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I am loving this thread, and loving to see so many women loving homemaking! : There are so many skills that I want to be learning, and really make home my center. We moved onto a small farm last year so that I could pursue some dreams I have had for a long time.
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Hey I grew up in Loveland and went to college at Colorado State University. My parents still live in loveland, on the east side of Boyd lake. I miss my mountains.
I grew up in Boulder and went to CSU too! I MISS MY MTNS TOO!!!!!! That is so funny you say that, cuz I always tell ppl that too.

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Okay I can barely stand it anymore. I'm ready for the holidays to be over now b/c I want and apron and a homebinder. LOL
I absolutely do NOT have time for either right now though! So STOP tempting me!!

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I'm serial posting b/c I've got time thanks to a naking baby.

I meant to answer the question what do I wish I learned growing up. Well I feel like my Mom was very organized and her and my Dad both cooked and they were great hosts and my mom did simple sewing. But the thing is they never directly taught me anything. They didn't teach me how to cook at all. My Mom never showed me sewing or really any of that. The only thing she really engrained in me is being anally clean. I just sort of figured it all out on my own, but I did see basics growing up.

I also wanted to answer about moving. We move a lot house wise, but we don't move long distances so we haven't had any issues with keeping things normal. It's just part of our lifestyle at this point.

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Hey I grew up in Loveland and went to college at Colorado State University. My parents still live in loveland, on the east side of Boyd lake. I miss my mountains.
Very cool! I go to CSU now.

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Very cool! I go to CSU now.
All us CO moms should have a meet up! I love meeting new people!! The Tattered Cover downtown is always nice! I just had a meet up there with my doula group this week!

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I'm always up for a bookstore trip!

Which doula group are you a member of?

I'm looking at getting certified this year. I'm hoping to go through ALACE.

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Yes! I'd be all for that.

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Aw, man, I wish I was in Colorado. Been there, beautiful. I don't suppose anyone is in South Georgia? Nevermind, stupid question, no one from MDC could possibly be here

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I wish I was back in CO right now too! I'd love to meet up with some Mamas! And I LOVE the Tattered cover bookstore!
But I am in MS...Jackson (middle of the state more or less). Where in Georgia are you?

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Way down south Georgia, Valdosta to be exact. Almost Florida!

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I'm sitting here listening to fly lady and sewing aprons for my kids.

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Hey, I finished my gingerbread house! Out of real gingerbread even! It doesn't look like a magazine cover, but it's not bad if I do say so myself. Pictures are in my blog.

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Hey, I finished my gingerbread house! Out of real gingerbread even! It doesn't look like a magazine cover, but it's not bad if I do say so myself. Pictures are in my blog.
I think your gingerbread house looks great. I love the windows.
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Hey, I finished my gingerbread house! Out of real gingerbread even! It doesn't look like a magazine cover, but it's not bad if I do say so myself. Pictures are in my blog.
I think it looks nice!

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Awesome gingerbread house!

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Really great gingerbread house!!

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very cool gingerbread house!
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very cool gingerbread house!
: Thanks guys. DH has already started destroying it though . We leave the Saturday after Christmas for a week vacation, so I guess he might as well eat it now because it probably won't be good when we get back. DS1 was looking at it today and noticed some missing gumdrops and said "Mommy! Someone took the trees!"

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Did I kill the thread? Quick, dead thread CPR! What is your favorite holiday tradition? I had a ton of fun with the gingerbread house, and I think we'll try to continue that tradition. Also, DH has been reading the boys How the Grinch Stole Christmas with their bed time stories. They love the story, and it's really cute to see them snuggled up with DH on the bottom bunk bed reading

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Did I kill the thread? Quick, dead thread CPR! What is your favorite holiday tradition? I had a ton of fun with the gingerbread house, and I think we'll try to continue that tradition. Also, DH has been reading the boys How the Grinch Stole Christmas with their bed time stories. They love the story, and it's really cute to see them snuggled up with DH on the bottom bunk bed reading
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On Christmas Eve we always get together with my family and we have Picolle. We usually go and drive around looking at Christmas lights and then we come back home and open our Christmas Eve gift, which is always Pj's. Then we play games! This year we are going to be playing the Wii!

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Okay I can barely stand it anymore. I'm ready for the holidays to be over now b/c I want and apron and a homebinder. LOL
I absolutely do NOT have time for either right now though! So STOP tempting me!!

Me too!! I don't have the time or the money to make an apron right now! I want to get my HMB in better shape as well, but it is going to have to wait.

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I just had the thought last night on our family walk that I should make myself a business card saying, "Family Living Specialist"
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Wow! Lots of Colorado mommies! We should get together and make aprons or something, hehe.

I just realized that I recognize your username from the Colorado Attachment Parenting board
Yeah, I'm over there. I'd like to get more involved...but I keep running out of time!

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This is a little off topic but do any of you move frequently? DH works for a company that moves us and I want to maintain some kind of normalcy for the kids and family. Moving all the time I'm finding it hard to be as consistant as I should be.

How do/would you make your family feel comfortable and settled if/when you move?
We have moved every year we have been together. For me moving is normal so I've never had a hard time setting up our home and us feeling settled. I just make our home our own and cozzy, it never really feels temporary.

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Here we're still here! Just busy with holiday parties and such. I've finally got all presents together. Hmm, holiday traditions. Well we don't really have any yet, we are military and almost always travel for the holidays so we haven't had the time yet to make our "own" traditions. Plus my dh is the grinch and doesn't really get into holiday festivities. I did put up a small tree and other holiday decor around the house (the mantle, atop the armoire, dining room table). I hope to get a large tree next year. But then again, I think we will be traveling again...sigh...

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Due, I think, to the influence of this thread I've decided to start a tradition of homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. We put up the fake tree today (just got back from a trip a few days ago) and it's feeling festive but I can't wait to have a real tree next year.

I have some coupons for Michael's and I'm thinking of making some more holiday decorations.
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Due, I think, to the influence of this thread I've decided to start a tradition of homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. We put up the fake tree today (just got back from a trip a few days ago) and it's feeling festive but I can't wait to have a real tree next year.

I have some coupons for Michael's and I'm thinking of making some more holiday decorations.
me too
we are super sick here so I bought 2 cans instead of trying to make it from scratch
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ot, and yet, on topic.


how do you fold a fitted sheet?

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how do you fold a fitted sheet?
Gosh it's hard to describe, but there's an explanation in Home Comforts. You basically find the corners, then fold widthwise to touch the corners with the elastic inside. Then tuck the side that's on top under the elastic on bottom, so you again have elastic on the top along three sides. Fold lengthwise and now all the elastic is inside and you have a nice square-sided rectangle; one more widthwise fold and you should be about the size of a typical folded flat sheet.

Hope that makes sense!
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there arent any corners!?
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how do you fold a fitted sheet?
I poke one hand (straight fingers) into a mattress pocket/corner, hold it there (pointing toward the ceiling), and then invert the opposite corner on top of that...I do that with the other two also and then invert one of the pairs onto the other so that all the corners are nested...then fold the straight sides in the depth of the corner and fold it all up

WOW, does that make sense at all?
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I wad them into a ball and stuff them in the linen closet on top of the matching flat sheet and pillow cases. I remember when I was a kid my mom folded fitted sheets so well I couldn't tell the difference between them in the closet and it was a major PITA to find the sheet I needed So this way I can tell which one is which :

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