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  1. Leisure challenges
    I have challenges with my materialism. I consider myself rather materialistic. I spend anywhere from $40-$100/month on items such as video games, comic books, electronics, and music (records, CDs). I have been getting better and compared to last year (I have spreadsheets tracking spending in...
  2. Blog
    Financial crisis averted. The second opinion on the dental work revealed it was mostly cosmetic and only one area needed a watch on it. Dentist said to come back and see him in 6 months. Financial planner is great! Can't go into details because we signed a confidentiality agreement, but I...
  3. Blog
    It has been a busy month. I have been busy rug hooking for an upcoming sale. I spoke to my accountant about DreamsTime and HubPages and decided not to do them. I am Canadian and would have to file US Income Taxes to get the advantage of a tax treaty between the US and Canada. Filing a US...
  4. Blog
    It has been a busy summer so far. I still tutor four mornings a week. I tutor ESL to both adults and children. It is volunteer work I do through the church. I also managed to teach a gentleman to drive Canadian style. He has his license and I am relieved I do not have to drive with him...
  5. Blog
    One thing I did do in spades since last year is hook rug and spin. The spinning is going into my rugs. I spin natural fibres and combine them with silk and wool fabric to hook original designs on a linen backing. I have also been spending money on online courses. Plus I was in four...
  6. Hobbies
    Anyone interested in joining in on an all-hobby VIRTUAL retreat weekend can join in here! In a virtual retreat, those of us here at the Village who want to dedicate time to planning, doing, and showing off (pics, please :) but not required!) our craft projects will post here for inspiration...
  7. Hobbies
    Wednesday Jan 11 to Sunday Jan 15 - hopefully these dates will allow for those who have a busy or work-filled weekend. In case anyone is interested in joining in on a virtual hobby retreat to get some things started, make progress on UFOs, or even get some things finished, I thought I'd put...
  8. Hobbies
    I missed the last one in November but have been anxiously awaiting another opportunity :D Hope I'm not out of line in starting a thread... Anyone interested in joining me for a virtual retreat this weekend? What do you want to work on? What's your retreat plan?
  9. Hobbies
    What are we working on this weekend? I had plans.... but have lost my glasses and without them I can't see well enough to do craft work. Hopefully they show up before my weekend is over. Meanwhile the sewing room has gotten really organized...
  10. Hobbies
    ~Have you ever been on a retreat? It's amazing how getting away from all your usual routines and distractions allows you enjoy the one thing your retreat is about. It's been requested that we bring back the crafters' retreat weekends here on FV. I'm excited to see if there is interest in this...
  11. Writing Forum
    I was glad to see this, but no one's posted. Any writers here?
  12. Frugal Living
    I know this has been discussed before. But can I find it? No. :D Anyway... What hobbies do you think make or save you money? I know a lot of times people are looking for low cost hobbies to do. Some might seem to have a high initial investment, but over the long run pay for themselves and then...
  13. Writing Forum
    Any aspiring writers out there? I've previously written and self-published two books, sold thousands through homeschool conventions and speaking engagements, and am feeling led to get back into writing again. If you'd like to bounce ideas off each other, share resources and ideas, join this...
  14. Blog
    Hi, and welcome to my blog. I'm Suzanne, a 48-year-old accountant from the Portland, Oregon area. I am originally from Louisville, Kentucky. I have 3 children and 7 grandchildren, all living on the opposite side of the country so don't get to see them very much. I live with my husband and our...
  15. Hobbies
    Does anyone sell their hobby creations on Etsy. I was thinking about selling some of my crafts and was wondering how successful it is to sell on Etsy, etc., as opposed to selling at a craft show, etc.
  16. Hobbies
    I am by no means a pack rat regularly...but when it comes to my craft supplies, I hate to throw ANYTHING away! It is all so expensive, that I just hate to throw things away. I save small scraps of fabric...just in case, paint with just a little bit left in the bottom...just in case. We are...
  17. Question and Answer
    I like scrapbooking, watching tv, Internet, baking, taking care of my pets, cleaning, reading, gardening and being outside when weather permits. uploading music onto my computer.
  18. Hobbies
    Stupid question coming...How did you guys find a hobby that you liked? I feel like I have no talent or nothing intrest me. My dh bought me a candle maker and that was cute for about 20 minutes of making an ugly one.(well it came with orange wax and a shape I don't like) I am a candle lover but...
  19. News you can use
    6 hobbies that can make you money Cash in on your passion by turning these six hobbies into businesses.
  20. Hobbies
    i am tired of my hobbies. recently divorced, i used to be active in a historical recreation group called the sca. i danced, sung madrigal, sewed, made soaps and cosmetics, researched historical clothing, and cooked feasts. since the separation and divorce i have not enjoyed any of this...
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