The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in the United States and we can feel the panic level starting to rise. This is not a time for panic, it's time to prepare.When you have a plan and all of the supplies you need, there's no reason to panic. A strong plan allows you to avoid the grocery store or other places that could be overrun by those who did not think ahead.
I urge to you to review your preparedness plan today and make sure you have the essentials: food and a way to get and store clean water.
If you're ready to add to your emergency food stores, or your emergency preparedness items like water storage containers, then you need to check out our preparedness items at www.thrivelife.com/kay
So many things have been going on this week here- last night our well pump died we were told it would be $1,856.00 to replace the pump. GASP but by the Grace of a loving Father in Heaven, it was only a shorted out wire and it only cost $75.00 to fix it and we have our water again!
I was reminded of WHY we store water. In case of emergency- this was an emergency! What would we have done without water to flush with during the night? And if they could not have come after all how long would we have had to use our stored water? I am blessed we didn't have to find out today but we used the water during the night for flushing (very important).
Being prepared is vital in these days. I am glad we prepare ourselves!
I hope you will take a few minutes to check out these foods and preparedness items. The foods are shelf stable for up to 30 years. The prep items are essential to everyday living in case of electrical outage, or loss of heat.
I am happy to answer any questions you have. You don't have to do it all at once, just join the monthy Q in the amount YOU want to spend each month and you will get a DISCOUNT on your purchases. But you really should be doing "something". Even the government is telling people to prepare with food and water in their homes!
have a wonderful week we have an extremely busy weekend coming up. So busy it makes me tired right now just to think about it! lol
Oh my goodness! It's been a whirlwind and time has flown by! I am sorry I missed posting for a few days. I have been so busy it totally slipped my mind
Here is a Halloween Project that Lois and I created while she was here last week for a couple days its 3 small SU boxes adhered together and that cute candy corn paper is a strip all the way around and on the top layerd on some black cardstock. The pumpkins and ghosts are from the Holiday catalog bundle: Fall fest with the coordinating framelit dies.
So easy to create with a bundle- no hand cutting! #137622 bundle order number- page 46 of the Stampin Up! Holiday Catalog.
And here is what I have done today- Monday
I am pouring votive candles- this batch is almost set so I can remove them add wicks and pour another batch- the scent is an apple scent and not very strong. These are emergency candles or to use when I run out of my yankee candles and can't get to town for more! lol
I have also made 12 Taco Soup Meals in a jar. Just add this to boiling water let simmer 30 min and dinner is served! I even used 1 jar for lunch today to prove to hubby (home sick) how good it really is!
I am offering this locally as a class- bring your own jar there will be a fee for contents and they can make as many as they want. It will be the first week of November, 2014 details with exact date and cost will be posted later this week and emailed out as well as posted on facebookand twitter.
I already have had to add a 2nd date as the first filled up immediately upon posting the photo on FB today!
these are NOT all of the ingredients I used either! I was so excited I just snapped a shot before it was all assembled- lol
I reconstituted my Thrive sour cream and put a dollup in the soup and it was delicious! in 1 hour I opened all my new cans shown in the photo, assembled them in order added measuring cups, teaspoons etc and in an hour I had 12 jars done and 4 phone calls !
I will be making more of these EASY fast types of meals for our pantry and I just finished the printed label for the top of the jar- oxy packet included makes this soup "shelf stable" for 15 years! you can order Thrive HERE
I used MDS to create the lid label-
I printed them directly from my computer to printer on full label sheet and I will punch them out our use my circle cutter and stick them to the top of each jar! Now that I have this file, I can just change the dates (or leave them off to be hand written) and re-use for meal in a jar classes and my own future use. As delicious as this soup was for lunch today I know I will be making more to add to our pantry for winter!
If you didn't already guess, I am a prepper. I learned it from my mom as a kid and I love it! I hope you are having a productive day also!
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I think I have the hang of this recipe now!
