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Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-02-2008, 08:22 PM
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Views: 10,984
Posted By opally
Hi everyone - so happy to find this thread. I'm...

Hi everyone - so happy to find this thread. I'm 40, 7 weeks along with my 4th, and am still in a state of half-shock about it, though I've known for a few weeks now. It's such a fluke that we...
Forum: TP -- The OLD ONE   08-11-2007, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 39
Posted By opally
Quick bump for the weekend crowd - this is a...

Quick bump for the weekend crowd - this is a great collection, pm me if you'd like more info !
Forum: TP -- The OLD ONE   08-10-2007, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 39
Posted By opally
I'm finally parting with my much-loved...

I'm finally parting with my much-loved collection of Mothering magazines, 49 in all, dating back to 1987. Time to allow someone else to benefit from the wealth of info they provide ! Pm me for...
Forum: Television   05-21-2007, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 33,959
Posted By opally
Quote: Originally Posted by TribeMomma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by TribeMomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8185647)
god Milo is freaking hawt!

Each episode...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-24-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,062
Posted By opally
Brain, Child. It's an outstanding magazine - I...

Brain, Child. It's an outstanding magazine - I love, love, love every issue I've seen. I still love Mothering too, but I totally see what you mean about moving past it a bit.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-17-2007, 10:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,156
Posted By opally
At the top of my TJ"s list would be Two Buck...

At the top of my TJ"s list would be Two Buck Chuck - the Charles Shaw wines - I think they are all good - the merlot is great - and for $2-3 a bottle, you can indulge !

The nearest TJ's is a...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-14-2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By opally
I would get a couple of big jugs of white...

I would get a couple of big jugs of white vinegar and splash it all over the deck to help neutralize the pee - maybe after doing that a few times the cats will stay away. That worked when we had a...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-14-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,249
Posted By opally
Gross but very, very effective way of dealing...

Gross but very, very effective way of dealing with pantry moths - you can get little sticky traps that have a phermone bait - they fly in, and that's that.

We've had many mini-infestations of...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-02-2007, 10:46 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,912
Posted By opally
I had never heard of this until the thread in...

I had never heard of this until the thread in the main MHM page - it looks great ! Another Flylady dropout here - this looks more manageable somehow, and the visual checklist seems like it would be...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-04-2006, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By opally
We had problems with pantry moths, and I found a...

We had problems with pantry moths, and I found a fairly quick & easy, though gross fix - a moth trap at Lowes. It doesn't use chemicals, it is a sticky trap with a little phermone lure. It's a...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-04-2006, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By opally
Just popping back to this thread with a quick...

Just popping back to this thread with a quick update - we got the kit (at our local hardware store, it's an Ace Hardware kit, $12) and installed it - I love it. Super easy to hook up, the moisture...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-02-2006, 07:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,631
Posted By opally
Quote: Originally Posted by mamao'two...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamao'two http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6421163)
honestly, we don't really "afford" it but...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-02-2006, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 274
Posted By opally
We've had one for years, use it all the time,...

We've had one for years, use it all the time, and love it. Every week I use it to make pizza dough and whole grain rolls (using the machine to make the dough). It's easy to substitute whole wheat...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-26-2006, 09:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,326
Posted By opally
It sounds like your seller is scamming somebody...

It sounds like your seller is scamming somebody somewhere. What did his feedback look like ? You can do an advanced search on Ebay, do a 'Search by Seller' and check out all of his completed...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-26-2006, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By opally
Quote: Originally Posted by ***Heather***...

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Originally Posted by ***Heather*** http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6370809)
I've found that if I take a look at the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-25-2006, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 973
Posted By opally
For my ds' 13th birthday, I gave him a "Book of...

For my ds' 13th birthday, I gave him a "Book of Breaks" - a coupon book of various things for him - on the cover, it said that every teen needs a break now and again. It included a movie date, an...
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-24-2006, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,068
Posted By opally
Thanks so much !...

Thanks so much ! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-22-2006, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,068
Posted By opally
Has anyone tried to create their own natural...

Has anyone tried to create their own natural floor wax ? I have found some recipes, mainly beeswax/linseed or walnut oil/carnuba wax & essential oils, and am curious about how they work. We have...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-09-2006, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By opally
I keep a few spray bottles around the house with...

I keep a few spray bottles around the house with different EO combinations - patchouli & lemongrass, lavender & rosewood, cedar & tangerine - whatever smells good. They are 8 oz bottles of water...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-08-2006, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By opally
Quote: Originally Posted by sweetpeas...

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Originally Posted by sweetpeas http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6223852)
Interesting . . . what happens in the summer...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-07-2006, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By opally
Oops - forgot that last link: ...

Oops - forgot that last link:

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/illegaldryervent
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-07-2006, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By opally
Here are some kits/info that I've been looking...

Here are some kits/info that I've been looking at:

http://www.improvementscatalog.com/h...ryer-Vent.html (http://www.improvementscatalog.com/home/improvements/75991-Indoor-Dryer-Vent.html)
...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-07-2006, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By opally
Has anyone tried this ? I'm looking into kits...

Has anyone tried this ? I'm looking into kits that allow you to vent your dryer inside to add heat during the cold weather months. Electric dryers only, since gas dryers can have carbon monoxide...
Forum: Mental Health   09-08-2006, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By opally
I really like Coromega - it's little packets of...

I really like Coromega - it's little packets of pudding like goo, orange flavored (though they also make orange/chocolate - I recommend the orange). No fishy flavor whatsoever, and no fishy burps...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-14-2006, 10:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,455
Posted By opally
on an average month, no particular...

on an average month, no particular heating/cooling demands, we run about 750 kwh's, for about $75.00/mo. But summer weather is very hot, extremely humid, and we have central air, so last month was...
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