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Stouffer's

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Mmm, Some days you just need a little help
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My new tomatoes

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All my new tomatoes are growing great! I still have more flowers too! Looking forward to juicy ripe tomatoes
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More Tomatoes

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Tomatoes

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FLY Lady message to me! I love FLY Lady

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This picture was drawn by my son! He is so talented! I like it because it is how I want to tackle my clutter this week lol 
So I joined up with the FLY Lady and have been loving all the really great advice she gives! Here is a short list that I took pieces of from her e-mail that she sent me. I thought that I would share here a little of what I think is great advice! you can check out her Fly Lady site here
Dear Friends,
Clutter has a way of taking over our lives. 
Clutter becomes that unwanted house guest that you can't get rid of. 
It robs us of peace while we are home and it also steals any bit of joy when we leave home; the dread of returning to that mess. 
What about those of you that will not even go anywhere because of the chaotic state of your home.
1. Clutter filled homes, are not welcoming to friends or family.

2. Clutter in your home, does not allow your mind and body to rest.

3. Clutter tells the world that you are not worthy.

4. Clutter never wants you to leave home.

5. Clutter …

1982-2010

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1982-2010 Love you and miss you baby girl! Today makes one year since you left and I am still waiting for you to walk in that front door...... Love you much baby girl
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Emergency Preparedness Heirloom Seed

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This is what the seeds of today look like. I purchased these this month. now they come in a mylar pack inside these boxes. One thing that I was pleasantly surprised with was the amount of seeds in each pack. It is completely full of seeds, not like the ones that you get at the store where you have to use a magnifying glass just to see the seeds in the store bought packs. I do not know if the other seeds are heirloom seeds or not.
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Provident Pantry Garden seeds

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Here is a can of garden seeds that I purchased about six years ago and you can see that they are in a larger can than the last ones I posted from the 70's.
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Bee Hive Seed sprouting kit

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Here is a collection of seeds that my grandmother purchased in 1975-6 for our food storage. I know that they are most likely no good but I cannot seem to make myself through them away. I belong to a group that is dedicated to food and emergency preparedness and when I told them of my find I asked if they thought that they were any good. I told them that my parents stored them in the garage in the winter and the summer so they said absolutely not any good. But I am holding on to them any way. I am going to attempt to plant them some time in the future but not today. I love these cans with the cute little bee on them. I think of my grandmother when I look at them and remember all of her hard work at getting our family self sufficient and the lessons she taught me and with her wins and not so good turn outs. 
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Wheat

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Brown Rice

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Mung Beans

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Mmm I love sprouting mung beans they are really good
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Alaska Peas

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I have never heard of these peas before
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Garbanzo Beans

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Lentils

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Alfalfa seeds

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Deseret Supply Company/ Honey Bee Brand

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Look at this old box that I found. It was pretty much destroyed so I took a picture of it before I threw it away. I found a receipt inside that said 1976 and thinking upon it now I should have taken a picture of it also but alas it went the same way as the box.

Here is another box that had sprouting seeds inside, I am going to take pictures of them next and post them

Megan

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Here is another An Teva picture made for me by my niece Megan
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Matthew

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This is another An Teva picture made for my by my nephew Matthew
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My baby's

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My sweet baby's, This was taken  some where in San Fransisco I think around 1994. They had come with my parents to pick me up from the air port and so they made a day of it visiting a lot of different places. I have a really great father, as a child he would always take me and my siblings around places doing different things to keep us entertained. I love my dad!

Birthday 2011

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It's my birthday! YAY!

Vacation

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My sweet baby's I love them so! This picture was taken sometime in the lat 80's

Hummingbird

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This little sweetheart sat on the fence at work talking to me. He was beautiful with a little red on his black body Published with Blogger-droid v1.6.8

Small Hail Storm May 2011

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In this picture you can see the little hearts a lot better
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Origami kind of morning

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Here are three fun shapes I made this morning with fun paper. You cannot see the hearts on the jumping frog. I love doing origami
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McCormick Spices

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Okay so I was reading a email that was sent to my by the Fly lady about spices and I was amazed that the shelf life of spices is not very long. I do not use all my spices before they expire! So she said that if you still have a metal container from "McCormick then throw it out! She said that they stopped making them in these containers fifteen years ago!! I had a really good laugh on that one! I had one in my cupboard! But the good thing is that she said that there was a exception to the rule here and that was for black pepper. PHEW, lol oh well the rest are going in the trash and I need to go and purchase all new spices darn it~
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Just a little nature

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I love the sound of birds

My Husband

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My Husband......I love him more than life! All the great things that he does for me I only hope that he knows how much I really do love him! Thanks sweetheart for the great mothers day that you gave me. I love you dearly, and to the two sons that I have I love the both of you very very much! thank you for the love you show and give me!
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Mother's Day with out my baby girl

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I remember the last mothers day I had with my baby girl she and my boys gave me a really sweet angel heart with Mandy's birth stone in it. In this month I have Mothers day, my birthday and the event of getting through the first year after loosing my daughter. It is quite a lot to deal with. On one hand I have a beautiful son and son in law to spend mothers day with and on the other I am not getting to be with my baby girl. My husband is my rock and he helps me with all of it, listening and helping I would be lost without him. He to is going through this with me and it is tuff!

Hot Box/ Wonder Oven

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Here is the Hot Box or Wonder Oven that I made, it was really easy to make
Here I am sewing the oven together  Here is the finished bottom unstuffed Here is the top un-stuffed bottom stuffed Top stuffed you can see that it is not to full so that there is room for the pan The pan fits quite well inside
Here is my oven outside of the box

My finished box This one belongs to my girlfriend  Here she is putting it into the box you can see it is a perfect fit I have made many things in my wonder oven and it works great, I had a girlfriend take ice cream to her sons soccer  game and the ice cream stayed completely frozen until they served it and the game usually lasts for at least a couple of hours. I have made soup in the morning and served it after 1:30 pm and it was still steaming hot well after four hours. My mother adapted this pattern and made a wonder box for her plastic 24 oz. watter bottle and they keep their water ice cold on the days that they do running around that takes hours. She even made…

Flowers in my backyard

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I needed a little cheering up so here is a walk through the flowers I took to sooth my soul This flower was my baby girls favorite flower I think that flowers are amazing Pomegranate tree I love the yellow color of this one