24 single serving Apple Pie Oatmeal breakfasts for our winter pantry
Saturday's projects along with Pearsauce (just like applesauce only with pears)
I had 6 jars made and thought- hey we better try this before I make more. I had 3 guinea pigs -oops victims- oh wait TASTE TESTERS out working in the garden. 2 missionaries and my hubby Kay. 3 men- who can be harsher tasters than that? oh and dont forget me!
I put some in paper cups and took it out- they LOVED it! So I made 24 jars! I will use raisins next week and make 24 more. At 2 servings in one week (1 for Kay and 2 for me) we have 3 months of breakfasts with 24 jars so adding a set with raisins will give us 6 months.
I typed up the cooking directions - that is what is adhered on the tops of the jars. They wouldn't stick to the glass and I didnt want to use my labels you never get them washed off the glass. So I ran a line of snail on the jar lid and stuck the directions on. I didnt put them inside the jar due to possibility of germs from the ink and the paper and my hands.
you MUST add one oxygen absorber PER jar for storage. these will now be good for up to 5 years!
This is a total copy and paste from THIS article some of you think I am nuts for the canning, candle making and prepping I am doing. But this winter I will be snug in my home not having to shop for groceries while others are hungry and cannot get to a store or supplies can't be delivered to the stores!
If you have never actively prepared for the approach of winter, you may want to start doing so this year. The National Weather Service models are predicting a 99% chance that this coming winter will start sooner and be harsher than any we have seen, possibly in this century. Weather science experts are saying the sheer amount of snow we can expect could be 10 to 50 times what the normal amount is for the area that you live in. The northeast and midwest states will be the hardest hit, but the expected harsh winter weather will affect the entire continental United States.
This type of severe weather goes far beyond mere inconvenience, it is life threatening. The amount of snow expected will shut down major cities and doubtless cause lengthy power outages. The combination of no heat and probable food shortages is a recipe for disaster. The time to prepare for this is now, as the weather could turn as soon as the beginning of October.
What should you do? How can you protect your family from the hazards that this winter will present? Prepare for it now! Better you should start stocking up for the upcoming emergency now than try to run out and buy what you need when the snow is knee deep and everyone else is also trying to do the same thing. Prices will be inflated, shelves may be empty, people could panic and you could be hurt or worse if you are caught out in those conditions.
What should you start stocking up on? Some of these things I am sure you probably know, but others you may not think of. Start with the basics.
Heat – if you lose power and your heat does not work without it, the first thing you will need is an alternative source of heat. Mr Heater portable propane powered heater was my choice. Whichever heater you decide on, make sure that it is approved for indoor use, and even then you may want to slightly crack a window. Make sure to buy a lot of propane tanks, so you do not run out. Never NEVER use outdoor BBQ grills, kerosene heaters, or any other type of heater that is for outdoor use only. You can be overcome by fumes from them.
Heavy Clothing – the best would be snowsuits such as what you wear for skiing or winter hiking, but you can also use thermal underwear, wool socks and insulated boots and parka. Don’t forget the hat and gloves. You may also want to invest in some hand warmers.
Food – when a food shortage hits, and it will when the delivery trucks cannot get to the stores, the first thing to go is the staples. Milk, bread, eggs and such will be gone almost immediately. To avoid this situation, buy good quality powdered milk and store it in a cool dry place. I don’t trust the cardboard containers they come in so I store mine in two liter soda bottles with tightly screwed on caps. Kept moisture free, powdered milk stays good for 2 to 10 years, so don’t be afraid to buy a lot. Loaves of bread should also be on your list. Bread can be frozen with no major damage to it, and if you lose power, you can always keep it outside where it will stay frozen. Eggs can also be frozen, not in their shell, but first crack and beat them and then pour them into ice cube trays. When they are frozen, pop them out and put them in freezer bags. Can goods, pasta, rice, beans are all things that you can stock up on that will last a long time. How much food to store will be determined by how many people in your household. Don’t forget to also buy the means to cook your food. A small propane stove is best, but you can use an outdoor grill if you want to cook outside, but beware, the smell of cooking food may bring unwanted guests for dinner!
