Posted on Jun 30, 2016 | 0 comments
It’s that time of year when your garden veggies are about to burst, and they are begging for you to take them out of the dirt. The problem is, that the veggies & fruit can become garden overload, and then certain people start to secretly put their tomatoes, zucchini, and squash in grocery bags and drop them off on their family and friends doorsteps. (This just happened to me the other day). 🙂 Now…..I know it’s because they don’t quite know what do to with all the extras, and they definitely don’t want to feel guilty for throwing it out, because that’s just not right. So, to take advantage of your garden overload, I am sharing the top 3 things that you can do save some money, and enjoy all your hard work.
Learn How to Can For Goodness Sakes
I have several raised garden beds, which has allowed me to enjoy spring, summer, and fall produce, and I like to extend my saving for the entire year by canning. I keep it simple, I grow tomatoes, green beans, peppers, a little squash & zucchini, and grapes. Which means I get to get creative and make my own salsa, marinara sauce, relishes, green beans, jellies, and preserves. I can usually get through and entire year without buying these items, and they simply taste fresh and fabulous!
New to canning? The best place to start is here: FreshPreserving.com
What equipment do I use? Click here: Canning Essentials
Freeze Them Baby!
Instead of paying for frozen veggies & fruits, you can save a whole lot of moolah by freezing them yourself. I have an extra stand up deep freezer, just to keep this, and any other seasonal sales that I might find at the store safe. Here’s some tips on How To Freeze Fruits And Vegetables from AllRecipes.com.
Don’t throw those veggies out! Put them in a compost bin, watch the fertilizer magic happen, and put it in your garden. Plus, this is something that you can do year round with all your food scraps, and I’ve seen some pretty creative DIY composting bins such as this one by Practically Functional below:
I know that growing a garden is hard work, but I can’t express enough the savings that you will reap, as well as accomplishment you will feel the first time you make that can of salsa with ingredients you grew yourself. I thank you for stopping by, and just so you know that some of the links above are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission fee if you decide to buy. I appreciate all of your support, and here’s to Happy Gardening Season.
Posted on May 30, 2016 | 0 comments
Here’s what I do know about most guys, including mine, that they love their techie gifts and sharing it with others. For instance, I suppose I shouldn’t get embarrassed when my hubby is walking around the grocery store with his new bluetooth headset, and pretending like he is listening to what I’m saying. Or, how every time he opens a gadget package, he reverts to a little boy, with big ole eyes, a huge smile, and starry gaze. LOL
In fact, his love of techie gadgets goes back a long way…..here’s my guy in high school wearing a Sony Walkman from 1984! Seriously, it amazes me how far we have come in technology! 🙂
So, if you have one of these kind of guys in your life, whether it be a father, hubby, step-dad, brother, son, or friend, it’s ok, because they truly are a blessing, that work hard to take care of all of us, and they deserve a little time to play. So, in honor of Fathers Day, I thought that I would share some of the recent techie gifts that my guy had to have, or REALLY wants in the future. Check them out below:
Headphones have come a long way, you can get them wired, wireless, in the ear, over the ear, with mics, waterproof, sports, and even in a knit hat like this one on Amazon. ($28) The best part is that all of the bluetooth headsets connect to your music apps on your phone or player, so that you can get your custom groove on. Work it now!
My hubby and I like to go to the gym or walk outside, but we both prefer different types of headphones. He likes these wireless, around the ear headphones such as the ones below. ($69-$100)
He doesn’t like the wireless, in the ear buds like I do, but if you’re looking for a quality set, with super sound and price, here’s my suggestion for around $22 at Amazon.
Activity Sports Watch
We are in our late 40’s and getting and staying fit is really important for both of us, and I know there are a lot of guys out there, no matter what age they are, feel the same way. The biggest trend at the moment is getting a Apple Sports Watch, which runs around $299 and up! If you like all the bells & whistles then please go for the Apple watch, but if your on a budget, and want a super, smart, sports watch, without the hefty price tag, the Fitbit Blaze for around $199 is the next best choice.
Click here to see all that this watch offers: Fitbit Blaze
Wireless Bluetooth Speakers
My guy is always on go, partly because he is a petroleum tanker driver, and an avid fisherman. I bought this Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker for him this last Christmas and he loves it. It’s just the right size, with quality sound, and perfect for when he’s in his truck or out on the boat. ($100-120)
And finally…..if your guy is truly a gadget geek then a tablet is a must have. We both have iPad’s and love them, but he really likes to watch movies on our Amazon Fire HD 6, and if I need a larger tablet, the Fire HD 10, is next on our list. It’s got a large viewing screen, plenty of speed, and for only $229 a super price. Besides, we have Amazon Prime and love how easy it is to use these benefits with this tablet.
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I could possibly go all night about the awesome techie gifts out there for Dad’s, because let’s face it, there’s gaming, tools, computers, action cameras, shavers, and even fancy dancy toothbrushes!
Geez….. I also know that whatever you find, you will keep in mind, how special each and every one of them are, and if all you have to give is a simple hug, they will surely appreciate that too! Thank you to all the Dad’s out there, and Happy Father’s Day!
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