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Forum: Idle Chit Chat! 12-30-2006, 07:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,125
Posted By beckri
I try to recycle all I can-we've got huge garbage...

I try to recycle all I can-we've got huge garbage cans for aluminum, plastics, tin and glass out in the porch.
I try to only put nonrecyclable things in the trash, be it food that can't be composted...
Forum: Christmas 10-22-2006, 06:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,143
Posted By beckri
I'm starting to plan my first cookie exchange....

I'm starting to plan my first cookie exchange. There will hopefully be a total of 12 of us, including myself. We'll each bake one type of cookie, 6 dozen of it. So that would divide up into bags of a...
Forum: Adolescence 10-13-2006, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,311
Posted By beckri
I didn't read all replies completely... so pardon...

I didn't read all replies completely... so pardon me if I repeat anyone.

We don't own cell phones and never will. I also have a 12yr old. She may decide to get one when she is out on her own.
...
Forum: Marriage 09-23-2006, 06:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,331
Posted By beckri
I agree with trusting your gut feelings. Mind...

I agree with trusting your gut feelings. Mind you, I am not saying any other advice or ideas given are wrong. Just that I don't agree completely. I don't think it's necessarily a fault in your...
Forum: Around the Kitchen Table 09-14-2006, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,854
Posted By beckri
Wrap water chestnuts in bacon and douse with soy...

Wrap water chestnuts in bacon and douse with soy sauce and bake in oven until bacon's cooked.

How about bread? I just made a loaf of bread using a sweet rolls recipe and changed it up a little. ...
Forum: Pets & Animals 09-14-2006, 05:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,128
Posted By beckri
I don't know what they cost, but on PetTalk on...

I don't know what they cost, but on PetTalk on the radio, the animal behaviorist often suggests a Scat Mat (I think that's what they're called.) that you could get at a pet food/supply store. The cat...
Forum: Recipe Requests 09-14-2006, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,790
Posted By beckri
I've put soda crackers (be they oyster or...

I've put soda crackers (be they oyster or saltine) in the food processor to make fine crumbs and stored them in a resealable bag. I save cookie, bread, cereal crumbs in there as well. Then the next...
Forum: What Did You Do Frugal Today 08-19-2006, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,473
Views: 89,548
Posted By beckri
cat lover - Can you post a pic of the greenhouse?...

cat lover - Can you post a pic of the greenhouse? My dad and I have been talking about doing one and I'd love to see how you did it.

We've got some leftover white paint from the trim on our...
Forum: Organizing 07-03-2006, 05:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,402
Posted By beckri
I'd

I'd
Forum: General Advice 06-06-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,213
Posted By beckri
Does anyone chauffeur children around? Say from...

Does anyone chauffeur children around? Say from daycare to basketball practice, home to dance classes, etc?
Forum: Recipe Requests 04-10-2006, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,417
Posted By beckri
I don't have a recipe, but I was going to suggest...

I don't have a recipe, but I was going to suggest running your cornmeal through a food processor. I'm not sure how much finer it would get though it works well when I do it with oats so maybe...
Forum: Idle Chit Chat! 03-27-2006, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By beckri
Anyone a physical therapist?

My husband is currently a full time CNA. I am a TRC, which is a Saturday rural mail carrier and sub for the rest of the time for two ladies-so the only day I can count on for work is Saturdays. ...
Forum: What Did You Do Frugal Today 01-20-2006, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,473
Views: 94,341
Posted By beckri
Frugal today has been staying home so far......

Frugal today has been staying home so far... We're making mac'n cheese for lunch for the kids and I'll be eating leftover fried rice that I'd make a couple of nights ago. (We were sort of planning on...
Forum: What Did You Do Frugal Today 01-01-2006, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,475
Views: 118,794
Posted By beckri
I have two orders coming for my s-i-l and niece...

I have two orders coming for my s-i-l and niece for Christmas next year. My s-i-l's only cost me about $3 (normally about $7) and my niece's cost about $4 (normally just over $20)... with free...
Forum: Idle Chit Chat! 11-17-2005, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By beckri
Anyone have legal advice or suggestions regarding sludge?

I've never written this down so it may be a bit long winded...
Picture this: We're out in the country and we have a neighbor on either side and across the road. They're all within about two city...
Forum: What Did You Do Frugal Today 11-17-2005, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,475
Views: 118,794
Posted By beckri
I turned the heat back from 62 to 58 once the...

I turned the heat back from 62 to 58 once the kids left for school. I did my workout video to warm up a little bit ago. I don't have plastic on the windows yet and there's ice formed on the inside...
Forum: Recipe Requests 11-14-2005, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,729
Posted By beckri
We cook ours whole, from fresh. (Though we also...

We cook ours whole, from fresh. (Though we also have used canned.) I either zap them in the microwave (if in a rush) or bake in the oven wrapped in foil and on a cookie sheet as they ooze sweet,...
Forum: Questions Over Coffee 11-04-2005, 06:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,751
Posted By beckri
Charms Sweet & Sour suckers, fruity tootsies,...

Charms Sweet & Sour suckers, fruity tootsies, Lik-A-Stick, pop rocks, those powdery suckers. My brother and I used to bike to the country store with our change and return home with a mini sack full...
Forum: Family 11-04-2005, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,958
Posted By beckri
I agree with the posters above, as well as your...

I agree with the posters above, as well as your school's counseler. Fourteen year olds aren't always sensible-surprise. I'm sure you can see already that the harder you pull to hang on the harder...
Forum: Toddlers 11-04-2005, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,612
Posted By beckri
I have older children but a m-i-l that behaves...

I have older children but a m-i-l that behaves the same way. Well, she did. She's been working on it. All it took was telling her and her husband that we don't smoke, therefor we don't allow...
Forum: Parenting Issues 11-04-2005, 05:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,918
Posted By beckri
Hi, Becky. My ds (now a second grader) was...

Hi, Becky. My ds (now a second grader) was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of... get this... four. He was absolutely relentless. His pediatrician put him on Concerta. There was a huge difference. ...
Forum: What Did You Do Frugal Today 11-03-2005, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,475
Views: 118,794
Posted By beckri
mom2-4: I haven't read all the posts, so sorry...

mom2-4: I haven't read all the posts, so sorry if this sounds like I don't know what's going on... But how about contacting trailer home sales places and seeing if they want to buy it? I've heard...
Forum: What Did You Do Frugal Today 09-23-2005, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,475
Views: 118,794
Posted By beckri
Crochet2, you sealed the deal for me! I was just...

Crochet2, you sealed the deal for me! I was just looking at Overstock debating on ordering a book and then didn't do it. I'm heading back and getting my father's Christmas gift ordered.

I've been...
Forum: What Did You Do Frugal Today 08-28-2005, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,443
Views: 127,376
Posted By beckri
Thanks Sueanne for the link on the wood burner. ...

Thanks Sueanne for the link on the wood burner. I requested more information. We should be hearing from a total of 3 in addition to the guy that my dad's already been talking to.

Today I...
Forum: Pets & Animals 08-26-2005, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,681
Posted By beckri
Disclaimer: Not an animal expert here either. ...

Disclaimer: Not an animal expert here either.
However I listen to public radio when I do my mail route and there's a zoologist on one of the programs that takes calls from pet owners with woes. Her...
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