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Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-26-2014, 08:12 AM
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January Pantry Challenge?

Would anyone else care to join me in a Pantry Challenge in January? I am going to be doing one to clean out our pantry stockpile & as a way of not spending as our grocery budget will be quite small...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-25-2014, 11:36 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Merry Christmas everyone! Making Christmas dinner...

Merry Christmas everyone! Making Christmas dinner here - turkey with the fixings & chess pie for dessert.




Doing okay here. Things are tight, but we are okay and that is what matters....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-15-2014, 10:31 PM
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Sillysapling - I totally agree about the ACA. I...

Sillysapling - I totally agree about the ACA. I am in a gap state too.


Crazyms - Glad to hear the land situation got straightened out. WTG on finishing your Christmas shopping. I am not done...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-12-2014, 06:01 PM
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Crazyms - hope you are able to get the land...

Crazyms - hope you are able to get the land situation sorted out soon & things calm down for you. I'm in the same boat - no body to leave dd with at all. I haven't been apart from her for over a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-09-2014, 08:00 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Zebra - I am going a pantry challenge too. Trying...

Zebra - I am going a pantry challenge too. Trying to stretch my FS as I know we will have a gap for January {it was either take a gap of a couple of weeks, or get docked $50 a month for 6 months as I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-02-2014, 06:19 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Happy late Thanksgiving mamas! Thanksgiving was...

Happy late Thanksgiving mamas! Thanksgiving was good here - we stayed home & I cooked.


Wolfcat - I totally agree with you. My only holdback is that you should have some in your own savings,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-22-2014, 03:21 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Had to come share my score for today! A local...

Had to come share my score for today! A local homeschool mama was selling her son's loft bed, as he was wanting something new. My dd has wanted a loft bed for close to a year now, and at $45...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-19-2014, 07:11 PM
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I might could sell the house {it's paid for}, but...

I might could sell the house {it's paid for}, but it wouldn't gain us any big savings & it would mean tearing dd away from her 2 best friends {she doesn't make friends easily}. The lowest rent here...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-19-2014, 05:17 PM
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I'm toast. Just lost my decent gig selling...

I'm toast. Just lost my decent gig selling sweaters, at least for a while. Probably for good - the gal who runs that business is pregant with twins & scaling back.

I've got a bunch of cc debt...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-18-2014, 04:54 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Sillysapling - Yep, just use it until the balance...

Sillysapling - Yep, just use it until the balance is zero, then toss. Or I tend to stick them in my drawer to use for messy pan scrapers :)

Just got a disconnect for the electric bill here. Due by...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-16-2014, 05:55 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Justmama - Totally understand not moving then....

Justmama - Totally understand not moving then. The only reason the economy is decent here is the military & oilfield. We are trying to use up the food we have too for the most part. I've been...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-13-2014, 09:44 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Wolfcat - sorry to hear about the money / repair...

Wolfcat - sorry to hear about the money / repair issues. I know it's hard when you are trying to get ahead. I am in the same boat on winter stuff pretty much. Been wearing the same ones for 4 years...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-12-2014, 12:09 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
SillySapling - I would hate that too. Could you...

SillySapling - I would hate that too. Could you tough it out through the holidays though? I know a lot of places let folks go in January, and I wouldn't want to have picked the wrong place to stay...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-09-2014, 11:18 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Mamarhu - that suxs about the deductable. And the...

Mamarhu - that suxs about the deductable. And the repairs - I wouldn't pay unless it's something you directly caused like a toy in the drain or something. But check your lease to be sure.

Crazyms...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-06-2014, 10:01 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Hugs to all those dealing with asthma med issues....

Hugs to all those dealing with asthma med issues. I've been there too. Medicaid will cover my preventative meds {advair diskus}, but not the inhaler I use {Maxair}, no matter how much my Dr tries to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-05-2014, 02:38 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Happyhats - I'm in the same ethical dilemma too....

Happyhats - I'm in the same ethical dilemma too. I have plenty of pantry staples type food put back, but we can't afford stuff like fresh produce. Used to be able to, but then the store changed how...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-02-2014, 06:50 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Justmama - sorry to hear your ankle is hurting....

Justmama - sorry to hear your ankle is hurting. WTG on your rent increase being delayed - I hope you are able to get a new PC. I don't know if a tablet would work, but Walmart.com will have a nice...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-29-2014, 06:50 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Crazyms - I haven't yet but I will. It's hard to...

Crazyms - I haven't yet but I will. It's hard to go pick it up though with our lack of car. I did put a wish out on our local homeschool blessings group where folks give stuff away. It is hard on my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-29-2014, 08:14 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Mylie - No Holiday Helper? Yikes. Guess it's a...

Mylie - No Holiday Helper? Yikes. Guess it's a good thing I signed dd up for Toys for Tots, though that is hit or miss on what you get. We saw kids last year getting brand new bikes, but all dd got...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-24-2014, 08:34 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Mylie - I am praying for a warm winter too, but...

Mylie - I am praying for a warm winter too, but starting to prep & weatherize my house just in case. I'm worried about heating for this winter - we have 1 working space heater now. The 2nd one sorta...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-21-2014, 12:31 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Yes and no. My pain / joint issues get better...

Yes and no. My pain / joint issues get better when I eat less wheat, and improved greatly on a high protein diet that happened to also be nearly GF. So I'm not sure which made it better - the high...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-13-2014, 12:14 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Mamarhu - HUGS. Totally have been there On...

Mamarhu - HUGS. Totally have been there

On the dryer hinge - try the tech support forums on Slickdeals. There is a thread there on home appliance repair that is filled with wonderful people who...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-12-2014, 09:10 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Justmama - My washer is starting to die too....

Justmama - My washer is starting to die too. About every 10-15 loads it doesn't spin out right {normally on something that soaks up water like a sponge of course}. It's a good 10+ years old though....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-11-2014, 12:39 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Hugs to all those dealing with fibro or arthritis...

Hugs to all those dealing with fibro or arthritis issues - I've been dealing with them all week too :( Thankfully mine is mostly in my knees / feet, so I can still work with my hands as long as I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-02-2014, 04:43 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Crazyms - the site is confusing, but if you punch...

Crazyms - the site is confusing, but if you punch in your zip code it will give you a list of options available in your area. Some zip codes automatically qualify regardless of income because it's a...
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