Garlic & Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup

* Some links in this post are affiliate links meaning, at no additional cost to you, I may get a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on the link. Thanks for supporting this blog, me and my family in this way! Asparagus is a favorite vegetable in our house.  My husband and I LOVE it, three of our four kids enjoy it, and one tolerates it.  That is a win in my book!  This Creamy Garlic and Asparagus soup recipe was a hit.  The original recipe can be found on page 26 of Our Continue Reading …

Plan to help elderly neighbors in winter: A 10 min Prep Project

elderly neighbors

In my opinion, part of being prepared is helping others.  Dave Ramsey said "Getting out of debt isn't just about you.  It's about being able to see beyond yourself and give generously."  I AGREE!  But I would also include "being prepared" with "getting out of debt."  We may not all face a huge disaster in our lifetimes, but we will all interact with those that need a helping hand and being prepared ourselves allows us to see beyond ourselves and assist others. Winter is fast approaching Continue Reading …

Overcoming To-Do List Worship: Finding Peace

Peace through Free Time

I mentioned a few weeks ago in my "5 Rules to Get More Done" post that I'd be posting later on about why I feel it is so important to not over plan.  Well, "later on" is today. I struggle with To-Do List Worship.  A bit hard to admit, but I do.  This is some personal stuff, and shows you a more "real" side of me. It scary to put that out there, but good, I believe.  Often, when we "get to know" others online, we really only get to know their more "perfect" self and that can be discouraging Continue Reading …

Winter Bucket List

winter bucket list

Winter is always a tough season for me.  If I could live in a Spring-Fall-Spring-Fall climate I would be one happy lady.  I love being outside, but I don't love being cold or wet.  My kids get a bit (okay, maybe a lot some days) crabby when they are all cooped up inside and I struggle to find things to do to keep us all happy and entertained.  That isn't to say I don't enjoy the Christmas season.  I actually love it.  I just wish that the snow only came for the 10 days surrounding Continue Reading …

10 min project: 20 Reasons to add trash bags to your supplies

Photo Credit: Flickr User Mike Mozart

Sometime becoming better prepared doesn't have to take much time or money!  I'm pretty sure most of you can find a few empty (and clean) trash bags in your home.  These simple plastic bags that most of us have in multiple places in our homes can serve a whole variety of purposes in an emergency.  Here are twenty: Wear as a poncho Use as a shower.  Fill with water, let sun heat it and then poke holes in it and stand underneath! Use as an arm sling Wrap around feet with a rubber band Continue Reading …

Sausage and Egg Muffins

Sausage and egg muffins

* Some links in this post are affiliate links meaning, at no additional cost to you, I may get a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on the link. Some links (those to Thrive Life) actually provide you with a discounted price. Thanks for supporting this blog, me and my family in this way!  I could almost say that I'm in love with the Thrive scrambled egg mix.  But then my incredible husband might get a bit jealous, so I'll just say that I really, really like it.  I've Continue Reading …

Featured Water Storage Package

october featured package

It is time for my monthly deeply discounted package! Remember, this package is NOT available online at ThriveLive.com. Instead it must be purchased directly through a Thrive Life consultant (like me!), meaning a consultant must place your order for you. Access to deeply discounted packages is one of the benefits of knowing a consultant! How to Order: This package will be available through Nov 14th, 2014 or while supplies last.  You can place your order (securely) here (or email me at Continue Reading …

5 Rules to Get More Done

Get more done

Is your list of things you want to do always longer than the list of things you actually accomplish?  I have certainly felt that way at times (and still do when I don't follow the rules below), and it can be suffocating and discouraging.  I've created 5 rules for myself that help me stay organized, prepared, and ultimately get more done.   Rule #1: Plan   I love what Benjamin Franklin said: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. I have found that to be so true!  I get Continue Reading …

Is your gas tank half full? A 10 min prep project

Full Gas Tank

If your child woke tonight in the middle of the night needing to go to the ER, would you have enough gas to get there?  If there was a fire or flood or hurricane etc in your area and you were asked to evacuate (along with every one of your neighbors), would you have enough gas to get to a friend or family me member's home?  If you ran out of gas while driving somewhere, what would you do for help?  What if your cell didn't have service?  If there was a traffic accident on your way home from Continue Reading …

Thick and Hearty Chili

Thick and Hearty Chili R

Is it starting to get a bit chili where you are?  It is here!  It is no where near cold yet, but fall....with it's dropping temperatures is certainly here.  And I LOVE it.  This (sadly very short where I live) season is my absolute favorite.  The cooler weather has had me craving chili!  I want something thick and hearty that warms me from the inside out.  And when we have chili we also get to have golden, crumbly cornbread.  Yuummm.... This thick and hearty chili is quick and easy to Continue Reading …