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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-04-2016, 12:00 PM
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You know I got you, justmama. Gettng to do...

You know I got you, justmama.

Gettng to do a true grocery shop this weekend. Feels like winning the lotto lol. Also, hubby has some overtime and we have sketched out plans for our tax return.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-29-2016, 06:48 PM
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Hugs, Mylie. You are in my thoughts. ...

Hugs, Mylie. You are in my thoughts.

Weve been utilizing the y a lot too. I need some workout clothes so I can do more (only pants I have are jeans lol). We will still probably ger a pool...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-26-2016, 01:51 PM
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Hi ladies. Havent been on a while. Things have...

Hi ladies. Havent been on a while. Things have been pretty much the same.

Weve started doing weekly grocery shops rather than a big monthly trip. Our budget has stayed the same but we arent...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2016, 12:15 PM
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Getting down to the mother hubbard again. Made a...

Getting down to the mother hubbard again. Made a delicious soup last night.. bacon we got on sale for a dollar, potatoes, corn from summer, and corn stock. Have a french toast casserole sitting in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-16-2016, 01:31 PM
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Gratefuls- Mortgage paid. Food in fridge. ...

Gratefuls- Mortgage paid. Food in fridge. Looking into joining our local y, filling out forms for scholarship info now. We will get to fill out our tax info this next week.

Nothing too...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-11-2016, 02:04 AM
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Getting frugal in the kitchen. Making hubby a...

Getting frugal in the kitchen. Making hubby a breakfast smoothie with random bits from the house. Also pulled a few things together for a soup. Froze extra rice I made this weekend.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-09-2016, 05:51 PM
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Hugs to everyone struggling. Things are slowly...

Hugs to everyone struggling. Things are slowly getting better here. We switched health ins, premiums are now 1/4 what they were. And taxes will help in the next month or so, paying down the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-04-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,895
Posted By happyhats
We sold a lot last year. Im not sure qe have...

We sold a lot last year. Im not sure qe have anything else left of resale value. Instead we will be trying to lower a few bills this year.

Getting back into the swing of scratch cooking. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-01-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 92
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Posted By happyhats
Hi ladies. It looks like we are all making...

Hi ladies. It looks like we are all making similar goals. Im already feeling "lighter".

Of course my finances aren't suddenly better lol. Did an aldi run yesterday and will hit a mom and pop...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-28-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,119
Posted By happyhats
Most of Christmas decor is put up. I will keep...

Most of Christmas decor is put up. I will keep tree up til new years. There are a few things in the basement the kids used, but the basement has been wet so that will wait. Its just cheap garland...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-28-2015, 10:58 PM
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Zebra- right where Im at! My focus word for 2016...

Zebra- right where Im at! My focus word for 2016 is RELAX. Relax my expectations, esp on myself.

Our ham yielded a casle for today, seven 2 cup portions, and carcass for ham and beans. Cant...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-28-2015, 12:07 PM
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Posted By happyhats
Braved the basement to organize and purge toys in...

Braved the basement to organize and purge toys in peace. Still more to do after it dries out but its much better. Finishing last of Christmas foos finally and baking a ham tonight. This is grocery...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-26-2015, 11:41 PM
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Views: 47,037
Posted By happyhats
Decorations still up here. Figure i will enjoy...

Decorations still up here. Figure i will enjoy them til the 1st or so. But i have deep cleaned the house and put away most of the avalanche of presents. We still need to pick up toys but the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-24-2015, 12:12 PM
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Views: 4,119
Posted By happyhats
Movies. Cookies. Pie. We get to go to see a...

Movies. Cookies. Pie. We get to go to see a big Christmas light display because my sister got free passes
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-22-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 79
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Posted By happyhats
Gifts are wrapped. Neighbor gifts passed out. ...

Gifts are wrapped. Neighbor gifts passed out. Hubbys gifts all bought. Now just nes to buy potluck food and pick up frame. I was hoping to get some pictures printed for my grandpa too but my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-21-2015, 04:41 PM
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Posted By happyhats
Almost here! Kids birthday hoopla over. Now...

Almost here! Kids birthday hoopla over. Now last min things to finish up for big day.

Make potato salad, buy veggie and relish tray fixings for Christmas dinner

Wrap santa gifts

Pass...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-21-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 47,037
Posted By happyhats
Gratefuls- Chai-yummy treat every morning. ...

Gratefuls-

Chai-yummy treat every morning. Have coupons for 2 more.

Excedrin and tums-been experiencing migraines past two days

My husband took care of some bill stress. It was just...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-17-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 47,037
Posted By happyhats
Any word sillysapling? Anxiety is getting...

Any word sillysapling?

Anxiety is getting the best of me today. Feeling like a failure. So here is my grateful list-

Kids will have good birthdays and Christmas

We wont lose our home (even...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-17-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,119
Posted By happyhats
One birthday down. Friday is my dds 7th birthday....

One birthday down. Friday is my dds 7th birthday. We have a day planned out already. Have dinner for Christmas planned- we are responsible for potato salad and a veggie tray. Also need to buy a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-16-2015, 08:15 PM
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Views: 47,037
Posted By happyhats
Oh god. Seriously praying hard. Im ready...

Oh god. Seriously praying hard.

Im ready for january.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-16-2015, 11:49 AM
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Posted By happyhats
Its ds 5th birthday. Dd is turning 7 Friday. We...

Its ds 5th birthday. Dd is turning 7 Friday. We are making a box cake. They got presents from their uncle today and fish tanks from us. We will get bettas or goldfish tonight (their choice). ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-14-2015, 07:21 PM
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Views: 47,037
Posted By happyhats
Oh honey! You have my sympathy. My husband does...

Oh honey! You have my sympathy. My husband does similar things occasionally.

Tried our hand at baking today. Yummy enough for santa, lol, but not gift worthy. I have some chai latte...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-13-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 47,037
Posted By happyhats
Congrats averysmom! This months budger has...

Congrats averysmom!

This months budger has been absolutely awful. One catastrophe after another. Could only pay partial phone bill. And now we will be behind on mortgage as well.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-10-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,119
Posted By happyhats
Recieved angel tree gift today. Took a while to...

Recieved angel tree gift today. Took a while to ship, glad I ordered it when i did.

Decided to diy the gingerbread houses this year. I have the supplies for icing. I have some hard candies,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-08-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 47,037
Posted By happyhats
Hows everyone doing? Trying to stay positive but...

Hows everyone doing? Trying to stay positive but money is very tight. At least Christmas is done for kids and family. But juggling the bills, dealing with grocery budget, and all the many...
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