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March Round Up

Better late than never right?

2. $5/person/week grocery challenge- I did not track how much meals cost this month. But I will be starting again for april.

3. Homestead skill a month challenge- March was a success. I made sourdough bread and it turned out great. Very time consuming but very yummy.
I also made homemade laundry soap. We love it! Each time I use it, it keeps getting better and better!
For April I will be organizing my recipe binder into tried and true recipes and beginning a “to try” folder. If they pass the test they can move onto the binder.

4. 2010 homemade Christmas- I want and all homemade Christmas for 2010. I will be documenting my journey.

5. Fling 2010 Things in 2010 Challenge- My total so far this year is

6. 2010 sewing challenge- I never sew much in the warmer months. But I will be spending some time down at my grandma’s house so that we can make a quilt together. This won’t be for a few months though.

7. 2010 needle arts challenge- I have picked up embroidery again.. I can’t resist all the cute patterns on blogland… so more projects here I come ☺

8. pantry freezer challenge- This has gone very well. I haven’t spent hardly anything on groceries. About $80. This will last us a few months I’m guessing, other than milk..I will be cleaning out the freezers today so I will have a better guesstimate on Monday menu plan.

9. 20 wishes challenge- still working on #15


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