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Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-23-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1,404
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Posted By Purple*Lotus
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by crunchymonkey http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1371195/2013-low-income-support-thread/1300#post_17512291)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-29-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 68,739
Posted By Purple*Lotus
Our house is very old and the stairs are at an...

Our house is very old and the stairs are at an awkward angle.  We are remodeling so that was just another hole we had to patch up, it wasn't nearly as bad as the hole we had to make to access some...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-29-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 68,739
Posted By Purple*Lotus
Also it took us hours to get the queen size box...

Also it took us hours to get the queen size box spring up the stairs of our house and involved making a hole in the wall to accomodate it.  It is actually a pleasant memory for me, though.  Just...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-29-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 68,739
Posted By Purple*Lotus
I used to be a regular in this thread but I have...

I used to be a regular in this thread but I have mostly been off of MDC for a while.  However, I am popping in to second the suggestion to try Big Lots for a mattress.
 
We got our Serta there and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-30-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Purple*Lotus
What do you get for the luxery ticket?

What do you get for the luxery ticket?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-15-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 795
Posted By Purple*Lotus
The rumor mill is saying that my SIL is giving...

The rumor mill is saying that my SIL is giving me coasters this year.  She doesn't like me.  I am looking forward to trying to act happy.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-17-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,873
Posted By Purple*Lotus
I was a latchkey kid and my favorite was wonder...

I was a latchkey kid and my favorite was wonder bread with Kraft singles slices, in the microwave so it got melty.  Yum.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-16-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 823
Posted By Purple*Lotus
When I make chocolate chip cookies from a mix, I...

When I make chocolate chip cookies from a mix, I take the chocolate chips out.  I like the taste better that way.
 
I also like crunchy pasta, never thought about reheating in the toaster oven,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-07-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,739
Posted By Purple*Lotus
Okay so basically your situation is going to...

Okay so basically your situation is going to continue exactly as normal, and if that is okay with you then go for it.  I do not understand why people come here asking for advice only to dismiss...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-06-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,739
Posted By Purple*Lotus
I think stik and dfb have good advice.  You have...

I think stik and dfb have good advice.  You have to protect your kids.  You are not even considering any of their suggestions.  If you can not arrange to be awake before your son, then you need to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-02-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By Purple*Lotus
Isn't there an insurance risk?  In case someone...

Isn't there an insurance risk?  In case someone is injured on your property?  Or is that just for swimming pools?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-02-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 84
Posted By Purple*Lotus
My BiPap machine Bottle of hand lotion water...

My BiPap machine
Bottle of hand lotion
water bottle
Bottle of sprite
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-14-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 502
Posted By Purple*Lotus
It will depend on the food pantry.  When I...

It will depend on the food pantry.  When I managed the DV shelter I was required to toss all of the expired food.  Yes, it caused me hours and hours of extra work to go through every single can and...
Forum: Parenting   11-02-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,902
Posted By Purple*Lotus
She probably wants one because she sees you on...

She probably wants one because she sees you on your laptop.  Both are plastic, so I don't see the issue.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-30-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,824
Posted By Purple*Lotus
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Forum: HH Facilitators   10-19-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 90
Posted By Purple*Lotus
I think we could help more people if we kept it...

I think we could help more people if we kept it to 10 needed items. 
 
Also, it would help make sure that no one feels overwhelmed when they donate.  For example, I might feel bad if I can not...
Forum: HH Facilitators   10-16-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 209
Posted By Purple*Lotus
I am happy to be here.  I missed the cut off...

I am happy to be here.  I missed the cut off last year to volunteer so this is my first time.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-04-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 368
Posted By Purple*Lotus
I am sorry if someone has already asked this,...

I am sorry if someone has already asked this, but have you talked to your priest?  Your church might have counseling available or be able to suggest places to go for the help.  Also, you can call a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-01-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,308
Posted By Purple*Lotus
I am curious...  did you ever hear back from her?

I am curious...  did you ever hear back from her?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-28-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 925
Posted By Purple*Lotus
I can't decide if people just keep overlooking...

I can't decide if people just keep overlooking my posts or if I am just really unpopular.  LOL  I have attempted to join in for a few months now.  Ironically, I used to host this thread.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-25-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 925
Posted By Purple*Lotus
Hello everyone.  I am re-joining this thread.  I...

Hello everyone.  I am re-joining this thread.  I am single, no children and wanting to get out of debt so that I can save more.
 
Pre-Step 1: Get current on your debts and do a budget...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-17-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 488
Posted By Purple*Lotus
I think that your friends should not ask you to...

I think that your friends should not ask you to do so many things that cost money when they know your DH is not working.  I don't know, is it just me who thinks this way?  I have a friend who I know...
Forum: Natural Body Care   09-17-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Purple*Lotus
I can't get the inserts to stay in the two...

I can't get the inserts to stay in the two straps.  They fall out.  I have tried several inserts in each and only one, and it happens either way.
 
I hate to think I spent money on something I...
Forum: Parenting   09-17-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,615
Posted By Purple*Lotus
The bead thing sounds hard.  Where I live I...

The bead thing sounds hard.  Where I live I would have to go to a specialty shop to get a bead, unless I went to a big box store and paid more for a package of beads.  I think that sounds like more...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-09-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,962
Posted By Purple*Lotus
Perhaps some of the money would be better spent...

Perhaps some of the money would be better spent on a spelling tutor.
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