Real Frugal Real Food Meal Plan

September Frugal Meal Plan

The weather is chilling and we’ve traded garden veggies for stocks and soups. While the summer months are great frugal months because of the readily available fresh garden produce, colder months can also be great when trying to save money in the kitchen because of the heavy use of casseroles and soups.  Large pots of… 

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weekly devotion

Weekly Devotion: Abraham Week 7

This is a weekly devotion written by my mother Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage and challenge us.    Today we read about the foretold birth of Isaac. Then we click on the fast forward button and pick up our story several years later. Get ready to… 

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daily habits to keep the home tidy

Daily Habits to Keep the Home Tidy

I’ll be honest.  I’m not a neat and tidy person by nature.  Somehow I did not get that clean gene passed down from my mother.  I’ve just always been more of….well…a slob.  It’s ok, I can say that about myself. Funny story. One time when I was a teenager, my brother came home from school… 

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Stuffed Breakfast Biscuit Muffins

My mother was a stay at home mom until my brother entered kindergarten.  At that time, she entered the work force.  It was the same year that we built a new house in the country, and I moved school districts.  It was a lot of change in a short period of time adjusting to a… 

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Weekly Devotion: Abraham Week 6

This is a weekly guest post written by my mother, Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage us.   We will spend a very short period of time together today, but our subject is well worth setting apart and focusing entirely on its content. In today’s society, parents-to-be… 

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Homemade Beef Stock

Somehow in the past week I exchanged swimming pools for apple picking. 90 degree temps for 40 degree temps… grilling for slow cooking… tank tops for sweatshirts… popsicles for hot tea… I wasn’t ready for it.  I didn’t see it coming.  I was still enjoying my sweet summer garden tomatoes, sprinklers, shorts, and flip flops… 

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Weekly Devotion: Abraham Week 5

This is a weekly devotion written by my mother, Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage us. ———————————   We are in the fifth week of our study on Abraham. We learned that God told him he would have a son and would become the father of a… 

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Natural Medicine Cabinet

My Natural Medicine Cabinet

Last week my kids were ill with a virus, which triggered a secondary virus in my son, hand foot and mouth disease.  I had heard of it before, but we had never experienced it in my house.  It ended up being extremely mild, for which I am incredibly thankful.  I loaded them both up on… 

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Keeping Healthy Eating Sustainable

Keeping Healthy Eating Sustainable

I know a lot of people that go through a cycle of jumping on the healthy eating train full force and then falling back off.  Truth be told, I have certainly been there myself.  It’s not that we don’t want to eat well, but there are so many road blocks that keep us from staying… 

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Weekly Devotion: Abraham Week 3

This is a weekly guest devotion written by my mother, Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage us. ———————————————————————————————– This is the third week of our study about Abram.  Today we will be taking a slight detour and discussing the life of his nephew Lot.  In one of… 

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