Frugal Accomplishments ~ Week(s) Ending 15 July 2018

Hello, hello! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve had some time away due to the children’s schedules and focusing on some offline projects, so I haven’t given much priority to Ye Olde Blogge. 😉 I have been making sure to read Brandy’s Frugal Accomplishments posts each week, and the comments on them – I sure do love seeing that post appear on my feed each week! I’m finally ready to do up a bit of a post myself again; I’m sure I’ve forgotten some things, but perhaps not. Maybe it’s just a matter of not doing much other than what was right in front of me the past few weeks. My daughter was away for a month for visitation and my husband was away for a training for several weeks, so my son and I just went about our days and let things lie, nice and quiet. There’s a lot to be said for staying home and reading a book when it comes to frugal living! Continue reading

Habits Create Preparedness – Exciting News!

Y’all, I am over the moon with excitement! Remember me mentioning that I had four articles accepted by a new client? She posted the first of the batch to her site today. SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Head on over and check out my article, “18 Simple Habits That Create a Preparedness Mindset”, on Daisy Luther’s The Organic Prepper website. Then you can come back and happy dance with me. (Yes, I am totally doing the Carlton dance. WOOT!)

Last Frugal Accomplishments of 2017

Each week Brandy at The Prudent Homemaker shares her frugal accomplishments from the previous week. I’m pretty excited to be finishing out the list of 2017 frugal accomplishments with a bang. Even with family in town for the holidays, we were able to find some deals and do some frugal things. Here’s how things went for our last week of the year:

  • Used homemade dishwasher soap
  • Used passive solar to heat rooms while sun was up; blinds and curtains to keep heat in when sun went down
  • Kept using our wool blanket and flannel sheets (though now it’s a bit warm for them when we go to bed – eek!)
  • Received $0.82 back as a prorate for Great Courses Plus for December (because I prepaid for the coming year)
  • Planned out Continue reading

National Preparedness Month 2017

Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month? While this is a vital topic year round, each September sees resources being shared for families, congregations, schools, government organizations, and businesses to become better prepared. With fall on its way, this is the time of year to start readying ourselves for potential events that arrive as winter sweeps into the Northern Hemisphere. This year these matters are particularly on our minds, thanks to the devastating effects of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

If you would like to become better prepared, you can click on thru to the website (via the image to the right). There you’ll find a wealth of information from the United States’ Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – whether you are looking to get started because of what you’re seeing in the news this month; or because of a change in your life, such as becoming a caregiver to a child or elderly family member; or if you just think it’s time to review things at your business or place of worship and see where you can improve.

Additionally, Continue reading

Knitting and Reading ~ 24 January 2017

Joining Keep Calm Craft On at Frontier Dreams and Yarn Along at Small Things this week with my Knúsa shawl (now 47% complete – yes, I am actually figuring that up each time I complete a few rows!). The book, Heat & Light, was recommended by a friend and is a library request I’ll start reading tonight. On my Kindle, I’m still working my way through Give Your Child the World; I’ve been focusing on reading print books borrowed from my folks and the library over the past few days in order to clear out my library basket, so that one has sat by the wayside a bit.

What are you crafting and reading this week?