Tuesday, May 22, 2018

What I have been up to these Past Couple of Weeks-Fun, Frugality, and Rest!

The links in this post may contain affiliate links.   When you order from something from one of my links I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you.  You can read my  full disclosure policy here. Thanks so much for helping support Vickie's Kitchen and Garden! 

I thought I would let you know what has been keeping me busy the last few weeks.   I had some fun with a some frugality mixed in!  Now I'm rested, feel better,  and ready for the Memorial Day Weekend.




I won Princess ball tickets for my granddaughter.  She would only sit with her favorite Frozen Princesses.  I believe she would love to be a princess or a fairy. 


We had a little excitement when we saw a turkey in our yard!  We see turkeys occasionally on our street but usually not by my bedroom window!  



Strawberries finally came on sale for the price I buy every season.  I bought 12 quarts at .99 a quart.  I made 8 half pints and 12 pints of strawberry jam.  Saved the perfect one for the fair.

I pickled some eggs and to tell you the truth they were awful.  Just awful.  My husband bought a different  brand of pickled bologna and I didn't realize how hot and spicy the brine was.  They all went in the trash. I will stick with the best and never do that again.  Never, ever!

I imagined my life by now busy putting in our garden.  Yeah,well that hasn't happened because it's rained just about every single day!  We just slosh threw the backyard everyday to get things done.  We've been through this before and it's amazing how fast things can turn around.  It better do it quick!  
Plain Perfect (Daughters of the Promise Book 1) by [Wiseman, Beth]

Right now I'm reading a book that I got at a sale, Plain Perfect by Beth Wiseman.  So far, I'm loving it!  





I spend my nights working on embroidering a quilt for my granddaughter for Christmas.  I usually do this while husband is watching baseball.  I just look up every once in a while when the announcer gets excited.  I have plans on getting two squares done a week.  Listen, grandson is just a little jealous so I have to get rolling on something for him too!  

Be sure to sign up for my daily email list and never miss a post!  You can also follow me on Twitter, PinterestFacebook,and Bloglovin where I share my frugal list, gardening, recipes, Free Kindle books, and more!

Free Kindle Books for Today 5/22/18!

The links in this post may contain affiliate links.   When you order from something from one of my links I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you.  You can read my  full disclosure policy here. Thanks so much for helping support Vickie's Kitchen and Garden! 

Free Kindle Books for today 5/22/18  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 Sister Circle (Sister Circle Series Book 1) by [Moser, Nancy, Bright, Vonette]


The Sister Circle (Sister Circle Series Book 1)


Amish Cooking Class - The Seekers by [Brunstetter, Wanda E.]


Amish Cooking Class - The Seekers


The Hard Times Kitchen: Homestyle Recipes for a Small Budget by [Miller, Hannah Lynn]


The Hard Times Kitchen: Homestyle Recipes for a Small Budget


Chess: Master the Ancient Game of Chess! Learn Basic Tactics, Openings & Essential Chess Strategies. by [Tanner, Eduard]


Chess: Master the Ancient Game of Chess! Learn Basic Tactics, Openings & Essential Chess Strategies


How to Grow Beans and Peas: Planting and Growing Organic Green Beans, Sugar Snap Peas, and Heirloom Dry Beans and Peas by [Ruppenthal, R.J.]


How to Grow Beans and Peas: Planting and Growing Organic Green Beans, Sugar Snap Peas, and Heirloom Dry Beans and Peas 


Christmas Crochet: 10 Patterns for This Amazing Holiday: (Crochet Patterns, Crochet Stitches, Crochet Book) by [Alexander, Glen ]


Christmas Crochet: 10 Patterns for This Amazing Holiday: (Crochet Patterns, Crochet Stitches, Crochet Book) 











Be sure to sign up for my daily email list and never miss a post!  You can also follow me on Twitter, PinterestFacebook,and Bloglovin where I share my frugal list, gardening, recipes, Free Kindle books, and more!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Taking time




It seems as though we have become very busy lately outside and I've decided to take a bit of blogging break to help us catch up  I love blogging but feel like I let it take a lot of time.   So I'm going to breath for awhile and get off this chair.   I'm going to love my husband, kids, and grandchildren more than I do now.  I plan on sewing, walking, and gardening in the morning.  I love everyone that has come by and I hope with a little break I'll be ready to write again.  I'll come back for the next couple of Thursday's or so to catch up on some book reviews.  

