Monday, May 20, 2019

My Menu Plan for this Week 5/20/19!





After watching the weather this morning we have grilling plans for the weekend!  Right now it's a good 50 degrees but by Friday they are forecasting summer weather with a high in the 80's.  Yeah!  What a good weekend that we have promised.  Today though we will have that turkey noodle soup that I never made yet.   We just need a little warm up.  

Hamburger is on sale at Meijer so we will be stocking up.  I have plans to make up some coney island hot dog sauce for the freezer.  It will be great this summer to grap some that's already made.  
  

Monday                  Turkey noodle soup

Tuesday                   BLT's

Wednesday              Lasagna

Thursday                 Leftovers

Friday                      Grilled Hamburgers

Saturday                  Grilled Hotdogs/with coney island chili sauce

Sunday                     Grilled Steaks!  

Sides for this week: Baked beans, salad, green beans, and baked potatoes for steak.


What's on your menu this week?

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Free Kindle Books for Today 5/20/19!

Free Kindle Books for today 5/20/19! 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
Guarding Grace (Gold Coast Retrievers Book 3) by [Omasta, Ann, Press, Sweet Promise]

Guarding Grace (Gold Coast Retrievers Book 3)


Let Them Eat Cake: A Novel (French Twist Book 1) by [Byrd, Sandra]

Let Them Eat Cake: A Novel (French Twist Book 1)



Amish Stranger In The Woods by [Given, Grace]

Amish Stranger In The Woods



The Easy 5-Ingredient Instant Pot Cookbook: 550 Quick & Tasty Days Of Cooking - Easy-to-Remember & Quick-to-Make Recipes for Advanced Users and Beginners by [Petersen, Katie]


The Easy 5-Ingredient Instant Pot Cookbook: 550 Quick & Tasty Days Of Cooking - Easy-to-Remember & Quick-to-Make Recipes for Advanced Users and Beginners


Done!: Finish Your Creative Project in One Month by [Lambert, A. P.]

Done!: Finish Your Creative Project in One Month



Quilting 101 Basics: Patchwork and Quilting Techniques for Beginners by [Pulido, Petra]

Quilting 101 Basics: Patchwork and Quilting Techniques for Beginners 




Princess Faith Encourages Eli (Princess Faith Series) by [Strenge, Kelly]


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Sunday, May 19, 2019

My Frugal Ways this Past Week 5/19/19!


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This week the rain has slowed down some and we had a few nice sunny days. This picture was took when I let the cat in the porch yesterday morning just as the sun was coming up.  It was a beautiful start to the day.


Here are the ways I've saved this week:

Taking care of our house windows has been our big home improvement for the year.  We have replaced the glass on the top three huge front picture windows instead of getting replacement windows (seals were broke).  This week we have been getting estimates on completely replacing two more windows.  Both estimates came up to the same price..to the penny.  We plan on getting one more estimate but so far we are amazed at the cost of labor.  We might just have to learn how to install the windows our self.  

We also got estimates and then replaced our well pump this week before it went completely out.  Both of these are major expenses but we saved and planned for them.  



After we went to the zoo and found that the grandson really liked taking pictures, we have been thinking about getting a camera for him.  We were so happy when we found a great starter camera at a garage sale for $3.00.  It was like new.  It was the last day of their sale and they wanted rid of it.  I think many people just like using their phones.  

I also found some great like new t shirts and husband found a coat at other garage sales.  I just love this time of year.  

I went to Kroger and bought the Friday and Saturday deals.  I bought 5 pounds of butter for $1.99 and used two coupons for .40 cents off they sent me in the mail.   I also picked up the Free Friday deal (water), Kroger cheese,  and 5 jars of Prego for .99 each.  

I filled out the Kroger survey to receive more fuel bonus points.  

I made low carb english muffins and cookies for the kids this morning (cookies are in the oven).  

Goals:

Buy and plant some flowers.  Hopefully we will get to plow our garden soon.

Get back to posting my grocery deals on Saturday.  



