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  1. Secondhand Shopping
    :clap: Check out this lampshade that I found at Goodwill for 50 cents! It will be perfect in my shabby chic bedroom. Now I need to find a lamp for it! The Victoria Shade
  2. Fish and seafood
    Anne's Fabulous Grilled Salmon Recipe DescriptionOriginal poster's comments "This is a grilled salmon recipe that is used at the Saint Matthew Parish picnic every year in Seattle, Washington. It works well with any cut of salmon for grilling, however we typically use salmon fillets...
  3. Salads and dressings
    Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Dressing Recipe DescriptionComment from original recipe poster This is the 'secret' Greek dressing recipe from the pizzeria that I work at. The recipe makes almost a gallon but can be scaled down easily. It can be used for picnics and travels very...
  4. General Chat
    Well, I'm DONE decorating for Christmas!! One three foot leg lamp placed in front picture window! Everyone who sees it gets a smile on their face, and we've had folks slow down and point it out to others in their cars. I put it up on Thanksgiving night, and take it down on Christmas night -...
  5. Frugal Living
    Well today I was quite the frugal diva. First of all I went to a store here in town because they were having some good deals. I bought: 3 pairs of pants for DS1 for next summer 2 boxer shorts for DH 2 boxer shorts for DS2 Assorted candles 2 pairs of socks 2 gift bags Bath and shower gel for 6...
  6. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I am usually a fan of Suze Orman, I like her TV show and generally don't mind her ideas, while I do think that she is a bit too credit focussed, when she talks to people she does advocate paying down their debt. I will say though that I am not a fan of this book, there were chapter after...
  7. Green Living
    Buying all the best brands? Not so frugal. Picking through your neighbor's trash? Not so fabulous. Here is a cute little article. http://climate.weather.com/articles/tips020508.html
  8. General Chat
    My DD and I went to the mall today and went into Sears. Thought I would just take a look at the little girls clothes for Easter dresses and was amazed to see huge racks of clearance items still. And above them a wonderful sign that read "Extra 50% taken off clearance price" So I dug through...
  9. Drugstore & Grocery Store Deals/Product Reviews
    or I thought that it was a faboulous deal!!!:yippee: We went to the mall yesterday (normally we stay outta there!) to go to Bath & Body Works b/c we knew there was supposed to be a great sale! :bowing: AND THERE WAS A GREAT SALE!!! lotions/body sprays 6 for $20, some lotions were on sale 4...
  10. Make It Yourself
    I used to order the most delicious ice tea at a restaurant I frequented. They wouldn't tell me the exact recipe but did tell me the flavors of tea they used. I experimented quite a bit and came up with a very close replica: 2 bags cinnamon tea 2 bags peppermint tea 2 bags orange spice tea 1...
  11. Frugal Friday
    ~What's everybody doing today?~
  12. Just Tips
    Here are some things you can do everyday to help you look your best::wand: 1. Get a good haircut that fits your lifestyle! If you need a wash and wear style, tell your hairdresser. If you have curly hair and want a style that is straight, don’t get it done unless you are 100% committed to using...
  13. Frugal Friday
    Good Morning All!!!!!! I'm really looking foward to my three day weekend. I've got to put in a few hours at work and clean up some loose ends but hten I'm hopeing to take care of lots of extras around the house that I had originally planned on taking care of over the holiday break. For today...
  14. Frugal Friday
    Thank goodness! It's been a busy week around here. How 'bout at your house? I'm gonna be busy again today but I don't have to go anywhere unless I choose to. I may walk across the street to the football game this evening, depending on how tired I am after a busy day of cleaning and all that fun...
  15. Freebies
    FABulous Coffee Sample :coffee:
  16. Family
    http://parentcenter.babycenter.com/refcap/preschooler/pfamilylife/1477588.html?scid=pcbulletin:20060501:0:0:0
  17. Sewing
    I just wanted to brag on Cathy (mermaid59) who, after the discussion about the big, bad aprons, just sent me an apron!!!! It's very nice with a lovely apple print; I put it on right after I opened it and wore it while I made dinner. My husband said, "umm, why are you wearing an apron?" Because...
  18. Secondhand Shopping
    While I was in one of our local thrift stores Saturday the owner mentioned that she needed help sorting/putting out all of her Christmas merchandise, and said if I wanted to help her the next day she'd trade out my time for stuff. Of course I couldn't resist that offer. When I showed up the...
  19. Frugal Living
    http://www.azcentral.com/home/design/articles/0408thriftstore08.html
  20. Homesteading and gardening
    I just got the catalogue - Take a look at some of the great prices such as Giant Double Peonies for $2.47 each!! www.farmerseed.com
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