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Winter Storm Preparedness – Power Outage Foods

Winter Storm Preparedness - Easily-Prepared Power Outage Foods - We're still in the middle of winter, folks. I'm sure you'll want to pick up some of these convenient power outage foods on your next grocery trip. A power outage doesn't stop your family's need to eat. Meeting your food needs can be trickier during a power outage, but there are plenty of decent tasting food options that can be purchased for a reasonable price.

Winter Storm Preparedness – Easily-Prepared Power Outage Foods – We’re still in the middle of winter, folks. I’m sure you’ll want to pick up some of these convenient power outage foods on your next grocery trip. A power outage doesn’t…
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Winter Storm Preparedness – Alternative Heat

Winter Storm Preparedness - Alternative Heat without Electricity - All the times that we've had longterm power outages going back as far as I can remember have been the result of winter weather conditions. This means, in our area, having a way to heat your home that doesn't rely on the electrical grid is vital to survival.

Winter Storm Preparedness – Alternative Heat without Electricity – All the times that we’ve had longterm power outages going back as far as I can remember have been the result of winter weather conditions. This means, in our area, having a…
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Winter Storm Preparedness – Massive Water Storage on the Cheap

Winter Storm Preparedness - Massive Water Storage on the Cheap -  In order to protect and provide for your family in any winter storm power outage, you must have adequate water storage. Experts consider one gallon of water per person per day to be an appropriate level of water supplies. For a large family, that's a lot of water! Keep in mind any animals will also need water. Fortunately, I came up with an ingenious way to store massive quantities of water at a very low cost. 

Winter Storm Preparedness – Massive Water Storage on the Cheap – In order to protect and provide for your family in any winter storm power outage, you must have adequate water storage. Experts consider one gallon of water per person…
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3 Easy Ways to Earn Money While Christmas Shopping

Christmas Shopping the Easy Way - While retailers everywhere are gearing up for Black Friday, I've spent the last week shopping from the comfort of my own home. It seems I do more and more of the Christmas shopping online with each passing year. There are no crowds. It saves on gas, considering I'm twenty minutes from even a Walmart and thirty minutes from a mall. There's no getting in and out of the van to brave the cold. I can easily compare prices between multiple retailers. Best of all, not only can I sit at my computer Christmas shopping in my pajamas, I can also earn money while doing it.

Christmas Shopping the Easy Way – While retailers everywhere are gearing up for Black Friday, I’ve spent the last week shopping from the comfort of my own home. It seems I do more and more of the Christmas shopping online…
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How to Build a Chicken Tractor from Upcycled Pallets

If you've ever kept chickens, I'm sure you know the most difficult task is not keeping them in but keeping predators out. We created this extremely functional chicken tractor using materials we already had on hand.

  If you’ve ever kept chickens, I’m sure you know the most difficult task is not keeping them in but keeping predators out. We created this extremely functional chicken tractor using materials we already had on hand. *This post may…
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These 3 Team Snacks Are a Huge Hit for Fall Sports

Prepackaged snacks are often expensive and usually packed full of chemicals and preservatives we can’t even pronounce. You can provide a fun and tasty team snack that didn’t come from a box. These team snacks will be a huge hit for your fall sports!

If you have kids involved with athletics, chances are you’ll eventually take a turn (or a dozen turns) at team snack duty. With four kids, all in a sport or multiple sports during every season, I’ve definitely had some experience in…
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DIY Rustic Log Wedding Cake Stand

Get instructions for this Rustic Log Cake Stand DIY.

This DIY Rustic Log Cake Stand is fairly simple to complete if you have the right tools. We didn’t have all the tools we probably needed, but we improvised to complete the project. If we can make one of these,…
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