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  1. General Chat
    My kids have lists as long as their arms of people they would like to give Christmas gifts to this year so I needed to come up something cheap and cute for them to give out. I contacted one of our local Chinese restaurants to purchase a box of fortune cookies and discovered I could get 175...
  2. General Chat
    soo UPS shows at my door with a big box- i am thinking what did i order i have no memory -wow my fibro fog is bad today !! LOL here i WON something in a Target Contest --- its a SONOS PLAY :5 All in one wireless Music Player and Sonos Bridge instant Wireless set up solution---- RV 499 a...
  3. Support
    We lost our fourth child this last December. We have been going through the grieving process and one of the things that I have been considering doing to ease things for others is creating a pamphlet that details as many of the decisions that people MUST make and as many decisions as possible...
  4. General Chat
    We have a community college in our town, and it has come up with some wonderful ideas. Here is the latest: Tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking. The drama department at the college is perfuming a play about the Titanic, and the the playwright will be there, as this will be...
  5. Green Living
    I was reading 'The Complete Tightwad Gazette' and it says you can reuse 4L(1 gallon) milk jugs,washed of course...paint them black and fill with water set out in the sunshine and you'll have hot water to use when camping. Just thought I'd share what I read...going to definately try this Summer...
  6. Kitchen Basics
    The department hubby works for is having a potluck style award ceremony on Monday. (As a complete aside to this conversation, hubby is Officer of the Year and will be given a plaque, have to give a speech, will have his picture displayed in the entry way of the pd, etc). We have been...
  7. Creative Cooking
    So I've been trying to find a greek yogurt I like w/o the "sour cream" taste (just not my preference). And I found one: Yoplait Greek (w/the honey is my fave!). It reminds me of an old recipe for cheesecake (consistency & a little in flavor) my mother used to make from scratch. Now, I know...
  8. Kitchen Basics
    I have found the best way to season leftover rice in a "mexican rice" style - stumbled on this experimenting with a huge container of plain white rice left from a chinese food order today. Put left over cooked white rice in a skillet with a few pats of butter, then mix in one tomato/chicken...
  9. General Chat
    kids / markers, colored pencils, plastic cups, wine rack....
  10. Laundry
    ~So I'm trying to save a bit of money by air drying clothes. I used to use an indoor rack when I had just one child. When #2 came along there was no room to set up the rack anymore so I dried outside. Unfortunately #2 has bad allergies so I started to use the dryer 99% of the time. We're still...
  11. Automotive
    Our second car is 2002 Kia magentis with over 200,000 kms. It's been one thing after another with this car. Dh is fixing the exhaust and the fuel line, and says the brake lines will need to be redone soon. Once the fuel line and exhaust is fixed (less than20$) we should be able to sell it for...
  12. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    when you're not paying for CC debt. It's so odd... We bought the new house last month. We've been in it for one month and have made two mortgage payments on it. We've also been paying other bills and doing things that we normally do. There is one exception, though. That exception is that we...
  13. Kitchen Basics
    What's your "go to" quick dinner? I don't have enough leftovers, or I would do that! I was going to make beef stew, but my mom got sick and I ran out of time. It's now 4:15 and I have to be out the door for a meeting at 6:30! I have beef cubes, and a stockpiled pantry. Ideas?
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    Hello all, I am currently in the Homesteading Challenge and didn't want to hijack the challenge thread with my questions so here goes: Starting a few plants in rubbermaid totes: I have several 18 gallon rubbermaid totes with no lids. My thought was that I could put rocks in the bottom of them...
  15. Christmas
    I was thinking about next Christmas and how I want to make most of my gifts and I thought about my mother. I have seen these cross stitch kits where you can send in a photo and they send you the chart to cross stitch it. My grandparents have passed away- my grandmother 18 years ago and my...
  16. Kitchen Basics
    I have a question for you ladies. I am currently living in an efficiency suite hotel, and i have a small kitchen, two electric burners, one small--one medium, a full size fridge, and a microwave. I brought in my toaster oven. I cannot yet bring over my slow cooker & forman grill. I am running...
  17. Christmas
    Advent Gift Day 1- a quarter- A quarter! This equals 25 cents. But 25 also stands for the number of days until Christmas, when God gave us His best present. Jesus told about one woman's gift and the way she gave it. Read Mark 12:41-44 Day 2- a piece of grape gum- Grape gum!. Grapes make jelly...
  18. Halloween
    I thought these were cute! See here: Tissue Paper Pumpkin Favors : Factory Direct Craft Blog Judi
  19. Christmas
    We're going to a annual christmas party that a husband and wife couple are having. Last year was our first year going to their party. They are rather new friends to us. We've been hanging out with them a lot this past year and have grown close. We have actually been talking for the last 6 months...
  20. Home Decorating
    A few months ago someone posted a link to a kitchen where the cabinets were dark red and an interior door in the kitchen was a medium blue - a primitive style decor. Anyway, I wanted to send the link to someone but can't find it. Does anyone remember the link (I think I saw it on this site)??
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