Group photo
Author:
SOCKKNITTER's Photo SOCKKNITTER SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (598)
Posts: 3,599
7/19/11 2:14 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I like to knit but I just can't afford all that expensive yarn! So, because I knit for charity, a couple of stores give me all their sample balls, end of line yarns, stuff that didn't sell or discontinued yarn that got left in storage so I can knit hoodies, caps, socks & mittens for kids. They often slip in a few balls of sock yarn for ME. For a long time, I was part of a group sending packages to Canadian Troops to hand out to street kids in Afghanistan. Then we started sending infant socks & caps to hospitals in Relief Camps in Pakistan - every new baby gets a hat & socks. Now we send socks & sweaters to orphanages with no heat - hand carried by Relief Workers - in Russia. Since charity also begins at home, we crochet & knit squares for blankets for Halfway Houses & AIDS Christmas hampers too. Once people find out you take in Orphan yarn - OMG - it comes from all directions!! I got 5 LEAF BAGS of acrylic yarns in wild colors from an old lady who had also been knitting for charity. Since most of my knitting goes to places with no heat, I needed woollen yarn. I gifted 4 of those bags to two Hospital Day Care centres who had no budget for yarn for their ladies . . . they were knitting caps & mittens for local charities!!! So, without spending any money, I get a lot of happiness, craft satisfaction & a chance to help someone else without killing my budget!

Now, for food - well, that's a whole other situation. When I left home, the first thing I bought even before a couch, was a small freezer!! I buy chicken bones for 10 cents a pound. I go to a wholesaler who separates bones from chicken breasts. As long as I buy 40 lbs at a time, I can buy the breast bones. The skin goes somewhere else so the boxes I buy are only breast bones. I take them home & bag them in freezer bags - usually two or three handfuls in a bag. I get at least 20 bags about 2 pounds each. Each bag will make a big pot of chicken soup. There's tons of meat on those bones. I cook them up in the slow cooker with garlic, pepper & nutmeg. I pull out the bones, pick the meat off & throw it back in with barley & any veggies I care to add. I can eat for two or three days on one pot of soup.
This is how I survived quite nicely in College with very little money. I also bought pork neck bones & turkey necks to make soup. I buy the marked down veggies & fruit - hey it's only going to be soup, sauce, relish or jam so who cares if it's too ripe or bruised.

Right now I'm really short of money so I'm cooking up bones again. I have $20 in my pocket for the next week for everything so I'm cleaning out the freezer. And making soup.

2,145 Days since:  laying about
0
537
1075
1612
2150
COPPERPENNY45 Posts: 6,229
7/19/11 9:34 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
(CAPS FOR VI)

WHAT GREAT IDEAS! THANKS A LOT! emoticon

 current weight: 208.0 
215
192.5
170
147.5
125
LORETTA24's Photo LORETTA24 Posts: 10,198
7/19/11 7:57 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm using less quick fix meals and doing more social activities with family and friends that don't include spending money out.

 current weight: 137.0 
186
170.75
155.5
140.25
125
SOCKKNITTER's Photo SOCKKNITTER SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (598)
Posts: 3,599
7/15/11 2:07 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I buy fruit & veggies at the local market - I can walk there if I don't buy too much!! I've changed my buying habits so I actually buy more at the neighborhood strip mall shops instead of driving to the Big Box Block or SuperSaver Grocery stores. I buy less, what I do buy is fresher, local & much lower priced. I switched to TEA instead of coffee when I go to Starbucks - I can still meet my pals who are paying $5 for a drink but mine with TWO bags in a GIANT cup is $2. And I think it's better for me . . .

2,145 Days since:  laying about
0
537
1075
1612
2150
NEW_LIFE_4_ME SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 2,210
7/14/11 2:14 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I quit Uverse tv. I use less gas running around by staying home more which means eating out less too.

ENCHANTEDBROOM's Photo ENCHANTEDBROOM Posts: 3,206
7/14/11 1:52 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I turned a garage sale find into a cool place to relax: pool/sap/sauna. And the water can be drained to water the garden.



