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February 2012 Issue #006

Welcome to this month's issue.

  1. Love
  2. Make time for yourself
  3. Frugal Diet
  4. Frugal Tip of the month
  5. Potato and Onion Quiche


"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." - Robert A. Heinlein

Wow - that is so true.

My husband and children's happiness and security are so important to me. Hurt my family and you hurt me. I would give my life to protect them.

The selfish kind of "love" - that is not the real kind, that's called infatuation or puppy love. It lasts a season and when it is burnt out many decide not to stick around....

Ah, how they miss out (divorce seem so easy but never is, there are so many losers) - little do they know - if you really work at your marriage, get over the hurdles - things only get better: the love, the closeness, the friendship.

No one ever said love was easy - ah but it is worth it!

To help keep your romantic flame burning, try this fab love jar idea.


To be a good mom and wife, you sometimes need time on your own, I call this "Me time".

Once a month or perhaps even once a week, can go a long way.

At the end of the month, you won't feel that it was just all about your kids and husband.

  • Take time out and read a book (perhaps do this every Sunday afternoon);
  • Take that Sunday afternoon nap [after your book reading ;-)];
  • Meet a girlfriend for coffee or have her over and chat up a storm;
  • Make time to do your make-up and care for your hair. Even if you spend most days at home - if you look good, you'll feel good too or
  • Apply that once a month facemask.


Diets can be expensive - it is almost safe to say "only the rich can afford to be thin."

Ha ha! But jokes aside - you too can afford it.

I am not a dietician but after my second baby I really needed to lose weight but couldn't afford to eat all those fancy "diet foods", so I worked out my own frugal diet plan , and it worked for me.

Remember though that no diet works on its own. You need to exercise AND drink your 6 - 8 glasses of water or herbal tea daily.


To clear a blocked drain, sprinkle bicarbonate of soda into the drain and slowly pour white vinegar on it. Repeat it once or twice if necessary.


(Serves 4)


Pastry: 250g cake flour, 5ml salt and 125g margarine


  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 100ml (3.5 fl oz) melted butter
  • 1/2 Cup Low-fat milk
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 4 medium potatoes, cooked and cut in cubes
  • 1 chopped green pepper
  • 1 Cup of grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 lightly beaten eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix all the ingredients for the pastry together and press the soft dough into a pastry dish.
  2. Spread the cooked potato cubes on the base of the pastry and add the onion and green pepper.
  3. Mix the milk, cheese, eggs and herbs together and pour it over the dish.
  4. Season to taste and bake at 180deg Celsius for 50 minutes. Serve with a fresh salad.

"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well." Psalm 139 verse 14

Blessed 4 Today

Happy Frugal Living everyone!

Ray xx

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