Crock Pot Chicken Stew

Chicken Stew 4 Chicken Breasts, boneless cut in half 1 winter squash cut into cubes 1 zucchini cut into cubes 2 large sweet potatoes cut into cubes 4 medium slides carrots 2 stalks of celery chopped 1 onion chopped salt and pepper 1 cup of apple juice or cider (even better). The best way to…

Making your own “Prepared Foods”

Life has slowed down for me a bit now that the children have moved out and I work from home. No more morning dash trying to get a thousand things done, get the kids out to school and make sure everyone has what they need and then repeating the process after work feeling like I…

Really review your bills and KEEP your receipts

As you may have heard I have been trying to reduce our bills, I called insurance and got quotes.  I checked out other cable and phone providers and I checked out other services for our cell phones.  One of the things I have done thus far is change over our phone and internet provider.  Today…

Should you do your own Taxes?

It’s that time of year again, time to pay up what you owe to Uncle Sam.  The big question is “should I do my own taxes?”  and my answer is “well, that depends.”  If you are single and have no deductions with the exception of perhaps school loans you can do you own taxes pretty…

Reading Great Books for FREE

That’s right, read great books for free.  On Amazon there are free readers available to download. It is called a Kindle Cloud Reader.  You don’t have to purchase anything at all to get it.  Once you have that you sign up for an amazon account and you can start purchasing books.  BUT you don’t have…

Asking for Help

In terms of learning new things and getting work done around the house, yard and garden I believe myself to be pretty talented. Most woman do not know how to do electrical wiring, tile a floor or install plumbing but I’ve learned all these things through the years, most of them with a Time Life…

Don’t throw that out!

It’s spring cleaning time and our first knee jerk reaction to finding a bunch of top sheets with no bottoms is to throw them out, right?  WRONG. Sheets can be used for so many things.  You can cut them into strips and rugs.  You can cut them into squares, finish the edges and make them…

Prepping?

You will hear a lot about Prepping, bug out bags and the like from a lot of people on line and they even have a TV show about it now for heavens sake.  I have to say I am not a “Prepper” at least not in the sense that you hear discussed.  That being said…

Teaching Children about Lies and Cheating

I have very vivid memories about learning about cheating and lying and I won’t go into detail but they are not particularly pleasant.  I think it’s important to make sure children know that you love them and while what they have done is wrong you still love them.  Recently my grand daughter and I were playing Candy…

Stripping Wallpaper

Stripping wall paper is not generally a very hard task however then again sometimes it is.  These are pictures of what is now our spare bedroom.  I am attempting to strip the wall paper in order to paint it and furnish it.  I had read that you could use fabric softener to do this and…

My Credit Tempting Shopping Trip

This past weekend I went shopping for some dress clothes at the mall and it was the most frustrating experience ever. I generally am not a “shopper”, I like to get in, get what I want and get out.  This has kept me from over spending on more than one occasion and not wasted my…