|My favorite wheat bread. Click here for the recipe!|
There is a wise old saying " Eat it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without". Thrift is a practice of not wasting anything. Some people are able to get by because of the absence of expense. They have their shoes resoled, they patch, they mend, they sew, and they save money. They avoid installment buying, and make purchases only after saving enough to pay cash, thus avoiding interest charges.
~~~~ President James E. Faust
Our emphasis on this subject is not grounds for crisis thinking or panic. Quite the contrary, personal and family preparedness should be a way of provident living, an orderly approach to using the resources, gifts, and talents the Lord shares with us. So the first step is to teach our people to be self-reliant and independent through proper preparation for daily life.
~~~~ Bishop Victor L. Brown
Brrr it is so cold, here is a warm idea - http://fitnesscheerleader.com/nutrition/beefy-bean-soup-mix-in-a-jar/
http://www.thereadystore.com/containers/2908/what-to-do-with-a-leftover-10-can-part-2/ - this is a fun way to make breads and you can have with your soup
http://myhealthygreenfamily.com/blog/wordpress/plastic-wrap-alternative-diy-beeswax-cotton-wraps/ - this would be good to have on hand to be able to reuse it.
http://www.thethriftshopper.com/ - this will help you to find thrift stores near by, though I see that stuff is not on there.
http://meganknorpp.blogspot.com/2010/03/scratching-itch.html - this site if you scroll down has good from scratch recipes for pasta, tortillas, bread to help you off on your way to provident living this year
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/331085010076067350/ - this is how high I like my bread to be. Click on it and there are lots of neat breads you can make. This would be a good time to learn how to make bread if you have not yet perfected it now is the time to learn and perfect each frugal thing. I had a friend who spent one whole year learning to make the best wheat bread ever and boy can she make bread. So work on things that you feel need improvement that will benefit your family and your skill library.
http://www.honeybeepantry.com/topics/view/51cbfc9bf702fc2ba812f47a/ - this will help you to determine what amount of dough to put into any size bread pan
http://www.honeybeepantry.com/topics/view/51cbfc9bf702fc2ba812f479/ - this gal has wonderful knowledge
So pick a topic you want to learn above. I gave all you will ever need to learn how to make bread but let's say you want to learn to sew then search all things available to you on the subject. There are YouTube clips to help you learn and good sites on sewing and also good books you can check out from the library.
http://icandy-handmade.com/2013/01/basic-bodice-design-series-sew-much-ado.html - scroll down and a cute dress you can make with step by step directions. Take it slow, do a little now and then every day and then you will have a terrific dress
http://prudentbaby.com/2011/11/baby-kid/vintage-pillowcase-nightgown-tutorial/ - little nightgowns
This is to get you started on a few topics, take time to just breath and think of what you want to develop for a skill
I have a friend in Maine where it costs her five dollars a loaf of bread perhaps that would be a good thing to start with thinking where you could save the most and start there.....
It is a good thing to keep learning! Also, keep putting in storage. You see that JoAnna in the year supply of bread enhancer states what you will need to have a year supply. I find it a good thing to see just how much that might be.
So keep working on your storage watch for loss leaders every week so that you can take advantage of growing your storage. You are doing a wonderful job!