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  1. General Chat
    DS is having his 6th bday party tomorrow at the local gymnastics place. We are allowed up to 18 kids for the party- there's 16 including him in his k class, plus our dd who will participate, plus 2 kids of close friends of ours who are basically extended family. Puts us at 19 kids, but we were...
  2. Relationships
    At the moment, I am living far away from my loved ones. (My closest relative is 1,000 miles away!) My SO bought be a web cam so we could video chat on Skype, which I had never used before. I probably never would have tried it if he hadn't strongly urged me to do so by buying the web cam. It's...
  3. Weddings and bridal showers
    My neighbors, who I'm friendly with but not at all close to, invited my family to their house to witness their vow renewal in a few weeks. I am -guessing- it is their 30th anniversary, given they're doing it on a Monday morning, and the ages of their children, but really don't know. Here's what...
  4. General Chat
    I just posted this on someone else's thread, and thought I share it with everyone. IF you or someone you love comes down with influenza/sore throat, stomach bug - CHANGE OUT THE TOOTHBRUSHES!!! You constantly re-infect yourself, and if you brush often, you actually make it worse because the...
  5. Swaps
    We seem to have revived swaps in FV. Due to the number of threads and forums in which a swap could possibly be announced, would it be possible/feasible/helpful to have a sub-forum dedicated to swaps? Maybe a "swaps and trades" sub-forum, or something along those lines? I have participated in...
  6. General Chat
    I signed up for the Old Farmers Almanac newsletter and received one today. In it was suggestions for lemon uses and then I read this... • Have chapped lips? Massage your mouth with a dab of earwax—preferably your own. Wow! Is it just me, or is this very very nasty? Either way it gave me a good...
  7. Stockpiling
    Let us just say for the sake of worse case it all hit the fan purposes it all hits the fan! Lets say you have no power. What would you do with yourself and your family to keep from going batty. Some suggestions--- Boardgames, cards,outdoor sports, crafts such as hand quilting,scrapbooking...
  8. Sewing
    what fabric should i use to make myself a sarong??
  9. Preparedness and Survival
    Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis by Peggy Layton I just started reading this book yesterday and haven't even made it through chapter 2 yet, but already it has discussed evacuation plans, car kits, emergency shelter...
  10. Home Environment
    If you are looking to SERIOUSLY declutter your home, ask yourself this question: If you only had 20 minutes to evacuate your home and could only take with you what you could fit into your car, what would you take? What would you take if you were only allowed to save the things you could carry...
  11. Just Tips
    What are your best frugal tips Kinda seeing that this forum is kinda slow thought I would help boost it up.Ya know since this is why we are all here. 1.make a budget and try your hardest to stick to it 2.track your spending for atleast a mo. and I mean every penny 3.Save as much as you can...
  12. Frugal Living
    I have a suggestion for all of us that use this board, I was wondering when we find a really good deal if we couldnt post it, for example, if I found a good deal at a Kroger store or another store, to let everyone know. I know some of the best deals arent advertised, and we all dont live by...
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