Friday, March 24, 2017

Weekend Assignment: Do You Need This?

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Let's talk about Benadryl!

Did you know that liquid Benadryl works faster than the pill or tablet form?

Do you have any in your pantry?

That's your assignment for this weekend, check your Benadryl supply.  It's one of those things that if you need it you need it immediately!




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She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


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Thursday, March 23, 2017

So Long Winter Goals List, Hello Spring Goals List!

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You can find my winter 2016/2017 Goals List Here.

You will notice that some of the things on my spring goals list are carryovers from my winter goals list that didn’t get done.  Others on the winter goals list will get pushed back to later in the year during a less busy season.

Pantry
Can pinto beans
Can navy beans
Add to by shopping sales and loss leaders at grocery stores ... on going

Sewing/Crocheting/Handwork
Stitch up pillow cases and crochet edging on them (2 sets)
Complete 2 Christmas cross stitch pieces

Personal/Health
Complete 100 Day Challenge for learning about essential oils ... on going
Read 10 books

House
Continue to declutter and organize as time permits ... on going
Grandbabies
Send something in the mail to them once a month

Spiritual
Finish Life of Christ class at a biblical studies school

Finish Counseling course at the same biblical studies school

Continue 365 Days of Sharing on my other blog:  She Hath Done What She Could ...on going

Continue daily Bible studying and or reading ... ongoing

Continue teaching 10 -12 year olds Bible class on Sunday mornings ... ongoing

Teach 6 – 9 year olds Bible class on Wednesday nights ... ongoing

Continue personal card ministry ... ongoing

Start a special ‘princess’ class for girls ages 5 - 9 in our congregation based on the book of Esther.  This class will start the first part of June before summer officially begins.

Gardening
Plant and care for

Blogging
Conduct the second Working Pantry online class 

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Preparedness: The Second Disaster Preparedness Class


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After going through Hurricane Matthew I felt an overwhelming need to help others prepare for disaster type situations; the preparedness posts I’ve written and continue to write, the Hurricane Matthew posts I’ve written, the why prepare post I’ve written, the one month preparedness pantry posts and the disaster preparedness classes I teach are all for the sole purpose of helping others prepare.  And now it's time to start putting the word out about the next disaster preparedness class. Here are the details ...

Registration for the second Disaster Preparedness Class will begin April 1st!

The second disaster preparedness class is a repeat of the first one.

The class is an online class.

The class size is limited to 150 people.  When class size has been met, the class will be closed to new members.  No one will be allowed to join after that.

The class is scheduled to begin on May 1st or earlier if class size is reached sooner.  The class will last approximately 6 - 8 weeks.

I will post a link where you can request to join on April 1st.  No one will be allowed to join the class until that day.    Please do not be upset if you do not get immediate approval.  That doesn't mean you're not in the class, it just means that I haven't taken the time to do the approvals yet.  I will most likely do them in batches or maybe even weekly.

For the last class, we had numerous people wanting to join after the class had already started and were disappointed when they couldn't so I'm trying to give more time for word to get out this time.

Please only register for this class if you are serious about disaster preparedness and are willing to participate.  This is not a class for full time lurkers!

There is no cost for the class!

What did the members of the first class think?  Here's what some of them had to say (their comments are used with their permission) ....

It's amazing the amount of knowledge I gained from taking your class. Someone would comment on how they would handle the situation and it would be something I never thought of before. Seems like the class was just the right size too. thanks again.  Vicki

I really liked the class, gave me new insights on being prepared. Love reading everyone comments.  Coleen

I have loved the lessons, I think a smaller group allows us to interact with each other better than a larger group would. Now I have a list of things I need to do to prepare for most situations. Margaret

I loved the interaction and the fact that we were from different parts of the country / world. I got so many great ideas and things I would have never thought about. Took plenty of notes. I think you did a great job of setting up each day - I liked having the weekends off. (so to speak -from new things happening) The group seemed to really get in to it and try to figure out what works for them and where they stand on preparedness. Thanks for doing this.  Crystal

The class size was perfect. The subject matter was very thought provoking. Toni

I really enjoyed it a learned a lot from everyone. I also liked the pre class questions and discussions. This is a area that I need to work on. Thank you for taking the time to do this. I also liked the type of questions you asked. Lorie

