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  1. Midwest Pals
    So DH's employers want to move him to Mount Pleasant, Michigan. I am extremely nervous/scared about it. We do not have long to make up our minds. Company will pay for us to relocate and pay for a place to live for up to 6 months. I have DD to consider, as some of you know she has ASD, and we...
  2. General Chat
    What a wonderful way to start off the New year. Just got out this morning. Wed I started feeling sick knew something was up started having chest pains ect. I knew i was in full blown pancreatic attack. Sure enough i got there , they thought i was having a heart attack. But i said check my...
  3. Freebies
    U.S. National Park Service Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
  4. Christmas
    So- What have you done to prepare for NEXT Christmas? Today I hit up the after Christmas sales and score big time! I bought all the wrapping paper, curling ribbon, and cards I will need for next year. I also loaded up on colored ribbon and silver paper again for birthdays, weddings, baby...
  5. General Chat
    My ten year old dishwasher has water in the bottom after a cycle. I accidentally pulled down the fleece and curtain rod over the front door. Had to change the bulbs in the overhead light in the bedroom and can't reach to replace the glass cover. As Scarlett O'Hara said "Tomorrow is another day."
  6. Christmas
    When I looked at the calendar, yet again for the 40th time this weekend, plotting the bills, I felt a slap in the face, 34 more days until Christmas! How are you doing for the holidays this year, have you started, planning on starting soon, almost there or already done? I am one of those...
  7. Home Environment
    My home is overwhelmingly full and cluttered. When my ex died last spring, my kids brought all of his stuff here. I have two housefuls of things in my apartment and it's driving me crazy. There is so much stuff here it's hard to clean. I'm off for 4 days straight. My goal is to get my home...
  8. Health and beauty
    Made some change in my diet with some exercises 3-4 times a week. I'm down 16 pounds this week. Wahoo! :) Diet consists of veggies/fruits, 1 or 2 slice of bread. Limited dairy, no meat.... Drinks: Water, green tea. My goal is to lose 80LBS.
  9. Frugal Living
    * Costco is now selling there boxes of mangos with 7 to a box instead of 9 * I paid $12 :thud: for a bag of apples (my sweet boy loves apples, seriously they may be his favorite food) * I am noticing lower limits on in ad coupon items. This week Fred Meyer has nabisco crackers 3 for $5 limit 3...
  10. General Chat
    The wife is leaving on Friday to go to China on business so I have 10 days, which includes 2 weekends, to do whatever I please with no interruptions. I have a few things planned... Cook fish. :laugh: She hates the smell so I will take the opportunity to get my fill. Replace a bathroom...
  11. Freebies
    Saturday & Sunday, Free Museums On Us days for Bank of America cardholders! There are over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US. Museums on Us® http://museums.bankofamerica.com/pdf/MOU_2011_Participant_Roster.pdf
  12. Needle Arts
    ~I just heard about this yearly event to raise awareness and enthusiasm for needle arts. This year it runs from June 11-19th. I haven't picked up my needles in a couple of months but I will this week. I have a dishcloth to finish and then I'm moving onto these adorable booties: Baby Janes...
  13. Financial hardship
    Wow, we had an unexpected bill. The good news is, we had the money to pay it. The bad news is, it hit in between pay days. We have $43 that needs to last 11 days. Here is the plan.... Both my husband and myself ride motorcycles - we will drive them back and forth to work....so gas should be...
  14. Home Environment
    Okay - I have 19 days until DD returns from her island hopping. I use her visits as a gauge as to how much I am getting done in decluttering our home. Why am I posting here? I need help, support and great ideas to keep going. A coworker just moved her family into the homeless shelter, a heck...
  15. Secondhand Shopping
    Friday my kids and I stopped at one yard sale in our subdivision. My dd bought some ziploc bags of nail polish, lipsticks and makeup...a lot of it Avon and new. She spent $11.00. She had over 80 bottles of just nail polish (most of it new), 8 lipsticks (all new), a bottle of makeup (new) and a...
  16. Freebies
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  17. Simple Living
    I found this website about a lady that is going to where the same dress everyday for a whole year. She calls here blog One Dress Protest fasting from fashion This Week in the Dress and on the Web | One Dress Protest She is exploring fashion/ or the lack of and the affects of fashion on who...
  18. Frugal Living
    :grball: I'm in my classroom with piles and piles of papers etc all around me as I am attempting to really clean out and organize. A friend just called and the shower that she was planning needs to be find a new home for Tuesday afternoon. Whole new concept, menu, etc. So by 2:30 PM on...
  19. Money challenges
    I totally forgot to start this on Feb. 1 - am planning on playing catch up since this is an important savings plan for me - quick cash KWIM? I am in for $1 daily so here's where I stand: 2/1 - $1 2/2 - $2 2/3 - $3 2/4 - $4 2/5 - $5 2/6 - $6 Am putting $21 in my envelope for February!!
  20. General Chat
    I am merchandiser so I was at a CVS store the other day and saw a "fellow couponer" with her binder open and shopping as I was walking out. Kinda giggled to myself and had an AHA moment...I should be taking my coupons with me even when I am working. I currently drive an hr and 1/2 from home and...
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