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Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-27-2015, 01:42 PM
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Id love some butcher paper. Think i have to wait...

Id love some butcher paper. Think i have to wait for ikea for that. My brain keeps brewing! Thanks!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-26-2015, 10:50 PM
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We have a craft table. I made a deal with the...

We have a craft table. I made a deal with the kids that if they keep everything clean they can pick out a new poster a piece. The reason for the foam mat is i found one at sams for $22. I think it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-26-2015, 01:12 PM
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Our house has an unfinished basement. All...

Our house has an unfinished basement. All concrete, exposed ceiling. Our washer and dryer are there, as well as our chest freezer and shelf of storage. Im trying yo convert the rest into a big...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-20-2015, 01:46 PM
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Ugh. Feeling stressed. Hubby will have only had...

Ugh. Feeling stressed. Hubby will have only had two days off come august 1st. And yet somehow we have a bunch of bills hitting us at once we dont have funds for (one time purchases like spaying...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-15-2015, 10:31 AM
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Frugalmama-sounds crazy but my mom recently...

Frugalmama-sounds crazy but my mom recently bought cloth shower curtains for her living room and they look quite nice.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-08-2015, 11:12 AM
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Heyxxmcfly, im in mo too. Feels like fall! At...

Heyxxmcfly, im in mo too. Feels like fall! At least i dont need ac on and its great soup weather. I can look around for a place. Whats yr budget? Have u considered moving across the river to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-05-2015, 02:18 PM
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Hugs sillysapling! My husband is working...

Hugs sillysapling!

My husband is working loads of hours this month. The extra money is great but hes grouchy and im getting burnt out. We may be getting a bew to us car, which is bec ok ming...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-30-2015, 02:18 PM
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Gratefuls-My swimming pass has already paid for...

Gratefuls-My swimming pass has already paid for itself.
Food to last til payday
Hubs us getting tons of extra hrs while also getting to spend a few hrs on...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-25-2015, 05:39 PM
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Last week of the month where groceries are low. ...

Last week of the month where groceries are low. Boo. We will make it, and ive even got a couple dollars left for another gallon of milk etc.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-23-2015, 02:07 PM
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Been trying lots of new recipes via pinterest. ...

Been trying lots of new recipes via pinterest. Mostly successes so far! I was going to take kiddos to the pool but forgot the passes were with hubs, whose already at work. So theyre playing in the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-20-2015, 01:57 PM
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I bought a pirtable washing machine that hooked...

I bought a pirtable washing machine that hooked up to my sink. It was around 200 on walmart.com. it worked just like a washer and can eventually be hooked into a laundry hookup if you were to move.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-10-2015, 04:01 PM
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Posted By happyhats
Extra closet? You can also freeze them. Frozen...

Extra closet? You can also freeze them. Frozen carrots do well in soups and shredded frozen carrots can be put in baked goods.

Got window ac put in. Might get a second eventually but this will...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-08-2015, 09:53 PM
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Sooo apparently selling coupons is a legal gray...

Sooo apparently selling coupons is a legal gray area?! Id seen it done so i had no idea! Better to stockpile, barter with sis and maybe sell stockpiled items
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-08-2015, 07:22 PM
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My husband may be able to get coupons free at his...

My husband may be able to get coupons free at his second job. Any good websites to matchups? Im also considering coupon clipping for a little spare cash or bartering. Anyone done this?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-08-2015, 01:07 PM
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Posted By happyhats
Things are moving along here. Im finally feeling...

Things are moving along here. Im finally feeling like my budget is under control, and that my husband could even stop working 6+ days a week. We will never be wealthy and always have to be frugal. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-06-2015, 01:01 PM
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Redoing the budget and going to the envelope...

Redoing the budget and going to the envelope system has taken a bit getting used to. Basically just remembering to communicate and not pull out that card. But im alreadg feeling more hopeful about...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-04-2015, 07:05 PM
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Posted By happyhats
Finally used the envelope method for groceries...

Finally used the envelope method for groceries and fun money. So far its going well. Grocery shopped a few loss leaders, threw chicken into crockpot anx spent the day at the pool and park. Good...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-02-2015, 03:36 PM
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Views: 22,153
Posted By happyhats
Thanks spiderdust. I will def look into those

Thanks spiderdust. I will def look into those
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2015, 01:26 PM
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Views: 22,153
Posted By happyhats
Its been gloomy and rainy. Not summer weather at...

Its been gloomy and rainy. Not summer weather at all. The plus side to this is no ac being ran and family is more re ceptive to soup. Making banana bread tonight, and sweetened condensed milk. My...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-30-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 22,153
Posted By happyhats
Yeah I use cartwheel and Costco coupons already,...

Yeah I use cartwheel and Costco coupons already, I'm thinking of extending to manufacturers. I may give it a few months
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-30-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 22,153
Posted By happyhats
To coupon or not to coupon, that is the question?...

To coupon or not to coupon, that is the question? On one hand most of my shopping is done where I can't coupon (discount grocery store, aldi, Costco and same). On the other hand I'm now close to a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-28-2015, 12:05 PM
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Views: 22,153
Posted By happyhats
Hugs, spiderdust. I got schools clothes today. ...

Hugs, spiderdust. I got schools clothes today. Happy with their quality. I think full price they can be high but I will def use them again with codes and free shipping. Crockpot is simmering...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-19-2015, 12:38 PM
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Views: 22,153
Posted By happyhats
I've been doing more soups, justmama. I used to...

I've been doing more soups, justmama. I used to hate soups in hot weather but we've adjusted. We tend to eat later though. Tonight will be potato ham soup. I managed to get six cups diced ham...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-18-2015, 01:07 PM
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Posted By happyhats
My husband is taking a weekend job. It kind of...

My husband is taking a weekend job. It kind of fell in his lap (gas station next to his first job where he's gotten to know people). I have very mixed feelings. This could propel us into having a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-15-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 22,153
Posted By happyhats
A frugal day so far! I'm getting free spinach...

A frugal day so far! I'm getting free spinach and blueberry yogurt via free cycle. Freebies in the mail. About to make ketchup. We do need to run a few errands though.
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