May 1, 2013

Whatcha Find Wednesday

Hey everyone!

Boy is it good to be back. And what a great day to be back. High of 80 degrees today. Absolutely beautiful. I decided to chop 20 inches off my hair and donate it to locks of love, an organization that makes wigs out of real hair for people who have lost their hair due to cancer. Today feels like a fresh start. We are finally getting healthy after a pretty bad bout of stomach bugs and seasonal allergies, fresh cut grass, and freshly planted seeds and trees.

A couple weeks back I had mentioned how everyone seems to be cleaning house with spring cleaning and so today for Whatcha Find Wednesday I'm going to share a few of the items we have been able to pick and them some.

So this is what we have found:

 
A bench in decent shape, just need to add/replace a couple boards

 
A couple saw horses

 
heated ceiling panels

 
An old GE sander that still works

 
Well, we didn't find these girls, I just wanted to share how big our new girls are getting and boy are they funny.

 
Baby rabbits in their nest we found when Len was cutting grass. He was worried, when he caught one hopping around the garden, that we would have to take care of it not knowing where it came from. But, after some looking I was able to locate the nest and safely return it to it's family. Aren't they cute!
 
Here I am with my new do and beautiful view.
 
Well I hope everyone has a great day and rest of the week.
Till next time, we'll see you on the flip flop.
 
If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to comment or e-mail us at thehomesteadjones@yahoo.com 

December 25, 2012

First Aid Bag


Well we have our official first aid bag!

The other day I went to our local super market to see what I had to choose from in order to store our first aid supplies, unfortunately what I had been looking for was not a part of their selection. I checked out tool boxes with their removable trays and many compartments but found them to be too bulky for transportation. I looked in the sporting equipment, which offered tackle boxes and bags but nothing had quite what I was looking for. Duffel bags, no, storage bins, no. I decided to take a break from the store and sleep on my thoughts of what exactly I was looking for in my first aid bag. I wanted easy accessibility, the bag must open widely so I can get to whatever I need with ease. It must have additional compartments to make finding smaller items easier. It must be spacious, in order to hold larger items such as bottles of alcohol, peroxide, or gauze pads. It also needed to be easy to grab and go in the event we needed to vacate our home. So as I am contemplating, it hits me like a ton of bricks. Why not an old suitcase? I have one not being used in the basement. It is compact but has the ability to expand. It opens widely, has additional compartments, and is made for travel. Eureka! I found what I was looking for without having to go out and buy something new. Perfect.
 
The Basic Suitcase

 
With expandable sides that can be zipped closed when not needed

 
Large enough for big items with a couple additional compartments that zip closed which I am using for hand sanitizer and medication less used like anti-diarhia or laxatives.

 
Multiple ways to carry with handles on 2 sides

 
Or it can be rolled on wheels

 
Items such as bandages, alcohol swabs, q-tips, and some medications (allergy medication, some kept in the original package and some removed) all kept in zip lock bags to save on space and easily organize.
 

The bag met each requirement I had in mind with the exception of not looking like a first aid bag, which I am fine with. You can go out and find something that looks all pretty and red but in the end it's the practicality and the ability to utilize with efficiency that really matters.
If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to leave a comment or e-mail us at thehomesteadjones@yahoo.com. Till next time we will see you on the flip flop.
 

December 23, 2012

Bunnies

Well the kits are out of the nesting box and oh so cute. I can't believe how incredibly fast they have grown in less than three weeks

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