Radio – a portable radio that runs on batteries is essential to keep up on what is going on outside your home. Battery operated or solar chargers for your cellphone, tablet or laptop is also a good idea. Being able to communicate with others during a weather emergency is important
Light – stocking up on candles, flashlights and batteries is a good idea, but if you have a lengthy power outage, oil lamps are a much better and cheaper choice. They give off more light and burn a very long time on very little oil. You can buy oil lamps(about $10) a Walmart along with lamp oil ($6) and extra wicks.($2)
It may seem a bit overwhelming, but the better you prepare, the safer and happier you will feel. But remember, it is much better not to tell anyone about the preparations you have made for the coming winter, or you may find desperate people showing up on your doorstep when their food runs out and their houses have no heat.
I wanted to share something special to my heart with you today. Tomorrow I will share new things from SU
I was tagged in this photo on FB this morning by my grandsons mom Kris
What my blessing is- and I am bragging, I confess upfront- Jack called me the day after my mom, his greatgrandmother, passed away JUST to tell me he loves me and ask me how I was doing. He had been out with his dad and uncle the week before to see her one last time. But out of the blue he called me to make sure that "I" was doing ok. How many 7 yr olds do you know that do that? I am blessed beyond measure that even tho his parents aren't married, they are teaching him to be compassionate, polite and loving. I am so blessed! Thank you Jack for loving me and for chosing our family! You rock my world and my heart!
I was just outside moving sprinklers around as we are in a drought and things are pretty crispy outside- I picked this box of Brandywine Heirloom tomatos from one section of plants and quit because it is so hot out there! I will work with Kay tonight to pick the other section of tomatos. And I think it may be time to start pulling out plants. We are very blessed this year with an abundance of tomatos- I thought the squirrels would eat them all- we had to barracade with bird netting one entire section and then I found on Amazon
Anyhow I will be making even more tomato sauce Friday and Saturday. Again, I feel so blessed!
I hope that you are having a wonderful week and that you can see the small blessings in your life as we all have so very very many!
oh I almost forgot to share! I was released as 1st counselor in the Primary organization in our church and called to be a Ward Missionary. I will be going to the lessons our Elder's share. Today we have a single sister and I am VERY excited to attend! I used to whine about never having an opportunity to go on a mission- God Listened and blessed me with this calling, he REALLY does hear prayers and things we say!!
hugs to all
So Kay and I went to an Expo this morning to check it out and I ended up being interviewed by a local News Channel lol
This is the link to the video that aired on the news tonight once at 6:05 pm and again at 9:05pm- they shared 2 parts of the 10 questions he asked me! lol
I would like to reward my husband with this Stampin Up! cruise to give him a gift of thanks for all he has done to help me with my parents and my Stampin Up Business. Earning the cruise is based solely on sales and recruiting.
PLEASE help me give him this gift next year. (begging with a smile)
My Stampin Up Website is HERE
I would be honored if you choose me this year to purchase your Stampin Up! Products from.
In order to get this incentive trip aka Grand Vacation, I either have to sell $40,000.00 in products or a combination of recruiting/downline promotions and sales. I would like to be able to say thanks to my husband by way of this trip for all he has helped me through since we were married, and I am going to try really hard to do this for him. And I am asking for your help and consideration as well. All you would have to do is to click THIS LINK and place your Stampin Up order. each time you want to purchase products OR sign up for My Paper Pumpkin HERE, add my name in as your demonstrator please so I get the credit points for it.
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I promised photos of the jam- since I will be with mom at the hospital today, I will just share the photos today and a few details. Feel free to email me with your questions-
I decided to use up the frozen berries and make room in my freezer-
put on the rings and screw tight and turn over your jam to cool- I have been doing this method since 1980- learned it from my first Mother in law and have NEVER had a problem with it yet. When they are cooler about 40 min turn them upright and the jam/jelly will drop to the bottom and the lids seal like a charm.
Hope you are utilizing all the fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs for your food storage this season! I am teaching jam and jelly making on the 17th for our Monthly Relief Society meeting.
now, off to the hospital to be with mom and see what the tests say