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  1. Pets
    I have wanted a dog room for quite some time and finally took the plunge to do it. This is a spare bedroom that I've given to the dogs. I am posting purely for bragging purposes. I'll just admit that now. *grin* As a small disclaimer, NO money was spent on this project, another fact that...
  2. General Chat
    What have you done or had happen recently, no matter how small, that was a victory to your frugal lifestyle? Let's encourage one another :) I'll start: -We have a Y membership and recently began taking the kids swimming a couple times per week to help them get more exercise into their...
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I've read a lot about frugality and saving. But most of the books available are a little old, written in the 1980- or 1990- Does any of you know of more recent books, published in the last years?? Thanks!!!
  4. Secondhand Shopping
    #1Leather Relic purse - like new condition $3.59- I have been keeping my eye out for a purse I like for about 6 months. I needed a new one as my other is tearing apart. I was please to find this one. :) #2 A Longaberger plaid purse like tote - in like new condition also. $1.79 - my mom...
  5. General Chat
    Yes, you read it right. The actual cause of recent earthquakes in Southern California has been solved. :rofl::rofl::rofl: Chopra Blames Own Meditation for Baja Quake - AOL News
  6. Coupons
    Well, I'm a bit new to using coupons...not that I've never used them before, just that I've never really combined them with the really great sales. So here's what I found (and used) most recently. Breakstone's Sour Cream 16 oz. - On Sale .99c (.55c off coupon)...
  7. General Chat
    Anyway, as it's been a long time since I have been away, if there ARE any of you from waaaay back who remember any of my threads you may remember that I love cutting down on things that are not needed or things that can be used as "double duty", I love things that do more than one job:)...
  8. Site Support
    I always use this because the new post don't always show up unless I click on the forum to see. This is how I see what has been recently posted. Sorry if this has been brought up. :)
  9. Drugstore & Grocery Store Deals/Product Reviews
    I wanted to start a thread about your most recent deal you got. I am excited with the deal I found...as I'm sure you can tell! I have lots of coupons for "Save $1 when you buy 3 Campbell's condensed soups". They're on sale this week for 59 cents each making them 25.6 cents each (after using...
  10. Needle Arts
    Here is the sweater I cast on Friday night (9/12). It's Emerald from Knitty.com. I've got the lower body up to where you join the sleeves done, one sleeve done, and the second sleeve cast on. It's a very quick knit because it's chunky yarn on big needles. I'm using an inexpensive (but pretty)...
  11. Discount Stores
    We have a salvage grocery store in the middle of my small town. I try to make a habit of stopping by there once a week prior to hitting the other stores. I recently learned that on Wed their frozen food items are 10% off. Here's how I did yesterday: 5 lb bag of uncooked battered pork bits...
  12. News you can use
    1 in 3 recent homebuyers underwater, Zillow says As home values continue to decline, a growing number of homeowners who bought in the last two years owe more on their mortgage than their house is worth, a housing market research firm says.
  13. News you can use
    Recent home-product-related CPSC recalls The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced these home-related product recalls. Click on each item for detailed information from the CPSC. To learn how to stay informed about product recalls, read ?CPSC steps out with million-consumer...
  14. General Chat
    What's your most recent random acts of kindness experience? Received or given. I've found many people offer to let me go ahead of them in line. I think it's so kind when they see I have a couple of items vs. their full cart.
  15. Needle Arts
    Here's a pic of my socks (I can't help it, Heather has me wanting to share my socks too!!) They are Regina Self Striping bought last year from Herrschner's. Think the color name is Linen. so far i have used up 3/4 a ball and have a whole ball left. (Missy has small feet, lol) And then my WWYM...
  16. Scrapbooking & Paper Crafts
    I'll start with a page i did today for DD's book
  17. Scrapbooking & Paper Crafts
    I just thought I'd share a few of the pages I have completed recently. :) This is Tyler's 1 year photos.
  18. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    Hi all, I'm filling out applications for college scholarships and one of the questions is, In the last 50 years, what invention do you think has made the most impact on the world and why? I know a lot of inventions that I think have made a huge impact on the world but they were all invented...
  19. General Chat
    Well, I paid for it with a Gift Card I got for my birthday, but there are tons of other things I could have gotten instead.. I just spent $49.38 out of a $50 Gift Card to Target on a Conair Foot Bath. It should be here on Tuesday. I think I'm going to love it! I have been looking at them for...
  20. Sewing
    Apron I made for my step-mil for her bday as well as a set of cloth napkins that I gave her. It was the first time I used the rolled hem feature on my serger, and it was easy and makes such a nice edge.
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