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Saving Money on Grocery Shopping

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This week when I spent our grocery money and made the post of meal planning from
what we already had and came out with 11 meals I thought maybe someone is struggling with finding great deals and making their money stretch to have enough food that would last for 2 or 3 weeks if needed. I couldn't always do this. But the Lord showed me how. It's a simple principle He taught me on giving and buying. If you have 3 then you have 1 for now, 1 for later and 1 to give. Before we would give away more than we could spare and end up in need, lol. But we have learned.

So, our food budget is $60 a week for a family of 2 adults and 2 toddlers this is in TX. I also purchase all of our household items with this budget so considering everything we need to buy for our home a month I usually spend over even up to $150 about once a month for an average of $80 a week. We use to receive $400 a month in food-stamps and the Lord showed me how to rely on Him instead of the governments money and He ha…

Teaching Your Children at Home:

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Encouraging Christian Homeschool Families
"18“So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. 19Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. 20Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the LORD swore to give your ancestors."  Deuteronomy 11

As a SAHM and Homeschool Mom of 2 Toddlers It's important to know where to begin on this journey of homeschooling or teaching your children to prepare them for p.s. Here's some beginning steps to help you know what you need to do for Homeschooling:

1. Know the Law of Your State especially if you plan on pulling them out of public school
Home School State LawsGet Connected-Find a Support groupResearch & Choose Curriculum 2. Read …

11 Cheap Meals

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This week I wanted to share with you how to cook from what you have in your kitchen already. This is great for when you overspend, want to save money. or just use up your pantry and freezer items.
First: take inventory of all the food and ingredients you have on hand. My List:

5 lb potatos3 lbs apples3 lbs frozen chicken drumsticks3 loaves of bread in deepfreeze1/2 pound sliced ham1 lb ground turkeysliced breakfast baconcan of biscuits2 sausage links1 lb carrotsbushel of broccoli fresh1/2 gallon milk1/2 container of butterfrozen grape, orange juicefrozen turkey burgers-6sliced cheeseshredded cheese2 containers peanut butterjar of jellyranch dressingsalsacondiments: mustard, mayo, ketchup, 4 eggsseasonings: seasoned salt, cinnamon, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, vanillabag of flour, sugar, pudding, jello1/2 bag of cereal, sleeve of crackerscanned goods: 10 cans tomato sauce, 4 cans green beans, corn, 2 cans tuna, various cans of beans Now take your meat to make some meals. We also …

Baked Pumpkin Pie no-crust

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Easy Pumpkin Soup Recipe

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JJ enjoying his soup

Today's Words of Encouragement & Meal Plan

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Today's Words of Encouragement W.O.E.

"A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands. Those who follow the right path fear the Lord; those who take the wrong path despise him. Those who fear the Lord are secure; he will be a refuge for their children. Fear of the Lord is life-giving fountain; it offers escape from the snares of death." Proverbs 14:1-2, 26-27


If we know who He is we can embrace and be who we are in Him and build a lasting refuge for our families for many generations to come. Fear of temporary things that we have no control over tears down our foundation which should be built on our faith and testimony through Jesus Christ. Don't allow the fear caused by satan to tear down your house built on Christ and fear in Him which is a life-saving, life-bearing, and life-giving fear that brings eternal life. Think on things of eternity!
Menu for Today:

breakfast: scrambled eggs with cheese & spinach add salsa, bacon, and bisc…

Sensible Living-Daily Menu Plan

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Sensible Living-Daily Menu Plan
this is what I planned for today for my two toddler boys you can use it for any day

Breakfast: brown-sugar old fashioned oatmeal with raisins, chocolate chip waffles, Aldi's pumpkin spice syrup to save money you can make your waffles with a waffle iron i used frozen ones.
Snack: grapes and apple slices with peanut butter
Lunch: crackers with cheese and meat slices, broccoli & ranch
Snack: p.b. & jelly sandwich/ cereal
Dinner: Crockpot ribs shredded on 12 grain sandwich bread with mayo and cheese Spinach salad with croutons and tomatoes and ranch dressing
Snack: p.b. crackers
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Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap-NEW Update!

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Recently Updated: 10/06/2015


Looking for an easy way to save $100 or more a year on laundry soap? Here's a great solution making ‪#‎homemade‬‪#‎laundry‬‪#‎soap‬.  

Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap:
safe for HE machines (non-sud)

2 cups 20 Mule Team Borax
1 cup A&H Super Washing Soda
1 bar Fels Naptha or other laundry bar soap
1 box (16 oz) of baking soda
optional: add any scented essential oils my faves our lemongrass and lavendar, or scented powder laundry soap found in the cleaning isle.

How to make:

1. fill a boiler with water put on med high heat until boiling
2.grate laundry bar soap and add to boiling water, lower stovetop to med heat and slowly boil allowing the soap to dissolve this process should take atleast 5 minutes for best results
2. get a 5-10 gallon container with a lid or trash can and fill 1/4 way with warm-hot water, add your other ingredients and mix for 2 minutes until fully dissolved with a long stirrer
3. add your dissolved soap (you can add scented laundry p…

How do we Face Fear?

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W.O.E.: we all have fears but remember this: the devil is a liar, our God is bigger than this, remember and carry His word and His truth in your Heart not what's on the headline news to bring fear into you. do not live in fear and trembling of what's happening in the world, but that you didn't know Him, carry His peace that surpasses all understanding in your heart, mind, and spirit and when you Have His Word stamped on your heart their's no fear that can overcome your faith in Christ who has already defeated the enemy, the prince of darkness and ruler of this world, the Prince of Peace has won and so let's live in victory instead awaiting His return with works of faith and acts of belief we shouldn't be affirming the fears that the world carries we are to take the yoke of Jesus and allow His promise to fill our hearts instead, give Him your fears, your burdens, your worries and wear His love and comfort and peace instead. amen! https://www.facebook.com/groups/…

It is Beautiful!

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submission and obedience to God is beautiful, it is what being a Proverbs 31 woman is all about, my prayer is for all of us to put all things in our lives under His Divine authority and Hand and that we may receive willingly His intercession, feel conviction, have discernment and live wisely representing the fullness and the truth of who and what is Jesus Christ in this world who so needs the Hope that Jesus and only Him can bring to them, let's do this saints of God! ‪#‎WordsofEncouragement‬

Why Words of Encouragement?

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Words of Encouragement was inspired by the Lord as a writing platform for me to share the Word of God with Woman and Men in prison back in 2009, it has since expanded beyond the U.S. through Gods grace and divine hand as He gave me the gift to write 2 books available on amazon under Kimberly Fincher and through kimfincher.blogspot.com.

I encourage you to embrace the gifts Gods blessed you with rather it's a writer and encourager like myself or any other possibilities and use them to honor and glorify the Lord and to love. I still have much to learn about this and hope to learn much from this forum and others as I never want to stop growing, making new friends, and loving this life.

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