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Word of the Day: Predilection Definition: Liking for, preference, leaning towards  Used in a sentence: He showed a decided predilection for outdoor sports.

Repeat after me… today is going to BE FREAKIN’ AWESOME.

Seriously, it is. 😉

Mavis

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Available Kindle Books I think are cool…

The prices on Kindle Books can change quickly, so grab them while you can. Don’t have a Kindle? Download the kindle app on your other devices. It’s easy! :)

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How to Prevent Back to School Cooties

Before you send your kids on that bus, check out these tips on How to Prevent Back to School Cooties! Keep your kids healthy as they head back this year. Find more cool tips and ideas on my Back to School Pinterest Board.

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Frogg Toggs Pro Lite Rain Suit

Cabela’s has the Frogg Toggs Pro Lite Rain Suit on sale for $19.99 {was $39.99}.

how to can peachesDo you know How to Can Peaches? It’s easier than you think. Find out how HERE or Pin it for Later. Find more recipes on my Canning Pinterest Board.

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6pm has my favorite Old Friend Jemma Slippers on sale for $20.99 shipped {the blue ones are $27.99}. These retail for $69!

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REI Outlet Deal of the Day – REI Compact Digital Scale $12.73 {was $26.50}

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The Home depot Special Buy of the Day – UP TO 30% OFF SELECT DOOR HARDWARE

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Walmart Value of the Day – RCA 10.1″ 2in1 Tablet 32GB Quad Core Windows 8.1 $129.99 shipped {was $169}.

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Zaycon Fresh is now taking orders for their upcoming events. Below are their offerings and prices in my area.Go HERE to find out if this deal is available in your area.

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.89/lb $75.60/case
  • Fresh Ground Beef, Lean {93/7} – 40 lbs $3.99/lb | $159.60/case
  • Frozen Wild Sockeye Salmon Fillets 25 lbs
  • Frozen Premium Alaskan Cod $5.49/lb $137.25/case
  • All Beef Hot Dogs $3.29/lb 10 lbs $32.90/case
  • Polish Kielbasa Sausages $2.79/lb 10 lbs  $27.90/case
  • Meaty Back Ribs $3.99/lb | $143.64/case
  • Bacon-Wrapped Pork Fillet $3.79/lb  36 lbs 136.44/case
  • Pork Sausage Links $2.79 ln 20 lbs $55.80/case
  • USDA Choice or Higher Chuck Roast $5.79/lb  $208.44/case
  • USDA Choice or Higher Patio Steaks $6.49/lb  $214.17/case
  • Smoked Pulled Pork – 20lbs $4.49/lb  $89.80/case

Check out the post on how we process so much Zaycon meat at one time.

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10 Ways to Use Up and Preserve Fresh Pears

10 Ways to Use Up and Preserve Fresh Pears

10 Ways to Use Up and Preserve Fresh Pears

Even if you don’t have pear trees, you can still score a big box of pears while they are in season.  If you want to get really crazy, you can preserve them so you have them all year long.  If not, just enjoy them while they are fresh and the season lasts.  Either way, here are some ideas for both:

pear butter recipePreserving

  1. Can them.  Canned pears are simple and delicious.  They are my go-to winter fruit.  Also, they taste pretty awesome for breakfast with a little cottage cheese.
  2. If you are not into canning them as is, try making/canning pear butter.  This stuff makes toast something to look forward to.Slow Cooker Pear & Ginger Applesauce
  3. Pear Vanilla Jam makes great gifts.  We like it on our pancakes too.
  4. Make Pear and Ginger Applesauce and then freeze it.  It freezes really well and makes for a quick side for lunch or dinner.
  5. Whip up and can a batch of Cranberry Cinnamon Pear Sauce for Thanksgiving dinner this year.  Make it now, enjoy it later.

pear treeWays to Enjoy Them Fresh

  1. Besides the obvious of eating them whole, you can add them to antipasto platters–which make simple, but popular appetizers.
  2. Keep in mind, you can usually substitute pears for apples in most recipes.  It gives the recipe a whole new flavor.  Try your favorite apple pie recipe or apple crisp recipe using pears.
  3. I am a pretty big fan of tarts.  This Rustic Pear Tart is no exception.
  4. Throw them in smoothies.  They sweeten really lightly and add nice flavor/texture to smoothies.
  5. Dice them and add them to a spinach and chicken salad.  They add just the right amount of sweet.

Do you have any favorite pear recipes?

~Mavis

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Moving Hosta Plants, Planting Fall Vegetables, Teaching The Boy to Can, And Old Fashioned Clothes Pins

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I few weeks ago The Girl gave The Boy a jar of homemade raspberry jam. Since then he has gone home with 3 more jars {all half pints}. Apparently he can’t get enough of the stuff. So yesterday, when I asked him how his jam supply was doing, he kind of gave me a funny look and I knew he was out again.

