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Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-11-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,514
Posted By abharrington
i would never buy new...not with the...

i would never buy new...not with the depreciation...as much as 35% in the first 2 years! no way. and saying that isnt' the case now, with the economy...i just don't buy it. you are still projecting...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-11-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By abharrington
its an interesting idea. i think it could work....

its an interesting idea. i think it could work. i too struggle with piles on the table. i use it as a desk, catch all when walking in the door, etc. i am trying to find good homes for the items...so...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-11-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By abharrington
i have beenthinking about this A LOT lately. i...

i have beenthinking about this A LOT lately. i grew up in a very cluttered home. we didn't clean. we shoveled out the night before the cleaning lady came. my mom is a packrat...maybe even a hoarder....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-11-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,778
Posted By abharrington
i say, keep only what they use on a very regular...

i say, keep only what they use on a very regular basis. but also limit the total amount of stuff, based on your space. kids just don't need that much...i know we have too much. but we have very...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-11-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,778
Posted By abharrington
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif we are working on this too. this is what we have for dd age 3 and ds age 18 months:

wooden trains/track - love these, use daily
unit...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-11-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By abharrington
i agree with pp...i would you keep your most...

i agree with pp...i would you keep your most favorite outfits, just a few, from each size. keep these for either another suprise baby of your own or for those of your siblings. i would give the rest...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-09-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By abharrington
hmmm....this reminds me how much i need to clean...

hmmm....this reminds me how much i need to clean out the bathroom closet. :giggle
this is for the kids and I:

lotion: i make our own
soap: dr bronners bars, liquid for hand soap on the sink...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-09-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By abharrington
i'm not sure that would work zoebird...the loft...

i'm not sure that would work zoebird...the loft is not full height...i think you may have to do beds with just a mattress and no boxsprings or maybe even a mattress on the floor. but with 2 lofts it...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-08-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,847
Posted By abharrington
we are 4 soon to be 5 in just under 1000 sq ft....

we are 4 soon to be 5 in just under 1000 sq ft. 3 bed, 1 bath. we plan to be here at least 4 more years...and hopefully 1 - 2 more babies....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-08-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,747
Posted By abharrington
Quote: Originally Posted by PreggieUBA2C...

Quote:
Originally Posted by PreggieUBA2C http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15377164)
I think our babies have become more and...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-08-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,747
Posted By abharrington
i'm enjoying it as well!! i think in some ways,...

i'm enjoying it as well!! i think in some ways, its easier to declutter as you go along baby-wise. with #3 i feel like i can let go of a lot of the excessive clothes gifted to us and i won't...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-08-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By abharrington
i agree its a great idea to save some baby...

i agree its a great idea to save some baby things for your children to use with their babies...but i dont' think baby gear is the way to go. do you have any special outfits or blankets? especially...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-08-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By abharrington
ooo...i think the whidbey with the extra room...

ooo...i think the whidbey with the extra room could EASILY hold your family. the split lofts would make great "bedrooms" to give the kids some privacey. i would love to open up the side of the...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-08-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,311
Posted By abharrington
i agree with shelley...loft for ds and bunk beds...

i agree with shelley...loft for ds and bunk beds for the girls. eventually you oculd put a second child with ds. i dotn' think sharing a room is bad at all.
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-06-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,560
Posted By abharrington
one more ques...anyone found unrefined coconut...

one more ques...anyone found unrefined coconut at a good price on vitacost? only one came up with the search but it was EXPENSIVE...but they sell hundreds of kinds of coconut oil and i didn't want...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-06-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,560
Posted By abharrington
i want the cold pressed unrefined, right? i have...

i want the cold pressed unrefined, right? i have been getting it by the gallon at Mountain Rose Herbs...is this the best place? and if so, do they every have sales or coupon codes or free shipping?...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-06-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,251
Posted By abharrington
awesome thread...i have been wondering exactly...

awesome thread...i have been wondering exactly this. its good to know there are a couple of things i can order and stock up on http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-04-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,747
Posted By abharrington
with baby #3 on the way, i am still decluttering...

with baby #3 on the way, i am still decluttering baby stuff.... this thread is perfect!! here are our essentials:

carseats...gotta have one in each car (we like convertables)
carrier...fleece...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-03-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By abharrington
we keep open ended toys...play silks, wooden...

we keep open ended toys...play silks, wooden unit blocks, cars and trucks, play kitchen, baby dolls...thats most of what we have. oh, trains/tracks too.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-03-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,718
Posted By abharrington
we have about 7 pairs each...but we are still...

we have about 7 pairs each...but we are still not completely dry every single night...that makes a big difference. if they stay dry, i wash them every 2nd or 3rd day...but they sometimes wake up wet...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-13-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,686
Posted By abharrington
another preg mama here...

another preg mama here http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif anyone have a rec for a prenatal? i know lots of th TF mamas pass...but i thought there was one brand that those...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-21-2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,341
Posted By abharrington
yup...love it! i shop sales for things i like to...

yup...love it! i shop sales for things i like to give...wooden puzzles and play food, nice dolls, wooden cars, etc. baby clothes are good to. and then i buy all year for family and friends birthdays...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-14-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By abharrington
thanks mamas....we love mexican. thats a great...

thanks mamas....we love mexican. thats a great idea. i didn't think of using it that way.
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-14-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By abharrington
title pretty much says it all...i need 8+ meals...

title pretty much says it all...i need 8+ meals from beef stew meat, 1lb each. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif

what do you love? TIA!!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-13-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By abharrington
i would add shelves and store books. baskets on...

i would add shelves and store books. baskets on the bottom shelf with kids toys. or get rid of it. i agree it screams TV.
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