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  1. Multi-generational/multifamily
    The in-laws on my MIL's side of the family are having a royal family feud. Grandma has dementia and hoarding. Two kids live near her. The other four are a minimum of 3 hours away. Mental illness of varying degrees run through this family. Accusations of abuse, theft, even poisoning are being...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    Real Bread Why not go back to basics and start over again? This is real bread, Pilot Bread, and is effortless to make and take little time, and is nourishing and delicious. In Alaska Commercial Pilot bread is the norm. Maybe it hasn’t got to your area yet. For rural Alaskans, Pilot Bread is...
  3. Sweeps and Online Contests
    I was once upon a time. This was pre internet 25+ years ago. My dh and i won some fabulous stuff between 1986 & 1991. But I lost interest when the internet took over. If you're winning I'd love to hear ;). I know it's possible! g.
  4. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    A few months ago my mom was shopping for a home back in our hometown in Illinois. She came across a bank owned property listed at 60,000. It's a 5 bedroom fixer upper on a .85 acre lot. The defaulted loan amount is more than 60K, but she offered 30K when the bank accepted an offer for 32. I'm...
  5. Freebies
    *ONLY ONE (1) PER HOUSEHOLD. OFFER LIMITED TO A QUANTITY OF 10,000 PACKETS OR UNTIL PROMOTIONAL DEADLINE OF JULY 31, 2011. WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. Star Ranch Angus: Real. American. Beef.
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    Today we are having a BEAUTIFUL Spring day. There was a special offer of 40 liter bags of top soil at the garden center which we badly needed. So I went to the garden center, bought 15 huge bags, got some herbs to put in pots (oregano/thyme/rosemary) and some herb seeds for pots inside...
  7. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    How to Get a Loan to Pay for a Wedding | eHow.com people are taking out loans for weddings. how insane is that?
  8. General Chat
    Im sure some you remember the Smothers brothers and their classic line Mom loved you best. Well that is my brother and I to a t. My mom adored my brtoher and I guess she loved me although not quite sure about that quite homestly. My mother was an alcoholic and abusive to both me and my Dad My...
  9. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Does ING have real checking with a real check book? I'm not happy! I've been putting $100 a month since early spring into a cash account with my financial advisor. I also put $1,000 from my income tax into this account. the purpose of this account is to pay for my heating oil costs. Keeping...
  10. Baking Breads
    I've seen all the copycat recipes, but they aren't what I'm looking for. Years ago, before the Popeye's factory started sending frozen to each of the stores, they used to make their biscuits on site & I would watch them from a table thru a window in our local Popeye's. What I actually saw with...
  11. Health and beauty
    It is called a bra barrette and you can see it in action on YouTube. I think it would be easy to make one, too. I need this because all the other things pulled my straps too tight while this looks like a much better design that's even easier to use.
  12. Meal planning
    I have a problem that's been bothering me for a while. I never seem to eat a real lunch. I'll eat a cookie, a snack bar and sandwich...basically carbs, carbs, and more carbs. If DH is home, we have "real lunch"...meat, veggie, and side. DD is now home for the summer and I really want to keep...
  13. Freebies
    Texas Steakhouse
  14. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    What do you think about this article?? new-rules-for-credit-score: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance
  15. 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...
  16. General Chat
    They are predicting the tsunami will be hitting our coastlines around 11 AM. Evacuaction starts in an hour. We are across the street from the ocean, so who knows if we will be affected. Why am I here? Nervous energy. Thankfully DH is on Kauai to help Mom out - she's at ocean level but a few...
  17. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    One area where I have disagreed with Dave in the past is in the area of investing in Real Estate. Dave, of course, is a 100% cash guy. I, on the other hand, have considered it an acceptable risk to save up 20-25% to buy an investment property, financing the remaining 75-80%. My reasoning...
  18. Christmas
    Christmas tree that is. Scooby's post got me wondering. Ours is fake for several reasons. 1. Allergies 2. Real one is too much of a fire hazard in a mobile home 3. I don't know of any real white trees Ours is a 7 ft. white tree. I love white trees. All of the decorations are royal blue, lt...
  19. General Chat
    hi everyone i spent yesterday clipping more coupons and putting a binder together today i ran into to ukrops so i could get diapers and cash..but i took my book..they have started dbling coupons on wed..when i asked what amount they doubled they said up to 1.00 i shopped by sale price and...
  20. Leisure & Media Arts
    I'm so glad this made it to Season 2. I especially love it when they show Castle and his little poker game and the real mystery/thriller authors. One of my favorite authors Michael Connelly was at the table, LOL! http://www.michaelconnelly.com/ it also had Stephen J. Cannell at the table as...
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