Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Catching up on check it out 10/14

There has been lots of good things going on in blogland lately. Here are a few that are worth checking out:

*Check out 100% Cottam's cute idea on growing lollipops.
*320 Sycamore has several great ideas on a great inexpensive gift, super cute ways to change something ugly into something chic with a can of spray paint.
*Check out some of Cherry's fun vintage inspired Halloween decor.
*Go see what cobblestone farms clever way to repurpose a headboard and footboard, so cute!
*I am loving these Halloween plates from design mom.
*Check out Harrington's house dish wall display, ps how cute is her chandelier?
*I am so anxious to try trachelle's bread machine recipe using a kitchen aid.
*I also can't wait to try decorating a cake with powedered sugar using these stencils.
*how cute are these clipboard's from jane's apron?
*I've thought about doing something similar to this desk to my desk but using scrapbook paper and modge podge.
*Joys of Home has several cute ideas, check them out here, here and here
*When I have kids old enough to help out with chores I am going to make this.
*Love this tray makeover from the happy homebody.
*You have got to check out the lettered cottage. I absolutely love her style! This hutch makeover will give me inspiration for mine.
*How simple and cute is this pumpkin?
*Check out these cheap halloween decor ideas from the thrifty decor chick.
*Oh how I want this lady's craft room! Plus I've seen jersey's turned into quilts but this one just looks really cool.
*I want to make this clock.

I know this was quite a link fest but I was just blown away by all the creativity. Now I just need to buckle down and do some creating myself.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Grocery Deals 10/8-10/14

Lins is having their case lot sale going on again this week. Its a great time to stock up on food storage items. Check Albertsons for some freebies. Sorry I missed last week but I hope you got some of the great deals that were going on last week.


-strawberries 1.88/lb
-salad 3 for $5
-progresso soup 10 for $10
* get some coupons here and here (soup is an October food storage item and progresso soup is great for 72 hour kits)
-Claim jumper frozen entrees
*they are actually decent for frozen food
-Green giant steameres vegetables $.99
*get coupons here and here (they are $1.00 coupons so the frozen veggies are free!)
-Nestle, Mars,Hersheys etc. candy bar bags 3 for $5
*get coupons here
-Crest toothpaste 6.4 oz 10 for $10
-Johnsonville sausage $2.99

-Gallon milk $2.19
-red bell peppers $.79/lb
-case lot sale! Check your ad for great food storage items

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Food Storage for October

Food Storage Month by Month

“For years we have been counseled to have on hand a year's supply of food. Yet there are some today who will not start storing until the Church comes out with a detailed monthly home storage program. Now, suppose that never happens. We still cannot say we have not been warned.”-Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p.265

Basic Storage:
· Flour and wheat 65 lbs per person
· Oil 4 qts per person
· Salt 3 lbs per person

Expanded Storage:
· Canned soups and soup mixes

Nonperishable item:
· Flashlight and batteries

I will usually look around and tell you where the cheapest places are to buy the items but I have not had time the past few months so hopefully I'll be able to get around to that this month. I will also try and post some recipes soon. Hopefully you were able to stock up on the soups that were on sale last month! Also this is what I like to do and maybe it will work for you too on the basic items I will get them at the cannery if they are available ( looking at this months items, you can't get salt or oil). I like to go to the cannery 3 times a year (Jan, May, and Sept.),rather than go every month. Also just a reminder this is a lot of food to store so if you don't have the money or space to store the food buy what you can. I only have enough room to store a 3 month supply of food for 3. So, I just divide the amounts by 4 to get my 3 month supply. (i.e flour and wheat 16lbs per person, oil 1 qt per person, salt 1 lb per person) Hopefully that made sense.
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