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Forum: Work from Home Parents   06-13-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
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I have a business idea that could be done from...

I have a business idea that could be done from my garage. Without going in to great detail about specifics, I am mainly needing used furniture to repair and remake into other things. I don't live...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-11-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,614
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Was this a bad test? The test line appeared but...

Was this a bad test? The test line appeared but was only 2/3 there and the +/- space was all blue.
Any thoughts?
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-06-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
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Hi all, I haven't been on MDC in a long time so...

Hi all, I haven't been on MDC in a long time so Hello to you all.

I have a question that may or may not belong here.
I am married but have been separated since March of 2009. We have been...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-27-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
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Yes, I need to visit IKEA badly, there is one...

Yes, I need to visit IKEA badly, there is one near my mom. They help me believe it is possible.

Wall mount furniture-YES!

Thanks for the book rec. I WILL check that out. Thank you so much for...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-27-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
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Long story short: Lived in massive chaotic...

Long story short: Lived in massive chaotic construction for 7 years, no end in sight. Hated it. Got out 2 1/2 months ago. Love it. Partner and I may be splitting up permanently. I am renting a...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   05-19-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
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I have been a writer since I was eleven. I am...

I have been a writer since I was eleven. I am attracted to writing short articles for web sites or newspapers and possibly even magazines.
How do I start getting my writing out there? Where do I...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-12-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
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I did kind of chuck it all. I moved into town...

I did kind of chuck it all. I moved into town and got a nice little house. I am much happier and have time for things like writing and taking long baths.
We were starting our 7th year of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-31-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 94
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There is one for sale here in my area that is...

There is one for sale here in my area that is really nice and we could really use the space. I am not finding any hondas or toyotas in my price range. The reviews are mixed about it just like with...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-23-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
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Thanks you all. I really didn't realize how bad...

Thanks you all. I really didn't realize how bad it had all gotten. I actually feel like I have PTSD. I went to visit the house today (where Rick is working and moving things along) and I had a...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-19-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
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I haven't been on here for a while but for those...

I haven't been on here for a while but for those of you who may remember me I spent lots of time loathing my life. I spent 7 years living in construction (2 different houses) and I was miserable. I...
Forum: Spirituality   12-21-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
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We usually get the kids a candle making kit and...

We usually get the kids a candle making kit and then we light it. I want to add more in the future though.

I did go to a japanese tea ceremony and meditation in honor of solstice.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-13-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
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wow that is super cute, I think I could do it!!!

wow that is super cute, I think I could do it!!!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-12-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
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I want it to be a winter dress with sleeves that...

I want it to be a winter dress with sleeves that perhaps flare out a bit and the dress itself does the same. Do you know of a pattern for this type of dress?

I am pretty good at figuring out the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-04-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 48
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Views: 1,590
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Hi, I was just starting to get to know you. ...

Hi, I was just starting to get to know you.
Thanks for being the example and giving us permission to be who we truly are.
Take care and enjoy those boys.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-01-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
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Can you give me suggestions and tips on how to...

Can you give me suggestions and tips on how to do this?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-01-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
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My friend and I are going out to CA and were...

My friend and I are going out to CA and were supposed to leave Wednesday. I wanted to go Tuesday but since it's a holiday I chose Tues. so I could get all the laundry, shopping, prepping done. I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-01-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,594
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Oh my, that doesn't look good to me. I have no...

Oh my, that doesn't look good to me. I have no idea if it can be fixed right away.
About 6 months ago I had a very bad haircut and so I wore a hat for 7 weeks and went to a really good person and...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   09-01-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 461
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I read it costs him 200,000 to fly across the...

I read it costs him 200,000 to fly across the country http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif

I also heard him on Oprah a few years ago saying he has gotten out of control a...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-29-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By stretchmark
Can you define what compacting means?

Can you define what compacting means?
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-29-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
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I guess what comes to mind for me is looking at...

I guess what comes to mind for me is looking at your life and figuring out what is excess. I also think that could change from day to day, week to week.
I think of this Buddhist teacher who taught...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-28-2008, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
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I am leaving in a few days to go to California...

I am leaving in a few days to go to California by myself. I will be on the road for two days and then camping out at a friend's house. I don't want to put pressure on her to provide for me but I...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-26-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By stretchmark
I think that's a great plan because little...

I think that's a great plan because little mishaps in a studio are far easier to deal with than in your home. It is so good to practice. I did a few small cob projects around my house and learned a...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-25-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By stretchmark
The way you want to build sounds fine. I have...

The way you want to build sounds fine. I have never done or seen a straw bale go up in the way you're describing but have with cob. It seems better to build an actual timber frame with roof then...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   08-23-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
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I remember this from a while back and I'm pretty...

I remember this from a while back and I'm pretty sure he washed everything (wrappers, etc.) and kept everything in sealed bins.

It didn't mention toilet paper but I'm guessing he flushed it.
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-21-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
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Do you mean actually in the straw bale or in...

Do you mean actually in the straw bale or in several bales stacked around the cooking area?

I am guessing putting a window over the top and a mirror or some metal to reflect the heat would do it.
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