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Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-10-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,799
Posted By starrmama
On my sources:   Mountain Rose Herbs I...

On my sources:
 
Mountain Rose Herbs I already mentioned for the coconut oil.  Their price actually went up, so I just bought the latest 5 gal of coconut oil yesterday from here with the 10% off...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-08-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,799
Posted By starrmama
I'll mention a couole things that haven't been...

I'll mention a couole things that haven't been covered as much... one that has been saving me some money is to buy in bulk online.  If you don't have many grocery store options, it might even save...
Forum: Dental   09-27-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By starrmama
Where are you located? If you are anywhere near...

Where are you located? If you are anywhere near a dentist who has a Healozone machine, I'd definitely recommend that. Usually those dentists also have "fugi" fillings, where they can just smear a...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   07-16-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 52,433
Posted By starrmama
Thanks again WTHamI Yeah, they are on 18...

Thanks again WTHamI

Yeah, they are on 18 acres of their own land, so I don't think there are CC&Rs, but I still figure I better check to make sure the county doesn't have any weird ordinances or...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   07-13-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 52,433
Posted By starrmama
Hi again... I was trying to do a little...

Hi again...

I was trying to do a little searching on my county's website to make sure that full time RV living was allowed here without any weird restrictions or anything (why do I always feel...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   07-10-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 52,433
Posted By starrmama
Thanks MoonStarFalling! Yes, we are in KY,...

Thanks MoonStarFalling!

Yes, we are in KY, but near Cincinnati OH... it does indeed get into the 90s here in summer and very humid, but still gets cold in winter with snow, and below freezing...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   07-10-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 52,433
Posted By starrmama
Thanks! Actually I was just thinking I needed to...

Thanks! Actually I was just thinking I needed to change my siggy since I'm going to take a break from the shop while I sort out our plans and work on moving and then finishing the research for the...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   07-10-2010, 02:18 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 52,433
Posted By starrmama
Thanks WTHamI ! This is super helpful info....

Thanks WTHamI !

This is super helpful info. My dad has an old friend who knows RVs so I'm hoping to bring him along to look things over before we buy anything, as you suggest... if not him, I'll...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   07-09-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 52,433
Posted By starrmama
Hmm, thanks irishmommy. I will look more into...

Hmm, thanks irishmommy. I will look more into trailers. I was thinking a mobile home would end up costing us more, because I thought I'd probably need to pay more for one, and then we'd have to come...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   07-09-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 52,433
Posted By starrmama
Hi everyone, very inspiring thread here! My...

Hi everyone, very inspiring thread here!

My dp and I have just started seriously talking about living in an rv full time in order to save up money to build our dream off-grid little eco home....
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-11-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,822
Posted By starrmama
I have off grid dreams but we're not even close...

I have off grid dreams but we're not even close yet - I just am all about the research lol. If you google pedal powered washing machine you'll find instructions for turning your broken machine (or...
Forum: Diapering   03-13-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By starrmama
I like the crocheted soaker pattern from...

I like the crocheted soaker pattern from Wigglebunz creations on Hyena Cart. Its cool in that you put in your baby's measurements and it does all the calculations for you so you have a perfect...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-13-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By starrmama
I get that way too - horrible morning sickness...

I get that way too - horrible morning sickness (all around the clock sickness) for the first 3 or so months - so I feel your pain! I didn't take anything, but if I get PG again, I will probably try...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-13-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By starrmama
I ate raw eggs and drank raw milk diring 2...

I ate raw eggs and drank raw milk diring 2 pregnancies and was perfectly fine. I DID get local pastured eggs though, from farms I could trust to have healthy chickens... if you feel good about your...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   03-11-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,869
Posted By starrmama
I'm probably already on here raving about both...

I'm probably already on here raving about both my line dryers, but we got one of these umbrella dryers, and it is very well-made and durable and GREAT - I like knowing it was made in Europe, not...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   02-24-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,869
Posted By starrmama
Oh, yes, I LOVE my indoor drying rack. It is...

Oh, yes, I LOVE my indoor drying rack. It is very sturdy, made in USA with sustainably forested wood. They are expensive (I actually lucked out and found mine locally for 50% off) but it is worth...
Forum: Diapering   02-24-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By starrmama
There are lots of places to register that would...

There are lots of places to register that would keep things in stock (not sure why the site you chose has things out of stock?), or perhaps you could just ask friends/family who ask you what you...
Forum: Diapering   02-22-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By starrmama
I love flats - I agree, I wouldn't get Gerber......

I love flats - I agree, I wouldn't get Gerber... much smaller and thinner. I love our unbleached flats from GMD and Little Lions seem well-loved. Imse Vimse's muslin flats are also very well-liked...
Forum: Diapering   02-22-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By starrmama
no problen...

no problen http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Diapering   02-22-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By starrmama
Cloth diapering really comes down to personal...

Cloth diapering really comes down to personal preferences + what ends up working well for your baby. There aren't too many "bad" brands these days... I like to tell newbies to try out a few of each...
Forum: Diapering   02-22-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By starrmama
It really is a lot of personal preference. I...

It really is a lot of personal preference. I personally love flats and natural fiber fitteds with wool covers, but I don't have particularly squirmy babies thus far lol.

I teach a CD class once a...
Forum: Homebirth   02-18-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By starrmama
It really just depends on your insurance and...

It really just depends on your insurance and your midwife. My midwife is a CPM (I'm actually not even sure if she has that!) in a state where direct entry midwives are alegal at best... but she...
Forum: Homebirth   02-18-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By starrmama
I didn't pack one for either of my homebirths......

I didn't pack one for either of my homebirths... I did have an outfit for me and the baby in a bag sitting with my birth kit stuff, but that's pretty standard it seems like when you have a midwife...
Forum: Homebirth   02-18-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,912
Posted By starrmama
I stay naturally very thin while breastfeeding,...

I stay naturally very thin while breastfeeding, lose 10 lbs from puking the 1st 3 months of pregnancy before I start gaining... but I hardly ever exercise. I "try" to dance some, walk and do a...
Forum: Diapering   02-12-2010, 03:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By starrmama
I really like mine - I have the bamboo. They...

I really like mine - I have the bamboo. They line dry OK - not the fastest, but tolerable. I like the leg binding on chubby thighs, and although dd was already 1 yr when we got ours, a friend tells...
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