What are the ways you saved this past week?

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Free Kindle Books for Today 5/18/19!

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Walking Shoes: Triumph over Tragedy (Mt. Hope Southern Adventures Book 1) by [Gentry, Lynne]

Walking Shoes: Triumph over Tragedy (Mt. Hope Southern Adventures Book 1)



Plain Jane Hastings: Sometimes, it is not how things begin but how things end that matters. by [Corder, Pearl]

Plain Jane Hastings: Sometimes, it is not how things begin but how things end that matters.


Gluten-Free Baking: Perfect Gluten Free Bread, Cookies, Cakes, Muffins and other Gluten Intolerance Recipes for Healthy Eating. Essential Cookbook for Beginners to Avoid Celiac Disease by [Shelton, Tiffany]

Bread Machine & Oven Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for Homemade Bread, Cake, Buns, Bagels, Donuts, Cookies, Pies by [Lester, Christopher]


Thrifty and Thriving: 10 Simple Ways to Put Money Back In Your Pocket Today by [Lodien, Jennie]

Budding Reader Book Set 1: Cat and Rat by [Thompson, Melinda, Ferrell, Melissa]






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Friday, May 17, 2019

Book Review: A Daughter's Truth by Laura Bradford

A Daughter's Truth by [Bradford, Laura]

A Daughter's Truth by Laura Bradford


Emma Lapp tries to be the perfect daughter, to earn the loving embrace of her family and her Amish community in Pennsylvania. Yet she can’t quite win her mother’s smile—or her forgiveness for a transgression Emma can’t quite place . . .
 
Emma knows she’s a reminder of her mother’s greatest sorrow, having been born on the same day Mamm lost her beloved sister. The one bright spot has been the odd trinkets anonymously left at her aunt’s grave each year on Emma’s birthday—gifts Emma secretly hides because they upset her parents. But the day she turns 22, a locket bears a surprise that sends her on an unexpected journey . . .
 
Searching for answers, Emma travels to the English world and finds a kinship as intriguing as it is forbidden.  But is this newfound connection enough to leave behind the future she’d expected? The answers are as mysterious, and as devastating, as the truth that divides Emma from the only family, and the only life, she’s ever known


My thoughts 

It funny how we view life and never think that things may not be as they seem.   A Daughter's Truth makes me realize that we all have have misconceptions that influence our lives and the way we treat others.  It's not until we address our concerns that we realize things might not be as they seem in our minds.

I loved this story filled with hoped for romance, mystery, forgiveness, and family.  I got so involved reading that I found myself wanting to help Emma and give her my advice. I loved that she went to talk to Miss Lottie and she helped her realize some truths from God.  

What a great read, one that I'm sure you will enjoy!  


This book was given to me by the author.   This is my honest opinion.  



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Free Kindle Books and a Great Deal for Today 5/17/19!

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Mac: inspirational women's fiction (Sisters by Design Book 1) by [Srock, Sharon]

Mac: inspirational women's fiction (Sisters by Design Book 1)


The Janus Journals by [Wegley, H. L.]

The Janus Journals




4 Steps to Potty Train Your Dog by [Warfel, Victoria, Warfel, Richard]

4 Steps to Potty Train Your Dog 



Gardening Jobs for April: What to Do Every Week in April to Grow a Healthy Garden! by [Fox, Anastasia]

Gardening Jobs for April: What to Do Every Week in April to Grow a Healthy Garden!


150+ Best Baby Purees Cookbook: Healthy and Easy Recipes with 100+ Tips on Weaning and Solids Introduction by [Gardner, Angelina]

150+ Best Baby Purees Cookbook: Healthy and Easy Recipes with 100+ Tips on Weaning and Solids Introduction


Princess for a Day: A book about kindness by [Tomar, P]

Princess for a Day: A book about kindness







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Mending Fences (The Deacon's Family Book #1) by [Fisher, Suzanne Woods]

Mending Fences (The Deacon's Family Book #1)-Just $1.99!  You can read my review here. 






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