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#61 of 76 Old 11-07-2008, 07:58 PM
 
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Raw milk and eggs from happy chickens.

My house (it's a bit of a stretch for us, but I love it and can't imagine giving it up)
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Soda. I've tried to give it up, but with my migraines the caffeine withdrawl period hardly seems worth it.

Second tier high speed internet. We don't have cable and the ability to watch the shows I want to (most of them, at least) it worth the $30/month.

Time with my family. I could get a second part-time job. That would mean DH and I would be working two jobs each. And it would mean that we would be out of debt even faster; probably two years instead of three or four. But it would also mean the 12 hours or so I see him in a week would be cut even further. And my kids would be away from mom and dad even more than they already are. And I'm not willing to that to them or to us as a married couple.

My pets. I've heard people say to get rid of pets to get rid of the costs that inevitabely go with them. No way in he!! could I ever do that. They are family. (Not to mention cuddling with them cuts the heating bills way down ).

Eating out once a week. It's a big deal for our family and something we all enjoy. Life's too short to get rid of all the pleasures just to pay the bills.

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My gym membership I work part time just to pay for it

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My pets. I've heard people say to get rid of pets to get rid of the costs that inevitabely go with them. No way in he!! could I ever do that. They are family. (Not to mention cuddling with them cuts the heating bills way down ).
Oh ABSOLUTELY!!! My cats are treated like kids here, I'd cut back on our expenses before I'd give them up lol

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good organic coffee, beer for DH, wine for me.

highspeed internet, definitely.

hair and body products (all natural/organic stuff that is often pricey)

our house, it's bigger and nicer than we need but it's worth it after struggling for so many years and living in apartments.

netflix and a few other online movie subscriptions (we are TV-free)

that's all I can think of atm.

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Books for myself and my children. I LOVE book stores.
Date night once a week with dh.
Babysitter so I get to go out with girlfriends once a week and dh once a week.
The Maids service once a week. They are in and out in 90 minutes and the house shines, even the toilets!!! Worth every penny!!
iphone. I threw a fit when dh bout them home but now I couldn't do without it.
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Raw milk and eggs from happy chickens.

My house (it's a bit of a stretch for us, but I love it and can't imagine giving it up)
haha, I call them happy chickens too! When dh makes a last minute for eggs I always say, "make sure it's happy chickens!"

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Well, we've been in low enough places that the things I once thought I couldn't live without, I ended up HAVING to.

my biggest weakness is Sam's Club Mystic Chai. mmmmm.
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My house, good coffee and food, highest-speed Internet, cable (w/ HD and DVR).

I could do without a lot of things, though.

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Books! I love to read and getting from the library just isn't the same for me. Sometimes I will but I buy most of my books.
SLS and paraban free hair products. I mostly buy Curls online. $13-$20 a bottle :
TIVO :
Date night at least once or twice a month.
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I don't have many and mine are dhs too

-good food, organic when possible
-eating out-especially this pregnancy since the only thing I can keep down is vegetarian sushi....and we go for indian but thats about 20 bucks for me, dh and ds, with enough takeout for a whole other meal!
-yarn OCCASIONALLY!..not nearly as much as I wish to buy it! and when I buy it I use it unlike dh who starts a project and then leaves it LOL
-BIG ONE CHOCOLATE!!!!!..thats mine dh HATES chocolate

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I cannot live without coffee good coffee and real half and half. I can handle being poor as long as I have those two things.

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high speed internet, cable with DVR, and high-quality wool yarn to knit with.

You stole my reply Add in good whole bean coffee and that is my answer.
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High speed internet (although this is for both of us)
yarn

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Bottled water. Our tap water is disgusting.

Dove shampoo and conditioner.

High speed internet.

Cell phones.

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