Tuesday, September 7, 2021

What Do You Want to See/Learn/Teach/Discuss?

 OK, here we are a new month.  It is the beginning of fall here in the states.  The seasons are changing and we are gearing up for cooler weather and the holidays.

What do you want to read about this month?  Do you have any requests?  I sometimes feel like I repeat things, but then we get new readers so I think that is OK.  We all need reminders from time to time as well.


I have some ideas for the month - 
Homemade holiday gifts (easy and fun)
One pot dinners
Homemade cleaning and beauty products
Fun gift wrapping
Fall recipes
More hints and tips
How I keep my food budget low (pictures of my easy meals)
Maybe the story of my 7X great grands (the Amish)

So give me your ideas.  I want to blog about what people want to read about.  I want people to learn and enjoy.  I want to learn from you as well.
I don't want to get stale with posts.  Give me your ideas or requests!!!!!!
Thanks

50 comments:

  1. It probably varies from place to place, but in our area, charity drop-off trucks (usually in store parking lots) disappeared during covid. Places like Goodwill stopped accepting anything other than cash donations in some places. Garage and yard sales also ceased. Well, we all have an abundance of "stuff" that probably doesn't belong in landfills. What about exploring Reuse, Repurpose, or Rehoming some of what has accumulated? Household stuff. Kitchen stuff. Clothing. Maybe even a blog or two on creatively repurposed leftover food using up the items at the back of the cabinet or pantry? Just a thought.

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    1. Good ideas!!!! Love those. I will add them to the list!!!
      Thanks

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  2. P.S. All of your ideas sound good, Cheryl! Would love to hear about your family history.

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  3. EM Griffith has some good ideas. Also, how about some new ideas for holiday activities for adults who have no families. It can be very hard for three months to hear everyone talking about families for people who have no children or grandchildren.

    And you forgot to tell us about your ancestor who was captured by Indians.

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    1. Yes, the Amish ancestors/native American story was the one I was thinking of.
      Good idea. Being alone can really be hard. If no family is around 0- that would be harder. I will come up with some ideas for "self" entertaining and hopefully all the readers will as well!

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  4. Fall's abundance and how to cure certain products and store those that can last without canning or freezing (squash, potatoes, onions, garlic, etc.). Recipes for the fall and fall harvest. Seasonal decor ideas to change things up.

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    1. Great ideas! I do have fall harvest recipes in the line-up. Love the other idea - will see what I can come up with!!!

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  5. How to make low cost meals and homemade cleaning products, but all of those sound good to me especially the Amish one. :)

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  6. I second all your ideas plus everybody else's suggestions! And would add: frugal ways to decorate our homes for upcoming seasons and holidays!

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    1. Thanks. OK - will see what I can come up with.
      You guys are full of fun ideas!

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  7. I vote one pot meals, how you keep your food budget low with photos, (I like when bloggers post accompanying photos) and your Amish stories.

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    1. Will do!!!!! I know some like photos and some don't. Trust me, I got photos!!!!
      Thanks

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  8. Thanks for asking Cheryl, but no matter what you write about, I always look forward to reading it! I would love more recipes and stories about your Amish grandmother, and also, some suggestions on where to go to visit the Amish. I live in California! You are awesome!

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    1. Thank you - how kind.
      For sure more recipes coming and I will most surely do Amish stuff.
      Not sure where one in CA would go to visit Amish. Hmmm - will research that. I am familiar with areas around the mid-west and East - will look into it!
      Thanks!

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    2. Thank you Cheryl, and I am willing to travel to the midwest and east! I just don't know the best places to visit. I am grateful for your blog!

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    3. on facebook look at Simple Life in New Wilmington, Pa She conducts tours of Amish farms and tells of their lives. She's very interesting. I was born and raised in that area of Pa. It is beautiful there in the fall when leaves are changing.

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    4. Cool - thanks for that info. I just find it so interesting.

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  9. I love everyone of your posts and always learn something or am inspired by your words and those of your readers.
    Thank you to all.
    Pam in Texas.x

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  10. All good ideas! Your readers have your back...ha! Gonna be hot today...ugh...

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    1. Thanks - yes indeed, the best group of ladies out there!!!!!
      It doesn't feel too bad with the wind!

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  11. I would read anything you post, but I love your tips, and I love your pictures about the cats,Also meal prep and using things up.

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  12. I have to chime in with everyone else...so look forward to every post and learn so much from you. I second the commenters ideas. I love your food ideas. What about some crock pot recipes and soup recipes? I also would enjoy just stories of your growing up and how you managed your own hone through the years. Crafting, repurposing, and natural homemade products sound really good also. No matter what you post, I know I'm gonna really enjoy!

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    1. Crock pot dishes and soups will kind of come under one pot dishes.
      Thank you so much. I look forward to a fun fall!!!

