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  1. General Chat
    I have this old book here that a lady kept track of her groceries she bought every week. She only did it for the one full year. Total spent on groceries for the year was $ 286.73 . January 1958 1/3 butter .65 eggs .55 cottage cheese .25 buttermilk .19 milk for the week .80 1/10 30 #...
  2. Frugal Friday
    Exercised to 40 minutes inside. Baked a bunch of chicken legs. Turned out ok. Did some straightening up, will take the trash out later today. Still need to pick up glasses and stop by CVS. Want to get everything done today since tomorrow it will be snow and rain. Hard to believe since the...
  3. What's for dinner
    I'm thinking red beans and rice.
  4. What's for dinner
    We're having red beans and rice, garden salad and garlic bread. I think I'll fix some fruit parfaits for dessert.
  5. Tightwad Tuesday
    Right now I am waiting for Cablevision to show up. Of course my tv is not acting up right now. Hopefully it will start doing what it has been doing by the time they show up. Have an appointment later in the day.
  6. Simple Sunday
    Good morning everyone :) We're having our usual lazy Sunday here. Did hand wash a few dishes and cups earlier, gathered up laundry and put away the futon after having a guest stay over. Will probably do a couple loads of laundry - bed linens & towels. Lunch will be leftover pizza from the...
  7. Secondhand Shopping
    Wednesday bought 2 pairs of boots one brand new made in Brazil, the other Ugg like new had a black mark on the side which I got off, a pair of vera bradley slippers never worn, a pair of camo crocs for my grandbaby, 2 pair of jeans for me, a storage tub with lid, a seat cushion for my new...
  8. Freebies
    January is National Hobby Month, and Michaels is offering what looks like a fun mix of free & cheap crafts to celebrate.... Tuesday, January 3, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: School Box Time Capsule. Make-It Take-It with purchase of pencil box. Saturday, January 7, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: Yarn Backpack...
  9. Simple Sunday
    Happy New Year everybody! I have made a big breakfast for the new year. :) We are going to visit the IL's so the DSs can see them one more time before they go home. And maybe drop off their dog with them, so we can go up north. :snowing: I am soooooo exhausted. :smhelp: I have been...
  10. Hobbies
    After a month of charity and giving, it's time to be a little selfish. :) This month's challenge is to make something for yourself. It can be for you or for your home, if it is really something you've been wanting for your home, but not just because it is practical and you "need" it. It should...
  11. Home and family challenges
    A long time ago, a friend of mine shared a philosophy with me that if he could accomplish three things a day, then he felt like he had used his day wisely. If he had sixteen things that needed to be done, he would get at least three done, then not let the other thirteen bother him, because they...
  12. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    What did you buy just because you wanted it, not because you needed it? How much money did you spend on little luxuries, or googaws, or fast food, that could have gone toward savings, debt reduction, or other things that could change the quality of your life in a material way? If your purchase...
  13. Meal planning
    I thought I would post my menu plan for January. I hope this helps someone who may be having difficulty deciding what to make for dinner. Sunday: Pork, Mashed Potatoes, Sauerkraut, salad Monday: Baked Chicken, Stuffing, Vegetables or salad Tuesday: Ham & Bean soup, salad, bread Wednesday...
  14. Food challenges
    I’ve been trying to get our grocery budget under control with little success so I’ve decided to look at things from a totally different angle. Since we have a large stockpile I’m able to plan our weekly menu a week in advance and not base our meals on what’s on sale each week but I always...
  15. What's for dinner
    Sorry I have been a bit AWOL the last few days. We've been busy. Thursday we got ENGAGED!!!!!!!! then yesterday was Brians birthday. Tonights dinner will be steak, with mushie gravy, potato bake, carrots and broccoli
  16. Money challenges
    My goal to is to do this challenge monthly - so here we go for the first month!! In case you're new to this idea - choose any denomination of money that works for you - a dime, quarter or dollar bill. Put aside one of them on Day 1, two on day 2, etc. Yesterday I put $1 in my savings can and...
  17. What's for dinner
    The rissoles and veg we didn't have the other night
  18. Goals and Dreams
    Thought I'd start a thread for mini goals :) 1. Wake up at 5:00 every morning to walk on my treadmill/shower and spend time with God before waking the kids up at 7:00. 2. Finish unpacking from the move. 3. Paint DD6's mirror. 4. Paint DD6's bookcase. 5. Avoid fast food. :) 6. Participate...
  19. What did you get free?
    Hope it's a fruitful month for all!
  20. Health challenges
    New year, fresh water! I am in for 100 oz per day for the month of January. How about you?
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