Monthly Archives: August 2020

Thrifty Sister Newsletter Vol 13, Issue 2 – August 30, 2020

Greetings, Thrifty Sisters! I sure hope that this edition finds you healthy and well. I also truly hope that you have been able to find magnificent ways to spend your summer season! This summer has not disappointed! While I do not have vacation photos to share, I do have finished home projects! We have been able to get things fixed up and get to enjoy the outdoors, while experiencing some of those beautiful little things that make each day just amazing. And its marching band time, which happens to be my favorite thing that happens during my favorite season!

This year has proven to test everyone’s creativity and patience, and not only in education! In some locations across our country, “traditional educational” experiences have been canceled and online opportunities have been created. I fully realize that my day to day interactions with my students are gifts. I make the most of each of these days and have experienced some treasured memories from the past few weeks. While we are all hopeful that we will get as much of our marching season in as possible, it is 2020… and who knows what tomorrow’s little surprises might be, so enjoy today! And wash your hands!

Speaking of little surprises, how’s that garden zucchini coming along? Are you overwhelmed with them yet? Last winter, when I was sorting through old recipes and reorganizing my recipe box and binder, I found some delicious sounding recipes that I am eager to try with zucchini. Here’s a list of 85 ways to use of your zucc’s!

How about some refreshing new popsicle recipes? And boy, this list of 11 “not your mama’s” recipes are enticing! They may even inspire some new ice cream flavors in my home! I’m still learning and experimenting with my ice cream maker, but a few of these sound way too good to pass up!

How is your minimalism challenge going? I hope everyone has had fun going through closets and drawers. Possibly you have a stash of some of these items that you just don’t know what to do with? Here is a nifty and thrifty infographic on how to reuse 38 household items:

And here is one last link to share. Have you ever wanted to try overnight oats? It is on my list of food items to try out. I’ve got the adorable jars, and some pretty nice oats, but the night before prep seems to be my hand up. (oops!) I’ve heard that this makes great snacks, or easy add-ons to lunches, as well. Maybe one of these 15 recipes will peak my curiosity enough to actually make this some evening before I fall asleep!

And with that, my Thrifty Sisters, enjoy the day. Find all the splendor in your day to day activities. Good luck with you gardens, and take time to find some new recipes, and of course, enjoy your old favorites. Until next time, be kind to yourself and to others and keep on keepin’ it thrifty and fun.

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