So The Girl took matters into her own hands and taught him how to make raspberry jam.

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Are you growing tomatoes this year? Have you starting canning them yet? Yesterday I put up 4 pints of heirloom salsa. My goal is to can 12 pints of salsa and 24 quarts of tomato sauce this year. Our tomatoes are just coming on so I suspect most of this will get done in early September. clothespins

Clothespins! I scored 5 dozen old fashioned clothespins at the thrift store yesterday for $2.99. They don’t make them like the used to I tell you. The springs on these suckers are AWESOME. Now all I need to do is install a {hidden} clothesline. :) :) :) lucy the puggle dog

Lucy is grounded. I found her trying to dig under the fence yesterday. I’m not sure if she was digging for treasure or wanting to visit the cute little pup down the road.

hosta

Goodbye hosta plants…

growing vegetables in your front yard

Hello oak leaf lettuce, Detroit Dark Red Beets, and ornamental cabbage. Okay, so it’s not really ornamental cabbage. It’s the REAL THING. But I’m pretty sure no one on the snoopervising committee will be able to tell at this point UNLESS THEY ARE READING THIS. So for right now, I’m calling it ornamental cabbage.

The way I see it, if the lady down the street in the cottage type homes can grow zucchini in her front yard… I can grow some fall vegetables right with pretty foliage. Right? I mean the ornamental cabbages go for $3 a pot all over the place in the fall and I’m sure the neighborhood will be covered in them. I’m just ahead of the game because I’ll be able to EAT mine, right?

You’ve got to get your thrills where you can people.

Keep calm, and carry on.

~Mavis

P.S. No hostas or gladiolus were tossed {I moved them to a more shaded area in the back}.

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All the Cool People Pee in Their Garden

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bag of urine

I thought I was cool, but according to Rodale Wellness, really cool people pee in their garden {or at the very least, use their urine in their compost piles}.  Say what?  Yep, studies have shown that urine is a pretty effective way to add a great “nitrogen-phosphorus-Potassium ratio” to the soil–and oddly enough, it is generally recognized as safe to put directly onto plants {though, it is really better suited directly on the soil, instead}.

So, in the off chance you want to give it a whirl…{Or a wizz?  Sorry, bathroom humor has never been my strong suit} just collect your urine throughout the day and dilute it one part pee to five to ten parts water.  Then, sprinkle it around the base of plants or on the base of the plants.  It’s apparently particularly effective for “cabbage, beets, cucumbers, and tomatoes.”

I feel obligated to tell you that pee-fertilizer comes with a warning label:  wash your veggies reaaallly well before you consume them {duh}, avoid using it if you have an infection {gross}, AND because of the high salt content in urine, make sure to water it in well and don’t over-use it {basic fertilizing rules apply}.

I guess it’s one way to go really green.  Who knew you were literally flushing money down the toilet?

Now get out there and wet the {garden} bed.

~Mavis

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Free Kindle Books, GAP Sale, Amazon Fire Phone Bundle, Kashi Bars, Toys and More

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Word of the Day: Umbrage Definition: Offense, resentment Used in a sentence: Do not take umbrage at my criticism.

Is it really Wednesday already? Holy cow! I’m hoping to transplant a few seedlings to the garden this morning, toss a few loads of laundry in the wash and go for a long walk with the puggle princess before it gets too hot out. Yesterday I took Lucy on a 2 mile walk and totally wore her out. She napped all afternoon. 😉

Ahh summer.

Mavis

*This deal post will be updated throughout the day so be sure and check back for deals. 

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Amazon Bonus Deal of the Day – Stuhrling Men’s and Women’s Watches for $59.99

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The prices on Kindle Books can change quickly, so grab them while you can. Don’t have a Kindle? Download the kindle app on your other devices. It’s easy! :)

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Cramer 1001-01 Kik Step Rolling Step Stool

WahooO! Right now you can get the Cramer  Kik Step Rolling Step Stool for just $41.59 shipped! {I’ve been using my red one for 15+ years now and LOVE it!}

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GAP.com is offering 30% off sale styles when you use code HAPPY at checkout. Plus save 35% off regular price styles or 40% off if you are a GAP  cardmember when you use STYLE at checkout. Shop the GAP SALE. 

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Do you have beans galore? Check out How to Can Green Beans and enjoy them all year round. Get the recipe HERE or Pin it for Later. Find more recipes on my Canning Pinterest Board.

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Walmart Value of the Day – Ematic Ultra-Slim 2.1-Channel Wireless Soundbar with Bluetooth and LED Display $39.99 shipped {was $99.98}

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Zaycon Fresh is now taking orders for their upcoming events. Below are their offerings and prices in my area.Go HERE to find out if this deal is available in your area.

