly Grocery & Retail Sales by [Eckhart, Ann]


What To Buy When (2019): A Guide To The Monthly Grocery & Retail Sales 


Easy How-to Plant and Grow Blueberries (Trees for Home and Garden Landscaping Book 5) by [Jack, William A.]


Easy How-to Plant and Grow Blueberries (Trees for Home and Garden Landscaping Book 5)


How To Make A Basic Piñata by [Serena, Mrs.]

How To Make A Basic Piñata 




The Happy Hollisters and the Secret of the Lucky Coins: (Volume 22) by [West, Jerry]





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