Showing posts from March, 2018

Money Saving Adventures For Last Week

March 31, 2018

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I am doing this post a little early this week, because Easter is tomorrow, and I wanna just worship, celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and what it means to mankind, rest and eat Puerco pibil.

This has been a wet week--rain through most of it, and ground so soggy we won't be mowing the back of the property for a bit. I had to use the dryer, which I didn't like, but at least the laundry got done. Today is a bee--yoooo--tee--ful day, and I am hanging clothes out. I usually do all my household stuff during the week, but since the Redneck was off for Good Friday we went to Denton to do a really big stocking the pantry shopping trip. It went well, and we got almost everything we needed, but...can someone tell me how, WITH a shopping list, I FORGOT TO GET KOOL AID AND CHEESE? Shaking my head.

Rhonda over at If You Do Stuff Stuff Gets Done ( posted about Aldi having a 'clone' of Dave's Killer B…

DIY Fail--Or Was It?

March 29, 2018

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If you have read this blog very long, you know that I can't stand waste, especially food waste. So I try to make food last, by buying good quality, storing it properly, cooking in order to have enough at a meal and perhaps a meal later, such as the Redneck's work lunch or a quick heat up on the weekends. I put bits of salsa, leftover veggies, rice, and little bits of cooked meat into containers in the freezer for soup bases. I have recipes to use up leftover rice, beans, stale bread, and apple cider vinegar is my best friend when I clean out a condiment jar to get the last little itty bitty bit out for either a salad dressing redo or a marinade.

I drink a glass of milk each morning, and I often use the milk for gravies, sauces, etc. Well recently I had about a quart of milk left in the gallon jug in the fridge. I realized that I hadn't had time for my daily glass, nor had I made any gravies that called for milk in a while. I open…

Report On The Ladies Event And I Got A WONDERFUL Surprise For Supper!

March 27, 2018

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Sunday evening I attended a ladies event at Lighthouse Assembly Church here in Bowie. It's a yearly event for the women of Lighthouse and other ladies in the community, to help them get to know one another and to know God better. Obie and I attend the Wednesday night services here when we can, and the people are very friendly and loving. So when I learned about this evening's event, I made sure to come. I had a blast.

It was Western themed, and the title was WANTED. The fellowship hall was decorated so cute, and the women in charge of the evening did a great job.

This was the stage area. I love the big WANTED poster frame.

The centerpieces on each table were adorable--a tray with a metal bucket that was filled with gravel, and a can of STERNO inside. Around the bucket was all the makings for 'smores--graham crackers, marshmallows, little Hershey bars, skewers...but the most amazing thing were the Keebler Fudge cookies. Trust me when …

Money Saving Adventures For Last Week

March 25, 2018

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Spring has sprung, baby, SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

Yes indeedily do, warm weather has come to Texas, and I am THRILLED. I must have some form of Seasonal Affective Disorder. While I am fairly productive no matter the weather--the SECOND it turns warmer, I turn into a dynamo of energy and project accomplishing.

Just got back from a Ladies Out Loud (LOL) Event at Lighthouse Assembly Church here in Bowie. The evening was great, and I will do a post on it in a day or so.

My money saving this last week was pretty good. Of course with the weather so nice, I used the clothesline and kept the windows open. Energy bill goin' down!

We got our horse trailer fixed--a small bit of welding was all that was needed--and it didn't cost much at all, and we supported a local business. Now we are ready to load up the ponies and go for a trail ride or two. We love to go to the Grasslands, and it makes for a nice inexpensive day out in creation.

We had points f…

Goodbye YouTube--Hello Patreon and Vimeo

March 22, 2018

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Several years ago I began a channel on YouTube called Bible Babe. It was a simple little channel, and I had a lot of fun posting videos of things I did to save money or decorate my home, etc. Sometimes I would have little 'chats' with my viewers, telling them how I felt about things going on in the world. I did hauls from decluttering other folk's homes, coupon hauls, and my favorite--library hauls, where I would share the books and movies that I would get from the different libraries I used.

I didn't do it for money, or for fame. I did it because it was an outlet for my creativity and my weird personality. I also hoped to get folks to think outside the box when it came to doing things to save money or being a DIYer. It was a great learning experience for me, as I found out that I could create a video that made folks laugh, pray for someone I told them about, make them think. I confess, the time I had the brilliant idea to post 100…

Money Saving Adventures For Last Week

March 18, 2018

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Well, last night at the women's worship event was mind blowing. While it wasn't quite as large a gathering as the last one, it was more intense with the presence of the Holy Spirit filling up and spilling out the building. The next one is June 30, in Decatur, Texas, and it's going to be an all day event. I will post more details as it gets closer. All I can say is....WHEW!

Okay, on to money saving adventures!

First of all, thanks to Rhonda over at If You Do Stuff, Stuff Gets Done
(, for posting about Aldi's Seedtastic Bread, which is supposed to be a less expensive clone of Dave's Killer Bread 21 Seed Bread. The next time we got to Aldi's, hopefully next week, I will give it a try.

We use PUR water filters on our sink. This week I found them at our local hardware store for $4.00 less than Walmart--and I had a coupon for $2.00 off!

I took stuff to the consignment store to make a little…

Preparing For A Rockin' For God Saturday Night!

March 1, 2018

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A month or so ago I attended a Women's Worship Event in Decatur, Texas, and it was phenomenal. Women from different churches got together to praise Jesus Christ with awesome music and singing. There were some spectacular speakers. It was just a great time, and there were women who would pray with and for those who needed it--just a WOW kind of night.

Well, this Saturday night here in Bowie, there will be another event, and I am getting everything done that I can so I can attend with my mind free of worries. I am cleaning house today, and tomorrow morning I will put a roast in the crock pot with veggies so my guys can have a good supper while I am out (some ladies from my church and I are going to grab a bite before the event at a local restaurant as a treat and fellowship time). Sunday is our church's Grub Sunday, so I will be making a couple of dishes for that ahead of time. We are also buying a new LAWN MOWER Saturday, and I am so e…

Money Saving Adventures For Last Week

March 11, 2018

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It's been a good week here, how y'all doing?

As I said, last Friday our family attended the funeral for the Redneck's aunt Flo. She was a sweet lady, and she will be deeply missed. Her church provided a nice lunch before the funeral, and it was a lovely service. Of course, humor just HAD to show up!

At our church each Sunday, at the beginning of the song service, the band plays I'll Fly Away, and it's a lively version. Folks sing, clap, just rockin' out for God. Obie loves to clap, and he will clap on my left hand as the song plays. Guess what the last song played at aunt Flo's funeral was? Yup, Alan Jackson's version of I'll Fly Away.

Suddenly, Obie is 'clapping' on my left hand, and he got in some REALLY LOUD claps before I was able to stop him, saying, "No, sweetie, not here, not now. Trust me, this crowd won't get it." He was puzzled, but he stopped. I thought, whew, close one. Th…