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Delicious but Inexpensive Breakfast Tacos

July 21st, 2014 at 07:08 am

I made delicious breakfast tacos this morning. It made enough for 4 tacos and cost under a dollar.

I used, three large eggs, a small piece of yellow pepper, a small piece of orange pepper, two very small green peppers from the garden, two green onions, a very small potato and garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and some pepper.

I filled two corn tortillas with the mixture and added a bit of salsa. It was delicious, cheap and satisfying.

I'm going to try hard to keep up with my grocery spending and cost of meals.

S.A. Make Money Challenge eBay

July 20th, 2014 at 12:37 pm

I have sold 27 items for $1291.61. Three weeks of the month gone as of today. I have not been listing much as I have been doing other things. My sister and youngest son are going to start helping me find items, list and ship. We will split the profits 3 ways. I think if we all three work at it we can make some serious money.

I'd like to use my part of the money to put back into the small community in which I live. The ladies group I belong to would like to do things for the children that live there. This is a very poor community. We went Christmas caroling year before last and I was shocked at the state of the homes in which we visited. Windows knocked out, holes in the walls and floors. It truly was heart breaking. When I no longer have to worry about my Father I plan to get very involved with the community and also visit the hospital and nursing home in another nearby small town.

Are there very many very poor people in the community that you live in? When I see how bad some people truly have it I realize how blessed I've always been. Even at my very poorest, which I thought was pretty poor, I was very blessed compared to the majority in the little town that I live closest to.

Company For The Weekend Inexpensive Lunch

July 20th, 2014 at 10:42 am

I made gluten-free muffins this morning for breakfast.
My daughter, her husband and my grand daughter came for the weekend to visit us. It was a nice visit, always nice to see the grand baby. She sure is growing.

My husband also came for lunch yesterday, I made roast, gluten free brown gravy, carrots, mashed potatoes, peas, yeast rolls, blackberry cobbler and a peach cobbler. It was an awesome feast! We ended up having 9 adults eating, I had to buy two beef roasts, the entire lunch cost about $50 dollars, there was a crumb of nothing left at the end of lunch. Very inexpensive considering what a nice restaurant would have charged for that many people.

My father continues to hang in there although the he is suffering much pain. He says that the morphine patches, liquid and hydrocodone barely touch his pain. He fell in the restroom again day before yesterday and my brother had to help him, he is very modest and it makes it hard for my sister and I at times. It now takes two of us to help him out of bed and his chair. I will miss him greatly but I pray that his suffering will end soon. Please continue prayers and good thoughts for my family.

Ebay Challenge and Garden Haul

July 18th, 2014 at 07:43 am

My sales for eBay to date are 1237.62, that is not just my profit, I've lost track and will have to sit down and figure it out.

We have gotten several sweet watermelons, okra, tomatoes and squash, as well as tons of black eyed peas from our garden so far. I've frozen most but it feels like we have been eating like kings, I love fresh veggies and love this time of the year!

I made stuffed green peppers and a meatloaf last night. I used the hand held chopper to chop a yellow squash which I added in the meat mixture, it was delicious!

Vanguard Mutual Funds

July 18th, 2014 at 06:14 am

I've been wanting to invest in Vanguard for a couple of years now, actually longer but never did, for what reason I'm not really sure.

I finally opened up an account this morning and transferred 10,000.00. I'll set up an automatic transfer of 3,000.00 per month to go there. I've just been keeping my money in my savings account but it doesn't earn much interest in there.

I get a monthly allowance from my husband of 8,000.00 per month and he contributes to an IRA for me every year also. I've been hesitant to post exactly how much money I receive from him as I didn't want to give the impression that I'm a spoiled princess, I realize just how blessed I am as I've spent many years struggling as a poor (financially) single mother. I mainly use the money he gives me to help others in need. I help my family, as most readers know I lost my mother to cancer in October and my father is in the end stages of lung cancer. Had it not been for my husband I'd not have been able to stay with them and help them and to spend their last days with them.

I try not to get tempted and just spend willy nilly, I've been frugal for many years and those habits have stayed with me.

I sell on eBay to make extra money as my goals are to still be frugal so that I can help others and to be a good steward of the blessings that I believe God has given me.

I'd really like to make enough extra money to not have to touch the monthly allowance so I could invest all of it. I will keep working at it.

Do you invest monthly?

Ebay Sales Challenge 6th Day

July 6th, 2014 at 05:09 pm

For the first six days of July my ebay sales are 768.00, that was selling 15 items, I'm just going to guesstimate that my profit is around 550.00 after shipping and fees, including ebay, paypal also.

How's everyone else doing?

S.A. Ebay Listing Challenge

July 2nd, 2014 at 12:50 pm

I have sold three items in the first two days on eBay, all were purses. Are we reporting total sales or profits? My total sales as of today are 178.00, profits are 148.00. How many people are doing this challenge? How has everyone else started out the month?