Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy New Year

I can't believe that it's a new year?! 2015 went by really fast. I hope this year doesn't fly by as fast. This year instead of focusing on goals that may eventually fizz out, I wanted to focus on a word that would help me to accomplish the things I want to in this new year.

My word is DEDICATION.

More dedication to my family.
More dedication to my scripture study.
More dedication to my temple attendance.
More dedication to my Etsy shop.
More dedication to my essential oil business.

I think that by thinking of a word you are more inclined to tackle things, to accomplish more. I think a list can be daunting. We tend to add too many things on a list that we seem to lose track and interest.

So I challenge you, what is your word for the year?


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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Recipe: Cornbread

It's September and that means the weather is starting to cool down, well at least in most of the country, Arizona seems to have a delay until about mid-November. But with cooler weather that means yummy fall flavored soups that we can make. And you know what goes well with those yummy soups? CORNBREAD! mmm . . . I love a hot cornbread muffin straight out of the oven with melted butter and honey drizzled all over it!


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Friday, September 4, 2015

Recipe: Skillet Enchiladas

So the other night I wanted a quick and easy Mexican dish for dinner. Looking in my pantry and fridge I had all the ingredients to make Chilekiles, aka Skillet Enchiladas. So I will share with you this super easy dish. Seriously it takes like 15 mins!

First this is what you will need.

only 3 ingredients!


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Monday, August 31, 2015

Meal Planning and Prep

Some of you have been asking me about my meal planning and prep secrets. To be real honest I really don't have any. But I will share with you what I have been doing.




First you want to find meals that are simple and have similar ingredients, this cut down on how much you'll be spending. Write them down, I usually plan meals for 4 days each week and leave one day for leftovers.


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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Halloween/ Fall Round-ups

I know school just started, but as I'm walking through the stores, Halloween is now jumping out at me! Say What!!? Pretty soon the temps will drop and it will be cooler. Yea for cooler weather! I'm melting out here in AZ and can't wait for the lower temps.

I thought that I would do a little round up of ideas to get your juices flowing for Halloween and Fall.

Here are just a few:


Specimen Jar
 
Fall Table Scape {Dandelion House}
 
Spooky Wreath {Just a Girl Blog}
 
Front Porch display {Midwest Living}

Halloween Candle Mason Jars {Jedi Craft Girl}

 
To find more ideas you can follow my Halloween/Fall Pinterest board.


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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Be Prepared - August: Veggies

Hey friends! Wow, I can't believe how fast this summer went and school is back in session! We are also halfway through August! WHAT?!

Well, I wanted to touch base with you all and see how you're doing on your Food Storage/ Emergency Preparedness so far.

Re-cap:
January - Milk, Cheese and Eggs
February - Grains
March - Fats and Oils
April - Garden Seeds
May - Water
June - Sugar in all its forms ex: jams and honey
July - fruit

Cash Stash: $160 up to date

You can print out each month HERE.

This month we are to be collecting veggies. One of my favorite things about prepping my food storage is canning! I don't do it often but when I do I really enjoy it. My MIL has taught me a lot. I actually just taught a good friend how to can. She came over and we canned fresh jalapenos from the garden. We had an awesome stash when we were done! Not too mention they are SUPER TASTY and HOT HOT HOT!!


If you don't know how to can it's very simple. You will need a water bath pot and accessories.

You can get one through Amazon or from Emergency Essentials.

Mason jars you can get just about anywhere, from small jelly jars to the quart size mason jars you see all over Pinterest. haha!

Pictured above I used pint and 1/2 pint jars to can the jalapenos.

If you don't want to can that fine too, you can collect canned items from the grocery store. Be sure to be on the look out for good deals on canned items. I know my local grocery store will have a Mega sale on canned goods and that is when you would want to stock up.

Remember collect what your family will eat and not just because "it's on sale". Think about what your family eats on a daily bases and go from there. Be creative.


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Monday, June 1, 2015

Be Prepared: June - Sugar

This month we will be collecting sugar in all it's forms; from white granulated sugar to jams and honey. Sugar is most definitely a staple to have in your food storage. You need it for baking, preserving and flavor.

You're probably asking: How much sugar should I have in food storage for my family? Well I have an answer for you. I found a calculator to help me figure out how much I need for my family of 5. It has you enter the number of family members ages 7+ and ages 0-6. This is what I got.


Or course you would need to adjust this as your family grows. You should always be updating the amount of food you have stored for your family to make sure you have enough.

How to store white granulated sugar



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