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  1. General Chat
    I bought 11lbs of hamburger on sale for $2.69lb.. the cheapest I've seen in week's..I've used up all my freezer premade meatball's that I had foodsavered..So I had a big old cooking session making freezer meals.. Made 32 meatballs that I baked in the oven and foodsavered into 2-packages.. A...
  2. General Chat
    I had a busy weekend. While dh was fixing the brakes on the car I made 17 pints of chicken broth for noodle soup or chicken rice. I made 7 bags of home made noodles for the freezer. A lemon pie, did all the housework and laundry. Blueberry pancakes yesterday for breakfast and blueberry waffles...
  3. Meal planning
    I spent some of yesterday and today cooking my brains out. With homeschool, a play, sports and Girl, Cub and Boy Scouts I need some things ready to go. I found hamburger for $1.77/lb so I got 10 pounds. I made 2lb of meatballs, two meatloaves, 2lb of taco meat and froze the rest of it browned...
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    This is an excellent website...I subscribe to it on Facebook..this was a good article I thought I'd share. Tons of articles and good reading on many levels 6 Steps to Productive Peppers: Organic Gardening
  5. General Chat
    our house always gets trashed on weekends..even if i tried to clean it up but not ever successful...then i got sick monday and still feel under the weather..one kid in kindergarten one at home..my oldest stayed home on tuesday with this cold..(should have sent him..he was fine all day) i now...
  6. Secondhand Shopping
    Lately I had "kind of" decided I wanted a breadmaker and was casually looking at them when I'd see them at thrift stores, but most of them were pretty dirty inside. Well, I found one that looked almost new last week, and it was only $5 and had a pretty small footprint, so I was sold. Baked my...
  7. General Chat
    I finally got the girls FAFSA apps done, accountant called and said our taxes are done ( we are getting a refund!!! We have had to pay for years, I know, I know ....free loan for the Gov) but it is better than having to pay....and we will be able to pay the deductible to fix the girls' cars...
  8. General Chat
    I bought several packages of marked down meat from Samsclub yesterday..so today I broke down the packages into smaller portions and vacuumed pack them using my foodsaver..here is what I ended up with after spending 2hrs getting all the meat taken care of.. (6)-packages 2 to 2-1/4 lbs of...
  9. General Chat
    Since DH was off last week we had accomplished alot on the new house. We put up new gutters and soffit around the back porch, we hung a flea market find light in the foyer, we spackled, sanded, cleaned and painted the foyer and living room this weekend + on top of that I helped DH put in a bay...
  10. Home Environment
    Or times of the day when you get more done than others? For me, I seem to get a lot done on Wednesdays (not sure why). I get more done in the morning than at night. I suspect that's because I need to be up to get the kids off to school in the morning, and it's also when I have my 1 cup of...
  11. General Chat
    I amazed my self at the amount of stuff I got done over the last few days once I sat back and thought about it. Since Friday I have baked 3 loaves of bread, 2 dozen rolls, 3 doz. chocolate chip cookie bars,4 dozen pumpking gobbs and since I had so much filling left I made another 4 dpzen...
  12. Frugal Living
    I took my mother to Superstore today for groceries because tomorrow is the trip to the zoo, etc. The flyer sales started today and I saw that it was $30 off a $250 groceries bill day. It was also Club Pack day and oooooh man, talk about some killer deals! My final total before Superbucks, the...
  13. Supplemental Income, Small Business
    We just got back from 2 weeks of camping. I have to say it was the most fruitful! The day before we left, I interviewed a new family, they took a spot, this little girl is the same age as my youngest, so I have a playmate, it pays a little less being a kindergarten child, but she's filling a...
  14. General Chat
    :coffee3:Well I'm hopeing for another really productive day. It feels good to finally be getting to move on some of these "home projects" instead of just work ones. I shipped my oldest DS and my DH off well before the crack of dawn this morning to travel to the Bluegrass soccer tournament in...
  15. General Chat
    Well, had my ex BF coming over to fix my dishwasher, which took him about 15 minutes. I spent the morning cleaning because I didn't want him to see the house like it was. Don't know why, just didn't. Not like I would ever want him back. Anyway, I got so much done! All dishes, pots and pans...
  16. General Chat
    My day doesn't start out like this very often so it is something for me to remark on, lol. Here is is 8:30~ ~up at 6:30 & showered, dressed & bed made ~ load of wash in dryer and another washing. ~ lasagna made for dinner ~3 mini lemon breads in the oven ~last nights dishes, dishes...
  17. Needle Arts
    I made 10 of the heart fridgies that SUNSHINE posted the link for. I chose the ruffled one! Then I made a set of 4 10-minute coasters. (I made these in red) http://members.aol.com/cillcrochets/10coaster.html Another set of 4 Old Style Coasters (I made these in dusty teal and white)...
  18. General Chat
    I'm usually filled with energy not long after waking up. Getting stuff done early makes me feel great. What about you?
  19. Homesteading and gardening
    It was so nice to have decent weather today, and DH took today off, too, so I got a lot done. I dug into my compost pile and got enough out to add a layer (maybe 1 inch) to the top of my lasagna bed I am starting. I also got a new compost pile started- I threw togerther a bunch of leaves...
  20. General Chat
    Today I ~ did the dishes ~ cooked down a pumpkin ~ Made 9 jars of pumpkin butter ~ Finished 5 purses ~ Washed the comforter ~ did dishes again ~ Went to town and bought wrapping paper ~ went to the feed store and got chicken feed ~ ordered some Christmas gifts online Whew! I beat but I want...
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