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Mini Homestead Happenings for 11/24/2008

Posted by Shannon L. Buck on November 24, 2008

Well, the reason why it had been so cold was because we were headed for some snow, which arrived in time for our Saturday morning viewing. We woke up and there it was. Early to be sure. Last year it snowed a little before Christmas.

Anyway, I got to walk in the snow, and boy was it cold! We brought in all of the outside autumn decorations, except for the wreath on the door. The outside stuff will be put away as soon as it is all dry.

So, we have been getting caught up on chores. I have also stocked the pantry shelves some more with items on sale, and I had coupons for them, as well as some Family Dollar items with coupons.

3 Joy dish washing liquid at .77 each

4 Suave shampoo at .75 each

2 Ajax dish washing liquid at .80 each

6 bread mixes at $1.50 each – this is how we quickly and easily bake mini breads for everyone at the holidays. We only do these from scratch: pumpkin, apple, banana and zucchini. We do these from boxes: lemon poppy seed, apple cinnamon, cinnamon swirl.

2 cake mixes at .50 each.

2 sugar at $1.79 each

2 frosting at $1.50 each

6 Pasta Sides at .67 each

2 garlic bread at $1.00 each

4 Campbell’s Tomato Soup at .25 each


We have also begun making gifts for the holidays: candles (I made a separate post to tell you how.), and my nephew is making pictures and piggy banks for littler family members right now.

We are currently watching Little Men, which Isaiah is enjoying very much. We just finished Young Riders and Father Murphy.

We are also watching season 2 of The Waltons.

Our turkey is thawing in the refrigerator, and we will begin the holiday cooking by baking on Wednesday. We are having my sister and nephews over for the meal on Thursday, and they will bring stuffing, stuffed celery and a pie.



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