Friday, October 30, 2009
We still haven't made it to Galveston, I think we may wait and go Monday. Sammy is having a hard time understanding he doesn't have to wear a jacket. He sure is growing up.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I ordered packaging for our hand cleaner this morning. I'm sure my mind will be busy while we are gone.
I am so pleased with our meeting yesterday. I was worried about packaging and being able to keep up with production, but I feel like it will work out.
I also got a phone call about a fairly large order for stone. When we get back next week hopefully we can get that order and get supplies ordered for it and get started on it as well. Then we have one more order that I know about.
Monday, October 26, 2009
It turns out I don't have to name my hand cleaner as I will be making it and selling it to distributors who will label it their own selves. That makes it easier. I can then have my own labels made to sell it for myself. This also makes it possible to sell to other distributors who can label it and sell it too. The opportunity is really exciting.
The reason my hand cleaner is desirable is because- it works for one thing, its all natural, no chemicals, it will not dry out your hands, it can be used with or without water and it wont cause cancer in 20 years from absorbing harmful chemicals into your system because there are no harmful chemicals in there to begin with. Apparently the other brands dry out your hands and can only be used without water. They are also petroleum based products and are hard on your body. They have grit or pumice in them to make them work, mine doesn't need that to work. Mine works because it just works.
My hand cleaner is kind to the earth and your hands. It doesn't harm plant life or marine life. Best of all it doesn't harm human life.
Other news: The Obama's have decided not to have their daughters vaccinated with the H1N1 vaccine. Hummmmm. Me either. It must be so very serious.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
The daughter answered, 'Don't be scared, you'll get your quilt.'
Needless to say, the Mom was perplexed. Later in the day, the pastor stopped by for tea and the Mom asked him what that morning's Sunday school lesson was about.
He said 'Be not afraid, thy comforter is coming.'
that we were born.
A Death Certificate shows that we died.
Pictures show that we lived!
Have a seat . . . Relax . . . And read this slowly.
That just because two people argue, doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue, doesn't mean they do love each other.
That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.
That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
That you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.
That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
That money is a lousy way of keeping score.
That my best friend and I can do anything, or nothing, and have the best time.
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.
That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had, and what you've learned from them.....and less to do with how many
birthdays you've celebrated.
That it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.
That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.
That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,but we are responsible for who we become.
That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life Forever.
Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.
That even when you think you have no more to give, if a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.
That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
One of the pastors pointed out that twice as many pastors are leaving the profession as are coming in and we should be proud of these young people and continue to support them.
I found out that the teachers teach almost for free, their salary for some is only $100.00 per week. They have such a call to teach these young people that they are willing to sacrifice to do it.
Let us pray and support them with our money and prayers.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
6- 24 ct. family size Lipton tea bags @ 1.49 each
2- Pilsbury buttermilk 17 ct. frozen biscuits @ 3.14 each
2- pkg oreo @ 2.99 each
8-pkgs Ronzoni pasta @ 1.25 each
2- Betty Crocker brownie mix @ 1.39 each
total before coupons and tax $118.56
I paid 86.60 of which 67.68 was for a years supply of butter
tax not included
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Find Scott A. Johnson and then listen to his teachings.
We cant bury our heads in the sand any more, we have to be vigilant and informed.
Here is a direct link to his teaching:
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
6-6packs of Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice @ 1.99 each
10-Campbells Cream of mushroom soup @ 1.00 each
8-boxes of Jell-o @ .65 each
4-boxes of Wheat Thins @ 3.35 each
4-pkgs. Trident Layers Gum @ 1.49 each
4-boxes Lipton tea 24ct. @ 1.99 each
2-bags Sunkist tuna @ 1.39 each
4-boxes Betty Crocker brownie mix @ 1.39 each
total before coupons $62.80
I spent $18.56
I also got a free holiday jello mold for buying 6 boxes of jell-o
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
We need to open our eyes and see what is around us. To learn and have your eyes opened listen to Dr. Scott Johnson at http://www.sermonaudio.com/source_detail.asp?sourceid=drscottjohnson
You may be surprised at what you now believe is true, is it?
I am quite please with the results. Its so nice to know I wont have to buy potatoes all winter and I love canned veggies especially home canned food. It is so much better than store bought.
