Monthly Archives: April 2016

Thrifty Sister Newsletter Vol 8, Issue 12 – April 24, 2016

Greetings, Thrifty Sisters!  I hope that your past month and a half has been an exciting and wonderful adventure!  I can hardly believe that my last post was in early March.  Since the last writing, spring is truly in the air here in my neighborhood, and that has got to make one feel good!  Too bad our spring planners seem to be so full one can hardly enjoy the change of seasons! Ha!

Did you know that April is National Gardening Month? I just learned this!!  I’m so happy that I can spend part of this month in my gardens!  Of course, in my mind, I think that every day that one can be outside is National Gardening Day – why wouldn’t it be?!?! Late last week, I was finally able to get the mower, some time, and a dry day all at one stretch, and I mowed.  It was more like bailing hay in the backyard, but now it looks so nice!  I forgot how much I love the smell of freshly cut grass. And yesterday, I was able to make some progress cleaning up garden debris.  Today, I am hoping to repot some of my growing seedlings into larger pots, and possibly get my potatoes in, and keep cleaning up the debris. I feel like I am well on my way to celebrating National Gardening Month, even if it took me a little longer than I would have liked to get to the celebrating.

Check out this web site for garden inspiration and tips, and you can be on your way to celebrating your gardens:

Sooooo… Mother’s Day is coming up.  Don’t let it sneak up on you! Are you looking for creative ways to celebrate your Mom?  This article shares some very clever ways to let your Ma know how much you love her.  Show your mommy your crazy upcycling skills, possibly highlight some new recipes and cooking skills, share your passion for plants or give her the gift of pampering herself.  All these ideas, with links, can be found here:

And finally, let me leave you with some recipe ideas for the week.  I don’t know why I am so fascinated with cooking things in the waffle iron, but I am.  Enjoy these 23 intriguing ideas:

And with that, my Thrifty Sisters, I hope that the rest of your April allows you to be creative and happy.  Enjoy time outside, in whatever capacity that you enjoy. Be nice to yourself and others.  And keep on keeping it thrifty and fun!