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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-17-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 6,938
Posted By HydeParkB
I haven't been able to check in, but we've been...

I haven't been able to check in, but we've been doing pretty well.

I've avoided spending much at the store for the last two weeks. I am a sale-shopper, and I have a hard time resisting stocking...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-06-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 42,514
Posted By HydeParkB
3-28: Box of stuff to the thrift store,...

3-28: Box of stuff to the thrift store, including light bulbs, manual breast pump, baby clothes, knick knacks.
29. Pile of paper.

I have 4 books to send out, just waiting to see if I get another...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-04-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 42,514
Posted By HydeParkB
2. Tackled a pile and recycled most of it. ...

2. Tackled a pile and recycled most of it.

I've got two books requested on my swap sites. I'll count those once they get sent.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-04-2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 6,938
Posted By HydeParkB
Tonight's dinner: Chicken Tacos in the Crockpot....

Tonight's dinner: Chicken Tacos in the Crockpot. Used corn, peppers and chicken from the freezer, home-canned salsa, and beans and home-made taco seasoning from the pantry.

Also made Sweet &...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 6,938
Posted By HydeParkB
Joining in!...

Joining in! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif

We need to save for a new roof, and just rotate out food stores. We have a bunch of home-canned goods from last year. And I kind...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-02-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 42,514
Posted By HydeParkB
I'm in! I hope I stick with this. I'm...

I'm in! I hope I stick with this.
I'm currently going through clothes for a consignment sale in February - I hope to have maybe 100-200 items for that. I'll post my total when I get everything...
Forum: September 2009   12-08-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 710
Posted By HydeParkB
Me too please....

Me too please. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: September 2009   12-08-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By HydeParkB
Finn was born with a lot of very dark hair. He's...

Finn was born with a lot of very dark hair. He's probably lost about half of it, and it seems to be getting lighter. He's got an awesome babyhawk.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-05-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,128
Posted By HydeParkB
1 -2. books mailed out. 3. DVD mailed out. ...

1 -2. books mailed out.
3. DVD mailed out.
4-5. Piles of paper out of the dining room
6-9. Home-canned items that were no good.

I've got a box going to the thrift store, but that won't be...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-02-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,128
Posted By HydeParkB
Quote: Originally Posted by justamama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by justamama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14748549)
I'm in! I'm personally challenging myself...
Forum: September 2009   12-01-2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 25
  Poll: how many hours?
Views: 695
Posted By HydeParkB
Finn is sleeping from about 9 to 2. Then he'll...

Finn is sleeping from about 9 to 2. Then he'll get up around 3:30 and 5:30, and everybody is up at 7 a.m. I would like a longer stretch, but we're doing better than with DD#1.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-01-2009, 12:11 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 4,808
Posted By HydeParkB
Today I used up an arm roast and two bags of...

Today I used up an arm roast and two bags of stew vegetables from the freezer. Also finished off one container of brown rice. I am really trying to clear out stuff from the freezer and pantry.

1...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-30-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,128
Posted By HydeParkB
Okay, I'm in. It'll be hard, but I need some...

Okay, I'm in. It'll be hard, but I need some motivation. Especially with more stuff coming in for Christmas.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-20-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 4,808
Posted By HydeParkB
1 - Made a big pot of beans in the crockpot 2...

1 - Made a big pot of beans in the crockpot
2 - Lunch o' leftover, Dinner - Pancakes and bacon
3 - Lunch: pasta w/ bacon; Dinner: sausage, cheesy grits, spinach salad
4 - Dinner: Wild Rice Quiche...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-20-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By HydeParkB
Quote: Originally Posted by UberMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by UberMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14698697)
Dumb question - why are they lower now?...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-20-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,231
Posted By HydeParkB
*Put up heavier (less attractive) curtains in...

*Put up heavier (less attractive) curtains in the winter.
*Make fingerless gloves from wool sweater sleeves to keep comfortable on the computer.
*When showering, I pull up the tub drain. The warm...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-17-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 4,808
Posted By HydeParkB
1 - Made a big pot of beans in the crockpot 2...

1 - Made a big pot of beans in the crockpot
2 - Lunch o' leftover, Dinner - Pancakes and bacon
3 - Lunch: pasta w/ bacon; Dinner: sausage, cheesy grits, spinach salad
4 - Dinner: Wild Rice Quiche...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-15-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 4,808
Posted By HydeParkB
Quote: Originally Posted by akichan...

Quote:
Originally Posted by akichan http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14675601)
HydeParkB - can you post your granola recipe?...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-15-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 4,808
Posted By HydeParkB
1 - Made a big pot of beans in the crockpot 2...

1 - Made a big pot of beans in the crockpot
2 - Lunch o' leftover, Dinner - Pancakes and bacon
3 - Lunch: pasta w/ bacon; Dinner: sausage, cheesy grits, spinach salad
4 - Dinner: Wild Rice Quiche...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-13-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 4,808
Posted By HydeParkB
1 - Made a big pot of beans in the crockpot 2...

1 - Made a big pot of beans in the crockpot
2 - Lunch o' leftover, Dinner - Pancakes and bacon
3 - Lunch: pasta w/ bacon; Dinner: sausage, cheesy grits, spinach salad
4 - Dinner: Wild Rice Quiche...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-13-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,217
Posted By HydeParkB
I managed to get tio the thrift store yesterday...

I managed to get tio the thrift store yesterday with 4 bags of stuff. However, I came back with 4 dozen quart canning jars. Oh well, just need to find a good spot in the basement for them.

I am...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-10-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,217
Posted By HydeParkB
I better set some goals before the month is out!...

I better set some goals before the month is out! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif

1. Post 20 books to my swapping sites. 5/20 posted

2. Finish closet organization...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-08-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By HydeParkB
Here's one at Target:...

Here's one at Target: http://www.target.com/dp/B000IX5A9K/...8&frombrowse=0 (http://www.target.com/dp/B000IX5A9K/sr=1-9/ref=sr_1_9/175-7303254-3957558?_encoding=UTF8&frombrowse=0)
Forum: September 2009   11-07-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,274
Posted By HydeParkB
DD#1 hated the sling as a wee infant. At about 6...

DD#1 hated the sling as a wee infant. At about 6 or 8 months she liked the back carry. I've only tried DS once or twice. I think the padding is too constricting right now. He does like the Baby...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-06-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By HydeParkB
You might ask around to your (possibly...

You might ask around to your (possibly childless) friends and see if they have any potential craft supplies. Everything from stickers, old calenders, partial marker or crayon sets, paints, colored...
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