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Forum: The Mindful Home   07-18-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,816
Posted By Conteuse
The storage area in the other side of our...

The storage area in the other side of our 700-sq-ft apartment was apparently harboring fleas. We didn't see any in our place, but our landlord found them in the storage area and decided to bug-bomb...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-30-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By Conteuse
We have never homeschooled before, but in the...

We have never homeschooled before, but in the advent of our big cross-country adventure coming up, we would prefer not to set a time limit on it, such as being back in time for school to start.
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Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-29-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,185
Posted By Conteuse
Count me in, on this thread! My reasoning...

Count me in, on this thread!

My reasoning for wanting to go minimalist is simple: my house is always, always messy. Two people with ADD probably shouldn't marry each other, but we did....
Forum: California, Nevada   04-28-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By Conteuse
I'm not there yet, but I will be in another four...

I'm not there yet, but I will be in another four or five months! We're moving from New Hampshire in the Fall.

What makes you say it isn't a very "crunchy" place? Is there gratuitous use of...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-28-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,796
Posted By Conteuse
Ooo, goody, the perfect thread! We both...

Ooo, goody, the perfect thread!

We both work for the US Census, which is a temporary job. When it ends, in August (for me) and September (for him), we are planning to move across the country --...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-28-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,930
Posted By Conteuse
Quote: Originally Posted by curiouscanadian...

Quote:
Originally Posted by curiouscanadian http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15343221)
This is a great idea, thanks, I'll...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-01-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By Conteuse
I did a search on here before I posted, but...

I did a search on here before I posted, but perhaps those threads got aged out of existence? I couldn't find anything on it. I searched for hammocks and sleeping hammocks and hammock sleep, but...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-31-2009, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By Conteuse
No, not the bedroom activities -- just the...

No, not the bedroom activities -- just the bedroom. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Here's what I've been thinking. DH and I are thinking of moving, with our 9yo...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-23-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 10,035
Posted By Conteuse
Well, out of my list, I accomplished a...

Well, out of my list, I accomplished a surprising amount. It helped that my cousin, the professional house-cleaner, came over for a couple of hours. Hired help can sometimes be a very good thing!
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Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-23-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 10,035
Posted By Conteuse
Anyone mind if I jump on the bandwagon? I've...

Anyone mind if I jump on the bandwagon? I've been working FT for the past three months, and have let the house get completely out of control once again.

Today is my last day before my temporary...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-28-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 43,888
Posted By Conteuse
Would anyone recommend a yurt for desert living?...

Would anyone recommend a yurt for desert living? I'm thinking somewhere like northern Nevada, which has hot days and cool nights.

And how do you keep the mice, bugs, and other critters out?
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-26-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,172
Posted By Conteuse
My husband and I just started a new one. Not...

My husband and I just started a new one. Not much to it just yet, but it may get interesting as he and I discuss on the blog all of the issues related to simplifying.

Link's in my sig if you're...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-21-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,376
Posted By Conteuse
There are only three of us, so I figure if we...

There are only three of us, so I figure if we could have just three sets of dishes, silverware, etc. lying around, it would seriously cut down on our dirty dish problem.

And my husband hates what...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-20-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,376
Posted By Conteuse
After years and years of dirty dishes piling up...

After years and years of dirty dishes piling up in the kitchen because neither of us could be bothered to wash them as we used them, my husband has finally agreed to an experiment of sorts: one set...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-18-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By Conteuse
It sounds great, but alas, Peapod doesn't...

It sounds great, but alas, Peapod doesn't deliver to my area.

Anyone know any others? I've checked shopfoodex.com, but their markup is horrendous.

How about Amazon, now that they sell...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-18-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By Conteuse
I've just recently been able to start working FT...

I've just recently been able to start working FT again (health didn't permit it for several years before this), and have started taking a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace class. My husband and I are very...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-21-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By Conteuse
Well, I had made it down to 235 from the high...

Well, I had made it down to 235 from the high 290's (I REFUSE to admit that I might have been over 300!).

Unfortunately, then my supply ran out and I was off it for 4 months until I could get a...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-02-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Conteuse
No, I'm not crazy, honest! Most winters we get...

No, I'm not crazy, honest! Most winters we get 20-30 below zero (F) for a week at a time, and last winter we had more snow than we've had in the last century. The city snow-dump (a huge field beside...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-30-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Conteuse
No, what we'd do with the photos is scan them...

No, what we'd do with the photos is scan them and then burn them all onto a CD so if something happened to the hard drive they're stored on, I could still get them off the CD.

DH and I are still...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-25-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Conteuse
As for kitchen stuff, since we're a very small...

As for kitchen stuff, since we're a very small family (3), we're going to keep only 1 plate, bowl, and cup for each of us. Maybe 4 pots and pans. Most of the rest of the stuff can be easily replaced...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-24-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,400
Posted By Conteuse
Can you find a local recycling place that only...

Can you find a local recycling place that only needs the fabric and won't care about the cleanliness? After all, if they're only going to rip it apart anyway, they might not care if it's dirty.
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Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-24-2008, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Conteuse
Come to my decluttering party! I am throwing a...

Come to my decluttering party! I am throwing a virtual celebration on this thread, because of what my husband has agreed to do this year.

We live in New England, but are tired of the cold...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-17-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By Conteuse
Pfff, don't listen to me. As it turns out,...

Pfff, don't listen to me.

As it turns out, I was accidentally overdosing myself with the sub-L mixture -- that's why I was so hungry!

Once I adjusted the dose, I was fine. And I've lost about...
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-01-2008, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,148
Posted By Conteuse
Shaving always makes my DH's face very dry, so...

Shaving always makes my DH's face very dry, so I've been wondering about his using Aloe gel instead of shaving soap. It works a treat on my legs, but so far he isn't willing to try it on his face...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-27-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By Conteuse
Wow, it really makes a difference to take it...

Wow, it really makes a difference to take it sublingually rather than injecting! I have been quite hungry this time around (I'm just finishing my first week of Phase 2, round 2) when I wasn't hungry...
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