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Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-19-2015, 12:38 PM
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I've been doing more soups, justmama. I used to...

I've been doing more soups, justmama. I used to hate soups in hot weather but we've adjusted. We tend to eat later though. Tonight will be potato ham soup. I managed to get six cups diced ham...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-18-2015, 01:07 PM
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My husband is taking a weekend job. It kind of...

My husband is taking a weekend job. It kind of fell in his lap (gas station next to his first job where he's gotten to know people). I have very mixed feelings. This could propel us into having a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-15-2015, 11:15 AM
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A frugal day so far! I'm getting free spinach...

A frugal day so far! I'm getting free spinach and blueberry yogurt via free cycle. Freebies in the mail. About to make ketchup. We do need to run a few errands though.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-07-2015, 02:15 PM
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Been doing soups despite the heat. I've got...

Been doing soups despite the heat. I've got chicken stock all the time and its cooled by evening. Plus soups tend to freeze well. Tomorrow is library plus picking up a few freebies and perhaps a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-05-2015, 01:56 PM
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Views: 12,825
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Been worrying about our low income mamas! Been...

Been worrying about our low income mamas! Been given a few freebies for the house, biggest being ceiling tiles for our basement. They're a bit grungy but we are going to collect free paint from the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-28-2015, 04:43 PM
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Views: 12,825
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I'm going to edge my flower beds with upside down...

I'm going to edge my flower beds with upside down glass bottles.

Hubby bought a used grill. We used it once and then when I went to clean out ashes today the bottom rusted out. Ugh. So I've...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-28-2015, 12:00 PM
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Views: 12,825
Posted By happyhats
Hey, where are all my mamas? Today is shaping up...

Hey, where are all my mamas? Today is shaping up to be frugal. Got some free samples and coupons in thebmail. Decided on a glass bottle garden edging. My parents generously bought my children a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-23-2015, 11:05 AM
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Views: 12,825
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A night alone?! Let me bask in jealousy over...

A night alone?! Let me bask in jealousy over here! Today's shaping up to be good tho. The sun is shining, were hitting a used library sale, and I'm finishing the pantry challenge. Might pull some...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-22-2015, 02:43 PM
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Views: 12,825
Posted By happyhats
Happy earth day! We hit the park, and after that...

Happy earth day! We hit the park, and after that kiddos played outside while I cleaned yard a bit. As my creative pantry clean up nears its end I'm thinking of making crockpot hot cocoa oatmeal for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-21-2015, 11:49 AM
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Today is creative cooking day. Couple frozen...

Today is creative cooking day. Couple frozen bananas are going into a banana breakfast cookie recipe. Leftover turkey bacon and homemade chicken stock is becoming potato bacon soup. In the same...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-20-2015, 10:27 AM
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Views: 12,825
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Justmama, my parents swear by vinegar. Also,...

Justmama, my parents swear by vinegar. Also, coconut oiil should help. Gotten the heat under control via "the vent game" is, keeping some vents closed off at certain times. Also we have ceiling...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-17-2015, 09:40 AM
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Views: 12,825
Posted By happyhats
Any of you ladies have any tips for cooling the...

Any of you ladies have any tips for cooling the upstairs of an older home? Insulating the attic better isa high priority but I need ideas in the meantime. We do have fans, and I put up curtains. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-13-2015, 04:00 PM
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Views: 12,825
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Making ham and beans tonight. Using a ham bone...

Making ham and beans tonight. Using a ham bone given to me from my parents easter. Can't get much more thrifty than that! Also found someone on free cycle giving away a twin size mattress, box...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-11-2015, 07:33 AM
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Views: 12,825
Posted By happyhats
Lost a very good, very old friend yesterday. ...

Lost a very good, very old friend yesterday. Went to a free sale this morning with a new friend, and it was great to get my mind of things for a bit. Found some puzzles and a game for my kiddos,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-05-2015, 11:00 AM
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Views: 12,825
Posted By happyhats
Well, I guess a food processor will be on my...

Well, I guess a food processor will be on my lookout list lol. Happy easter everyone! No matter your faith I hope spring greets you with good health and peace, and that you spend a great day with...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-03-2015, 02:49 PM
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Anyone make nut butters without a food processor?...

Anyone make nut butters without a food processor? Do you use a cheap blender, grind by hand, etc? I'm thinking of trying to make pecan butter, still have extra nuts, but I can't afford a processor...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-01-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,825
Posted By happyhats
Had a good frugal day. Took kids to park. They...

Had a good frugal day. Took kids to park. They also played in the back yard and found a worm to study. Made broccoli Alfredo, less than four dollars for a simple dinner with leftovers. Thawing...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-30-2015, 07:43 PM
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Views: 12,825
Posted By happyhats
Sooo apparently my post was eaten. What started...

Sooo apparently my post was eaten. What started as a stressful day ended on good notes. Our furnace stopped working yesterday. After two days of troubleshooting and help from my father, it needed...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-28-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,825
Posted By happyhats
Pretty proud of myself. Yesterday weate at...

Pretty proud of myself. Yesterday weate at Costco food court, and bought some much needed groceries, for no money out of pocket. Used our rewards for groceries- eggs, bread, two fryers, two pound...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-24-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,825
Posted By happyhats
Starting to feel the punch from all these moving...

Starting to feel the punch from all these moving expenses. It should level out in the next month but I'm trying to stretch everything until then. We have a sixty dollar GC for Costco from rewards,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-01-2015, 05:28 PM
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Views: 12,825
Posted By happyhats
We closed on a house Thurs and started moving in....

We closed on a house Thurs and started moving in. Finally almost unpacked, and hoping everything goes right and we can give keys back tomorrow. Moving is so expensive! And our living expenses have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-19-2015, 09:04 PM
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Views: 12,825
Posted By happyhats
I'd love to buy your books too!

I'd love to buy your books too!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-16-2015, 04:24 PM
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Views: 12,825
Posted By happyhats
We got about six inches and people think its...

We got about six inches and people think its snowmeggedon lol. Daughter played outside and collected snow for snow cream. Then kids napped while I packed. Now they're playing and I'm fixing lunch....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-14-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,825
Posted By happyhats
Happy valentines day to my beautiful mamas! I...

Happy valentines day to my beautiful mamas! I hope to relax and catch up on housecleaning this weekend. We signed all our loan papers yesterday, which required an early morning trip out of town. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-08-2015, 11:39 AM
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Views: 12,825
Posted By happyhats
Just lurking and sending hugs and prayers to all...

Just lurking and sending hugs and prayers to all the other mamas. Starting to pack boxes for our move. It feels like were hemeroghing money but I just keep telling myself this is a once in a...
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