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.89/lb $75.60/case
  • Fresh Ground Beef, Lean {93/7} – 40 lbs $3.99/lb | $159.60/case
  • Frozen Wild Sockeye Salmon Fillets 25 lbs
  • Frozen Premium Alaskan Cod $5.49/lb $137.25/case
  • All Beef Hot Dogs $3.29/lb 10 lbs $32.90/case
  • Polish Kielbasa Sausages $2.79/lb 10 lbs  $27.90/case
  • Meaty Back Ribs $3.99/lb | $143.64/case
  • Bacon-Wrapped Pork Fillet $3.79/lb  36 lbs 136.44/case
  • Pork Sausage Links $2.79 ln 20 lbs $55.80/case
  • USDA Choice or Higher Chuck Roast $5.79/lb  $208.44/case
  • USDA Choice or Higher Patio Steaks $6.49/lb  $214.17/case
  • Smoked Pulled Pork – 20lbs $4.49/lb  $89.80/case

Check out the post on how we process so much Zaycon meat at one time.

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Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

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buttermilk cornbread recipeLeave it to my friend Jane to stun me with another unusual combination that I loved. I’d never even heard of buttermilk in cornbread, but let me tell you Bob, this cornbread recipe totally worked! It was so delicious with our chili dinner. But I suspect it would also be equally delicious with just some butter and jam. Or straight from the oven. Or with these baked beans.

corn kernelsIngredients

1 cup flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk {how to make buttermilk}
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 large egg, lightly beaten

 

buttermilk cornbread recipeDirections

Preheat oven to 425F. Grease an 8×8 baking pan and set aside.

Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Make a well in the mixture and set aside.  In a separate bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients.  Fold the wet ingredients into the dry and stir just until moist.  Pour into prepared pan and bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.  Enjoy!

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If you love this recipe, you’ll love all the rest of Jane’s recipe found in her delicious cookbook: Thy Hand Hath Provided Cookbook. It’s simply AWESOME! She even has it on Amazon as an eBook!

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Carolyn From Michigan Sends in Her Garden Photos

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A big THANK YOU to everyone who has sent in their photographs and stories. I hope by sharing other peoples pictures and stories here on One Hundred Dollars a Month we can all have a rock star garden. Keep them coming!

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Good morning Mavis!

I’ve really been enjoying the gardens and backyards you’ve been sharing on your blog and thought I’d share a peek into mine.
We moved into our house on 20 acres 8 years ago.  It’s located about 30 minutes northeast of Grand Rapids, MI.
grape vinesMy garden has always been a work in progress.   Our property is a combination of trees and field weeds.    This much acres gives us a large canvas to work with but sometimes it feels like a continuous battle with the weeds!   And it’s often hard to know where the yard begins and the wild ends.
vegetable garden
My main garden is a 40′ x 60′ area.   There’s a row of of blueberry bushes, a row of grapes, a row of non-producing raspberries, and then about 16 raised beds followed by an open area that I plant cover crops for the chickens.   Our soil is very nutrient deficient and clay-like so the raised beds have been a tremendous help to getting anything to grow!   It also allows me to mulch between the beds to help with the weed control.
We built the beds out of scrap untreated 2×4’s we had laying around.   This time of year my garden is a mess of plants falling and crawling every which way out of their beds.   It’s a good to see that much growth but it conflicts with my desire for a nice neat garden!
pallet gardenThis past year I added a couple pallet beds and a couple square beds right outside the back of our house.   I’m surprised how great they’ve grown and also that I’ve had no issues with critters because they’re so close to the house!  I’ve never been able to get cabbage to grow in the past and this year they are huge!
chicken coop
I’ve always loved gardening but moving into this forever home finally gave me the nudge to try out raising chickens.   It’s now been 7 years of chicken raising!
rain barrel
Our first coop was a chicken tractor that we could move around the yard to give them fresh greens.  It was big enough for 10 birds but with our Michigan winters they were really “cooped” up by spring!  So last summer with the help of my handy husband we came up with a plan for a bigger coop that allowed more birds.  It even has an area for a brooder box so we can house new chicks every spring.
We re-purposed an old shed and acquired some old metal barn sheeting off craigslist to help cut down on the costs.  My favorite parts are the automatic chicken door and the rain barrel on the back that doubles as a chicken waterer.
chicken chunnelDuring garden season the chickens are kept locked up in their run to prevent them from harvesting my entire garden.   I created some chicken chunnels with left over fencing to give them more room to run and get them some greens.   Since they’re in 10 foot sections I can move them around quite easily to new locations allowing them fresh greens every week or so.
baby ducks
In the past year I’ve been encouraging my 12 year old son to take more responsibility of the chickens as a little source of income for him.   He buys the feed and sells the eggs to family and friends.   We even hatched out a batch of chicks this past spring in our incubator to replace some of the older hens that will soon move to the stockpot.   Hopefully they will start laying any day now because they are literally eating up all of his profits right now!
mama duck and baby ducksLast fall we even acquired a pair of Pekin ducks – because they were free on Craigslist!   We named them Quackers and Cheese and renovated a duck house out of a cage I had picked up free on the side of the road.  A month and a half ago Cheese decided she was going to sit on a clutch of eggs.   Since we’ve never had any bird go broody in the 7 years we’ve had chickens I thought it might be a great experience for the kids.   Last week 3 of the cutest ducklings hatched out!   It’s been so much fun to watch them and see Quackers and Cheese as parents!
honey bee set up
We currently have 5 beehives residing on our property as well.   When my dad passed away 6 years ago my brothers took over his beekeeping hobby.   Our home is used to house the hives that they split off from their established hives.
The bees are a welcome addition to my garden!
Mavis if you’re ever in the West Michigan area feel free to stop by and give me some tips!

