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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    I have the small onion bulbs that I bought last year and never used them. Do you think they are still good or do I need to buy some this year?
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    1. Thank You, Mr. Weatherman! – The Wiggles;Al Roker 2. England Swings – The Wiggles;Keith Urban 3. Hawaiian Boogie – The Wiggles 4. Clap Your Hands with Dorothy – The Wiggles 5. How Many Fingers Do I See? – The Wiggles Amazon.com: The Wiggles Summer 2011 Sampler: The Wiggles: MP3...
  3. General Chat
    I'm going to be changing the stuck threads around for 2011 to 2012. Just an FYI if you go to look for the 2011 thread.
  4. General Chat
    2011 has ended and I'm sure everyone had some accomplishments in the year gone by that they are proud of. Also probably some disappointments on some things that they had hoped to accomplish but didnt' make it for whatever reason. What things in 2011 are you proud of/succeeded in doing that were...
  5. What's for dinner
    I am looking for some good idea's it will be my last and final splurge.... 2012 I will hearing those penny's scream!
  6. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I tracked ever penny in and every penny out in 2011 So have year in totals. Boy, they look a lot bigger when it is year totals It is interesting, eye opening, and a bit shocking. Now I have a even better idea of where the money actually went, every penny. Now I can plan better for next year...
  7. General Chat
    How was your 2011? How was it overall - memorable or a year you'd like to forget? For me - all the good stuff happened towards the end. DH moved in officially and we got married this past summer. Dad's physical and mental health sort of felt like how he used to be before he had his mini...
  8. Homesteading and gardening
    July was very dry and I was away so didn't water, relying on mulch to retain some moisture. 15 September 2011 Tomatoes Processing. 15 September 2011 Tomatoes 6 August 2011 Black Cherry Tomato. 8 August 2011 Black Cherry Tomato. 3 August 2011 Produce Picked 3 August 2011 Produce Picked. 29 July...
  9. Money challenges
    I'm still working on 2012 goals, but I always try and start by reviewing what when right and what went wrong for the year before. This year I had 5 goals. I figured I could reasonably achieve 2 of them, possibly 3. As of right now, I have achieved NONE of them. They are: *Get EF up to 5K...
  10. What's for dinner
    We're having red beans and rice.
  11. Tightwad Tuesday
    Out of actual 'meal making' food, so went to the store for a few things. Just what I absolutely needed. :ouch: Laundry day. Out of clean towels, out of most clothes and essentials.....:laundry: Sorted through some coupons, and ads, to organize for next weeks' shopping. I continue to...
  12. What's for dinner
    Beans and rice. salad Want something simple today....
  13. What's for dinner
    I was looking at some of these old threads and saw about a month ago someone had made chili and turned it into taco salad. Adding homemade salsa to it. That's what I'm doing. Sounds good and I'm not really getting into the chili, anyway. Made made minestrone earlier in the week and can't...
  14. Frugal Friday
    ahhh..... relaxing a bit this afternoon. Busy week of Christmas prep. :relieved: Today I have finished the Bailey's marshmallows (3 batches) I made yesterday (they set up overnight). Cut them up and chilled. A request from BIL. I also finished my Buckeyes----about 200 of them, rolled...
  15. Tightwad Tuesday
    This week (and the weekend) has been all about baking and cooking ahead for Christmas. Got a lot of iced sugar cookies done, so.... So today, I am going to frost the yule log that is chilling in the fridge, and freeze it.....then make another log, chill and frost (for the other side of the...
  16. Home and family challenges
    In the 50s and need to buckle down!! What's on your plate this week? Today I am giving myself the gift of staying home and organizing and reorganizing!! 1. Wash all the dishes (from the last two days!!) 2. Laundry 3. Clean off couch 4. Clean up crafting stuff in LR 5. Make bed 6. Clean vanity...
  17. Christmas
    we have homemade Chinese food every year shrimp cocktail cheese ball sweet and sour chicken my own cross between a pepper steak and a beef and broccoli it is so good I buy a pan of lo mein it is not frugal but we enjoy it rice with scrambled eggs and veggies wontons egg rolls fried dumplings...
  18. General Chat
    It's been a pretty quiet for the last little while. After a few great shows in the summer and early fall, there has been little activity for nearly a month, maybe more. I was finally able to get out for a few nights where there was both clear skies, and aurora activity. Here's a few shots...
  19. Simple Sunday
    Hubby decided today to build my moms dog who is 17 years old a coffin so when she passed it would be ready. about to cry it is very sweet of him. also gonna wrap presents today. done:dishes::laundry:
  20. Health challenges
    Forgot it was a new month already!!!! Wow, I don't know where the time flies. This challenge is to drink more water throughout the day. Our bodies need water and lots of it! I am in for 64 ounces per day. How about you? :)
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