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I'm Back...Again

Posted by Angela Diaz on May 31, 2015 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

So yeah. Here I am again still trying to get my blogging back on track.  Sorry for the holdup.  I've been having technical difficulties.  I had lost all the pictures in all my past posts and couldn't access my website online.  I've been so frustated.  Just to make sure I don't lose my precious blog, I'll have to make sure to post at least one entry a week to keep my site active (not that I was told to do that, but I'm sure that's...

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I'm Back!

Posted by Angela Diaz on May 24, 2015 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Finally I can get back to blogging! Sorry for the long absence.  My crap laptop was constantly on the fritz so I decided to just not bother with it anymore and wait until I could get a Mac.  Now, I know that frugal people don't usually go and get thousand dollar laptops.  Don't worry, I didn't.  I got a manufacturer refurbished older model Mac for $240 bucks on E-Bay.  This lovely thing is so awesome and is great for its intended ...

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Easy Delicious Deviled Eggs

Posted by Angela Diaz on April 12, 2014 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

     I'm known for my deviled eggs. Everytime there is an office party or potluck, I bring the deviled eggs. Every family holiday get together, I bring deviled eggs.  It's my thing. I always bring these for two reasons: 1, they are very cheap and easy to make 2, you can't go wrong with deviled eggs! Everyone loves them. They are always a hit. Always!

     I'll be sharing my very easy recipe on how I make deviled eggs and if you're like me an...

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I Found a Little Free Library!!!

Posted by Angela Diaz on April 4, 2014 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

     For scoots and giggles I decided to take a different route home on my bicycle.  Right in my neighborhood just a few blocks from my home I found a Little Free Library! It was so neat! I've heard of this concept and seen examples online, but have never seen one in my own neighborhood. The neat things about these little libraries is you just open the little door and take whatever book you want. If you have a book you'd like to donate to the Little Free Library,...

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DIY Citrus Vinegar Cleaner

Posted by Angela Diaz on April 4, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

     My latest DIY experiment was a succes, so I have to share it. I generally use a vinegar/water solution to clean many surfaces. I do this because it's cheaper, and because it doesn't expose my family and our environmnet to toxic chemicals. There is also a lot less waste when you're not buying all kinds of cleaners in various bottles and containers.

     l decided to try out a citrus-scented vinegar cleaner solution I found online.  ...

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Smelling Supermarket Produce

Posted by Angela Diaz on March 30, 2014 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

     I thought I'd drop a quick post to relate my most recent experience at the supermarket.  I was looking for a few items in the produce department to add to my stir-fry.  Not sure what prompted me to do this, but I began smelling the produce.  I grabbed all kinds of things, spinach, radishes, carrots, broccoli, etc.and guess what? None of them smelled like anything. No distinct scent at all. I didn't have allergies or a cold that day. My sinuses were clea...

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Radical Homemakers; This book Changed My Life

Posted by Angela Diaz on March 29, 2014 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

     If there's one book that I would recommend anyone read, it would be Radical Homemakers by Shannon Hayes.  This book has put into words everything I think and feel about my lifestyle choice and my desire to pursue homesteading.  This book makes one want to quit their job immediately and focus on the important things in life. It brings to light how we are being almost brainwashed by corporations to live a certain lifestyle, buy certain products, work certain j...

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Started My Gardening Season

Posted by Angela Diaz on March 29, 2014 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

     Well, finally we had a little break in the cold weather last weekend and I jumped on the opportunity to run outside and get som gardening done.  My yard looked like a horrible wreck all winter long and I just ached for all the horrendous snow to melt so that I can get some things started. Here's what I got done:

1. Planted 3 raspberry and one blackberry cane

2. Planted 2 blueberry bushes

3. Planted my garlic cloves

4. Repaired three of my ...

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Finally Finished With All the Apples!!

Posted by Angela Diaz on February 10, 2014 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

     Okay I have the final numbers.  I bought three bushels of apples for $36 and this is what came out of it:

2 1/2 gallons plus 48 ounces of apple cider

19 pints of apple sauce

5 pints of apple slices

6 whole apples to pack in lunch

     I must admit, that was a whole heck of a lot of apples and apple processing! Would I ever do that again? You bet. It was so worth the cost.   My favorite apple cide ma...

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Making Apple Sauce

Posted by Angela Diaz on February 5, 2014 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

     Making apple sauce was so much easier than I thought. To be honest, I don't like apple sauce. I made it because I know that my kids will eat it, but I was quite surprised by how my apple sauce came out and I really like it!  Having control over the ingredients and the texture makes all the difference in the world!  I used three kinds of apples, Cameo, Pink Lady, and Stayman. 

     I washed, peeled, cored, and sliced enough app...

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