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Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-22-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,900
Posted By HeatherAtHome
No, I didn't mean that at all. Yes, we are...

No, I didn't mean that at all. Yes, we are at/under the 33% but that's because we held out for a really cheap house when we were ready to buy and because we waited until almost 30 before we felt...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-21-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,601
Posted By HeatherAtHome
A couple things I find helpful:   Fruits and...

A couple things I find helpful:
 
Fruits and veggies are on sale now. Stock up for the winter. I choose to freeze the majority because it's easier for me. 
 
Buying a half cow etc is a good...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-21-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,900
Posted By HeatherAtHome
I remember back when we were obsessing about...

I remember back when we were obsessing about buying a house. It was around the time the SHTF (2008-2009). I would read financial blogs, run numbers, and drool over MLS.ca every day. Our living...
Forum: Gardening   09-14-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,767
Posted By HeatherAtHome
I'm not a fan of carpet. I feel like it would be...

I'm not a fan of carpet. I feel like it would be even more toxic than the black weed barrier. 
 
I was feeling awful, like 'I should be more on top of things! How can I not keep up with a few...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-12-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 309
Posted By HeatherAtHome
Yes to Stormbride's post. It pretty much works...

Yes to Stormbride's post. It pretty much works that way here (in Qc) too. One thing I wanted to point out, yes, it can take time to make an appt with a dr and then another wait to be referred to a...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-04-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,351
Posted By HeatherAtHome
 I think it depends a lot on what the area looks...

 I think it depends a lot on what the area looks like. Are the other houses close together and close to the road? If your house is the only one that close it would feel so out there and unprotected....
Forum: Gardening   09-02-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,767
Posted By HeatherAtHome
This is my garden...

This is my garden (http://heatherathomeinthetownships.blogspot.com/2011/08/in-garden_10.html) almost a month ago. I haven't posted any pics since because it's awful. We're also doing a lot of work...
Forum: Television   09-02-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,412
Posted By HeatherAtHome
I watched the first season! Glad to hear it got...

I watched the first season! Glad to hear it got picked up for another. :)
Forum: Television   09-02-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,292
Posted By HeatherAtHome
How I Met Your Mother!!!! One of my favourite...

How I Met Your Mother!!!! One of my favourite half hour shows. :)
 
Hour long:
True Blood
Big Love
Six Feet Under
Game of Thrones
Also like Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe though...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-02-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By HeatherAtHome
I got serious about tracking food (and moving my...

I got serious about tracking food (and moving my body!) in August and lost 10lbs! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
 
I don't expect to lose as much this month as most of it...
Forum: Gardening   09-02-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,767
Posted By HeatherAtHome
In the veggie garden. I plant in wide rows with...

In the veggie garden. I plant in wide rows with walkways between. The first year I mulched some rows with cardboard/newspaper with straw on top and left others bare dirt. This year I used just straw...
Forum: Activism and News   08-22-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By HeatherAtHome
His letter has me in tears! Very good, worth a...

His letter has me in tears! Very good, worth a read. Especially love the part to young Canadians and to Canadians in general. And he included a message to others fighting cancer.
 ...
Forum: Activism and News   08-22-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By HeatherAtHome
So shocked to see this! Off to google for...

So shocked to see this! Off to google for details. So very sad. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/candle.gif
 
ETA: http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1042988
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-18-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By HeatherAtHome
We have a similar home (almost 100 years old,...

We have a similar home (almost 100 years old, very little work done on it in quite some time, most of it shoddy repairs/cover ups). There was so much work to do on our house when we first moved in....
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-16-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By HeatherAtHome
Welcome Katrina!    My first goal is to lose...

Welcome Katrina! 
 
My first goal is to lose a total of 36lbs then rest and reevaluate. So far I've lost 7lbs, so 29lbs to go! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gifI also feel lighter,...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-12-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 986
Posted By HeatherAtHome
I never used to weigh myself obsessively. I went...

I never used to weigh myself obsessively. I went with how I felt. But then I started to feel fat, got on the scale and almost fainted. Now that I'm trying to lose weight I weigh myself first thing...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-09-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By HeatherAtHome
I haven't updated in a bit and have some good...

I haven't updated in a bit and have some good news to report. 
 
DH and I have been doing a lot of work the past 2 weeks on the house. It was slow going because it's been so hot and humid. One day...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-03-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 871
Posted By HeatherAtHome
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by ollyoxenfree http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1324063/pinterest-anyone#post_16586133)



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Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,106
Posted By HeatherAtHome
Our house wasn't in foreclosure but it was...

Our house wasn't in foreclosure but it was fairly inexpensive and needed a lot of work.
 
We've been doing most of the work ourselves and we're by no means experts. Google has been our friend. We...
Forum: Gardening   07-27-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,884
Posted By HeatherAtHome
Beautiful! I love the first pic!    In my...

Beautiful! I love the first pic! 
 
In my garden, the biggest news is that it finally rained. We were LONG overdue. 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-26-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,969
Posted By HeatherAtHome
I use a variety of laundry soap, whatever is on...

I use a variety of laundry soap, whatever is on sale. Sometimes it's arm and hammer essentials...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-25-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By HeatherAtHome
UPDATE!   I feel like I started this thread...

UPDATE!
 
I feel like I started this thread a lifetime ago! Ah, to be new homeowners again and still filled with the excitement of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-25-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,969
Posted By HeatherAtHome
I suppose when I started this thread it was from...

I suppose when I started this thread it was from reading one too many "make your own laundry soap! It will save you so much money!" comments, like it's the holy grail of saving money. 
 
I do...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-25-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By HeatherAtHome
Thanks Diana! The gallery is fantastic! So if...

Thanks Diana! The gallery is fantastic! So if you follow my blog, you saw the pics I made up? Like I said, the shades aren't quite right but it does help give an idea. 
 
We went around to get...
Forum: Gardening   07-22-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,884
Posted By HeatherAtHome
My garden is growing despite being neglected. ;)...

My garden is growing despite being neglected. ;) It's been too hot this past week to do much out there and the weeds and grass are taking over in some areas. Zone 4 here plus I planted late. I...
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