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  1. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    Do you have a planned overs? Example of a series of planned overs from our menu this week Sunday was homemade pizza Monday Stuffed Green peppers Used the leftover cooked sausage from the pizza party and the leftover homemade pizza sauce Added to this meal I cooked the rice and prepared the...
  2. Frugal Living
    Today didn't go as I had planned. Today was my grocery shopping day. I had my list I was already for fast efficient get in get it done shopping. Until I realized I had forgotten the grocery bags. Had to turn around and head home. At home I realized that I had a coupon for free lottery...
  3. Automotive
    We made our first snowball payment on the truck this month. DH waited a few days and then went on-line to see it posted. It posted but it was credited to next month's payment. He called to ask why and the lady told him he had to send principal only payments to another address. He asked why...
  4. Money challenges
    Wife and the kids will be leaving tomorrow for Easter break back in WV where we used to live. They will be staying with family and I may be heading that way on Tuesday to lay some wood floor for my oldest daughter ( 2 day job I think ). Anyway, I plan on a very frugal week, low comsumption of...
  5. Meal planning
    We stick to a strict meal plan. However, we've run into problems with it in that something goes wrong and it can't be fixed. For example, if the meat for the meatballs is bad and I don't know it until an hour before dinner, then I don't have a meal for that night. We're then stuck with getting...
  6. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I call it a small victory of sorts. We put $500 on the VISA the other day, which was 1/4 of what we owe. We also put $389 on the Best Buy card, which is 2/3 of what we owe on the Wii. The Wii's interest-free period ends at the end of November, but we'll have it paid off before then. The Best...
  7. Frugal Friday
    More of the same from yesterday. I ended up going out to lunch with Dave & his family as well as bringing his meds to him, so that took up a couple of hours that I hadn't planned on yesterday. So, I didn't get much decluttering done. Today on my agenda: get kids off to school (done) exercise...
  8. Saving Saturday
    It's a bit chilly here, but not too bad. Either way I love Saturdays, usually. Today I have to go set up meds for a patient that just got out of the hospital. After that I have to drive about an hour south to take my brother a money order (long story). Ugghh, that should take up most of my...
  9. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    http://www.google.com/reader/shared/user/17340290992632489902/state/com.google/broadcast
  10. Question and Answer
    A group of us have decided to have a benefit dinner. My stepfather, whom has been the only father I have had, was suddenly killed in a car accident. Leaving my mother, brothers who are 19, 18, 13 and my 6 month old sister and I. We are planning on having a spaghetti dinner and raffling off some...
  11. Green Living
    Exquisite concept and design. Watch the rotating buildings that will change the skyline: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/jun/25/russia
  12. General Chat
    We had so much fun in the chat room today that we have another gab session scheduled for tomorrow at 5:00 EST. To enter chat select "chat" on the top toolbar. Come join us!
  13. News you can use
    TV 'upfronts' planned despite strike Major broadcast television networks on Thursday announced plans to proceed with their biggest advertising week of the year, proving ... </img>
  14. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    ~I had been considering joining the Susan Komen for the Cure 3 day Walk this year. My grandmother, who died when I was 3, had breast cancer. I thought it would be a nice way to honor her. Well I just read some internet articles that claim that The Susan Komen foundation gives some of the money...
  15. Find Your Kith
    Anyone here have no kids and not planning on having any? I'm not talking about people with grown children, grandchildren or foster kids (sorry), I mean absolutely no rugrats of any age. I get mighty tired of hearing my friends IRL gas on endlessly on the subject. KWIM?
  16. Drugstore & Grocery Store Deals/Product Reviews
    Going to Rite Aid tomorrow and this is what I plan on buying: 1 pack of stayfree $1 coupon, $2 rebate fructis garnier $1 coupon, $1 rebate schick quattro $2 coupon, $2 rebate Huggies $1 Rite Aid coupon, $1.50 man. coupon Crest Pro Health (3 500ml) 3 $1 coupons, $10 rebate Crest whitening...
  17. Needle Arts
    I plan on making a couple of afghans, a couple of sweaters and tanks for dd, a tank or two for myself.
  18. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    SO I budgeted the my central air and empire would be paid off by middle of September. I want to refinance house 2nd week of October and wanted low interest rate, and we talked that lowering the credit card bills will help w that. I thought I had it down. But for some reason I am back a month...
  19. Freebies
    http://affordablehealthsystems.com/L/1/?sub=6 You WILL Be: INSURED for Pre-Existing Conditions INSURED for Doctor Visit Coverage INSURED for Prescription Coverage INSURED for Hospitalization Coverage
  20. Miserly Monday
    Man I do! I'll be doing my workout (currently walking 3.5 miles on the treadmill), wash our sheets, pay the bills, print some invitations for a bridal shower, cut them into 4 X 6 postcards, print the labels, apply the labels and postage and get them in the mail. I need to buy some groceries b/c...
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