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Forum: Unschooling   08-18-2014, 09:19 PM
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Well. Dd would be a kindergartener. Instead Im...

Well. Dd would be a kindergartener. Instead Im officially an unschooling mom. I do strew occasionally, but mostly our days are full of computer games, questions, lots of drawings on our chalkboard...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-18-2014, 03:54 PM
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Views: 53,037
Posted By happyhats
Tomorrow Im getting up early to grocery shop the...

Tomorrow Im getting up early to grocery shop the mystery sale with my dad. A mom and pop store do it a couple times a year where there are great discounts but you dont know the prices until you go...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-17-2014, 07:12 PM
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Views: 53,037
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Woah, Wolfcat! Thats nothing to mess with, take...

Woah, Wolfcat! Thats nothing to mess with, take it easy!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-16-2014, 08:33 PM
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Views: 53,037
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Im sorry heyxxmcfly, thats always rough. Big...

Im sorry heyxxmcfly, thats always rough. Big hugs.

Having a lazy, rainy saturday. Had a fun night at childrens museum last night and tonight just relaxing with a movie. Used amazon points Id...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-15-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 53,037
Posted By happyhats
My my justmama! Taking kiddos to the...

My my justmama!

Taking kiddos to the children museum in the city for its free evening. Our first fieldtrip I guess, lol. We will grab a quick meal at costco first and come home to leftover...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-14-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 53,037
Posted By happyhats
Well dd is officially an unschooler. Today was...

Well dd is officially an unschooler. Today was the first day of public school and she would have been a kindergartener.

Hubby is actually off tomorrow and its the free day at the childrens...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-13-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 53,037
Posted By happyhats
Soup here too but its cheesy hamburger. Leftover...

Soup here too but its cheesy hamburger. Leftover stock from mondays chicken and using two lonely carrots that are going soft anyhow. Yesterday was chicken and rice from mondays casserole as well. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-11-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 12,301
Posted By happyhats
Go frugalmama! Sat our goidwill was having a...

Go frugalmama!

Sat our goidwill was having a half price day for all books and media. We got ten kid vhs tapes for a dollar. Other highlights included a childrens dictionary for fifty cents and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-11-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 53,037
Posted By happyhats
Maintence finally came today and everything is...

Maintence finally came today and everything is fixed except our back porch light. Wooh. Its been a long day bc of it but its been worth it. Ive been doing a touch of deep cleaning since I got up...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-08-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 53,037
Posted By happyhats
I understand satori and I hope it happens quick. ...

I understand satori and I hope it happens quick. Where are you staying now?

Aggravated. My one working toilet is now clogged. So now we have to use the other toilet, turn water on to flush...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-08-2014, 01:23 PM
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Views: 53,037
Posted By happyhats
I hope the craziness dies down and you start to...

I hope the craziness dies down and you start to enjoy the new blended family and living arrangement.

Im waiting for coffee to kick in so I can get productive. Ive been a bit down this week but Im...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-07-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 53,037
Posted By happyhats
I had to look up corn cob jelly. Interesting! I...

I had to look up corn cob jelly. Interesting! I saw it compared to corn syrup. Do u agree? I may have to make a batch for pecan pies and popcorn balls. Im def making corn stock- why hadnt I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-06-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 53,037
Posted By happyhats
Its lovely to hear from you justmama! And hugs...

Its lovely to hear from you justmama! And hugs to everyone. Its a thrifty day in the happyhats household. Im catching up on laundry-ran out of the free stuff my parents supply for a couple days. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-04-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 53,037
Posted By happyhats
So much love headed yr way Zebra. Hexyxxmcfly...

So much love headed yr way Zebra. Hexyxxmcfly any way you and he could move in together, even as roommates?

Remember crazy neighbor? Well shes still kooky, and dd still thinks Im the bad guy bc...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-03-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,869
Posted By happyhats
I didnt see baked oatmeal suggested but its my go...

I didnt see baked oatmeal suggested but its my go to. You can make so many varities and a batch lasts days. You can reheat, eat as is, or cover with cold milk.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-03-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 53,037
Posted By happyhats
Aww mamarhu, yr post was very heartwarming. ...

Aww mamarhu, yr post was very heartwarming. Idont know if I could open my home up to a stranger like that. Will u adopt me? Lol
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-01-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 53,037
Posted By happyhats
So far yardsaling and a productive day. Im sure...

So far yardsaling and a productive day. Im sure I will be going to bed early tonight! My mom insisted on buying my daughters bike for me at five dollars. She also insisted on buying a box of boxes...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-31-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,243
Posted By happyhats
Alright, think I got my list for family and...

Alright, think I got my list for family and friends taken care of. Still need to finish with
kids and hubby though.

So list for family friends-
My sisters family and close friends family are...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-31-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 53,037
Posted By happyhats
Id probably go rose as well, also because of it...

Id probably go rose as well, also because of it being more tshirt cut. I hope it works out!

Awesome deal on the jars! I havent gotten into canning yet but I could use these for pantry and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-29-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 53,037
Posted By happyhats
Forgot my ups and downs. Good-we got coupons...

Forgot my ups and downs. Good-we got coupons from jcpenney. Hopefully hubby can use them for new shirts. Bad-thought I had more amazon credit than I do. I was going to be able to get printer ink...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-29-2014, 02:21 PM
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Views: 53,037
Posted By happyhats
Yay zebra! Sounds like money well spent! And...

Yay zebra! Sounds like money well spent! And crazyms weve been here six years (well four in our other apt, two here but same complex). We are on a month to month here.

Got most of the grocery...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-28-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 53,037
Posted By happyhats
Well we could afford a housing payment right now,...

Well we could afford a housing payment right now, but it doesnt make much sense for us to go much lower because typically those homes need work. The only thing holding us back is the cost of housing...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-28-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 53,037
Posted By happyhats
So weve decided to compromise with ourselves...

So weve decided to compromise with ourselves about homebuying. Late fall or early next year around tax time we plan to continue to rent but to move to a nicer, more expensive rental. We will have a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-26-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 53,037
Posted By happyhats
Ive been using/looking at that fb site,...

Ive been using/looking at that fb site, frugalmama. I use the library a lot and we are pretty relaxed/unschooly. I also find things at garage sales-I got a nice microscope that way and some science...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-25-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 53,037
Posted By happyhats
I used to do that too zebra. Ran a couple...

I used to do that too zebra.

Ran a couple errands with hubby today while kiddos were at my parents. Got school supplies for the kiddos. I have plans for a few more things but overall I think I...
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