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by 2dogs+someCats
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Give up electricity?
Replies: 43
Views: 3745

Re: Give up electricity?

What would you do for refrigeration? You wouldn’t have fans in hot weather. Would you do all laundry by hand or go to a laundromat? You’d have no reading lights on a cloudy, overcast day. I admire almost all of your frugal lifestyle choices. But to me choosing to go without electricity sounds crazy...
by 2dogs+someCats
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Oat Bars
Replies: 11
Views: 3450

Re: Oat Bars

So glad that you like them, I love them too. Why pay the prices in the grocery store when these are so economical to make and not much trouble. You are so right littlemiss! Grocery store prices just make my head spin for this type of product. There was one kind of bars - $4.79 per box for only FIVE...
by 2dogs+someCats
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Do you have a "buy price" for anything?
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Do you have a "buy price" for anything?

Does anyone use a "buy price" (even if it's just in your head) as a guideline for anything that you buy? Meaning - is there a maximum price you will pay or when prices drop, at what price will you start buying? What items will you go without if you can't get them at your buy price or less? What item...
by 2dogs+someCats
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Give up electricity?
Replies: 43
Views: 3745

Re: Give up electricity?

In a recent frugal discussion, someone said "I will conserve electricity, but I won't live like a pioneer." Over the decades, most people have become more and more dependent on electricity. And every year, there are more and more electronic devices to take over previous manual activities. While man...
by 2dogs+someCats
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Thought you needed "X" but used "X" instead?
Replies: 10
Views: 1159

Re: Thought you needed "X" but used "X" instead?

I use a lot of substitutions in cooking, a favorite is for brownies. Recipe calls for baking chocolate squares, I use 3 Tablespoons baking cocoa & 1 Tablspoon of butter per ounce of chocolate needed. Gayle, I imagine you to be quite a good cook. I am not good with substitutions in cooking (it doesn...
by 2dogs+someCats
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Thought you needed "X" but used "X" instead?
Replies: 10
Views: 1159

Re: Thought you needed "X" but used "X" instead?

ownedbydogs wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:16 am
Needed a cushion for a chair that didn’t set comfortable. Found a large piece of foam n the storage room and a remnant of material and made a cushion without having to shop. Bought the recliner for $25.00 and now have a comfortable chair.
That is a good one owned!