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  1. Back to school

    by , 08-18-2012 at 08:56 PM
    I started back to school(work for me) this past week. I am now on the roller coaster ride of savings and more savings. Here is my break down.

    Walgreens will usually have their Arizona Teas on sale 2 for a $1.oo. I will usually buy enough for the whole month. This keeps me from buying pop. Walgreens also has the cheapest water on sale. My tap water taste terrible. Thiis week, 24 bottles for $2.00. Since they were out, I got a rain check for 3. We have stopped using regular ...
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  2. Are You Making Your Life More Complicated (And Expensive) Than It Needs To Be?

    by , 01-11-2010 at 06:10 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    Many of us find ourselves pressed for time and/or money, at least some of the time. And while itís true that life can be harrying with itís demands of cooking, cleaning, work, childcare, and maintenance chores, itís also true that we bring some of those demands upon ourselves by doing way more than we need to do. Whether itís because our mothers did it that way, or because it fits into societyís image of what a certain person is supposed to do, we sometimes take on things that are unnecessary and ...
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  3. A frugal Friday evening

    by , 06-05-2009 at 11:14 PM (fixer's food for thought)
    My wife stopped at the store on the way home. She bought vidalia onions and mushrooms to dry. She also got some ground chuck and a couple of Boston butts. We sliced four pounds on onions and loaded the dehydrator. Then we package the ground beef for the freezer. Since meat is never trimmed to suit me, I trimmed the butts and we froze them. Just because I have to pay for the fat does not mean I have to eat it. We put them in the crock pot and use it for pulled pork sandwiched. Everything ...
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  4. And so it begins

    by , 03-31-2009 at 05:16 PM (fixer's food for thought)
    I mowed for the first time today. The event signifies the start of a time consuming job for the next six months. I really don't mind. I take pride in the appear of our yard. I think if you have flowers, vegetables, fruit trees and perennials they are the picture with the yard being the frame. You don't notice the frame unless it is ugly enough to distract from the picture. I mow seven acres. It takes around fifteen hours a week to get done. I don't mind that as much as the fuel. If only ...
    Tags: lawn, mowing, time
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