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post #41 of 43
nak- want to post more later, but just had to say this before i forgot

adinal-fallen tree branches make great curtain rods
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Originally Posted by AdinaL
Wow - this is an awesome resource....


That is my other huge piece of advice - not too tight a rein!! Know when you need to spend money, and do it. Don't kick yourself for having to, sometimes it just happens. But always ask yourself if you need to....i.e. Do i really need to get my windshield replaced? (YEs!!!) or Do I really need ANOTHER skein of yarn?(NO!!!):LOL
this made me think of something we started this month which has helped us tremendously. when i was doing our budget this month, i allocated $25 in pocket money for both dh and i. we can use this money for snacks, food when we're not responsible enough to pack from home, clothing, fabric, books, etc.

dh actually feels rich now because he knows he can buy a coffee or a bag of chips if he wants to. previously we spent at least this amount on misc. stuff, but we'd worry or feel guilty every time we spent $2 because we weren't sure if we could afford it. it's a really nice feeling to have money in your pocket that you know you can spend on whatever you want, even if it isn't that much.
post #43 of 43
Fallen tree branches sound great - unfortunately - I have no where to hang them - I need to get the pressure/spring loaded kind of curtain rod - I am in a rental - and there is nothing on these windows...and I can't put anything up. I thought about thumbtacking fabric to the windows - but that might look realy funny....and my landlord lives across the street. :LOL
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