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#751 of 768 Old 08-25-2010, 01:19 AM
 
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Earrings: I suggested my dd wait until she was old enough to decide and well aware of the discomfort (albeit momentary) and care required. She pleaded for an entire year and we decided at 8yo to have it done. We went to "Claires". I found the staff on hand that day to be moderately educated. I did have them re-do the guide dots to make sure they were even. I would say they are pretty good in terms of even-ness
However...despite all, she never even wears earrings anymore! I guess it was just a fad
She claims that her earrings snag when she's building forts with her playsilks...

Good luck on your decision!

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Hello all!

Just checking in to see how you're all doing. We're living on the property now, with no internet at all (heck, no electricity, water, phone, anything - but I have to say, it's the internet I'm missing the most!) so I check in when I can. Right now we're staying in a hotel for a couple of nights in Montreal, enjoying the luxuries of civilization! The house is being framed this week, so exciting! In the next week or two the roof will be put up, windows in, and then the straw baling will start mid-september, followed by natural clay plaster - so neat to see it all happening! And you can well imagine how much I'm going to love the day it's all 'done' and I at least have a washer and drier, a dishwasher, a shower.....wow!!!!

Re: ear piercings, Kea got hers done at Claire's as well. She had more issues with infections, but that had a lot to do with the type of metal - as long as she kept the earrings that she got pierced with in, she was fine, the cheaper earrings over time caused infection. A solution was to wear cheap earrings for a day, then at the end of the day change back to the good earrings. And the cleaning solution they provided was good as well. As for when, basically when she nagged us enough to convince us she really really really did want it! Interestingly enough, her younger sister is about the same age, and looks at me like I'm crazy for wondering if she wants to shoot holes into her body!!!!!!! At five, I imagine it wouldn't be a huge issue if they were happy to keep the same earrings in (and maintainance could easily be added to teeth-brushing routine), but if earrings were being constantly changed I think it would be a hassle. Really depends so much on the child!

Hope you're all enjoying the last weeks of summer! xoxo

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Hi, lovely mamas. I live in Kits, and while I'm not yet a mama, I'm aching to be around some women. I'm also fighting off the biological "I need to make babies NOW" demand, so I hope that being around children will ease that (like in Herland!).
I spend my time crafting leather shoes, sewing clothing, spinning, knitting, and prancing about outside. I'm 25 and married.
Are there any crunchy mamas out there who would like to meet?

Hugs and happiness to everyone!

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Welcome Azadehhast!

I'm a crafter too. I spin (on an Ashford Joy), sew, knit and cardweave on an Inkle loom. How do you make your leather shoes? Are they for indoor or outdoor use? That would be neat to learn!

I'd love to meet up but I'm out in Port Moody which is pretty far from Kits...

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Hi Ellp!
What fun we could have doing fibery things together! If you ever come into my area, let me know!
My shoes have rubber soles and can be worn anywhere. I love them, and I have such bursting pride when I walk down the street and realize I've made absolutely everything I'm wearing! Yay!
At www.honeysuckleandthyme.com, there's more info about the shoes. I could definitely teach you to make some, if you're interested!

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I have such bursting pride when I walk down the street and realize I've made absolutely everything I'm wearing! ]
I can only imagine how that feels ) I got a sewing machine for my birthday and started on two projects for DD - both were unsuccessful to say the least )) I am still holding on to a dream that with fall I will suddenly have more time and inspiration.

Ellaine, I might need your advise on making a slip cover for my soon coming SV KP... I am still hoping to get the owls that I want, but the next pre-order is tomorrow and I have no FB access from work, so chances are next to nil. Then slip-cover will be the next option

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I grew up in Kitsilano. What a great website, very inspiring!

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elcome Azadehhast

I am SO not a talented sewer/seamstress/knitter/make-of-things
Ya'll are very inspiring

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Hi everyone,

I've been half heartedly following along the thread recently, but haven't had a lot to add.

Welcome Azadehhast! The shoes on your site look amazing! I am also terribly lacking in these types of skills, so am in awe.

I know there has been a lot discussion in the past about healing teeth naturally and alternative treatments with CLO, raw milk, grass fed meats, etc. I posted a thread in the dental health forum, and if people here have anything to add, especially about ozone treatments, I'd be interested: http://www.mothering.com/discussions...8#post15797688 Thanks.

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Thanks everyone!

The idea of teeth healing themselves is so beautiful to me. Teeth are basically bones outside the skin, and we know bones can heal, so why not teeth? I can attest to this myself: I was in a situation where I knew I could have absolutely no dental care for a year, and I discovered a cavity in my tooth, and basically freaked out. I got really careful, and brushed every time I ate anything, and ate as well as I could (although the food on offer was really awful, health-wise), and the cavity actually went away!

Our bodies are utterly amazing.

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Welcome to the Vancouver tribe, Azadehhast!

Is anyone interested in sharing a Science World membership with me? The cost for family is $140 and it's for 2 adults and 4 kids. I am one adult with 1 1/2 kid! (DH never goes and the little one is not yet 4 but soon will be)

So we could split the cost and add-on an adult or another child, and it's still cheaper than paying full.

Let me know if you are interested!
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Welcome to the Vancouver tribe, Azadehhast!

Is anyone interested in sharing a Science World membership with me? The cost for family is $140 and it's for 2 adults and 4 kids. I am one adult with 1 1/2 kid! (DH never goes and the little one is not yet 4 but soon will be)

So we could split the cost and add-on an adult or another child, and it's still cheaper than paying full.

Let me know if you are interested!
Yes, I'm interested for the kids and me. I tried to PM you, but your box is full, I think.

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Yes, I'm interested for the kids and me. I tried to PM you, but your box is full, I think.
Thanks, I'll PM you
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My shoes have rubber soles and can be worn anywhere. I love them, and I have such bursting pride when I walk down the street and realize I've made absolutely everything I'm wearing! Yay!
That would be an amazing feeling. I'm completely textile challenged, and am in awe of people who can sew, knit, crochet, etc. Shoemaking just leaves me with my mouth hanging open!

I love your shoes...beautiful.

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hey vancouver tribe, guess what?!?! we're moving back, sort of! mark will be working in vancouver, but to finalize the adoption we have to live in the
US, so we've been checking out blaine, WA, and found a gorgeous house in a cute neighborhood, with foresty trails and the ocean all around us, and we're trying to buy it! never thought we'd be able to buy a house, so we're pretty excited!! can't wait to see ya'll again!!

also looking at a likely court date in october -- actually really likely this time, everything is going smoothly there, hoping for second half of october!!

lots of this today!

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that's some pretty cool news Tiffani!

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lots of this today!
Have some more!


That is awesome!

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Wow, Tiffani, that sounds great on all counts. Except maybe your DH's commute, but it couldn't be worse than it was from Bowen Island. Hooray!

Ok, it's really time for a new thread...
And here it is:
Vancouver(ish) Tribe: Colourful leaves and tangible mists begin to Fall


c'mon over!

Lori : mum to Emily (nov94) and Calvin (jul 03), : and : married to : Wes
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