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  1. Utilities
    I'm considering doing an "electricity fast" where I would use very little electricity for an extended period of time. Has anyone considered anything like this? I know that the No Impact Project talked about it, but not sure how it would be done... looking for any input or suggestions. Despite...
  2. Home Environment
    ~Today's goal is to fill a large bag or purge 100 items from your home. I know it sound huge but it's doable! Try your junk drawer, craft supplies, magazines and catalogs, socks, rags, toiletries, plastic containers, kid toys and games. We can do this!~
  3. Home Environment
    ~The goal? 100 items gone today. Anyone wanna join me?~
  4. Find Your Kith
    I fast twice a year. I usually do a raw food fast for 30 days in April and in October. This year I decided to take charge of my health and see if I can do a green juice and raw food fast for 60 days. I am on day number 12 and feel great. Day 3 was horrible. I was so tired but that is expected...
  5. Secondhand Shopping
    I've been trying to sell things that have been accumulating and that could bring in some money. Not everything is moving quickly. Some things have taken a few price reductions but when I posted a 5 drawer dresser for $10 I had a call in under 5 minutes! My total up to this point - still...
  6. Kitchen Basics
    Yesterday, I got to thinking about the times that we order out for food and end up with leftover 'whatever'. The few times my parents ordered Chinese food when we were growing up, we would always end up with a leftover container of sweet and sour sauce. My mom would pour it over chicken and...
  7. Rice dishes
    Fast and Frugal Fried Rice Recipe DescriptionA no special ingredients needed way to get a fast food fix at home. I keep cooked rice and diced cooked meat in the freezer to make this easy meal super fast to make. You can use reduced sodium soy sauce and substitute canola oil for the...
  8. Health and beauty
    Everyone needs to read "in full" the portion of the attached article that deals with fast food burgers and then do a search on the company Beef Products, Inc. Not only are the burgers made from just TRIMMINGS, but then they are processed in amonia! Told DD not to feed my grandbabies any more...
  9. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Dear Villagers, Thought this article would be of interest ! As many here look at ways to budget, stay on course , and stay up to date on information that can help us make good financial decisions. I read this and thought of plans that I am doing that will combat this for me, new ideas I can...
  10. Snacks
    Fast Caramel Corn Recipe DescriptionI got this recipe from Taste of Home magazine. I can make a batch in less than 10 minutes and everyone loves it! 4 ingredients and no baking which makes it a great summer dessert or quick gift. Preparation Steps:Air pop the popcorn, measure and...
  11. Frugal Canadians
    Ok. AS much as I try to plan ahead I sometimes find myself (with kids) on the road with no food. And to far to get home. I have fund a few very inexpensive ways to grab a bite to eat and I will list them but, I am hoping you could share your solutions to this age old problem, and exxpand my...
  12. Just Tips
    So we went on vacation for 10 days and now we're back the house reeks of cat. I have changed the litter and sprayed "air freshener" to no avail. I can't open the windows because it is incredibly humid out, and the heat and damp will just make it worse. I need something that will get this...
  13. General Chat
    Well, reading the front page with the latest articles, I read the title of this article : How to avoid a pantry-moth invasion as.... :smirk: How to avoid a PANTY-moth invasion. :o Good gravy, where is my mind??:idea:
  14. Dave Ramsey
    Hello, We are about to sell our home in Minnesota (we moved to Missouri), and after the sale, we will be at Baby Step 4. We will have about $25,000 in excess cash after reserving money for a fully funded emergency fund, car and home repair accounts, and cash for a new (used) car. We are...
  15. Money challenges
    OK. In a week, my first sale of the season. Having a great display is what brings people to the table. The pendants etc will sell themselves, but I need to get people. I hope to hit $500 in sales, that would make my day :) Here is a pic. The white display will be black. I haven't covered it...
  16. Freebies
    Click here to learn more, and it re-directs you to smart source. You print it out yourself. http://www.nbc.com/the-celebrity-apprentice/exclusives/sponsors/rightguard/ *****I just printed my coupon, it was slow to load but it did work. Earlier in the day, when I found this freebie, there were...
  17. Stockpiling
    I just found out by looking at my receipt... You can order online in bulk at the Dollar tree. They sell non food items by the case--not by how many you want but if you are a serious stocker like me on the HBA's and maybe cleaners then you should go take a look. They will do free ship to store...
  18. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Credit Card Bust next up in line to sock the economy I'm predicting. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/12/16/ED0L14P4I1.DTL
  19. Financial hardship
    We have been hit with an entire lifetime full of Murphy's at once (well that's how I'm feeling). Our EF is about $1700.00 which we have to use this week as our dog is having surgery $200 +/- , then because we were doing well & able to save etc I decided to sign the kids up for a sport ($200)...
  20. Christmas
    I always do some fast and easy gifts for my neighbors, the mail Lady, and a few friends. Here are some easy ones that don't cost much to make at all. I add a tag, and the gift is done! Big candy bar or candy cane —"Enormous Christmas wishes to you!" Christmas potholders & dishtowel — "Hot"...
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