Surviving on Shoestrings with Donna Miller

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Donna Miller is blessed to be the wife of  29 years with the love of her life Joseph, the mother of three home-school graduates and has one daughter-in-law.

She and her husband are the Organizers of WNC Preparedness Group in Asheville, NC.  She teaches classes for people to learn hands-on lost skills.  She is a teacher, author, sought-after speaker and trainer.

She and her husband are the owners of Millers Grain House and the Always Ready Store and are the founders of PREPARE Magazine.  Through each endeavor they hope to offer readiness and simple living tips to spread the message of preparedness through Faith, Family and Fun not fear.

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Surviving on Shoestrings: Plan Now for a Frugal Thanksgiving

Surviving on Shoestrings: Episode 66October 20, 2014 – A Frugal Thanksgiving takes a little planning and the best time to start is now!

Shopping for all the items needed for a frugal Thanksgiving meal the week of Thanksgiving makes it stressful and almost impossible to keep your budget.

Listen to this episode and find out some of Donna’s strategy for planning ahead, shopping with multiple freebies in mind, hiding the food you need for Thanksgiving and more. From when to purchase to what to do about leftovers, plan your Frugal Thanksgiving now and enJOY it more later!

Best Blessings & EnJOY the show,

Donna Miller

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Surviving on Shoestrings: The Sun Oven with Paul Munsen

SunOvenBonusDealOctober 13, 2014 – This show holds a FREE $30 Bonus for Listeners of SOS. Yes, you read that right and when you listen you’ll hear how to get it.

I have had the joy of working with Paul Munsen from Sun Ovens International for several years and he’s been a guest on multiple shows sharing the wonders of using the power of the sun to cook. We have a graciously offer if you’ll go to the right website Millers Grain House or the Always Ready Store and put the secret code in the COMMENTS BOX…. when you order either package of Sun Oven packages and you will get a FREE Bonus – A Cloudy Day Cook Stove!!

Shipping is FREE too!

How’s that for making one purchase stretch for $30 more? Pretty good deal, right?

Best Blessings & EnJOY the show,

Donna Miller

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This show is sponsored by PREPARE Magazine

Surviving on Shoestrings: The Good & Bad Buys for a Dollar

Good and Bad for a DollarOctober 6, 2014 – The Good & Bad Buys for a Dollar may surprise you!  It seems like if it’s only a buck it’s a good buy right? Maybe not!  Then again, that lone dollar might go a lot further than you realized!  So there are good buys and bad buys in those dollar stores.

Listen to today’s show to hear what I find as a savings in the isle of the dollar store and what I just leave there because it really is less expensive elsewhere!

Best Blessings & EnJOY the show,

Donna Miller

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This show is sponsored by Millers Grain House & PREPARE Magazine

Surviving on Shoestrings: Duct Tape 911

Duct-Tape-911September 29, 2014:  Duct Tape 911! If you’re on a budget you know what a great tool Duct Tape is!  But as an Emergency Medical item?  Sure!  Why not?

Come listen as I chat with Dr. James Hubbard who has authored both Duct Tape 911: The Many Amazing Medical Things You Can Do to Tape Yourself Together and Living Ready Pocket Manual – First Aid: Fundamentals for Survival.  Today we’re focusing on Duct Tape 911.

For years I’ve been telling folks to stock duct tape as a barter item among it’s many uses.  But, I’d never thought of it as a much else.  This show will open your eyes to the possibilities!

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Best Blessings and enJOY the show!

Donna

This show is sponsored by Millers Grain House & PREPARE Magazine

Surviving on Shoestrings: Your Back to School Budget

Back to School Budget 2Surviving on Shoestrings: Your Back to School Budget

September 22, 2104:  In this episode Donna is joined by Savings expert Trae Bodge. She  is the senior lifestyle editor for The Real Deal by RetailMeNot, an online magazine developed by digital offers destination RetailMeNot.com.

Trae brings some statistics about how families spent their back to school budgets this year as well as some tips on managing your back to school budget even as the school year progresses.  And the ideas don’t stop just because the kids are back to school already. Trae offers tips that will help parents instill some financial wisdom into your children for years to come.

