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Quote: Originally Posted by blessed mommy Whether boy or girl, I am curious about the age you feel is important to introduce such complex and violent topics? If not based on age, do you wait for your dc to bring it up,you bring it up, based on something you KNOW your dc has been exposed to-like a huge front page news article,etc.. When you do discuss it, can I be so ignorant to ask the HOW you discuss it? TIA!! I have a 11 yo boy and a 7yo...
Most squash is sort of viney.
Daisie, that looks like an interesting site, thank you! I may just try that bread. I also should mention that whenever we have any leftovers of the awesome bread machine bread that I posted, it makes really good croutons. I just drizzle it with some melted butter and sprinkle lots of garlic powder on it, then bake it til it's starting to brown on the edges, then let it cool. : This bread makes much better croutons than storebought.
http://www.recipezaar.com/Awesome-Ho...-Machine-75061 I'm a dork and don't know how to make bread for real, so I make it in the bread machine. This is the recipe I love, and it would be good for sandwiches, I think. I substitute butter for the shortening, and use half whole wheat flour and it comes out beautifully. Maybe you could adapt this recipe without a machine?
This is my plan: ~everyone gets dressed, makes their bed, and puts their dirty clothes in the laundry basket while I'm in the shower each morning. ~sunny days are for fun, rainy days will be fore cleaning. ~I'm going to try to keep everything picked up each day, clean the kitchen after dinner, pick up the blankets and pillows, etc in the living room as we (they) finish with them. So that when it's rainy, I can quickly run the vacuum cleaner or do some wiping of...
Quote: Originally Posted by boheime We plan on having something similar when we build our dream house. Although, I will be going with open shelving (with possibly baskets) under the seat instead of a lid that opens. Can you imagine trying to get everyone ready and out the door - someone is sitting trying to put shoes on while someone else needs something out of the bench.....I'm avoiding that. I agree with this, a basket under a bench is a...
I would fix the mold problem asap no matter what you plan to do. It sounds like you are overwhelmed in this house. I was going to reassure you that most of us probably feel the same way you do about our houses. I love my house, and yet I can tick off a hundred things about it right now that need to be fixed eventually. But if you don't want to live there, then it doesn't matter what condition it is. It sounds like you've already made some major improvements to...
I have found, for me, that the best way to decorate is to not decorate. I have the tendancy to overdo things, and not in a good way. And stuff ends up looking weird and cluttered and not good. I find that it is better for me to get rid of everything I don't love and leave things bare until I find something I do love. Right now, I don't have a rug on my living room floor or anything above my couch. Because I can't find the exact right thing that I love that I can...
I agree with mindymom. It sounds like you have too many brown materials and not enough green. I'd throw the leaves back in the gardens and add some grass clippings, compost and manure on top. All that brown stuff will decompose quickly enough for you to plant this year, I would think. I have done something very similar and my garden last year was the best I've ever had.
Quote: Originally Posted by MissMommyNiceNice I would NEVER plant this aggressive invasive plant. Sorry, it's very bad and virtually no nutrition for native animals & bugs. Look on your local DCNR website for a list of flowering vines that are native in your area. Here in the Mid-Atlantic Region you have many choices that include: Native Honeysuckle Trumpet Vine Virginian Clematis (the ONLY native clematis) Virginia Creeper My old...
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