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  1. New Member Introductions
    It's a beautiful day here in Texas, although the wind is always blowing. My name is Rhonda Grice and I work from home on my blog and writing web content for some folks. Being frugal and learning how to manage money has made it possible for me to stay at home and I love it. Can't wait to get...
  2. General Chat
    We didnt get any of the tornados that the DFW area got but we got large hail! Just checking to make sure everyone is doing ok!
  3. Southwest Pals
    Dear All: I am considering moving to Red Oak, Texas in the next three months or so. Have any of you FV'ers lived there? What is it like? Where are the closest cheapest grocery stores, dry cleaners, theatres, etc? What about the ethnic markets + organic markets? What about the closest/best...
  4. Southwest Pals
    Anyone near the Tyler Texas area? I am about 20 miles north of Tyler in Hawkins.
  5. Financial hardship
    I just read the Huffington Post article about the mother who killed herself and critically wounded her children in the welfare office, after being denied foodstamps for the second time. This breaks my heart. The mom had to be desperate to do something like this.
  6. Discount Stores
    My MIL has been there and says they have good prices. Hubby and I are going to the one on Uvalde today. Local TV station did a story on them. They are owned by HEB. Can a no frills warehouse grocery store save you money? | Video | abc13.com
  7. Calculations and Alternatives
    ~Large order at Chili's(or takeout)with tax: $9 2 large potatoes(@$.30lb), 1/2 cup of blended jack and cheddar shredded cheeses(@$2lb), 2 pieces of crisp cooked bacon/crumbled(@$2lb), 1 onion slice/diced, 5 jalapeno slices(jarred)/drained and diced, salt/pepper/oil = $1.35 I actually...
  8. General Chat
    my name is jeremy melugin and i'm from kelly clarkson(the singer)home town and yes i went to high school with her back then.. i register here while back but end up forgot that i was here till i got a "we missed you" reminder e-mail from this forum just today(thanks for that reminder) :) and...
  9. General Chat
    Dealing w/ purposeful power outages here in South Tx. Companies are cutiing some people's power for a few hours so that others can use power for a few hours....alternating areas.....so I'm trying to get things done before we get hit again.....its going to snow tomorrow (rare for us) &...
  10. Southwest Pals
    anyone else allergic? i can't breathe and stop coughing.:brainy: that avatar looks like a cloud of pollen.
  11. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    Has anyone ever tried pickling and canning jalapenos? I picked up a jar of D.L. Jardine's Texas Tornados recently at the Home Good store and hubby and I both fell in love with them. They're sliced jalapenos, and they're both sweet and hot. Very good on hamburgers! Anyway, I went back to pick...
  12. General Chat
    How did you hear about frugal village? Searching for a do-it-yourself project and found it discussed on a thread on this forum What interests you here? The whole idea of frugally going green is becoming very important to me. Reading through posts. I find it's very important to...
  13. Coupons
    I spent 5-1/2 hours yesterday on the internet and phone trying to get through to get rebates for a new central a/c unit ($600-$1000) and a new freezer ($180). I got through after 5-1/2 hours and the program ran out of rebate money a half an hour later! I talked me my A/C guy yesterday and he...
  14. General Chat
    I believe the weatherman stated that the last time it snowed in our area on Christmas or this close to it was in 1972. That goes to show you why I am excited to see snow at Christmas!!! Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! I am sure it will not last long.
  15. Freebies
    Texas Tech is offering a free backpack to those interested in learning more about the school. This offer has been mentioned at some high school football games. Available to the U.S., U.S. Territories, AA, AE, AP. Complete and submit the short form below to receive your free Texas Tech backpack...
  16. Freebies
    Free Coupon For A Free Bottle Of Texas Pete Hot Sauce (Facebook) Take poll get coupon for free bottle I have not done this so please post if problems, thanks. I don't know if its a printable coupon or if you get one in the mail? http://www.facebook.com/texaspete?
  17. Kitchen Clones
    Texas Casa Ole Green (Verde) Sauce SERVES 4 -6 , 1 1/2 PINT Ingredients 2 avocados, peeled & seeded 1 serrano pepper, diced 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 8 ounces sour cream 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 dash salt 1 dash pepper Directions 1 Put all ingredients...
  18. Southwest Pals
    Well Texan FVers, I need your advice. For various reasons, fDH and I are wanting to leave Great Britain and have discussed emigrating to the USA over the last 3 years but are really stepping it up now. We've done a bit of research into areas to live and work in, and although Craig wants to...
  19. Freebies
    http://www.ddpoker.com/download Good for Mac - PC or Linux My down loader scans for virus's Erika
  20. Southwest Pals
    Has anyone checked any of these out? Are they worth a drive if we live farther out? I am in Roanoke and the Cleburne one would be the closest. Anybody from Cleburne, Joshua, Burleson or S Fort Worth want to check it out and let me know what they think? Thanks in advance!! *** The below list...
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