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Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-31-2009, 04:08 PM
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Posted By absinthe
Speaking of buying co-ops, I think Frontier...

Speaking of buying co-ops, I think Frontier sells organic cheese powder.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-16-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,916
Posted By absinthe
Thanks for the updates everybody. Maybe I'll...

Thanks for the updates everybody. Maybe I'll email the woot guys.

Aja congrats on the new arrivals. They are gorgeous!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-16-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,916
Posted By absinthe
SD, have your seats arrived from woot yet? We...

SD, have your seats arrived from woot yet? We ordered one but it has been delayed apparently.
Forum: Caribbean   03-06-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,541
Posted By absinthe
I really loved Saint Maarten! I did not love the...

I really loved Saint Maarten! I did not love the Dominican Republic.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-04-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 266
Posted By absinthe
I had a 2005 Outback which I loved, and you...

I had a 2005 Outback which I loved, and you could fit three carseats across the back, but it was very difficult. I mean take the skin off of your knuckles buckling them in difficult. We didn't have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2009, 04:43 PM
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Posted By absinthe
Not that it would help in the winter, but more...

Not that it would help in the winter, but more long term, could you make the farmstead work harder for you? become a CSA, sell produce and eggs at a farmers market? Raise specialty produce for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-09-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By absinthe
I find the prices to be comparable, but I think...

I find the prices to be comparable, but I think Costco has much better business practices.
The selections are similar but not identical.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-06-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 4,241
Posted By absinthe
Feeling a little under the weather tonight, so I...

Feeling a little under the weather tonight, so I didn't make the pot stickers and stir-fry. I really wanted to order pizza, but instead I threw together cheese ravioli with vodka sauce. I did have...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-06-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 131,180
Posted By absinthe
Hi everyone! I have been following this thread...

Hi everyone! I have been following this thread for awhile but haven't jumped in until now. I am a poly, pagan, bi, mom of two married to an incredible man who is mostly monogamous by nature, but is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-06-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 4,241
Posted By absinthe
So far so good! We all ate leftovers for dinner...

So far so good! We all ate leftovers for dinner last night. Everyone had something different, and we used up a bunch of odds and ends from the fridge. Lucky me I got the leftover lobster bisque!
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-05-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 4,241
Posted By absinthe
So far so good! Five days into the month and we...

So far so good! Five days into the month and we haven't been to the grocery store at all. Friends came for the weekend and I was able to use up 3lbs. of chicken breast from the freezer, two jars of...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-02-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,311
Posted By absinthe
Ooh I'm in!!! Decluttering was a new year's...

Ooh I'm in!!! Decluttering was a new year's resolution for us this year. Sounds like a great way to start.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 4,241
Posted By absinthe
Tonight we are making home made pizzas. The...

Tonight we are making home made pizzas. The dough is in the machine and I'm off to chop veggies!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 4,241
Posted By absinthe
I'm in too! Mostly I need to rotate through what...

I'm in too! Mostly I need to rotate through what I have stockpiled, but a lower grocery bill right after christmas would be good too.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-17-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 543
Posted By absinthe
Quote: Originally Posted by tinybutterfly...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tinybutterfly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12807284)

P.S. When I DO bake I have to have...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-17-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 304
Posted By absinthe
I never used snow tires before, and never needed...

I never used snow tires before, and never needed them even though I live way high up in the rockies. My driveway is an abomination, native coloradans won't visit me in the winter because of my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-16-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,555
Posted By absinthe
We don't live there anymore. We live in the...

We don't live there anymore. We live in the beautiful mountains of colorado now. But I miss that funky little community. We actually lived in a rented apt. in College Park, but we house shopped in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-15-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,555
Posted By absinthe
Wildmonkeys, was your first home in the...

Wildmonkeys, was your first home in the Greenbelt co-operative community by chance?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-15-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,737
Posted By absinthe
I second the awesome thrift store thing! We used...

I second the awesome thrift store thing! We used to live in a very high COL area (wash. D.C.) and got great thrift. Now we live in a medium COL area where more people struggle, and the thrift is...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-15-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 136
Posted By absinthe
What about one of these? ...

What about one of these?
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_?u...ournal&x=0&y=0...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-12-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 504
Posted By absinthe
I would definately call and ask for a manager....

I would definately call and ask for a manager. Tell them that you need pricing on a bulk order. Don't skip the independent stores. They may be more competitive than you think. Skip the employees and...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-11-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By absinthe
Could you tell him that you will be purchasing a...

Could you tell him that you will be purchasing a suitable carseat and that she will not be going with him until you are reimbursed? I certainly would have difficulty trusting him.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-11-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,789
Posted By absinthe
If you have a real tree, just not trimming the...

If you have a real tree, just not trimming the lower branches up so high can make a difference in how big your "pile" looks. It can make watering difficult though.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-11-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By absinthe
I have a similar sort of antique table. It...

I have a similar sort of antique table. It belonged to my grandmother. I cover mine with a big piece of mexican oilcloth. Beautiful, wipeable and no yucky fumes. You can buy it online quite cheaply.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-11-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,202
Posted By absinthe
Have you checked out Sierra Trading Post for...

Have you checked out Sierra Trading Post for boots? Great deals and great brands too.
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