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  1. Home Environment
    I'm going to take the plunge and paint a side table, hopefully Thursday. Please wish me luck. If this turns out, then a chest of drawers is next.
  2. General Chat
    I know that homeschool is not the choice for everyone. But my daughter goes to a charter school. She goes to school 2 days a week,learns on-line 3 days a week. I love it! So does she! She is so happy there! I swear if one more person of my family or friends tries to get me to put her in public...
  3. Christmas
    I got some money from two different family members for Christmas this year. They generally do that so I planned ahead of what I was going to do with mine. I have a giant glass jar that I have been saving change in for the last year and I have told my children that when the jar is full we will go...
  4. General Chat
    I made a trip to the grocery store today...here's what I bought... 3lbs 73/17 ground beef 3.5lbs boneless porkchops(8 chops in the pkg) whole roaster chicken 1 loaf french bread 6pk sub rolls 6pk bagels gallon milk cottage cheese half &half shredded mozz cheese 2 jars sauce generic splenda...
  5. Financial hardship
    I'm a little stressed out. Okay a lot stressed out. Kind of worried about how we're going to make it through the next week. I have $8 in my wallet and $28 left in the bank. This has to last until next Friday. (The 22nd.) At least $20 will have to go into my hubby's gas tank so he can get to and...
  6. General Chat
    Sigh...I have to spend a lot more than I normally do. We are out of everything. Things that we should not be out of that I just bought are gone because dad, dads fiance, and brother were here this weekend when we were in PA and we come home to a lot missing. I have nothing to drink but spicket...
  7. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Well, it's been quite a while, for which I apologize. But boy have I been busy! My new part time job is working out amazingly well. I really like all the people I work with, and honestly enjoy the challenges of the job. I couldn't ask for anything better except a pay raise. (and really who...
  8. General Chat
    I received a phone call, but wasn't fast enough to answer, so I tried to call the number back, it says it's owner is unavailable at the moment call back later. No problem, I try again later, again, same message. I will try again later too. But the number is odd. Its a Ca number...526 area cde...
  9. Coupons
    I really miss having the coupon trains.... are we gonna have them again?
  10. General Chat
    During this month, Murphy has decided that we needed to repair our entire shower...had to have it all retiled b/c it had been leaking & causing some water damage.....then he decided that we needed to reapair all of the surrounding walls & studs b/c the water damage was extensive...then he...
  11. Sewing
    I signed up for a beginner sewing class. It starts this Thursday night. We're gonna learn the basics and make a pair of PJ pants. I had to get a sitter 'cause the class starts at 4 PM and ends at 6 PM. I borrowed my mom's Pfaff machine since she won't be using it while she's in Yellowstone...
  12. Frugal Living
    I just got my Pepsi/FritoLay rebate(coupons) in the mail on Wednesday. Our Riteaid ad for this week coming up came out yesterday. On the back page is an in store coupon to buy 3 12pk Pepsi products for $10.98 and get 1 free. I have 5 q's for $2 off any Pepsi product. I'm going to get 3 12pk...
  13. General Chat
    Spin off of a thread for a woman's super secret savings account. A lot of us have change jars. What are your particular plans for yours? I have no idea what I'm going to do with mine.
  14. Health and beauty
    I am no longer "dieting" I have changed my eating habits but no diet...no WW! I go to the gym at least once a day except Sundays. I have been doing this for a month and I have lost 10 lbs as of today. I can zip those size 16 jeans WITHOUT sucking it in:) still tight but they are on!!! I am going...
  15. General Chat
    Well friends, not much longer and our FV will be down for how long ... a full 24 hours? Waaaah! *lol* Will see you on Friday! BTW, is anyone gonna post on our back-up emergency yahoo group for here? I mean, no FV ... I'd for sure call that an emergency. :lol:
  16. General Chat
    I am going to be working my first 5 days straight since ellen was born this upcoming weekend on, by myself... aka mom and gram comming down ( one of their pre planned trips my boss planned my work during the days they were here ) I think it will be interesting to see if i make it with out...
  17. Baking Breads
    I read on another website that bread made in the breadmaker can be dry and hard. So I found a recipe that called for using the breadmaker through the dough cycle (1 hr. 30 min) and then punching it down, putting in pan, letting it rise and bake it in the oven. OMG... I have a loaf in the oven...
  18. Camping, RV's, Trailers, Outdoor Living
    :toothy: I am going camping :toothy: I found a state campground just a handful of miles from me. It's $8/night, there is a beach and the lots are spaced out so you aren't encroaching your neighbors. The only thing it doesn't have is electricity or water at the sites. There are water spouts...
  19. Christmas
    we have these huge bins full of holiday decorations, folded gift paper, lots of tissue paper, baskets/grass, candles, cardboard (flat like paper) decorations to hang, window stickies... the usual stuff. There's even stuff I've made (crochet/knit/sewn)... like table runners, trivets, holiday...
  20. Home Decorating
    I have been trying to decide what to do with my master bedroom for some time now. The wall color is a sage green. I just bought two dressers for $65 from a friend. Yep that is for both of them!:thud: One is already a dark cherry color. I am going to repaint the headboard and the other...
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