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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    Does anybody NOT plant tomatoes? :laugh: What are you planting this year? My plans are: 2 Beefsteak for slicing. 8-10 Roma for salsa and chili sauce 4 cherry, half for the chickens, half for us. :D
  2. General Chat
    so this morning i spent some time cleaning out my coffee mugs of the coffee and tea stains with a sos pad... it has been one of those things that has driven me crazy for awhile..but obviously not enough to anything about yet...i guess i figured they came out of the dishwasher...they must be...
  3. Leisure & Media Arts
    I know that many people here are familiar with the "how-to" frugality books but I have another type of book that I find inspires me to be frugal and thankful for what I have. These are books like "A tree grows in Brooklyn", "The Glass Castle", "The Grapes of Wrath", the Little House...
  4. Question and Answer
    Do you have that one item/treat/snack that you'll always get yourself even when its not on sale? For me its those Freeze-Pops that are in the plastic wrapper/tube-thingy. I always have them on hand and they usually run me about $2.50/bag My little Guilty indulgence
  5. News you can use
    With wines, does price = pleasure? Researchers at the California Institute of Technology and Stanford University published a recent study showing that people were more likely to prefer a wine they thought was expensive, versus the same wine labeled at a lower price. Even their brains...
  6. Secondhand Shopping
    Usually, I'm not such a spendthrift as to go to the thrift store twice in one week. But this was a great 2nd hand week! The other day, I bought 26 Highlights Which Way USA puzzle books for individual states. [We homeschool, so that was a terrific find!] My total cost for that thrift store on...
  7. Health and beauty
    THE PUREST PLEASURE Looking out my window, I see a study in grays, blacks and whites. My garden lies under a crushing layer of snow. Today, a soft rain is slowly eating away at the fringes of ice in the driveway. Somewhere under the snow my perennial favorites - lavender, asparagus and sorrel...
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  9. Simple Living
    Tell us about it. Mine has got to be watching my kids outside last night watching dh letting off firecrackers and them holding sparklers that a friend had brought for them. Watching their eyes light up what so sweet.
  10. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    What is something you like to do "just for you"? It might be a snack you can't live without, or maybe a hobby that you enjoy, or just how you unwind. Me? I love to browse a magazine and drink a good cup of coffee first thing in the morning before I even wake DH up or tackle any chores. It...
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