�Hate is a wasteful emotion, most of the people you hate don't know you hate them and the rest don't care.� Medgar Evers

"Who gave you the notion you could assume the things I know...the things I know" Russell Crowe & Dean Cochran of TOFOG, Things Have Gotta Change

annirosethemuse.blog.com


 current weight: 115.0 
125
122.5
120
117.5
115
RUNANDRUN SparkPoints: (53)
Fitness Minutes: (27,091)
Posts: 3,340
7/14/11 12:35 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I changed my thermostat to 79.

CD6008980 Posts: 1,237
7/11/11 6:56 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I decided to go out to eat only once per month. It helps me save some money and it's better that way for my calories. So, that's good.

MS_SWEETHEART's Photo MS_SWEETHEART SparkPoints: (61,740)
Fitness Minutes: (27,023)
Posts: 9,809
7/10/11 12:40 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Glad I could help. emoticon

Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing being wrong. ~Peter T. Mcintyre

ANDREA1254's Photo ANDREA1254 Posts: 204
7/10/11 11:38 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
MS_SWEETHEART: I love this idea of emailing companies for coupons. I am going to do that today for some of the name brands we use. Thank you, thank you.

What we think about and thank about, we bring about.


 current weight: 190.0 
195
180
165
150
135
MS_SWEETHEART's Photo MS_SWEETHEART SparkPoints: (61,740)
Fitness Minutes: (27,023)
Posts: 9,809
7/10/11 1:14 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Today is Sunday, so I will be clipping coupons. I also email the companies that make the products I use, and ask for coupons. Most of them will send them out to you.

Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing being wrong. ~Peter T. Mcintyre

SOCKKNITTER's Photo SOCKKNITTER SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (598)
Posts: 3,599
7/9/11 11:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Traded unused craft supplies with my knitting friends. We all brought stuff we used to do but don't any more - like crewel embroidery kits or sewing fabric - and we tossed it on a table at our weekly knitting bee & took what we wanted. Everyone got new stuff without paying a penny & a lot of us cleaned out the stuff we don't use anymore.

2,145 Days since:  laying about
0
537
1075
1612
2150
MOMMA48's Photo MOMMA48 Posts: 799,208
7/9/11 9:36 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon I used to do that as to the meat that would be on special, and then base the rest of the week's menu around those great specials! It saved alot of time thinking what should we have and also the $.

Teams:
STRESSED OUT WOMEN GETTIN' HEALTHY
teams.sparkpeople.com/StressedOut
WomenGettin'Healthy

TREADMILL, RUNNERS, WALKERS teams.sparkpeople.com/Treadmill
FABULOUS 40's~50's~ & UP HAVING FUN teams.sparkpeople.com/F4
VIP-VIRTUALLY INSPIRED PEERS /teams.sparkpeople.com/VIP
KEEP IT SIMPLE teams.sparkpeople.com/KeepSimple
AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS teams.sparkpeople.com/AI


 current weight: -10.0  under
15
7.5
0
-7.5
-15
MS_SWEETHEART's Photo MS_SWEETHEART SparkPoints: (61,740)
Fitness Minutes: (27,023)
Posts: 9,809
7/8/11 1:24 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Cooking more. And I check the newspaper every Wednesday to see what foods are on sale.

Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing being wrong. ~Peter T. Mcintyre

MOMMA48's Photo MOMMA48 Posts: 799,208
7/8/11 8:50 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Limiting the visits my hubby makes to the fast food places in a week! He likes to have dinner ready when I get home from work, which is super thoughtful, and this is the easiest way for him to do it, but preparing and getting the meals somewhat ready for the next day the evening before, is saving a lot on his driving and we're eating healthier as well!