~Carolyn

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If you would like to have your garden, chicken coop or something you’ve made featured on One Hundred Dollars a Month, here’s what I’m looking for:

  • Your Garden Pictures and Tips – I’d especially like to see your garden set ups, growing areas, and know if you are starting seeds indoors this year. If so,  show me some picture of how you are going about it.
  • Your Chicken and Chicken Related Stories – Coops, Chicks, Hen’s, Roosters, Eggs, you name it. If it clucks, send us some pictures to share with the world.
  • Cool Arts & Crafts – Made from your very own hands with detailed {and well photographed} pictures and instructions.
  • Your pictures and stories about your pets. The more pictures and details the better.
  • Garage Sale, Thrift Store and Dumpster Diving pictures and the stories behind the treasures you found including how much you paid for them.

If I feature your pictures and the stories behind them on One Hundred Dollars a Month, I will send you a $20.00 gift card to the greatest store in the world: Amazon.com.

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10 Tips for Eating Alone at a Restaurant

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10 Tips for Eating Alone at Restaurant

I can count on one hand how many times I have eaten alone in a restaurant.  I just can’t do it.  I feel weird.

The HH, on the other hand, has no problem eating alone or even going to a movie by himself {something I have NEVER done before}.  It feels so awkward to just sit and stare at your plate…or worse, get busted people watching.  I know most people just scroll through their phones and let the outside world pass unnoticed, but my phone doesn’t hold my attention for all that long.

While eating is a pretty social experience, being able to go it alone has its perks.  For one, I could totally try the restaurants that I know my kids, husband and friends wouldn’t be up for.  I could just go in there, and have a moment…by myself.  The movie thing I could take or leave, mostly because I am happy to wait for it to come to Amazon or Netflix and watch it in my p.j.’s.

mexican foodIn an effort to step outside of my comfort zone, I decided to research tips for making dining solo a little more bearable.  Here’s what I found:

  1. Sit at the bar or the counter.  It’s basically made for single sitting situations, so you won’t really stand out.  There will likely be some stranger next to you, but the rest of the restaurant won’t know you don’t know him.  Plus, if you don’t talk the whole meal, it will just look like you’ve been married a long time and said everything you need to say already.
  2. Start small.  Do lunch, not dinner.  People kind of expect soloists at lunch.  It’s a quick bite to eat before you head back to work…no biggie.
  3. Bring a book or a magazine.  You can use your phone too, if that is your preference.  If you are absorbed in something else, it won’t feel so awkward.
  4. Be brave with your selection.  This is it…the chance you’ve been waiting for, try what you want.  Order an appetizer and dessert.  You’re not going to see these people again.  Plus, you’re alone, so go ahead and order extra onions and garlic.  You can walk it off. :)
  5. Throw your shoulders back and make no apologies.  If you feel awkward, it will show.  Act like you own the place, and odds are, no one will take notice of you.  {I know, I know, odds are no one gives a doo-doo whether you are alone or not, but it FEELS that way when you are awkwardly trying to find a place to look.}
  6. Embrace the opportunity to people watch.  Don’t be rude or tacky, but just a casual observer or human nature.  That’s all I am saying.
  7. Bring plenty of cash and change.  That way, you don’t have to sit around awkwardly waiting for the server to return with your card.
  8. If you partake, order a beer or a glass of wine straight out of the gate.  It may make you care a heck of a lot less about being alone in the first place.
  9. If your nerves are raw and you are looking to get in and get out, check out the menu online before you go in.  That way, you’ll know what you want and can expedite the experience.
  10. Avoid rush hour.  Start with off-hours for dining.  5 p.m. dinner will yield a lot lower crowd than say 7 p.m.

Am I crazy, or is eating out alone hard?  Do YOU eat out alone without feeling self-conscious?

~Mavis

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