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  1. Sewing
    I am doing a major purge in my sewing room. For now I am purging fabric scraps ....1/2 yard or less. All poly cotton. Mostly Hawaiian prints. PM me if you are interested with your address.
  2. General Chat
    I'll admit it, I'm a hopeless romantic, and I'm a sucker for a good love story! Since it's almost Valentine's Day, I want to hear all your love stories! How your met your SO, the most romantic thing that's ever happened to you, or whatever you want! Let's hear them!
  3. Christmas
    had the best day today . took my friend who is having money issues out to the mall and did some bargain budget shopping " debbi style" as she calls it . we were able to use two 10 off 10 JCP coupons and a 5 off 5 sears coupon and get her daughter a shirt and nice gloves - a shirt for her dd...
  4. Frugal Living
    Dressing up for Christmas ( or our preferred Holiday) is fun. It is fun to get dressed up in finery. Do you do so frugally? Share your frugal outfits.
  5. General Chat
    I do not shop on Black Friday generally but love to hear about everyone's deals Please share!
  6. Secondhand Shopping
    an unworn pair of lands end khaki pants...for only $2.99...today i am off to the tailor to have the waist taken in and the pockets removed! yeah! i also got a really really cute flowy type white J Jill blouse...for $2.99!:shower:
  7. General Chat
    As I mentioned in another thread, I have started doing the budget for next year since we have discovered the high cost for our daughter to do her Master in Holland (she will be working part time to help). Now she has come up with the idea to do her MBA in the US which I think is a great...
  8. Frugal Living
    I was cooking a pasta dinner tonight when my DD realized that we were out of Olive oil. I had canola oil so I wasn't concerned. DD asked if I had Olive oil and I said no, because when I was at the store it wasn't on sale. DD response: "why does it have to be on sale", my response (with a...
  9. General Chat
    So much depressing, unhappy, unpleasant news these days. I would love to hear your stories of success, happiness, hope and uplifting moments. It needn't be a "frugal" story. Let's get some positive vibes flowing here!
  10. General Chat
    I had to run out to farmers market for my mother who wanted a bushel of seconds peaches. I was hungery so I ran through Mickey D's didnt get much but thats beside the point a dollar coffee and a dollar sausage on muffin go to pay only to find out the kind lady in front of me had paid for mine...
  11. General Chat
    ‎"For single ladies: Quick Bible Lesson: In the Bible, Ruth patiently waited for her mate Boaz. While waiting on YOUR Boaz, don't settle for ANY of his relatives: Brokeaz, Poaz, Lyinaz, Cheatinaz, Dumbaz, Cheapaz, Lockedupaz, Goodfornothinaz, Lazyaz or Marriedaz! And especially his third cousin...
  12. General Chat
    We all hear don't worry about it. But sometimes we worry and later we wonder why we did. Share your "I don't know why I worried" story I will get us started Little Miss needed three pairs of shoes for camp, right when she was ready to make a shoes size change. I looked for shoes and figured...
  13. General Chat
    Share your frugal deal that really made your day! something special you made really cheap, a special sale you found, or something you learned. I would love to hear :) My deal of the week...... I was looking for clay flower pots. Several in specific sizes for crafty project. I needed a 12"...
  14. General Chat
    Some of you may or may not know who the Patriot Guard Riders are, I have been a member for several years now. A co-worker sent me a link to a very good video explaining what the Patriot Guard do, I'd like to share it with you. Breitbart.tv Patriot Guard Riders Drown Out Westboro Baptist Church...
  15. Secondhand Shopping
    I traded my boys' two twin beds (that we got for free from my dad)and 1 small dresser for this bunkbed set. I think we got the better end of the deal :D
  16. General Chat
    I was thinking about McD getting her house painted for free so her friend can increase her painting business. I was wanting to share stories on here of times you have bartered with others for things or services rather than paid for them. I know my friends and barter babysitting all the time :)
  17. Dave Ramsey
    Emergencies, :furious: we all hate them but we all know they are very real and DO happen so..... If you have an emergency story to share please do and maybe add the planning method and how long it took to refund it. My hope is as this thread grows it will help inspire others who may have had...
  18. General Chat
    Lipstick in Catholic School (You've got to love this principal) According to a news report, a certain private Catholic school was recently faced with a unique problem. A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine provided...
  19. Supplemental Income, Small Business
    I have ran a dayhome for the last 6 years. I am tired of it, my kids are both in school and I feel because I am at home with other peoples kids I am missing out on my kids events. I would love a homebased business I can do from home...I am in Alberta, Canada..we can't legally operate any...
  20. Adoption
    Hi FV friends - thought I'd ask a favor of you. I've been on an adoption matching list for 17 mos with an agency (I'm single and being gender specific which can take longer), so I thought I'd do what I can to help find a birth mom. If you are inclined, would you please share my new website with...
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