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  1. Single Moms
    My Daughter and Son are 10&12 (going to be 11&13 soon) and both suddenly hit a growth spurt. I managed to buy 6 Pairs of boys jeans size 12 in great condition, Levis and Old Navy brands. And 3 pairs of Nike sneakers that look brand new. For $74.32. The price you would pay for a pair of the...
  2. What's for dinner
    I am looking for some good idea's it will be my last and final splurge.... 2012 I will hearing those penny's scream!
  3. General Chat
    Hi everyone! I used to visit this forum many years ago. Now I'm ready to make some BIG changes around here.... partly out of a desire to reduce debt, and partly out of necessity, since I lost my job this past year. For me, there is no better time to make changes than January 1. The holidays...
  4. General Chat
    Our locaIckesic store gave Little Miss a "we are sorry present" The music store was very busy and threre computer was down and we needed to get Little Miss's volin post and bridge reset. It takes a long time to get it done, maybe set aside and forgotten? When we pick it up today even though...
  5. Secondhand Shopping
    I traded my boys' two twin beds (that we got for free from my dad)and 1 small dresser for this bunkbed set. I think we got the better end of the deal :D
  6. Support
    My brother's family have been hear 4 full days and oh.em.gee! We had pizza the first night they were here because we were helping them get their stuff off the moving truck, no one wanted to cook. $5 Little Caesar's to the rescue. BUT this was after bro taking us out to Jrecks (sub place) for...
  7. General Chat
    My husband was teasing me the other night about my reusing my tea bags, called me a "pennypincher", I said that "Mrs Super Pennypincher fella". He laughed and then said the sweetest thing, said that "pennypincher" was not right, that I was a "Resource Manager", and did very well at my job. LOL
  8. General Chat
    Was surfing the 'big one', you know, that super power of online auction shopping, looking at gift cards to find some discounted for gifts (got a $25 Gamestop card for DS for $21.01 shipped) and it blew my mind to see people bidding for MORE than the cards were worth. I'm not kidding- Amazon...
  9. Financial hardship
    So DH is national guard. He didn't like active duty enough to stay but he liked it enough to want that connection so that's where he ended up. He is a police officer now. Yeah he makes a decent amount of money and we live that way, working on saving up an 6 month emergency fund and paying off...
  10. Kitchen Basics
    I so love picking them straight out of the garden and that time of year is coming up.:woohoo1: I was reading an old Gourmet magazine (found in the discard bin at the library, gotta love free stuff) that was centered around the topic of Southern cooking. It made me think that cooking beans for a...
  11. General Chat
    to fill out my paperwork for this spring/summer/fall. Luckily dh is off today so he can take me. The roads are still drifting really bad here and school is out again. They've gone one day in the last three weeks. I dread this so much. I know I should be happy to have this job and I am...
  12. General Chat
    Dh stopped by the home of a friend this morning to pick up some firewood they were giving us. These friends are very wealthy, ok they are just stinkin rich LOL. They are the sweetest people and very kind. They are older than we are with two grown sons. They miss having kids around and they...
  13. Frugal Living
    :cheergrl::laugh:That it's nice when you have enough in your eme fund to help others! This past week, my bff & her fiance' went thru some tough things (on top of things that have been just nuts already that had wiped them out of their own eme fund!) & their brakes & rotars on their brand new...
  14. Frugal Living
    on something so cute. He was my prom date....
  15. General Chat
    Who wants Murphy? I'm kicking him out. Saturday I took five of the kids to the 'city' 35 miles away. As I was turning into the parking lot some kind of line broke and coolant shot everywhere. I finally found someone to get us all home. I left the van. I spent all of yesterday figuring out...
  16. Pacific Northwest Pals
    This is why I so adore this area! Snow, rain, sunshine & arid all in one day from one forecast. I sat here anticipating the deluge of snow "they" predicted; but I found out this morning that I live in the wrong area to enjoy the mounds of snow. When I finally got the "snow" may as well call...
  17. General Chat
    I have asked my daughter several times what she wants for Christmas. The only answer I get is a new hairbrush. She has also mentioned that she wants Pixo's but when I asked her last night she said just a hairbrush. She is 6. While reading her bed time story she did mention that a new Junie...
  18. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080918/ap_en_mo/people_brad_pitt_1 Those evil liberals.
  19. General Chat
    I planned for things but of course overlooked some. Aug 31: 1025 - older girls sports Aug 31: $300 - ds hockey Oct 31: $400 - girls school fees Oct 1 : $300 - ds school fees. Oct 1: $100-300 - team fees. Then bus passes for 4: 119/mo (better than $150/wk if I drove them) Dance: 42/mo for...
  20. General Chat
    My ten week summer job ends in less than two weeks when I go back to my school job. A lady died unexpectedly over the weekend that works in a different department and building than I (summer job). The business is going to be closed Thur in respect for the family and for the funeral. I'll get...
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