Friday, 2 May 2014

Friday Finds . . .

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 A few of the wow moments, or things I discover each week that tickle my fancy.  I hope that they may inspire or tickle yours too!

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Because sometimes I need all the help I can get.   My days seem to evaporate into the ether.   Most days end with me wondering where the time went and not having gotten done half of what I wanted to get done.   Help from The Inspired Room.

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Homemade Vics Vapor Rub.  From Sustainable Suburbia, plus a whole lot of other homemade health remedies.   Fabulous source!

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How to grow your own Sprouts.  Eating sprouts is good for you.  My sister sprouts her own buckwheat and uses it to make the most delicious granola clusters, etc. I found this on Mind Body Green.  
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We lead such busy lives in these modern times.  55 Gentle Ways to Take Care of Yourself, when you are busy, busy, busy  . . .  on The Freedom Experiment.   There is some really good stuff in this article designed to help us slow down and smell the roses once in a while, and be just generally kinder to ourselves.

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It's too late to think about what to do when an emergency has already hit us.  The time to prepare is now.    72 Hour packs are the thing we all need to have on hand.  There are some great instructions on The Sweeting Spot.   Excellent resource!  WE said we were going to do this this year and we haven't yet.  Consider this a  kick up the backside a Moi!

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Meals in a jar to keep in storage with a shelf life of up to five years.  From Chef Tess Bakeresse.
This is a seriously great resource for emergency preparedness.

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Storage solutions for every little thing from BHG. Just look at this fab idea for storing batteries.  It sure would help to keep them tidy.  Ours are just all thrown into a drawer.  I need help with organization.  Thank you Pinterest for all of the fabulous hints and tips stored on your site!

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Not this is absolutely brilliant.   A site where you can click on exactly what you have in the fridge to work with and it gives you options on what to do with it.   My Fridge Food. Absolutely brilliant!

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Free Printable Labels for canning jar lids.  Found on The Pretty Blog.   This page is a valuable resource for all sorts of printables.   

And that is it for this Friday!  I hope you were able to find something useful here today!  

A thought to carry with you through today . . .

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What is spiritual strength?
It's knowing you don't have to compromise yourself
in any way, with anyone, over anything
in order to be content, confident, and secure in life.
~Guy Finley


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Cooking in The English Kitchen today  . . . Scalloped Macaroni.   Simply delicious! 

Have a great weekend!  It's May Bank Holiday Weekend here in the UK, traditionally the weekend en people do a lot of gardening and it's supposed to be a fine weekend weatherwise!  Makes a change for a long weekend!  Happy Friday! 

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11 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I hope you have a fantastic Friday there ! It's been raining a lot here this week but today I'm hoping for some fairer weather !

Marie Rayner said...

I hope that you find it Pam! Have a great weekend! xx

Suze said...

Off to explore a little. Thank you.

Marie Rayner said...

You're welcome Suzan. Enjoy!! xxoo

Tracy said...

Terrific finds again this week, Marie! The dry meals in jars with long shelf life amaze--going to look at that more closely! Hope you all have a lovely long weekend there. :o) ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

Marie Rayner said...

Thanks Tracy! It's a fab page. I'm sure you'll find something there you like! Have a wonderful weekend! xxoo

Sybil said...

I love your Friday finds...It great to browse these exciting blogs...always something to learn....Hope you have a lovely weekend...Mary and I are off to Thetford in Norfolk for a few days...Sun. Thurs. hope for some nice weather...

La Table De Nana said...

My mom always put tomatoes in her macaroni..
Marie..I am on my second try of srouting..first was a flop..so far.. looking grim..lol..

Marie Rayner said...

Sybil, I hope that you and Mary have a lovely weekend away. The weather is supposed to be fine! xx

Monique, I love tomatoes with macaroni. It's an old favourite. I bought my self a bag of buckwheat to sprout but haven't done any yet. I am a bit afraid, but I do want to try. My sister always does really well with it! xxoo

LeAnn said...

Oh Marie, I have missed reading your posts. This was was magnificent. In fact, I loved everyone of the ideas and I will look further on them all. These are a must need in my house right now. My plan to get something complete over my blog vacation which didn't work out the way I planned.
I am back and loved this one.
Blessings, love and hugs dear friend.

Marie Rayner said...

Thanks LeAnn, I try to find things and share what I think would be useful to most people!