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1 hour ago, QuiverFullofBooks said:

That’s a lovely scene. Laura appreciated a well-fitted kitchen. Have you been to her house in Mansfield? Of course, she also had known times when the cupboard was bare, and she didn’t know that they were living on credit and the house would burn down and they would lose the farm. 

I dream of going there one day, but I haven't yet.  

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I hate spending more than 15 minutes in any store, so I don't go to Target, Walmart, and I'm currently avoiding Fred Meyer as well. Fred Meyer because the last however many times in recent memory they were out of at least one thing I needed and going to two stores on one trip annoys me more than anything. For a store that is so big they don't actually seem to carry much at all.

I suck it up for Costco because we save so much money, even for two. Our Costco list so rarely changes: vodka, frozen veggies, rice, chicken, olive oil if needed, apple juice (for home brewing), paper goods, contact lens solution, body wash, laundry detergent, and occasionally trash bags and dishwasher soaps. Stuff we use all the time and doesn't go bad. 

I usually stop at my friendly neighborhood Safeway a couple times a week, I just go after work so I don't make a special trip. Most stores around here get shipments on Sunday and Tuesday, so produce needs to be purchased during the week. Otherwise... This was Freddie's on a Saturday morning. 

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The entire produce section was like that. Sad onions, two or three to a bin, soft jalopenos, soft mushy fruits, brown bananas. 

I used to get cat litter and food from Costco, but the pretty princess (who used to live outside and has been known to eat literal garbage) doesn't like their litter and the food hurts his tummy. So that's another store - Petco for specialized bird food and cat litter. Ugh. Shopping.

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3 minutes ago, Maggie Mae said:

I hate spending more than 15 minutes in any store, so I don't go to Target, Walmart, and I'm currently avoiding Fred Meyer as well. Fred Meyer because the last however many times in recent memory they were out of at least one thing I needed and going to two stores on one trip annoys me more than anything. For a store that is so big they don't actually seem to carry much at all.

I suck it up for Costco because we save so much money, even for two. Our Costco list so rarely changes: vodka, frozen veggies, rice, chicken, olive oil if needed, apple juice (for home brewing), paper goods, contact lens solution, body wash, laundry detergent, and occasionally trash bags and dishwasher soaps. Stuff we use all the time and doesn't go bad. 

I usually stop at my friendly neighborhood Safeway a couple times a week, I just go after work so I don't make a special trip. Most stores around here get shipments on Sunday and Tuesday, so produce needs to be purchased during the week. Otherwise... This was Freddie's on a Saturday morning. 

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The entire produce section was like that. Sad onions, two or three to a bin, soft jalopenos, soft mushy fruits, brown bananas. 

I used to get cat litter and food from Costco, but the pretty princess (who used to live outside and has been known to eat literal garbage) doesn't like their litter and the food hurts his tummy. So that's another store - Petco for specialized bird food and cat litter. Ugh. Shopping.

Wow - that place looks like it's going out of  business.

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2 minutes ago, HerNameIsBuffy said:

Wow - that place looks like it's going out of  business.

It's awful. Most of the remaining salad was definitely only edible if you are Lori Alexander. I wish I'd taken more pics, actually, it was surreal. They aren't going anywhere, though. The parking lot is always full. Plus I think you know it as Kroger. Last time I went, I needed elbow macaroni and windshield washer fluid. Out of both. Yet they had an entire aisle of random car accessories that only teenagers buy AFAIK. The SO said they were out of onions the other day. They don't carry Hi-Chew, which is the most popular candy around here. 

Uhh, so what's this thread about again? 😂

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4 minutes ago, Maggie Mae said:

It's awful. Most of the remaining salad was definitely only edible if you are Lori Alexander. I wish I'd taken more pics, actually, it was surreal. They aren't going anywhere, though. The parking lot is always full. Plus I think you know it as Kroger. Last time I went, I needed elbow macaroni and windshield washer fluid. Out of both. Yet they had an entire aisle of random car accessories that only teenagers buy AFAIK. The SO said they were out of onions the other day. They don't carry Hi-Chew, which is the most popular candy around here. 

