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  1. General Chat
    Let me apologize for this long rambling but I need advice from you awesome people. Oh and I wasn't actually sure where this should go so if there is a better thread for it please move it. I met this friend in 1994 when I started high school. She was the sister of a friend I had already had. We...
  2. Vacations and Travel
    We're heading out for our first cash-only vacation since becoming debt-free. We're going in a couple days, staying a week, and we have 3 days at Disney, we want to go to SeaWorld, and I'd like to take them to a beach (gulfside or oceanside) and do some other stuff besides theme parks. Any...
  3. General Chat
    My 8 year old has to create a box and fill it with 10 items relating to the life of President James Madison. So far we have thought of: * something representing tobacco since he lived on a tabacco plantation * Something relating to Univ of Virginia * copy of the Bill of Rights. Only 7 more...
  4. General Chat
    Does anyone have ideas to share? Generics always, of course :) One I can share is this.... If you take any pill that is in a form that can be split, ask your doc to prescribe pills in a double dose then you can split them. My dh takes .25 mg of med "x" daily but our dr prescribes .50 mg for...
  5. General Chat
    The Aldi post was great even though there is not one anywhere near me. However, there will be a new Save-A-Lot opening soon and I have not shopped at one in over 12 years when I lived in a different city where one was located. So, please tell me... What is good? What is great? What do you...
  6. General Chat
    You guys have convinced me to try them. Any suggestions on things that I should or should not buy?
  7. Frugal Living
    I am searching for a good *deet free* bug repellant (mosquitos). Any suggestions?
  8. Pregnancy
    I am in the first trimester. I am nauseated all the time. Any pressure across my abdomen makes it worse. It is hard to even wear a bra. I mostly have the dry heaves. And I know from my past three pregnancies that it will last the entire 9 months. Help! I've tried Doxolymine and B6. It worked...
  9. Utilities
    I hang out my husbands and my own clothes on the line outside - but both our toddlers sneeze and have watery eyes after I hang theirs out. I'm determined to get this utility bill down this month so I need suggestions on alternatives on drying their clothes. They wear 2t and 4t clothing so you...
  10. Just Tips
    I have gone from a house that was basically ALL carpet to a condo that is basically ALL tile. In the last house, I used a Swiffer because I only had 2 bathrooms, the kitchen and entry way that were tiled. So it was easy and fast. But now with all the tile in the condo, I don't feel the...
  11. General Chat
    My DD(14) and I are considering going to Biltmore in NC for our vacation this year. It has been so long since I have been I don't remember where we stayed. Does anyone have suggestions on where to stay or more importantly, where not to stay when visiting this area? Thanks in advance. Mods...
  12. Kitchen Basics
    I have a big, big family size bag of frozen french fries in my freezer. Neither DH or I will ever eat all of these as standard fries. Any suggestions as to ways to use these up? Casseroles or other ideas???
  13. Multi-generational/multifamily
    I have been surviving month to month and rolling with the punches financially okay. Some headway on the debt so that was alright. Now my 26-year-old niece has moved in with me. Her Navy husband asked for a divorce out of the blue so she left her home and many of her belongings there. The...
  14. Dave Ramsey
    I am 29 years old and my take home pay monthly is approximately $1,620. I have some massive student loan debts (32% of my net pay). I am looking to pay these loans down, down, down. It's the only debt I have and it's about $75k, plus interest. Charitable Gifts - $7 ER Fund - $158.84 Rent -...
  15. Christmas
    She has 4 kids. Past few years I've given Victoria Secret gift cards out of desperation. I really want something homemade. Have already given: picture frames numerous years, (including a home decorated one that flopped) lotion stuff but she prefers Bath/Body, clothing and is very fashionable...
  16. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I really need to buckle down and write out a budget. I have started one before and then didn't stick with it. I do not have credit card debt but I do have a student loan. We also recently bought a house that we will be moving into in a few weeks. Any suggestions with writing out the budget...
  17. Health and beauty
    I changed drs because I just wasn't happy with my Dr I have been seeing for the past 9-10 yrs anymore. I also really wanted to switch to a female Dr. well....she said I am obese and I HAVE to lose weight! This is the heaviest I have EVER been even more than any of my pregnancies. Its pretty...
  18. Health and beauty
    Kinda long. I'm sorry. :) Hello everyone. I'm here to ask your suggestions and opinions on foundation and coverup. Let me start by giving a little info about myself and then ask my questions. I wear very little makeup and usually only 1-2 times a week. I wear mascara(black or brown), eye...
  19. Kitchen Basics
    This coming Sat. we are throwing a 'come and say bye-bye' party for our daughter. She is leaving to go to London for a placement for 6 months. We have invited family friends/her friends/family and neighbors. Whether the weather is good or not we will be grilling/bbq-ing (sorted out the inclement...
  20. Kitchen Basics
    Got a good deal on sweet corn at the farmers market this morning but got WAY more than we need. What's the best way to freeze the kernals? I'm thinking I'll just cut them off the ear but don't want them to be mushy or dehydrated-looking when I want to make some corn in the future. Thanks!
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