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« Reply #580 on: February 19, 2010 10:26:42 AM »

I third about the bras!!  I wear a 42F right now (after ive put on a bunch of weight), but 90 pounds ago, I was a 38F - my boobs dont come or go with weight, just how wide i am!  I buy my bras at about $40-$60 a pop, usually like 4 at a time, and wear them for six months, then its time for new ones.  its a lot of expense, but i look SO much better with that support, my back doesnt hurt the way it used to, etc. 

after all, why spend money on clothes to go over undergarments only to have them look dumpy because the undergarments arent any good?!
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« Reply #581 on: February 19, 2010 12:32:41 PM »

I posted this on craftster ages ago but think it might fit here too so, spinning yarn from newspaper... totally cool.

http://greenupgrader.com/2138/handspun-recycled-newspaper-yarn/
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« Reply #582 on: February 19, 2010 01:48:43 PM »

Since I'm already thinking of the upcoming gardening season I wanted to share new little tip my mom gave me.  She saw a show or magazine or something where instead of using the peet pots or other less than beautiful containers to start your plants you use glass dishes.  She's now on the hunt for candy jars (with lids) and other glass vases/containers/candle holders that would fit on her window sill. 

She said the plants in those containers looked beautiful when they were growing and you could see the roots growing.  Your supposed to put marbles or rocks or shells in the bottom for drainage, pretty stuff looks great since you'll actually be able to see it. I've got some marbles I picked up at the thrift store not too long ago.  Next, is a layer of good dirt. Then put your seeds in.  You'll want a container with a lid (or I suppose you could use plastic wrap).  You just use a mister/spray bottle to mist the seeds and leave the lid on until they sprout, just like a little terrarium. When you're ready to plant just dump them out and plant like you would anything else. 

This way you just purchase one glass container, if you don't already have them laying around the house, and use it over and over every year.  I'd just make sure you have a nice open top (not like a mason jar) so it's easier to get the plants out without damaging them when it's time .  I'm going to try this this year, as I'm sure I've got at least a couple of glass containers that would work around here somewhere.
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« Reply #583 on: February 19, 2010 02:25:07 PM »

A little bit off topic..but I'm doing a bit of a happy dance in my chair right now.  We just finished baby step number one from The Total Money Makeover!  Cheesy  All that scrimping and saving and eating in is paying off fast!  I just transferred money to our savings account to make it $1,000 - our baby emergency fund.  When the tax refund comes in March, we can kill our debt all at once and be done with step number two as well!  YAY!  With three kids and another on the way this feels so good!  We've had this much money and more in savings before but never had a good enough hold on our finances to keep it there.  I also got my first credit card bill with a big $0.00 owing on it today!  They still send it when you've paid for the last month but it's great to know it's been a month (well, more) of not using it now. Grin
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« Reply #584 on: February 19, 2010 03:32:33 PM »

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!   This is a BIG milestone for you, and I am so proud!

*happy dances for you!!!* 

*10,000 hugs!!!*
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« Reply #585 on: February 19, 2010 03:38:03 PM »

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!   This is a BIG milestone for you, and I am so proud!

*happy dances for you!!!* 

*10,000 hugs!!!*

Thank you, Aiki!!  I wish I could give you a real hug back!! Cheesy
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« Reply #586 on: February 19, 2010 04:26:45 PM »

Congratulations from me as well!  That's a very big step toward financial independence.
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« Reply #587 on: February 19, 2010 04:30:23 PM »

I hit thrift shop paydirt today!  I got a heaping, bursting bag full of skeins of yarn --- all but 2 brand new in the wrapper!, 3 books for kiddo (nature riddles, an old book of video game jokes from the 80's, and a Peanuts Snoopy comics book), a magazine for me (an old back issue of my favorite magazine Country Woman Magazine), a BIG undecorated grapevine wreath that I'll get crafty all over for someone a swap item at some point, 4 plain small terra cotta pots for crafting, and a bursting bag of vintage sewing notions (zippers, bias tape, ric rac, buttons, hooks, snaps, and more!) for $6.45.  
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« Reply #588 on: February 19, 2010 04:36:34 PM »

Wow, that is paydirt!! Don't you just love good thrifting days?? Cheesy  We have one shop that has a free tag colour each month so you can take about ten items for free without even having to buy anything.  I think the reason is two-fold - to help out low income shoppers and also to get rid of their excess stock - they have TONS of stuff there.  I'm itching to go check out what they have but the old budget is holding me back.  Having seen what budgeting can do, however, I'm willing to sacrifice for awhile!  Next month hubby and I should have some personal money to use as we like so maybe I'll go then.
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« Reply #589 on: February 19, 2010 04:54:15 PM »

A nice way to start the weekend.  This really has nothing to do with frugality.  It's just a BREAK TO HAVE SOME FUN!!!

Oh dear.  I have a new addiction.  Pure fluff --- complete brain rot!  Have y'all heard of the hilarious new band Rock Sugar?  I first heard them a few mornings ago on Drake and Zeke in the morning on 98.1 out of Memphis.  Now, they have exploded onto the other Memphis rock stations.  Absolutely HILARIOUS!!!

They were the 3:00 Threesome on the radio this afternoon, and the whole time on the road to get my son from school and part of the way back, I was singing and hollering and having a party on wheels in the car!!!  LOLOLOL

Absolute nonsense, which, frankly, I need a big dose of these days:

http://www.rocksugarband.com/Default.aspx

The premise of the band is (from the website --- you have to scroll down from the video to enter the site):  http://www.rocksugarband.com/theband/story.aspx#content

They do mash ups of 80's and 90's songs but like hard rock.  Like, they combined Enter Sandman by Metallica and Don't Stop Believing by by Journey.  They call the song Don't Stop the Sandman.  And, it works.  Yeah.  My favorite is I Love Sugar on Me which is a mash up of Pour Some Sugar on Me (the defining song of my 10th grade year) and I Love Rock n Roll.  LOLOLOL  I think the biggest brain sprain is Voices in the Jungle which is a mash up of Welcome to the Jungle and Voices Carry.  LOLOLOL

Listen to samples here:
http://www.rocksugarband.com/sound/player.htm

Gotta wait for a way to get the album that isn't $16.99!!!  

I do not like heavy metal.  But, I like 80's, I like creativity, I like funny, and I like just blowing off some steam and not having to be so dang serious all the time!!!

They even combine Paula Abdul and KISS.  And, it's not even scary.  LOLOLOL

And, yes, there's a mashup that contains Jesse's Girl.  80's represent!!!
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