Teams:
STRESSED OUT WOMEN GETTIN' HEALTHY
teams.sparkpeople.com/StressedOut
WomenGettin'Healthy

TREADMILL, RUNNERS, WALKERS teams.sparkpeople.com/Treadmill
FABULOUS 40's~50's~ & UP HAVING FUN teams.sparkpeople.com/F4
VIP-VIRTUALLY INSPIRED PEERS /teams.sparkpeople.com/VIP
KEEP IT SIMPLE teams.sparkpeople.com/KeepSimple
AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS teams.sparkpeople.com/AI


 current weight: -10.0  under
15
7.5
0
-7.5
-15
MOMMA48's Photo MOMMA48 Posts: 799,208
7/6/11 6:47 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I made the calls this afternoon! emoticon We took the phone off the wall and we're going all cell phone! Between the long-distance carrier bill and the regular home phone bill, we should be able to save $100 a month!

Teams:
STRESSED OUT WOMEN GETTIN' HEALTHY
teams.sparkpeople.com/StressedOut
WomenGettin'Healthy

TREADMILL, RUNNERS, WALKERS teams.sparkpeople.com/Treadmill
FABULOUS 40's~50's~ & UP HAVING FUN teams.sparkpeople.com/F4
VIP-VIRTUALLY INSPIRED PEERS /teams.sparkpeople.com/VIP
KEEP IT SIMPLE teams.sparkpeople.com/KeepSimple
AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS teams.sparkpeople.com/AI


 current weight: -10.0  under
15
7.5
0
-7.5
-15
CD6008980 Posts: 1,237
7/3/11 8:45 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I've switched auto insurance companies. And I try to carpool to the gym most of the time. It really helps.

SOCKKNITTER's Photo SOCKKNITTER SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (598)
Posts: 3,599
7/3/11 3:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I've been eating at home & taking food to work. I'm still going thru the drive thru but I'm getting a large steeped TEA instead of breakfast! I'm shopping at the farm on my way home & building huge salads at home. I'm also not buying as much meat & using beans, canned fish on sale, olives, goat cheese & drinking more milk. A lot of the time when I come home late, I have a big bowl of whole grain cereal with fruit on top for dinner.

2,145 Days since:  laying about
0
537
1075
1612
2150
SUGARSMOM2 SparkPoints: (296,754)
Fitness Minutes: (261,265)
Posts: 13,217
7/2/11 7:19 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
changed all the light bulbs to those newer ones . put the hot water tank on a timer . got a new freezer that is cost control .

sugarsmom2 donna wva


 current weight: 221.0 
265
236
207
178
149
ANDREA1254's Photo ANDREA1254 Posts: 204
7/2/11 10:23 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Robin: Wow!! You are an inspiration. What a great feeling that will be when you have the debt paid off and funds in the bank.

What we think about and thank about, we bring about.


 current weight: 190.0 
195
180
165
150
135
MOMMA48's Photo MOMMA48 Posts: 799,208
7/2/11 8:41 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon and emoticon You've done fantastic and super congrats! What an inspiration to us all! Love it! I'm still going to check into cutting off the home phone and just using the cell phones. I always tend to look ahead and I just want to make sure there isn't a reason I should keep it, as I know the hook-up charge is always rather high, in case I need to hook up again. Gotta keep thinking and doing my checking.

Teams:
STRESSED OUT WOMEN GETTIN' HEALTHY
teams.sparkpeople.com/StressedOut
WomenGettin'Healthy

TREADMILL, RUNNERS, WALKERS teams.sparkpeople.com/Treadmill
FABULOUS 40's~50's~ & UP HAVING FUN teams.sparkpeople.com/F4
VIP-VIRTUALLY INSPIRED PEERS /teams.sparkpeople.com/VIP
KEEP IT SIMPLE teams.sparkpeople.com/KeepSimple
AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS teams.sparkpeople.com/AI


 current weight: -10.0  under
15
7.5
0
-7.5
-15
CD8532529 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (45,824)
Posts: 277
7/1/11 12:31 P

Send Private Message
Reply
In the last two and half months, I have paid off the IRS and two credit card bills which totaled $4500. Yea three bills done and gone. I have one more credit card to pay off and then I will be debt free besides my house. Paying by cash only has helped me tremendously, I don't think I will ever do it another way. Debit cards and credit cards are just too easy for me to get out of control with. I know most of what I was in debt was because of the recession and not paring my expenses down fast enough to live within part time work for two years. So my goal immediately after paying off the last CC is building a large contingency fund. I am so grateful to be working full time again since last December. I have also cut out cable and home phone service. As soon as my contract is up I will explore doing a prepaid cell phone. Thanks so much to all of you for your inspiring tips, they have helped me so much!

