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  1. The endofthe month

    by , 01-27-2012 at 11:22 AM
    I have doubled my efforts to save more and spend less this year. A new saving pattern for myself and my household. So far, our furnance needed repair. We need some major car repairs which we have already estimated to be about $650.00. I had some extra insurance taken out of my check, so I do not have as much money to pay with. I cleaned out my closet, drawers and even my craft area. I dontaed everything(I might be a secret hoarder. I hope not). Despite some of the setbacks, we are still ...
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  2. A week on the ranch blog 2012

    by , 01-08-2012 at 10:50 AM
    For those who followed this last year, I have reconstructed it, but on Blog Spot.

    The link, for anyone interested, is:

    http://mad-hen-creations.blogspot.co...ry-7-2012.html
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  3. 1 5 2012

    by , 01-05-2012 at 07:40 AM
    Well, I have mostly organized my room- walk in closet, drawers. I went thru my clothes and have lost enough weight that I am down at least a size in pants. I did join the gym(under $10 a month) I am clearing the pantry and getting ready to sell some items. I wanted to get organized because once I start work again I will not have time. I am praying about the job. I have a tentative offer but the pay is much lower here in the Sacramento area. I really do not want to travel but may have to in order ...
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  4. January 2012 groceries

    by , 01-02-2012 at 07:33 PM
    Raleys:

    cutting boards (2) $3.74 ea
    beef jerky (2) $6.99 ea
    smoked Gouda (.51 lb @ $9.99/lb) $5.00
    macaroni salad $2.99
    duster cover $4.79
    Half and Half (qt) $2.65
    Half and Half (pt) $1.49

    Save Mart:

    sparkling water (2 4-pks) $2.99 ea
    sparkling water (3 lg) $.99 ea
    sparkling water (2 lg) $1.39 ea
    small can of green chiles $1.69
    cream of mushroom soup (2 cans) $.89 ea
    cream of chicken soup ...
  5. The Best Time To Buy...January

    by , 12-28-2011 at 04:18 PM (C@rol's Blog)
    January

    Food:
    Chocolate (Christmas clearance)
    Soda
    Oatmeal
    Diet foods
    Frozen finger foods

    Non-food:
    Linens
    TVs
    Electronics
    Cameras
    Computers
    Small appliances
    Air conditioners
    Carpeting and flooring
    Furniture
    Winter clothes
    Toys (on clearance after the holidays)
    Bicycles
    Christmas gift wrap
    Christmas decorations
    Sneakers
    Exercise ...