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Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-21-2017, 12:06 PM
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Posted By mamapigeon
Limping along financially here. My divorce is...

Limping along financially here. My divorce is still dragging on, costing me $ every month. Selling the house, which is sort of a relief as a mortgage is impossible on my budget, but also kind of...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-19-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,189
Posted By mamapigeon
I am so close to meeting my decluttering goal for...

I am so close to meeting my decluttering goal for the year. I wanted to get rid of at least 50% of the stuff in my home, and I would say I'm at around 40%. I got stuck with a house full of stuff when...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-04-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 18,130
Posted By mamapigeon
Better day here. It was really cold, but we ate...

Better day here. It was really cold, but we ate at home and had fun playing together. I agree, I shouldn't have let guilt lead me to buying dinner out yesterday. I will be careful to avoid spending...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-03-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 18,130
Posted By mamapigeon
Today was one of those days where nothing went as...

Today was one of those days where nothing went as planned. DS had a delayed start to school due to bad weather, so he joined DD at speech therapy, then I had to rush him to school, then DD to school,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-03-2017, 11:23 PM
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Views: 2,560
Posted By mamapigeon
Zebra, hope he gets the job!

Zebra, hope he gets the job!
Forum: Personal Growth   01-03-2017, 10:38 PM
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Posted By mamapigeon
Domestic Violence. Yes, I hope to fit it in to my...

Domestic Violence. Yes, I hope to fit it in to my week somehow, but it will likely be more of a once a month thing. Oh well, better than doing nothing. :)
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-02-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,189
Posted By mamapigeon
I want to work on the spare bedroom in my house....

I want to work on the spare bedroom in my house. There shouldn't be anything in there, but there are quite a few boxes of things we don't need. Old textbooks, furniture, etc. With a move coming up in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,560
Posted By mamapigeon
January is a tight month for me. I've got less...

January is a tight month for me. I've got less than $200 in my account to last until the 15th, but I need to find a way to pay $500 for the class I'm taking this term, and I will need to pay my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 18,130
Posted By mamapigeon
Doing well so far. The key for me is cleaning and...

Doing well so far. The key for me is cleaning and exploring the house. I find all sorts of things to keep me busy and satisfied.

I'm looking forward to crafting more this year. I have plenty of...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-02-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,458
Posted By mamapigeon
I would like to do 26 projects this year. 1 every...

I would like to do 26 projects this year. 1 every other week. I'm also going back to school, and I will also be working, so I want to be realistic. :smile:

I will probably make some jewelry with...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-02-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By mamapigeon
Nazsmum, That is a beautiful goal. I want...

Nazsmum,

That is a beautiful goal. I want to do something similar. I long to spread joy and peace to people who need it.

The town I live in has a thing where people paint rocks and hide them...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-16-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,317
Posted By mamapigeon
I do sew a bit, and make some crafts. Tote bags...

I do sew a bit, and make some crafts. Tote bags and zippered pouches sound really nice! A small plant might be the best bet for me, as I do have succulents I could pot in cute containers. Thanks for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-16-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 18,130
Posted By mamapigeon
I'm in, though I know I'll have a few expenses....

I'm in, though I know I'll have a few expenses. I'm going to be selling the house, so there will be quite a few house related purchases for staging. Other than that, and kid clothes, I think I want...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-15-2016, 11:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,317
Posted By mamapigeon
Does anyone have any good frugal teacher gift...

Does anyone have any good frugal teacher gift ideas? It wouldn't be too bad, but my daughter has around 5 or 6, and my son has a teacher as well. It could get spendy fast if I went the Starbucks...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-03-2016, 11:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,914
Posted By mamapigeon
orangemomma Sorry you're going through the same...

orangemomma Sorry you're going through the same thing. It's a hard battle.

I am still struggling financially, but I am happy. That counts for a lot to me. Things will be a little easier when my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-13-2016, 11:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,914
Posted By mamapigeon
Emergency fund? Yeah, that's not happening for a...

Emergency fund? Yeah, that's not happening for a while. I thought I was going to have a little extra each month to put toward the fund and paying off debt, but I've been having to live off my credit...
Forum: Spirituality   09-23-2016, 11:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,253
Posted By mamapigeon
Happy Friday (or Saturday for those of you ahead...

Happy Friday (or Saturday for those of you ahead of me)!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-16-2016, 01:32 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 39,171
Posted By mamapigeon
Too much spending here. Huge medical bill for me...

Too much spending here. Huge medical bill for me this month, and my car needs new brakes before it starts raining here in the fall. Still have to do kid clothes shopping. Getting nervous about bills....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-12-2016, 11:37 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 39,171
Posted By mamapigeon
Sorry for your troubles. Sounds like a really...

Sorry for your troubles. Sounds like a really rough patch. I'm a cancer survivor too (hodgkin's), and also had a transplant.
It's the little things that make life great. :) Glad you're here.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-12-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,317
Posted By mamapigeon
I've been squirreling away trinkets here and...

I've been squirreling away trinkets here and there to fill stockings with. I know I won't have the money to do it all in one go, so I buy something when I see it and spread it out. Of course, I will...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-12-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By mamapigeon
Splash pads sound fun! I wish we had one nearby....

Splash pads sound fun! I wish we had one nearby. We have a water table and pool too. I hope my kids will remember all of the summer fun. It's crazy to think how quickly they grow up.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-10-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,253
Posted By mamapigeon
I managed to sell some old pokemon cards that x-h...

I managed to sell some old pokemon cards that x-h and I had when we were kids, so I have a little extra money right now. Probably going to put it toward debt, which feels like a financial victory...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-31-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,963
Posted By mamapigeon
Garden produce starting coming in recently, so I...

Garden produce starting coming in recently, so I will be buying way less of that at the store. DD is milk obsessed though, so I'm stuck using 3 gallons a week. I don't even have a full cup in a week....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-31-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 39,171
Posted By mamapigeon
I think you made the right choice, Zebra! You...

I think you made the right choice, Zebra! You can't always bail someone out of their bad decisions. This way she might learn to take some responsibility.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-31-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,914
Posted By mamapigeon
SpiralChrissy, that is amazing about your credit...

SpiralChrissy, that is amazing about your credit card! Good for you!

The extra income ideas I have are: getting my car wrapped with advertisements- supposedly reputable sites are listed on here...
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