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  1. General Chat
    Just looking for suggestions/tips on how to signal to others if the dishes in the dishwasher are clean or dirty. Our dishwasher door is plastic so those magnets that say 'dirty' or 'clean' and you flip them around as appropriate won't work for us. Sticky notes won't work either as people...
  2. Home Environment
    Ours is in our room and I'm getting tired of looking at it. Just trying to make the room more cozier. Was thinking about putting it in the bathroom, but it's small enough already. Plus not sure if I'd want company to see it. I need a nice hamper with a lid on it, I suppose. I just use a big...
  3. Home Environment
    the cats are shedding their winter coat cat fur everywhere. i find myself cleaning every other day instead of once a week.
  4. Home and family challenges
    For those of us who have participated since its inception, we'll now have a dozen dirty dozens!! :) As usual, you can do it one of three ways (unless you decide to do it a fourth way): Type I (Traditional) 12 things the first day, 10 the next, 8 the next, etc and so on, until you get to 2...
  5. Home and family challenges
    And here we go with another week!! I'm thinking I'll keep these going at least until the end of the year, and then we can decide if we have finally caught up! :) As before, you have your choice of the "traditional" dirty dozen challenge (12 things the first day, then 10, then 8, then 6, etc)...
  6. Kitchen Clones
    Popeye's Dirty Rice SERVES 4 Ingredients 1 lb bulk spicy breakfast sausage 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth 1/2 cup long -grain rice 1 teaspoon onion flakes Directions 1 Brown the sausage in a skillet, stirring and crumbling with a fork, until the pink color disappears. 2 Stir in the...
  7. Home and family challenges
    I keep looking around and seeing all these LITTLE things that need to be done, and that I keep putting off, because they are almost too insignificant to stop what I'm doing and take time and energy to accomplish them. So, to motivate myself, I have set the following challenge. Anyone else who...
  8. General Chat
    DH and I are doing pretty well with the frugal lifestyle, we've paid off the credit cards, no car payments or anything and we are working on a fully funded Emergency Fund. We have a long way to go with the FFEF. But there are times when I just want to go out and buy stuff, new furniture...
  9. Home Environment
    Ok, so we got this free giant rug from someone off craigslist a couple months back. It's a pretty nice rug from Ikea, I guess it cost them around $200 or so. It's in good shape except there's some issues..like the fact it reeks like dogs! I'm not talking like a little doggy odor..I'm talking...
  10. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    Dirty Politics has come to the country. Last night someone took the election sign out of our yard and our neighbors yards. I went driving around our two road subdivision and found one of the signs thrown up into the woods. I was able to get that one but they had it looks like folded it are...
  11. News you can use
    Dirty dozen: bankruptcy myths debunked You might think you have all the information on how bankruptcy works, but you probably don't.
  12. DIY
    OK, I had this problem in our old house, too.... am I doing something wrong? :scratch: Our dishwasher leaves about 1/3 of the dishes still dirty... or actually more dirty than when they went in... after running a full cycle. It's like there's a film of very fine crumbs/ dirt on things...
  13. News you can use
    Taxpayer alert! Dirty dozen tax scams Watch out for the 12 tax schemes that could cost you cash and get you in trouble with the IRS.
  14. General Chat
    http://cache.valleywag.com/assets/resources/screenclean.swf Someone sent me this and I had to share. Cute!
  15. News you can use
    Scam Alert: Avoid ?dirty? duct cleaners The scenario: You get a flyer in the mail from a company offering to clean the air ducts at your home for only $99. Intrigued by the low price, you contact the company and set up an appointment. When the company arrives at your house, the rep tries to...
  16. News you can use
    A century of doing America?s dirty work One hundred years ago in Canton, Ohio, James M. Spangler, an asthmatic department-store janitor, attached a broom handle, a sateen pillowcase, and an old fan motor to an empty soapbox, creating what would eventually become a must-have appliance for every...
  17. Home Environment
    I've lived in this apt. for 8 yrs. this Nov. Now, new owners have come in & are remodeling the apt. as they go vacant. Well, beginning this Aug. I will be charged the same amount of rent as the new tenants in the newly remoled apts. NOT FAIR! The remodeled apts. are getting new carpet, new...
  18. General Chat
    I have a small confession. I try to be frugal. I try to be eco-friendly. I however, love the ease of paper plates. Papaer napkins and paper towels are wonderful too. This year I will try to decrease my consumption of both of these. Do you have a dirty little secret you want to try...
  19. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    Recently, some soldiers from Iowa were killed. Within the past few months, two that I had met have been killed. While these soldiers were being buried, their funerals were protested by members of the Westboro Baptist Church. These people are bent on spreading 'Gods Word'. What is their...
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