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by MackerelCat
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check in Nov 9, 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 3066

Re: Daily Check in Nov 9, 2015

Good afternoon, frugal friends. This morning I weighed our elderly cat, and he's gained a quarter of a pound in two weeks on his new diet, so I am very pleased. He obviously feels much better. He needs to gain another pound, so this will be a slow process. Other than that, I've been doing routine ho...
by MackerelCat
Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Five Frugal Things November
Replies: 38
Views: 6723

Re: Five Frugal Things November

1. Baked my husband some very healthy breakfast cookies so that he has a portable (and frugal) breakfast on work mornings. Also baked a loaf of homemade bread for the family. 2. Discovered that the $5 off $65 coupons the grocery store has been giving me do not exclude gift cards, which is awesome. 3...
by MackerelCat
Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check In Nov. 8, 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2152

Re: Daily Check In Nov. 8, 2015

Hello, frugal friends! Did not get to the baking that needed to be done yesterday, so I'm doing it today. Made a batch of breakfast cookies for DH. They're not very sweet, but are loaded with nuts, seeds, and dried fruit -- good stuff. :) And I have a loaf of potato bread on its second rise. Yesterd...
by MackerelCat
Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Are there rooms in your house that you don't use? family of 5 living in 850 sq ft house
Replies: 53
Views: 9428

Re: Are there rooms in your house that you don't use? family of 5 living in 850 sq ft house

If those parents wanted to downsize so drastically they should be the ones to suffer. Give up their bedroom. Boys in one bedroom, girls in the other, parents in the living room. Absolutely. And using the only bathroom as a telephone booth or home office means they need to go outside on their very n...
by MackerelCat
Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Are there rooms in your house that you don't use? family of 5 living in 850 sq ft house
Replies: 53
Views: 9428

Re: Are there rooms in your house that you don't use? family of 5 living in 850 sq ft house

Does anyone have a good resource to better utilize space in a house. I'd like some ideas because I am going to remodel this house with using space as a principle. I like to read the website Apartment Therapy for small space decorating ideas. Although our house is spacious, the actual work space in ...
by MackerelCat
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Are there rooms in your house that you don't use? family of 5 living in 850 sq ft house
Replies: 53
Views: 9428

Re: Are there rooms in your house that you don't use? family of 5 living in 850 sq ft house

Rinty, I think because 850 feet is the norm in Britain, designers make better use of the space, and furniture and appliances are designed to fit space of that size. The folks in the Yahoo article have an enormous sofa for the space they're trying to live in. They'd be better of with a love seat and ...