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Free Kindle Books for Today 5/12/18!

The links in this post may contain affiliate links.   When you order from something from one of my links I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you.  You can read my  full disclosure policy here. Thanks so much for helping support Vickie's Kitchen and Garden! 

Free Kindle Books for today 5/12/18  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

Happy Mother's Day!    I see you with my frugal list on Monday!  


Autumn Rains by [Johnson, Myra]

Autumn Rains

Devil in the Dust by [Luecht, Cara]

Devil in the Dust 


Amigurumi Snail Crochet Pattern by [Kay, Veronica]


Amigurumi Snail Crochet Pattern



One-Pot Cookbook: Family-Friendly Everyday Soup, Casserole, Slow Cooker and Skillet Recipes for Busy People on a Budget Vol 2: Dump Dinners and One-Pot Meals (Healthy Cooking and Cookbooks) by [Tabakova, Vesela]

One-Pot Cookbook: Family-Friendly Everyday Soup, Casserole, Slow Cooker and Skillet Recipes for Busy People on a Budget Vol 2: Dump Dinners and One-Pot Meals (Healthy Cooking and Cookbooks)




Yoyo Tricks in 7 Days: Impress your friends with these 120 coolest yoyo tricks by [Captain, Yoyo]

Yoyo Tricks in 7 Days: Impress your friends with these 120 coolest yoyo tricks





Be sure to sign up for my daily email list and never miss a post!  You can also follow me on Twitter, PinterestFacebook,and Bloglovin where I share my frugal list, gardening, recipes, Free Kindle books, and more!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Book Review: To Claim Her Heart by Jodie Wolfe

The links in this post may contain affiliate links.   When you order from something from one of my links I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you.  You can read my  full disclosure policy here. Thanks so much for helping support Vickie's Kitchen and Garden! 

To Claim Her Heart by [Wolfe, Jodie]


To Claim Her Heart by Jodie Wolfe


From Amazon:

In 1893, on the eve of the great race for land, Benjamin David prays for God to guide him to his 'Promised Land. Finding property and preaching to the lost are his only ways of honoring his deceased fiancĂ©e. He hasn't counted on Elmer (Elsie) Smith claiming the same plot and refusing to leave. Not only is she a burr in his side, but she is full of the homesteading know-how he is sadly lacking. 

Obtaining a claim in the Cherokee Strip Land Run is Elsie Smith's only hope for survival, and not just any plot, she has a specific one in mind. The land's not only a way to honor her pa and his life, but also to provide a livelihood for herself. She's willing to put in whatever it takes to get that piece of property, and Elsie s determined to keep it. 

Her bitterness is what protects her, and she has no intentions of allowing that preacher to lay claim to her land . . . or her heart. 


My Thoughts:


If you ever wonder where I am some days, I'm lost in the pages of good book like this one.  To Claim Her Heart had everything to keep me turning the pages, love, history, suspense, and action.  The descriptions had me feeling like was actually had stepped back into the 1800's.  It was such an exciting but dangerous time!  

As much as I would have loved to live then, I just can't imagine being a woman in the 1800's.  I think that's why Elsie spoke to me with her own sense of practical style and work ethic.  She was smart and knew how to get things done even if it was a man's job.  

God's love, patience, and forgiveness is in the midst of all the turmoil, making it a great fiction Christian historical read!  I loved it!  

I was given this book by the author.  I was not required to leave a positive review. 


