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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,597
Posted By Paxjourney
Total freak out here. Money is tight right now...

Total freak out here. Money is tight right now with some large bills we are trying to pay and new tires needed on a vehicle.
I've been taking knitting and crochet custom orders and anything that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 01:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 106
Posted By Paxjourney
2 Week no Spend.

:nerd: I got my husband on board for a 2 week no spend challenge. We determined that we would spend money on gas and milk but that is it.
We've also decided to switch cars. My car gets about 37mpg...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-27-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Paxjourney
I'm sort of in the same boat. I homeschool and...

I'm sort of in the same boat. I homeschool and my kids are 11.5yr and 8. The 11.5 yr old is in a program similar to a charter school and is only homeschooled part of the time. Both kids take part in...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-27-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,640
Posted By Paxjourney
I've been a SAHM mostly for the last 13 yrs. We...

I've been a SAHM mostly for the last 13 yrs. We made the choice to pull our oldest out of public school 4 yrs ago and to homeschool which for our family has been wonderful. It has though extended my...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-27-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,060
Posted By Paxjourney
I hope school my children but when my oldest was...

I hope school my children but when my oldest was attending public school I worked full time as a nurse in a doctors office. For a nursing job it was very school schedule friendly with the exception...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-27-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,379
Posted By Paxjourney
Awesome! Husband and I are doing a no spend...

Awesome!
Husband and I are doing a no spend January. We usually budget to eat out as a family 3 times and do one monthly date night with a sitter. Also other "fun" spending (coffees out, movie...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-27-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,007
Posted By Paxjourney
I agree with what one post wrote regarding...

I agree with what one post wrote regarding DIBELS I don't personally think it is an appropriate gage of reading ability. One of the requirements for k-1 is the ability to read nonsense words such as...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-27-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By Paxjourney
It depends on the season. Our Fall schedule was...

It depends on the season. Our Fall schedule was really busy and over scheduled. I usually just try and "protect" our mornings 3-4 days a week. I try not to commit to activities during that time,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-27-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By Paxjourney
Totally do-able. When we started homeschooling...

Totally do-able.
When we started homeschooling we lived in a 840sq ft apartment. It was advertised as 900sq ft but the extra 50-60 sq ft was totally unusable entry way. :/
 
I turned the hall...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-26-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Paxjourney
I think this is a great idea!

I think this is a great idea!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-26-2013, 01:05 PM
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Views: 9,162
Posted By Paxjourney
I'm looking forward to joining 2014 in 2014

I'm looking forward to joining 2014 in 2014
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-26-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 26,265
Posted By Paxjourney
Deep cleaned the main bathroom. Having a coffee...

Deep cleaned the main bathroom. Having a coffee and knit break. Next step is to do the mountain of dishes, clean the counter tops, sweep the floor and mop the kitchen.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-23-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By Paxjourney
My husband and I are taking part in no-spend...

My husband and I are taking part in no-spend January. Our Christmas was paid for in cash (as has every Christmas been for the last 13yrs). We do have debt and our goal is to pay off our truck by...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-20-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,933
Posted By Paxjourney
Ladies I've edited the title of this thread. :) ...

Ladies I've edited the title of this thread. :)
 
My husband got 2 deer this hunting season so our freezer is stocked with venison.
 
Meal tonight is Venison black bean burgers. home canned...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-18-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,933
Posted By Paxjourney
How is everyone doing? Sorry to be MIA, I took a...

How is everyone doing? Sorry to be MIA, I took a bit of an online break. Hope everyone is going well with the pantry challenge. We've been plowing through. The kids have really dug into what we had...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-14-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,933
Posted By Paxjourney
Dh started sprouting lentils for the chickens so...

Dh started sprouting lentils for the chickens so that should use up some. I sneak them into a lot of our food too.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-14-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,933
Posted By Paxjourney
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by justmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390527/fall-pantry-challenge-2013/60#post_17484439)
  
Anyone...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-14-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,933
Posted By Paxjourney
Sunday was meatballs and pasta with red sauce ...

Sunday was meatballs and pasta with red sauce
 
Monday: B: cereal
L. Chicken and mashed potatoes
D: Turkey shepards pie
* I cooked up the last of the 10lb bag of potatoes. I had enough for the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-09-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,933
Posted By Paxjourney
I don't remember what I planned for tonight but...

I don't remember what I planned for tonight but we are having Chicken soup that DH canned up a couple of months ago. Pasta from the pantry and corn bread muffins (mix in the pantry) I also took out...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-07-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,933
Posted By Paxjourney
Tuesday: B: Cereal or Oatmeal L: yogurt...

Tuesday:
B: Cereal or Oatmeal
L: yogurt parfait. We are down to the flavors the kids wanted me to buy but don't really like. So a layer of cherios and a sprinkle of choc. chips and they love it....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-05-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,933
Posted By Paxjourney
Anyone is welcome to join at anytime :).   ...

Anyone is welcome to join at anytime :).
 
Justmama, I look forward to checking that site out.
 
Zebra15, I totally understand. A lot of my family is feeling the shut down. My sister's husband...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-05-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 965
Posted By Paxjourney
The most trivial thing but last month I was so...

The most trivial thing but last month I was so excited that I paid off a credit card, until the bill came in the mail this week. It seems I transposed the numbers so I paid it all of but $10 and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-05-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,933
Posted By Paxjourney
Meal plan for the week: Saturday: B:...

Meal plan for the week:
Saturday:
B: Cinnamon bread
L: Yogurt, Sandwiches, soup
D: Going out to celebrate a birthday.
 
Sunday:
B: Oatmeal with dry fruit
L: Breakfast burritos with almond...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-05-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Paxjourney
3 yrs ago we moved and had a house payment and a...

3 yrs ago we moved and had a house payment and a rent payment due. Add to the fact that our apartment complex didn't have laundry services I decided to wash some clothes by hand. I purchased a rapid...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-02-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 2,999
Posted By Paxjourney
Hi! I'm Pax, homeschooling mother of 2. We live...

Hi! I'm Pax, homeschooling mother of 2. We live in a medium size city surrounded by farmland.  Our financial goals are to build savings and pay off debt. 3 yrs ago DH took a job 5 hours away from...
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