"Preparedness, when properly pursued, is a way of life, not a sudden, spectacular program. We could refer to all the components of personal and family preparedness, not in relation to holocaust or disaster, but in cultivating a life-style that is on a day-to-day basis its own reward.” (President Spencer W. Kimball)
I would add when it is a way of life it is a good thing, you are eating what you store and replacing what you don’t have to “get use to your storage.” And you won’t feel deprived as you stored the things you like. Also having skills you can fall back on in tight times, it is all good no matter how hard the hard times are.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvmfd-L1J7c - part one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kutRCA7C6Fs - part two. I thought she has done a fabulous job of presenting this. I do have fibromyalgia and I know most of you do not but I feel what she talks about applies to all. And if you are gluten free you might want to watch her videos as she cooks gluten free. Life is challenging for everyone, we don’t need to feel like we need to do everything I think you will feel uplifted watching these.
We stopped by the library when we were in town and I got a few magazines. I guess I don’t pay attention to the prices I was startled to see one was 10.99 for a magazine. Wow! I am thankful for free magazines at the library, you might check out yours.
How are you coming on building your storage? How about building a skill? Life is busy but we must always keep learning, never stop.
Are you tired of heat yet?? If you are having a hard time coming up with something to fix without heating up the house I think this will help http://latterdaymommy.com/quick-n-easy-microwave-brownies/
I do pint jar cakes too. I mix a package of a one step angel food cake mix and any flavor of regular cake mix together and store in a canning jar. To use, I do a wide mouth pint, add four tbsp. water then three tbsp. of the mix together and microwave for one minute. I like lemon also cherry chip. We put just a bit of pie filling or fruit on top, you could use whip topping on top too.
http://www.gracefullittlehoneybee.com/how-to-freeze-blueberries/ I love having blueberries in the freezer to throw in muffins or pancakes, really very easy.
http://www.gracefullittlehoneybee.com/35-frugal-foods-buy-youre-broke/ - I think this lady has great info.
http://www.gracefullittlehoneybee.com/how-to-build-an-old-fashioned-frugal-pantry/ - what have you got in your pantry??
http://www.gracefullittlehoneybee.com/30-old-fashioned-frugal-tips-from-grandma/ - we can learn lots from the past.
http://wetheadmedia.com/how-to-fix-seven-types-of-leaky-faucets/ - one time I learned how to fix a leaky faucet in Relief Society homemaking meeting (it was homemaking for women at church, I learned so much from these meetings). It was only one method but not long after my husband and I visited my sister. She had just had her dishwasher replaced she said but her water pressure was low and she was worried about running the dishwasher. She turned on the water and there wasn't very much. I reached over and unscrewed the screen at the end of the faucet. It was full of stuff from when they replaced the dishwasher. I guess they didn’t look. I dumped it in the garbage and put it back. The water was as it should be and the look on their faces was priceless. So there, you too can amaze and stun with your knowledge.
http://theteacherswife.com/2014/07/how-to-hem-pair-of-pants-like-pros.html everyone needs to know how to hem pants. Yes, put the stapler away, this is easier.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySOj0fFWo1U even if you have the best mixer in the world I think it is very important to learn to knead bread by hand.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSvzRyu2h5g - I think you need to know this. I had to learn this on my own but I found this for you.
http://www.themamasgirls.com/how-to-rid-and-prevent-underarm-stains/ okay, I know there are clothes out there that need this after the horrid heat we have had.
http://www.ereplacementparts.com/blog/this-for-that-baking-substitutions/ armed with this you are now powerful.
I know I gave you quite a ride but all is useful information. The more you are able to do for yourself and your family, the easier you can wade through tight times.