Be sure to sign up for my daily email list and never miss a post!  You can also follow me on Twitter, PinterestFacebook,and Bloglovin where I share my frugal list, gardening, recipes, Free Kindle books, and more!

Free Kindle Books for Today 5/11/18!



The links in this post may contain affiliate links.   When you order from something from one of my links I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you.  You can read my  full disclosure policy here. Thanks so much for helping support Vickie's Kitchen and Garden! 

Free Kindle Books for today 5/11/18  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 Texas Brides Collection: 9 Romances from the Old West by [Franklin, Darlene, Mills, DiAnn, Mindrup, Darlene, Murray, Tamela Hancock, Sowell, Lynette, Ule, Michelle, Y'Barbo, Kathleen]

The Texas Brides Collection: 9 Romances from the Old West


First Crush by [Ludwig, Ashley]

First Crush



Ella Taylor by [McKenzie, Kara]

Ella Taylor

Budget Cookbook (3rd Edition): 103 Delicious & Easy Recipes That Will CUT Your Grocery Bill in Half (Feed 4 for Under $10 A Meal) by [Rogers, Olivia]

Budget Cookbook (3rd Edition): 103 Delicious & Easy Recipes That Will CUT Your Grocery Bill in Half (Feed 4 for Under $10 A Meal)



Hot Dog Cookbook by [Sommers, Laura]

Hot Dog Cookbook






Sweet Tales: The Adventures of Miss Jade and Britt the Kit by [Hyman, Laurie]

Sweet Tales: The Adventures of Miss Jade and Britt the Kit 



Be sure to sign up for my daily email list and never miss a post!  You can also follow me on Twitter, PinterestFacebook,and Bloglovin where I share my frugal list, gardening, recipes, Free Kindle books, and more!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Free Kindle Books for Today 5/10/18!

The links in this post may contain affiliate links.   When you order from something from one of my links I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you.  You can read my  full disclosure policy here. Thanks so much for helping support Vickie's Kitchen and Garden! 

Free Kindle Books for today 5/10/18  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 Inn at Ocean's Edge (A Sunset Cove Novel) by [Coble, Colleen]

The Inn at Ocean's Edge (A Sunset Cove Novel)



The Gift of Grace: A Frontier Love Novella by [Lessman, Julie]

The Gift of Grace: A Frontier Love Novella


Perennial Gardening: Easy To Follow Guide: Plant Once And Enjoy Your Plants, Flowers, Shrubbery and Vegetables Forever (Perennial Gardening Guide and Tips Herb and Shrubbery Perennial Plants Book 1) by [Hollister, Susan]

Perennial Gardening: Easy To Follow Guide: Plant Once And Enjoy Your Plants, Flowers, Shrubbery and Vegetables Forever (Perennial Gardening Guide and Tips Herb and Shrubbery Perennial Plants Book 1) 


Spring Gardening: Top-20 Quick-Growing Spring Vegetables by [Norton, Silas]

Spring Gardening: Top-20 Quick-Growing Spring Vegetables


Delicious Recipes in Jars for Holiday Gifts and Fun: DIY Mason Jar Recipes to Save You Money on Presents (Andrea Silver DIY Books Book 1) by [Silver, Andrea]

Delicious Recipes in Jars for Holiday Gifts and Fun: DIY Mason Jar Recipes to Save You Money on Presents (Andrea Silver DIY Books Book 1)


Books for Kids: Mother's Day with Snowman Paul (Rhyming Picture Book about Mother's Day and Earth Day), Beginner Readers, Bedtime stories. (Snowman Paul Book Series, vol. 9) by [Lapid, Yossi]

Books for Kids: Mother's Day with Snowman Paul (Rhyming Picture Book about Mother's Day and Earth Day), Beginner Readers, Bedtime stories. (Snowman Paul Book Series, vol. 9)




Be sure to sign up for my daily email list and never miss a post!  You can also follow me on Twitter, PinterestFacebook,and Bloglovin where I share my frugal list, gardening, recipes, Free Kindle books, and more!