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  1. General Chat
    This weekend there is a weekend long music festival and I just found out I won tickets! I wanted to go but really didnt want to spend the $. So now my dh and I will have a fun and free weekend :)
  2. General Chat
    probably just a fluke since countrywide was bought out by BOA in past year or so, BOA probably took too much escrow the past year- i am sure made lovely interest off all all the peoples money who they did this too- but now have had to lower my payment for the next year . will be...
  3. General Chat
    took my 13 yo to the eye dr - i told the eye dr that the contacts she was using this past year were just too $$$ for our budget ( almost 75$ a month ) i asked if she could use the dailies brand i use to use but instead they decided to let her try another every 2 week brand she...
  4. Secondhand Shopping
    Hubby bought a Harley in February. He rides to work as much as possible (using the HOV lane). Now that it is getting chilly a friend had loaned him some leather chaps to use. BUT another friend that frequents thrift stores (he sells used men and boys clothing on eBay), found a pair of men's...
  5. General Chat
    Been gone all weekend (thanks all my dear FV friends for the messages and the emails wondering where I was) due to opening deer hunting weekend. We have had a house full of relatives and people here and I have had no time to even breathe. They all left today but will be back on Friday once...
  6. General Chat
    Dh's company rewards employees for years of service. They get a catalog and get to choose a free gift. Dh has been there 20 years this fall and we got the catalog yesterday. The gifts aren't very suited to most men. Some watches, a set of binoculars, a drill, things dh already has. The rest...
  7. Coupons
    About a month or so ago I signed up to view Kroger's sale flyer online. I also have a Kroger Plus Card that I use to get discounts (so they can track what I buy). In today's mail I received approx. 15 coupons (good until the middle of October). Some are for FREE full size items and some are...
  8. Health and beauty
    I'm down 0.4. :yippee: Amazed because we had Chinese one night for dinner, pizza (I take off the cheese because I am LI), 2 choc. chip cookies (medium large size), a few strawberry muffins, and a cupcake over the week. However, as bad as that is, I was eating worse before I re-committed on June...
  9. General Chat
    The local grocery store is having a meat sale. I was able to get Tyson's all natural, no hormones, no antibiotics, boneless, skinless chicken breast for - get this $1.49 a pound! Each pack was 1.5 pounds, around $2 a pack. I couldn't believe it and bought 10 packs. I am contemplating going...
  10. Supplemental Income, Small Business
    I made fifteen dollars today! I sold three of my chickens. I am now under the legsl limit for the city, and i can say to hubby....."neener neener, they sold! Told ya so, told ya so!" :yippee:
  11. Health and beauty
    We have our own subforum!!!! :cheer4::cheer4::cheer4: AdamantEve has sent me some info from another emotional eating forum she belonged to and we are re-working it to fit the spirit of what has already been created in the "I'm through with dieting kith" thread. As soon as I get the details...
  12. Supplemental Income, Small Business
    I sold my second 6 pack of eggs today! 12/3.50 or 6/1.75. and someone bought a six pack today!!! I am so excited. My grand total this month is about 3.00. Move over Rockefeller!! :pblow:
  13. General Chat
    $70.00 while cleaning out a cabinet today!!! It is in my bedroom and I used to use it for my books and stuff,but then awhile ago I moved my books and put some mags that my dh saves. I am going through the house purging stuff and poked around in there and low and behold was a jar of pennys and...
  14. Adoption
    Just found this by accident. So glad we have an adoption area now :king: We adopted from China 3 years ago. :cutie:
  15. Frugal Living
    I got an email that I could view my electric bill. I logged in and almost hit the floor. It is only $110. :D :D YAY In laws lived here for 22 years. Last year this month their bill was $275 and the year before $250. We have been turning things off and unplugging things at night. I...
  16. General Chat
    Life is weird. Yesterday afternoon, I made a $100.00 mistake in my checking account and now only have $64 until the 6th. I was pretty mad at myself, but all the bills are paid and we have food. I made out a little menu plan that I have to stick with for the next 10-12 days or so. Basically all...
  17. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    :cheer4::yippee: Today I went to the bank and made a check out to pay off my auto loan ( a year early) AND then just issued a payment to pay off the blasted credit card bill! Over $6,000 in debt knocked out! That just leaves the mortgage! And I am determined to keep it that way! As I posted...
  18. General Chat
    Ok, I just had to share this! Dh came home from work yesterday with flat screen computer monitor! Ours is huge and we have it on a tiny desk, so it takes up most of the desk. We have been talking about buying a flat screen, but just haven't wanted to spend the money, since our monitor is still...
  19. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    So ecxited here! We just paid off both of our credit cards and closed one of the accounts. Together they totalled $4,200 and now they are ZERO. Oh Happy Day! :tay: :fight: :cheer4: :yippee: :chug: :mdance: :relieved: :clap:
  20. Vacations and Travel
    okay, so this isn't really because of some awesome savvy action on my part a week after my bday dh has to go to boston for a stem cell conference but I was welcomed along and all I have to do is pay for my plane ticket + food but they are putting him in a suite so I can cook!
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