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Offline TamaMoo

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Re: Save or Splurge?
« Reply #420 on: March 19, 2014, 12:08:47 AM »
Usually save these days. I used to buy them when they were on sale, 4 or 5 pairs for $20 at Fashion Bug (gosh I miss that place!), but these days I just buy Hanes 3 for $5 until I find some I like as much as the Fashion Bug ones. Don't know if this applies to bras too, but I get those at Walmart too, because their prices are high enough without going to a specialty shop. My girls aren't so big I need a lot of support and can get by with mid-range bras.


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Re: Save or Splurge?
« Reply #421 on: March 19, 2014, 07:14:55 AM »
I *hate* buying bottled water and cringe if I have to do it (like at the airport).  All that plastic!  And not to mention the unnecessary cost of something that you could have for free.  So, save.

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Re: Save or Splurge?
« Reply #422 on: March 21, 2014, 12:27:52 AM »
Both! Make it fresh when I have the time, but buy it in little packs for my daughter's lunch bag.

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Re: Save or Splurge?
« Reply #423 on: March 22, 2014, 06:43:41 AM »
definitely splurge.. 

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Re: Save or Splurge?
« Reply #424 on: March 23, 2014, 10:24:36 PM »
Save. Our workouts are long walks, these days, so it is just shorts and a t-shirt in summer, warmer clothes in cooler weather. When we lived in the UK we had workout equipment in our spare bedroom, but being at home we just wore old t-shirts and shorts while working out.

Limited use/specialty kitchen gadgets.
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Re: Save or Splurge?
« Reply #425 on: March 24, 2014, 02:26:28 PM »
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There are ALWAYS ways to get around a specialty gadget - they were invented to make old cooking techniques more efficient. For example - I thought I'd tackle handmade gnocchi the other day and didn't have a ricer. So I used a cheese grater instead. Granted - I prob wouldn't have known what to do if I didn't have a cheese grater, so I suppose some exceptions surrounding "basic tools" should be made:)

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Re: Save or Splurge?
« Reply #426 on: March 24, 2014, 09:19:15 PM »
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There are ALWAYS ways to get around a specialty gadget - they were invented to make old cooking techniques more efficient. For example - I thought I'd tackle handmade gnocchi the other day and didn't have a ricer. So I used a cheese grater instead. Granted - I prob wouldn't have known what to do if I didn't have a cheese grater, so I suppose some exceptions surrounding "basic tools" should be made:)

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What sparked that question was seeing a $19.99 Rachel Ray garbage bowl at Walmart. The idea of it is to save trips to the trash can while cooking. If I am going to pay that kind of money for a bowl, I am going to use it as a bowl, not to collect scraps and paper trash in.

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As far as news, save. When I do read it, it is online for free. I rarely read the news or watch it on tv, and I find myself a lot less stressed, and happier. I may not be able to discuss current events as well as most, but it is worth it.

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