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Forum: Meal Planning   10-15-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By happy_momma
We are moving into a house with apple trees!...

We are moving into a house with apple trees! What all can you do with apples...besides eat them...and make apple pie.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-14-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,115
Posted By happy_momma
Thanks for all the suggestions. I am really not...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I am really not willing to take DS out of preschool. I need the break and he loves it and learns amazing things there that I dont feel like I could teach him. It took...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-14-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,115
Posted By happy_momma
Here are our bills/expenses. I feel like there...

Here are our bills/expenses. I feel like there is no where else to shave..any ideas? I would like to be paying more on my cc but I need to find somewhere to get it from first.

* IM not including...
Forum: Meal Planning   10-05-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By happy_momma
Since its getting chilly I thought it would be a...

Since its getting chilly I thought it would be a good time to start a homemade soup recipie thread...sorry dont have one at the moment but I would love yours!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-05-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 892
Posted By happy_momma
I feel like I need to plan ahead to do this "new...

I feel like I need to plan ahead to do this "new financial outlook" thing so I decided the 1st of the year is a good place to start. (also bc we still have to buy xmas presents, have two bdays and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-05-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By happy_momma
Wow thats crazy. We love Wic. However we eat a...

Wow thats crazy. We love Wic. However we eat a little differently then you too. We save so much money just on the milk. We go through a ton of milk and drink lactose free which they provide. Also we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-01-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,479
Posted By happy_momma
A like-new columbia winter jacket for my son for...

A like-new columbia winter jacket for my son for $12 but really it was free bc I used trade!
Forum: Meal Planning   10-01-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 722
Posted By happy_momma
Its gettin kindof expensive to buy premade...

Its gettin kindof expensive to buy premade dough. ANyone have any simple recipies for pizza dough. Also how do I go about freezing it if I want to make a big batch? Thanks
Forum: Natural Body Care   09-29-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By happy_momma
I am using my new cloth pads for the first time...

I am using my new cloth pads for the first time and I love them but cant seem to get the stains out. I first sprayed with spray and wash, washed..still stained. Then tried vineger, still stained,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-29-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,658
Posted By happy_momma
I would choose what your going to pay and work...

I would choose what your going to pay and work on those first. Maybe the stuff that has the lowest penaltys for not paying. We talked last night in my money management class that it is better to be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-29-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 829
Posted By happy_momma
Quote: Originally Posted by bardsorchard...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bardsorchard http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14451689)
2 1/4 cup of water
1/3 cup of oil
1...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-21-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,413
Posted By happy_momma
Quote: Originally Posted by Marisol...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marisol http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14413728)
- Cleaning spray
- Toilet cleaner
- "Faux...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   09-20-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By happy_momma
We have a bagless vaccumm but it works way worse...

We have a bagless vaccumm but it works way worse then our old, half broken bag-in one. However I do not want to buy bag after bag. Anyone sucessfully empty their bag and reuse it?
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-18-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By happy_momma
Before I start let me just say no judgements...

Before I start let me just say no judgements please. My daughter and I have a great relationship and by wanting to night wean, I am not trying topush her away. She is almost 9mos and is waking up...
Forum: Gardening   09-11-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By happy_momma
We live in Northern Cali so it doesnt get too...

We live in Northern Cali so it doesnt get too cold (at least not like the midwest where I grew up) in the winter. Is there anything I can plant that will grow in the winter(or fall).Maybe even...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-11-2009, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By happy_momma
I am trying to be more like they were back in...

I am trying to be more like they were back in the good ole days...bake bread, make more foods from scratch etc etc...I have NEVER canned anything before. I know nothing about it. I am interested in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-10-2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,588
Posted By happy_momma
So while shopping the other day I noticed I...

So while shopping the other day I noticed I could purchase a huge box of purex laundry soap for $2 and some change. Why is it so cheap? Does it work well?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-02-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,162
Posted By happy_momma
Dh just gave himself and DS a haircut. We are...

Dh just gave himself and DS a haircut.
We are going to Iowa to visit family tomorrow on MIL pocketbook (her idea).
I am switching to cloth mentral pads
We are borrowing BIL car while in Iowa...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-30-2009, 12:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,370
Posted By happy_momma
I am sick of wondering why we have no money and...

I am sick of wondering why we have no money and *thinking I am doing everything I can. The truth is, I could be far more frugal then I am. Any ideas?

Also some things I know I want to do but need...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-24-2009, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,893
Posted By happy_momma
I have a small container of cream cheese that...

I have a small container of cream cheese that will get tossed unless I find a way to use it up..any ideas?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-22-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,951
Posted By happy_momma
Anyone have and savy tricks for reducing their...

Anyone have and savy tricks for reducing their electricity bill? I know the normal ones but I would be someone has ideas I have never thought of. Also what do you keep your AC at?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-21-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By happy_momma
So all of our debt is cc. No school loans, no...

So all of our debt is cc. No school loans, no car payments, just cc. One cc is a miltary only card and I admit we use it alot for gas when we dont have any money till payday and need gas so Dh can...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-20-2009, 02:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By happy_momma
How exactly do you sign up on the pincone site?...

How exactly do you sign up on the pincone site? I went there and went to surveys and tons of different ones came up. Which ones are legit?"
Forum: Meal Planning   08-09-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By happy_momma
Were heading to Disneyland this weekend and...

Were heading to Disneyland this weekend and driving and I want to pack a cooler so we have snacks for the kids and donthave to stop. I would also like to pack some hotel friendly food so we can eat...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-06-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 489
Posted By happy_momma
I have some veggies about to go bad so for...

I have some veggies about to go bad so for dinner tonight I was thinking about cooking some mushrooms, tomato and spinach and chicken over pene. Any idea what spices I should use?
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