In light of all that is going on in the world, I decided to change directions with my question of the week. My heart and soul are craving uplifing words and I am sure I am not alone.
So, my question for all of you amazingly awesome people out there is, “What is one of your favorite quotes, sayings, verses, poems, or mantras that lifts your heart and mind when you are feeling overwhelmed?”
~ Thank you so much for visiting and commenting, please take care of yourself, and each other.
On the day that many associate with love, I would like to send a HUGE thank you to those of you who help care for others. Chronic illness puts an enormous strain on relationships and too many people who are stricken are eventually abandoned to continue their fight on their own. When I read about situations like these, it literally breaks my heart. No one ever wants to rely on someone else to take care of them, but life has a way of putting us in situations that we do not deserve or desire.
So to all you caregivers out there, Thank You again for giving of yourself so unshelfishly, for staying, for loving, for listening, for assisting, for praying, for loving and for encouraging healing. You have no idea what a huge blessing you are for those of us lucky enough to have you in our lives.
Te quiero me amor!
OK, so I am not officially back blogging yet, but I did want to take a moment to announce that for the month of January and, stretching through February 3rd, I have lowered the price of my book, Frugal Seeds 501 Ways to Make, Save or Stretch a Dollar, in both print and ebook form.
This book shares many of the ways that my family of 6 used to pay off all of our medical and consumer debt and ways we continue to use as we work to pay off our mortgage.
The book can be viewed here and, as always can be read for FREE with KindleUnlimited.
I look forward to seeing everyone again in February!
A warm hello to you today, thank you for stopping by for a visit.
In this post I am asking a question for more personal reasons. Due to my multiple chronic illnesses, I unfortunately spend a lot of time watching movies. Even if I am not actually watching movies, I have them playing in the background as I go about my day as I use them as a distraction.
So my question is, What is your favorite holiday movie?
Thank you for responding, I am hoping to discover one movie that I have not yet seen!
Thanks again for stopping by. Please know that each one of you are in my thoughts and I have prayed that today is treating you well and bringing you smiles.
“Creating the best memories requires no money.”
~ Charlie Lee Austin
It is that beautiful time of year again when we celebrate Advent, the time we prepare our hearts and minds for the birth of Jesus.
Raising a family of 6 on a budget, I understand the stress that Christmas can create, a time when we feel the need to overdo everything, gifts, parties, meals, decorations…….but all of this costs money and can distract from the real reason of the season.
I have written a book that lists many of the ways my family has celebrated the hoidays while living on a tight budget – Frugal Seeds 101 Ways to Celebrate the Holiday Season on a Budget. It can be read FREE with KindleUnlimited and is available on Amazon in e-book and paperback.
I would be humbled if you would take a moment to check it out, thank you.
~ Wishing all of you a very blessed Advent Season.
As we are spending a little more time in the kitchen or thinking of holiday foods that we enjoy, I decided to write about the object in my kitchen that make my life easier.
I have to admit that I do not find much enjoyment from cooking. I am thankful that on my good days I am able to feed my family healthy, mostly well balanced meals, but the smells and bending over and reaching makes me feel worse. Even though I keep all of my frequently used items on the counters, I still feel poorly after preparing food.
To help me get through the whole, preparing a meal ordeal, I daily use my favorite kitchen appliance, putting it to good use. It is my combination DVD/CD/radio that hangs under a kitchen cabinet next to the sink. I received this from my parents who were getting rid of it and it has been one of my favorite gifts ever!
I turn it on every single time I am in the kitchen for more than a couple minutes. I usually have a DVD playing as it does a wonderful job distracting me from pain and discomfort allowing me to stay in the kitchen longer. Today there is a stack of my favorite Christmas DVDs waiting to be watched over the next month.
So, what about you? What is your favorite kitchen appliance and how does it make your life easier?
Thank you for taking the time to share!
“Sometimes a little comfort food can go a long way.” ~ Benjamin Bratt
As the holidays are fast approaching, the subject of food tends to be pushed to the forefront. We start to think about or plan what we would like to eat during the holiday celebrations. Even if we do not celebrate the holidays, the cooler weather, at least here in the North Hemisphere, makes us think about comfort foods.
Being chronically ill, you tend to think a lot about food (or maybe it is just me). Many of us are on special diets and encouraged to suck down endless supplements and medicines while dreaming of being able to eat a gluten and dairy filled pizza (or maybe that is just me too!)
My question for the week is, what food is your go to when you want to eat something that adds a little cheer to your life?
Thank you for sharing! Who knows, you may just “find” your new favorite food.
The Holidays, even if you budget for them, have a way of putting a strain on your wallet. While my kids were younger, I worked very hard to make sure they didn’t notice our limited budget by keeping Christmas a fun and active time while remaining focused on the true meaning of this holy season.
In my latest book, Frugal Seeds Christmas Edition: 101 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays on a Budget, I share many of the ways we celebrated the Christmas season while keeping our focus on the reason for the season.
I would be greatly humbled if you would take a moment to check it out. It is now available on Amazon in paperback and e-book and can be read FREE on KindleUnlimited. Thank you.
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year.”
Welcome back my friends! Thank you so very much for joining me again for our next question on living our best life possible.
The question this week is………what alternative medical treatment(s) or recommendations, if any, have given you positive results?
A traditional medical path has, up to this point, provided minimal relief from any of my chronic illnesses. As a result, I have sought out more non-traditional and alternative medical professionals through this very long and winding path towards (hopefully) healing. But, do to the high cost of alternative medicine, there are many paths that I have yet to explore – but hope to some day.
I have experienced benefits from various supplements, following a grain-free diet, meditation, walking when able, and seeing a medical massage therapist once on month to help with muscle and joint pain.
How about you? Please share your experiences!
~ Please note – no one on here is providing medical advice, we are only sharing personal experiences that have helped us on our journey.
As many of you know I have written a book call Frugal Seeds Summer Edition: 101 Ways to Enjoy Summer with Your Kids for Little Money.
This is can be read FREE at Amazon with KindleUnlimited or you can purchase the e-book for 99 cents.
From my family to yours……….wishing you a summer filled with blessed memories.
“Summer time is the best of what might be.” ~ Charles Bowden