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Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-16-2016, 11:05 PM
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Views: 1,970
Posted By mamapigeon
I do sew a bit, and make some crafts. Tote bags...

I do sew a bit, and make some crafts. Tote bags and zippered pouches sound really nice! A small plant might be the best bet for me, as I do have succulents I could pot in cute containers. Thanks for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-16-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By mamapigeon
I'm in, though I know I'll have a few expenses....

I'm in, though I know I'll have a few expenses. I'm going to be selling the house, so there will be quite a few house related purchases for staging. Other than that, and kid clothes, I think I want...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-16-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,970
Posted By mamapigeon
Does anyone have any good frugal teacher gift...

Does anyone have any good frugal teacher gift ideas? It wouldn't be too bad, but my daughter has around 5 or 6, and my son has a teacher as well. It could get spendy fast if I went the Starbucks...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-04-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,379
Posted By mamapigeon
orangemomma Sorry you're going through the same...

orangemomma Sorry you're going through the same thing. It's a hard battle.

I am still struggling financially, but I am happy. That counts for a lot to me. Things will be a little easier when my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-14-2016, 12:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,379
Posted By mamapigeon
Emergency fund? Yeah, that's not happening for a...

Emergency fund? Yeah, that's not happening for a while. I thought I was going to have a little extra each month to put toward the fund and paying off debt, but I've been having to live off my credit...
Forum: Spirituality   09-24-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,973
Posted By mamapigeon
Happy Friday (or Saturday for those of you ahead...

Happy Friday (or Saturday for those of you ahead of me)!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-16-2016, 02:32 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 33,412
Posted By mamapigeon
Too much spending here. Huge medical bill for me...

Too much spending here. Huge medical bill for me this month, and my car needs new brakes before it starts raining here in the fall. Still have to do kid clothes shopping. Getting nervous about bills....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-13-2016, 12:37 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 33,412
Posted By mamapigeon
Sorry for your troubles. Sounds like a really...

Sorry for your troubles. Sounds like a really rough patch. I'm a cancer survivor too (hodgkin's), and also had a transplant.
It's the little things that make life great. :) Glad you're here.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-13-2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,970
Posted By mamapigeon
I've been squirreling away trinkets here and...

I've been squirreling away trinkets here and there to fill stockings with. I know I won't have the money to do it all in one go, so I buy something when I see it and spread it out. Of course, I will...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-12-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By mamapigeon
Splash pads sound fun! I wish we had one nearby....

Splash pads sound fun! I wish we had one nearby. We have a water table and pool too. I hope my kids will remember all of the summer fun. It's crazy to think how quickly they grow up.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-10-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,348
Posted By mamapigeon
I managed to sell some old pokemon cards that x-h...

I managed to sell some old pokemon cards that x-h and I had when we were kids, so I have a little extra money right now. Probably going to put it toward debt, which feels like a financial victory...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-31-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,195
Posted By mamapigeon
Garden produce starting coming in recently, so I...

Garden produce starting coming in recently, so I will be buying way less of that at the store. DD is milk obsessed though, so I'm stuck using 3 gallons a week. I don't even have a full cup in a week....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-31-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 33,412
Posted By mamapigeon
I think you made the right choice, Zebra! You...

I think you made the right choice, Zebra! You can't always bail someone out of their bad decisions. This way she might learn to take some responsibility.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-31-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,379
Posted By mamapigeon
SpiralChrissy, that is amazing about your credit...

SpiralChrissy, that is amazing about your credit card! Good for you!

The extra income ideas I have are: getting my car wrapped with advertisements- supposedly reputable sites are listed on here...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-31-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,604
Posted By mamapigeon
I'm in! No A/C here thankfully, but a kid...

I'm in! No A/C here thankfully, but a kid birthday and back to school shopping, plus some medical appointments for DD are going to hit my wallet hard.

I need to find a way to get a little extra...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-31-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,348
Posted By mamapigeon
Hope you feel better soon, SpiralChrissy! ...

Hope you feel better soon, SpiralChrissy!

I'm in too! It's a spendy month here as well. My daughter is turning 3, and I've got to handle all the school shopping. Thank goodness for garage sales...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-23-2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By mamapigeon
Thanks so much! I think you're right, this may...

Thanks so much! I think you're right, this may just be an age thing. Securing closets would be a big help, but none of them have doors!
Forum: Spirituality   07-23-2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,973
Posted By mamapigeon
Happy Friday, Nazsmum!

Happy Friday, Nazsmum!
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-22-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By mamapigeon
How's it going, EmmaFrancis? I'm getting my...

How's it going, EmmaFrancis?

I'm getting my house done, little by little. There's still a lot left, but I feel good. The hardest part is going to be the attic. I don't even know what's up there...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-22-2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By mamapigeon
How are you filling the days?

Hey everyone,
What are all of you up to this summer?

My kids and I are spending most of our days at home playing in our yard, though we're finding time for some crafts too. And we go to the park...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-20-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By mamapigeon
Where to start?

I am not new to decluttering, but alas, my efforts never seem to bring me the clean, simple home of my dreams.
I am chasing around a nearly 3 year old, who has a fondness for wandering around the...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-20-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By mamapigeon
Maybe a leather bracelet or belt? I always look...

Maybe a leather bracelet or belt? I always look on pinterest for guy ideas.


Just doing a few homemade things here. Probably mason jars with 'fancy' hot chocolate fixings, or apple cider stuff....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-18-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,195
Posted By mamapigeon
Did really well using up what was in the...

Did really well using up what was in the refrigerator, and then I took advantage of some good deals at the grocery. Chicken legs and thighs were $.88 a pound, so I bought 10 pounds and we are good on...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-18-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By mamapigeon
Thank you for pointing that out! I agree, and he...

Thank you for pointing that out! I agree, and he isn't allowed to play with that boy anymore, and I'm having him play in our fenced back yard more now.


Nothing seems to have come of my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-11-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,195
Posted By mamapigeon
Going to join this challenge. I only have $60 in...

Going to join this challenge. I only have $60 in my checking account right now, and need every penny coming in for bills.

Meal ideas based on things in my fridge:
Salad
Stuffed peppers ...
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