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  1. Hot deals
    ~I just had to share my awesome deals with you all. The back story is that DH and were planning to replace our bed after we got 10 years out of our first set. That happened in late 2010 but we put off getting new. I finally had enough and decided that the Presidents' Day sales were going to be...
  2. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    Only you guys would appreciate this.... I bought bone in split chicken breast for .99 Sunday and bought them 2 to a pack. As of today one pack (which cost around $3) fed my family of four for dinner Tuesday night (Roasted in the crockpot with veggies), my 2 children for lunch today (Pulled meat...
  3. General Chat
    ....he's 5, but missed the cutoff age for Kindergarten so he's in preschool. We had our parent-teacher conference this week and - drumroll please - he can read at a second grade level! We knew he was smart, but it's always nice to have the external validation. :hurray:
  4. General Chat
    My cousin Bridgette her law firm has been named 2nd best law firm in the nation according to Us news. So very proud of her and her associates.
  5. General Chat
    • 2 packages of Staples Arrowhead cap erasers - Regular 1.29 sale price .10 limit 2 •2 Poly 1 Subject notebooks – Regular Price $1.00 on sale this weekend for $.50 each maximum number allowed is 3 – We purchased 2 since we only needed 2 •2 Simply Chic 1 inch binders Regularly $5.99 •2...
  6. General Chat
    The other day my dd opened her mail to discover that she had been nominated by one of her teachers to go to the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine. They have 10 different location throughout the US and she chose to go to San Fransisco. There she will be actively participating in what it...
  7. General Chat
    I have to tell you about this. As many of you know my daughter spent August to December in London. She had to do an International placement for a certain amount of days and do many assignments for her degree. She is (thank goodness) back home and has been since Christmas but she still had to...
  8. Family
    DS is on cloud 9 today. He is a HS freshman and plays on the junior varsity and varsity football teams at his HS. Today the football players "maxed out". For those (like me) who are clueless as to what that means: Each boy lifts the absolute most they can lift in four categories, dead lift...
  9. Family
    OK - I have to shamelessly brag. Yay for DD!!! She is having a great couple of weeks. The tri-county area we live in is called "The River Region". Two weeks ago she was one of only five youth to be nominated for the River Region's Youth Volunteer of the Year. Last week she was elected Student...
  10. Success Stories
    Dh received a 200 dollar raise a month.(not huge but still) He told me it was coming and last night I looked online at the bank direct deposit and was happy. I wrote him a sweet note and told him how much I appreciate how hard he works for his family and how awesome he is doing on his job and I...
  11. Pregnancy
    So far, my DH and I have accumulated the following: ~ an $800 Italian wooden crib ~ three high chairs ~ two baby tubs ~ two baby tub chairs ~ a dozen bottles ~ two baby gyms ~ a sit-up-entertainment-center-thing ~ a pack-n-play ~ numerous amounts of clothes ~ 4 baby sling/carriers ~ a breast...
  12. General Chat
    I'm really not one for bragging, but I'm so happy and proud of myself that I just gotta share it. :dazed: Hope you ladies & gents don't mind! Some of you might already know that I'm an avid coupon user, but that I consider it to be a small PT job because of the amount of money I save every...
  13. General Chat
    My youngest dd's birthday was this summer but we didn't have a party for her because we were renovating and the house was a disaster. She was very good about waiting, we decided to have it in October but then I got sick and was out of commission for a few weeks so it got put off again. Anyways...
  14. Family
    Yeah Just got back from parent teacher conferences and my middle school son is not only surviving but thriving. Yeah!!!! 1)He dove head first into competitive sports, soccer ( and come out on the other side), 2)joined a competitive academic club, lego robotics. The leader says he is a great...
  15. General Chat
    Son's 1st swim meet was Friday. It didn't matter how fast he is in the pool after being sick I'm glad he's good to go. He swam the 25 meter freestyle in 37 seconds. Would have been 35 seconds but he hesitated at the whistle, LOL. All in all a good meet. He swam in one other event and the other...
  16. General Chat
    I just wanted to start a thread where people can post/brag about the awesome deals they've recently got. I have one for today...We went to Sears this morning and got 9 dress shirts for DH for $102.68 including tax (which comes out to $11.41 per shirt)! They were on sale for 50% off the...
  17. Secondhand Shopping
    I just had to tell someone about my buys from Friday. I first went to Goodwill, we finally got one. There I found this and I got it for $30. The cheapest I have found online is $190. I needed this because ironing is really hard on my back with the fibro. The second thing I found is a...
  18. General Chat
    Dh is being promoted to Sargent Major. Its great it really is BUT there is alot that is coming with that. First he will get pinned sometime between Oct and June of next yr. We wont know that for a little while. Then his new post is in San Antonio. He has to report in January. Yds and I are...
  19. General Chat
    Just wanted to let you all know that I kept my grocery bill for January to $60. I tried for $50, but went over. I decided to eat off the stockpile and just purchased milk, greens and fruit. Woo-Hoo!! Now back to our regularly scheduled programming....
  20. Drugstore & Grocery Store Deals/Product Reviews
    I went to Safeway today. By combining a sale with coupons and doubles, I got FIVE boxes of cereal for .55! yep, you heard me right--11 CENTS A BOX! The sale price before the coupons/Club card was 19.95! Can you believe that there are people who actually pay that?:shake::thud:
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