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Friday, May 31, 2013

Thank you Lord, for your Blessing on me...

“Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me..”

These words from an old song keep running though my head.  I know we usually think of being thankful during November, but I just can’t seem to think that we should be thankful and thanking the Lord for all the blessings He has given us.  


There are some in our country that don’t have anything.  Their lives have been torn upside down from major storms and tornadoes.  While they may not have material things, they are blessed with family, friends, and people in the community helping them trough this terrible time.


You see, I seem the think of not the material blessings that the Lord gives us, but those things that we take for grated some times.  The blessing of a friend calling to check up on you when you are having a bad day and just need a shoulder to cry on. I think about being blessed to spend time with my family.  I think about being blessed with a job that provides for my family.  I think about being blessed with a nice home to live in, a vehicle  that gets me where I need to be. 


While some in our country may  not have very much right now, either due to a tornado, or just because “life” is hard right now… they are blessed!  You may not feel very blessed right now, but take a look around and you will see that you are indeed blessed.


 We have so much to be thankful for!  Don’t ever forget to say… “Thank you Lord, for your blessing on me…”

* I wrote this little post for the devotional page in our local paper.  I just felt that I wanted to share it with you ladies as well. Some times we can get down and discouraged when "life" happens that we forget about all we have been blessed with. Lets remember to be thankful all the time for every little blessing we have.*


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Eating Healthy Frugally



Did You think I have forgotten about ya'll?

Believe me I have not.

Since February, our family has gone through some changes.
Good ones, but this is not what this post is about.

In April I started the process of getting myself 
healthier.  I hate dieting! Really I do!
But I knew that I needed to get healthy. My body was giving me signals that I could no longer ignore.
I began my journey into the  Trim Healthy Mamma way  of eating. I quickly found out (again), that eating healthy can be costly.


I began to try to figure out how to cut some of the cost of eating healthy from my grocery budget.

Here is some the the things I have found out:

Shop in Bulk

I have found that I can buy Flex seed meal, almond flour, rye flour, and spelt flour at my local (about two hours from me) health food store for about half the cost of buying those small bags at Wally world.

It is worth it for me to take a day and drive to buy a months worth of flour.

Divide recipes into single servings

For example, the Trim Healthy Pancakes are easy to divide into a single serving recipe.  My girls do not care for them, so instead of making a whole batch of pancakes then freezing them (which I am bad about doing)... I just take the one cup measurements and divide into three.  Its cost effective and there is no waste.

Buy frozen when fresh is to costly

I know fresh is always better, but there are times when frozen veggies are just more budget friendly.  I buy fresh fruits and veggies when they are on sale.. and frozen when 
they are not.

And last but not least...

Make a menu!

I use to make a monthly menu.. but since I began eating healthier, I make a menu once a week.  I check my stores 
ad to see what is on sale a plan from there.

What are some ways you have found to stay 
within your budget and still eat healthy?

I would love to hear your ideas.


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Scripture of the Month

1 Thessalonians 5:24
Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

He is faithful to do all He has promised in his Word. I'm so glad that he is faithful to meet our needs and to give us our wants. There is no one Greater than OUR LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST!