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Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-10-2008, 11:45 PM
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Posted By dawny
I had my first real no spending and driving day....

I had my first real no spending and driving day. We were going to take the kids biking but it rained so we didn't go anywhere. I got a lot done just hanging out - bonus room carpet cleaned, pantry...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-07-2008, 09:49 AM
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Views: 8,378
Posted By dawny
You ladies are such inspirations! Wow! I am...

You ladies are such inspirations! Wow! I am truly in awe of your discipline. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:

I worked on a budget last night - boy, it is not pretty. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-05-2008, 10:41 PM
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Posted By dawny
Quote: Originally Posted by rabbitmum...

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Originally Posted by rabbitmum http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11869222)
I'm still struggling with the book that I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-05-2008, 08:42 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 8,378
Posted By dawny
Not such a good day for me...I spent more than I...

Not such a good day for me...I spent more than I intended at the movies with DSs. Dang that popcorn is $$$; however it was a $1.50 movie theater so I guess I shouldn't complain.

I haven't made...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-04-2008, 04:51 PM
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Posted By dawny
1. Please introduce yourself and tell us why you...

1. Please introduce yourself and tell us why you have decided to spend nothing (or spend significantly less) for the Month of August. My name is Dawn. I am a wife and mother to 2 boys. I am also a...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   08-04-2008, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,448
Posted By dawny
Both my kids have them. DS #1 likes his. I have...

Both my kids have them. DS #1 likes his. I have never had problems fitting stuff in his box. If I have a sub type sandwich that won't fit in the containers., I just put it in the purple box without...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-09-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 85,049
Posted By dawny
I am so glad to see this thread is moving! ...

I am so glad to see this thread is moving!

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Forum: Traditional Foods   01-26-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 85,049
Posted By dawny
Quote: Originally Posted by JenInMpls...

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Originally Posted by JenInMpls http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10375273)
I still want to know, though, where to keep...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-26-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 85,049
Posted By dawny
Quote: Originally Posted by LionTigerBear...

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Day five . . . .

The baby scoby...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-20-2008, 11:00 AM
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Views: 342
Posted By dawny
I have the same problem and I keep my house at...

I have the same problem and I keep my house at 68F. I was going to suggest top of fridge or freezer too, but since that won't work, what about laundry room? Heat from the dryer (when you use it)...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-19-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 85,049
Posted By dawny
Hi, I am still making and drinking my...

Hi,

I am still making and drinking my kombucha tea. My third batch really was bland. I put frozen cherries and blueberries in it but I skipped the ginger. I think the ginger is really needed to...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-15-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By dawny
Has anyone tried to make their own Wrap-N-Mat? ...

Has anyone tried to make their own Wrap-N-Mat?

They don't look very difficult to sew, but I wonder if there is something I just don't see.

Also, I think I remember reading somewhere that you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-15-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By dawny
I feel your pain! The first month...

I feel your pain! The first month (September/October) we went gluten, oatmeal and dairy (cow's milk) free (we were already soy, peanut, coconut, HFCS and sesame free) I spent $1500 on groceries....
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-09-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 85,049
Posted By dawny
Just checking in and bumping this thread up. ...

Just checking in and bumping this thread up.

I finished drinking my first batch and it was very tasty. Very clean with just a slight hint of ginger.

I started my third batch 5 days ago. My...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-30-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By dawny
I reuse them...but I am very new to Kombucha...

I reuse them...but I am very new to Kombucha making. I am on my second batch.
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-30-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By dawny
My chicken cooker was pre-seasoned, but I keep...

My chicken cooker was pre-seasoned, but I keep it seasoned by popping popcorn with butter and vegetable oil. This might work to season it initially if your pan is big enough to pop popcorn.

I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-30-2007, 01:38 PM
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Views: 178
Posted By dawny
I made my first 2 loafs of sourdough using the...

I made my first 2 loafs of sourdough using the NT sourdough starter and this recipe from RecipeZaar: Classic San Francisco Sourdough Bread (http://www.recipezaar.com/154142).

I was very surprised...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-30-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 85,049
Posted By dawny
Quote: Originally Posted by Thystle...

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Originally Posted by Thystle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10126138)...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-25-2007, 10:48 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 85,049
Posted By dawny
12/25 - Well, I drank my first batch of my tea....

12/25 - Well, I drank my first batch of my tea. It was a little sweet, but still good. It had a fair amount of carbonation and slight ginger flavor (I added ginger to my tea when it was brewing).
...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-22-2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 85,049
Posted By dawny
Quote: Originally Posted by WildIris...

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Originally Posted by WildIris http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10076780)
Hi Dawny,

Did you add the ginger to the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-21-2007, 11:51 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 85,049
Posted By dawny
Update: I bottled two bottles (I used GT...

Update: I bottled two bottles (I used GT Kombucha bottles) of tea tonight. I now have room in my pitcher for my scoby to grow bigger.

I added a little ginger root about 5 days ago. I hope it...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-12-2007, 11:37 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 85,049
Posted By dawny
Quote: Originally Posted by Feb2003...

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Originally Posted by Feb2003 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9988898)
kombucha SCOBYS that float sideways are fine,...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-11-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 85,049
Posted By dawny
Thanks Iris. My original scoby is just...

Thanks Iris.

My original scoby is just floating in the tea (sideways). It looks very strange. I have another scoby forming on the top...I guess that is good.

How long did you let your stuff...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-09-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 85,049
Posted By dawny
I finally started my tea today. I boiled 3 Q of...

I finally started my tea today. I boiled 3 Q of water, added 1 cup of sugar, 6 black tea bags, let it cool and then added by scoby and the fluid that was with it - about 6 oz.

It is brewing in a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-07-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By dawny
I don't have any girls, but I buy these dolls...

I don't have any girls, but I buy these dolls for my boys' girl cousin for Christmas and Birthday. She loves them!

I have seen a few a Tuesday Morning for about $8.00. If you have one close,...
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