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Forum: Personal Growth   07-16-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By SpiralChrissy
Thank you so much for this thread! I really...

Thank you so much for this thread! I really feeling like beauty and creativity are missing from my life right now. I hate it. It makes me feel soul-less, actually. I'm going to try to revive my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-15-2016, 05:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,399
Posted By SpiralChrissy
I've gotta step this up. My DS has a birthday...

I've gotta step this up. My DS has a birthday soon and we need to save $ for his party gifts.

Here's some things I can make in the next few days:

Tacos
Breakfast for dinner
Spaghetti...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-08-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,399
Posted By SpiralChrissy
I was feeling really grumpy about having to do...

I was feeling really grumpy about having to do this today. Last night we went out to see a free band and I made dinner at home first (shrimp rice wraps), so I feel like I shouldn't have to do this...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-06-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By SpiralChrissy
Thanks for the reminder! I've started on this a...

Thanks for the reminder! I've started on this a bit myself. I got my brother these cool socks he picked out at the art museum a few weeks ago. Right now I'm focusing on generating ideas. I have a few...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-06-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,399
Posted By SpiralChrissy
Sure! It's super easy. I just boil spaghetti, mix...

Sure! It's super easy. I just boil spaghetti, mix in sauce and sometimes cooked hamburger. Then I put the spaghetti in the taco shells and bake them in the oven for about 5 minutes at 350. We take...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-05-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,399
Posted By SpiralChrissy
We've been doing fine the last couple of days....

We've been doing fine the last couple of days. Last night we ate leftovers and tonight we're having spaghetti tacos. The only thing we had to be were the scallions. DS gets free produce from his camp...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-03-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,399
Posted By SpiralChrissy
I'm in! I need to rain in my spending. I started...

I'm in! I need to rain in my spending. I started the envelop system on Friday for groceries and I've already spent the week's worth of $...and it's only Sunday!:eek: The good news is that fridge is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-02-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 23,723
Posted By SpiralChrissy
Happy Birthday!!!!:smile:

Happy Birthday!!!!:smile:
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-30-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By SpiralChrissy
Mamapigeon, I think it's great that you have a...

Mamapigeon, I think it's great that you have a goal to work towards. That's what's been really helping me. I'm laser focused on getting out of credit card debt and it's made a huge difference.

I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 23,723
Posted By SpiralChrissy
My heart goes out to both of you. I wanted to...

My heart goes out to both of you. I wanted to chime in about the food pantries. They are all different. You might want to see if you can do a little research. Some are choice pantries and that means...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-24-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By SpiralChrissy
mamapigeon- Thanks so much! I'll check it out....

mamapigeon- Thanks so much! I'll check it out. Every little bit helps.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-23-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By SpiralChrissy
Mamapigeon, can you say more about this? It...

Mamapigeon, can you say more about this? It sounds interesting but I don't know anything about it.

I do UserTesting.com work. They have you review websites and talk through the review. It's pretty...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-23-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,734
Posted By SpiralChrissy
Hi! I need to hop back in and join you. I'm...

Hi! I need to hop back in and join you. I'm worried about this weekend and spending. We have a big festival in town this weekend and our family goes all 3 days. It's one of the highlights of the year...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-23-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By SpiralChrissy
Hi everyone! I think we're doing some...

Hi everyone!

I think we're doing some amazing stuff here. Here's my update.

We have lowered our cc and medical bills down to 3 from a total of 5 this month. I got one medical bill zeroed out...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-02-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,734
Posted By SpiralChrissy
Hi! I completely need to join in this month....

Hi! I completely need to join in this month. We're traveling part of this month. In the past it's always been easy to throw caution to the wind at travel times. I really, really want to curb this...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-31-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By SpiralChrissy
I can completely relate. My DH and I keep our...

I can completely relate. My DH and I keep our money in different accounts. I'm the only one listening to and reading DR right now. We can't change anyone else, we can only change ourselves. I've just...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-27-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 23,723
Posted By SpiralChrissy
happy Hats! Oh no! When my DH lost his job, it...

happy Hats! Oh no! When my DH lost his job, it was on the same day that I returned back to school for the academic year. Isn't it wild?! At least we have some income coming in through our jobs! It's...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-26-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 23,723
Posted By SpiralChrissy
Can I join in? I really need to think about ways...

Can I join in? I really need to think about ways to make extra income on the side and also how to further curb my spending while still having fun!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-26-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By SpiralChrissy
Thanks for posting this! One of my summer goals...

Thanks for posting this! One of my summer goals is to work on our financial situation. My husband is unemployed and has been for a few years. I've been upset about this but I suddenly also realized...
Forum: Mental Health   05-26-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,267
Posted By SpiralChrissy
I get it!

I get that way too. I am constantly overwhelmed by all I have to do. I'm usually racing around trying to get it all done at once at max. stress or I just completely shut down and do nothing. I agree...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-22-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 50,497
Posted By SpiralChrissy
I get that same anxiety...which stays with me...

I get that same anxiety...which stays with me because the house is always cluttered! I've been thinking that 10 minutes at night would go a long way. Maybe I'll try it since it seems to be working...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-22-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,954
Posted By SpiralChrissy
I haven't tried Restaurant.com yet. We do Groupon...

I haven't tried Restaurant.com yet. We do Groupon but probably not as much as we could!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-22-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By SpiralChrissy
I like how you ladies are thinking! My DH used to...

I like how you ladies are thinking! My DH used to cook Indian food for me and fancy pasta. Maybe I could convince him to take that up again. Or at least maybe we could pick something we both really...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-18-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,803
Posted By SpiralChrissy
I love this thread! I've been feeling the same...

I love this thread! I've been feeling the same way about my home office. I've been cleaning and cleaning and still I feel like I haven't made any progress. That's simply not true. I have made a lot....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-18-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,081
Posted By SpiralChrissy
Thank you for posting this! It's really helpful...

Thank you for posting this! It's really helpful to read. It actually got me thinking about my own addiction to eating out and I just posted a thread about that!

You've gotten some great...
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