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What I’ve Been Up To: July

by heather
New student orientation! And discovered a few more exciting options that I can go with my career. We found a place to live, then decided to consider more options, found an option that I think will be better for our family, although we weren't able to see this last option in person. (Btw, it doesn't really help that there is a housing shortage in the city where we will be moving. It makes me feel more grateful that we found a place.) I found a new job that I think will fit my needs, made it Read more [...]

Food Storage and Ex-Mormonism

by heather
Awhile ago someone asked me how I feel about food storage now that I'm an ex-Mormon. The short answer: food storage is a good idea, even if you are an ex-Mormon. The long answer: My views on food storage have changed a little, but I still think it is a good idea. I don't think that there will be a sudden massive end of the world, and if there is I don't think having food storage is going to save anyone. I never understood the mindset of collecting food storage for when 'the saints move back Read more [...]

I won 2 Brodie Awards!

by heather
The polls are in and I won a Brodie award for best LDS journey story and best recipe. Wahoo! Authenticity and food storage for the win! Thank you everyone who voted for me.   Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Wheatberry, Apple, and Cashew Salad with Orange Mustard Dressing

by heather
I adapted this recipe from one I found on I Dare You To Eat It. It made a great cold salad to go with our roasted broccoli and garlic potatoes, but it seems pretty versatile, I'm sure that you can serve it with a variety of meals. Wheatberries are a fast and easy way to add protein and fiber to your meal. If you've never made them before, you can find crockpot instructions here. (Don't worry they're super easy.) It will make 12 cups of wheatberries, which you can bag and freeze for when you are ready Read more [...]

New Year’s Resolutions

by heather
I decided I would post these publicly, because if I tell people about them, I will feel more of an obligation to be honest and do what I said I was going to do. Read 12 chapter books with Thing 1. And then have activities to go with them. Like watching the Harry Potter movies after reading each one. Find 12 books that interest Thing 2 and read them with him. He can read, but he's not super interested in the activity, I hope to change that. Potty train Cindy Lou Who. She has shown some sporadic Read more [...]

What I’ve Been Up To: December 2013

by heather
What I have been up to: We had a blizzard. One co-worker said that she has lived here for 22 years and she has never seen a snow storm like that in St George. And not only did we get a snow storm, but the snow stuck around for more than a week. (In fact we still have some in patches in our yard weeks later.) Totally weird for St. George. But the kids enjoyed snow fights and building snow men. I got my neighbor gifts AND my Christmas cards out before Christmas. Wahoo!  (Well, most of them.) Read more [...]

Weevils & How to Keep them Out of Your Food Storage

by heather
A few months ago I bought a few packages of pasta. A few weeks later I saw through the window of the package that there were weevils in them, so I threw the pasta out. I thought that was the end of it. Nope. This week I found them in a giant bag of white rice and a bag of white flour. I then spent a good part of my week opening packages in my pantry, dumping out the contents, searching for bugs, repackaging everything and wiping down my shelves with Lysol. I had the beginnings of a cold and Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Where to Start

by heather
This week with the government shutdown, I was reminded of how great food storage can be. There are people who are going without paychecks, there are moms and children who can't get help from WIC because the offices are closed, and I thought 'Wouldn't it be reassuring to have a little food set aside for unforeseen and uncomfortable circumstances?' I hope that people do, and if they don't I hope they have friends and neighbors to lean on. (Seriously, if you're in the St George area and you need help, Read more [...]

Food Storage as a Financial Investment

by heather
Recently I was reading in Food Storage for Clueless about the idea of food storage as an investment. I just loved the way that the authors, Clark & Kathryn Kidd, explained it and thought that it was an idea that was worth sharing. And just for the record, this is not just an investment plan for only those who are in love with food storage like myself and the Kidds. Investment guru, Andrew Tobias is quoted as saying "People who don't have time or interest to learn about investing can often make Read more [...]

Lessons from the flood

by heather
Sunday afternoon we had a pretty intense hail/rain storm. I heard that we got 2 1/2" of rain in 20 minutes, and then it kept raining. Apparently St George hasn't had a storm this bad in about a hundred years. We looked out the window at the river flowing past our backyard, were grateful that we had cut out early on our camping trip and continued with our Sunday routine. The next morning I started making a crockpot meal for a friend who was having a miscarriage. I needed a can of diced tomatoes, Read more [...]

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