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A frugal woman's dream to own a home while the prices of everything rise!

Showing 2 posts from October 2010 for this blog.
Making this Christmas a Frugal Adventure
Sunday, October 17, 2010

I was here today reading about all of the things everyone is doing to save a penny or two, and it got me thinking about Christmas! Every year the family exchanges gifts to the nieces and nephews and picks one name from the hat and buys a $50 gift for that person. Also every year the kids get together and chip in on a gift for my DH parents, but they never expect that we will refuse to pay for part of that gift. In 2006 i was greeted to a very alarming phone call about the gift for the In-laws. PlEASE pay $98.00 for your portion for this gift!.. I was appalled! i never spend that kind of money on any one! so the very next year i set out ON a frugal Adventure, how to make it better!!!

I started to make homemade soaps, and candles and even salt water taffy, i created a homemade gift basket for less than $25 with baking and treats tucked inside. This year i have decided to try my hand at making Ribbon wreaths for the mothers, have bought all the materials for two and it is around $25.00 each wreath plus my time and effort

Still need to get an idea for the Fathers and have no idea where to start!..a suggestion for this would be great!

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6 kittens
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Very recently our cat had her second litter of kittens, the first litter never had a chance to live, as the mother cat got an infection while pregnant and birthed them while sick! we tried to keep her inside, but as all well and good ideas go, that fell through!, and now are faced with 6 little meowing babies at our mercy!..I was told by several people that if a Queen has more than 5 kittens i should be supplementing the 6th one with artificial milk..can any one tell me if this is true? They all seem to be doing well  so far, and it gives me no cause to worry!..thanks so much

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