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Forum: The Mindful Home   02-21-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By tracyhos
This happens to our laundry occasionally too. ...

This happens to our laundry occasionally too.

There is this stuff called Greased Lightning. It's not at all green, but it really works. The consignment shop I take the kids clothes to recommended...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-27-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,606
Posted By tracyhos
Today!...

Today! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif

(day after Thanksgiving)
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-27-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By tracyhos
Our kids have Naturepedic mattresses....

Our kids have Naturepedic mattresses. http://naturepedic.com/

They are organic, none of the nasty chemical flame retardarts. I've been REALLY happy with them.
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-22-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By tracyhos
I like BioKleen and Ecover. (liquid version on...

I like BioKleen and Ecover. (liquid version on both)

I am sure there are some that are more natural than these, but they are readily available at my grocery store and aren't near as bad as the...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-22-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By tracyhos
A bunch of really old lotion and makeup. Cleaned...

A bunch of really old lotion and makeup. Cleaned out the bathroom closet.

Recycled a bunch of magazines.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-21-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,265
Posted By tracyhos
Whatever you do, try to get 1.5 baths. Really....

Whatever you do, try to get 1.5 baths. Really. Once you have kids, you'll want more than one toilet. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-21-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,170
Posted By tracyhos
Mostly cinnamon, sometimes I'll add cloves. I'll...

Mostly cinnamon, sometimes I'll add cloves. I'll have to try adding vanilla. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-30-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By tracyhos
Call the store and complain. Either way, if it's...

Call the store and complain. Either way, if it's expiration or sell by date, it's after the date on your bag. It should have been pulled or marked down at the very least...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-30-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By tracyhos
Like actual peanuts? not peanut butter? I would...

Like actual peanuts? not peanut butter? I would wait on peanuts, I think that would be a choking hazzard in someone so young. Peanut butter can also be a risk for choking, but if you spread it super...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-27-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By tracyhos
I have a few pieces and I love them. If you...

I have a few pieces and I love them. If you don't care about matching pieces (I don't) check out TJMaxx or Marshalls. That's where I've gotten mine. They are seconds or scratched or whatever, but...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-02-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,524
Posted By tracyhos
one had leftovers from dinner last night...

one had leftovers from dinner last night (noodles, chicken and broccoli)

one had a tortilla with melted cheese

one had a waffle with syrup

and I had chicken salad sandwich...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-02-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By tracyhos
Pampered Chef Stoneware, Pyrex glass pans (9x13,...

Pampered Chef Stoneware, Pyrex glass pans (9x13, 8x8), a LeCreuset Dutch Oven, and one silicone muffin pan. I do not like the silicone muffin pan. It is a pain to clean. Everything sticks to it.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-30-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By tracyhos
This is my tweaked version of the Banana Bread...

This is my tweaked version of the Banana Bread recipe in the Better Homes & Garden cookbook.

scant 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1/3 cup golden flaxseed meal
1 1/2 tsp...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-21-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,216
Posted By tracyhos
Well, I am loyal to brands but most of it is...

Well, I am loyal to brands but most of it is un-healthy stuff. Like only Diet Coke, no Diet Pepsi. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif

Mayo must be Helmans.

Peanut...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-19-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,414
Posted By tracyhos
I used to think it was just a cop out. Then my...

I used to think it was just a cop out. Then my 3rd came along. He doesn't like nuggets, but he is insanely picky. He eats healthy; but there are like 10 things he likes. Cheese in any form (slice,...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-19-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By tracyhos
AROMA brand. Model ARC-838TC. It's an 8 cup rice...

AROMA brand. Model ARC-838TC. It's an 8 cup rice cooker. I got it at Target. Works good.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-15-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,229
Posted By tracyhos
PSA--- The peanut butter ones are now part of...

PSA--- The peanut butter ones are now part of that recall http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-10-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 553
Posted By tracyhos
Mostly butter. Target's Archer Farms Organic...

Mostly butter. Target's Archer Farms Organic Butter. I do have olive oil, and use it for a few things. I'll put a little in with a pot of water when I'm cooking spaghetti or other noodles. Or for...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-14-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,251
Posted By tracyhos
Beanie Babies and Precious Moments figurines. I...

Beanie Babies and Precious Moments figurines. I have 2 large Rubbermaid tubs in my basement full of this stuff. I wish I could unload them somewhere for some cash. I hate to even think about the...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-12-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,321
Posted By tracyhos
I had this laundry epiphany a while back. I...

I had this laundry epiphany a while back. I don't know if I actually thought it up myself, or read it here, or saw it on Jon & Kate +8....anyhoo...here it is, my secret to staying on top of the...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-10-2008, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By tracyhos
I have the Ped Egg and LOVE it! Warning: if...

I have the Ped Egg and LOVE it!

Warning: if you get grossed out or in my case, your DH is easily grossed out...don't empty your Ped Egg into the garbage in front of him. My "foot flakes" almost...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-10-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By tracyhos
I'd like to make my own air freshner. Do I just...

I'd like to make my own air freshner. Do I just mix EO with water and put it in a spray bottle? Or do I need to add something else?

I have a lot of different scents of EO's...I already use a plug...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-29-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By tracyhos
It is very tough to know where the source of all...

It is very tough to know where the source of all your food comes from. Especially when so many things have huge ingredient lists. I think that is why there is such turn around to cooking from...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-20-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,810
Posted By tracyhos
I don't know if you mean the kids stuff from...

I don't know if you mean the kids stuff from Pottery Barn...but if so, Target has some bins and bookshelves that kind of have that look. The bins are either primary colors (bright green, blue, red)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-16-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 980
Posted By tracyhos
I absolutely do. I hate paying full price for...

I absolutely do. I hate paying full price for stuff.

A few weeks ago, I got summer stuff on clearance at Old Navy. Like shorts that were $14.50 for $3. T-shirts cheap too.

I did great on...
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