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  1. Frugal Living
    And now the stupid companies can't even give us what we are paying for? This just frosted my ------ And they get a mere SLAP ON THE WRIST!! Wisconsin Fines Kraft for Short-Weighting Packages Few years ago......Safeway got busted for re-wrapping/re-dating meat. Fred Meyer got busted for...
  2. Preparedness and Survival
    My gutt is telling me that we need to put back as many seeds as possible because there are a lot of people out there that are "late bloomers" for this survival stuff and they are going to need our help with getting heirloom seeds and herbs. (my gutt is usually correct, unfortunately). The...
  3. General Chat
    Tribe's high-interest online lending venture booms - Yahoo! Finance I don't think this is going to be good. It is a longish article but worth reading.
  4. Healthy Cooking
    DH has been told by his doctor to adjust his diet. He has borderline high BS and the wrong balance of cholesterol levels. I think we eat pretty good: fresh fruits and veg, fish when I can afford it, no added salt, only 100% juice, no processed food, no fast food, etc. but apparently I have to...
  5. Pies and tarts
    Mile High Blueberry Pie Recipe DescriptionGreat way to get lots of good for you blueberries! Preparation Steps:I've used splenda with no problem, I increased cornstarch just a tad. I make with homemade whipped cream, but you can use coolwhip. Level of Difficulty:Easy...
  6. Healthy Cooking
    Oh YUMMY! High Protein Garlic Mashed Potatoes ? Oh She Glows
  7. Frugal Living
    With prices going so high on things, what different choices have you made in your spending ? What have you bought as subsitutes lately ? I know with the price of gas, I can't sub anything, but I can go fewer times a week to run my errands. A change in habits :)
  8. Health and beauty
    I have high cholesterol. According to my doctor, it's a result of thyroid issues, genetics, and my diet. It's frustrating to me because, even though my thyroid is under control with the aid of medication, my cholesterol meds aren't helping. It's also frustrating to me because there is...
  9. Frugal Living
    Right now my cell phone runs me $186 a month. My son and I both have smart phones with internet and text etc......the "phone" plan itself is $69.99 for 800 minutes. The expensive part is the data plan and that's $36 per phone. By the time taxes and fees are applied I am left with $186 bill...
  10. General Chat
    This morning when I went to drop off my dd at her high school there were four news crews there. DD just casually mentioned that yesterday the cops were all over the school. That there had been some bomb threat. I asked her if they evacuated and she said "No". She didn't seem to...
  11. Education
    I am looking for the following items(used) and would appreciate anyone's help: Teaching Textbook's Pre-Calculus w/ CDs Understanding the Times ABeka Government and Economics Feel free to PM me if you have it for sale or know someone who does. We've been homeschooling for 23 years, and I only...
  12. Secondhand Shopping
    I headed out today intending to buy my daughter another Webkinz because the ones she had been playing online with ,their time had expired. I decided to go to Goodwill since the weeks following Christmas are always a good time to shop there since people are getting rid of stuff to make room for...
  13. Kitchen Basics
    We've been at 6,000 ft. for almost a year now and we're till frustrated by high altitude baking... it seems our breads never get a good rise and if they do it seems they still bake into paperweights. Any advice please?
  14. Family
    I have been spending an extra 20-30 a week on gas on top of my normal gas bill for my 60 mile round trip commute 3 days a week (dh commutes 60 miles 5 x a week) because of kiddos job. We are very rural so it is 17 miles to drop him off, 17 miles back home and repeat that cycle when he is done...
  15. General Chat
    Is your community have a high risk in being infected by swine flu virus? What can we do?
  16. Bright Horizons
    We are so proud of him!! He even received a scholarship to attend college. He has opted on attending a trade school and is going to be working toward a welding degree. He loves sports and would love to play football for a jr. college, but he told us that he would rather go and learn a trade that...
  17. Health and beauty
    So...I have high cholesterol...but I really don't know what to do about it. It's hereditary in my case..untreated my father's is in the 400 range and my mother is over 300. With drugs they're both still in the 185 range. That sounds pretty silly since there are only entire books about it, but...
  18. Health and beauty
    I went to the Doc this week for my 6 month checkup. I have high blood pressure and take meds for that. I had a fasting blood work done. So the Doc calls me today and says everything looks good except my triglycerides are really high. He wants me to take fish oil twice daily and come in for...
  19. Pregnancy
    Hi everyone. I haven't been around FV for a while but I am back now. :D I am pregnant (6th pregnancy) with baby #4 (hopefully). My oldest (of 3) is the only one that lives with me full time - the younger 2 live with their dad 2000 miles away. This is my DH's first baby (aside from the...
  20. Utilities
    What am I missing?? Our low KWH usage is around 950 and our high is 1700. :thud: I can completely understand it going higher in the summer as we have central air BUT we keep it warm (by preference). I only run the unit in the hot afternoons, high pollen days or when there is a fire in the...
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