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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Simple Saturday Blog Party 5/27


   

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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Hosts' Choice




Simply Stacie - Spicy Egg Muffins
Murano Chicken Farm - Convert a playhouse into a cute chicken coop!
Brooklyn Farm Girl - Baked Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Sticks


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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New Accessories For Our Travel Trailer

Good news, we are keeping our trailer because we now have a new tow vehicle. Each year as camping season approaches, I pick up new accessories for our travel trailer.

I look at the trailer as my play house, my RV is a my home away from home so I like to deck it out with cute touches but also practical things that keep our trailer organized.

woodland towels, rv bathroom

The bathroom got some new colorful towels. Trailers are always a bland brown beige color theme and I like to add pops of color. I keep a woodland theme and these cute towels were from Walmart. The hanging metal basket organizer is not new but I use it to keep my makeup back and hair brushes. The counter gets cluttered and this keeps my stuff up off the trailer bathroom counter and organized in one handy place.
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Watch my video of all my new accessories for the trailer and follow me on youtube for video content that doesn't always get posted here on the blog.


And one more new video of a gift for the trailer from my daughter. Something I have been wanting for a long while.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Patriotic Porch Flowers

Busy getting the front porch ready for Memorial day with some patriotic flowers. The hubby is out of commission with a bum foot so it was up to me and I decided to add prim tea stained American flags to go with the warm colors of table and decorative pillows.

Memorial day decor,

container gardening

patriotic outside decorating ideas

Primitve American flags are the colors I tend to prefer cause they go with my deeper colors in the house and now the front porch.  You can watch the video of our Memorial day decor here and let me know how you think it came out. Feed those blooms with our homemade frugal flower fertilizer. And if you like our videos, you can follow us on Youtube.


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Monday, May 22, 2017

Backyard Garden Tour - May 2017

Would you like to see a backyard garden tour of our little piece of Heaven? See the barbecue area and the vintage sink where the Mr. makes all that barbecue magic happen. We have been working hard and our perennials are so full and ready to bloom.




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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Simple Saturdays Blog Hop


   

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!


Most Viewed




Hosts' Choice


Feather in the Woods - How to keep deer out of your garden
Reviews, Chews & How-To's - Cinnamon Clouds
Simply Stacie - Streusel Coffee Cake


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Friday, May 19, 2017

Five On Friday - Vegetable Garden Bed 5/19 and Update

Update video of our front yard vegetable garden, old chicken coop, white garden and patio tomatoes.

small chicken coop


Emperor maple, white garden


purple petunias, happy Wednesday

patio tomato





The little chicken coop out back remains in the garden. I tried to give it to a couple people who wanted larger coops instead, so it sits as I think, cute garden art. It is 7 years old now so made pretty well for under $200.

My white garden, in the shade of the Emperor maple is starting to grow. I can't wait until it fills all in. I have always wanted a white garden but in our tiny backyard garden, we have to create smaller versions of garden rooms.

The petunias are doing well and have loved our rains this last week. Yes, we had rain in May.

Last year, I grew this patio tomato plant by just tucking into a large pot that already had flowers in it. Just remember to feed weekly. You can see it did wonderfully and produced a lot of cherry tomatoes I think due to the tomato fertilizer I use on my container tomatoes.

Yesterday I made a video update on the front yard garden bed. Watch it above and if you would like to follow us on Youtube you can go to our channel and hit subscribe on the right.
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Weekly Menu and Shopping Plan to Save Money and Frugal Grocery Haul 5-17

Due to Mother's day and two birthdays our grocery budget was blown so here is my Weekly Menu and Shopping Plan to Save Money and Frugal Grocery Haul 5-17.

frugal living, feeding large family on budget

 See how I did with a plan to spend between $50 - $70 for a family of six for the week.




Monday, May 15, 2017

Five On Monday - New Favorite Cookbook & Garden News


Our garden, oh it is bringing us so much joy right now. A cool May has made the flowers really last. 


bee skep, garden bees

patio fountain, garden fountain

white garden, bird bath in garden

Gooseberry patch book, frugal meals

Find this Cookbook

cookies on plate


Our garden, oh it is bringing us so much joy right now. A cool May has made the flowers really last. I find surprises at hubby decorates even outside. He hung this old bee skep out among all the vines on our garage wall.

The patio fountain was cleaned and readied for spring and summer on the brick patio. We love all these vines for the way they soften the side of our garage wall. You can see more of this in Softening a Hard scape.

I am working on a little white garden. In our small backyard we have to do areas in mini garden room form. I already removed those two red begonias as they were bugging me and transplanted them elsewhere in the garden.

I received this new cookbook as a gift and I love it. I have already made two dishes from it. I cook for so many people that this is perfect. I want to keep collecting hard backed cookbooks and not only collect recipes online as I love the time perusing a cookbook looking for ideas.

Found some darling plates on clearance at Home goods. I was down to only a few salad/dessert plates and these were perfect. $3 a piece on clearance and I had a gift card.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Stock Up Alert - Wheat And Beef Prices Rising

Stock Up Alert - Wheat and Beef Prices Rising

Recent late season snow and flooding have damaged wheat fields and will affect harvests this year. Experts are expecting prices to rise.

Beef prices will be rising as well with damage to feed crops and even loss of some cattle from recent storms.

Flour and products made with flour like pasta and baking mixes may rise as well so I will be stocking up.
I have picked up 20 pounds of flour today and I will get some more in the large sealed plastic bags from Walmart. These are great for my long term storage and I keep them in large plastic bins and rotate.

Watch the video for a stock up alert and what I am buying.



Monday, May 8, 2017

Two Weeks In The Little Front Yard Garden

The garden has really started to burst. We have so many green tomatoes right now and I see a few cherry tomatoes ready for picking. Come see what the garden has done in two weeks in the little bed out front.

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