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  1. Blog
    I have always been creative when it comes to restyling my thrift shop finds. Something in me is compelled to change the item once it is in my possession. From clothes, accessories and furniture. I must put my stamp on it. Lately I have been redesigning some of my old pieces as well as my...
  2. Home Decorating
    I love Ziploc bags but they are expensive and actually they don't even sell them where I live, but I have collected about 100 of them in a whole bunch of sizes. I wash them, dry them on the clothesline, and reuse them over and over. So far, I have not come up with a storage solution for them...
  3. Frugal Living
    The budget dictated that I needed to be creative obtaining fall and winter clothes I need this year. So I did First, I used a gift card to JJill that my MIL gave me for two Christmases ago. I that a little bit still left. I ended up getting two long sleeve shirts for over 66% off and only...
  4. General Chat
    Here's a little creative-thinking exercise. 1. Think about the clothes in your closet. 2. Choose one garment (shirt, pants, skirt, dress, etc.) that fits and is in good condition. Doesn't matter if it is out of style, but must be wearable. 3. Now think of an entirely different way to...
  5. General Chat
    DH and I are getting ready to take our first family Christmas photo with our new baby girl (3 months old). What are some of the creative or funny or whitty ideas you have done or seen that really stuck in your mind? Share your Christmas photos and captions, past and present Please!
  6. Question and Answer
    Every time I buy a new shower curtain, I buy new shower curtain hooks to match. I know... I know..... I'm not giving up my retro beads in the bathroom anytime soon. I have frogs, flowers, and angels that matched some decor in the bathroom in the years past. Besides donating them, is there any...
  7. General Chat
    my 13 yo will be getting a hand me down laptop computer for christmas. ( she will be 14 in december ) :swave: i want to girl it up a bit ( its a plain black dell that i had bught my dh for work from home / out on road reasons 2 years ago and work gave him one a few months ago for...
  8. Careers
    If a scholarship is offered as compensation for a commercial transaction, is the scholarship able to be expensed as a charitable contribution for the corporation giving the scholarship?
  9. Kitchen Basics
    Saw this on the national geographic. Thought it was cute and funny. Do any of you add creativity to your gingerbread men or other things you cook?
  10. Creative Cooking
    I have been wanting chicken salad the past few days, I have also been thinking about making a Waldorf salad... and then thought, Why not mix it all together? I haven't made it YET, but I will some point this week after I go shopping. What creative chicken salad recipes have you tried?? ~ I...
  11. Question and Answer
    Well I hope that didn't sound morbid.. I've put them across my china cabinet before and it looked pretty cool until the cats got bored. Dh got me a dozen for our anniversary and was thinking of creative ways to keep them decorative in the house. I was thinking in our bedroom on top of the...
  12. Home Environment
    So, as I recover from my surgery, I've been watching a lot of HGTV. :) As I watch people redecorate their homes, I'm always struck by how creative the designers are with creating storage spaces in unexpected places. The best part is that it's not cheesy looking or trashy looking, either. It...
  13. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I'm curious as to how much money this would save: Our current mortgage payment is $650. (includes escrow) About $475 is actually principal/interest payment. I will not pay less than $700 monthly on it. But in 2011 we will be down to having the mortgage as our only debt, on top of having a...
  14. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    MIL is in deep...she'd been out of work for a year (I'm having a hard time not adding editorial comments) and living in a 2br area friends were renting out, plus storage, electric, water, and internet. She just got a temp job, car co. let her "skip" 2 months pymt, so things were looking up a...
  15. Question and Answer
    With the holidays coming, some people are giving money as a gift. What are some creative ways to "wrap" and give money other than simply tucked in a greeting card? I've seen them folded like roses and fans and thought that was cute.
  16. Frugal Living
    I have miscellaneous small leftover items in the fridge that I would like to put together for one meal to finish up. The approximate measurements are: 2 C mashed potatoes 1 C broccoli pieces 1 small boneless pork chop 1/3 C carrots 1/3 C corn 1/2 C tomato sauce If anyone has any ideas on how...
  17. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I know DR and some are not fans of CCS, The Bank of America was charging off my account and would only work with me through a CCS. My question is, I am going to try to Snow Ball with the CCS, Have them pay more on the small debt with extra payments. Any opinions?? I will stay on top of these...
  18. Dave Ramsey
    OK, we are so sick of showings that go nowhere (mainly, we are sick of cleaning every day and having the people really hate our house - too small, bad layout, whatever). Baby is due in mid-May, and that's only about 6 weeks away! And all our baby stuff is in storage, and I really hate the...
  19. General Chat
    http://www.mlive.com/food/index.ssf/2009/03/creative_and_resourceful_grand.html
  20. Frugal Living
    (All credit for this concept to Amy D., who in the Complete Tightwad Gazette printed a great article on Creative Deprivation, pages 380-382.) A lot of "black belt tightwads" already know this, I think, even if they don't know they know it, and I've had the revelation that it's likely a major...
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