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  1. Frugal Living
    I went way over on a week where I didn't even have a budget to work with! We are getting a side of beef. So that ate up this weeks budget, I had set aside for some milk, fruit/veggies and bread. Well, I decided we were low on too many things, so I got my usual budget. Then it's our first...
  2. General Chat
    Argh! I don't know what happened, I just finished doing dishes to get ready for making dinner, and there's a huge puddle of water on the floor coming out from under the sink. The last thing I put down the grinder was the leftover Thanksgiving gravy. DH says it's leaking from the bottom, it...
  3. Frugal Living
    Seemed everywhere I went today, something just had to be bought! I was busy, I mailed packages to my sister,DH's brother. Took forms to the tax preparer, DH's suit to the cleaners. Used my free $10 worth of groceries coupon. All of that I was supposed to do. But, I also went to the consignment...
  4. General Chat
    ...literally!!...Wednesday night dh and I were watching our favorite show"Corner Gas", and the picture went concave and the colors went to red yellow and green...I thought its the dish so I switched channels and , no it was the T.V....It was a large screen projection dinosaur...So dh shuts it...
  5. General Chat
    I'm weak, I couldn't do it.:fan: I blew my 6 month no spend. First I bought fabric for a new shower curtain. Then I wasn't supose to stop the car but I did. A yard sale. Something caught my eye and I couldn't stop thinking about it. Turned the car around. And I bought it, and then it all went...
  6. Frugal Living
    Creeping crud. I was doing so well, then I went and blew my Christmas budget. I got some extra surprise money and instead of paying debt with it, what did I do? Spent it on more gifts as well as some stuff for myself (I don't really get too many gifts, just what the kids can afford - eek...
  7. Frugal Living
    My grocery budget that is. First I did the Walgreen's trips, then we went to Sam's club (eggs, yeast, bulk spices, etc), then the commissary, the local grocery store's loss leaders. I thought for sure I went over. I stocked WAY up and came in just under my budget. I have $5 left for the rest of...
  8. Frugal Living
    I cringe to tell this story. Feeling very sheepish about the whole thing but I went WAYYYYYYY overboard back-to-school shopping for the kids and going on vacation. OUCH I spend $700 in total. Two days of shopping, a night in a hotel and a day at the amusement park. HOLY COW. So now I am...
  9. Frugal Living
    I was totally CRAVING fresh fruit! Haven't had much in the past couple of weeks, because it's so expensive, and I'm on that $25 a week food budget. So tonight, I just couldn't take it anymore! I went and bought some! It was all on sale, of course, didn't get crazy, but then I had to have ice...
  10. Frugal Living
    well, lets just say September was a good and bad month. I got the credit cards paid off in the early part, which was great!!! But then, school started, so between classes, homework, co-op placements, needed volunteer hours and my regular job, I have absolutley NO TIME!! DH has been working long...
  11. Frugal Living
    budget for July. I went over by about $50. I usually budget $250 a month for three people but it just so dog gone hard to stick to it with all this heat and no place, but the small table to do anything. I know I should be jumping for joy, because when we are through with this remodel I will...
  12. Frugal Living
    I went to the produce market and I just couldn't resist. I had such a CRAVING for fresh fruit! It must be the rain and short days or....... But I bought all kinds of special fruit that I haven't had in ages..... Two pineapples, a giant canteloupe, a huge amount of red grapes, kiwis, pears...
  13. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Well this month debt reduction and frugality went a bit off. My new grand daughter was born on the third and I spent the last week at my DD helping to care for her, baby, the new daddy and the big sister! I spent a ton... Nothing that the kids asked for, just things I bought to help them out...
  14. Health and beauty
    Okay, trying to be really good and eat healthy, did good all day on Sunday, then, right before bed had a candy bar with peanut butter! I can't seem to stop eating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELP!
  15. General Chat
    I'll be the first to post a thread in this forum. I blew it yesterday and I can't tell you how much fun it was and how it made my family happy. I bought a microwave yesterday and then bought microwave popcorn too boot!!!! We had 2 bags of popcorn last night :toothy: and were now enjoying...
  16. Kitchen Basics
    I posted this on another site, but thought I'd share with you...ha Well I got laid off a few months ago, so I figured I better get some serious canning in... This was in September... Picked some apples, peeled them, added sugar and put them in my small pressure cooker...I've done this before...
  17. General Chat
    It's below zero outside and the igniter just blew on the pellet stove. The one store in Spokane (1 1/2 drive away and the roads are bad) that carries the replacement part is closed today. Luckily we do have an electric furnace as back up and had to uncover all the vents and turn it on. It's...
  18. Quilting
    We went to the library this afternoon to a small town near us and of course I just happened to go to the quilting store. Well she had LOTS of her material on for $5.00 a metre, unheard of here anywhere I've been to a quilting store. So I purchased 5 metres of different colors. BUT then I...
  19. Money challenges
    Wellll, we decided to have the in-laws over today. I was going to pull something out of the freezer. DH decided he wanted a pot roast (he was cooking) and the one I had wasn't big enough. Soooo, he bought one--at $3.48/LB!!!!!!!!! He paid over $14.00 for this *&^@^&*!! roast! So, my budget is...
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