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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 05:51 PM
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Posted By Wolfcat
Buttons and small mending, though, that's what...

Buttons and small mending, though, that's what saves you throwing out otherwise good clothing. :grin:
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-02-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,886
Posted By Wolfcat
!300 sq feet in rural Midwest, we pay around...

!300 sq feet in rural Midwest, we pay around $300/month. Most of that is due to the fact that the house is not properly insulated. We are working on that. I can't wait.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-02-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Wolfcat
I do sew things up regularly, particularly...

I do sew things up regularly, particularly duvets, blankets, coat liners, etc.
I don't worry about kids' clothes (they are still growing out of them so fast and we tend to have extras since gramma...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-01-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 377
Posted By Wolfcat
Today: Worked Tasted DH's banana...

Today:


Worked
Tasted DH's banana bread and declared it yummy
Went to lunch and bought a 50 lb bag of flour that we forgot to take with us (I get my flour through my boss cuz it's a bit...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 18,590
Posted By Wolfcat
Oh, yeah! I love these basic recipes cuz you can...

Oh, yeah! I love these basic recipes cuz you can totally ramp them up for more flavor or different uses. I figured out a blend of seasoning and cheap parm that turns this crust into delish...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-28-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 18,590
Posted By Wolfcat
The pic for my recipe didn't post earlier, so...

The pic for my recipe didn't post earlier, so here 'tis.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QTOShqXsqAg/VZARZ4hUZzI/AAAAAAAACkE/RFQ2GFrf6sg/w811-h335-no/Easy%2BPizza%2BCrust.JPG
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 18,590
Posted By Wolfcat
Post it notes: put them on the ingredients you'll...

Post it notes: put them on the ingredients you'll need - "These are for supper! No eggs, no supper!"

We have foods designated for breakfasts and snacks, so we don't plan those. Once those foods...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-25-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 2,178
Posted By Wolfcat
More baking today. I did 3 batches of pretzels on...

More baking today. I did 3 batches of pretzels on Monday and 2 batches of buns on Tuesday. Yesterday, I took a chill day. Today is pretzels again, then baguettes and artisan bread tomorrow. I still...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-25-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 18,590
Posted By Wolfcat
DH keeps getting shocked and frustrated by our...

DH keeps getting shocked and frustrated by our getting medical bills from last summer. I'm trying to explain that they send out the bills when they get info from insurance, but he keeps ranting about...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-25-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,555
Posted By Wolfcat
Slow going is better than no going. :wink: Keep...

Slow going is better than no going. :wink: Keep up the good work!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-25-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,876
Posted By Wolfcat
You can't go wrong with home owners insurance. :D

You can't go wrong with home owners insurance. :D
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-25-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 18,590
Posted By Wolfcat
Farmer's Market time. If I can keep up with the...

Farmer's Market time. If I can keep up with the ingredients and gather some cash for change, I should be able to pull in $30+ per week. Lots of people love the pretzels, so I'm going to focus on that...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-22-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 2,178
Posted By Wolfcat
Actually, I run the city farmer's market and have...

Actually, I run the city farmer's market and have a stand.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-21-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 2,178
Posted By Wolfcat
Today was a travel day. We went to sumbel...

Today was a travel day. We went to sumbel yesterday, stayed with my parents, dropped off my nephew and came home. I just wish I could visit my parents without fighting with my mom ("Why do the kids...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-21-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 18,590
Posted By Wolfcat
Just throw in a cup of vinegar during the rinse...

Just throw in a cup of vinegar during the rinse cycle (or get a downy ball and put vinegar in it instead of fabric softener). That will strip the diapers/pullups and be a lot cheaper than a chemical...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-16-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 2,178
Posted By Wolfcat
Thanks! We had to prioritize food for several...

Thanks! We had to prioritize food for several months in order to get on this cycle, but it works really well now.

Yesterday I made blueberry jam and today I'm doing jicama fries. First, I need to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-15-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 2,178
Posted By Wolfcat
We get bountiful baskets every other week or so...

We get bountiful baskets every other week or so (we often only do one a month). That whole bunch, plus a couple more mangos, a jicama and a bunch of bananas was about $70. For fresh produce, until...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-14-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 2,178
Posted By Wolfcat
Yesterday was baskets day, so we've been...

Yesterday was baskets day, so we've been processing produce:


3 small bunches of romaine washed and chopped for salad
4 baby bok choi washed and chopped for salad
2 carrots washed, peeled...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-06-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 2,178
Posted By Wolfcat
I've been writing, writing, writing. Yesterday I...

I've been writing, writing, writing. Yesterday I got two books outlined and I wrote the most horrific scene to date in my career. It's magnificent, according to DH. With the kids in day-camp for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-03-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 2,178
Posted By Wolfcat
Today: Worked Got my copy of the...

Today:


Worked
Got my copy of the magazine that published my short story. They misspelled my last name... :duh :eyesroll :p
Got a few details figured out on DH's paycheck card (they changed...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-03-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 18,590
Posted By Wolfcat
I actually do homemade foods. I can jelly and...

I actually do homemade foods. I can jelly and jam. I make pretzels (always a huge hit). And for the holidays, the kids did a variety of decorated cookies. It was really well accepted, though, being...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,876
Posted By Wolfcat
Here's a washer...

Here's a washer (http://inhabitat.com/human-powered-giradora-washer-needs-no-electricity-and-costs-only-40/) and hand wringers, too.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-26-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,708
Posted By Wolfcat
We got home late last night from our vacation - 5...

We got home late last night from our vacation - 5 days camping event in the rain... But we had a blast. I presented 3 workshops and DH caught some of the people who attended my workshops bragging...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-26-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,876
Posted By Wolfcat
Can you cut your meat consumption? If you use 1...

Can you cut your meat consumption? If you use 1 lb of meat in a sauce or casserole, cut it to 1/2 or 3/4. Use mashed black beans instead of hamburger - especially good in Mexican foods.


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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-19-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,708
Posted By Wolfcat
It's been busy prepping for the camping with...

It's been busy prepping for the camping with workshops. I've gotten the three workshops outlined and two rewrites done with time to spare. Hubby has gotten 90% of the packing stuff done already (with...
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