Two Week Freezer Prep & Meal Plan

Easy Two Week Freezer Prep and Meal Plan

Many of you have asked how we prepare food without going crazy with so many food intolerances and physical challenges in our home.  I have decided to try to share each week’s menu plan and prep list with you. Read more »

April’s Shopping Haul #1

Aprils Shopping Haul #1

April Shopping Haul #1

Due to my health issues and severe pain when turning my head, writing, lifting my arms or driving, I chose to shop locally and with hubby this time.

I also decided to not to “stock up” on too many basics (we still have some fairly full cabinets and freezers).   Instead we shopped sales and bought meats.

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Controlling the Chaos Month 4 (Days 92-121)


Controlling the Chaos Months 3 & 4 Controlling the KitchenIf you are just joining the “Controlling the Chaos” Challenge we want to say Welcome we are happy to have you with us.

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Controlling the Chaos Month 3 (Days 61-91)

Controlling the Chaos Months 3 & 4 Controlling the Kitchen

If you are just joining the “Controlling the Chaos” Challenge we want to say Welcome we are happy to have you with us.

If you have been with us for awhile and followed along from the beginning I want to offer you a great, big high five!

You have conquered your paper piles, taken control of your digital disasters, and are learning to maintain your success thus far.

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Easy, Fresh Winter Salsa

Fresh Salsa Tip 2

Yesterday I got the brilliant idea to try to use up some of the gallons and gallons of frozen tomatoes and juice we had in our freezer by making easy, fresh, winter salsa.

(Last summer we had a lot going on with one daughter’s life changing incident and the other daughter’s diet restrictions, so we chose to freeze our veggies individually and attempt to make salsa, chili and spaghetti sauce later……  It is now February of the next year, and we STILL haven’t made any of these items.  Today that changed)

Because we are trying to eat fresh and are reducing preservatives, I tried to find on hand ingredients to make the first batch, and it was SO EASY!

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Controlling the Chaos Days 45-60

Controlling the Chaos Month 2 Dominating the Digital

How is your chaos coming?

Are you beginning to feel more in control?  Falling behind?  Overwhelmed?

PLEASE don’t worry.  This list is created as a guideline not a regime.  Each of us is unique and so is our circumstances.  Please remember to take the time YOU need to tackle your “chaos”.

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Our Kroger Shopping Trips March 2016

Our Kroger Shopping Trips March 2016 Read more »

March’s County Market Shopping Trip

March's County Market Shopping Haul

This month’s County Market’s shopping trip was more than a bit unusual and cut short due to my daughters health and trying fit our items into a scooter/electronic shopping basket.  I chose to skip several items as they were heavy or awkward and we needed to leave as my daughter was struggling but I decided to share the purchases I did make as well as my new shopping secret weapon.

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What is a Clever Shopper?


Are you a CLever Shopper


What makes a clever shopper?

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How We Earned An Extra $137.08 In February

How Made An Extra13708 in February 2016

As many of you know my oldest daughter and I are unable to work “regular” 9-5 jobs due to our health issues and the need to be with my youngest, who has even more extreme health issues, so to compensate we have added some “side jobs” we can do from home, a hospital room or even my family’s when we are visiting.

Because we began our new direct sales business with Clever Container and my youngest had some major setbacks we spent VERY little time on “side jobs” but we still earned a bit.

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