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Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-26-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By meandk0610
I started the thread and then forgot to update!!...

I started the thread and then forgot to update!!

I have a bad month. I bounced a check in the main account and got hit with the $35 fee. It almost happened again and I transferred money from...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-26-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By meandk0610
Does anyone know how to keep the liquid...

Does anyone know how to keep the liquid detergent from getting clumpy? I'm using a powder in my top-load HE machine and sometimes it doesn't dissolve all the way. I'd be willing to give liquid...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-06-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By meandk0610
a. Who you are - Sarah,...

a. Who you are - Sarah, homeschooling/homesteading divorced mom to dd(8). We work at an after school program during the week. 
b. Where you are going (your financial goals) and - Yikes! I'd just...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-06-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By meandk0610
This is a support thread to help you not spend...

This is a support thread to help you not spend your money. 
 
Everyone is welcome to join and you can start tracking your spending at any time. It doesn't have to be (insert appropriate date here)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-06-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By meandk0610
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Shakti77 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1398571/special-diets-on-a-budget#post_17585097)
 I'm wheat free,...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-06-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By meandk0610
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by SweetSilver http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1401487/how-to-get-eggs-cleaner#post_17622537)
 Are they for...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-06-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By meandk0610
Wow, Spiderpig, that's a lot of information and...

Wow, Spiderpig, that's a lot of information and encouragement! Thanks! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif
 
We are in Virginia, in the US. I know that churches around here will...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-04-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By meandk0610
Any tips on getting stains off of eggs? The...

Any tips on getting stains off of eggs? The chicken eggs are not bad but the ducks tend to lay kind of wherever they are, which frequently involves mud. I currently scrub all of the eggs with plain...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-04-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By meandk0610
Does anyone here sell at a farmers' market? How...

Does anyone here sell at a farmers' market? How did you get set up? What do you sell? How do you do transactions? Do you just do cash? How to do credit cards? Any experience trying to take food...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-04-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By meandk0610
Has anyone taken their hobby/family farm into a...

Has anyone taken their hobby/family farm into a business? I'm thinking of doing that so that I can deduct the cost of feed and housing/fencing expenses, but I'm a little leery of the gov't knowing...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-19-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By meandk0610
Why do you add the pillow case part? Do you...

Why do you add the pillow case part? Do you think it would work without it and just stitch up the cut sides of the liner part from the diaper? Anywhere I can cut out a step......
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-19-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By meandk0610
DD(8) eats raw broccoli and cauliflower, not...

DD(8) eats raw broccoli and cauliflower, not cooked.
 
She eats brussels sprouts sauteed in butter with salt and garlic powder.
 
We saute coleslaw mix in olive oil with tamari, garlic powder...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-28-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,074
Posted By meandk0610
a. Who you are:  Sarah, mom to dd(8). We...

a. Who you are:  Sarah, mom to dd(8). We homeschool and I work at a local after school child care program where I can take my daughter. We're also trying to have a hobby farm.

b. Where you are...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-28-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,116
Posted By meandk0610
I have a question. I thought that I would be...

I have a question. I thought that I would be paying on medical debt for years, but I am getting enough of a refund back that I will be paying it all off. The only debt I will have is a student loan....
Forum: Single Parenting   02-16-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By meandk0610
Another reason to file - you also may be...

Another reason to file - you also may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, which comes back as a refund.
 
The other posters are correct about child support not being an eligible expense....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-14-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 5,129
Posted By meandk0610
OK. So I'm slower than molasses...   about...

OK. So I'm slower than molasses...
 
about 40 pieces of paper and 6 catalogs. I think my previous post had about 15 items. We've pulled some of DD's old shoes to donate/trash, but I'll count them...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-13-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 5,129
Posted By meandk0610
slow out of the gate, but at least we've...

slow out of the gate, but at least we've started.
 
about 20 pieces of paper. dd is the artiste and we have drawn-on paper everywhere. i may stick with counting them each just to provide more...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,161
Posted By meandk0610
key:no spend -...

key:no spend - http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif     
budgeted spend - http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif       
over budget or not budgeted -...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-01-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,161
Posted By meandk0610
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by melissel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-01-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,161
Posted By meandk0610
a. Who you are:  Sarah, mom to dd(8). We...

a. Who you are:  Sarah, mom to dd(8). We homeschool and I work at a local after school child care program where I can take my daughter. We're also trying to have a hobby farm.

b. Where you are...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-01-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 5,129
Posted By meandk0610
Subbing. We always seem to grow new "things"...

Subbing. We always seem to grow new "things" quickly!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-20-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 2,796
Posted By meandk0610
key: no spend -...

key:
no spend - http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif     
budgeted spend - http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif       
over budget or not budgeted -...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-04-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 2,796
Posted By meandk0610
Quote:key:no spend -...

Quote:key:no spend - http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif     
budgeted spend - http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif       
over budget or not budgeted -...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-04-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 537
Posted By meandk0610
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pollyanna02 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1389411/getting-out-of-debt-in-september-2013/20#post_17476631)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-01-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 2,796
Posted By meandk0610
a. Who you are:  Sarah, mom to dd(8). We...

a. Who you are:  Sarah, mom to dd(8). We homeschool and I work at a local after school child care program where I can take my daughter. We're also trying to have a hobby farm.

b. Where you are...
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