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    Collected seven eggs from the hens today, and I brought some more wood up for the woodstove. Am preparing to renovate my upstairs bathroom to make it my private spa.
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    Wow madhen that sounds great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhen View Post
    Am preparing to renovate my upstairs bathroom to make it my private spa.
    Oooh...this is my goal for January too. What are you doing? I'm looking for ideas...

    Jean

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanut View Post
    Oooh...this is my goal for January too. What are you doing? I'm looking for ideas...

    Jean
    A lot of it is cosmetic - new paint job and replacing some of the older fixtures with something more feminine/sophisticated, if I can. I also have a huge wicker basket with a white liner that I intend to fill with some nice fluffy towels, maybe a luffa, some bath salts, etc. I wanted to put some candles in for softer lighting, some plants that like shade and humidity(!), and I'm trying to find a good deal for a really comfy robe and a thermal bath spa (those little mats that you put in the bathtub that shoot heated jets of water). I *may* paint some of the standing furniture in there, as well, just to make it blend a bit better, but I may also decide I'm too tired to do it.
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    I'm in too. Today I made pumpkin loaf(from the halloween pumpkins) and 2 sweet potato pies from the sweet potatoes that were leftover from xmas dinner.

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    This is for a number of days:

    -continued to make our own dog food
    -made use of a dresser that wasn't being used. I'm now storing some of my quilting supplies in it.-
    -dh thawed out frozen water lines himself rather than calling a plumber
    -made 8 loaves of bread

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhen View Post
    A lot of it is cosmetic - new paint job and replacing some of the older fixtures with something more feminine/sophisticated, if I can. I also have a huge wicker basket with a white liner that I intend to fill with some nice fluffy towels, maybe a luffa, some bath salts, etc. I wanted to put some candles in for softer lighting, some plants that like shade and humidity(!), and I'm trying to find a good deal for a really comfy robe and a thermal bath spa (those little mats that you put in the bathtub that shoot heated jets of water). I *may* paint some of the standing furniture in there, as well, just to make it blend a bit better, but I may also decide I'm too tired to do it.
    I've never heard of those bath mats...have you got a link somewhere for them? I'm off to look for spa type stuff next weekend...I hope. I warned DH we'd be spending at least $200 in there this month.

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    I am getting this one:

    https://www.target.com/gp/search/190...x_1_1&x=16&y=7

    I kept bidding on one on eBay, but they kept selling for at least the same price as they sell on Target (and some for more), so I gave up and ordered one directly.

    This is pretty much the only major purchase for now. Eventually, I want to replace the toilet, which is very old and ugly, but that is not happening this month.
    Last edited by madhen; 01-10-2009 at 08:35 PM.
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    Awesome madhen! You are going to love it!




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    There are cheaper versions available. If you do a search for "bath spa" on eBay, it brings up one that looks more like a mat. I think it was about $20 less.
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    No, I think you will like this one better. My SIL has one and she swears by it and she bought it at Target.




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    Made HM red sauce today for dinner, despite an almost overwhelming temptation to open a jar -- busy soccer weekend. Turns out it wasn't very difficult, of course, and family (DH especially) was quite appreciative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie-cat View Post
    No, I think you will like this one better. My SIL has one and she swears by it and she bought it at Target.
    Thank you!! I was a little worried, because there were no reviews. Nice to know someone has tried it and likes it!
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    Thanks everyone. We're out window shopping for bath stuff Monday...I hope. Will keep this in mind for sure.

    Jean

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    Hmm...posted for 1/10/2009, but it appears to have not taken:

    My apologies if this is a repeat:

    On 01/10/2009, I patrolled the back and front pastures to inspect my fence line for any needed repairs and I collected 11 eggs from the hens.
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