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  1. Finished Mega Cooking

    by , 08-30-2014 at 06:46 PM (Creative Call)
    I finished my mega-cooking for the month of September in preparation for the renovation. Hubby thought he would not have to do any dishes all month. I had to enlighten him that there would be plastic storage containers and pots from side dishes that needed doing. And that we would need a bucket to put in the basement sink to wash dishes. The basement sink is disgusting. It is a cheap one and will no longer come clean.

    So...the meals made?

    • Spagheti Sauce (2 meals,
  2. Renovation Looming Large

    by , 08-23-2014 at 05:11 PM (Creative Call)
    The kitchen renovation is looming large. DH and I rearranged the dining room to make room for the fridge and stove. DH thinks he can just switch the stove outlet around to the dining room for the duration. Hmm... I am hoping the microwave and fridge won't blow the circuit in the dining room.

    Me? I'm busy planning freezer meals to make things a lot easier. Also some crockpot meals. Next week is my last week to fill the freezer with meals for the renovation. It will be a frenzy. ...
  3. Phew!

    by , 08-14-2014 at 11:34 AM (Creative Call)
    Financial crisis averted. The second opinion on the dental work revealed it was mostly cosmetic and only one area needed a watch on it. Dentist said to come back and see him in 6 months.

    Financial planner is great! Can't go into details because we signed a confidentiality agreement, but I can say she is worth every penny. She is helping us unearth and deal with things that need serious consideration prior to retirement.

    I also decided to look at my medication this ...
  4. Trying something new

    by , 08-07-2014 at 09:30 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 ...
  5. Being Tidy & Organized = Loving Myself

    by , 07-31-2014 at 10:43 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 ...
    Tags: organizing