Jodi’s 2014 Food Storage Resolutions

Food Storage Resolutions
Last week, Julie shared her 2014 Food Storage Goals with you, and now it's MY turn. I have always loved setting goals, but definitely struggle with the follow-through. So this year I'm going to be using these cute worksheets to help me come up with steps to start working on them asap and to really detail WHY I am doing these goals. I hope this will help me to keep referring back to them and working on them throughout the year. Try one new recipe per week. Sometimes I get in a cooking rut. I actually LOVE to cook and love to try new recipes. But I HATE how stressful it feels with four little "helpers", busy busy afternoons, and picky eaters. It sort of zaps the fun out of…
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Julie’s 2014 Food Storage Goals

Food Storage Resolutions
I guess this is old news at this point but HAPPY NEW YEARS! We hope you are all doing well and motivated for another great year of building and using your Food Storage. We were pretty quiet here and on facebook, as we spent some extra time with our families who were home from school and other obligations. Now that we're back into the swing of things we wanted to start off the year by sharing our 2014 Food Storage goals with you. It's become somewhat of a tradition on the blog and it provides us with a road map of things to work on for the year. Today Julie will be the one sharing her goals, check back later this week for Jodi's goals. Be smarter about meal planning.…
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Win a FREE Sun Oven by Sharing Your 2013 Food Storage Goals

Giveaways
THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER WILL BE POSTED MONDAY AFTERNOON!!! In case you hadn't heard, Utah has been dealing with some serious inversion lately. Our skies have been full of yucky, polluted air, and we hadn't seen the sun in a LONG time. Well yesterday there was a snow storm that cleared out the yuck, and this morning we woke up to BLUE skies! Seeing the sun was really great today. So, we thought... Why not celebrate the sun, with a SUN OVEN GIVEAWAY! Last week we posted a question on our Facebook page: If we were to do a giveaway, what would you want us to give away? TONS of people listed a Sun Oven as one of their top choices so this is perfect! So to enter…
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Julie’s New Years Food Storage Resolutions

Food Storage Resolutions
So people keep telling me it's 2013 but I barely believe it. I started out 2012 sick, and pregnant and moving into a new house. If you're thinking you're reading the same post from Monday you aren't. Both Jodi and I had babies and moved last year. Starting out 2013 with a fresh slate (and not having morning sickness) feels invigorating. In 2012, I felt happy to just survive. This year I'm excited to make some progress and learn new things. GOAL #1: FINISH ALL BUCKET FOODS EXCEPT WHEAT After several years now of eating my food storage, I think I've figured out my style. I don't really like big buckets of things. I find them hard to open and I always spill stuff out of them. I also have…
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Jodi’s Food Storage New Year’s Resolutions

Food Storage Resolutions
2012 brought a lot of changes to my family ... at the beginning of the year we welcomed Baby #4 into our family ... and at the end of the year we moved into a new home. Both things brought us a lot of joy and happiness, and also a lot of stress and chaos. I'm excited for a fresh start in 2013 and have lots of plans for things I want to accomplish. Aside from the typical resolutions (lose the rest of my baby weight now that she is turning ONE, get myself organized and on a housecleaning schedule, etc.) I also have a few specific food storage goals that are important to me. GOAL #1: ORGANIZE MY PANTRY In my old house we used a coat closet in…
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Where in the World WERE WE?

Jodi's Progress, Julie's Progress
In case you've been wondering why the two of us fell off the face of the planet for the last 3 weeks, we will fill you in! Usually when we take on big projects, vacations, and even having babies, we make sure to time it with each other. There's always at least one of us who tries to stay relatively available. Well we mistakenly decided to take on the holidays, while one of us MOVED, and the other FINISHED A BASEMENT. Bad, bad idea folks! It left us merely capable of handling urgent emails and slightly comatose the rest of the time. Well, Jodi is mostly settled into her new basement (although her food storage is still inaccessible), and Julie has running water, gas, and internet at the new house,…
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2nd Annual Food Storage Fools Day

Just For Fun
If you've been with us for awhile, you might remember last year when we did a little for fun challenge on April Fools Day. We both picked some things we have been putting off for awhile, and committed to getting them done on April Fools Day - we didn't want to be Food Storage Fools....(corny - a little - but you'd be surprised how productive you can be when you know you have to report your results back to a bunch of blog readers). We challenged our readers to join in the fun, and a lot of you had some great success in accomplishing nagging tasks you had been avoiding getting done as well... So, let's do it again! What have you been putting off? What do you want to…
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