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Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-05-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,674
Posted By orangemomma
zebra15 - the post office ugh! Good luck with...

zebra15 - the post office ugh! Good luck with that.

Donated - 4 toys, 1 piece of baby gear, 5 magazines, 1 pr ice skates, 13 clothing items

Recycled - 3 bags full of plastic bags

Trashed -...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-15-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,384
Posted By orangemomma
I was able to pay off an old tax bill today -...

I was able to pay off an old tax bill today - $926 worth! Phew. There's so much more to pay off still to get current - but I am working it.

mamapigeon - glad you are happy !
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-31-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,384
Posted By orangemomma
mamapigeon - sorry to hear that. Hope that you...

mamapigeon - sorry to hear that. Hope that you have found a way to get a bit more money coming in.

I was able to pay extra on only one bill this month. I put an extra $94 on one of my student...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-30-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,384
Posted By orangemomma
Goal of funding my baby EF to $500 achieved...

Goal of funding my baby EF to $500 achieved today! I am thrilled.

I had a plan for next month to get current on a few lagging bills One of my jobs is per diem so I signed up for a bunch of shifts...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-21-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,384
Posted By orangemomma
Posting my goals for this fall for...

Posting my goals for this fall for accountability.

Get my baby emergency fund up to $500 by the end of this month. I am going to leave it at $500 once it reaches that point. I found a good spot to...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-09-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,674
Posted By orangemomma
I spent this last weekend cleaning out a...

I spent this last weekend cleaning out a closet/under the stairs space. (Think harry potter's under the cupboard bedroom). I took 6 large trash bags to the dump. Got down on my hands and knees and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-26-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,384
Posted By orangemomma
SpiralChrissy and @kindofcrunchy - way to go !!...

SpiralChrissy and @kindofcrunchy - way to go !! YAY !!
Forum: Site Help   08-26-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By orangemomma
I second this. The non-enhanced mobile view has...

I second this. The non-enhanced mobile view has no formatting, I can't log in to read my threads that I subscribe to. When I click the menu bar - nothing helpful happens - it just shifts around the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-07-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,384
Posted By orangemomma
Seeking suggestions- Where do you all "hide"...

Seeking suggestions-
Where do you all "hide" your baby emergency fund from yourself?
I have tried a box in the back of the closet and my savings account at my bank. Neither of these have been...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-05-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By orangemomma
happy-mama- yay for you! Thats a hard one for me...

happy-mama- yay for you! Thats a hard one for me as well - getting the books back before the due dates.
Last evening I went to the laundromat- got a free load- thus saved $2.75. Every little bit...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-03-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By orangemomma
My DD was given some hand-me-downs. Yay! One...

My DD was given some hand-me-downs. Yay!
One dress needed its buttons replaced but I had nothing the right size or color. Yesterday I was gifted a small tin of buttons- the size I needed was within...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-29-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,674
Posted By orangemomma
Donated - 47 cd cases, 4 plants, 1 file folder, 1...

Donated - 47 cd cases, 4 plants, 1 file folder, 1 candle holder

Recycled - 1 tricycle, 2 bags of plastic bags

Returned - 1 piece of tupperware to it's owner

Trashed - 2 sets of fairy lights,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-08-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,384
Posted By orangemomma
So I totally blew it with my budget these past 2...

So I totally blew it with my budget these past 2 weeks. I did not use credit cards but I did spend money that should have been for bills on "fun" things. I have trouble saying no to my kids...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-29-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,384
Posted By orangemomma
I am on pre-baby step 1. Still, after all of this...

I am on pre-baby step 1. Still, after all of this time.

I do a budget every 2 weeks - as that is the frequency that I get paid. I am not perfect at it but have gotten better over the last two...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-21-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,384
Posted By orangemomma
@kindofcrunchy - thanks for putting this up! ...

@kindofcrunchy - thanks for putting this up! Will be back soon to post my goals/update.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-20-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,005
Posted By orangemomma
I am around. I would be up for a new thread!

I am around. I would be up for a new thread!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-10-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,674
Posted By orangemomma
IsaFrench- I have one like that too! I wash and...

IsaFrench- I have one like that too! I wash and fold and try to hide away a pile of too small clothing but invariably she finds them and tries to wear them again. Or cries because they are so pretty...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-24-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,674
Posted By orangemomma
I have been keeping track in a notebook - but...

I have been keeping track in a notebook - but this is the first time I have remembered to post here.

Donated: 40 clothing items - mostly kids things

Recycled: 1 broken water bottle, 4 bags of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-02-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 829
Posted By orangemomma
Thanks meowmix for the new thread! I hope things...

Thanks meowmix for the new thread! I hope things are better for you and DH soon. Glad you are liking the new job still.
I just worked 19 days in a row. Today is a day off. Woot!
So far my...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-30-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,309
Posted By orangemomma
Ooo exciting mariamadly !!

Ooo exciting mariamadly !!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-08-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,309
Posted By orangemomma
Today - worked a full day. Now I must run around...

Today - worked a full day. Now I must run around getting last minute items for teenager who leaves tomorrow for 12 weeks in Europe. To his credit, he is mostly packed already. I have to get some...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-01-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,309
Posted By orangemomma
So, um, I dont know what happened to me and the...

So, um, I dont know what happened to me and the month of February. Accomplishments from the last two weeks that I can remember are:
Getting my student loan out of default status. Passing the 30 day...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-11-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,186
Posted By orangemomma
I cant remember when I last posted. Working my...

I cant remember when I last posted. Working my 11th day straight with some of the days being double shifts. Ack! I do have this weekend off - thinking of counting down the hours until it starts :-) ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-05-2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,186
Posted By orangemomma
happyhermit - hope your son enjoys the guitar...

happyhermit - hope your son enjoys the guitar lessons. meowmix - sorry the new job is dragging a bit. Hope your boss feels better soon and gets in there to finish up your training.
mariamadly- I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-03-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,186
Posted By orangemomma
Thanks newmamalizzy! We will get through it. The...

Thanks newmamalizzy! We will get through it. The hardest parts are not knowing whats wrong with DP and trying to keep 4 year old from worrying too much.
Today so far- up early to do dishes and tidy...
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