"Our Heavenly Father created this beautiful earth, with all its abundance, for our benefit and use. His purpose is to provide for our needs as we walk in faith and obedience. He has lovingly commanded us to ‘prepare every needful thing’ (see D&C 109:8) so that, should adversity come, we may care for ourselves and our neighbors, and support bishops as they care for others." (All is Safely Gathered In pamphlet)
I remind myself when things look tight or messed up that Heavenly Father gives us whatever we need.
Well preserving peaches is now over. I froze the last of them yesterday. I guess this will be called the year of the peach. That little tree worked very hard for us this year.
We will look forward to having these in the winter.
Prices still seem to be going up so tighten your belts. It is time for us to put our skills to work.
We also have Christmas coming up...
https://www.printablesfairy.com/christmas-traditions-for-families-on-a-tight-budget/ - here are some frugal ideas.
https://www.beautythroughimperfection.com/free-christmas-traditions/ - more ideas, love the pajama party idea.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/317363104977279767/ - visual ideas.
https://healthyhappyimpactful.com/12-days-of-christmas-gift-ideas/ - we did this one year for a family we had to deliver secretly and the last one we delivered in person, it was great fun.
https://cuckoo4design.com/3d-paper-snowflakes-using-lunch-bags/ - a fun activity.
Try to find ideas that are fun and free.
It's soup weather here now, brrrr! Soup can help us to stretch our budgets.
https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/cheap-soup-recipes-for-fall/ - you can't go wrong with Taste of Home.
Bread or rolls would be fantastic with soup. Time to practice bread making skills! Make sure to write down the recipes you try and love in your binder. Having a hard copy is very helpful. Don't rely on the computer. One virus could take your recipes down for days.
Here's a few older blog posts with great information plus some of my favorite recipes...
I think now that canning has settled down a bit, we can slow down and take a look at our budgets. Are there things we can cut out? For us, we decided to cut Netflix as they are going to raise their prices. I would have kept them the same while others raised theirs, I bet that would have been a good market move. It is just one thing out of oh so many that we are cutting back on as well.
What things are you cutting back from to help with rising prices??
We were given a lipstick plant years and years ago (like twenty years ago). I thought you would like to see its blossom. Hard to get a good picture but the flowers when it blooms look like a tube of lipstick and as this flower grows it gets taller, like you turn up the tube, really cute.
Missy says keep working at your skill building, this is the perfect time to do it!
Tippy Longstockings says to be sure you keep working on your storage and don't waste anything if you can help it.