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Money Saving Adventures For Last Week

November 26. 2017

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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, cause I sure did. The Redneck was off for a four day weekend, and it was lovely having him home. It was also nice getting to sleep through the night, instead of waking up at 1 am and going back to bed at 2:30 am. That has a tendency to bumfuzzle my brain some days.

Monday I found that one of my dogs had chewed holes in my best water hose. It was so bad, the only way I could fill Fang's water trough was to actually set the chewed up part in the trough and let the water run out! Filling the horse's trough was impossible, until I remembered there was an old hose left by the former owners on the pile of stuff waiting to be hauled to the dump. It was brittle and unusable, however there were a few hose repair links on it. After cutting the chewed parts out of the newer hose, and quickly repairing it, I had saved the cost of a new hose. I also had a couple of extra repair links in case the other …

Holiday Greetings!

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November 23, 2017

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING Y'ALL! I am thankful for everyone of you who visits my little corner of the internet. May you all have a blessed day filled with family and love.
Well, I got eatin' to do. Later y'all. © Evelyn Edgett 2017

Money Saving Adventures For Last Week

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November 29, 2017

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I was beginning to think I wouldn't get this post done this week--it's that busy time of year sneaking up on me again, only this time it jumped on me with all four feet when I wasn't looking. I know many of you know exactly what I mean! Okay, well let's get started.

Last Monday I had HAD it with the old, ugly, worn out carpet in my living room. I learned from one of the former owners that he had put it down almost 20 years ago, so I wasn't surprised when I tore it up and found an inch of dirt beneath it. The pad was pretty deteriorated in spots, and there were some 'suspicious' stains on the particle board they had used on top of the base flooring. Come ON--who uses particle board on a floor? At least now it smells better in my living room--the musty odor is gone. I am now looking into either painting and sealing the floor, or putting down a good laminate floor that looks like wood. Homeowner DIY, gotta love it…

Unity Or Division? How I Relate To Other Bloggers

November 17, 2017

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As you can see on the right side of my blog, I have several blogs that I follow. Now, this list changes from time to time, as I find that one blog doesn't really meet my needs, or another one strikes a chord with my life. Sometimes a blog is just not what I thought it would be, so I change my list again. I'm not fickle, I'm picky.
However, I do have my favorites. There are a few blogs that, unless something really drastic happens, will always be in my list. 
Herbmama's Words ( http://herbmamaswords.blogspot.com) is written by a dear friend, and she truly cares that the advice she gives is the best she can offer. Love you Becky!
The Legacy Of Home (http://thelegacyofhome.blogspot.com), written by Mrs. White, was the very first homemaking blog I ever read. A homemaker of over 25 years, she has always wanted to be a homemaker. Her calling, her passion, her devotion is to care for her family and home, being the best example of…

Posting An Oldie But (I hope) A Goodie Video

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November 15, 2017
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I have an older YouTube Channel, titled Bible Babe. I consider it my learning days of how to make and upload videos. I was recently reviewing the channel for some ideas to update for my new channel, Blessed In Bowie. I came across my 100 Videos In 100 Days Challenge I had given myself, and I had to laugh at how cheesy and ridiculous a lot of them were. However, there were a few that I am proud of, as I feel that I actually had something to teach in them. This is one of those. In it I talked about how to 'mulch' a salad for a raw food diet, or for just if you want to get more veggies in your diet. I thought I would share it with y'all. 



If y'all decide to check out anymore of my old videos--please be kind, and remember that I was learning how to do all this!
Well, I got chores. Later y'all. © Evelyn Edgett 2017

Money Saving Adventures For Last Week

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November 12, 2017

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While I didn't have any money saving adventures to report last week--this week should more than make up for it. I mean seriously, if we got any more blessed than we did--it would be scary!

Monday Obie and I went for a walk along our country road to survey the potential 'can harvest'. I've mentioned before that we pick up aluminum cans and scrap along the road to sell to make a little extra money. When the weather warms up, however, and the grass gets tall in the ditches, we stop until it gets cold again. Tall grass means snakes--I'm not scared of them, yet I have no intention of invading their territory and possibly being bitten. Also, walking, reaching, stretching, bending, etc, while gathering cans is hard work, and hot weather makes it worse. But with cooler temps, we will start up again, and from what we saw last week--our can harvest should be a 'bumper crop'!

I got the chance to do a little pantry stockin…

Friday Menu Planning And Chipotle Chicken And Dumplings!

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November 10, 2017

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It's cold and cloudy, feels like fall. It's also menu planning and grocery list day. I always feel over whelmed when I first begin the process, but once I have my inventory of the pantry and freezer and get the cook books out--I get a rush out of taking what I have and creating meals for my family that they love to eat, and that are nourishing and less expensive than if I didn't plan.


My mess--er--PLANNING AREA for creating menus for the next two weeks. I give a short explanation of my menu planning methods in this post: http://blessedinbowie.blogspot.com/2017/09/money-saving-adventures-last-week.html

Even while doing all this, I still have to feed me and Obie lunch. I had taken out a chicken breast to thaw earlier this morning, but I had no idea what to do with it. Since it's a bit of a dreary day, I decided I wanted comfort food, but I didn't want to make a complicated recipe. I checked the pantry and fridge and foun…

Homemade Pizza!

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November 6, 2017

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I normally do a Money Saving Adventures For Last Week post on Mondays, but just about everything I did last week was basically a repeat of something, and my home internet was wonky. Instead, I will do a catch up post on making homemade pizza that I promised.

I had never made pizza at home (unless you count those awful box mixes) until I discovered Amy Dacyzyn and The Tightwad Gazette. I read how she made her own crusts and prepared her toppings, how easy it was, how much cheaper than take out pizza, and how it tasted good. I was still pretty new to Thriftology, so I was excited to try it.

To make pizza, I prepare all my toppings first. These are the ingredients I used for two pizzas:


You will need a sauce--I simply use pasta sauce bought on sale for the pizza, then the following day I use the sauce in another recipe. I use garlic and oregano to flavor my ground beef topping (you can also use pepperoni, which is a lot quicker), and Mozzarel…