You can connect with her and learn even more about budgeting ideas at the following links:   www.retailmenot.com  & www.retailmenot.com/blog

Best Blessings & EnJOY the show,

Donna Miller

 

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This show is sponsored by Millers Grain House & PREPARE Magazine

Surviving on Shoestrings: Cell Phone SOS – ICE My Phone

ICE MY PHONE SOS Episode 61

My guest, Laura Greenwald has launched the “ICE My Phone Campaign”.  She is on a campaign to help you!  Best of all it’s FREE, easy and FUN way to make sure someone can help on your behalf if you are not capable.  Better yet, it’s a way you can encourage your loved ones to set up their phones (for FREE) to help them in times of trouble.

SOS-ICESurviving on Shoestrings has created this graphic  to help make your ICE contacts easily noticed by any emergency personnel and/or Good Samaritan who may be helping you in a time of trouble.  Click here for your FREE Kit with instructions to download this image (or other images) that helps identify people in your contacts list as ICE contacts.  Laura & I hope you will use this image and the vital information she shares in the interview in order to get in touch with family and friends and be as safe as possible in an emergency.

The ICE My Phone Campaign is just one of many endeavors of my friend, Laura.  She and her mother have been on a painful journey that has brought about much fruit in order to help others hopefully avoid similar pain.  It’s a true testament to someone when they can turn a tragedy into a driving force to help others triumph.   Please be sure to visit her websites at Get Your Stuff Together  & The Back Up Plan  for more great, free resources and to find her books.

Best Blessings & EnJOY the show,

Donna Miller

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This show is sponsored by Millers Grain House & PREPARE Magazine

Surviving on Shoestrings: Food Storage & Survival Author Angela Paskett

Food Storage Interview SOSFood Storage & Survival top the list of almost everyone who begins to think of preparedness.  This is not just a new fad but a life-long journey for my guest Angela Paskett.  As a fellow hostess here on the Survival Mom Radio Network, Angela and I both share a passion for helping others prepare.  This is one of the rare times we get to visit and we have the joy of sharing it with YOU!

In her book, Food Storage & Survival, Angela shares tried and true steps without being overbearing.  Always the facilitator and never a dictator, Food Storage & Survival is written from Angela’s depth of experience yet simple enough for anyone who is just starting out.   Food Storage always plays into a budget plan.  Buying food now at today’s prices will be better on your future finances given how today’s economy is turning.

In addition to this fun interview, we are also running a Giveaway – Giveaway Link  – So be sure to click that link and enter for your chance to win a signed copy of Food Storage & Survival by my guest and friend, Angela Paskett.

Best Blessings & EnJOY the show,

Donna Miller

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Surviving on Shoestrings: 20 Uses for Old Panty Hose

20 useful things to do with old nylon stockingsPanty hose, stockings or nylons, whatever you choose to call them – they just aren’t as popular now as they once were.  So maybe you have a surplus of them or you always ruin a pair before you get much use out of them.  They’re not just for legs if you think outside the panty hose box.

Today I’m on another weird rant of using what you have – even if you didn’t know you could use it that way!  Panty hose as a clothing item, once rendered useless for its original purpose either by obsolescence or damage, is actually quite a versatile fabric with a wide array of uses in life.  Panty hose can be used around the household, for beauty and health, in crafts and in the garden!

These legs were made for movin’!

 

Best Blessings & EnJOY the show,

Donna Miller

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This show is sponsored by Millers Grain House & PREPARE Magazine

Surviving on Shoestrings: Guest Grannie Pam

grannie pamToday I interview my friend and Guest Grannie Pam.  I met her when she came to one of my local classes (can’t remember if it was dehydrating or food storage or dutch oven cooking) and Grannie Pam and I hit it off!  I found a kindred spirit who loves to stretch what she’s stored!  Today you’ll get the chance to ‘meet’ my friend and I hope you enjoy the journey along with her as much as I have!

Grannie Pam talks about her  book: Prepping with Big Flavors and some of the habits she’s formed in the kitchen to make ends meet.  I think you’ll enjoy spending this time with us as you ‘listen in’ on two friends visiting!

You can see both of us at the upcoming Prepper Camp in September.  That is if there’s still room!

Until next time!

Best Blessings & EnJOY the show!

Donna

And let’s connect on the SOS Facebook Page

This show is sponsored by Millers Grain House & PREPARE Magazine

Air Date – August 18, 2014