Saturday, February 22, 2020

My Grocery Shopping Deal of the Week (growing my own groceries)!



My grocery shopping deal of the week was seeds!  These seeds will make groceries, so this is my fantastic deal of the week.  I'm going to work hard as I can to make my garden a success as always and when I can gather up seeds at this price I do.   

Menard's had these seeds for .10 a pack (still on sale Saturday).  All of these packs were Heirloom seeds, which is very important. These are seeds I can save and replant again.  The GMO seeds you can not, they will not grow again.  

So, I went in and gathered up carrot, pepper, lettuce, mustard, marigolds (we need great flowers for bees), cucumbers, tomatoes, and broccoli seeds.   The cashier couldn't believe I bought all these seeds but I think I should have bought more!  I guess I'm a seed hoarder.  

Why do I feel the urgency to gather seeds?   Well, last year with the flood, we had to plant twice and in some instances I planted rows very late while we waited to dry out.  I really took a chance there would be a later frost. If I have to do this again, I have my seeds for a cheaper price. If  my crops fail I've only lost a little bit.  Plus I have more in my seed library to plant for next year.

Here is to a bigger better garden and lower grocery bills!  


Are you growing a garden  this year to help combat the rising price of groceries in your area?


(thanks Vicky for letting me know about the sale)

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Free Kindle Books for Today 2/22/20

Free Kindle Books for today 2/22/20!  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 app
The Last Rose Pearl: A Low Country Love Story (Low Country Love Stories Book 1) by [Walton, Grace]

The Last Rose Pearl: A Low Country Love Story (Low Country Love Stories Book 1)


A Warrior's Legacy (The Warrior Kind Book 3) by [Stanton III, Guy]

A Warrior's Legacy (The Warrior Kind Book 3)


A Warrior's Redemption: Christian Fantasy (The Warrior Kind Book 1) by [Stanton III, Guy]

A Warrior's Redemption: Christian Fantasy (The Warrior Kind Book 1) 


Baking Without Bothering: Breakfast Delights: Pancakes, Waffles, French Toast and More! by [Wizenfeld, Rachel]



Farmer Cookbook: Delicious Food Straight from Your Farm by [Boundy, Anthony]


Dinner for Two: Appetizers, Main Courses and Desserts by [Hall, Lynn]

Dinner for Two: Appetizers, Main Courses and Desserts


Gardening Tips For All Seasons - 4 In 1 Bundle: The Food Growers Top Jobs For The Autumn, Winter, Spring And Summer Planting Seasons (Seasonal Garden Jobs Book 5) by [Paris, James]


The Winter Comes: Teach Your Children Friendship And Kindness (Riverboat Series Chapter Books Book 5) by [Blum, Ingo]

The Winter Comes: Teach Your Children Friendship And Kindness (Riverboat Series Chapter Books Book 5)


Also Free:  
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Friday, February 21, 2020

Free Kindle Books for Today and a Great Deal 2/21/20!

Free Kindle Books for today 2/21/20!  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 app


First Wave (Northwest Counter-Terrorism Taskforce Book 1) by [Phillips, Lisa]

First Wave (Northwest Counter-Terrorism Taskforce Book 1)


Charlotte of South Manitou Island (Great Lakes Romances Book 4) by [Winters, Donna]

Charlotte of South Manitou Island (Great Lakes Romances Book 4)

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

Quilting 101 Basics: Patchwork and Quilting Techniques for Beginners 

Camping Cookbook 4 in 1 Book Set  - Grilling Recipes (Vol. 1); Foil Packet Recipes (Vol. 2); Dutch Oven Recipes (Vol. 3) and: Camping Cookbook: Fun, Quick & Easy Campfire and Grilling Recipes (Vol 4) by [Davidson, Louise]

Camping Cookbook 4 in 1 Book Set - Grilling Recipes (Vol. 1); Foil Packet Recipes (Vol. 2); Dutch Oven Recipes (Vol. 3) and: Camping Cookbook: Fun, Quick & Easy Campfire and Grilling Recipes (Vol 4)

Shipwrecked Six Pack – Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver’s Travels, The Swiss Family Robinson, The Coral Island, Treasure Island and The Blue Lagoon (Illustrated) (Six Pack Classics Book 2) by [Ballantyne, R. M., Defoe, Daniel, Stacpoole, Henry De Vere, Stevenson, Robert Louis, Swift, Jonathan, Wyss, Johann David]

Shipwrecked Six Pack – Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver’s Travels, The Swiss Family Robinson, The Coral Island, Treasure Island and The Blue Lagoon (Illustrated) (Six Pack Classics Book 2)


Dragon's Breath: (Children Books About Dragon, picture, preschool, ages 3 5, kids books) (Emotions & Feelings Book 1) by [Gordon, Michael]

Dragon's Breath: (Children Books About Dragon, picture, preschool, ages 3 5, kids books) (Emotions & Feelings Book 1) 


A great deal!  

