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  1. It's official!

    by , 07-05-2014 at 11:24 AM (Creative Call)
    We signed the dotted line for the kitchen cabinets and countertop. Total cost will be about $9000, half of which we already put down in a deposit. We also bought a dishwasher and range hood, for $1100. Now all we need to do is buy the backsplash tile and decide on the flooring. August will be an expensive month!

    On top of that we received a dental treatment plan for myself for $6500!!! I about fainted. Insurance will only cover $2500. I am looking for a second opinion from ...
  2. I'm Back!

    by , 06-25-2014 at 09:22 PM (Creative Call)
    Sorry for the long absence everyone. I had a slight problem with my heart over the winter months and now sport a brand new piece of equipment called a pacemaker. I feel much better now. However other areas in my life have suffered.

    What are we up to these days?

    We have embarked on a kitchen renovation. Contractor is signed up to come mid-August to start ripping things out. I am packing up dining room stuff to make room for kitchen stuff as it is our makeshift kitchen ...
  3. A New Day

    by , 04-25-2014 at 09:37 AM (Living A Simple Life)
    I realize that I can't just stop working at my part-time job but I can drop down to one 4 hour shift which is on Sunday evenings. I can live with that and feel such a relief as I have been so burnt out!

    Today I am taking over in the kitchen with the meal cooking, I haven't really done this in a long time as my fiancees boys are kind of picky. I will not ask them what they would like to eat as their dad does , I find that they can't agree, especially the 12 year old. Take it or ...
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  4. Almost 2 years since I have last posted my Blog....

    by , 04-24-2014 at 06:10 PM (Living A Simple Life)
    My Blog is Titled "Living a Simple Life" however, it seems like for the past couple of years my life has been more Hectic than anything. I have accumulated more debtand I seem to have lost myself when it comes to the Simple and Frugal life I have always embraced in the past. I have been playing around with some ideas over the past couple of days to try and get back on track as far as the credit cards Go and that is to start snowballing. I'll start paying down the smallest amount owed ...
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  5. GIT R DONE list

    by , 03-20-2014 at 10:37 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    Maui inspired me
    3-21-14
    Deep clean bathroom
    Shampoo the bichon
    watch required online education course
    remove rotten pumpkin from yard
    make appointment for cholesterol check
    EXTRAS: for the week. one a day if I work , more if I have off.
    Sweep the garage
    purge my clothes for donation
    Respite clients bed linen changed
    mudroom cleaned/winter wear stored away
    kitchen laminate cleaned
    vacuum
    open up/clean ...
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