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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 04:29 PM
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Our taxes have arrived. Most is going to new...

Our taxes have arrived. Most is going to new home needs. The home were looking at doesn't have a refrigerator, and our washer and dryer needs replaced anyway. We will need a few things we never...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-25-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,065
Posted By happyhats
Put an offer on a home. We really love it, but...

Put an offer on a home. We really love it, but its overwhelming and more expensive than renting. We have been looking all weekend. So were tired too. We have until tomorrow at 8 to know.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-22-2015, 11:42 AM
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Woah, sillysaplings! Please, please go to an er...

Woah, sillysaplings! Please, please go to an er if you continue bleeding heavily. I don't think I'd allow mother unattended with the kids anymore either, you must feel so betrayed.
I lost the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-20-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,065
Posted By happyhats
Think I found a house. Writing out some...

Think I found a house. Writing out some questions and seeing about deposit. Just got my taxes turned in yesterday so I'm hoping they will hold it. Its going to change our finances but I hope it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-15-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,065
Posted By happyhats
Hi mamas. I hope things are looking up. We will...

Hi mamas. I hope things are looking up. We will need to tighten our belts this new year. We are looking to move somewhere more expensive but a better fit for our family (yard, quiet street). I'm...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,065
Posted By happyhats
Been kinda quiet here. How is everyone? Looking...

Been kinda quiet here. How is everyone? Looking at grocery adds today BC I really need to pick up some eggs and potatoes shortly. Managed to have a lower budget month, which we needed. Been...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-05-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,065
Posted By happyhats
Oh man, that sucks, sillysapling. I'd be...

Oh man, that sucks, sillysapling. I'd be inclined to withhold 500 in rent but I suppose that could backfire.

Hubby goes back to work tonight. Sniffle. He's off returning some boots for me that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-03-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,065
Posted By happyhats
I'm sorry Mylie. We're here for u. New couch is...

I'm sorry Mylie. We're here for u. New couch is in, and now that's here I'm feeling better about it. And once I sat down with the tax forms it looks like a high probability we won't owe after all. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-03-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,065
Posted By happyhats
Just got disheartening news. Apparently I...

Just got disheartening news. Apparently I misfiled my 2013 state taxes so now I have to refile and wait to find out how much I owe in penalties and interest. Fuuuun. Its a manageable amount and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-01-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,065
Posted By happyhats
That doesn't sound right, Satori. Doesn't rent...

That doesn't sound right, Satori. Doesn't rent have to give you notice? I'm sorry everyone's struggling and hope it gets better. Just plugging along here. Writing grocery list for this weekend. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,801
Posted By happyhats
Any different decisions you will make next year? ...

Any different decisions you will make next year? I'm really thinking Santa might bring a mini vacation and few items to go with it next year. Even though hubby and I kept it pretty minimal I had...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-26-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,322
Posted By happyhats
Christmas was crazy but fun. Until around 9pm...

Christmas was crazy but fun. Until around 9pm when I was hit with a stomach bug. I proceeded to puke, run a fever, and sleep for sixteen hours. I'm still wobbly today but my house looks like a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-23-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,322
Posted By happyhats
You suck, wildcat! (Totally teasing BTW! I'm...

You suck, wildcat! (Totally teasing BTW! I'm very happy for you and your family!)

Mamabear, I also Think paying off the cards a good idea since you can still have savings.

This hasn't been a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-18-2014, 10:10 PM
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Views: 85,322
Posted By happyhats
Oh I know you should be able to make your own...

Oh I know you should be able to make your own self rising flour but its something I haven't gotten just right. Which is annoying because it should be so easy lol.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-17-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,322
Posted By happyhats
Looking up easy, cheap breakfast ideas for...

Looking up easy, cheap breakfast ideas for christmas. Thinking three ingredient coconut oil biscuits (I do need self rising flour but it lasts forever), sausage egg casserole and apple butter. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-16-2014, 03:25 PM
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Views: 85,322
Posted By happyhats
Hugs to struggling mamas. Plan a special day...

Hugs to struggling mamas. Plan a special day with cocoa and lights and a special meal or movie. Its okay.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-15-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,322
Posted By happyhats
Hugs,Mylie. I tried to make microwave...

Hugs,Mylie.

I tried to make microwave caramels but they didn't quite set. I think I will make caramel brownies and put them in the freezer for Christmas. Just got a nice surprise. My sister...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-14-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,322
Posted By happyhats
I'm so sorry about yr mom, mamarhu. Do you live...

I'm so sorry about yr mom, mamarhu. Do you live in a culturally diverse area at all? Maybe you could do dinner and a movie?

Glad things are going well, justmama. Rest up.

I'm spending this...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-11-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,322
Posted By happyhats
Long time no see, mamarhu! My dryers wheezing...

Long time no see, mamarhu! My dryers wheezing lol. I hope it holds out til spring.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-11-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,322
Posted By happyhats
Well, kids asked to make play dough so we did...

Well, kids asked to make play dough so we did that instead of ornaments. Think we will do a bit of "Santa" baking tonight. Maybe cc cookie bars that can be easily frozen.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-09-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,322
Posted By happyhats
Keep on fighting the good fight, frugalmama. I...

Keep on fighting the good fight, frugalmama. I need to regoogle the salt dough ornaments but its basically just flour, salt and water. We did applesauce ornaments too. They smell so good!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-08-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,322
Posted By happyhats
Things are moving along here. Ive got a cold...

Things are moving along here. Ive got a cold that's moved from my head to my chest. Yucky. But I managed some much needed deep cleaning. My daughter went with her niece and nephew to McDonalds...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-06-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,322
Posted By happyhats
Got a few gift cards yesterday too, zebra. In...

Got a few gift cards yesterday too, zebra. In laws finished!

Today I'm headed to a free cycle swapmeet. After hubby, kids and I are getting new lights and garland for the tree. I'm also going...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-03-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,322
Posted By happyhats
I think I shave a hundred bucks from grocery...

I think I shave a hundred bucks from grocery shopping this week thanks to sales and needing less. Yay! Now if I could just muster up some energy. All I want to do is sleep.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-02-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,322
Posted By happyhats
I understand wheat you're saying and I was only...

I understand wheat you're saying and I was only thinking as a temporary measure. Having pain from bad shoes affects your whole life. Hugs.
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