TEDDYTEDDY's Photo TEDDYTEDDY Posts: 2,857
6/27/11 4:56 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
about modem for computer...I have a service called clear.net and they provide a modem that gives me wireless hookup throughout the house at no extra charge. I pay about $65 a month for satellite internet and phone and it is about $55 a month for just the internet. The service is very reliable. One problem I had at first was that some older computers will not work with their wireless service and one of my older laptops has to have a wire connection to work. Windows 7 works fine but some of the older programs don't work ...
emoticon

Teddy

Courage doesn't always roar:

Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow.""

Tomorrow is here.









 current weight: 220.0 
285
251.25
217.5
183.75
150
ANEWLIFE101's Photo ANEWLIFE101 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (2,488)
Posts: 21
6/25/11 10:33 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
We're canceling our cable, since most of the shows we watch can be found on Hulu for free, canceled our land line phone since nobody calls us on it; are discontinuing our garbage pick up-we can get a transfer punch card for 40.00 total whereas it costs about ten bucks more a month to have it picked up...we're looking for movies at the library instead of renting them through Redbox or going to the movies. Lastly, I've started making weekly menus to cook with. It's not a ton, but it's something, all together, it'll cost us approximately 100.00 less/month.

We're also looking into getting a wireless modem instead of paying the additional 7/month (84.00 a year!) to used the cable company's.

 current weight: 190.0 
190
175
160
145
130
LORETTA24's Photo LORETTA24 Posts: 10,198
6/25/11 9:19 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
We cancelled our newspaper since we listen to the radio and are on the computer daily we get any news we need there (of course there are always the neighbors and co-workers that keep us up also ... lol). We quit going to the movies weekly and now use netflex which we can access through our computer and the television so we don't always have to wait for the dvd to come in the mai (we are spending less for a month than it cost us to go to the theatre for a single trip) (the dh loves it because of less fuel plus no commericials like the tv so he is almost always using it instead of normal programing). I am bathing and trimming the dog myself and have started giving the dh haircuts at home (I still go every 6-8 weeks for a cut only as the dh isn't very scissor friendly ... lol). I make my own quick meals by cooking in bulk for a day a week instead of buying the easy stuff (and it is even healthier that way).

 current weight: 137.0 
186
170.75
155.5
140.25
125
DREAMS2LIFE's Photo DREAMS2LIFE Posts: 720
6/24/11 10:27 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have been making my own dishwasher detergent and love it! So much cheaper. and when we run low, I just make another batch.

We have been going to the library for books, movies and cultural passes. at our library we can reserve a cultural pass which allows us to go either the zoo or the children's museum for free admission.

I have been doing yard work and have been using newspapers for weed stop fabric before laying the barkdust. It allows water through, but blocks the weeds. It biodegrades in about two years...saw the idea on a gardening television show a few years ago and it works great...just lay a couple layers around your plants. Easy to fold and place around your plantings instead of traditional weed stop fabric.

Doing a lot of picnics in the park with kids instead of fast food...saves money and calories. Then they get to burn off their energy on the play equipment while I curl up with a good book on a park bench after dinner.

"To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did."

"Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda

"The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can." - Sydney Smith


 Pounds lost: 6.5 
0
15
30
45
60
MOMMA48's Photo MOMMA48 Posts: 799,208
6/23/11 8:16 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
That is a great idea and one that we've tried over the years. And, it works! By using the food items from the freezer, pantry and cupboards helps use the items that possibly have been stored a longer time -- so use what we have and limit those purchases.

