Deals to Meals gets a makeover!

Deals to Meals gets a makeover!

Recommended Products, Three Month Supply
If you've followed our blog for a long time, you may remember when we first introduced you to a service called Deals to Meals. We have used and recommended it as a way to stock up on groceries (specifically three month supply items) at discounted prices without having to clip coupons. We totally LOVE it! I've been enjoying it even more as I've been making a big effort to eat healthier and found it a struggle to stay within my grocery budget with my new eating plan. Well, Deals to Meals recently re-launched their blog (we are suckers for blog makeovers and theirs doesn't disappoint). And they are also going to be having a series of guest bloggers begin to contribute on the blog. Keep an eye out on the…
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Jodi’s 3 Month Plan Revisited

Food Storage Do-Over 2015, Three Month Supply
This week we are going over building a three month supply as part of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015. I have been needing to do this for a while so I sat down and REALLY "did over" my entire plan. I'm going to share my thought process with you and how I actually implemented everything. It may feel a bit ramble-y but that's the way my brain works, so go easy on me :) Here we go! Step 1. What is my current system? Several years ago I made my 3 month plan using our excel spreadsheet. I basically just took my regular family recipes and pumped them in, planning to use freezer foods as necessary. I had all the pantry items purchased and put in the basement. Well over…
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Food Storage Do-Over Week 6: 3 Month Supply

Food Storage Do-Over 2015, Three Month Supply
We are excited to be starting week 6 of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015! Last week we saw more great progress from all those participating in the water do-over and we are excited to keep going. If you didn't catch last week's post you can see it here. Remember this is a 17 week process that we will be going through together. If you want to join in with the group on Facebook click here. If you'd like to receive email notifications of each week's do-over assignment you can join our mailing list here. Or you can always post in the blog comments with your progress as well! It is so much more fun and motivating doing it as a group so find a way to connect! In BabyStep 3:…
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Podcast Episode 2 – How to Plan a 3 Month Supply of Food

Podcast Episodes, Three Month Supply
In case you missed the announcement a couple weeks ago, we have a radio show now on the Survival Mom Radio Network. Every 2 weeks, we upload a new podcast that you can listen to on your computer, ipad, iphone etc. Click the banner above to listen to Episode 2 now! This week's episode featured a topic we get asked about all the time. The topic was "Questions To Ask Yourself When You Are Building a 3 Month Supply". A 3 month supply of food is typically foods you regularly eat. Generally people don't consider items like wheat, beans, salt, sugar etc (your staples) as part of the 3 month supply. Listen to the podcast to see why Julie may or may not agree with that! For a complete run…
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Buying a 3 Month Supply in Bulk

Three Month Supply
Ideally, you will purchase your 3 month supply little by little, while taking advantage of sales. However, maybe you haven't gotten around to it, you haven't been able to afford it, or you don't trust your ability to stay on top of sales. You might not live close to regular grocery stores, or you could have any other reason to not add to your 3 month supply little by little. If any of those reasons to not add to your 3 month supply bit by bit sound like you, you may choose to use your tax refund (or a big chunk of change) and buy a lot of it all at once. When we were helping Grandma Lori with her Food Storage Makeover, she did a big bulk buy for…
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We Heart Pinterest Day 7: Meal Planning/Organizing and Saving on Groceries

Budgeting, Organization, Pinterest, Recipes, Three Month Supply
Since we LOVE Food Storage, and LOVE Pinterest (see post here), each day until February 14th, we'll be showing you some of our favorite Pinterest boards and neat things we have found and have pinned there! It's so great to see and share what others have done. Today we are highlighting two fun boards, the Meal Planning/Organizing board and the Saving on Groceries board. On our Meal Planning/Organizing board we are gathering great ideas for helping you to organize your recipes and plan out your meals. This can be very helpful for day to day cooking as well as for planning your three month supply. The Saving on Groceries board is full of tips on how to reduce your grocery spending so you can have more money left to buy…
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3 Month Supply Planning and Sharing

Just For Fun, Three Month Supply
Making a plan for what to store in your 3 month supply of food can be challenging and overwhelming. We both have very different styles of planning and cooking so we understand that there isn't a perfect solution that fits every personality, and cooking type. Julie doesn't cook with recipes all that often and likes to have lots of ingredients in her storage then she just creates. Jodi prefers to have a very detailed plan with each meal planned. Whatever your style, make sure you check out our BabyStep 3 Page: 3 month supply. We have a spreadsheet that can help you plan your meals, and then it automatically populates an inventory list and takes the guess work out of figuring out what to buy. Before you start on the…
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Jodi’s Three Month Supply Problem

Jodi's Progress, Organization, Three Month Supply
Basement junk making it difficult to reach long term food storage buckets Bags of groceries dumped on the floor BESIDE the shelves Canning supplies scattered in multiple places Shelves for 3 month supply are hard to access, hard to see, and hard to reach My big excuse is that I had a baby 7 weeks ago. So for probably a good 5-6 months I avoided going down to the storage area like a plague. My sweet hubby would refill my containers upstairs with my long term foods. And my sweet 5 year old son would run down and grab cans of veggies or soup when I needed them for a recipe. The problem could no longer be ignored when I sent my son down to grab a can of tomato…
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Grandma Lori 3 month supply SHOP!

Extreme Food Storage Makeover, General, Three Month Supply
If you're following Grandma Lori's Extreme Food Storage Makeover, you know that last time we left off with a "to be continued" after Julie made Lori her full shopping list based on her recipes she wanted to use in her three month food supply. The post was titled "We have a Plan" Well last week Julie was running out of ideas for Mother's Day presents so she called up Grandma Lori and said, lets get this shopping trip done! (Because once the shopping was done, she could do the real present - which is organizing the whole food storage room) Grandma Lori wanted to go ahead and buy all the food up front, then replace through normal use, and sale shopping.... So it made for a big shopping trip to…
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Grandma Lori’s 3 Month Food Supply Game Plan

Extreme Food Storage Makeover, Three Month Supply
Welcome to our 3 month supply segment with Grandma Lori and the: Last week we posted the "Questions to Ask Yourself" when planning your 3 month supply. Julie got together with Grandma Lori and asked her those questions so they could formulate a plan. Watch the video to see what Grandma Lori's answers were, and then read on to see her very own custom plan. Grandma Lori mostly wants a 3 month supply of foods she eats regularly using meats she can store in a freezer. She also wants to get the foods all at once and then from there use and rotate. Like we've said before each persons plan, budget, and preferences will dictate a personal game plan. 1. Lori gave Julie a list of 12 of her most…
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