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Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-10-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 675
Posted By stanleymama
I haven't posted in a long time, but wanted to...

I haven't posted in a long time, but wanted to send Congrats Laurie!!! 
 
We have made lots of progress here and were able to buy our first home.  We had about 50% for a down payment and are...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-13-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,913
Posted By stanleymama
trekkinggirl... we paid off a cc really quick by...

trekkinggirl... we paid off a cc really quick by transferring it to a 0% percent interest card.  Def. do it.  It was completely worth it, IMO.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-12-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,913
Posted By stanleymama
CONGRATS  eirul and girlboygirl!!!  So excited...

CONGRATS  eirul and girlboygirl!!!  So excited for you!!!
Forum: Gardening   05-03-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By stanleymama
My have seeds are sprouting nicely, but I am...

My have seeds are sprouting nicely, but I am wondering if I need to put each one in their own container too like I do my tomatoes, or just wait till they go in the ground?
 
Oh and my herb seeds...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-03-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,913
Posted By stanleymama
ktg... love you sig line :D   Chely......

ktg... love you sig line :D
 
Chely... bummer you gotta use the CC's, but I am sure that you will get back on top again. :D
 
trekkinggirl...let us know about the job.
 
Not much new here. ...
Forum: Gardening   04-15-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By stanleymama
THanks for your reply!  I have the seeds in a...

THanks for your reply!  I have the seeds in a window, but it gets cold at night, so I will find a warm spot for them and wait till they germinate.  I really want these seeds to make it.  I started a...
Forum: Gardening   04-15-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By stanleymama
Just curious.  I am new at this and know there...

Just curious.  I am new at this and know there are tips out there that I could learn and make me a more successful gardener. 
 
I have seeds started, none germinating, and was watching some videos...
Forum: Gardening   04-13-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By stanleymama
I purchased a tabletop grow light last spring at...

I purchased a tabletop grow light last spring at a garage sale for $20.  I set it up tonight and thought I would see what it retailed for... $140!!!  So excited I found it!!!  Just had to share :D ...
Forum: Gardening   04-13-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By stanleymama
THanks!!! 

THanks!!! 
Forum: Gardening   04-12-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By stanleymama
I did plant the watermelon in the peat pots.  I...

I did plant the watermelon in the peat pots.  I have also started my tomatoes, peppers, spinach, onions, leeks, and eggplant.  I am going to direct sow my yellow zucchini, lettuce, beets, squash and...
Forum: Gardening   04-12-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By stanleymama
Thanks for your reply.  I am in SW WI, zone 5a. ...

Thanks for your reply.  I am in SW WI, zone 5a.  I think I am going to wait, though I did decide to start my watermelon too. 
Forum: Gardening   04-12-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By stanleymama
If you didn't have access to your garden site,...

If you didn't have access to your garden site, would you start your peas and garlic inside?  I am starting my seeds and my garden isn't located on my land but on a friend and a cousin's and neither...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-05-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,298
Posted By stanleymama
Oh and Chely...emjoy your RnR with your hubby!!!

Oh and Chely...emjoy your RnR with your hubby!!!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-05-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,298
Posted By stanleymama
MytwoAs-- it would take a long time to pay off...

MytwoAs-- it would take a long time to pay off all the loans.  they equal around $150k ( law school and masters degree).  We have one on IBR that is $0 and are looking to put another one on IBR...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-04-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,298
Posted By stanleymama
Happy April to y'all!  Our house hunt...

Happy April to y'all!  Our house hunt continues.  We have a sizeable down payment and are excited to stop paying rent and get back out on our own ( we rent one of my mil's homes, and yes, we pay...
Forum: Babywearing   04-01-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 18,521
Posted By stanleymama
I think it would depend on the fabric.  Nascar,...

I think it would depend on the fabric.  Nascar, Sport team logo, camo, fishing/hunting, etc.  Its gotta look manly :D
 
Please enter me!!! I would love a Becco. 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-03-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,094
Posted By stanleymama
Ldavis24... You can still go camping, you just...

Ldavis24... You can still go camping, you just save up for it before you go so you pay cash.  Also, if you were big spenders before, then maybe you should make sure each of you gets an allowance...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-02-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,094
Posted By stanleymama
MyTwoAs--- congrats on almost be done with BS2!!...

MyTwoAs--- congrats on almost be done with BS2!! That is awesome!!!
 
Welcome dex-millie!
 
February went well for us.  We were gifted some money awhile back and are using it to buy a house.  We...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-15-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,131
Posted By stanleymama
lavatea.. could you counter offer?  Like...

lavatea.. could you counter offer?  Like lakeruby I think you should wait on paying family and pay on this loan and offer 115/mo payments.  I think even though they are giving you a hard time, you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,843
Posted By stanleymama
I agree with others who are suggesting selling...

I agree with others who are suggesting selling the car.  Free up that money.  Then I would use it to fix up your current home and make it more sellable.  Then sell the house before you purchase...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-23-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,673
Posted By stanleymama
Pariah-- That is wonderful news!!!  

Pariah-- That is wonderful news!!!
 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-06-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,673
Posted By stanleymama
Motivated mama-- so sorry you are under so much...

Motivated mama-- so sorry you are under so much stress.  My dh suffers from depression, my heart goes out to you.  I would recommend staying on the mood stabilizers if you think you are not yet...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-05-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,673
Posted By stanleymama
lavatea-- my dh has law school loans and in...

lavatea-- my dh has law school loans and in total they are over 100k.  We are doing the IBR ( income based repayment) and right now just have to pay down the private loans.  Is this something that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-28-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,989
Posted By stanleymama
I agree with Denvergirlie too.  

I agree with Denvergirlie too.  
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-15-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,999
Posted By stanleymama
Congrats Chely for getting rid of two more...

Congrats Chely for getting rid of two more cards!  And yay too on Christmas bonuses :D
 
I just mailed off a nice big check to one of dh's student loans.  It feels so good to be snowballing those...
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