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Topic: Frugal Living Swap (SIGNUP CLOSED; MAIL BY 2/6/2010)  (Read 96638 times)
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« Reply #810 on: January 09, 2010 05:07:04 PM »

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOLKS:  Please, can y'all check in?!?!?  *worries*  Your 6.5 that just happened (and aftershocks) has made national news. 

Y'all OK?  *hugs*
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« Reply #811 on: January 09, 2010 05:07:57 PM »

Is this possible?  It is a Saturday and no one has replied to this thread in five hours!  You all must be

a) busily crafting for your partner
b) doing house work
c) buried in a snow drift

So which is it, ladies?   Wink Cheesy Grin

g) in a completely different timezone and hence asleep PLUS
h) working on my powerpoint presentations until 4.45am.



Eeeewwwww......housework.  


::shudders::

My sentiments exactly.  My least favourite thing to do.  Give me a maid who will do all the cleaning/organizing and leave me alone to craft and cook and I would be a happy woman!

I've had one (well, three or so) of them. Except they also did the cooking as well. Left me feeling at a bit of a loose end, and REALLY guilty that I was somehow betraying my socialist principles.
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« Reply #812 on: January 09, 2010 05:08:43 PM »

So inspired by this thread that I finally pulled my finger out and started cloth diapering my little one, the decision was part frugal, part green but so far first day has been a success ... but then only wet ones up til now Tongue

I also bought dried chickpeas and lentils at the supermarket, where I'd usually buy canned chickpeas, so now I just need to hunt out some good red lentil curry recipes yum yum.

Just took a book out of the library today which shows a technique for folding regular printer sized paper into an all in one envelope/notelet thingammy, I can pm it or put it on the post if anyone is interested since it's not a lot of instructions, apparently it's an old Mennonite frugal correspondence tip. Could save on notecards not to mention the fact that it's just one piece of paper so greener than usual notecards, ok not quite as green as an email but then some of us are still old school and love their snail mail letters Grin

I feel like I should be hearing a 'ding' till noise, every time I say that I've done something frugal in this post  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #813 on: January 09, 2010 05:14:07 PM »

Eeeewwwww......housework.  


::shudders::

My sentiments exactly.  My least favourite thing to do.  Give me a maid who will do all the cleaning/organizing and leave me alone to craft and cook and I would be a happy woman!

ha ha women after my own heart, I joke with my friends that the only reason I moved from UK to Canada was so that no one could drop in un-announced and judge me on my laissez faire attitude to housekeeping. Living this far away from family and friends has its benefits, I always get at least 2 weeks notice in which to dust off the hoover and box up my stash  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #814 on: January 09, 2010 05:14:53 PM »

I had lentils tonight too, mink_bikini!  Braised Lentils and Carrots.  Very tasty (and frugal because it's mostly pantry staples!)

Yum.

Hope everybody in California is okay!
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« Reply #815 on: January 09, 2010 05:51:09 PM »

It was pretty far north - not sure if anyone on this swap lives up there bc it's less populated (former Nor Cal-er).


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« Reply #816 on: January 09, 2010 05:59:24 PM »

Frugal day for me. Bought several bags of dried beans(we don't have bulk bins at either of our grocery stores), and cooked up some garbonzos that were canned(already in pantry) with tomato sauce, 3 pieces shredded chicken breast, various spices, on top of wheat pasta(pantry). Delish.
Also, made 2 things for my partner today, so that was fun, and a nice start to the swap.  Smiley
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« Reply #817 on: January 09, 2010 06:10:10 PM »

Well, it wasn't exactly frugal, but I did make supper from things I had, even though I desperately need to go grocery shopping.  I bought the Tupperware fridge set and have been using it for produce (that's what it's for) and had some mushrooms in one.  I think I bought them three weeks ago and they were still good!  So I cooked them up with some onions and canned spaghetti sauce ("bad" as it may be, I never make my own  Undecided) and Yves veggie ground round (ground beef substitute).  Canned green beans and whole wheat spaghetti and everyone was happy.  It was one of those days when I didn't really feel like doing it, so just doing it and not going out or ordering pizza was a good thing.  Since reading Dave Ramsey's book, I'm determined to cut eating out WAY down as I know it costs us a lot each month, especially with three kids. 

This meal left LOTS of leftovers, too, so I can have cold spaghetti sandwiches once I have some bread in the house. Cheesy
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« Reply #818 on: January 09, 2010 06:12:10 PM »

It was one of those days when I didn't really feel like doing it, so just doing it and not going out or ordering pizza was a good thing. 

Amen.  That's been my big struggle.  I'm always proud at the end of the day when I've done the less convenient frugal thing. 
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« Reply #819 on: January 09, 2010 06:28:06 PM »

Of course, part of it was actually laziness - I've been in my pajamas all day and just didn't feel like getting myself or the kids ready to go out!  In the end, cooking a meal felt like less work than going out. Smiley
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