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  1. General Chat
    for the new season of SURVIVOR!!
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    Today we were installing the lines from the faucet to our raised beds in preparation of putting in a watering system. Got the lines done. Now the next step will be putting a misting system (or other method of watering) in.
  3. Adoption
    I'm so sorry to hear about your condition. I pray that everything goes well for both of you and with the adoption process. Please keep us posted and I'll be praying for all of you.
  4. Christmas
    When I looked at the calendar, yet again for the 40th time this weekend, plotting the bills, I felt a slap in the face, 34 more days until Christmas! How are you doing for the holidays this year, have you started, planning on starting soon, almost there or already done? I am one of those...
  5. Thanksgiving
    I've been informed my younger sister and hubby are going to mother's in TX for the holiday. DFIL passed in July, I'm not sure whether MIL wants to be here, without him, for the holiday. (So that's three less than what I'm used to.) I think instead of just family, I'll invite a couple, or...
  6. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Ok.....I really need to budget myself. I have the envelope system almost done. I want to use a "quicken" type program for my computer but don't want to spend $$$ on it. Can anyone recommend a program like "quicken" that is free?
  7. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I am ready to can some green beans. I have been using a water bath canner to process my beans for years. I went online to look up something and saw where it is no longer recommended to can green beans this way. WHAT!!!!!! When did this happen??? I have an Aunt who is 89 years old and has been...
  8. General Chat
    Is anyone else ready for autumn? I want to decorate with pumpkins, head to the pumpkin patch, enjoy cool winter nights, drink hot cocoa whenever I want! :pilgrim:
  9. General Chat
    new year. My infant grandson had surgery to fix a birth defect. He was starving to death. Doing so much better now. Now his daddy (my Son) was taken to ER tonight. I had to drop his middle child off with his big brother and I have the baby. I just want to know when all this bad stuff is going to...
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    I just finished getting my new garden boxes filled with mushroom soil. I have 4 4' x 4' raised beds and the area above the concrete wall runs the entire 60' width of my backyard. the wall area will be for room hogs such as squash and pumpkins. I have some rhubarb coming soon and I might do a...
  11. Home Decorating
    We have had a horrible heat wave for all of July and now in August it has let up with some wonderful weather! It is making me want to get going on some deep cleaning and decluttering! Having a yard sale in two weeks and then I want to do some sprucing up, perhaps move furniture around and get...
  12. General Chat
    i don't need much this year. i only needed to buy a pair of brown linen slacks and a black linen blazer. Edit: and a pair of fresh birkenstock brown boston. i pressed, inspected and mended all other linen clothes. i wear linen until november when it cools down. need to rit dye linen slacks...
  13. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Debit cards poised to get much more expensive Debit card fees: Debit cards likely to get much more expensive for consumers - Los Angeles Times New rules cutting merchant fees mean banks will be looking elsewhere to make up the revenue.
  14. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I posted before about some land I own with my siblings. Now I am ready to get an attorney and do something. I wanted to get it surveyed and divided up but 2 do not & 1 doesn't care as long as she doesn't have to pay for it. 1 (30s) of the don't divide it up lives on the land with our mom. My...
  15. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    ...to post my budget. I really would like some input & motivation to pay off debt. I began to read Dave Ramsey's book and I am ready to become gazelle intense! My only debts are a student loan & we have a new mortgage. My fiance and I split all of our bills 50/50 until we are married. I will...
  16. Freebies
    https://www.smartsourcesamples.com/cgi-bin/samples.cgi?sid=22 looks like they will send you coupon, said I will get it in 6-8 weeks.
  17. Homesteading and gardening
    Today I transplanted some of my seedlings to cell packs.I always start mine in small mushroom containers,so I can start the most amount of seeds under lights in the house. Hard to believe I got 132 plants from this container. Now that they are potted up I take them to the Greenhouse for the day...
  18. Home Environment
    I know most people don't consider February to be spring - but I do. Ahh, nothing says "Spring" like an 8 foot high snow bank ;). But, regardless of what mother nature is trying to tell me with her incessant barrage of frozen white stuff - it's spring, and I'm ready to clean! Anyone else...
  19. General Chat
    Three months ago I left my husband. An awesome provider, a good dad, a super grandpa... but a “not so good” husband. We have gotten along better this past month than we have since before we married. The divorce has been filed and it's time to move on. I've been a member of frugal village...
  20. General Chat
    I love the extra hour sleep but getting use to it being dark so early is hard for me to get use to.
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