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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-20-2009, 11:35 AM
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Views: 302
Posted By Savoury
If you live anywhere near the Eastern Panhandle...

If you live anywhere near the Eastern Panhandle or even in Virginia, Mayland, Washington DC or lower Pennsylvania, would you mind contacting me? I am writing an article about yurt living and have a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-21-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,212
Posted By Savoury
I am driving across the US to Vancouver next...

I am driving across the US to Vancouver next week so you bet I am excited by the new gas prices.
Forum: Parenting   05-07-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,399
Posted By Savoury
I tend to boycott events my children are not...

I tend to boycott events my children are not welcome at. I don't begrudge people who don't want them there but I don't have to go either.

Last summer my husband's cousin got married. We were...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-29-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 965
Posted By Savoury
My water broke just as I was pushing for all...

My water broke just as I was pushing for all three of my children's births (#2 was actually born in the caul, we broke the back of waters after she was out).

All three were short and "easy"...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-09-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,739
Posted By Savoury
today I have one simple kitchen goal: clear and...

today I have one simple kitchen goal: clear and clean the microwave!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-06-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,178
Posted By Savoury
nak yesterday was a beautiful day! all the...

nak

yesterday was a beautiful day! all the windows were open and we washed all the walls and tackled the kitchen as our April room challenge. I also vacuumed and cleaned our living room furniture.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-06-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,816
Posted By Savoury
Yes we talk several times a day. If he has left...

Yes we talk several times a day. If he has left early in the morning before I wake up, I call him when I am up to see how his morning is going. Sometimes we call to tell the other person something...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-05-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,739
Posted By Savoury
Today we: washed the walls and the outside of...

Today we: washed the walls and the outside of the cabinets, cleaned the cabinet under the sink, moved the stove and cleaned behind it and washed the outside of the appliances.

DH also took the...
Forum: Parenting   04-05-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,973
Posted By Savoury
I don't understand a lot of these responses. I...

I don't understand a lot of these responses. I mean, if your in-laws are toxic, then you should have no responsibility to them nor should you strive for some relationship with them but in a normal...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-04-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,739
Posted By Savoury
So kitchen? TOmorrow we are washing the...

So kitchen?

TOmorrow we are washing the outside of the cabinets and the walls. That is HUGE... totally needs to be done!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-03-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,739
Posted By Savoury
I would love to do the kitchen. I need to...

I would love to do the kitchen. I need to reorganize, clean and fix storage in there.
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-03-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By Savoury
I ended up getting a mid-range kenmore...

I ended up getting a mid-range kenmore cannister. I has everything I am looking for in the right price range so fingers crossed. I do hope it lasts longer than the last vacuum I had which kicked it...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-02-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,162
Posted By Savoury
anyone up for an April challenge?

anyone up for an April challenge?
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-02-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By Savoury
So I have been hoping this would happen and it...

So I have been hoping this would happen and it finally did! LOL Now I have to go buy a new one tomorrow.

Something that rocks, about $200 and can do carpet and hardwood floor and rocks with pets.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-30-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,178
Posted By Savoury
I just started yesterday. I tackled the girls...

I just started yesterday. I tackled the girls room (after I finished the March challenge room) and it is so clean, it sparkles. I have to get some stuff from Ikea as we threw out a ton of furniture...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-30-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Savoury
I am sort of at a loss of what to do with my...

I am sort of at a loss of what to do with my oldest. He has never been to school and has no clue what they do there. He just doesn't want to go to school at all. To him it is the worst place to be....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-30-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By Savoury
OceanBaby that is great news! I also refuse...

OceanBaby that is great news!

I also refuse to be the maid. I get the kids to start cleaning when they are one. Even a toddler can help clean up. I also firmly believe I am giving them tools they...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-30-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 74
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Views: 4,356
Posted By Savoury
Good for you! If it makes you feel any...

Good for you!

If it makes you feel any better, I am a decluttering nut and clean freak who let her kids bedrooms just get away. I had a difficult pregnancy and let it go and then with a newborn I...
Forum: Parenting   03-27-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By Savoury
Totally normal. My 11 month old does this as...

Totally normal. My 11 month old does this as well. We do the same thing as has been suggested... lots of trading goes on in this house!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-27-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,162
Posted By Savoury
We will be done today! We took a room filled...

We will be done today! We took a room filled with crap and furniture, emptied it, replaced the floor, painted, took out the old blinds and are just putting in the new furniture. So our old office is...
Forum: Family Safety   03-26-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,489
Posted By Savoury
My almost 8 year old is in a booster and will be...

My almost 8 year old is in a booster and will be for awhile. He still has about 6 inches to go until he meets the height requirement to not be in a booster.

My almost 5 year old is in a 5-point...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-22-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,760
Posted By Savoury
We belong to the local Gold's Gym. We spend $95...

We belong to the local Gold's Gym. We spend $95 a month and that includes my membership, DH's and monthly childcare for three children (up to 2 hours every day).

Totally worth it. We go 4-5 days...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-19-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,543
Posted By Savoury
I never trusted them either, but I did it to...

I never trusted them either, but I did it to order the Annie's stuff (and ordered more yesterday because they restocked) and had nor problems cancelling the subscription.
Forum: Parenting   03-18-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,204
Posted By Savoury
Update: I just got an email from C's mom through...

Update: I just got an email from C's mom through our co-op email group. She explained she was leaving the group because she just filed for divorce from her 2nd husband (6 months marriage?) and C was...
Forum: Parenting   03-18-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,204
Posted By Savoury
Well, they are only four families left in the...

Well, they are only four families left in the co-op. I already talked to the mom who is a good friend, and she is leaving too. So I guess it will be defunct. And we have already found a new co-op...
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