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Low Cost Home Cooking from Scratch

Low Cost Home Cooking from Scratch
I'm Susanne, owner of I'm also a mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and neighbor. I struggle with many of the same things you do each day. With limited time, money, and energy, we need to search for the very best resources to run our household and raise our family. And, if we can squeeze a bit of fun in between, we can end our days with a smile and a grateful heart. Frugal living is the focus here because I believe if we can live within our means, we can truly enjoy all the blessings God has given us.

DIY: Wine Bottle Light November 3rd, 2009 This past spring Daniel and I went on a road trip from San Francisco to the Grand Canyon. Along the way we stopped at Chateau Julien for a wine tasting. I wanted to do something with the empty bottle instead of throwing it in the recycling bin. So here it is! 7 Videogame Cocktail Recipes From The Drunken Moogle See more videogame recipes at The Drunken Moogle. And submit your own drink recipe to the Dorkly Facebook page for consideration! Metroid (Metroid Cocktail) Ingredients:1/2 shot Bacardi Big Apple Rum1/2 shot Coconut Rum1/2 glass Kiwi Strawberry Minute Maid (or Kool-Aid)A little less than 1/2 a glass Sprite3 Strawberries Directions: Shake the two rums and Kiwi Strawberry Minute Maid and pour into a lowball glass.

New Hampshire family builds off-grid house and farm powered by solar, proves self-sufficiency enhances quality of life (NaturalNews) Living off the grid does not have to mean trading modern amenities and convenient living for an uncomfortable experiment in survivalism. A recent Natural Home & Garden piece tells the story of Chris and Anna Von Mertens, a New Hampshire couple that decided to build a modern, fully-functional, and wholly self-sufficient house and farm for their family -- and the best part about this story is the home's complete ability to power itself using solar energy. After living in San Francisco for many years, the Von Mertens decided they wanted to have children and start their own family. And since both Chris and Anna's families live in the New England area, they decided to return to the Peterborough, NH, area where Anna's family lives. But instead of going the conventional route and purchasing a typical home powered by the local energy company, the couple decided to build their own home powered independently by their own solar energy system. Sources for this story include:

100 Amazing How-To Sites to Teach Yourself Anything Posted by Site Administrator in Online Learning May 7th, 2009 Learning new skills and expanding your knowledge doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are loads of free resources on the Web that can help you find instructional videos, tutorials and classes to learn a wide variety of skills from fixing basic car problems to speaking another language. With 100 sites to choose from, you’re bound to find something here that will help you learn just about anything you could want. Cookies and Cream Peanut Butter...Midnight Snack Need a midnight snack? Or anytime snack for that matter, my cookies and cream peanut butter might just knock your socks off I was so lucky to have my sister and her family visit earlier this week and I got to have some kitchen time with her beautiful girls.

Homesteading Skills I feel that it is important to continue to learn new skills even if we are getting older! =) So I sat down and made a list of all the things I would like to try this year. I started already making a quilt but this will be a year long project as I will be putting the quilt together and quilting it by hand. I don't own one of those fancy long armed machines but I sure wish I did! 52 Ideas to organize your home: An organizing tip a week "Organizing" may make for fun Pinterest fodder, but for us folks back here in the real world, it's pretty much a four-letter word. Organizing sounds like a great idea in theory — especially while browsing hacks on the internet with a full glass of wine in hand. But without a solid plan in place — one made up of simplified organizing tips that can be used IRL — you're probably going to throw in the towel before the towel organizing is done. We promise we've made this whole organizing thing easy on you. By using just one of these tips a week (just one!), you can keep your humble home de-cluttered for 52 weeks of the year.

Giant M&M Cookies This is how you make gooey, chewy, massive rainbow cookies that make everyone in life love your guts. Lookie here! You don’t even need a mixer. You just mix all the goods with a whisk. Don’t have a whisk? "Skills That Pay the Bills: Self-employment for Homesteaders" by Regina Anneler page one You finally did it! You managed to get away from the madness of urban life and build your own homestead. Now you raise your own meals; you take care of the land, buildings, livestock and a home. That sweet taste of freedom and accomplishment that homesteading brings is beyond compare to your old way of life. But, you still have that 8-5 grind and, chances are, you now spend extra time in a daily commute from your homestead to the place where you serve that 8-5 grind.