Uhh, so what's this thread about again? 😂

This thread is allegedly about a Duggar adjacent and her adventures in Costco.  In reality atm it's inspiring me to go put away the groceries on my counter I just brought home from Aldi.

 

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23 hours ago, front hugs > duggs said:

My family in Florida has multiple Publix's they go to for different things. I can get behind a Costco run and a Publix run, but not Publix A for this and Publix B for that.

Guilty! There are 2 Publixes equidistant from my house and I shop at Publix A for some things and Publix B for other things, mainly due to to Publix A, for whatever reason, never being fully stocked on some of my staple items when I like to do my big weekly shop on Sunday morning (when most everyone in my area is in church and us heathens get to enjoy short check-out lines!) but Publix B having a less impressive deli and grab-and-go section. 

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I do an instacart Costco or BJs order every 2-3 months - basically every time I need to stock up on toilet paper and dish soap. At that rate, the instacart fees are less than a membership, I don’t have to drag everything home on the bus, and I don’t have to commit to one store or the other. For weekly shopping, I live walking distance from Whole Foods and Star. Whole Foods prices for produce, fish, and chicken are actually comparable to Star, and the quality is way better (at least in my neighborhood). So I go to Whole Foods for most fresh foods, and Star for any packaged things. I’m big into meal planning, and have a four week rotation. I’m trying to get organized enough to shift my Star and costco/BJs shopping to a monthly prime now delivery.

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I have three Costcos I go to regularly, because my parents gifted me a membership card. I mostly just use it for gas, though. And pizza slices. And razorblades. I don't have enough space or need for much else from there at the moment!

Back when I lived in Arizona, the closest Costco to me was an hour and a half away but I had so much space for storage that I would have killed for one to be close to me! We did have a Sam's Club but their pizza was notoriously bad (lol) and I swear that half the town made the long drive to Costco and back rather than shop at Sam's.

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Rufus save us all.

Sierra is making her smashed glass cupcakes for Valentine's Day because allegedly somebody asked if she knows anywhere that makes them. She does, but she "doesn't like the quality" of the other place.

She posted a really pissy story about how she was supposed to be taking this year off, but she's a maker and a baker and loves that people want her stuff. I guess the smashed glass sprinkles and 50/50 chance of her kids "helping" her in the kitchen is just irresistible to some? 

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We do the occasional Costco run (every couple months). Usually we do Giant and then a international supermarket where we can find produce, meat and fish that we like. 
 

For dinner party prep my mom likes to go to Wegmans for cheese, bread, olives etc. 

For all the places I’ve lived, we’ve always done multiple stores. 

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On 2/12/2020 at 5:12 PM, Peaches-n-Beans said:

I appreciate a stocked and organized pantry but I appreciate a good kitchen even more. It's not something child me would've expected given that I don't like to cook but by god a gas stove is the best thing ever. I can have sausage for breakfast in 5 minutes because I don't need to wait for anything to heat up. It's lovely. 

I covet the gas stove, I want one so bad, our ratty old stove is about shot, It takes 20 minutes to heat the oven to 350 degrees. 🙄We are moving (hopefully) this summer, so I'm not fitting my kitchen for gas and buying a gas stove to leave behind, but I will have one in my new (to me) house.  I LOVE to cook, and I've managed to raise 2 kids in my tiny kitchen with my shitty stove for the past 15 1/2 years, now that they are looking to move out and be on their own, I'll get my fancy (future) grandma kitchen. 

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On 2/12/2020 at 7:46 PM, Not that josh's mom said:

Not even sure where there is a Costco anywhere around here. Couple of local chains within 20 miles. It's over an hour to Walmart, or Aldi's. Maybe 2 hours to a Sam's Club.

I love shopping Costco, but our closest location is In Canada. It’s not terribly far, but I really dislike crossing the border for shorter trips. It’s a crap shoot. You might get in and out without a hassle, but it could also be lots of waiting- I find it pretty stressful.

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We shop at Costco about once a.month for the 2 of us. Mr. Wolf drops off his hearing aids to be cleaned and new batteries while we shop. Their rotisserie chickens are great.