Teams:
STRESSED OUT WOMEN GETTIN' HEALTHY
teams.sparkpeople.com/StressedOut
WomenGettin'Healthy

TREADMILL, RUNNERS, WALKERS teams.sparkpeople.com/Treadmill
FABULOUS 40's~50's~ & UP HAVING FUN teams.sparkpeople.com/F4
VIP-VIRTUALLY INSPIRED PEERS /teams.sparkpeople.com/VIP
KEEP IT SIMPLE teams.sparkpeople.com/KeepSimple
AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS teams.sparkpeople.com/AI


 current weight: -10.0  under
15
7.5
0
-7.5
-15
SHELBYBEAR's Photo SHELBYBEAR Posts: 512
6/21/11 11:31 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Trying to see how many days we can go without spending any money. Just making do with what we have.

 current weight: 250.0 
250
221.25
192.5
163.75
135
MOMMA48's Photo MOMMA48 Posts: 799,208
6/20/11 7:50 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Before I leave in the morning for work, I always do a "walk around" the house and make sure all electrical surge strips, the coffee pot and A/C is turned off. It's surprising to see who turns on something -- but forgets to turn it off again!

Teams:
STRESSED OUT WOMEN GETTIN' HEALTHY
teams.sparkpeople.com/StressedOut
WomenGettin'Healthy

TREADMILL, RUNNERS, WALKERS teams.sparkpeople.com/Treadmill
FABULOUS 40's~50's~ & UP HAVING FUN teams.sparkpeople.com/F4
VIP-VIRTUALLY INSPIRED PEERS /teams.sparkpeople.com/VIP
KEEP IT SIMPLE teams.sparkpeople.com/KeepSimple
AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS teams.sparkpeople.com/AI


 current weight: -10.0  under
15
7.5
0
-7.5
-15
ALOT2GO's Photo ALOT2GO Posts: 177
6/15/11 8:17 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I do all my grocery shopping at Aldi, Dollar General and Family Dollar stores. I get a lot of things from garage sales dirt cheap. We don't go to movies anymore, we watch Netflix, which saves a lot of money. I set the thermostat at 78 in the day and 74 at night in the summer months. ( I live in the Southwest) I planted a garden this year, saving a lot of money on tomatoes and cucumbers, onions and peppers. Read books from the library. Eating at home more rather than eating out. Learning that entertainment is not going to WallyWorld and spending money, sitting out in the yard and playing with our dogs is a lot cheaper. lol

"Choices you make today, make your tomorrow."


 current weight: 254.6 
318
275.75
233.5
191.25
149
LUCKYLADY777's Photo LUCKYLADY777 SparkPoints: (242)
Fitness Minutes: (47,885)
Posts: 1,316
6/15/11 12:02 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Watch what gas stations are the cheaper prices and buy their product. Buy clothes on sale or at Goodwill or a second hand store. Try my best to catch foods on sale. Not great at couponing but I am a wanna be. Appreciating what I have and try to mend and fix things when they break or fall apart. emoticon



 current weight: 212.0 
224
202.25
180.5
158.75
137
CD1285917 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (61,881)
Posts: 13,663
6/14/11 8:17 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Getting my fruit and vegetable gardens in....that said....just checking in and letting you know that I am not around here yet ....still have an orchard to plant and digging out for an outdoor fireplace, and more veggies to plant...but I assure you I am sweating and working out by blood sugars for the most part are lower...as long as I get my sleep! And today I start an exercise class at the gym plus go to a DAR meeting this evening...busy time getting things done before my visit in July with surgeon...AND getting info and preparing for new bathroom! So as one Sparkie stated...the time I am not Here on the forums I am out working to reach my goals! Take care I will be back as soon as these things are further along!

MOMMA48's Photo MOMMA48 Posts: 799,208
6/11/11 5:24 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon and we're thinking of cutting off the cable television. Especially, now that the weather is nice where we live -- it's time to get out and enjoy the evenings more than keep paying the extra bill each month.

