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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-29-2015, 07:25 PM
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Posted By *green*faery*
Hi, I am in Bellingham! We moved here last fall...

Hi, I am in Bellingham! We moved here last fall from Ca. I am expecting my 4th baby in Oct. and will be using the same midwives! My 3 boys are 9, almost 7, and almost 3. How are you liking Bellingham?
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-30-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By *green*faery*
Cutting gluten and dairy

Hi, is anyone here GF & DF while also being vegetarian? We will still eat eggs but I'm trying to figure out how to meal plan and what to eat. If I just eat carbs (like say GF pasta with veggies) I...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-27-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By *green*faery*
I am pregnant with my 4th. My 1st labor was at a...

I am pregnant with my 4th. My 1st labor was at a hospital "birthing center", I ended up getting induced but took nothing for pain. The labor was only 8 hours, but it sucked. I was screaming at every...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-18-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By *green*faery*
grilled cheese and tomato bell pepper soup (I get...

grilled cheese and tomato bell pepper soup (I get it from Costco or Trader Joes to have as back up meals)

Burritos. I cook and freeze beans and often have other Mexican style fixings at home so it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 732
Posted By *green*faery*
I've always wanted to do one of these challenges,...

I've always wanted to do one of these challenges, but how do you get by without fresh produce? We do use frozen produce also but even going a week without buying produce is difficult. Any advice? We...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By *green*faery*
Thanks, so my husband has wanted to open a card...

Thanks, so my husband has wanted to open a card that has frequent flyer miles kind of thing. We would pay it off monthly. If Im not mistaken when you 1st open a credit card it dings your credit a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-28-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By *green*faery*
What is the best way to raise your credit score?

We want to buy a house in the next year or two. My husband and I each have 1 credit card that we pay off each month (it's mainly used for gas). Our scores are decent, 675 or so but we would like to...
Forum: Meal Planning   12-27-2014, 10:35 PM
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Views: 71,392
Posted By *green*faery*
We had homemade pizza too! I threw the dough...

We had homemade pizza too! I threw the dough together this morning and my kids helped make the pizzas. We also had a salad. With the extra dough I made some breakfast calzones to freeze for my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-20-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By *green*faery*
Can you recommend a book on money management?

Hi, my niece recently got a decent job and will be moving out on her own. She is also getting married this summer and I would like to get her a book on money management and budgeting. Any...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-03-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By *green*faery*
Frisbees would have been a great party gift! ...

Frisbees would have been a great party gift!

Thanks for the ideas. I am realizing now that the main problem is I invite WAY too many people!! We homeschool, so birthdays end up being an excuse to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-03-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By *green*faery*
It really varies...

I think it depends on a lot of factors. Do you know how much you spend on food? And by non-fixed expenses do you mean clothing, car repair, hair cut, birthdays, etc? We live in a HCL area and that...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   06-02-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,000
Posted By *green*faery*
:)

Burritos and nachos? That's what makes me gain weight:)

I personally would not do cows milk, but if you were not opposed I would maybe add yogurt to her diet. Super powered smoothies if she will...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By *green*faery*
((((hugs))))

I'm so sorry, it sounds very frustrating. Reminds me of the 25lbs I lost and then gained back. I tried so hard and did so well just to have to start over again! Take care of yourself and your babies!...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-24-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By *green*faery*
Hi! My son is turning 6 and we are having a...

Hi! My son is turning 6 and we are having a birthday party for him at a local State Park. I'm trying to keep it simple and not spend too much but it is challenging. The site is free, we are going to...
Forum: Family Planning   04-20-2014, 09:44 PM
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Views: 142,939
Posted By *green*faery*
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-02-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,810
Posted By *green*faery*
a. Who you are- I am Erin, homeschooling mama to...

a. Who you are- I am Erin, homeschooling mama to 3 boys (20mo, 5y & 8y), DH works a lot and I work 1 day a week cleaning houses
 
b. Where you are going (your financial goals)- To stay within our...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-26-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,859
Posted By *green*faery*
Last night we picked up burritos for...

Last night we picked up burritos for dinner....not in my eating plan & not in my budget, but one less sink full of dishes to do! We did good all month & didn't eat out at all until now. I think at...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-24-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,859
Posted By *green*faery*
We have spent our whole grocery budget and there...

We have spent our whole grocery budget and there is one week left in the month. We wouldn't starve if we didn't buy any groceries for a week but we would be out of all produce. I'm going to make a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,859
Posted By *green*faery*
Not much left in our grocery budget for the...

Not much left in our grocery budget for the month. I can't imagine being able to stay on budget, we will at the least need produce & fresh stuff. There is a big sale at a local clothing store and I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-12-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,859
Posted By *green*faery*
SweetSilver- you just reminded me to check my...

SweetSilver- you just reminded me to check my library due dates! I am so bad about it & can check & renew online, but I still mess up! The fines are $1 a day each book with no grace period, so it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-11-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,859
Posted By *green*faery*
Well, it's the 11th & we have already spent half...

Well, it's the 11th & we have already spent half our grocery fund. I really hope we can pull this off this month. My dh did have some extra hours this paycheck but I would love to put that in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-10-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,859
Posted By *green*faery*
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif no spending
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif budgeted spending
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif no...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-09-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,859
Posted By *green*faery*
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif no spending
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif budgeted spending
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif no...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-06-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,859
Posted By *green*faery*
Oh my goodness, we spend so much on food! We...

Oh my goodness, we spend so much on food! We have spent about 30% of our food budget and it's only the 6th( I did buy tofu & cheese in bulk from Costco which should last the month)! I need to figure...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-05-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,859
Posted By *green*faery*
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif no spending
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif budgeted spending
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif no...
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