I also sliced several onions from the 50 pound bag I bought at the same time as the potatoes and put them in the dehydrator. I just want to be sure nothing is wasted.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
If a conservative is a vegetarian, they don’t eat meat. If a liberal is a vegetarian, they want to ban all meat products for everyone.
If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy. A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.
If a conservative is homosexual, they quietly enjoy their life. If a liberal is homosexual, they loudly demand legislated respect.
If a black man or Hispanic is conservative, they see themselves as independently successful. Their liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection.
If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.
If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels. Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.
If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A liberal wants all churches to be silenced.
If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A liberal demands that his neighbors pay for his.
It all goes back to this;
Scratch a progressive leftist, and you will see that underneath the caring, compassionate exterior he or she presents to the world, is the con artist/tyrant whose primary desire is control over others.
When I make mistakes I like to figure out how to fix them or use the results in a totally different way than I had originally planned. My friends and family benefit the most from my experiments because I value their input when I give them a product to try.
Christmas this year will most likely be more products to try and things I want input on. I am working on some new formulations and I can hardly sleep at night thinking of new ideas to try.
At first it bothered me that I had so many fails and then I remembered how long it took to invent the light bulb and how many failures Thomas Edison had before he found the right thing.
I am learning to write down what I do so that if it works I will know and if it doesn't I hopefully wont do the same thing again.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I dont know why there are two of this pix but I cant get it to go away so I'll just have to leave it.
We are working on more potatoes and hope to do one more batch tonight. That will bring us up to 42 quarts with the 7 I canned yesterday. We will get quite a few quarts from this 100 pounds of potatoes. I learned after the first batch to cut them up or I would have ended up with 100 quarts. The first batch only has 5 or 6 potatoes per quart.
Yesterday Jeff was even helping me experiment. We both learned from that experiment. Today I taught myself how to swirl colors in soap and also how to layer different colors of soap. I think I am on to something there.
Good news. Jeff and I met with some people who are willing to help us expand our soap making business. Even as far as giving us a new product and a distributor to sell it. It is so exciting. I guess I was doing good to do experiments. I cant say much more because its a trade secret.
God is so good.
Monday, October 5, 2009
EASY CHOCOLATE ICING
1 c. sugar
2 tbsp. cocoa
1 stick butter
1/4 c. milk
Sift sugar and cocoa. Add butter. Add milk. Bring to rolling boil. Boil only one minute!! Add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour into small mixing bowl and beat until spreadable.
I have been using this soap in the soap dispensers by the sinks and for dish soap. It cuts through grease like nothing. I love it. I even like the mottled brown color.
Also love the scent which is all the scents mixed together because I throw scraps in it.
Any way just a hint to save some money and have a good soap.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Katie’s Simple Cabbage Soup with Secret Super Food
Serves: 8-10? HUGE batch of soup!
Olive oil and butter ($0.30)
1 large onion, coarsely chopped ($0.25)
3-5 stalks celery, sliced ($0.25)
3 carrots, sliced ($0.30)
4 cloves garlic, chopped ($0.10)
1-2 cans great northern beans (or 2-3 cups cooked if using dry) ($0.50-1.50)
½ head cabbage, thinly sliced ($0.50-1.50 – varies greatly by time of year)
6 cups chicken stock (free if homemade or $2-4.00)
1-2 cups pumpkin ($0.40-1.00)
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1+ tsp cumin
optional: 8 oz. can tomato sauce ($0.50)
Melt ~1Tbs butter and 2Tbs olive oil. Add the onion, celery, carrots, garlic, and beans in order as you chop them. By the time you add the beans, the onions should be soft. Add salt, pepper, cumin and stir. Add cabbage and cover 5 minutes or so to wilt. Add broth, pumpkin (frozen is fine) and optional tomato sauce. Bring to a boil and reduce to high simmer. Cover and cook 15-30 minutes until carrots and cabbage are tender.
Baked Potato Soup
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup flour
7 cups milk (can use skim or powdered)
4 large baking potatoes, baked, peeled, & cubed
4 green onions, chopped
12 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 1/4 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup sour cream
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp pepper
In a large Dutch oven, melt butter and stir in flour. Heat and stir until smooth. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until thickened. Add potatoes and onions. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Stir until cheese is melted. Serves 6-8.
