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  1. Appliances
    The place I'm moving to has sculptured carpet. I'm guessing it traps pet hair very easily & our dog Riley(a Brittany Spaniel mix) sheds a lot. Any suggestions? Thank you!
  2. Appliances
    Situation: 1 spare small bedroom houses several small pets in cages that need the temps at 73F minimum. Last year, I kept the whole house warmer. I paid for it *grin*, ouch. House has natural gas furnace with programmable thermostat. I am looking for a safe space heater for this room that...
  3. Frugal Living
    Just to put everyone at rest: 1) I always pay off in full every month 2) I try to be VERY mindful that people often spend more even when they pay the card off each month. Nonetheless, there are things that I purchase with credit cards, particularly things that are hard to buy otherwise (ex...
  4. Leisure & Media Arts
    I have seen many of you say that you enjoy his books. I've never read any of them and would love it if you could tell me your favorite(s) so I can get them from the library next week. TIA :read:
  5. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I'm looking into getting started dehydrating and was wondering what are some good dehydrator brands. I'll probably be looking on ebay at first, so I won't be finding an Excaliber, but what are some other brands that do a good job? What features should I look for? TIA!
  6. Leisure & Media Arts
    I just finished Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. Loved it. It was long, but I breezed through it because I was so into the story. A tearjerker, but a realistic look at life and friendship. Thumbs up!
  7. Needle Arts
    I've been using Lion brand's Wool Ease Thick & Quick for the scarf projects calling for bulky yarn, but I was hoping for something a bit softer. Anyone have a recommendation for me? TIA :)
  8. Leisure & Media Arts
    I just borrowed this book from the woman with whom I share my office. As I'm the Instructional Leader for Math and Science, she's the Instructional Leader for Language Arts. In our office, she has shelves and shelves of books for teachers to borrow for their classes. Most of them are middle...
  9. Question and Answer
    I have bought a new house in Washington (Seattle), which has two lots of 30 x 40 ft and 40 x 60 ft sizes. The second one has a large strand of Birch/ maple trees. I need landscaping done for the entire plot in addition to other small jobs, which include some roofing etc. Can anyone refer me...
  10. Just Tips
    My little Hoover is starting to cough and sputter, so I am looking for a new vacuum cleaner. I am VERY hard on my cleaners, as I live out in the middle of the country, so a lot of stuff gets tracked in. Dirt, mud, hay, etc. In addition, because I have birds, add seed hulls, feathers, and bits...
  11. Green Living
    I have made the switch over to a "greener" dishwasher detergent, but I haven't been too happy with the results. I tried the homemade version--borax and washing soda and now I'm on to Bio-Kleen. The Bio-Kleen seems to be a little better at cleaning my dishes, but it doesn't always do the job...
  12. Drugstore & Grocery Store Deals/Product Reviews
    Our blender went kaput last night, and I'd love a recommendation for a new one. TIA :)
  13. Question and Answer
    what book(s) would you guys recommend to someone who is trying to get a savings together and at the same time paying off debts?
  14. Simple Living
    I checked this book out of the church library and it is wonderful. It is a Christian book, and references scripture a lot. But the idea of simplifying by watching our kids is great! Simplicity by Betty Malz (Kingdom Living through the eyes of a Child)
  15. Sewing
    Hello everyone: I have been thinking about making my own clothes. Being a graduate from an all girls Catholic High School, I was taught needlework for 5 years. So I know roughly 10 types of stitching patterns. I don't intend to buy a sewing machine, till I am convinced that I am serious...
  16. Leisure & Media Arts
    I have just read a book called 'The Light in the Window' by June Goulding. It is a true story written by a woman who was a midwife at a home for unmarried mothers in Ireland back in the 50's. It is heartbreaking, the girls and women were treated like dirt. They thought they were going to a...
  17. Homesteading and gardening
    I'm looking to grow heirloom variety of tomatos this year, which will be new to me. Does anyone have a good seed supplier recommendation? We get heirlooms occasionally in the markets here from the local organic growers but I'm having not great luck finding seeds. I don't even know the official...
  18. Education
    I would like a recommendation on a good test I could administer at home so that I can see where Damon is cognitivly and academically. I would like to use this to assess the job the school is doing versus what I could do with him at home.
  19. Leisure & Media Arts
    A couple of months before my dfil was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and my dmil were given a copy of the book Living Fully in the Shadow of Death by Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge and Robert C. DeVries. They didn't know it then, but that book would become an invaluable resource for them and the...
  20. Homesteading and gardening
    I am just beginning my search for a grain grinder - I need one that is strong enough to grind feed grains for the flerd. But I can't afford a super good one til I start making some income with eggs and what not in the spring - any suggestions. Does anyone have one to sell?
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