Teams:
STRESSED OUT WOMEN GETTIN' HEALTHY
teams.sparkpeople.com/StressedOut
WomenGettin'Healthy

TREADMILL, RUNNERS, WALKERS teams.sparkpeople.com/Treadmill
FABULOUS 40's~50's~ & UP HAVING FUN teams.sparkpeople.com/F4
VIP-VIRTUALLY INSPIRED PEERS /teams.sparkpeople.com/VIP
KEEP IT SIMPLE teams.sparkpeople.com/KeepSimple
AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS teams.sparkpeople.com/AI


 current weight: -10.0  under
15
7.5
0
-7.5
-15
NAVARROSARAH's Photo NAVARROSARAH SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (21,307)
Posts: 369
6/10/11 9:21 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
As of this month I cancelled my Netflix and my directtv. I have so many movies here and books that I decided I don't need to spend money on those things anymore. I am going to work on finding a cheaper cell phone plan this month. I went vegetarian and this has also saved me so much money.

 current weight: 174.0 
224
203
182
161
140
CD7770942 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (18,356)
Posts: 1,458
6/9/11 11:28 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Focusing on our GOALS! Our budget is tighter and we are communicating much, much more!


ENCHANTEDBROOM's Photo ENCHANTEDBROOM Posts: 3,206
6/6/11 12:08 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Bright Blessings-

Growing my own fruits, veggies, and herbs.

And tuning off all electronics when not needed. And replacing all the lightbulbs in the house with those energy saving ones. I buy one a month until they are all replaced. I make and use my own candles!!

emoticon

Edited by: ENCHANTEDBROOM at: 6/6/2011 (12:08)


�Hate is a wasteful emotion, most of the people you hate don't know you hate them and the rest don't care.� Medgar Evers

"Who gave you the notion you could assume the things I know...the things I know" Russell Crowe & Dean Cochran of TOFOG, Things Have Gotta Change

annirosethemuse.blog.com


 current weight: 115.0 
125
122.5
120
117.5
115
AJDOVER1's Photo AJDOVER1 SparkPoints: (751,171)
Fitness Minutes: (389,238)
Posts: 47,978
6/4/11 12:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Those Purex 3 in 1 sheets are great! My guy ALWAYS used to put too much detergent in the wash (if a little is good, a lot is better, was his theory). Now the amount of detergent is portion-controlled! Plus, he can't spill it on the floor.

Let's walk!


 July Minutes: 706
0
750
1500
2250
3000
MOMMA48's Photo MOMMA48 Posts: 799,208
6/3/11 6:23 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I just bought the Purex 3 in 1 laundry sheets (detergent, softener and anti-static). You toss one in the wash, and once done, everything gets tossed into the dryer, along with the sheet -- and it saves on the expense of additional softener or softener sheets. Plus, it's a lot easier to toss when they're empty -- no large plastic bottles or boxes to worry about. They come in a container about the size of a large hand, plus a bit more. But, what a space and $ saver in the long run!

Teams:
STRESSED OUT WOMEN GETTIN' HEALTHY
teams.sparkpeople.com/StressedOut
WomenGettin'Healthy

TREADMILL, RUNNERS, WALKERS teams.sparkpeople.com/Treadmill
FABULOUS 40's~50's~ & UP HAVING FUN teams.sparkpeople.com/F4
VIP-VIRTUALLY INSPIRED PEERS /teams.sparkpeople.com/VIP
KEEP IT SIMPLE teams.sparkpeople.com/KeepSimple
AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS teams.sparkpeople.com/AI


 current weight: -10.0  under
15
7.5
0
-7.5
-15
CD5553271 Posts: 7,685
6/3/11 6:19 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I'm putting time and money into fruit and veggie plants in hopes that it will pay off all summer long and maybe into the fall too.

GETDONE's Photo GETDONE Posts: 2,065
6/1/11 1:12 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am going to try the Purex laundry softener crystals---!!!!!!!!!!!!! sounds just what I need to be able to hang the clothes and have them not so wrinkled.


