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  1. Frugal Living
    The first of the year was the start for our family to really work on ways to save and getting our debt down. As a family of 6, grocery shopping is a challenge. We have completely cut out eat outs, but yall knew that. ;) We also decided we would cut the cost of eating in. Keeping in mind that...
  2. General Chat
    My daughter is friends with the richest little girl in her class, so Eleni and her planned a play date, at their house today at 3:00! I have no idea what to talk to the parents about! HELP!!!! I'm a nervous wreck! We were going to meet at the park, but they said to come to their house. Any...
  3. General Chat
    I just got done doing the dishes. I let them wait a little bit. They were from yesterday afternoon and evening and this morning. I soaked some of them overnight. My dishwasher is on the fritz. Hubby has not had a chance to work on it since all his spare time has been working on his car. I...
  4. Green Living
    So as I sit here w/my cup of water (been dehydrated past few days... nothing but water for me - so hushit!)... and my mini-toasts (melba toast size, but not melba... home made mini loaf bread) & my store-bought hummus i think... *yum* Besides hummos (simply mashed chickpeas w/whatever...
  5. Military Families
    Katie & I were discussing her 18th birthday which is coming up in December....she informed me of the following: She turned ~ 13 - on Fisher 14 - on Wilderness Park Drive 15 - on Deer 16 - on Leavell 17 - on Dahl 18 - on Pike Welcome tot he world of ARMY Brats kid!! :D
  6. Simple Living
    this is a link to a NY Times article on the joys of a simple life. http://travel2.nytimes.com/2004/07/04/travel/04amish.html?n=null
  7. General Chat
    All of my boys seem to be on a hormonal rollercoaster today. Yes, BOYS!!!! Sometimes I think they are as bad as teenaged girls.:bang: For some reason, someone takes offense at something one of the others said and I'm called in to referee! Now, I would throw them all outside, but they need to...
  8. Soapmaking
    Very informative: http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/brockway84.html
  9. General Chat
    I've found perks to F.B. Widowhood...hehehe I don't hear things like... 1. "You're STILL on the computer!" 2. "You spent HOW MUCH!" 3. "How long is your Mother visiting for THIS time!" Actually, Saturday is Wrestling, Sunday is Football and Monday is Wrestling --again...BUT since I made a...
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    As I watch the shelves filling up once again, I think of how canning brings such joy to me, even with the work it entails. As I wash the jars, boil the lids, peel the fruits and veggies, I'm in awe how the pioneer ladies slaved away in order to have a full larder come winter. They didn't...
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    We love using candles for our meals during the long winter months. It has become a tradition in our home and once it begins to get dark in the evenings, the kids begin asking for candlelight suppers. Last night we used the oil lamp instead. What fun we had has the kids made shadow animals...
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