Quick List of Important Documents to Save

When it Pays to Keep Recordsdebris from tornado

I have been fortunate and never been through a storm, earthquake, flood or anything else that might destroy my home.

That being said, I see too often how quickly this type of devastation can hit.  I have a small pantry with emergency food and equipment for 3 days of survival (everyone should have this).  However, If a tornado hit and took out your house, would you know what documents you had at home, which credit cards to cancel, how to contact all the people, banks, etc to let them know to turn everything off so you aren’t a victim of identity theft?  After all, if all of your bank statements and credit card statements are at home, after a storm they could be miles away for anyone to pick up.

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How to Create Great Spice Rubs in Minutes

DIY Dry Rubs Spice bottles for dry rubs

It is winter in Wisconsin and we still grill outside.  If you are not that brave, you can still use these rubs to use on your inside grill.

We eat a lot of chicken, so spice rubs give a nice variety to each meal to give it a different taste.  Dry rubs will give your meat/fish a light cover of seasoning that will be seared into the meat/fish for a really nice taste.

Just measure, mix and rub.  Refrigerate meat/fish for at least 30 minutes before grilling.

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5 Finishing Touches for your Home

Get your Home Ready for Companywelcome sign

Need to get your home ship shape before the holiday company arrives?  Here are 5 tips to get you started.What? you thought you were going to learn about furniture and sprucing up your home before company arrives?  You’ve come to the right place.  I know it sounds funny, but peanut butter is a natural oil and lubricant that will fix your home “quirks” before the holidays.  It smells good, has no harmful chemicals and costs less than any commercial product you can find.  Take a look at these 5 ways you can use this household staple and save time and money.

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Easy Cranberry Sauce

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving

There is nothing easier than making your own, fresh cranberry sauce.  Most, if not all ingredients are already in your kitchen.  This quick recipe beats the pants off the jelly canned version and is so much healthier!

This recipe makes 2 pints and takes less than 30 minutes to make.  I found this on the internet and tried it last year.  The family loved it.  Sorry, but I don’t know who to give credit to.  If you created this quick recipe, drop me a line and I will update with your credit.


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10 Easy Halloween Party Appetizers

Easy, Quick and Kid-Helping Friendly Halloween Moon

It always happens over Halloween.  Football, friends and fun.  Why not enjoy the game or the party with these wonderfully creative appetizers.  I found most of these easy to make so you are ready in plenty of time before guests arrive.

Most of these recipes are kid friendly and they can even help in the preparation.

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A New Way to Think About Home Fixes

14 Home Solutions


Whether you are handy or not, things need to be repaired at home.  Some things are intricate and you need a licensed professional.  For everything else, here are some tips to do quick fixes, without purchasing a lot of different commercial products.

Just look in your cupboards and all your DIY projects can be fixed.

Here is a list of 14 quick-fix things to get you started.

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