Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Easy Approach to Food Storage

I have enjoyed getting into "food storage shape" with this amazing website - www.foodstoragemadeeasy.net! If you have ever wondered about the why, how, or what of food storage, you need to take a read at this site. These ladies (young moms even!) have got the total package with food storage. I especially love the excel spread sheet that I use to figure out my 3 month storage on - it figures amounts automatically for you! Love it and it can't get any easier that that. They have put together babystep checklists that have been emailed out periodically to help with all aspects of food storage. The best thing now is that you can purchase the complete outline in a very fun, usable format. I am excited about this because I love to organize things in binders. They keep things together and are tidy on the shelf. Take a look at their site and have fun getting into food storage shape!

Food Storage Made Easy Binder
What is the Food Storage Made Binder?
Since so many readers have asked to have our series of free email reminders BabyStep Checklists (which you can still sign up for, and will stay free) available all at once, we decided to incorporate them into a useful manual that would help people to be able to organize and store all of their food storage information in one place. The Binder is available for purchase as a downloadable eBook that readers can print and assemble. Think of this book as the best of Food Storage Made Easy’s site in a book.
What is included in the Binder?
Instructions for how to make it cute and functional, exactly like ours!
ALL 26 BabyStep Checklists (no more waiting for the next list!)
100 pages of detailed information about each of the ten BabySteps
Our very best posts, handouts, and extra information
All the spreadsheets and documents you need to plan your 3 Month and Long Term Food Storage without needing a computer
Recipe Appendix including all 33 recipes that we encourage you to try out in the Checklists
Sections for additional research and personal notes to be added in
Cute cover pages and dividers (because you know we have to make it fun)
How do I purchase a Food Storage Made Easy Binder?
To help keep costs down and enable you to get your Binder right away, we have decided to distribute it as an eBook. Once you purchase the eBook you will instantly get access to it via email and can assemble it into your very own personal Food Storage Made Easy Binder. The 100 page pdf costs just $17.
When will the Food Storage Made Easy Binders be available?
Food Storage Made Easy Binders will be available for sale on the afternoon of Thursday, April 9th.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Life moves on

Life has been good and busy! It seems that I think - I should blog this or that, then life keeps going and the chance gets away from me.

A big part of this 2009 year so far has been enjoying the open house and dedication of the Draper temple! I can see the temple from our family room and love having the visual reminder of what the temple means to me and my family. I have felt compelled to gather my geneology, I always thought that would be for my golden years, but I feel the need to get the names into my computer. I have become addicted to getting those names into my PAF folder and I am loving it. I like to think about who these people were, how they enjoyed their families and lives, what it was like to leave their families and go to a different country.

We had an incredible opportunity to be in the temple for the first dedicatory session and that memory is something that will always be in my heart. Sitting in the temple with my DH and children, it must be a little like heaven. Hearing my oldest son sing so strongly, The Spirit of God was amazing! He is the one who never sings in church, but I know he felt the spirit strongly, it was a powerful song to be singing in the temple and I knew that he knew it. Another memory for my heart. I remember the prophet said after the dedicatory prayer to remember that we were now in a dedicated temple so we needed to act reverently. This was something that Haylie picked up on and was happy about. She said that she couldn't wait to come back to the temple when she was old enough. There are so many wonderful memories associated with "our" temple.

On a different note,

We have expirenced two proms from a boy's perspective (much easier!) with Josh going to Alta's prom and Aaron going to Jordan's prom. Josh and his friends decided to go 80's and wear pastel tuxes - Josh wore lavendar (!). I don't remember lavendar tuxes at my prom in the 80's, maybe my memory is fading, can't say that I really care now anyway.

Aaron was the traditional one for his prom, he wore black. I have yet to find out if he danced any dances besides the slow ones...

I must say that I love my boys, my girls, Randy and I love my life!