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  1. Trying something new

    by , 08-07-2014 at 10:30 PM
    I use to buy at least 4 Sunday papers to get the value of couponing. I would download coupons, carefully watch every sales, keep up with points, take surveys in order to save a buck. Though I am still very frugal, I have cut back on a lot things that I use to do. I do not buy the papers anymore. I more careful in what I do buy. Now I just buy the inserts, which saves me 10.00 per week. I print out more coupons since I am able to get my ink at a discount. I would prefer to buy individual ...
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  2. Being Tidy & Organized = Loving Myself

    by , 07-31-2014 at 11:43 PM (My Journey to Simple Living & Happily Frugal)
    I realize this after 3 nights of procrastinating cleaning my room..tidying up the shopping bags & organizing their content.
    I have been putting it off because I want to enjoy my small staycation at home.
    But looking at all that mess doesn't make me happy indeed.
    I decided to drop everything & begin cleaning, organizing. It was tiring, but the results made me feel good,peaceful & calmer.
    I realize that being organized means that I'm loving myself & want ...
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  3. Enjoying My Day Off

    by , 07-30-2014 at 06:44 AM (My Journey to Simple Living & Happily Frugal)
    Today is nice & sunny..
    I went to do grocery shopping, had a nice lunch (frugal price but tasting good) and also stopped by the Gadget store to check an android phone with auto focus camera but it's out of stock.
    I also stopped by at a Chinese stall to buy steamed dumplings (dimsum) & yogurt at a small dairy shop.
    Now I'm home relaxing, thinking about cleaning my room & organizing the drawers.
    Tags: organizing, relax
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  4. It's official!

    by , 07-05-2014 at 12:24 PM (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 ...
  5. I'm Back!

    by , 06-25-2014 at 10:22 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 ...