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Forum: Diapering   05-29-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,653
Posted By KellyAnnW
Cool! The problem i see with the CB is it looks...

Cool! The problem i see with the CB is it looks like the diaper isn't smooth on the inside. The diapers I have that are not smooth are harder to spray the poop out of. While I do enjoy my rumparooz...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-23-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,569
Posted By KellyAnnW
My goal is to have the checking less then $50....

My goal is to have the checking less then $50. We're a cash family. And our emergency fund is tied to the checking. A few clicks and money is transfered. If we keep money in the checking, we want to...
Forum: Babywearing   01-14-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By KellyAnnW
My (Navy enlisted ;) Husband wears the camel...

My (Navy enlisted ;) Husband wears the camel colored Ergo with stars. He became really excited about the Moby when we bought him a dragon print Moby. But we're looking into other options too. I want...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-06-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By KellyAnnW
I have two kids from foster care. One was placed...

I have two kids from foster care. One was placed at 17 months and adopted by 2. The other was placed at 10 months and is currenty 13 months. I would highly recomended reading some books on...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-21-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By KellyAnnW
Your BAH should stay the same. My hubby had a...

Your BAH should stay the same. My hubby had a sailor who's mom lived in San Diego. She was considered his dependant and he recieved BAH for her. (loads more then we make up here!) Will you recieve...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-03-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,929
Posted By KellyAnnW
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-03-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,929
Posted By KellyAnnW
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-01-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,929
Posted By KellyAnnW
Neither my husbands family nor mine has ever...

Neither my husbands family nor mine has ever given us a dime for our adoption costs. ($30,000 Ethiopia ) Nobody has. Its been all us. We have told them how expensive it was, and that we didn' think...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-05-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By KellyAnnW
Does anyone have a website they like for travel?...

Does anyone have a website they like for travel? My 3 person family is looking at a trip from Seattle to Colorado in August. The lowest fares I have found are $250 a ticket, That seems high to me,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By KellyAnnW
You have to do what works for you. My problem...

You have to do what works for you. My problem was I would look at the lump sum and think MAN thats a lot of money. I can buy this, this, and this. Pretty soon it was all gone. DH gets 2 paychecks a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-13-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By KellyAnnW
I keep my momey in my purse. We divide our money...

I keep my momey in my purse. We divide our money up by week. I start out with one week's worth of cash and i keep it with me at all times. At first it made me uncomfortable to have several hundred...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-31-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By KellyAnnW
My husband gets paid twice a month. I fill the...

My husband gets paid twice a month. I fill the envelopes weekly. This system works great because it really shows me what the money is for. Otherwise I look at the lump sum and think 'Man thats...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-22-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By KellyAnnW
I budget weekly. DH is paid twice a month. Our...

I budget weekly. DH is paid twice a month. Our mortgage comes out of the first check, as well as a little savings. The second check pays the bills with most of the savings. Each week I withdrawl...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-21-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By KellyAnnW
I have no idea on the car issue but I wanted to...

I have no idea on the car issue but I wanted to say snow won't be much of a problem. I've lived here 17 years and it very rarely snows. You'll hear talk of it, but not much present. Better to buy a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-13-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,921
Posted By KellyAnnW
We heat our main room (dining, living, play...

We heat our main room (dining, living, play room) to about 71. I keep my toddler in a sweatshirt, and baby legs under her pants even so anything below 71 she has freezing cold hands. However the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-27-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By KellyAnnW
I'm loving the websites, thank you! I sent...

I'm loving the websites, thank you! I sent several of these ideas to my mil.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-25-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By KellyAnnW
I wish we had space for a kitchen or indoor...

I wish we had space for a kitchen or indoor slide! But our house is built a little odd, and as such we dont have room. I am trying to convience my DH to build a slide down our front porch steps but...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-24-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By KellyAnnW
Hubby and I went to a major toy store to buy...

Hubby and I went to a major toy store to buy christmas presents for our daughter. We didn't like most of the toys. I dont want something that can play by itself. Electronic toys are out, as are most...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-21-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,582
Posted By KellyAnnW
We each get $40 a paycheck. (twice a month) Its...

We each get $40 a paycheck. (twice a month) Its blow money, for things we want but dont need. If hubby wants to buy ammo and spend $15 to shoot that ammo, its his blow money. If I want pretty...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-07-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,286
Posted By KellyAnnW
Organic for most items. Pricey beef, wild caught...

Organic for most items. Pricey beef, wild caught fish, salmon. Soda (partially for health reasons) fun cheese, fresh ( not frozen of dried) ravaoli. Fun type items mostly.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-08-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By KellyAnnW
Goodness this was a long time ago. I now have a...

Goodness this was a long time ago. I now have a million bento boxes, accessories, and my own bento blog! I'd forgoten about the thread too. I'm just as into bento as i was a year ago (thought my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-20-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By KellyAnnW
We do carry over. Like the animals get a budget...

We do carry over. Like the animals get a budget every week but they have one big purchase a month and several small ones a week. (big- two big bags of food, one for cats one for dogs. Little...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-19-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By KellyAnnW
We use the envelope system, I love it. I budget...

We use the envelope system, I love it. I budget down to the last dollar (there is some leeway in case I made a mistake or something comes up) so if i used a debit system I'd have to write down every...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-09-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By KellyAnnW
You said it doesn't have to be super frugal but...

You said it doesn't have to be super frugal but I admire this lady's sense of style (as well as the price of her wardrobe!)
http://beautyandbedlam.com/category/frugal-fashionista/
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-05-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,444
Posted By KellyAnnW
Eek! Mine is $60-$80 with one ac unit on almost...

Eek! Mine is $60-$80 with one ac unit on almost all the time.
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