Weaving on a Little Loom by [Daly, Fiona]

Weaving on a Little Loom - Just $1.99!  


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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Book Review: The Land Beneath Us (Sunrise at Normandy Book #3) by Sarah Sundin

The Land Beneath Us (Sunrise at Normandy Book #3) by [Sundin, Sarah]

The Land Beneath Us (Sunrise at Normandy Book #3) by Sarah Sundin


In 1943, Private Clay Paxton trains hard with the US Army Rangers at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, determined to do his best in the upcoming Allied invasion of France. With his future stolen by his brothers' betrayal, Clay has only one thing to live for--fulfilling the recurring dream of his death.

Leah Jones works as a librarian at Camp Forrest, longing to rise above her orphanage upbringing and belong to the community, even as she uses her spare time to search for her real family--the baby sisters she was separated from so long ago.

After Clay saves Leah's life from a brutal attack, he saves her virtue with a marriage of convenience. When he ships out to train in England for D-day, their letters bind them together over the distance. But can a love strong enough to overcome death grow between them before Clay's recurring dream comes true?


My thoughts:

The well researched history was enough to capture my attention and keep me turning the pages, but the romance, love, faith, forgiveness, and mystery is what put The Land Beneath Us over the top for me.  

The story that was focused on the tragedies that happened in both Clay and Leah's lives and at times I wondered how they could possibly overcome them.  In all their circumstances, God was there through it all.  It's not many instances that I pick two favorite characters, but both Clay and Leah spoke to my heart.   

For history buffs: You'll find yourself on the shores of Normandy and the surrounding country side with descriptions that make you feel your right in the action.  There were a few things that I did not know that were quite interesting.  It's a tough and sad battle, one that we should never forget.

A great great read! 



This book was sent to me by Revell.  This is my honest opinion.  

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Free Kindle Books for Today 2/20/20!

Free Kindle Books for today 2/20/20!  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 app

Jane by the Book by [Basham, Pepper]

Jane by the Book 


Shipwrecked by [Kuhnke, Jean L.]

Shipwrecked



A Sweet Life in Homemaking: A Decade of Thrift, Frugality, and Homemaking by [Singh, Kate]

A Sweet Life in Homemaking: A Decade of Thrift, Frugality, and Homemaking


Oh-So-Easy Baby Blankets For Every Month of the Year: 12 Crochet Patterns (Tiger Road Crafts Book 29) by [Cousins, Tara]

Oh-So-Easy Baby Blankets For Every Month of the Year: 12 Crochet Patterns (Tiger Road Crafts Book 29)


50 Superfoods Green Smoothie Recipes - 50 Nutritious, Healthy and Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes by [Fallon, Rebecca]


50 Superfoods Green Smoothie Recipes - 50 Nutritious, Healthy and Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes 


One Pot Budget Cookbook: 110+ One Pot Meals, Dump Dinners Recipes, Quick & Easy Cooking Recipes, Antioxidants & Phytochemicals: Soups Stews and Chilis, ... Pot recipes-One Pot Budget Cookbook Book 7) by [Orwell, Don]

One Pot Budget Cookbook: 110+ One Pot Meals, Dump Dinners Recipes, Quick & Easy Cooking Recipes, Antioxidants & Phytochemicals: Soups Stews and Chilis, ... Pot recipes-One Pot Budget Cookbook Book 7)



Greyson Gray: Camp Legend (Clean Action Adventure Series for Kids Age 9-12) (The Greyson Gray Series Book 1) by [Tweedt, B.C.]

Greyson Gray: Camp Legend (Clean Action Adventure Series for Kids Age 9-12) (The Greyson Gray Series Book 1)


Just a heads up:

Menards has seed packets for .10 this week!   Time to get ready for gardening season!  -Thanks Vicky S.  for sharing! 





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