LOOK FOR THE SMILE and LAUGHTER ;-)





Don't let yesterday use up too much of today -- Will Rogers






GETDONEDon't let yesterday use up too much of today -- Will Rogers https://soundcloud.com/thesoulofhans
/deep-blue-soul-3


 current weight: 220.0 
220
212.5
205
197.5
190
MOMMA48's Photo MOMMA48 Posts: 799,208
5/31/11 7:57 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Re-adjusting the deductibles on our vehicles!

Teams:
STRESSED OUT WOMEN GETTIN' HEALTHY
teams.sparkpeople.com/StressedOut
WomenGettin'Healthy

TREADMILL, RUNNERS, WALKERS teams.sparkpeople.com/Treadmill
FABULOUS 40's~50's~ & UP HAVING FUN teams.sparkpeople.com/F4
VIP-VIRTUALLY INSPIRED PEERS /teams.sparkpeople.com/VIP
KEEP IT SIMPLE teams.sparkpeople.com/KeepSimple
AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS teams.sparkpeople.com/AI


 current weight: -10.0  under
15
7.5
0
-7.5
-15
CD1322168 Posts: 26,911
5/28/11 10:47 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Stopped all non essential bills!

CD9155622 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (2,188)
Posts: 211
5/26/11 3:59 P

Send Private Message
Reply
cool, thanks I'll check it out

ANDREA1254's Photo ANDREA1254 Posts: 204
5/26/11 3:57 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
HazelJedi:

Check out hulu.com. It is amazing how many new shows are available there after a few days of the airing, and a portion of the site is free.

What we think about and thank about, we bring about.


 current weight: 190.0 
195
180
165
150
135
CD1322168 Posts: 26,911
5/26/11 9:48 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I'm moving to an apartment...much easier and cheaper than buying a house!

CD9155622 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (2,188)
Posts: 211
5/25/11 12:47 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Does anyone else use netflix?

I got mad at how much comcast was charging for tv and dvr service. I read all my news online anyway, even the local stations.

I called comcast and ditched my cable tv and DVR. Kept internet and phone service through them.

Yes, I'm going to be a season behind on all my favorite tv shows while I await the season to come out on DVD and wait for netflix to send it to me, but signing up for netflix at $20 a month and ditching cable tv is going to save me about $60 a month.

CD10227028 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (10)
Posts: 115
5/24/11 9:05 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Called comcast and got them to lower our bill for our tv, phone and computer.

EAGLESMAIDEN3's Photo EAGLESMAIDEN3 Posts: 97
5/21/11 1:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I get groceries at Aldi or Sav-a-lot since they're so much cheaper. I also send off for free samples and use those, specially for soaps, shampoos, stuff like that. I have a clothes line outside that I use instead of the dryer during the good months. One thing I've found that I'm in love with is the new Purex laundry softener crystals. You throw them in the washer with the soap powders and it works great for line drying. $4 for 32 load bottle so I'm in love :)

 current weight: 193.0 
204
193
182
171
160
CD5553271 Posts: 7,685
5/19/11 10:01 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Over the years I have collected many health and beauty type samples, such as shampoos, lotions, etc. Some from hotels, some online or through the mail. I gathered them all together and was amazed at how much I had. I decided that I wasn't going to buy anything new until I had used up all of the samples in my supply.

I'm enjoying it because I've found a couple of brands that I really like (that I will buy in the future). I'm also saving money while free-ing up space. Win-Win!

RUBYTWOSDAY's Photo RUBYTWOSDAY Posts: 197
5/18/11 11:09 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
We contacted our telephone provider and requested to remove a $20 block of long-distance time. Before the conversation was completed, we had also managed to bundle some of our services - savings $35 per month! Amazing how you don't get the savings if you don't complain!


Report Innappropriate Post

Other Living Life on a Shoestring General Team Discussion Forum Posts




Thread URL: https://sparkrecipes.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28017x31026606

Review our Community Guidelines