I learned a lot from these classes and will continue to revisit my notes to ensure I am better prepared for any future events.  Sharlene

I want to Thank you for doing this class. It takes a lot of time and work. It is much appreciated. I think the class size was good. I think if it was any larger the discussion time would get complicated and hard to follow because of too many comments. I loved hearing from people from all over and various experiences. The questions were very thought provoking. Several I had to take my time to mull over in my mind. It did make me take A very serious look at my home pantry family and self. I did enjoy some of the light hearted answers. I enjoyed this time with these ladies and you and will miss it. I will look forward to your fall class. God bless you for taking this on. Bonnie

I found all the classes to be informative and thought provoking. Thoroughly enjoyed them and feel that I am much more prepared should some thing occur. Thanks for allowing me to participate. Deloris

I loved the class and the size was good. I feel like I got to know a few more ladies this way. I would be signing up for the next class for sure. I thought about many things and found things to implement. I feel I need to go back through the posts and take notes as going along I found things to implement but didn't write them all down.  Thank you very much!  Annabel

I really enjoyed this class. The class size was good. I've learned so much and hubby and son helped with what we would do. Christina

I really got a lot out of this and really appreciate you putting the class on. It really made me think and I learned many things from the whole group! I'm definitely in for the fall class!! Tami

Thank you for all the work you put into this. I think the class size was good.  This class has helped me to realize even more that I need to go through what we have and organize and get rid of what we don't use and prioritize what we have and what we need. Your check ins with for example batteries you had was so good. I had let our batteries go down and right after you asked a real good sale came on and I had the coupons. Now we have had the batteries we needed for the drill. I would like to get a check list of things we should have or look for at garage sales this summer that would help in a crisis situation. I am sure I'm not the only one sharing with others from the class so you aren't only reaching the people in the class but others as well. Be Blessed.  Lisa


I hope to see you in the next class!


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She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Ways of My Household ... 3/21/2017

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Happy First Day of Spring ... one day late!!!  I hope it is warm and pretty and that your yards are filled with spring flowers and plenty of spring color.

(flowering quince in the photo)

Before we get into this week's 'the ways of my household' post here's a little FYI kind of information for you ... Beginning this week I’m going to pull the pantry filling part of this post out and go back to giving it it’s own post again.  Look for the first Pantry Challenge post of 2017 later this week.

Frugal is as frugal does, so let's see how we did last week ...


We lowered our cell phone bill by $70/month starting in April.  This is a savings of $630 for the rest of the year.   We’ll take it!

Downloaded 4 free patterns for 18 inch dolls over at Pixie Faire!  Thank you to the lovely person who told me about this site.  I’m sorry I don’t remember who it was!   



(yellow bells or forysthia in photo)

My husband needed new dress pants. Belks had a sale buy one get two free, so we purchased 3 pairs for the price of one.  Savings:  $160

We are enjoying fresh eggs from our chickens on a daily basis.

I finished an afghan, a doll blanket and a doll quilt.  I have no idea how to value price these items so I’m going to guess and say $125 after cost of supplies were taken out.  You can see pictures of them HERE.  

We ate leftovers for several meals last week.  Waste not, want not!

Not working outside my home … Saved $100

(hydrangea waking up after it's winter nap in the photo)

Thus far this year my Vicky Challenge Savings  savings/earnings have been $5920.35, add this week’s amount ($1015) and the total for 2017 thus far comes to $6935.35.


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She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


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Monday, March 20, 2017

The Best Books ... Learning About Essential Oils in 100 Days

I'm on day 18 of my 100 day challenge of learning about essential oils and am learning so much.  I have read lots of things online as well as looked at several books.  I can usually tell by thumbing through a book if it is a good fit for my style of learning.  I'm not into anything really technical and deep but I do want something that gets to the point and tells me about essential oils.  I have found that in the following two books ...

Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic use of Essential Oils (8th edition)



The Essential Life - 3rd edition



They give you the oil and some possible uses, including medical, for each.  They also give you ailments and some oils that might be able to help.

These two books suit my learning style perfectly and have become my go-to resources for essential oil information.

Do you have any go-to resources for learning about essential oils?

Patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


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