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  1. Just Tips
    I know most people on here buy used cars..........but just in case someone was thinking about a new one............. This left me shaking my head!!! About the time I start thinking that NOTHING would surprise me......welllllllllll.............sure enough it happens!! Here is a "blurb" from...
  2. Adoption
    I am starting the process of getting a passport. I went to the courthouse to apply and they told me that I needed a birth certificate that showed my mother and father's names. Ok, here is the problem: The only certificate that I have of my birth was issued approx. 4 years after I was born...
  3. Secondhand Shopping
    Hi everyone, guess what? I been to Goodwill again. LOL. I got a plaid Coldwater Creek skirt for $3.50, a Columbia jacket for $3.75, a new (tags still on it) cardigan sweater ($39) for $3.75 and a beautiful framed picture of Jesus from Visions of Faith that without the frame retails for $25...
  4. Frugal Living
    Buddy needed a white dress shirt for orchestra to wear during concerts. He had outgrown his other one. Hubby also thought Buddy should have a colored dress shirt so he would not have to wear his orchestra concert "uniform" for every dress up event. Men's Dress up shirts were buy one get one...
  5. Utilities
    I guessed 350.00 but came in with a sweet 348.60. Heh Our bill includes sewer and water in one bill. Sewer 23.07 Water 9.34 (how the heck did this happen? It's usually around 15-18 bucks? My yelling at the kids 30 minute showers and my dead garden?) Electric 309.60 :skept: A very hot hot...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    well here is the finished above planters -just waiting for the weather to get better here in wv. so i can plant my veggies and herbs --got more landscaping to do yet for even more but here are some pics of the ones in the front yard--hugs to all fv
  7. Stockpiling
    I thought of the Frugal Village stockpile friends when I was watching the news of the tsunami and earthquake events. Do you have plans for transport if that type of event happened in your area? I am land-locked so tsunami wont be hitting but I believe we could have an earthquake in general...
  8. Secondhand Shopping
    :hurray: I had a strong urge today to go to my local Goodwill during my lunch break. So glad I did! Here is what I got: 3 brand new purses: Liz Claiborne, Nine West and a Prada! 3 sweaters, a basket that has 4 vases of silk snapdragons, a new wicker trashcan for the bathroom, and a potato...
  9. Leisure & Media Arts
    I received a gc to Barnes and Noble for Christmas and am going to buy The Very Best of Diana Krall CD. I just love listening to her smoky sexy voice in some songs and playful voice in others. What's the last CD you bought or next CD you will buy? Why do you like the singer/group?
  10. Needle Arts
    My mother gave me this free pattern that she's used many times to make hats for my father. http://acunningplan.typepad.com/andsheknitstoo/patterns/silk_garden_beanie.html I started it on Sunday and then brought it to my knitting group on Monday. I accidentally added a stitch, and it threw off...
  11. Pets
    http://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/general-chat/130044-bissell-pet-hair-broom-contest-giveaway.html#post1357326 I don't know about y'all, but I could make at least 1 stuffed animal per day with the animal hair I have to clean up :toothy:
  12. Green Living
    Around our house, we've become obsessed with all things dirty apparently. The husband and I are looking into composting (he's got the green thumb--I just kill everything). We're trying to read up on the subject so that we can get our garden really growing this year and the next year and the...
  13. Secondhand Shopping
    I got 5 BRAND NEW cans of Similac Powder Formula for my sister who is due in July. They don't expire until 11/2012 Wahoooooo!!!!
  14. Secondhand Shopping
    Dh & I went tonight after our dinner out and I found: ~Adidas reversible jacket ~pj bottoms ~2pc pjs ~old navy sweat pants ~starter brand sweat pants ~Long-sleeve American Eagle shirt Total $11.xx !! :dazed: Every bit of it was 50% off.
  15. Stockpiling
    I do the LDS (mormon) method of food storage/ food rotation. this past year i have making my budget even tighter than it was before to accommodate the newly adjusted retirement to where it should be. (i cut it way back while i adjusted to the post-divorce budget) anyhoo, my food storage got...
  16. Frugal Living
    Well, my snack bag idea is still going strong. That has helped ALOT on buying snacks and hearing "we have nothing to eat". Just a refresher.... I buy snacks (Aldi mostly) but because I have 5 kids someone was always saying that they didn't get any of something. So I have storage bags with their...
  17. Frugal Living
    My girls and I have recently become huge fans of our library. We're very excited that we will have a brand new library next summer. The girls are on the library site all the time reserving books they want. I have reserved some books, and didn't even think to look at movies. So I will be doing...
  18. General Chat
    IF we are in a Recession/Depression, WHO is going to buy the "latest" technology... making the companies grow. In starting the topic "Save a job" several people commented on we need to support technology based, not "customer service" jobs, but I would like to know for the past ? how many years...
  19. Leisure & Media Arts
    Just wanted to give my review of Dean Koontz's latest book Your Heart Belongs to Me. I thought it was a terrible book. All about one man's paranoia and the twist at the end was no twist at all. Very disappointing, IMO.
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