Monthly Archives: November 2017

Thrifty Sister Newsletter Vol 10, Issue 3 – November 5, 2017

Greetings, Thrifty Sisters, and Happy November! Wow, how is it possible that it is already November, and the holidays are looming in the near future?! Ready or not, I guess it’s time to start thinking ahead to the holidays.

Are you cringing at the thought of needing to spruce up your home for guests? I’m still cleaning garden dirt out of my carpets, but maybe if I could dedicate about 24 hours to a cleaning spree my woes wouldn’t feel so large. Since a 24-hour cleaning spree is not in my near future, I may need to embrace some cleaver ways to spruce up the place, and take the focus off the garden dirt! Check out the following link for 7 ways to brighten up your home, for free:

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/7-ways-to-brighten-up-your-home-for-free.html

Do you have a collection of old cell phones and accessories that need attention? Check out this article, and maybe this will spark some ideas on how to cross this item off of your to-do list: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/03/electronic-recycling-cellphones-cell-phones_n_1846537.html

While our thoughts linger towards holiday meal prep, it’s also time to promise ourselves that we will not waste food. The following list is full of clever ideas on how to reuse many items, and ingenious alternatives for our leftovers. In fact, some of these tricks might spark fabulous holiday meal ideas! Left over mashed potato breakfast patties, anyone? I’m in!!

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/50-ways-to-never-waste-food-again.html

I know that today’s newsletter is short. It’s going to be a busy week in my neck of the woods. Although it’s going to be a wild ride this week, I look forward to being thankful for the opportunity to clean a space that I get to live in. I look forward to the chance to recycle items that no longer need to live in my house, and I am incredibly thankful that I have the ability to provide meals for my family and friends.

Speaking of meals – it’s chili season!  Have you tried making your own chili powder?

http://ethnicspoon.com/diy-chili-powder-blend/?utm_source=reCAP+Customers&utm_campaign=cec17ebaed-RE_0626166_26_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dc8db817d0-cec17ebaed-107870733

Maybe you would like a collection of chili recipes: http://allrecipes.com/recipes/173/soups-stews-and-chili/chili/

Until next time, my Thrifty Sisters, continue to be good to each other and yourself. Enjoy some homemade goodness, and calmly plan ahead to future gatherings!  Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect, it just needs to be filled with love. Can I just tell everyone that the dirt in my carpet is love?

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