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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Simple Saturdays Blog Link Party


Welcome back to another week of the Simple Saturdays Blog Hop! We can not wait to see what you have been up to! 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cleaning Your Keurig

Cleaning your Keurig brewer is important. Not only do you need to occasionally clean to kill bacteria in your coffee maker, but I believe it is the key to making brewers last longer. Ours is almost five years old now.

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If you have a small space but want a Keurig brewer, these minis are great. I store my pods in a glass jar on the counter.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Stock Up Alert - Vanilla Bean Shortage

Stock Up Alert - Vanilla Bean Shortage!! Get ready to start paying a whole lot more for vanilla. 

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Due to a vanilla bean shortage in Madagascar, vanilla prices have been skyrocketing.  According to CBS News:
Seventy-nine percent of the world’s vanilla fields are in Madagascar. A shortage there has helped drive up the cost of vanilla beans from about $11 per pound in 2011 to $193 by the end of 2016.

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via CBS
So if you bake or use vanilla stock up now before prices rise even more. Vanilla lasts a long time to I always keep an extra bottle or too in my deep pantry. How to stock the pantry on a budget.

Stock Up Tip To Save Money On Vanilla!!

But here is a tip on how I just bought two bottles at the old price. Be on the look out at your grocery store in the vanilla section. It looks like the newer shipments reflected the new high price for vanilla, but their were older stock of the organic vanilla, even better, at 3.99 a bottle. I bought two.

The newer shipments of vanilla the same price were triple that and already $22 for a large bottle. So keep your eyes peeled and stock up on vanilla now. This is why I really believe in food storage. You are not panicked because you already have stocked up at the lower prices.

Check out my 50 Best Frugal Tips for Saving Money

Simple Saturday Blog Link Party 2/18


Welcome back to another week of the Simple Saturdays Blog Hop! We can not wait to see what you have been up to! 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Frugal Cheesy Noodle Mac and Valentine Decor

A favorite frugal meal idea. Cheesy noodle mac is a great make ahead meal and works great as a freezer meal idea.

Come by for a recipe, some Valentine's day decor and a visit from Tugg and Luna.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Simple Saturdays Blog Link Party - 2/11


Welcome back to another week of the Simple Saturdays Blog Hop! We can not wait to see what you have been up to! 

This blog hop is brought to you by a group of co-hosts committed to the simple ways of life and learning to be more self reliant.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to do more for ourselves in our homes and on our land. This is all about building community, learning new skills and growing more self-sufficient!

This Blog Hop is being hosted by:

What Can I Post?

Anything and everything related to a more simple way of life or self reliance....
Homesteading, prepping, gardening, cooking/recipes/food, livestock of all varieties, off-grid, natural living, wellness/wholeness and healthcare, herbal, DIY and MYO.

**Please note: By linking to this Blog Hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include 1 photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way. **

Congratulations to our Featured Bloggers!

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Simply Stacie - Homemade Orange Extract
Country Living in a Cariboo Valley - How to Build a Greenhouse For Under $200
Simply Stacie - Italian Herb Soup

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

How To Store Cookie Cutters

If you are like me and have amassed loads of cookie cutters, here are some ideas on how to store cookie cutters. So far mine are stored in a plastic bin but I love some of these cookie cutter organization ideas.

An organized kitchen is important to make cooking less stressful and more fun. Cookie cutters may be used only once a year so storing them put up away is how I roll. This is one of the clutter storage issues we need to deal with for an organized kitchen.

How To Store Cookie Cutters:

Large Glass Jars would be perfect to keep them clean. But can take a lot of space.
Glass jars, organized kitchen
via eatwell101

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Simple Saturday Blog Link Party 2/4


Welcome back to another week of the Simple Saturdays Blog Hop! We can not wait to see what you have been up to! 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Bi-Weekly Menu Planning Ideas

I am vowing to save time and money but especially time but restarting my bi-weekly menu planning.
Join me for a Friday vlog. Remember to subscribe to my youtube channel while you are there.

Weight Loss Update - Down 5.2 Pounds

I have continued to work the plan and am down a total of 5.2 pounds at the end of the second week. My goal is to lose slowly so I am sure the calorie allotment will start to taper off the weight loss and a pound a week at the most is my goal so that I can keep it off.
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