"Red Lobster" Biscuits
2 cups buttermilk baking mix
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine buttermilk baking mix, milk, and cheese with a wooden spoon until soft dough forms. Beat vigorously 30 seconds. Drop dought by heaping tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown. While biscuits are still warm brush tops with melted butter or margarine combined with garlic powder. Serve warm. Makes 10-12 biscuits.
4 slices bacon, diced
1/4 chopped onion
1 lb cabbage, cut into 1 inch squares
1/4 cup nonfat sour cream
1 tsp poppy seeds
Place bacon in a 2 quart glass measure or round casserole. Cover and microwave on high 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or until bacon is browned. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon; set aside. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of bacon drippings; add onion. Cover with vented plastic wrap or lid and microwave on high 2 1/2 minutes. Add cabbage to onion; re-cover. Stirring midway through cooking, microwave on high 8 minutes or until cabbage is crisp-tender. Blen in sour cream and poppy seeds. Garnish top with reserved bacon. Microwave on high 1-2 minutes or until hot. Makes 5 servings.
Ooey-Gooey Butter Cake
1 box of butter cake mix
1 stick margarine or butter, melted
4 eggs, divided
1 (16 oz) bag of powdered sugar (reserve 3/4 cup for top)
1 (8 oz) packaged cream cheese, softened
With a mixer, beat together 2 eggs with cake mix and margarine. Spread mixture into a greased and flour 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Mix together sugar (except for 3/4 cup), 2 remaining eggs and cream cheese. Beat until smooth. Spread mixture on top of dough. Sprinkle remaining sugar on top. Bake cake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
Mash 1 pound of potatoes with salt, pepper and butter. Beat 5-6 eggs, add sauted onions or mushrooms if desired and mix with potatoes. Pour into a well-buttered round baking pan and bake in a preheated 325-degree oven until the eggs are set, approximately 40 minutes.
Boil with chopped onion until done.
Drain. Replace water with milk or do as I do and just add powdered milk to the water, add some butter, salt and pepper. You can add cheese if desired.
This makes a creamy delicious potato soup your family will love.
1 potato, peeled and diced
1 1/2 cups water
2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons shortening
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1.In a medium saucepan cook potato cubes in water for about 12 minutes, or until tender. Do not drain. Cool mixture to 110 degrees F (43 degrees C). Set aside 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid. Mash potato and remaining liquid; if necessary add warm water to make 2 cups potato mixture.
2.In a large mixing bowl, sprinkle yeast on reserved 1/2 cup potato water. Add mashed potato mixture, 2 cups of the flour, sugar, shortening, and salt. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 1/2 minute, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Beat 3 minutes at high speed. Stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can mix in by hand.
3.Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough. Knead for 6 to 8 minutes, or until dough is smooth and elastic. Place in a lightly greased bowl; turn once to grease surface. Cover. Let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
4.Punch down, and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half. Cover, and let rest for 10 minutes. Shape each half into a loaf. Place in greased 8 x 4 x 2 inch loaf pans. Cover. Let rise until nearly double, about 35 minutes. Before baking, brush tops with a little water and dust with additional flour.
5.Bake at 375 degree F (190 degrees C) for 40 to 45 minutes. Cover with foil for the last 15 minutes of baking to prevent over-browning. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Next week we go to Spearman so we are hoping we do good there.
I enjoyed the junk2jewels thing and if we are still here I will do it again in the spring. I met a lot of really nice people.
Friday, October 2, 2009
I bought 9 bottles of Thera Flu @ 4.00 ea.
2 chapsticks @ 2.99 ea.
6 Vasoline lotion @ 6.99 ea
6 Robitussin @2.49 ea
6 Emergance C @ 3.49 ea
2 Dentek Dental flossers @ 2.00 ea
6 Halls refresh cough drops @ 1.00 ea
4 spearmint leaves gumdrops discounted to .50 ea
There may have been other items I forgot about.
I am quite happy with my deals.
My friend Lorie purchased $165.00 worth of items for less than $15.00
I still have $28.00 of RR to spend on my next trip.