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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-17-2015, 12:37 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Still plugging along here using up stuff. I...

Still plugging along here using up stuff. I cleaned out my pantry to see what I have that is still good - ended up tossing a lot of stuff because it was too old / gone bad.


I have a ton of mac...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-09-2015, 11:27 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Last night's dinner used up a couple of things -...

Last night's dinner used up a couple of things - dd had a can of soup, and I had fish {from the freezer} along with a single box of odd mac & cheese {pantry}.


Tonight's dinner will be spaghetti...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-06-2015, 01:01 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Yesterday was so-so. We had eggs & biscuits for...

Yesterday was so-so. We had eggs & biscuits for breakfast, but fudged on dinner. DD had a T dinner, and I had soup with a grilled cheese.


Today so far is hamburgers & fries for lunch. Dinner...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-03-2015, 05:00 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
I doubt it - she doesn't like savory drinks very...

I doubt it - she doesn't like savory drinks very much. I will try the honey & lemon in hot water - that she may go for.






Today has been so-so on pantry use-up. Made waffles using...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2015, 01:39 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Does anyone have ideas for hot drinks that aren't...

Does anyone have ideas for hot drinks that aren't tea based? We are drinking a lot of hot / warm drinks to help stay warm {our heat isn't that great} but dd can't drink tea in the evenings or she has...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-01-2015, 11:14 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Ended up having turkey for both lunch & dinner....

Ended up having turkey for both lunch & dinner. I've got the carcass cooking with water in the crockpot overnight tonight - if the broth turns out good, then I will make some kind of turkey soup...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-01-2015, 04:03 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
I agree Satori - aren't they supposed to give you...

I agree Satori - aren't they supposed to give you 30 days notice of increases in rent?


Sillysapling - I hope you are able to find a great job soon


Wolfcat - that stinks about the check...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-01-2015, 10:44 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
So far I am off to a good start. Breakfast today...

So far I am off to a good start. Breakfast today was toasted bagels {out of the freezer that have been there since spring when the store discontinued the freshness policy}, with butter & jam and hot...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2014, 05:20 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Well, you are free to make your own rules. Maybe...

Well, you are free to make your own rules. Maybe you want to set an reasonable amount each week to cover produce?


I know for us, I'm not budgeting for it as I won't have it to spend - we are in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-26-2014, 08:12 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
January Pantry Challenge?

Would anyone else care to join me in a Pantry Challenge in January? I am going to be doing one to clean out our pantry stockpile & as a way of not spending as our grocery budget will be quite small...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-25-2014, 11:36 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Merry Christmas everyone! Making Christmas dinner...

Merry Christmas everyone! Making Christmas dinner here - turkey with the fixings & chess pie for dessert.




Doing okay here. Things are tight, but we are okay and that is what matters....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-15-2014, 10:31 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Sillysapling - I totally agree about the ACA. I...

Sillysapling - I totally agree about the ACA. I am in a gap state too.


Crazyms - Glad to hear the land situation got straightened out. WTG on finishing your Christmas shopping. I am not done...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-12-2014, 06:01 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Crazyms - hope you are able to get the land...

Crazyms - hope you are able to get the land situation sorted out soon & things calm down for you. I'm in the same boat - no body to leave dd with at all. I haven't been apart from her for over a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-09-2014, 08:00 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Zebra - I am going a pantry challenge too. Trying...

Zebra - I am going a pantry challenge too. Trying to stretch my FS as I know we will have a gap for January {it was either take a gap of a couple of weeks, or get docked $50 a month for 6 months as I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-02-2014, 06:19 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Happy late Thanksgiving mamas! Thanksgiving was...

Happy late Thanksgiving mamas! Thanksgiving was good here - we stayed home & I cooked.


Wolfcat - I totally agree with you. My only holdback is that you should have some in your own savings,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-22-2014, 03:21 PM
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Views: 15,165
Posted By frugalmama
Had to come share my score for today! A local...

Had to come share my score for today! A local homeschool mama was selling her son's loft bed, as he was wanting something new. My dd has wanted a loft bed for close to a year now, and at $45...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-19-2014, 07:11 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
I might could sell the house {it's paid for}, but...

I might could sell the house {it's paid for}, but it wouldn't gain us any big savings & it would mean tearing dd away from her 2 best friends {she doesn't make friends easily}. The lowest rent here...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-19-2014, 05:17 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
I'm toast. Just lost my decent gig selling...

I'm toast. Just lost my decent gig selling sweaters, at least for a while. Probably for good - the gal who runs that business is pregant with twins & scaling back.

I've got a bunch of cc debt...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-18-2014, 04:54 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Sillysapling - Yep, just use it until the balance...

Sillysapling - Yep, just use it until the balance is zero, then toss. Or I tend to stick them in my drawer to use for messy pan scrapers :)

Just got a disconnect for the electric bill here. Due by...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-16-2014, 05:55 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Justmama - Totally understand not moving then....

Justmama - Totally understand not moving then. The only reason the economy is decent here is the military & oilfield. We are trying to use up the food we have too for the most part. I've been...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-13-2014, 09:44 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Wolfcat - sorry to hear about the money / repair...

Wolfcat - sorry to hear about the money / repair issues. I know it's hard when you are trying to get ahead. I am in the same boat on winter stuff pretty much. Been wearing the same ones for 4 years...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-12-2014, 12:09 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
SillySapling - I would hate that too. Could you...

SillySapling - I would hate that too. Could you tough it out through the holidays though? I know a lot of places let folks go in January, and I wouldn't want to have picked the wrong place to stay...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-09-2014, 11:18 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Mamarhu - that suxs about the deductable. And the...

Mamarhu - that suxs about the deductable. And the repairs - I wouldn't pay unless it's something you directly caused like a toy in the drain or something. But check your lease to be sure.

Crazyms...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-06-2014, 10:01 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Hugs to all those dealing with asthma med issues....

Hugs to all those dealing with asthma med issues. I've been there too. Medicaid will cover my preventative meds {advair diskus}, but not the inhaler I use {Maxair}, no matter how much my Dr tries to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-05-2014, 02:38 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Happyhats - I'm in the same ethical dilemma too....

Happyhats - I'm in the same ethical dilemma too. I have plenty of pantry staples type food put back, but we can't afford stuff like fresh produce. Used to be able to, but then the store changed how...
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