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  1. Envelope system
    I saw that there is a sale on some of Dave Ramsey's products at his webstie with something like $4.95 shipping. Does anyone know if there is something similar out there for a lower price? Or have you just created your own system? Thanks!
  2. Frugal Living
    This is my first "official" post, aside from my intro, but I thought I'd let you guys know of something my wife and I ran across a few weeks ago. First of, a little "setup"... We currently contract with Verizon and our two year contract ends in January 2012, thankfully! Currently we have one...
  3. Just Tips
    The Doctors show just showed an alternative to using ice or frozen vegetables as a ice pack. Pour some dish soap into a ziplock bag and freeze. Use when needed. Supposedly it stays frozen longer and molds to the shape of your body.
  4. Question and Answer
    I'm looking to make a mousse that is dairy free. I'm considering using soy/rice/almond milk but am not sure if these have enough 'body' to give the mousse the thickness/texture factor. Would any of these milk alternatives work? Or is there another alternative not mentioned here?
  5. Home Decorating
    If you're looking for cheap options for curtains, here is a really creative & **Cheap** idea... I love that they give the linen look but without the price tag~whew. I paid $19.98 for 2 at Lowe's over the weekend and I've been told that they randomly go on sale for $9.98 for two. I'm doing these...
  6. Health and beauty
    I woke up this morning with a KILLER allergy headache. My sinuses inflammed and swollen & filled to the point where the pressure from it felt like my eye balls were going to pop out of my head and shoot across the room. The pain started at my eyes, went up my forehead and wrapped around the back...
  7. Calculations and Alternatives
    DH likes the single-serving packets of drink mix (peach tea or lemonade flavor) we buy in a box (8 or 10 packets to a box, depending on which brand we buy). Does anyone have a homemade alternative to these? Even though they cost just over a dollar, I can't help but think there has to be a...
  8. Question and Answer
    Because gawl darn it I can make pie crust there is no way I'm store buying this stuff! I've been wanting for ages to just get brie and eat it, but hubby saids if we do that, it has to be special and I think brie in pastry (so not frugal!) is the way to go. If I'm buying the brie, I'm not buying...
  9. Pets
    I found a thread on using Ivomec 1% injectable as an alternative to Heardguard as a heartworm perventative on the garden web. Ivomec dosage for dogs... yet again - Farm Life Forum - GardenWeb I have four small terriers and heartguard cost me $203 a year. A bottle of the Ivomec will last over...
  10. Mother's day
    I know Mother's Day is traditionally a day where the family waits on the mom, hand and foot. A day where the Dad takes the kids and the Mom gets some alone time. I like to do it...differently. I certainly wouldn't object to someone making me some breakfast, but I definitely don't want to...
  11. Kitchen Basics
    My son has a peanut allergy. There are several different tai dishes that my family would like to try. They all are made with sesame noodles that contain a peanut sauce... does anyone have any suggestions about what to use instead of the peanut butter to make the noodles creamy? thanks!
  12. Frugal Living
    I was reading an article in Body&Soul magazine about a really Eco friendly girl who writes a blog called "Green As A Thistle". Anyways she apparently was able to unplug her fridge and find alternative ways to keep some things fresh. I was looking in my fridge/freezer and realized the only...
  13. Kitchen Basics
    Okay, I know what it is and have used it in the past, but to me it had an 'off' taste to it. I used it in both baked goods, which I couldn't taste too much, and in my tea (you could really taste it in this). My question would be, are there any differences in the taste between the 'light' (which...
  14. Frugal Living
    Much to my dismay, my microsoft office trial expired today. I'm in mid season of sports, I use my spreadsheets and word ALL the time. There was NO way I was going spend money to by it. It's a pricey program. I found something that can read my existing files, that is an open source, and free...
  15. General Chat
    http://www.ftportfolios.com/Commentary/EconomicResearch/2008/9/22/heres_a_plan_to_avoid_a_new_rtc
  16. Kitchen Basics
    I just wanted to share about these concentrated pastes. I'm sure some of you have heard about them, but I just went online this weekend and ordered some more and thought while I had it on my mind, I would go ahead and post the link for everyone here: http://www.superiortouch.com/btb.htm These...
  17. Kitchen Basics
    I have grahm crackers and blueberry pie filling in my pantry. I want to make a dessert using those ingredients. What recipes can I make using those ingredients? I want to avoid using cream cheese because I don't like it that much. Could I use yogurt instead of cream cheese for the bottom...
  18. General Chat
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/04/01/algae.oil/index.html I would love to see more research done in this field! I have cut and pasted some parts of the article below for quick reading (though the article in full itself isn't very long) *Algae are among the fastest growing plants in the...
  19. Baking Breads
    I had gotten an amish bread starter a while back, and although DS and I liked it, DH was not so impressed. (We ended up using it for french toast, which he suffered through!) I just recieved another one! I have to make this one sometime tomorrow. Is there more than one recipe to use the...
  20. News you can use
    Lenders balk at foreclosure alternative Can't make your payments? You might be able to sell your house for less than you owe -- without paying the difference. But mortgage companies resist these so-called short sales.
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