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Forum: Life With a Baby   08-25-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By bezark
We also experienced a HUGE change when DS1 night...

We also experienced a HUGE change when DS1 night weaned.
For the first 2 years of his life he was up at least every 2 hours, Every. Single. Night. One 3-hour stretch a few times a year was like...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-04-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,722
Posted By bezark
Our house is all kinds of flip-flopped, but it...

Our house is all kinds of flip-flopped, but it works and it still appears normal.
 
Our foyer is our laundry/mud room. The washer and dryer are in a closet, but the hamper is right out in the...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-04-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By bezark
This thread is a few weeks old so I hope you've...

This thread is a few weeks old so I hope you've solved your problem, but I thought I'd chime in anyway.
Orange oil (Orange Glo cleaner) works like a dream.
Once per summer, the first time I see an...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-09-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,083
Posted By bezark
I actually just measured the first floor...

I actually just measured the first floor yesterday since we're having our floors refinished soon.
Downstairs is just over 850sf, upstairs is probably about 700. Two adults, a 3 year old, a 3 month...
Forum: March 2012   07-08-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 656
Posted By bezark
I haven't bought anything yet and I won't for a...

I haven't bought anything yet and I won't for a while, but I have been looking at diapers, new carriers, car seats, etc.

I got rid of all of my maternity clothes after DS was born so I'll be...
Forum: Parenting   07-08-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,638
Posted By bezark
I think some kids just go through this stage....

I think some kids just go through this stage. For DS it was from 3 weeks until about 3-4 months. It was awful. I cried every time we went anywhere. He cried so hard he vomited. It was rough.
One...
Forum: Parenting   07-08-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,282
Posted By bezark
We don't do time outs for punishment. I guess...

We don't do time outs for punishment. I guess what we do could be considered "time ins."
DS is only 27 months, but when he's displaying some sort of undesirable behavior, one of us removes him from...
Forum: March 2012   07-06-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,796
Posted By bezark
Only DH and my best friend know right now. We...

Only DH and my best friend know right now. We had a m/c in October, so add us to the extra cautious boat.
We're going to try to hold out until at least 9-10 weeks.
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-02-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By bezark
Orange Glow! We had a huge ant problem as soon...

Orange Glow! We had a huge ant problem as soon as the weather warmed up. I never really tried anything besides those little plastic baits and they didn't seem to work, but they were driving me...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-27-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,620
Posted By bezark
I consider navy to be kind of a neutral. There...

I consider navy to be kind of a neutral. There aren't many colors that don't look good with it.
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-04-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,352
Posted By bezark
If you're going to do one on each end and in...

If you're going to do one on each end and in between each pair, you'll need 5 panels, not 4 (unless I've missed something).
 
If ~ represents curtains and [_] represents windows, it'd look a bit...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-25-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,692
Posted By bezark
Our dog has been having some house training...

Our dog has been having some house training issues lately. Normally if she has an accident it's right by the front or back door.
With all of the warm weather and rain lately, however, it's become...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-15-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,355
Posted By bezark
Dish Soap - Still using blue Dawn. Occasionally...

Dish Soap - Still using blue Dawn. Occasionally use Mrs. Meyers.
Dish Washer Detergent - n/a
General Cleaner (counter tops) - vinegar, water and peppermint oil. DH also hates the smell of vinegar...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-14-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,483
Posted By bezark
All of my containers are one kind....

All of my containers are one kind. (http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/ref=sc_pgc_r_3_0_4036971/601-5443125-8186536?ie=UTF8&frombrowse=1&asin=B0016P8N9S) They stack neatly and the lids all snap...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-14-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,631
Posted By bezark
Peel and stick vinyl tiles are ridiculously...

Peel and stick vinyl tiles are ridiculously cheap. $0.88 per square foot at Lowes and cheaper on Ebay.
Ceramic tile is obviously a bit more labor intensive, but they typically start at about $1/sq...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-09-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By bezark
Favorites: -bread machine. I haven't bought a...

Favorites:
-bread machine. I haven't bought a loaf of bread in years.
-slow cooker. Especially handy since we're going through a total kitchen renovation at the moment.
-Keurig. We use it at...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-09-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,550
Posted By bezark
The only problem with painting over wallpaper is...

The only problem with painting over wallpaper is seeing the seams and bubbles through the paint.
I would (and have, all over my house) scrape off any bubbles or peeling seams and spackle and sand...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-01-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By bezark
I'd do anything to never have to do laundry in a...

I'd do anything to never have to do laundry in a basement again.
 
I agree with a PP; the best laundry setup we've ever had was in our last house where they were in the kitchen, which was directly...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-29-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 891
Posted By bezark
Does such a thing exist? I've been looking all...

Does such a thing exist?
I've been looking all over and I've come up empty.
I'm looking for an all-in-one bin with at least one compartment being big enough to hold a standard 13 gal trash bag....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-26-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,871
Posted By bezark
DS is 22 months and still RF. He's only FF once...

DS is 22 months and still RF. He's only FF once when we took a trip with a friend and her two kiddos recently. He had a blast that day, but I'm 99% sure it had more to do with being in the car with...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-26-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,739
Posted By bezark
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Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-25-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,225
Posted By bezark
I just posted these...

I just posted these (http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/192-3393844-8686959?asin=B0032G9E0G&AFID=Froogle_df&LNM=|B0032G9E0G&CPNG=baby&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=B0032G9E0G&ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001) in the...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-25-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,739
Posted By bezark
Our kitchen is normally sized, but we have very...

Our kitchen is normally sized, but we have very few cabinets on only one wall and almost no counter space.
It becomes useless and looks totally chaotic with more than a handful of things sitting...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-25-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By bezark
Does your shower have a tension rod? Is it too...

Does your shower have a tension rod? Is it too wide to move the rod to the middle of the shower to hose and scrub it down?
 
If you decide to replace it, I l-o-v-e cotton rag rugs. We got our 5x8...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-25-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By bezark
We have the poor man's Keurig, a Mr. Coffee...

We have the poor man's Keurig, a Mr. Coffee brand smaller machine.
We LOVE it. I got it from Bed, Bath and Beyond, so with a coupon it was about $60, I think.
We got a ton of K-cups for Christmas...
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