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Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   05-22-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,278
Posted By sugarlumpkin
There's one at City Dock, not sure exactly...

There's one at City Dock, not sure exactly when--weekends? I run into it at odd times it seems. One at the official spot on the corner of Riva Rd and Harry S. Truman Blvd (official web site...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   05-20-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,278
Posted By sugarlumpkin
I live in the Annapolis area and I love it here....

I live in the Annapolis area and I love it here. Lots of great parks, access to the Chesapeake Bay (and other water-based fun), a small but active natural parenting community, and lots of great...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-01-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By sugarlumpkin
Another vote for Its Not The Stork here. I have...

Another vote for Its Not The Stork here. I have always talked openly (though age appropriately) with my son (currently 4) about the human body and its functions, but Its Not The Stork had all the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-01-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,535
Posted By sugarlumpkin
Wow, it does sound like you and your husband are...

Wow, it does sound like you and your husband are a bit overwhelmed. Can you tap into your son's imagination and creativity while encouraging him to be still? Take up bird watching (research 3 birds,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-21-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By sugarlumpkin
Is it the assets of the family or the person who...

Is it the assets of the family or the person who will be receiving the benefits? I'd think the latter, but it would be good to try to call and ask or scour their web site for information.
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-27-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By sugarlumpkin
I love my Cuisinart food processor, toaster oven...

I love my Cuisinart food processor, toaster oven (mmm melty cheese sandwiches), Dutch oven, and rice cooker. I am in love with my Vita-Mix and should use it more but it is so loud my son hates when...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-27-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,006
Posted By sugarlumpkin
Fixing up the house with paint colors, floor...

Fixing up the house with paint colors, floor types, and light fixtures of my choice! Not what's on sale. ;) (I mean sometimes what I chose is on sale but I chose it bc I like it, not solely based on...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-26-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By sugarlumpkin
If you sign up for google voice (which is free)...

If you sign up for google voice (which is free) you get a number (you can pick it up to a point) that is not tied to any service! The number you choose can ring any phone you like (up to 6 total). I...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-26-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,220
Posted By sugarlumpkin
I have never used fabric pads--thanks for the...

I have never used fabric pads--thanks for the info! I will say that for about a year I've been using the Diva Cup only. It took me a while to really figure it out, but once I got it there was no...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-26-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By sugarlumpkin
I have noticed a couple of holes in my sweaters...

I have noticed a couple of holes in my sweaters recently. The holes are about the size of the tip of my index finger. They are not in all my sweaters--just in one or two, and there are only 2-3...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-26-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,011
Posted By sugarlumpkin
Hydrogen peroxide! Pour directly on the stain. ...

Hydrogen peroxide! Pour directly on the stain.
 
If you want, you can mix 10 oz of hydrogen peroxide, one tablespoon of baking soda, and one teaspoon of dishwashing liquid and soak the stain with...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-26-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By sugarlumpkin
I'd also recommend Bac-Out and Oxyclean. For...

I'd also recommend Bac-Out and Oxyclean. For berries I'd try Oxyclean (which is a brand name for oxygen bleach) first.
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-26-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By sugarlumpkin
My mom got me a cold water diffuser. A good...

My mom got me a cold water diffuser. A good friend of hers is an aromatherapist and this is the one she recommended. http://healthscents4u.com/EssentialOilDiiffusers.aspx The one I have is the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-25-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 2,662
Posted By sugarlumpkin
I lost some inspiration and we had pasta for...

I lost some inspiration and we had pasta for dinner tonight. Whole wheat spaghetti with marinara sauce that I doctored up.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-24-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 2,662
Posted By sugarlumpkin
Must admit I would really like to have dinner...

Must admit I would really like to have dinner out this weekend. My DH was away for work last week, is away this week, and will be gone next week. I am tired of doing it all on my own and would like...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-23-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By sugarlumpkin
Oooh, love this thread!   I...

Oooh, love this thread!
 
I http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/luxlove.gif my parents' house because (well, it is the place I grew up) it was built by hand so it is organic and unusual....
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-23-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,587
Posted By sugarlumpkin
Sigh this thread is reminding me of several...

Sigh this thread is reminding me of several areas that need to be cleaned. We've lived in this house for approx 1.25 years and it is time to haul the fridge and the stove out to clean behind them...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-21-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,302
Posted By sugarlumpkin
My advice is: wait. I am not saying that your...

My advice is: wait. I am not saying that your feelings will stop, but you might be able to talk about them in a more intelligent/intelligible way if you wait and compose yourself.
 
Here's a hug....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-20-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 2,662
Posted By sugarlumpkin
We've eaten out only once so far this month and...

We've eaten out only once so far this month and that was a special date night. I blog about what I cook (http://colorfulltable.blogspot.com/) (with links to recipes or the recipe typed out in the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-15-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,499
Posted By sugarlumpkin
Garbage Free? That sounds like a challenge! I am...

Garbage Free? That sounds like a challenge! I am impressed! The crackers are a money saver, they are delcious, and I enjoy making them together with my son. I made another batch on Monday and put...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-14-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,499
Posted By sugarlumpkin
Totally forgot to include the link for the...

Totally forgot to include the link for the crackers, sorry! (Thanks matey!) http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/olive-oil-crackers-recipe.html I made another batch yesterday--so super tasty.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-14-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 2,662
Posted By sugarlumpkin
My son has requested his favorite:...

My son has requested his favorite: Spinach-Broccoli Ricotta Pie (http://tasnimastable.blogspot.com/2011/01/spinach-broccoli-ricotta-pie.html) for dinner tonight, so I will make it for him. :) I am...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-12-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,932
Posted By sugarlumpkin
Chamomilegirl, I did not mean to hurt your...

Chamomilegirl, I did not mean to hurt your feelings. I apologise that my post which was supposed to be a clever joke was so not. I guess I should have 1) read all the responses to see that my joke...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-12-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,932
Posted By sugarlumpkin
(stifling laughter behind my hand) You are so...

(stifling laughter behind my hand) You are so very kind to assume I live in a pristine house! (Laughter becoming louder now) but yeah, my house is FAR FROM PRISTINE! I just choose not to add shoes...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-11-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,932
Posted By sugarlumpkin
I'm going to answer for myself, not for the OP....

I'm going to answer for myself, not for the OP. I have no animals who go outside (domestic (and feral) cats are responsible for the endangerment of migratory birds) so it is not something I have to...
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