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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

How Prepared Are You for a Disaster?



At any given time we may be faced with a disaster big or small, natural or man-made, and helps if we are ready for it.  Take for instance, just last week, our part of Michigan was hit with 60 mile an hour wind gusts. The winds toppled down massive trees, knocking out power to some people for days.  This time our family was blessed. but we may face a disaster like this at any given time.  

I have been taking Patsy's from a Working pantry, Prepardness Class (online) for awhile and I impressed with the knowledge that I've learned. This class has definitely been an eye-opener for me. I quickly found out that I wasn't as prepared as I like to think of myself. Even after taking the class I still have a list I need to take care of.  I buy the extras to stock my pantry when it comes on sale and the budget allows but what I consider the essentials I fit in right away.  Things I never would have thought of without this class.  

I also loved how the class didn't scare me in anyway.  I just feel more secure knowing that I'm trying to help my family in case we need it.  


How prepared are you for a disaster?   Patsy is offering her class online once again in May.  Registration starts April 1 to the first 150 participants (it's free).  Consider taking the class is to help you and your family when a disaster strikes.  I'm glad I did!  

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Free Kindle Books for Today 3/22/17 Plus Up to 50% off Crocs!

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Free Kindle Books for today  3/22/17 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

Stars in the Grass by [Stewart, Ann Marie]


Little Women by [Alcott, Louisa May]


All you need is food. Easy 50 recipes.: Recipes for every day. by [Hill, David]


Frugal Feasts: The Chicken Chapter by [Waldron, J P]



Amazon's Deal of the Day

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Amazon's deal of the Day is Up to 50% Off Crocs!-$10.49-$39.99

Select styles and sizes. Prices as marked. Discount only applies to select items shipped and sold by Amazon.com.




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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Free Kindle Books for Today 3/21/17 Plus a Couple of great Kindle Ebooks on Sale!

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Free Kindle Books for today  3/21/17 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

Faith: Amish Romance (The Amish Buggy Horse Book 1) by [Hartzler, Ruth]




A Work in Progress: A New Adult Contemporary Christian Romance Novel (The Faith Series, Book 1) by [Stallings, Staci]

A Lil' Something for Everyone: Snacks for all Occasions! 50 Flavorful Snacks by [Humphreys, Daniel]


Crochet: Learn How to Design and Crochet your Own Hats. Prepare for Winter by [Schultz, Florence]


Crochet: 30 Beautiful Crochet Patterns for Beginners: All of My Crochet Projects in One Book (Crochet Projects. Crochet Patterns, Crochet: Step by Step ... & Crochet Patterns for Beginners 1) by [Blackburn, William]


The Little Blue Digger and the Strongest Truck - A Mighty Construction Site Story for 2-5 Year Olds by [Tuppen, Harriet]


Kindle eBooks on Sale!  

Courting Emily (Wells Landing Series Book 2) by [Lillard, Amy]


Lorie's Heart (Wells Landing Series Book 3) by [Lillard, Amy]




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Monday, March 20, 2017

Free Kindle Books for Today 3/20/17 plus Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen (U.S. only)

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Free Kindle Books for today  3/20/17 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

Bloody Point by [White, Linda J.]



A Walk Through The Light: 10 Stories Of Hope by [Birkey, Jesse]


Garage Sale Guide: How To Quickly And Easily Sell Items And Make Big Profits From Garage Sales by [Pattersen, Mary J]


Queen of Penny Pinching: Getting Out of Debt and Saving Money Fast by [Singh, Kate]



52 Ways to Sell More Books: Simple, Cost-Effective, and Powerful Strategies to get More Book Sales by [Sansevieri, Penny C.]

52 Ways to Sell More Books: Simple, Cost-Effective, and Powerful Strategies to get More Book Sales


Ice Pop Recipe Book: 99 Traditional Ice pop recipes for the entire family! by [Publishing, JB]


Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen!  

#FreeConeDay Free Cone Day Monday, March 20 *Free small vanilla cone at participating, non-mall U.S. only locations. All day, limit one per person.

Today, March 20, 2017, is free cone day at Dairy Queen.  You get a free small vanilla cone at participating U.S. only locations.  Limit one per person.   Donations accepted for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

My Frugal Ways this Past Week 3/19/17!





I bought 4-3 pound bags of apples for $1.00 each at Meijer this past week.  We have mainly been eating them but I did make an apple pie this morning.  I have to keep the workers happy (my husband and the neighbor).  This isn't the best looking pie I've made but they will not notice after I slice it.   

I made a terrific pound cake from a recipe I found at A Life in the Wild.  We all fell in love with it. It was big so I ended up using the rest of it in bread pudding.


JC Penny Deals for March-Vickie's Kitchen and Garden


I used my $10 off $10 coupons at JC Penny and bought the wonderful grandson some great clothes.  I had a total of three coupons -one I got in the mail and two from when we got them at the door.  You can see the breakdown of my deals here.

We are getting milk all the time now for approximately a $1.00 a gallon.  We are making our own half and half with it every week.    

The pickle bologna jar is empty now so I boiled some eggs to pickle.   

I have been focusing on stocking up on things we use the most. This past couple of weeks it's been mouth wash.  I found a deal at Walgreens and bought two bottles of Colgate Mouth wash (with coupon) and two can of sloppy joe's for $3.50 with register rewards and points. Next I need to focus on stocking up on toothpaste or shaving cream. Whichever comes on sale. 😀



What was on the menu last week:



Monday          Leftover hamburger stew and grilled cheese

Tuesday          Out to eat

Wednesday      Spaghetti

Thursday         Chicken from Sam's, TGI Friday's potato skins (free), and green beans

Friday              Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, mustard greens, and Irish soda bread

Saturday         Out to eat (remodeling)

Sunday           Chicken and dumplings (This is what I have in mind-but I just don't know how the neighbor will like it)


My Goals for Next Week:


My one simple goal for next week is to paint 
the bedroom that we are remodeling.  I'm still not sure about the color but I have a little bit of time yet to decide.  

 


What ways have you saved this past Week?  


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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Free Kindle Books for Today 3/18/17!

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Free Kindle Books for today  3/18/17 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 Daughters of Courage: Boxed Set by [Fletcher Crow, Donna]
The Daughters of Courage: Boxed Set 


Dawn's Prelude (Song of Alaska Book #1) by [Peterson, Tracie]

Life Management for the Busy Homeschooling Mother: Strategies for Creating a Peaceful Home (The Organized Homeschool Series Book 2) by [Leigh, Katherine]



Relax creatively - Fabric painting - Your fast & easy guide Number 1 - The Basics by [Krekeler, Margot]
Highland Knits - Sassenach Cowl: Knitwear Inspired by the Outlander Series by [Interweave Editors]
My First Knock Knock Jokes: (Full Color Illustrations) by [Dahl, Ella]

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