Monday, March 29, 2010
Jesus was crusified.
HE suffered, died
and was buried.
On the third day HE rose again from the dead
HE ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the father!
HE will come again in Glory to judge the living and the dead!
HIS kingdom will have no end!
See ya after Easter!
Peace and Blessings,
Friday, March 26, 2010
Well Week 3 was by far my best week!
I only spent $30.00 at Safeway!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I still need to clear out my other raised bed to plant my onions and lettuces.
Hubby still needs to build my berry bed so I can transplant some of my berry bushes and plants!
My main bed will be home to flowers,beans,peas, and my root crops.
In large patio containers I will plant tomatoes,peppers,herbs and potatoes!
I will buy my pepper and tomato starts in May sometime!
Well the weather has been just delightful today! Warm and sunny at the same time! 70
Perfect time to put on the gardening gloves and clean out the raised beds along the back fence.
Yesterday I decided to get some cool weather plant starts ie:
Monday, March 22, 2010
Select Seeds...I used pre-seeded stripes!
It was easy for the kids get even coverage~
You will need a clear plastic shoe box bin.
Add 3 inches of starter soil mix in bottom.
Add rows of seed stripes to cover soil.
Cover seed stripes with about 1/4 inch of starter mix
Dampen soil but not soak.
Place lid on plastic box but do not fasten...it needs air. (or use plastic wrap if the lid is lost)
Place in a sunny window or in my case place on my pot rack...I have grow lights in 2 of my kitchen can lights. $3.00 each at Walmart!
These are the pre-seeded paper stripes~
The kids and I also started some basil about a month ago and its doing really well!
Friday, March 19, 2010
Peace and Love,
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Peace and Love,
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Today for breakfast the kids and I had Steel Cut Irish Oats topped with cinnamon, real maple syrup and a splash of vanilla soy. I wanted to cook up something Irish since our traditional corn beef and cabbage dinner with all the fixins will have to wait one more day! :( (Hubby won't be here for dinner tonight).
This morning the kids and I also had a smoothie: Frozen strawberries,banana,unsweetened yogurt, honey,ground golden flax, wheat germ and vanilla soy milk. (with the help of Jackie)
I then baked up some yummy Whole Food Blueberry Muffins! (with the help of Olivia)
My house smells like a bakery today!
Tomorrow it will smell like cooking cabbage.....stinky but oh so yummy! LOL
I also have a loaf of whole wheat bread going in my bread machine!
Go over and read what others are doing or decide to join in!
Make this your best year ever.....one month,one step at a time!
Read here to see what other things I have done since January to find balance.
For March my goal is to keep out of the grocery store and use the food I have in my freezers and on my Costso shelves. Make meals from what I have.
So here is the update for week 2~
- Walmart $40.00 (cheese sticks and frozen food like potpies, tater tots and fish sticks)
- Safeway $105.96 (fresh fruits and veggies)
So a total of $145.96 for week 2.
A great improvement from my first week!
Peace and Love In Christ,
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
So without knowing the price I still decided to buy it!
The cost ended up being under $20.00!
Added bonus feature of the doll...
Hair that smells of vanilla....I'm not sure why? The box did not say anything about it.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Brother lovingly said, yes! Thou brother is only 10 he knows the importance of reading and enjoys sharing time with his sister making memories with her that will last a lifetime~
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
OK here goes......
I have a hard time staying on track or budget when it comes to the grocery store!
My goal this month was to
For instance the 2 large turkeys I got on sale at Thanksgiving......the Ham and Prime Rib that was on sale at Christmas. I wanted to use up all the 1/2 bags of nuts and frozen veggies I stored up for the winter.....kind of like a squirrel~LOL
Am I the only one out there that does that?
I was striveing to eat up all the food from my freezers. Like the lone burrito and hot pocket that made its way to the back of the cooler making way for the Costco lot~
At my house the last few snack foods get striped of there box and tucked into the nooks and crannies. I vow not to forget them but some how months pass and well you know......
Now for my confession. I only made it 6 days into my goal and then blew it BIG time!
I did not feel the need to go to the store but, was needing a few ingredients to make Cheesey Chicken Enchilladas Verde and all the trimmings of a Mexican style dinner, for 2 families, I told I would bring dinner this week.
One of my church friends just had her 7th baby and another friend (from MOPS) was grieving a miscarrage and I wanted to honor both by bringing them dinner.
So on Sunday March 7, 2010 I set out for Winco (I rearly shop there because you must bag your own stuff.)
My hubby says, Winco has the best prices and prefers I shop there! I prayed as I entered the store....knowing I would have to report back if I blew it......and even that was not enough to keep me from blowing it BIG time!
Did I tell you that I'm a book hound? and that Winco has a really sweet Christian book rack?
Did I tell you that they have a really large bulk food area.....with whole grains and herbs?
Did I tell you that they have herb seed packets I never saw any place else? And they even had the starter mix I was needing to start my lettuce up on my pot rack in my kitchen?
Here is the break down (pun intended)
Winco Total $274.15
Of that I only needed to spend $49.06 on the things needed for the dinners I planed to make.
Money I spent on non-food wants was $56.60.
That leaves $168.49 spent on food that I will eat but did not need right now.
It gets worse.....I forgot to buy kitchen trash bags and I wanted to use up some nuts and unsweetened coconut....I planned to make some magic bars....but I needed some sweetened condenced milk, so off I went to Safeway! I ended up spending a total of $39.57 at Safeway.
Yesterday since I was already across town to take dinner to my church friend, I decided to stop in at Costco! The plan was to get some more of my Organic Vanilla Soy Silk,a large jug of salsa and some lunch at the snack bar for the kiddos.
I ended up spending $91.37 at Costco.
Of which $43.96 was on non-food want items.
$15.80 was spent on food I needed and some jugs of milk.
So that leaves $31.61 spent on food we will eat but did not need!
I do just fine if I don't set foot in the store. I'm always temped by the non-food wants the grocery stores carry.
Though it seems I blew my goal BIG time I will still give my no shopping for food goal a go!
It is only March 9 and I have enough food to last me for quit a while.....I will use what I have.
I will not give up just because I blew it.
It did feel good to use up all the 1/2 bags of this and that in the first week...before I went on my willy nilly spending spree!
Well, keep me in your prayers as I continue on my journey this month!
I will dig in my freezer to see if I have a cornbeef for St. Patrick's Day coming up.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
I printed the color sheets of the stations of the cross over at The Cathiloc Icing.
I pray everyone is have a safe and healthy weekend.
Well I'm off to bed with my book and a bit of hot tea!
PS I have not shopped for any food this week....hubby did pick up 3 loaves of bread and a carton of eggs....my chickens have not been laying yet this spring (I don't have a light in the coop).
I have also been doing some deep spring cleaning.....and a bit of purging (9 large bags total so far). We dropped the bags off tonight after church! Boy it feels so good! I even found a few pair of shoes I forgot I had! God is good....I was praying for some "new" shoes. LOL