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Forum: The Mindful Home   08-04-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Rebecca
I suggest a good vacuum cleaner. I have a dyson...

I suggest a good vacuum cleaner. I have a dyson and for the most part have been happy with it (though I was happy with my cheap panasonic vac before that).

I wouldn't bother with a steam cleaner....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-04-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,120
Posted By Rebecca
We've bought exclusively llbean winter coats...

We've bought exclusively llbean winter coats over the past 5 years and truly love them. One thing to keep in mind with the polarfleece liner is that it's hard to get your arms into fleece sleeves....
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   08-04-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,344
Posted By Rebecca
I still think you'd use less water by putting...

I still think you'd use less water by putting your trash directly into a plastic trash can, dumping that into the outside can and just rinsing out the plastic can with a hose for a second....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-28-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By Rebecca
Hey T!! Sears often has great sales on the...

Hey T!!

Sears often has great sales on the old Kenmore HE2T if you don't care about color and such. It has fewer features than the newer models but appears to be a good workhorse. I have the HE3T...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-22-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By Rebecca
Have you brought the situation to the attention...

Have you brought the situation to the attention of the church trustees to whom you're paying rent? Have they actually seen how their house is rotting and where you're living with children? It sounds...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-19-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By Rebecca
It's the metal coupling not the actual hose that...

It's the metal coupling not the actual hose that contains some lead in the metal amalgam unless otherwise stated.
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-15-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By Rebecca
I love the way some wallpapers look,...

I love the way some wallpapers look, particularly in a kid's room or a den. In bedrooms they look so cozy like you'd see at a quaint inn.

It's not terribly hard to hang or remove it. Plan a full...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-15-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,673
Posted By Rebecca
What kind of renovations does it REALLY need?...

What kind of renovations does it REALLY need? Structural? Electrical? Or are you talking ugly wallpaper and dated kitchen? If I were you, I'd not want to lose out on realtor's fees and mortgage fees...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   07-13-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Rebecca
You won't have to pay extra but you will have to...

You won't have to pay extra but you will have to figure out a way to sleep in a tent with a newborn, carry him around, keep mosquitos off him and possibly leave a workshop if he gets noisy. They're...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-12-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Rebecca
First of all, I'm so sorry you're going through...

First of all, I'm so sorry you're going through this. I don't wish it upon anyone and I'm so sorry you're mourning the loss of your dream and partner. <HUG>

I'm no atty, but even if your stbx is...
Forum: Pets   07-12-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By Rebecca
You know, there are so many nice kitties at the...

You know, there are so many nice kitties at the shelter right now I'd bring him back and say he wasn't a good fit. He'd be a great mouser for someone who needs one, but as a family cat, he's just...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-11-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Rebecca
I have a buckwheat pillow and I love it. It is...

I have a buckwheat pillow and I love it. It is hard though, kinda like sleeping on a big rice or flax beanbag. It conforms to your head and neck really well, which I love, and I don't wake up with...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   07-11-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Rebecca
I go to this every year and it's a blast! You...

I go to this every year and it's a blast! You don't have to be an herbalist to LOVE it and learn tons. There's the full age group and professions attending from young hippie chicks to older nurses...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   07-11-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Rebecca
Oh, if it weren't so far I'd love to go!!!

Oh, if it weren't so far I'd love to go!!!
Forum: TV-Free   07-11-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By Rebecca
An hour and a half a week? I seriously wouldn't...

An hour and a half a week? I seriously wouldn't be beating myself up over that.
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-11-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By Rebecca
Before I nixed the idea, I'd ask the farmer more...

Before I nixed the idea, I'd ask the farmer more about what exactly he's spraying and how often. Maybe it's just Bt, a bacteria that doesn't harm people at all. Maybe it's something toxic. Who...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   07-10-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,777
Posted By Rebecca
I too use brightly colored/patterned napkins....

I too use brightly colored/patterned napkins. After a trip in the lunchbox (or whatever) I rinse them out and let them dry beside the sink. THen I throw them in the laundry basket (never wet or...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-10-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By Rebecca
I think it depends on what you're trying to...

I think it depends on what you're trying to sell. Please don't take this the wrong way, but your furniture isn't worth much to sell. You may make a hundred bucks or so. You'd be better off finding a...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-08-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,205
Posted By Rebecca
We did. We sold our 3 br/3 ba home on an acre...

We did. We sold our 3 br/3 ba home on an acre for a WAY nicer location...a tiny antique home with an ocean view. This house is maybe 900 sq ft. 2 br/1 ba, .08 acres! We are building a carriage house...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-08-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,277
Posted By Rebecca
Well, now they have to disclose all that mess to...

Well, now they have to disclose all that mess to future buyers. There's no law saying you can't make another offer when they lower the price after it sits on the market rotting forever and ever, if...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   07-07-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,432
Posted By Rebecca
if you google 'restyle t-shirt' you get all...

if you google 'restyle t-shirt' you get all sorts of ideas for turning your tees into new tops. I thought of making some underwear out of dh's old teeshirts. The bikini patterns don't look too hard...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-07-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By Rebecca
I've known people who've just had catastrophic...

I've known people who've just had catastrophic insurance on themselves and the kids on the state plan. The deductible is like $5000 to $10000, which stinks, but sure beats not having insurance and...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-07-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By Rebecca
To plant the clothesline, you only bury a small...

To plant the clothesline, you only bury a small amount of PVC or metal pipe into the ground. The umbrella clothesline goes into that hole. You can take it out, fold it up and put it in the garage...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-29-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By Rebecca
I have a 7 y/o aspie boy too who seems mostly...

I have a 7 y/o aspie boy too who seems mostly 'normal' (neurotypical) but quirky. His quirks sometimes make him seem like he's poorly behaved... well, because he is, but not because he's trying to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-29-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 715
Posted By Rebecca
Offer him a puppy or kitten instead. Your kids...

Offer him a puppy or kitten instead. Your kids are at a portable age where you can actually go and do stuff! Tell him that you can go to Disney (or whatever) now but if you had a new baby it'd be...
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