Homemaking

Dish gloves

Does anyone else use dish gloves and absolutely just love them? For the longest time, I thought dish gloves were worthless. Why would anybody bother with them? Every winter, my hands get extremely dry and chapped. They get so dry at times that just making a fist makes my knuckles crack and bleed. Putting lotion …

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Bobbin winder

I mentioned yesterday that I was considering getting a bobbin winder since the one on my machine decided to quit working. Last night I was able to pick one up at Hobby Lobby. The 40% off coupon they had was a nice help! The bobbin winder was a wonderful purchase – it’s so much faster …

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Price Books

I’m going to interrupt my coupon series here to blog a little about a price book. It’s not absolutely vital to couponing, but it is such a HUGE help that I wanted to include it at this point. A price book is valuable whether or not you use coupons though – so hopefully this post …

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Lessons in brownie making

I learned something about making brownies today. It helps if you have eggs in the house. Except we ate the last of the eggs for breakfast this morning. Oops. But thankfully, we have chickens. S and I headed outside to see if there were at least 2 eggs so we could finish making our brownies …

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It smells good in here

There’s a huge pot of apples on the stove right now, and they smell SO good! We’re going to borrow my mother-in-law’s apple peeler, but some of the apple were so small they wouldn’t have been worth the work. So. . .we washed and quartered them and threw them into the pot. We’ll strain them …

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Octopus and seaweed

We got a little creative with dinner tonight. We had octopus, seaweed, and drank seawater. Obviously my mustard-drawing skills leave something to be desired. . . Just a couple drops of food coloring made everything so much more fun. I’m not a big fan of ramen noodles because they’re so high in sodium, but we …

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Squash: day fiveish

I think it’s day 5. Guess that’s about right. We’ve picked squash four times. So far that’s been 31 squash we’ve picked. We borrowed my mother in law’s pressure canner, and I canned five quarts of squash today. That’s not counting what we’ve eaten and given away. It was the first time I’d ever canned …

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