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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-08-2016, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Wolfcat
Finally got done with my tax return. We are...

Finally got done with my tax return. We are getting a bit over $3k back, which will help a lot. I need a new computer (my laptop is going on 5 years and I use it for EVERYTHING). Hubby wants a gun...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,632
Posted By Wolfcat
You can find bulk pasta HERE...

You can find bulk pasta HERE (http://www.webstaurantstore.com/139/couscous-and-pasta.html?gclid=CKLkrfjD3MoCFQiqaQodeEsPvA) and HERE...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,632
Posted By Wolfcat
Well, this snowstorm really messed some things up...

Well, this snowstorm really messed some things up (plus I've been sick). Primarily, our food prep and shopping plans went down the toilet. Now I have to rearrange our meal plan and figure out some...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2016, 05:02 PM
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Views: 3,632
Posted By Wolfcat
Final total: $806, down from $1245 last month....

Final total: $806, down from $1245 last month. Yay!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-22-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,632
Posted By Wolfcat
We have been working on a full food inventory. I...

We have been working on a full food inventory. I knew we had food stocked, but holy macaroni (which we don't have... lol). Just pulling a few leftovers and some canned veggies gave us a 4 qt pot of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-21-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,632
Posted By Wolfcat
$650 so far this month. I'm having hubby do an...

$650 so far this month. I'm having hubby do an inventory so we can do more pantry eating, and we've traveled quite a bit this month, plus my birthday dinner, plus we have another trip at the end of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-20-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,433
Posted By Wolfcat
Do it! :sunshine:goodvibes:joy:thumb

Do it! :sunshine:goodvibes:joy:thumb
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-20-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,433
Posted By Wolfcat
I love chili because it is always filling and you...

I love chili because it is always filling and you can use more beans and less meat.

Tostadas - crisp corn tortilla (or fry your own up in some hot oil), with any of the following toppings: mashed...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-14-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,632
Posted By Wolfcat
Well, I have some good news for the US peeps. DH...

Well, I have some good news for the US peeps. DH works for Tyson's. He says that they are paying half of last year's prices for beef cattle. Between that and the lower gas prices, grocery costs...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-13-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,632
Posted By Wolfcat
Well, I'm on target - our spending is less than...

Well, I'm on target - our spending is less than $400 so far with only another $350 scheduled. If we are able to swing a b-day dinner for me, we will still likely keep the spending under $800. :thumb...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,632
Posted By Wolfcat
I got my meal planning done and we have food...

I got my meal planning done and we have food enough for at least the next two weeks without straining at all. I feel like I've been called out on the food version of Hoarders. :eek:

I guess I can...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-05-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Wolfcat
Our budget just runs too close, though I'm going...

Our budget just runs too close, though I'm going to be working on reducing our food spending for this year. We manage to do fun things, but it's more that we put specific activities into the budget...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-05-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,433
Posted By Wolfcat
Hey all! I'm planning a purge, working on...

Hey all!

I'm planning a purge, working on reining in our food spending, and fretting over a backslide in my credit score... :crying:

Today, DH went in to work early so he could have his...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-05-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,632
Posted By Wolfcat
I'm in. I just checked our finances for the last...

I'm in. I just checked our finances for the last year, and we've been averaging over $1k/mo for the whole year! That's about twice what I'd like it to be, but I'd be happy with reducing it to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-03-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,965
Posted By Wolfcat
Well, I barely recovered from NaNoWriMo, when the...

Well, I barely recovered from NaNoWriMo, when the holidays hit. Now that those are done, I'm doing another writing adventure. On the upside, I've finished two books and am working on outlining four...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-28-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 47,103
Posted By Wolfcat
We inherited an additional kid this week (my...

We inherited an additional kid this week (my nephew is staying with us for a few days), so I'm scrambling to meal plan while taking into account another mouth. We have leftover pot roast with...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-17-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,128
Posted By Wolfcat
I managed all of the Christmas gifts on $400....

I managed all of the Christmas gifts on $400. That's two kids, one teacher, USPS, UPS and Schwan's delivery men (cuz I keep them hopping all year and they do a great job), two very close friends,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-16-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 47,103
Posted By Wolfcat
Hey everyone. It's been a long couple months. Not...

Hey everyone. It's been a long couple months. Not much time to post, though I've been trying to keep up on the thread.

We are struggling with money for gifts a lot more than I anticipated. I think...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-14-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 47,103
Posted By Wolfcat
Well, I've been asking DH for a full inventory of...

Well, I've been asking DH for a full inventory of food, since money is so tight during the holidays. Still nothing after three weeks. Well, one of the three freezers, none of the pantry and none of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-02-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 47,103
Posted By Wolfcat
Okay, guys, I know you'll understand my pain. ...

Okay, guys, I know you'll understand my pain.

We got a 10+lbs beef roast and cooked it up about a week and a half ago. I asked DH to take care of it, thinking he would put it in the freezer....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-01-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,128
Posted By Wolfcat
I found out that the coffee shop (where I was...

I found out that the coffee shop (where I was planning to get coffee mugs and GCs for teachers, mail man, etc) is having a sale on the 10th for 20% off on coffee mugs and GCs! I believe the sale is...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-08-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,365
Posted By Wolfcat
I'm just going to summarize a bit. Last...

I'm just going to summarize a bit.

Last week, I kept the shop open while everyone else was gone. I kept the podcasts going while my cohost was gone. I also, in the last week, have written over 15k...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-30-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 47,103
Posted By Wolfcat
Getting ready to head off to the doctor. After...

Getting ready to head off to the doctor. After three days with 6 incontinence accidents, I finally figured out DD prolly has a UTI. (I've never had UTI's, so it's not something that is on my radar.)...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-28-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,088
Posted By Wolfcat
I am so ready for Oct to be done. Last...

I am so ready for Oct to be done.

Last weekend, I was soooo sick. Vomiting for two days, sick.

My boss has been out of town for over a week now. We've kept the hours normal and still did...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-17-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,088
Posted By Wolfcat
Yesterday: Worked Went to lunch ...

Yesterday:


Worked
Went to lunch
Snuggled with hubby
Talked the moderator through giving the participants access to the video panel we recorded Thursday (it won't be officially released...
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