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Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-06-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By MeghansDad
we have the fisher price model and it has taken...

we have the fisher price model and it has taken a beating and still works like day one. kids love it! and water resistant too
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   09-01-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By MeghansDad
thats a great idea on the plastic bag. Those...

thats a great idea on the plastic bag. Those bags can be had at any farm store from grains they sell in bulk or along those lines are the really big blue IKEA shopping bags.
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   08-26-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By MeghansDad
Plastic totes work great and are easy to move...

Plastic totes work great and are easy to move around.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-26-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 499
Posted By MeghansDad
Important warranties with receipts go into our...

Important warranties with receipts go into our safe deposit box. I know it may sound extreme but we know right where they are if we need them.

Home Tax deductable receipts go into a zipped...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-18-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By MeghansDad
we use them and they are great! Keep whats...

we use them and they are great! Keep whats inside fresh and ready to use
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-20-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By MeghansDad
Be careful with any bleach products. stains our...

Be careful with any bleach products. stains our tub brown for a few days but then it goes away.

I will try the barkeepers friend. thanks for the tip
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-20-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,164
Posted By MeghansDad
I use scottrade and fund it using Moneydirect....

I use scottrade and fund it using Moneydirect. You are correct, any money put into your account can be used same day to buy stocks over $4. Once the funds become unrestricted (3rd biz day after...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-26-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,554
Posted By MeghansDad
We had our home number ported to a cellphone....

We had our home number ported to a cellphone. $40.00 (att) vs. $10.00 (sprint 3rd line).

Also we are looking over switching our electricity from flat Kwh rate to peak /off peak rates. It is way...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-29-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By MeghansDad
i use our CP for cooking alot of things and the...

i use our CP for cooking alot of things and the recipe books are loaded with things to make.

I recently roasted a chicken and it came out fabulous
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-21-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By MeghansDad
their website says "we buy green energy credits...

their website says "we buy green energy credits to match 100% of the electricity required to make each and every bag of SunChips® snacks"
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-21-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By MeghansDad
we use them and they work just fine on the...

we use them and they work just fine on the softening. A bit of the clunking sound inside the dryer but its not terrible.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-21-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By MeghansDad
I dont use a VoIP but we have heard great things...

I dont use a VoIP but we have heard great things about the magic jack system. Cant beat the price and its nice that they seem to have quite a few area codes available to use ( if that matters to you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-14-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 604
Posted By MeghansDad
Our landline number will be ported to a cell...

Our landline number will be ported to a cell phone on friday. Our home phone offered no different services than our cellphones and cost us $40.00 a month. Why pay for duplicate services in your...
Forum: Dads   01-14-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,140
Posted By MeghansDad
we do arts and crafts, building blocks, reading,...

we do arts and crafts, building blocks, reading, ect.... i dont think its so much what you do as its more about the time spent.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-10-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 783
Views: 13,051
Posted By MeghansDad
Im in,but i have to start from yesterday 1/9 ...

Im in,but i have to start from yesterday 1/9

1/9 - no spend & no drive
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-09-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By MeghansDad
Quote: Originally Posted by Mama2Xander...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mama2Xander http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12951372)
iPhoto...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-09-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 4,886
Posted By MeghansDad
i am involved in the never ending basement...

i am involved in the never ending basement challenge. I swear it multiplies when the lights are off down there.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-09-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By MeghansDad
my wife uses a scrapbooking program names Memory...

my wife uses a scrapbooking program names Memory Manager to store all our pictures and then they are backed up via Carbonite.
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-08-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By MeghansDad
i guess it would work but it may add somekind of...

i guess it would work but it may add somekind of "dryer flavor" to the nuts. Also it wold use alot more electricity that a table top food dryer.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-24-2008, 02:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,913
Posted By MeghansDad
We will try and hold out till November but if we...

We will try and hold out till November but if we can make it to Thanksgiving that would be great.

We also have new windows for this coming winter and are trying to see just how well the windows...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-10-2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By MeghansDad
We have had success with Natures Miracle also....

We have had success with Natures Miracle also. Sometimes it takes a few applications but it should make a difference
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   08-07-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By MeghansDad
What is so wrong with expecting a HFS to be...

What is so wrong with expecting a HFS to be aware and able to handle things when i customer wants to bring their own containers in to use in the bulk isle?

I go in to the store and head right for...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-18-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By MeghansDad
after a quick search for Solar panels in Seattle...

after a quick search for Solar panels in Seattle i found a few companies that you can contact.

If i was ready to buy now I would. The federal gov is going to withdraw fed credits for solar panel...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-03-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By MeghansDad
wrap that water heater up...

wrap that water heater up http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/treehugger.gif:. Water heater wraps are probably the most cost effective measure out of all the energy conservation measures....
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-03-2008, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By MeghansDad
toothpaste, not the gel kind, regular white...

toothpaste, not the gel kind, regular white paste and an old toothbrush. just like brushing your teeth, then wipe off. and the icky stuff should be gone.
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