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Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-10-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 952
Posted By carrotstick
Dd (age 5) has all art supplies, pretend kitchen...

Dd (age 5) has all art supplies, pretend kitchen things and stuffed toys. That's all. Every now and then she'll be gifted something plastic or just a real "toy" and she'll play with it for a while...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-10-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By carrotstick
Yep! I've probably done it close to 10 times. I...

Yep! I've probably done it close to 10 times. I love it. It has always been when I've dyed my hair too dark or too often and the work of fixing it or regrowing it has not been worth it to me. I go...
Forum: Pets   01-03-2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,442
Posted By carrotstick
Funny I'd totally forgotten that I felt that way...

Funny I'd totally forgotten that I felt that way about my cats after dd was born. Now she is almost 6 years old and the cats are just part of our everyday lives. I do remember feeling like I was...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-31-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By carrotstick
Quote: Originally Posted by bobandjess99...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobandjess99 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14859862)
I too had teh same breakthrough. I just...
Forum: Pets   12-30-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By carrotstick
We had a foster dog that was lethargic for a...

We had a foster dog that was lethargic for a couple weeks and then all of a sudden fine. I don't know if she was sick or just really stressed out. She went to her new home all happy and crazy the...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-30-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By carrotstick
I love Desert Essence because it is vegan and...

I love Desert Essence because it is vegan and gluten free (2 important things in my house). It comes in a ton of flavors for different kinds of hair, smells amazing and is about $9.
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Forum: Natural Body Care   12-29-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By carrotstick
I just recently bought a skin brush as well (not...

I just recently bought a skin brush as well (not Clarisonic, but a Pretika from Target) and I can't say enough good things about it! Why it works so well I'm not sure, but it has totally cleared up...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-21-2009, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By carrotstick
Burt's Bees is the ultimate lip balm. I just got...

Burt's Bees is the ultimate lip balm. I just got Dr. Bronners and I like that, too... but much more of a fan of the minty Burt's.

I am a Bare Minerals user. It's the only brand that matches my...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-21-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By carrotstick
I used Jane Iredale mineral powder foundation...

I used Jane Iredale mineral powder foundation for awhile. I loved it, it felt so clean and smooth and looked beautiful. Only problem was that I felt like the color was never quite right. I use Bare...
Forum: Pets   12-19-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 915
Posted By carrotstick
I don't understand at all! It isn't fun or cute!...

I don't understand at all! It isn't fun or cute! It's irresponsible! You should both have your dogs fixed. I have fostered so many dogs, or transported them across the state to find a home... for...
Forum: Pets   12-19-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,142
Posted By carrotstick
Unfortunately I say "yes." I know the rescue...

Unfortunately I say "yes." I know the rescue fees can be steep, but they are there for a reason. Rescues are run by volunteers and that money is for food, heartworm treatment, vet bills etc. I think...
Forum: Pets   12-19-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,226
Posted By carrotstick
We have a Weimaraner, 2 cats and 2 kids and it...

We have a Weimaraner, 2 cats and 2 kids and it is perfect. They have short hair, only need bathed once a month (or less unless they get stinky!), no brushing etc. She sheds in the summer, but it is...
Forum: Pets   12-19-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By carrotstick
I have done a lot of dog rescue and EVERY dog...

I have done a lot of dog rescue and EVERY dog I've fostered has kennel cough... AND my dog gets it every time. She has severe allergies to vaccines, so we basically just do rabies. Anyway, she...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-18-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,107
Posted By carrotstick
My son got a skateboard at age 5, and now he is...

My son got a skateboard at age 5, and now he is 11. He is *really* good and it has been awesome for him. He struggles with school a lot and skateboarding has been something he has been able to be...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-16-2009, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By carrotstick
I like Pacifica fragrances. I have the Mexican...

I like Pacifica fragrances. I have the Mexican hot cocoa one and the Blood Orange one. They have them for sale at Whole Foods right now and the fruitier ones are at Sephora.
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-24-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By carrotstick
I saw on a couple of the acne-related threads...

I saw on a couple of the acne-related threads that some women have had great success with the Clarisonic skin brush? I've struggled with acne for 15 years... tried every toxic and non-toxic thing in...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-03-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By carrotstick
Quote: Originally Posted by Ola_...

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Originally Posted by Ola_ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14535425)
I'm always raving about this site, but she makes...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-03-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By carrotstick
Quote: Originally Posted by chattyprincess...

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Originally Posted by chattyprincess http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14604092)
www.everydayminerals.com...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-30-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By carrotstick
How 'bout a couple of cats??? We moved into our...

How 'bout a couple of cats??? We moved into our house 6 months ago and we have had 3 mice since it has gotten colder the last week. We have 2 cats and 2 dogs and those mice didn't stand a chance!...
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-27-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,638
Posted By carrotstick
How about just water? I tried the baking soda...

How about just water? I tried the baking soda thing years ago and my hair hated it. I've since stopped washing with anything other than water and now my hair is fine. It takes a while to get used to...
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-27-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By carrotstick
I don't know if it's totally natural or not...

I don't know if it's totally natural or not (though it is advertised as natural) but we use Method brand that you can get at Target. I use the foaming kind because I feel like hte kids get their...
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-23-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,816
Posted By carrotstick
Can you use coconut oil? I just used plain old...

Can you use coconut oil? I just used plain old coconut oil on the kids and I last year and it worked amazing.
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-23-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 28,778
Posted By carrotstick
Well I've been lurking for a little while... and...

Well I've been lurking for a little while... and all this while letting all of my hair grow out. I've gotta say it is very liberating!

With the other 2 threads going on about how much women...
Forum: Natural Body Care   09-14-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,875
Posted By carrotstick
I've been using mine for a couple years and I...

I've been using mine for a couple years and I love them. The woman who made them used to go by "Homemade Mama" but now I guess it is "Homestead Emporium." I can't say enough good things about them!...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-10-2009, 01:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,288
Posted By carrotstick
I got a bunch of "Green" ones at Lowe's. They...

I got a bunch of "Green" ones at Lowe's. They aren't Rubbermaid brand, but they are made out of recycled plastic and they were on sale for cheaper than the Rubbermaid ones. They have a really really...
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