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by MackerelCat
Fri May 13, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: May's Magnificient Use It Up and Recycle Challenge
Replies: 75
Views: 17095

Re: May's Magnificient Use It Up and Recycle Challenge

DS gave me three tiny Yankee Candles for Mother's Day. I put them on a glass plate while they were lit, and they were completely melted into a puddle of wax after three uses. So last night I peeled the wax off the plate, made a new wick from some 100 percent cotton twine, and remelted the wax in a c...
by MackerelCat
Thu May 12, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check In May 12, 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1955

Re: Daily Check In May 12, 2016

Hi, frugal friends! It's pouring down rain here in Tennessee. I had only a tiny folding umbrella and was soaked on the backside and from the knees down walking to my car to come home. Another frugal day here. I really, really wanted take-out for lunch, but fortunately I'm too lazy to go fetch it fro...
by MackerelCat
Wed May 11, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: May's Magnificient Use It Up and Recycle Challenge
Replies: 75
Views: 17095

Re: May's Magnificient Use It Up and Recycle Challenge

I bought a cute seersucker blouse for $2 at the thrift store that had really ugly buttons on it. A quick rummage through my stash of buttons taken off other things turned up enough to revamp it for no cost but a few minutes of stitching. DH brought me his leftover Thai beef fried rice, which was muc...
by MackerelCat
Wed May 11, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check In May 11th
Replies: 15
Views: 2493

Re: Daily Check In May 11th

{{{Hugs}}} today to Penny and Clem. Hi, frugal ones. Nothing special going on here in the frugality department. I just keep on keeping on with the usual things. Spent a small fortune at the veterinary's office this week on my dachshund girls, who are now doing well. Mended a pair of jeans and swappe...
by MackerelCat
Mon May 09, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check in May 9, 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3197

Re: Daily Check in May 9, 2016

SnowAngel, congratulations on having a healthy, happy baby son! Don't worry too much about getting many things done while he's so small. Jen, I am glad to hear that the furniture division is over and you found such a wonderful replacement. {{{hugs}}} And Penny, I hope your foot heals up just fine. G...
by MackerelCat
Sun May 08, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check In May 8th
Replies: 9
Views: 1832

Re: Daily Check In May 8th

Hi, frugal friends! We have come back from a road trip to visit our sister-in-law and her mom for Mother's Day. Her mom is the only mother/grandmother left on either side of the family, so I hugged her today and called her "Grande Mama," and told her she had to stick around a long, long time. Other ...