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clueliss

I’m single, and an apartment dweller.  I don’t use warehouse stores.  We have. Sams Club separated from one of 3 Walmart’s by a Lowe’s.  Costco is wrong hours away.  I’m a big Walmart grocery pickup fan (less impulse buys, and less time at the store).  
 

niw that I’ve seen her mason jar cupcakes.  So she’s baking a cake, shoving bits of cake into mason jars with icing/ sauce mixed in?  And unable to say no, I’d love to help you but I’m stressed out if my gourd with a husband and seven kids, I just can’t.  

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I go to Aldi first, then hit Giant for whatever Aldi didn't have. I go to BJ's once a month for coffee because it's cheap there. I order all of our health and beauty stuff, cleaners, and tp/pt from target once a month.  I like it being as streamlined as possible. I have some pain issues so I don't like to linger in the grocery store. 

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20 hours ago, HideousGreenShirt said:

Rufus save us all.

Sierra is making her smashed glass cupcakes for Valentine's Day because allegedly somebody asked if she knows anywhere that makes them. She does, but she "doesn't like the quality" of the other place.

So that other place's dessert refuse shoved into a jar isn't as fancy as Sierra's dessert refuse shoved into a jar? 

Have these cupcake jar fans of hers seen how often Sierra and her eleventy kids seem to be sick? I'm not a germaphobe, but I sure would not be paying $24 for 4 jars of cake smush that a crazy lady made in her home kitchen.

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3 hours ago, Bad Wolf said:

 Their rotisserie chickens are great.

Yes! About once a month during the cooler months I get two chickens for dinner one night. Then the next night I shred whatever is left and add some chicken stock, carrots, onions, celery, some quinoa and a bag of frozen egg noodles. So easy (and super cheap!)

In the summer we use the left over chicken for chicken salad sandwiches. Also easy. 

I also always stop by Costco on my baseball carpool nights. I pick up 4 teen boys that are starving. I grab two of their pizzas on my way out and the boys devour them in the car. 

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CarrotCake

About the many stories. It is actually the reason why I stopped following her, I got so annoyed that her stories popped up in between the stories that I actually wanted to watch.

And it is not like her account is private so I can still see her pictures if I ever wanted to without following.

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FYI for anyone who needs this, you can mute stories and/or posts of accounts you follow. Go to their account page and hit following and it will give you options. Very useful if you want to follow a store page but they can’t stop won’t stop with the stories. Or if you don’t wanna, you know, watch 95 stories posted by Sierra in her bathroom or something. 🙃

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So buried in her stories overnight was an unboxing of a Berkley water system.  

And yesterday she demonstrated cardboard tubes and I believe said something about using them to send oil to people with them - does that means she's shilling Young Living?  

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58 minutes ago, clueliss said:

So buried in her stories overnight was an unboxing of a Berkley water system.

I looked up the one I think they got and it's $730.00 on the Berkey website. How in the hell can they afford that? I am a single woman with not a lot of debt and a full-time job, and I would not be comfortable spending that kind of money on a water tank. What's wrong with a Brita filter on a faucet? Those are like $30.00 and take up no space.

 

https://www.berkeywater.com/crown-berkey-system-6-gal-with-8-filters/ 

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20 minutes ago, Cat Damon said:

I looked up the one I think they got and it's $730.00 on the Berkey website. How in the hell can they afford that? I am a single woman with not a lot of debt and a full-time job, and I would not be comfortable spending that kind of money on a water tank. What's wrong with a Brita filter on a faucet? Those are like $30.00 and take up no space.

 

https://www.berkeywater.com/crown-berkey-system-6-gal-with-8-filters/ 

I’m going to go out on a limb and say it has to do with the fact that it’s income tax season.

I don’t understand why anybody needs this extra of a water filter though. Didn’t she just spend a small fortune on essential oils recently? This family has a serious impulse shopping problem.
 

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clueliss

Berkeys are the ones that disaster preppers all want.  And the all natural everything crowd.  My guess is she wants to be like the latter (hello, dietary changes and essential oils).  I say want to be because I watched that Sam's Club shopping trip/haul.  They're still buying a lot of preservative filled processed foods for her to be full into the all natural group.

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a lot of the "natural mamas" who cook from scratch and homeschool on you tube (farmhouse on Boone for example) have that water filter system, Sierra is just jumping on the bandwagon

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