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Food Storage Friday: Top 10 Food Storage Tips

by heather
Recently a friend asked me to put together my top 10 food storage tips in a handout to share at a local emergency preparedness fair that she was involved in. Here they are: Food Storage Tips (The first three are the most important for successfully using your food storage.) The very best food storage recipes are the ones that your family is comfortable and familiar with. Get a binder and start collecting food storage recipes that your family is actually willing to eat. It doesn’t have to Read more [...]

Everyday Home Storage

by heather
As I have mentioned before I'm a Mormon, and we Mormon's have a magazine called the Ensign. The primary purpose of the Ensign is to strengthen our testimonies of  Jesus Christ and the gospel. However, sometimes there are articles that make me want to shout "Yes! This is for everybody." Not that the gospel is not for everybody. It is for everybody who is willing to accept it. Things that are just good advise. This was one of those articles. The author Emily Jamison, and her husband decided that Read more [...]

Preparedness Wednesday: December in Review

by heather
Oops! Took the kids to the pediatrician this morning and had this set to publish automatically before I finished it. For those of you just tuning in, every week of 2011 I tried to do something to get my house in order (fix things, get out of debt, etc.) and purchase something to add to my emergency supply. If you are interested in following deals as I find them I post them on my public facebook profile.Doing:Installed a coat hook rack in my entry way. *Hopefully* this will make finding coats Read more [...]

Preparedness Wednesday: November in Review

by heather
October was a crap shoot: newborn with pretty bad reflux, 4 surgeries, a root canal, Halloween, ring-around-the-rosie with the insurance company over my baby's medication and a few more curve balls that life had for me, meant that I didn't accomplish any of my preparedness goals. But I did better in November.Doing:Bought a second shoe rack (this one for my closet), so the area by the backdoor could feasibly be a little more organizedAttended a meeting where mom's shared ideas about how they manage Read more [...]

Preparedness Wednesday: September in Review

by heather
For those of you just tuning in, every week I try to do something to get my house in order (fix things, get out of debt, etc) and purchase something to add to my emergency supply. If you want to follow my deals as I find them, I post them on my public facebook profile. For those of you who have been reading for awhile you know that I have an adorable new baby with reflux. The upshot is that I am no where near as productive as usual, so there was a lack of getting things in order this past month. Read more [...]

Homemade Salsa Revisited

by heather
You may have noticed that my posts have been a little more sporadic lately. I'm still here, still buying and using food storage, still trying to do my small part to make the world a better place. Having a third child has sucked away all of my free time, even if she is my easiest baby yet. And in addition to sucking away my time and energy, she has also sucked away all of my pregnancy weight, so it's not all bad. So believe me I still have plenty more to say, I just don't have as much time to do Read more [...]

Preparedness Wednesday: August in Review

by heather
I didn't quite make my typical preparedness goals, but I feel entirely justified because it was over 100 degrees here every single day of the past month and I had a baby. I'm amazed I got anything done .Doing:Had the air conditioning fixed, which should dramatically reduce our next power bill Made 4 digital photo books (I think this falls under getting things organized) Experimented numerous times with my sun oven Harvested onions and peppers from my garden, then planted seeds for our winter garden Emergency Read more [...]

Green Chiles

by heather
So last week, a few hours after delivering Miss Cindy Lou-Who, I got online to order a Bountiful Basket (which btw was an awesome basket). One of the extras they had available was a 30 lb bag of Hatch green chiles. I love green chiles and my in-laws really love green chiles so I thought I would split a bag with them. My husband got up early Saturday morning to fetch our produce and I mumbled  "Don't forget our 30 lb bag of green chiles". He thought I said 3 lb bag of green chiles because there is Read more [...]

Thoughts on LDS Doctrine & Vegetarianism

by heather
 Last week I wrote a post with a vegetarian recipe and some good reasons to consider becoming a vegetarian, or at least eating less meat. Anna commented that she and her husband have been considering the change because of what is said in the Word of Wisdom. This is something that I have been thinking about, but not saying. For those of my readers who are not LDS, the Word of Wisdom is a name given to some guidelines given to us in the scriptures that we believe will increase and preserve our Read more [...]

Preparedness Wednesday: July in Review

by heather
For those of you just tuning in, every week I try to do something to get my house in order (fix things, get out of debt, etc) and purchase something to add to my emergency supply. If you want to follow my deals as I find them. I post them on my public facebook profile as I find them if you are interested.Doing: Had the yard done. It looks soooo much better. It makes me happy.Bought a sun oven. Actually my husband bought this for my birthday. For all of the sun that we get here in St George, Read more [...]

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