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  1. Thread: Clothes pollute!

    by Selah
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    I have read a lot about the problem of...

    I have read a lot about the problem of fast-fashion related pollution and it's really changed my attitudes about clothes. I take much better care of them than I used to, mend and alter instead of...
  2. Thread: June Frugals

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    Got an offer in the mail from a big online...

    Got an offer in the mail from a big online mortgage broker with the come-on, "We'll beat any written offer for a mortgage you've been approved for. And if we can't, we'll give you a $250 Visa gift...
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    "I started a thread about manure that went crazy,...

    "I started a thread about manure that went crazy, that's my biggest claim to fame on these forums." Moriah, empires have been built on less than that! Welcome back! :~)
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    I've done a complete switch re: laundry. I...

    I've done a complete switch re: laundry. I switched from dryer sheets to felted balls and rolled up balls of tin foil. I switched from fabric softener (DH is very fussy about his "softy-ness"!) to...
  5. Thread: Prayer shawl?

    by Selah
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    Sad Eyed Lady, this is indeed a tallit (aka...

    Sad Eyed Lady, this is indeed a tallit (aka tallis), which is a Jewish prayer shawl. The writing is in Hebrew, and is a portion of the standard blessing one recites before putting on the shawl to...
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    Welcome, Tea, from a native Ann Arborite--now...

    Welcome, Tea, from a native Ann Arborite--now living in Fabulous Las Vegas! I look forward to hearing about your life!
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    Speaking of cutting the cable, DH was watching a...

    Speaking of cutting the cable, DH was watching a movie ("Adaptation") on our Roku's Pluto Channel last night. He was really enjoying the film, but hated the bad editing that stuck in loud, disruptive...
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    To oversimplify, I think things have always been...

    To oversimplify, I think things have always been a combination of growth and decay, hope and despair. Many things ARE getting worse (environmental pollution, climate change, class/wealth/gender...
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    I dunno, but I just presented a white elephant...

    I dunno, but I just presented a white elephant Christmas gift to my friend. Her husband is a semi-pro level golfer in his free time, and just joined a country club so he could play more often. She's...
  10. Thread: December Frugals

    by Selah
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    Speaking of flannel sheets, my mother gave me a...

    Speaking of flannel sheets, my mother gave me a set about five years ago. DH hates them (too hot), so they sat in the cupboard. Finally, I cut one up and turned it into a boatload of pee cloths! Now,...
  11. Thread: November Frugals

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    My blender, a good, solid Oster model, had a...

    My blender, a good, solid Oster model, had a cheap plastic jug that was getting worn, stained, and cloudy. I contacted the manufacturer and was able to buy a glass replacement jug for about $20 that...
  12. Thread: November Purge

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    I donated some clothes, some shoes, a few kitchen...

    I donated some clothes, some shoes, a few kitchen utensils, and an entire garbage bag full of scarves! I kept a very small number for sentimental reasons or for the very occasional use with outfits,...
  13. Thread: Quotes you love

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    "Trust in God and tie up your camel."--Arabic...

    "Trust in God and tie up your camel."--Arabic saying
  14. Our Kia Niro hybrid gets, on average, 47-53 mpg....

    Our Kia Niro hybrid gets, on average, 47-53 mpg. We love it!
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    Excellent! We desperately need something like...

    Excellent! We desperately need something like this in Nevada. I was looking for grocery outlet/salvage stores in Las Vegas and there are none. That's so strange...there has always been at least one...
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    Ooh! I am SO happy! When DH and I left Nevada in...

    Ooh! I am SO happy! When DH and I left Nevada in 2010, we gave away our beloved fish and their aquarium home to a friend. For eight years now, I've been wanting to have fish again, but DH kept saying...
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    Got a tip from another frugality board that...

    Got a tip from another frugality board that frozen cranberries are going cheap-cheap-cheap in grocery stores right now. Picked up a bag and a half a dozen apples, and made a container of delicious...
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    Stella and Lhamo, so great to hear from you both!...

    Stella and Lhamo, so great to hear from you both! :)
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    We cut the cord (Dish Network) a few weeks ago....

    We cut the cord (Dish Network) a few weeks ago. Spent $30 for a Roku box and have three free months of Hulu. We got a small antenna for $50 to get the local channels. We absolutely love it, and are...
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    Regarding the OP, when I was dating I was on all...

    Regarding the OP, when I was dating I was on all sorts of dating sites, but in all of them, I limited potential suitors to those living in Las Vegas--I lived in a small town about sixty miles away...
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    I started getting them about five years ago....

    I started getting them about five years ago. Before then, I got the flu frequently. Now, virtually never. I think I was laid low for about a day and a half about three years ago, but it was nothing...
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    Sending you hugs from afar. Again, I'm so sorry...

    Sending you hugs from afar. Again, I'm so sorry for the loss of your daughter. And I REALLY hope the mammogram turns out to be nothing to worry about!
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    I had a twelve hour layover there in high summer...

    I had a twelve hour layover there in high summer nearly thirty years ago. I didn't have any money, so I just wandered around the town in a haze, marvelling at the landscape, the architecture, and the...
  24. My real hourly wage...what an eye-opener! Linking...

    My real hourly wage...what an eye-opener! Linking that to cash = life energy has been a complete game-changer for me. Truly, YMOYL is one of the most life-changing books I've ever read.
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    I'm so, so sorry for the loss of your daughter,...

    I'm so, so sorry for the loss of your daughter, SQ. I don't know what to say except my deepest condolences.
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