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Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-17-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By mum4boys
Do you have some where else to store you gama...

Do you have some where else to store you gama buckets and just refill another container for use in the kitchen?

There is a blog...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-17-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By mum4boys
I used to love soap nuts but unfortunately with...

I used to love soap nuts but unfortunately with my families allergies, the soap nuts made everything worst.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-30-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,387
Posted By mum4boys
We must live in the same town. A few years ago,...

We must live in the same town. A few years ago, we drove past a stand about 9 pm at night where a barista was sitting on the window ledge, legs hanging out in a teddy. She kept on spraying her legs...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-25-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By mum4boys
Red that is awesome about the library. I...

Red that is awesome about the library.


I have been married almost 25 years. We learned the hard way, we absolutely cannot have credit cards even for emergencies. We would pay everything off and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-25-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By mum4boys
I was 6 years old when I saw Star Wars opening...

I was 6 years old when I saw Star Wars opening night. My house is lightly dotted with Star Wars memorabilia. My living room has my two Star Wars pillows that I got for Christmas. They are really...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-21-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By mum4boys
I know some people use this recipe to make...

I know some people use this recipe to make liquid laundry soap. Do not use the vinegar. Grate the soap and heat it up in the microwave. In a 5 gallon bucket add all the ingredients and fill to the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-21-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By mum4boys
To make Tablets:   1 cup Borax 1 cup...

To make Tablets:
 
1 cup Borax
1 cup washing soda
1 cup grated bar soap {I use fels neptha, but you could also use Zote, Ivory, etc.}
1/2 cup vinegar
Ice cube tray or I use silicon splat mat...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-20-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,431
Posted By mum4boys
The eggs are killing me. Right now, I am very...

The eggs are killing me. Right now, I am very limited on how long and where I can shop from an injury. I buy 5 dozen in a flat. 6 months ago it was $5 now as of Thursday, I paid $8.99, a 40%...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-05-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 13,791
Posted By mum4boys
Awesome score on Hanna Anderson dress.   We...

Awesome score on Hanna Anderson dress.
 
We spend a lot of time at our Children's hospital (I have 4 kids with Juvenile Arthritis). I walked out of the house yesterday without my book (we were...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-26-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By mum4boys
100% doable. I would need more details about the...

100% doable. I would need more details about the situation before I can advise like how many bedrooms if any etc.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-17-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 13,791
Posted By mum4boys
That is awesome Mylie. Your kids are not really...

That is awesome Mylie. Your kids are not really missing out on much at all going to get toys and Toys R Us. They will learn value for their money. 90% of my daughter's most beloved toys came from a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-15-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 13,791
Posted By mum4boys
What do you mean Goodwill does not give back to...

What do you mean Goodwill does not give back to the community? The reason why they have thrift shops is to support their job training programs. They have an awesome job training program at that....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-08-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 13,791
Posted By mum4boys
So I try to buy most of our clothing used. Not...

So I try to buy most of our clothing used. Not just because it is thrifty and better for the planet but because I can see if the clothes will stand the test of time. So I like wearing long sleeve...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-04-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 13,791
Posted By mum4boys
I am pretty conservative about what we buy. We...

I am pretty conservative about what we buy. We do not need more stuff. We have a list of items that we need so we do not make a lot of impulse purchases. It seems like we buy a lot of clothes though...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-29-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 13,791
Posted By mum4boys
We love Value Village. We do must of our...

We love Value Village. We do must of our shopping there. Yes, it can be high but every 3-day weekend they have a 50% off the entire store. If you get their rewards card you shop there the day before...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-24-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 708
Posted By mum4boys
Our furnace is in our garage so not able to use...

Our furnace is in our garage so not able to use that to circulate the warm air. I called every wood stove/fire place in two counties. I even emailed. I did not get a call back or email from one....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-14-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By mum4boys
Can you create an experience at home? Buy good...

Can you create an experience at home? Buy good coffee and make a latte and take 45 minutes for you. 
 
Some people energize by going out. Can you find free things to do if this is you?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-14-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By mum4boys
How long are you planning on staying for?   ...

How long are you planning on staying for?
 
We use to frequent DC quite often. We stayed in a public campground across the river from DC and then took the metrorail into the city because hotels in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-10-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 708
Posted By mum4boys
It is forced air. It is not a pump or base board...

It is forced air. It is not a pump or base board but a force air furnace. We have a programmable thermostat. We are not going to use the furnace at all this winter.

No, we do not qualify for any...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-08-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 708
Posted By mum4boys
We have brand new triple pane gas Windows, so no...

We have brand new triple pane gas Windows, so no heat loss from there.

I need to figure if we can insulate the 3 attics yourself.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-08-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By mum4boys
I would start with the propane company to see...

I would start with the propane company to see how many times it needs to be filled in the winter so you can see what the cost will be.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-08-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By mum4boys
Seriously, you need to go through the exchange...

Seriously, you need to go through the exchange since the rates are capped per your state. You are going to get a better deal even free. If you lived in Wasington your insurance would be free based...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-08-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 708
Posted By mum4boys
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MaktMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390624/winter-heat-help#post_17480481)

We are also in the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-08-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By mum4boys
Remember when you go through the exchange you...

Remember when you go through the exchange you might qualify for a subsidy. A family of 4 can make up to 90K and still get a reduction. Depending on the state you are in you might pay nothing. 
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-08-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 708
Posted By mum4boys
I will check out the fans at Cabelas. Do you...

I will check out the fans at Cabelas. Do you know how much they run? It looks like it is something that will be nice for when the power is out. 
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