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    2. I read this blog first every day. Even when you don't post, I check in just for the comments.
      I'd like to see stories about your ancestors. I've mentioned I have the genealogy 'gene'.
      Seasonal maintenance reminders and tips (home, auto, garden, etc.)
      Seasonal decorating (not just holidays) For example, I loved seeing your redecorated bathroom project.
      Crock pot dishes
      Repurposing
      Frugality in different living situations. For example, I like Margie in Toronto's comments because she lives in an apartment in a large city in a different country and brings a different perspective.
      Reviews of frugality and sustainable living books (checked out from the library, of course!)
      Keep up the inspirational posts

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    3. How neat to hear Frances. I am glad you start the day here.
      I figured you would like those stories of old - we both kind of have that same gene!
      Great ideas added to my list.
      I agree it is fun seeing how others do things. We all live in so many spots around the world - so it is very interesting.
      Boy my list is getting longer!

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  13. Meals for just one or two or how to cut down recipes so they work for one or two. I just have myself and my kiddos for the next month while my husband is out of town, and I know I find it hard to make smaller portions.

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    1. I can help with smaller portions. I have had to get used to that. I hope I can help with recipes - I am kind of a fly by the seat of my pants gal!

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  14. I will read and enjoy anything you choose to write.

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  15. I am all ears if you write about one pot dinners and Fall recipes ;-)

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  16. Hi Cheryl, I haven't commented in quite some time but I read your post every day and like Frances I read for the comments even if you haven't posted. I, too, learn something every time even at 86! I live solo with my fur baby, Maggie (my cat). I do my own cooking, shopping, laundry etc however I have help with housecleaning every two weeks. I LOVE my crockpot!! I cook once and eat three x during the week and freeze one single serve for another time. Like Margie I live in a city apartment (independent senior living) so have minimal space with a tiny freezer above the fridge. I just learned about Shoebox Suppers from the pantry posted on Annabel's Blog where the author gathers all the ingredients for a meal from the pantry and puts them together in a shoebox with a copy of the recipe for nights when we're too tired to think let alone put dinner on the table. Saves a tired cook from calling for expensive food delivery and remain frugal!. Another woman puts her Suppers together in a ziplock bag to pull from the pantry. I'm going to do that for dry ingredients and I thought I'd do it for the freezer dinner, too. Other than that new (to me) idea I learn from you and also your other Commenters. Stay safe everyone and we need to just keep on keeping on! Shirley K. near Seattle WA

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    1. Hello Shirley. It sounds like you are doing great! I love that you are here and enjoying the blog. I like that idea on getting things together for a meal. It would simplify things.
      It sounds like you and Maggie have a nice life together.
      My Daddy used to ask me every day "what did you learn today?" - now I could tell him so many things!!!!!
      Have a great day!

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  17. I would love to read about how you keep your food budget low.

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  18. Hi Cheryl, These are all good ideas but especially easy frugal meals and family stories are always so fun to read. Love your blog, it is always entertaining and so helpful and inspirational. Have a good week!

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    1. Thank you so much. I have gotten so many ideas from everyone!
      Have a good one.

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  19. I love family history myself so would love to read about yours from 'back in time' Your posts are very varied so really enjoy reading them all.

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    1. Thanks. I am glad you find it enjoyable. I try to mix things up a bit.

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  20. I read your blog and comments every day, too---I learn so much from the comments as well. I am 75 and learning something new daily!

    I love when you show pix of your home and pantry and yard. I feel like I am visiting a good friend. There are many homes in my neighborhood, where I have lived for 36 years, that I have never seen the inside of. And very few have been in my home. Sadly, we are a neighborhood where everyone keeps to themselves. We do wave and say hello and chat on the street...it's actually kind of sad.

    Maybe you have done a post like this already, but I would like to hear what others have for traditions for holidays.

    Have a great day...Jane

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    1. Thank you so much!
      I like seeing people's homes as well - I guess I never thought about it like a visit. I have only been in a couple homes of my neighbors as well.
      Oh, the Christmas traditions idea is a great one. We will have to work on that!
      Thank you

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  21. I enjoy reading everything you post, and since I am always looking for ways to be frugal, spend less, and prepare for what comes. I like learning.

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    1. I am glad to have you and glad you feel like you learn here.
      It is always nice to get new ideas!

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  22. Oh my goodness, I too live in the Hoosier state. My husband had ancestors (Anabaptist) that were killed by Indians. Maybe we are kinfolk! I’m a king time reader.
    How about some simple but cute craft ideas for Christmas?

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    1. Carol I would make a bet we are related. The story sounds the same. When I post that story - please read and let me know! This is cool!!
      Sure enough on simple craft ideas.

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