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  1. Dream Shopping ie. No Money Spent

    by , 08-09-2008 at 09:43 PM
    This afternoon I met my son and my father at the local mall for a coffee. I brought $14 in cash and no cc's or debit card. I browsed in about 4 stores that I normally shop in, and I had the best time just looking at the things that are coming out for fall, without the pressure of thinking I have to have them...'cos the truth is I don't need any of them...

    It really helped to know I couldn't buy things...it madeit seem more like a gallery visit than a shopping trip, and the little ...
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  2. Shopping Trip for the Week and meal plan

    by , 08-09-2008 at 06:49 PM
    Ok, I did better this week than last week, but I didn't need as much. Again, I will classify between stockpile items and items needed for the week. Needed items = $35.07, Stockpile items = $0.74, Tax = $2.40, Total spent = $38.21. My total savings from vendor and store coupons were $20.41 (36%).

    Needed for the week
    6 lbs of hamburger @ $1.99/lb = $13.86 (some were more than 1 lb each-will use 2 lbs this week and the rest will go into the stockpile.
    Roasted Potatoes ...
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  3. Day #8 Easy Chicken Pot Pie

    by , 08-09-2008 at 12:18 PM
    Tonight was Easy Chicken Pot Pie. It is so easy and so good. I will post the recipe, but I found it on campbells soup website. I have this "overpriced" pie plate that I bought from Pampered Chef, it was like $35.00!! But, I'm glad that I have found a use for it. So, it turned out great and I even got to use some of my homeade bisquick. I can't decide if it's worth it to buy bisquick or make it from scratch. I think I need to make it in smaller batches if I do make it again. ...
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  4. Day #6 and #7

    by , 08-08-2008 at 12:02 AM
    Day #6 went from Chicken Pot Pie to being eat out night. A mexican restaurant down the street that we loved closed unexpectedly in June. We had eaten there on a Tuesday and by Friday they were closed. So, dh noticed they had a now open sign up. I was so excited! The former owner's son reopened and spiffed it up a bit. So, the food was the same-albeit smaller portions. The service was terrible though. They had been open for 3 days and the waitresses were so unorganized and running around ...
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  5. Friends and The Secret

    by , 08-07-2008 at 11:50 PM
    I have trouble making friends and I guess keeping them. I used to have a lot of friends when I was young in high school. I was not a "popular" girl. I was kind of the nerd in band. Well, it seems to haunt me into my adulthood. In college I roomed with my best friend since 1st grade. We no longer talk on a regular basis. Karla was my friend we worked at the bank together, I haven't talked to her in years. All my other friends that I worked with at the bank all have kids now and ...
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