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  1. Military Families
    Military Free Online Tax E-filing | Federal and State I have never used this service but a friend posted it on FB.
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    so I ripped my garden up and raked it all out...now my usual is to do nothing but if I wanted to do slightly more than nothing to prep for next season what should I do?
  3. Preparedness and Survival
    I know its still the middle of summer, its super hot in some areas of the country but something made me think about winter and the storms we've had in the past as well as things we've gone/made due without etc. while wondering 'How can I prep better this year so it doesn't happen again?'...
  4. Preparedness and Survival
    We got a chance to test our preps. There was a horrible storm here that knocked out our power for nearly 48 hours. Only one small section of the city in which we live had power. There were winds of up to 110 MPH (is that considered gale force?) A great deal of property damage was suffered by...
  5. Preparedness and Survival
    Ok I am turtle-liing along trying to prepare for some of the many things that we have all been hearing in the news. (job loss, hyper-inflation,Depression,dollar collapse,food shortage etc) No I am not a doomsday person I am a very happy and blessed person. I believe that it is my job to make...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    My usable yard is up a hill..once you get up there it's flat.. We never use it so DH and I decided to turn it into a garden (less he has to mow!) we plan on digging the top layer up(grass layer) and thought we should put manuer(sp?) down as well... I really want to lay something down before we...
  7. Preparedness and Survival
    I know a lot of us have a good stockpile , etc. But if a winter storm is coming and you think you might lose power, do you precook food and lay in extra stuff ? We have a good woodpile stacked for heat. The generater has gas in it. I keep some extra water in jugs. All kinds of food here...
  8. Food challenges
    So I don't eat at Taco Bell challenge... I've been on a bad streak about not being organized in the kitchen and just lazy. I know why now, so I am going to change that. There is many things I can prep to make eating healthy, easy, and convenient to grab. I've been bad about throwing stuff away...
  9. Question and Answer
    Is anyone doing anything specifically to prepare for the upcoming flu season?
  10. Frugal Living
    We have a 10 day vacation this summer. I am wondering if it is worth it to put the cable on vacation mode. Also, I plan on having very few groceries in the fridge cause we will eat what we have before we go. Should I unplug it? This isnt a very long vacation so is it worth it? What does...
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    We are putting a small vegetable garden in an area that has been wooded for as long as time existed. LOL. It has been untouched woodlands, I mean. My DH has been reading where the soil in such land will be very acidic (due to vegetation and leaves all rotting there for many years), and...
  12. Question and Answer
    I have some electric tools in the kitchen but it seems I fall back on the simple stuff most of the time. For example, I am doing some pumpkin right now for the freezer. My main tool is the steamer. I am using a regular knife, and I was using a potato masher to get it ready to go in the baggies...
  13. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I'm off to see the accountant on Monday...I don't usually wait this late and am a teensy bit stressed over it. I've decided that tomorrow I'll finish up my search of little things and have all things bundled up and ready to go on Monday. Anyone else a last minute Lisa on this ? :toilet:
  14. Just Tips
    One thing in which I do to save time in the kitchen through the week is when I am peeling potatoes say for our Sunday dinner I will peel up enough to eat through the week as well. I have an ice cream container with the cover filled with cold water. when I finish peeling the potato I rinse them...
  15. Freebies
    You’ve probably already day dreamed about how you’ll be spending your time in retirement. But before you sail away on your yacht, there’s a lot you need to consider and prepare for. Order this package to help you get both your finances and your estate in order. Tto order a free copy, fill out...
  16. Drugstore & Grocery Store Deals/Product Reviews
    http://turbotax.intuit.com/taxfreedom/ I just filed ~ I wanted to share with anyone that could use the free service - just to let you know it was out there :D Happy Taxing ~
  17. Creative Cooking
    I generally have frozen cookies and cupcakes in the freezer, as well as waffles,pancakes, biscuits and muffins. I sometimes boil eggs, rice, and microwave potatoes in advance of when I need them. I chop onion, celery and green peppers and keep them in a plastic container in the fridge...
  18. Health challenges
    As promise, here my on-line diet journal. This journal will be the one were I will share with who ever is interested my journey as a bodybuilder. In the next 32 wks I will lose a total of 30# going from a fat bulking weightlifer to a rock hard chiseled abs bodybuilder! My current weight...
  19. Christmas
    As of Thursday, December 8th: All of the outdoor lights are up and the timers are set and working. Both big trees, three small trees, and most of the household decorations are up. I have decorations in nearly every room of my house.  I still have to finish the garland and bows on the upstairs...
  20. Preparedness and Survival
    http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=sci_tech&id=3444428 Sree's Thoughts on Emergency Prep The Tech Guru Sree Sreenivasan (New York-WABC, September 15, 2005) - Here are some resources you should know about. http://www.knowyourstuff.org/ KnowYourStuff.org: Click on "free home inventory...
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