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Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-24-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,925
Posted By elephantmargaret
the way I get photos to my mom...

the way I get photos to my mom (laziness/inablilty to actually get to the post office with the kids here not really lack of money!) is to upload them to walgreens. She/I have an account there, I...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-22-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By elephantmargaret
without kids underfoot? I would certainly think...

without kids underfoot? I would certainly think so! With kids? good luck... lol
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,200
Posted By elephantmargaret
Quote: Originally Posted by carfreemama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by carfreemama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15017408)
I actually could have had more...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,200
Posted By elephantmargaret
yes the shriners do work in the US. One called...

yes the shriners do work in the US. One called me after we were home with DD. I thought about mentioning it earlier but with the surgery scheduled I wasn't sure there was any point. You do have to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,200
Posted By elephantmargaret
Oh my goodness. I am so sorry. My DD (21 months)...

Oh my goodness. I am so sorry. My DD (21 months) had the same sort of thing last month. With our insurance we are OK but wow our max out of pocket is 3500 but the accident was 12/19 and she was d/c...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-02-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 909
Posted By elephantmargaret
we make about that combined, no other debt and...

we make about that combined, no other debt and our mortgage is about 850. We make it easily but its all the more I'd want. It leaves us money in savings to replace old vehicles etc
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-01-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 9,870
Posted By elephantmargaret
well, bathrooms done, living room done and...

well, bathrooms done, living room done and kitchen is better-all the dishes are done, the floor is swept and mopped. I still need to clear off the counter but that's something that I often work on...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-01-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 9,870
Posted By elephantmargaret
OK, bathrooms are done, living room is picked up...

OK, bathrooms are done, living room is picked up and I vacuumed. Now to the kitchen/dishes. Then bed!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-01-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 9,870
Posted By elephantmargaret
I read some of this today and I need motivation!...

I read some of this today and I need motivation! DH has been home all week sick so childcare has been interesting. I just did 15 min cleaning the main bathroom. Still need to:
clean 1/2 bath
pick...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-24-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By elephantmargaret
I've been doing intervals on the treadmill...

I've been doing intervals on the treadmill recently and I'm a fan too-I can't believe how much more I can do and I'm loosing weight too.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-01-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By elephantmargaret
have you though about a modular? Because the...

have you though about a modular? Because the base shell is pretty afordable its the finishing that costs. We got a cape cod modular with the bottom finished. The bottom is 1200 SF with 2br 1.5 bath,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-22-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,282
Posted By elephantmargaret
we do laundry once a week. My kids are kinda...

we do laundry once a week. My kids are kinda messy. I like for them to have 12-14 regular outfits and then 1-2 dressier outfits (our church isn't really dressy so for DS esp it is mainly for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-04-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,765
Posted By elephantmargaret
My grandma had a cross stitch in her kitchen...

My grandma had a cross stitch in her kitchen that said "first complainer is next week's cook". I'm sorry you're going through this!
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-27-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 40
  Wii Fit
Views: 1,349
Posted By elephantmargaret
I got it (wii active) at costco and LOVE it. I'm...

I got it (wii active) at costco and LOVE it. I'm on day 2 on the intermediate level (tried advanced and thought I was going to die!). I definitely work up a sweat!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-25-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By elephantmargaret
the pricing sounds right to me too-I've had bad...

the pricing sounds right to me too-I've had bad luck sometimes too. Putting an add in the paper or on craigslist with baby clothes and age/sizes helps too.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-01-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 809
Posted By elephantmargaret
my parents were 21 (Dad) and 23 (mom) when they...

my parents were 21 (Dad) and 23 (mom) when they got married. Mom was 31 when my brother was born and 34 when I was born. DH's parents were early 20's getting married and had their first baby at...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-29-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By elephantmargaret
good for you

good for you
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-28-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By elephantmargaret
love our freezer! I use small boxes to organize...

love our freezer! I use small boxes to organize it (one for cheeses, one for meats, one for freezer meals, one for fruits/veggies, one for breads/potatoes. That has made all the difference! The...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-28-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,838
Posted By elephantmargaret
yeah I agree. But BOTH my parents and my ILs go...

yeah I agree. But BOTH my parents and my ILs go to the store and just wander through the aisles picking up stuff-they'll have a list of staples that they've run out of but no meal plan. Boggles my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-27-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,106
Posted By elephantmargaret
I voted none but we have 121,000 left on the...

I voted none but we have 121,000 left on the mortgage
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-27-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,424
Posted By elephantmargaret
I had this random person come up my driveway one...

I had this random person come up my driveway one day while I was folding clothes in the living room. We made eye contact-I got the heebies, locked the doors and pulled the curtains on our picture...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-26-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,413
Posted By elephantmargaret
I think I spent somewhere around $75 for my kids...

I think I spent somewhere around $75 for my kids (3+1) joint party this year. I made the cupcakes but bought icing and stuff to go on them. The food was hotdogs, chips, baked beans (ILs brought),...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-20-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 577
Posted By elephantmargaret
our costco membership pays for itself in milk...

our costco membership pays for itself in milk alone. At 2 galons a week and $1 less a gallon each than I can find at walmart its worth it. Plus DH works right next door so he picks up milk etc...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-17-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By elephantmargaret
10 days worth with 2 extra shirts (they tend to...

10 days worth with 2 extra shirts (they tend to get messy faster-or did-he's a neater eater now!) and 1 set of nicer pants and 2 nicer shirts (church, weddings). With DS I've been doing a 1 pair of...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-17-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 40
  Wii Fit
Views: 1,349
Posted By elephantmargaret
I love the step stuff and the penguin slide and...

I love the step stuff and the penguin slide and the weight stuff and the yoga. But the kids are always under foot when I do the step. We ended up in a big heap the other day. Oops (DD is only 1 so...
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