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  1. Woohoo !

    by , 11-03-2009 at 08:53 PM
    I managed some savings at the grocery store and was able to conserve my budget while beginning a meager starter stockpile. Baby steps, baby steps. I'm getting so much info and tips from the forums and by this time next year, I'll be priding myself on what I've done. Phooey, I'm already pumped !!
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  2. Goodness its been a while….

    by , 11-02-2009 at 10:10 AM (My life, my pond, my world)
    Yep, time is just flying by and it's so weird that in a couple of weeks it will be Thanksgiving. Things have been very busy my way..with tons of things going on between working, weekend projects its very easy to get wrapped up in things.
    Plus things at work are kinda on the weird path. They decided to streamline a lot of girls in our office, meaning getting rid of a bunch of positions, all while keeping the same amount of attorneys 10 in our office. They have givin our two paralegals ...
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  3. A week on the ranch (October 26 - November 1, 2009)

    by , 11-02-2009 at 09:04 AM
    And just like that, another month gone.

    For the first time ever in recorded history (well, at least the first time I can remember), it was NOT freezing cold on Halloween!! I always use Halloween as my deadline for outdoor projects, because even if it it 80F on October 30th, it will always be 40F by the 31st. But this Halloween, the temps stayed in the upper 70's, and I had to open the windows to cool the house off. What is the world coming to, when I can't even count on Halloween ...
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  4. Rainy Day

    by , 11-01-2009 at 01:03 PM
    Its raining today and I am using this dreary weather to clip coupons and check my supplies. The weather makes us slow down a bit from running around spending money !
    I'm on week three of my coupon strategy and only one week to go to see if this works. Those of you who regularly clip them will laugh at my naivete.I need suggestions and tips , so I methodically check forums for ideas.
    Now I'll try and organize all these bits of paper !
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  5. How To Save A Dollar on Dog Treats

    by , 11-01-2009 at 09:06 AM
    For moms like me, it's not easy to budget every single dollar we have especially if we have house to pay,insurance and the list can go on and on. But as a mom who survived going to college with only a dollar or two in my wallet, I've learned to live doing things on my own and be wise when it comes to buying food that are very affordable but healthy, food that will meet my body's nutritional needs. It has become my habit to look closely at the labels to know the ingredients and its percent nutrition ...