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Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-26-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By PrettyBird
Heck yeanh! Our farmers market has a box of...

Heck yeanh! Our farmers market has a box of tomatoes (organic even!) with bad spots they sell for $10/box. I've never weighed it but I get about 10 quarts/box. I've canned most of my tomatoes that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-10-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,101
Posted By PrettyBird
We've been very lucky and gotten tons of things...

We've been very lucky and gotten tons of things second hand. Never a problem with roaches until we moved to a super humid climate. However, I never find good deals for furniture at thrift shops. Too...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-10-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,022
Posted By PrettyBird
Quote: Originally Posted by choli...

Quote:
Originally Posted by choli http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15501072)
That does suck, but wouldn't he have had to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-10-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By PrettyBird
Well maybe you do need to move. Honestly we are...

Well maybe you do need to move. Honestly we are living in an area with great job prospects for DH but not so much for me. That's why I've been without a job for so long and I have a great degree...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-10-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By PrettyBird
When we were saving up for our down payment, etc...

When we were saving up for our down payment, etc we lived in crappy small apartments to have the lowest rent we could. It was DH's last deployment (extra pays, tax free pay, etc) that gave us a huge...
Forum: Gardening   06-10-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,422
Posted By PrettyBird
I don't know if I count. This is my first year...

I don't know if I count. This is my first year attempting a garden. I have 26 tomato plants that I bought as starter plants (Rutgers and Roma for canning, and 4 varieties of Heirloom plus one cherry...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-10-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By PrettyBird
I would take the job, especially if you live in...

I would take the job, especially if you live in an area with few job opportunities. You may not net very much if anything right away but your job experience will help you with earning potential in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-20-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,343
Posted By PrettyBird
Quote: Originally Posted by marimara...

Quote:
Originally Posted by marimara http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14112277)
I know, so have we. I am so determined this...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-20-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By PrettyBird
We just got new replacement windows (all the...

We just got new replacement windows (all the bells and whistles that qualify for the new energy tax credit) for about 5000 and we have 17 windows. Get more estimates, we went with a local guy that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-20-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,074
Posted By PrettyBird
When we lived in an apartment with a VERY...

When we lived in an apartment with a VERY inefficient washer/dryer, I line dried everything inside and we saved about $20-40/month doing so. Now that we moved and have a brand new, energy efficient...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-20-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,343
Posted By PrettyBird
Okay here is our 8 year plan since that is when...

Okay here is our 8 year plan since that is when DH retires from the military.
1) Me: get a job. I have some good prospects already but this is first priority right now.
2) 6 months expenses in...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-02-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 715
Posted By PrettyBird
We have a closet in the eat-in part of our...

We have a closet in the eat-in part of our kitchen that houses our washer/dryer and hot water heater. We had the washer/dryer stacked so we have room for all the mops, brooms, and bucket on one side...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-28-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,595
Posted By PrettyBird
Wow, sounds like moving would be an excellent...

Wow, sounds like moving would be an excellent option for you! We are a military family and honestly, having family 3 hours away sounds like a dream to me. You can always move back. Do it, and come...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-13-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 267
Posted By PrettyBird
Well EC to Laurel is not too bad of a commute I...

Well EC to Laurel is not too bad of a commute I guess. The EC area is really nice!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-12-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 267
Posted By PrettyBird
I vote apartment complex ONLY because of the...

I vote apartment complex ONLY because of the commute. A 25-30 min commute in that area can easily double or triple depending on the day. Otherwise I'd do the farmhouse hands down. I hate apartment...
Forum: Spirituality   05-12-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,763
Posted By PrettyBird
I learned this in a pharmacology class in...

I learned this in a pharmacology class in college. It is also in the fine print (or it used to be) in the insert that comes with the prescription. I had never heard a church speak on the matter...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-12-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,648
Posted By PrettyBird
Not necessary but they can be very helpful in...

Not necessary but they can be very helpful in some situations. My 2yo DD was in preschool this past fall and she absolutely loved it. My DH was deployed and I had a newborn so it really helped me...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-12-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By PrettyBird
We used to live in a high COL area. When I lost...

We used to live in a high COL area. When I lost my grad student stipend we lived on just DH's salary and we made it work by living in a low cost 2 br apartment. Now several years later DH makes more...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-11-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,214
Posted By PrettyBird
Got the PM.. wow, that wasn't what I was...

Got the PM.. wow, that wasn't what I was expecting!
Forum: Television   05-08-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,446
Posted By PrettyBird
You know I guess it is a little (or a lot)...

You know I guess it is a little (or a lot) invasive that they had camera crews on their honeymoon but since they are a family on a reality show (and thus not very private people) it didn't strike me...
Forum: Television   05-06-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,446
Posted By PrettyBird
I thought the honeymoon episode was sweet! I...

I thought the honeymoon episode was sweet! I would not have been able to sleep in that aquarium either. It looked really uncomfortable, plus I'm sure they wanted some more privacy than that..lol.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-04-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 62
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Views: 1,846
Posted By PrettyBird
I don't drink but DH likes beer now and then....

I don't drink but DH likes beer now and then. Seriously though the guy never even finishes a six pack. He'll buy a six pack of good beer a few times a year and there are always a few bottles that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-04-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,306
Posted By PrettyBird
We have it through the military. 400k on DH and...

We have it through the military. 400k on DH and 250K on me. We are actually going to up it on both of us soon but we need to research the best options and companies. The economy being what it is I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-30-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,616
Posted By PrettyBird
Quote: Originally Posted by Delicateflower...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Delicateflower http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13675359)
The experts advise getting quotes for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-30-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,123
Posted By PrettyBird
I see our home as an investment only in the...

I see our home as an investment only in the sense that in 15 years we will have no mortgage (except tax + ins) and no rent but a place to live. We can then sell it and downsize once our kids are out...
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