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 …

Stash Cash: A 10 Min Preparedness Project

Stash Cash

What would happen if you couldn't access the money in your checking account and / or use your credit cards for a day? for a week? for longer? It is a good idea to have cash stored somewhere in your home (or multiple places).  Even something as simple as a 24 hour power outage could have credit card machines down making it tough to access all that "electronic" money.  Or, if someone gets your credit card number and uses it fraudulently, you will have to wait for a new one.  Having Continue Reading …

October Thrive Life Specials

October Thrive Life Specials from Your Own Home Store

Many of the Thrive foods on sale this month are on my favorite's list.  I LOVE the instant pinto beans!  They are far better than regular dry beans and make the best homemade re-fried beans!  The chicken slices are large chunks of chicken that work well in everything from soups to stir fry. The red bell pepper slices smell so wonderful and fresh when you open them!  They are a favorite snack of mine!  And the shredded monterey jack cheese gets used in everything from soups to Continue Reading …

Freezer Meals without the Freezer: Shelf Stable Meals in a Jar

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I told you I'd be completing two projects this month as part of National Preparedness Month.  The first was my powerless laundry experiment and today I'd like to share the other project. I've put together three quick meals that can be made in 15 minutes or less and have them sitting in my pantry.  The concept behind these is similar to freezer cooking: get most of the work done ahead of time, so you can just pull out a meal and with minimal prep have it on the table for dinner shortly. But Continue Reading …

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Fall is my favorite season.  And if you've been following my blog for at least a year, you likely already know that since I say it again and again this time of year.  I love the colors, the cooler air, the smells and the soups, oh the soups!  There isn't much I enjoy more during the fall (and winter) than a comforting bowl of homemade soup. Soups are my absolute favorite way to use Thrive.  With Thrive all my veggies are pre-washed, pre-peeled, and pre-chopped.  I can throw together Continue Reading …

Kitchen Mill Grain Grinder Giveaway

Grain Grinder Giveaway

And it is time for the final giveaway of the month!  We've had two other fun giveaways: a Big Berkey, and a Kelly Kettle.  But your chances of winning one of them were low since they were sponsored by nearly 30 different bloggers. This week's giveaway will be different.  I am providing the prize myself and I am only offering here on this blog for my readers and followers.  Someone who follows this blog will be the winner!  I want you to know how grateful I am for your support.   I Continue Reading …