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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-06-2016, 08:40 AM
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Posted By Jenn_M
I live in a very rural area and have to drive an...

I live in a very rural area and have to drive an hour to shop at a decent grocery store. It's frustrating and I need to do a better job of planning the biweekly or monthly trips so I don't have to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-02-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,781
Posted By Jenn_M
I made a quick stop yesterday to pick up a few...

I made a quick stop yesterday to pick up a few things so I'm at:

$60/$800

Big winter storm here today so I don't have to worry about unexpected grocery store trips!!:wink:
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-29-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 139
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Posted By Jenn_M
We are over the budgeted $800 for January because...

We are over the budgeted $800 for January because we made a big trip last weekend and have made a couple extra little stops here and there.

Looking forward to trying to meal plan a little better...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-20-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,781
Posted By Jenn_M
Ruthiegirl- Do you cook with the items you've...

Ruthiegirl- Do you cook with the items you've bought for the pantry or is it more of a long term storage? Do you mind sharing how you store it all? What kind of containers do you use?
Forum: Meal Planning   01-18-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4,657
Views: 95,785
Posted By Jenn_M
I'm working on cleaning out the fridge and pantry...

I'm working on cleaning out the fridge and pantry so we'll probably have some kind of random chicken and veggie stir fry with mixed grains instead of rice.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-18-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,025
Posted By Jenn_M
Love seeing all the projects so far!! I've been...

Love seeing all the projects so far!! I've been working a lot lately and haven't made time for crafting but I'm going to try to make it priority. I did make some face scrubbies for my girls. I made...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-18-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,781
Posted By Jenn_M
I don't recall ever saying it was good. Just...

I don't recall ever saying it was good. Just stating what I've been told.
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I haven't been doing a great job keeping track of our spending. My goal for this month was $800. I just looked...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-14-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,781
Posted By Jenn_M
My husband works for a major food manufacturer as...

My husband works for a major food manufacturer as well and has said the same about beef prices- they are dropping significantly.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-31-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,025
Posted By Jenn_M
This is what I have... ...

This is what I have...
http://www.amazon.com/Schacht-SCH-15-Cricket-Loom-15/dp/B00IRMPIKK

It's a great little loom. My mom bought it for herself but decided she didn't have the patience for it. I...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-30-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,025
Posted By Jenn_M
I want to complete a project every month for...

I want to complete a project every month for 2016. I knit, crochet, sew, weave, and spin so they will probably be any of the above. Looking forward to seeing the great creations everyone else...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-30-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By Jenn_M
We currently rent a very large home for our...

We currently rent a very large home for our family of 5 but we are looking to downsize in a major way. I'm curious to hear about others as well that are living in small spaces and/or have gone from a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-30-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,781
Posted By Jenn_M
I'm in. I budget $800/month for groceries but we...

I'm in. I budget $800/month for groceries but we are spending upwards of $1,000 right now. I'd love to have some accountability and be able to get back into line with budget. Or maybe even reduce...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-31-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By Jenn_M
Great!! We can start tracking tomorrow!!

Great!! We can start tracking tomorrow!!
Forum: Meal Planning   03-24-2015, 04:25 PM
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Views: 95,785
Posted By Jenn_M
Pasta for us tonight! Just browned ground beef,...

Pasta for us tonight! Just browned ground beef, uncooked noodles, jarred sauce, and some mozzarella cheese mixed together and baked in a 9x13. Plus we'll have a leafy green salad. :)
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-24-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By Jenn_M
Lightbulb April Low/No spend?

Would anyone be up for a low/no spend April? Our budget could use it! :smile:
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-16-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 14,389
Posted By Jenn_M
I always fail horribly when it comes to a...

I always fail horribly when it comes to a handmade Christmas but I'm determined to succeed this year!!  My girls will be 8, 4, and a few days shy of 1 and my crafting will be mostly focused on them. 
Forum: Gardening   06-09-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By Jenn_M
You don't have to harvest them all at once :) . ...

You don't have to harvest them all at once :) .  They do keep for quite a while in the fridge though. 
Forum: Waldorf   04-27-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,036
Posted By Jenn_M
Awesome!! Will try the dodecahedron tonight if...

Awesome!! Will try the dodecahedron tonight if the baby cooperates!
Forum: Waldorf   04-13-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,303
Posted By Jenn_M
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-11-2011, 05:03 PM
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Views: 22,995
Posted By Jenn_M
I like Bella Luna Toys!!

I like Bella Luna Toys!!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-11-2011, 05:03 PM
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Posted By Jenn_M
I like Mothering on Facebook!!

I like Mothering on Facebook!!
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   03-21-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,600
Posted By Jenn_M
Hi all!  I'm Jenn, mama of 3 awesome girls. ...

Hi all!  I'm Jenn, mama of 3 awesome girls.  Ages 7.5, 3.5, and almost 3 months.  I'm 27, will be 28 in a couple of months.  We live about 90 min NE of Des Moines, about 45 min NE of Ames, and 45...
Forum: Waldorf   12-07-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By Jenn_M
I bought ours at Hobby Lobby.  It's this...

I bought ours at Hobby Lobby.  It's this (http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/multi-media-art-paper-873620/) stuff.  Not specifically for watercolors but it works great.
Forum: Waldorf   12-07-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,766
Posted By Jenn_M
Very cute!!!  I've had a scroll saw on my...

Very cute!!!  I've had a scroll saw on my Christmas list for several years but people must think I'm kidding ;)
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-10-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 972
Posted By Jenn_M
Where do I find it?  Am I looking for it to be...

Where do I find it?  Am I looking for it to be called something else?
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