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Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-09-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By shimmer
Shop vac!! Drywall dust is a pain for sure. Shop...

Shop vac!! Drywall dust is a pain for sure. Shop vac really well and the let sit and do it again once the dust settles. Then, just wipe with a wet rag. It will come up but it will take time.

Have...
Forum: Grief and Loss   05-21-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,336
Posted By shimmer
I'm so very sorry for you family's loss. I know...

I'm so very sorry for you family's loss. I know from experience that healing is a slow process.

When my daughter died I spent some time in a blur. I appreciated meals, flowers, and friends...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-20-2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By shimmer
My kids are 9, 3, and 2 and I don't typically...

My kids are 9, 3, and 2 and I don't typically carry a diaper bag and haven't for most of my parenting. My suggestion is get one smallish cute bag that you really like that can be used in many...
Forum: Activism and News   12-12-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 24,408
Posted By shimmer
I don't think they are against small business....

I don't think they are against small business. However, consumers have begged for TOY SAFETY and the government responsed. In an election year especially, nobody could easily vote against TOY...
Forum: Activism and News   12-08-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 24,408
Posted By shimmer
[/QUOTE] The marketing approach that I see in...

[/QUOTE] The marketing approach that I see in this could be especially effective locally (at child fairs, farmer's markets, craft fairs, cloth diaper lessons, maybe even in crunchy-leaning kid's...
Forum: Activism and News   12-08-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 24,408
Posted By shimmer
This legislation is not only going to hurt small...

This legislation is not only going to hurt small guys but medium and big guys as well. This means EVERYONE cannot sell products that aren't tested to new levels after 2/10/09. Anyone who does will...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-24-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 663
Posted By shimmer
We put 25% of our net into savings: retirement,...

We put 25% of our net into savings: retirement, college fund, long-term, short-term.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-24-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By shimmer
We've an an employee like this in our business....

We've an an employee like this in our business. He wasn't horrible, just wasn't so good. We let it go on too long and finally couldn't take it any more and decided we needed to let him go.

We do...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-22-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By shimmer
We love Davis Family Farm. They always treat us...

We love Davis Family Farm. They always treat us so nicely. We were there today and both of my kids got turns driving the tractor.

The pickings are getting slim on pumpkins this year so get there...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-15-2008, 12:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By shimmer
1. Reduce...keep only what you and the kids...

1. Reduce...keep only what you and the kids love. I keep quality open-ended toys that I expect to be able to hand down.

2. Seperate types of toys in different "zones". I keep all art supplies in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-30-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 933
Posted By shimmer
I'm not a super-duper deal getter but I feel I...

I'm not a super-duper deal getter but I feel I do pretty well in managing this part of our budget without a lot of time couponing or going to multiple stores. Here's how I'd recommend you get...
Forum: Unschooling   08-17-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By shimmer
Thank you both for your thoughts and help....

Thank you both for your thoughts and help. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif It's always nice to hear from others.
Forum: Unschooling   08-12-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By shimmer
To clarify: She can form all of her...

To clarify:

She can form all of her letters, yet often forgets which way they "go". She is defining writing as ability to put the letters down correctly and spell correctly. She's only really...
Forum: Unschooling   08-12-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By shimmer
I need some ideas and words of support to help...

I need some ideas and words of support to help my daughter (and me!).

My bent is unschooling yet I don't often describe myself as such because I'm a bit of a meddler....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-07-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By shimmer
Although I'm not a hard-core hoarder, I couldn't...

Although I'm not a hard-core hoarder, I couldn't toss boxes I hadn't looked in. I know you can rip through those quickly.

I've done a lot of declutting this year. I have only missed 1 thing so...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-07-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By shimmer
I use a multi hook rack attached to the wall...

I use a multi hook rack attached to the wall (like one you'd hang multiple coats on) for my 1/2 used clothes.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-06-2008, 01:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By shimmer
At one point in our marriage I was feeling...

At one point in our marriage I was feeling frustrated because I thought dh was spending loads of money on ski trips and "big" items. I thought it wasn't fair and was messing up our budget.

We...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,044
Posted By shimmer
I just wanted to give you some (((hugs))). It...

I just wanted to give you some (((hugs))). It sounds like you've been given good advice and have listened. That's often hard to do and I commend you. You seem willing to do anything and everything...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-29-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By shimmer
In a dresser drawer! DD knows the drawer has to...

In a dresser drawer! DD knows the drawer has to close...when she can't fit them all she has to purge.

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Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-23-2008, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By shimmer
We have a potential chance to sell our house...

We have a potential chance to sell our house without even listing it and walk away with around 100k. It's a 60's ranch house: 1300 sq ft, 3 bed, 1.5 bath. Walking distance to many things, nice yard,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-17-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,962
Posted By shimmer
It sounds like you feel at peace with your...

It sounds like you feel at peace with your decision being right for your family. Therefore, it doesn't matter if it feels extreme to someone else; it's not their life, house, or family....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-15-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,028
Posted By shimmer
I'm always looking to streamline as well so I'll...

I'm always looking to streamline as well so I'll be watching this thread. Here's what I've done to make my home life more simple:

General:
1. Much, much less stuff. It really makes a difference!...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-11-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By shimmer
When you don't have room to sleep, you have too...

When you don't have room to sleep, you have too many books. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I think this varies for different people. It's all about what you value....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-11-2008, 01:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By shimmer
What about having your son use it for dress up...

What about having your son use it for dress up right now? He can wear the heck out of it and when it's gone, its gone. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I can see my...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-09-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By shimmer
For kids: 1 rainjacket (all the blessed year...

For kids:
1 rainjacket (all the blessed year it seems!)
1 heavy coat (skiing style)
1 lightweight coat (fall and spring)

For me:
1 dress coat
1 heavy coat (skiing style)
1 lightweight coat...
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