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Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-25-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By siennaflower
Do you own the house? If so, can you sell and...

Do you own the house? If so, can you sell and rent somewhere cheaper?
 
It would help if you list out your major expenses, if you're comfortable with that.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-03-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,523
Posted By siennaflower
May 1- bills only (rent, gas, internet) plus gas...

May 1- bills only (rent, gas, internet) plus gas for my car $50
May 2- coffee $5 left over on gift card no NO SPEND!!!
May 3- Kids are sick, didn't leave home NO SPEND!!!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-02-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,523
Posted By siennaflower
May 1- bills only (rent, gas, internet) plus gas...

May 1- bills only (rent, gas, internet) plus gas for my car $50
May 2- coffee $5 left over on gift card no NO SPEND!!!
 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-01-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,523
Posted By siennaflower
a. My name is Danielle and I am a WOHM of 2,...

a. My name is Danielle and I am a WOHM of 2, soon to be 3 (ds due mid August).

b. We need to pay off debt and set up some savings before dh retires from the military this fall. We were on the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-16-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By siennaflower
pinto beans and rice (rinse beans well and soak...

pinto beans and rice (rinse beans well and soak in a slow cooker over night, drain and rinse again then cook on low all day, cover with a few inches of water and throw in several whole peeled cloves...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-07-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By siennaflower
Another vote for Dyson.  I bought mine in 2005...

Another vote for Dyson.  I bought mine in 2005 and it's still going strong despite daily use.
 
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-08-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By siennaflower
I would get an estimate from a local repair shop...

I would get an estimate from a local repair shop and go from there.  If it has mostly metal parts vs plastic I would get it fixed vs purchasing new.  They tend to be better work horse machines.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   03-30-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By siennaflower
OJ, a cup of frozen strawberries, a medium...

OJ, a cup of frozen strawberries, a medium banana and two scoops of TJ's soy protein is my daily go to smoothie :)
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-19-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By siennaflower
My dh and our dd's spent the weekend visiting my...

My dh and our dd's spent the weekend visiting my in-laws who apparently have a roach infestation.  As he was packing up, dh saw a roach run out of the luggage and another one on the handle of the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-15-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 245
Posted By siennaflower
Pine trees, bread baking, cranberry, black...

Pine trees, bread baking, cranberry, black raspberry vanilla...
Forum: Grief and Loss   12-15-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,276
Posted By siennaflower
I couldn't read and not respond...your family is...

I couldn't read and not respond...your family is in my prayers...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-12-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 770
Posted By siennaflower
Leyna Eileen Emmaline Evangeline (my...

Leyna
Eileen
Emmaline
Evangeline (my personal fave for a girl!)
Isadora
Isla
Aine
Astrid
Adora
 
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-29-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 921
Posted By siennaflower
Rinse dishes and load the dishwasher after each...

Rinse dishes and load the dishwasher after each meal.  Wash pots and pans immediately.  After your last meal of the day, load and turn the dishwasher on.  Unload in the morning.  Easy as pie AND if...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-16-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,512
Posted By siennaflower
Could you move closer to either work or school...

Could you move closer to either work or school to save on gas?  Does the school have family housing?
Forum: Diapering   11-15-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By siennaflower
If your covers are leaking I don't think...

If your covers are leaking I don't think stripping them will help :(  Your best bet is replacing them and continue avoiding vinegar and baking soda, as well as super hot washes.  Also, you didn't...
Forum: Women's Health   09-12-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,517
Posted By siennaflower
I was diagnosed with Graves about six months...

I was diagnosed with Graves about six months ago, and this was my first symptom.  It may be worth having some bloodwork done to see if something is going on.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-01-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,119
Posted By siennaflower
a. Who you are   Dani, mom to 2 (8yo and...

a. Who you are
 
Dani, mom to 2 (8yo and 21mo dd's).  Military wife with a very part time weekend job.

b. Where you are going (your financial goals)
 
We are following the Dave Ramsey debt...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-28-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 482
Posted By siennaflower
We weathered the storm last night.  She blew out...

We weathered the storm last night.  She blew out to sea around the NC/VA border so we avoided a direct hit, we just got the wind and rain from the bands around the center of the storm.  Our lights...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-26-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 482
Posted By siennaflower
We're in Hampton Roads (SE VA) and decided to...

We're in Hampton Roads (SE VA) and decided to wait out the storm.  This won't be our first, we moved here from the gulf coast so we have been through a few.  A tip I don't see listed here-fill...
Forum: Women's Health   08-19-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By siennaflower
Having had two dd's with VUR, I would say it's...

Having had two dd's with VUR, I would say it's best to be proactive and test.
Forum: Women's Health   08-05-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By siennaflower
Untreated hyperthyroidism can lead to heart and...

Untreated hyperthyroidism can lead to heart and eye problems.  I would absolutely get a referral to a pediatric endocrinologist and go from there.  He may need a thyroid scan at some point, which...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-05-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By siennaflower
I developed pre-e in both of my pg.  I spilled...

I developed pre-e in both of my pg.  I spilled protein throughout my second pg and had no other issues so it was attributed to pre-e, although I didn't develop blood pressure issues until close to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-04-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,075
Posted By siennaflower
Jumping in.   We are back to BS1 this...

Jumping in.
 
We are back to BS1 this month.  Dh's family has had a lot going on so he's been traveling back and forth from VA to SC pretty much every other weekend the last couple months and that...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-02-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,437
Posted By siennaflower
I have a 20 month old as well and she loves to...

I have a 20 month old as well and she loves to hit and kick me and her sister.  Oh, and pull our hair.  When she does it I redirect her, tell her that we do not hit or kick and try to get her...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-31-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,637
Posted By siennaflower
I have a wicker trunk that I got at Pier 1...

I have a wicker trunk that I got at Pier 1 Imports (I think) that sits just inside the door way.  It holds a diaper bag and dd1's backpack as well as our shoes.  Not sure how well that would work...
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