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    They are getting more and more pricey as the...

    They are getting more and more pricey as the supply dwindles. I hope you can find what you are looking for to replace the ones that have broken. They are so beautiful, aren't they?
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    I don't like to lend my vehicle out, either. I...

    I don't like to lend my vehicle out, either. I worry about insurance or hurting a friendship if something goes wrong.

    It makes me uncomfortable when a friend asks me to drive their vehicle. I've...
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    I've done both. I've done online work and I...

    I've done both. I've done online work and I really like it. Setting my own schedule and being able to stay home is great. But I also take in sewing and do babysitting on the side. I want to start...
  4. Thread: Origami

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    Thank you. I get so impressed that he can do...

    Thank you. I get so impressed that he can do that. I just can't. It is hard for me to follow the instructions. My brain just doesn't work that way.
  5. Thread: Origami

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    Funny, my 9 year old son, who loves origami, made...

    Funny, my 9 year old son, who loves origami, made a whole little family of cranes today, in graduated sizes. There is a great PBS documentary on Netflix Instant Play about amazing origami artists...
  6. Thread: Closets!

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    My closet is in good shape. I stay on top of it!...

    My closet is in good shape. I stay on top of it! But my kids are about to get their closets cleaned out and decluttered. They have a lot of toys they've outgrown and it is time to move on. I'll be...
  7. Thread: Skirts

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    Cute idea, monnie31. I think I've seen those. ...

    Cute idea, monnie31. I think I've seen those.

    Cracko'Dawn, you are right. They DO group the fabrics by colors, that's a good point. If worse comes to worse I could ask someone for help. I love...
  8. Thread: Khan Academy

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    My kids love this website. The style of...

    My kids love this website. The style of instruction is so straightforward and easy to understand. And they cover so many different concepts.

    If there are any concepts your kids are unclear on or...
  9. Thread: Skirts

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    Skirts

    Has anyone made one of those three-tiered skirts that are so popular? I think they are really cute. And I hear they are super-easy to make.

    I want to pick out a really adorable combination of...
  10. Thread: Public e-school

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    What an informative post from someone who is...

    What an informative post from someone who is doing it! This idea seems to be gaining in popularity. I think it's a good alternative and more choices are almost always better.

    One thing I'd like...
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    I'd love to be able to do once a month! I bet...

    I'd love to be able to do once a month! I bet that takes a good bit of organization.

    I am an every-two-weeker like some of you. We also have a chest freezer, which is so handy. I love to shop the...
  12. Thread: Amish heaters?

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    Amish heaters?

    Does anyone have any experience with Amish heaters? How are they different from regular space heaters?

    I never heard of them before this week. I'm interested to hear what you all know about them.
  13. Thread: Spring Equinox

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    No, had not thought of it. But it's a fun idea! I...

    No, had not thought of it. But it's a fun idea! I have some work to do on the computer tomorrow, but maybe I can do that outside. I could take some lemonade and a snack out to enjoy the gorgeous...
  14. Thread: Grilling again!

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    I need a new grill this year. Last summer ours...

    I need a new grill this year. Last summer ours was on it's last legs, but my husband was able to replace some parts and it limped through the fall. But I tried to fire it up the other day and it is...
  15. Thread: Ticks

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    Ticks

    I HATE dealing with ticks on the animals. Some people are wigged out by spiders, some people hate germs. I had parasites. I really, really hate parasites. So I really hate dealing with ticks.

    Any...
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    Hey, these are some good ideas! I think you can...

    Hey, these are some good ideas! I think you can get used pallets fairly cheap. I am going to look into that!

    Or maybe something good will show up at the dump. I guess something might hit me when I...
  17. Thread: Garage

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    I absolutely use the garage to park my car. I...

    I absolutely use the garage to park my car. I never had a garage before living in this house and I love it. I love not having to go outside in the rain to get in the car. I love that the car is...
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    I have a friend who hired an Amish lady to teach...

    I have a friend who hired an Amish lady to teach her their sewing methods and how to make her own patterns. She was extremely happy with their agreement and with the level of skills she acquired from...
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    Who has some spring flowers?

    We have lots of daffodils up now. And the other day the hyacinth we planted that didn't come up last year came up! How exciting.

    I can't wait until the whole bed is in bloom.

    What have you...
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    Strawberries! I have a delicious recipe I...

    Strawberries!

    I have a delicious recipe I make with a plain old devil's food cake mix and fresh strawberries. I make 4 thin layers and a whipped cream/cream cheese/white chocolate filling. I dump...
  21. Thread: Fire Ants

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    This is a great solution! Thank you for posting....

    This is a great solution! Thank you for posting. I hate putting chemicals on my land, but I also am sensitive to fire ants. Every time I get bit, I have a worse reaction. It's to where I will get one...
  22. Thread: Half Days

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    I always wondered how people do that. Where I...

    I always wondered how people do that. Where I live, the schools have early release on Wednesdays. Not only that, but there are days off all the time. How do people handle that?

    The school in our...
  23. Thread: Roast

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    I like to slow-roast a beef roast. Put it in a...

    I like to slow-roast a beef roast. Put it in a slow oven (250) for a few hours. It comes out nice and crispy on the outside, and medium rare all the way to about half an inch from the outside....
  24. Thread: Spring cleaning

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    Spring cleaning

    Does anyone do spring cleaning?

    I don't do a full-on clean out in the spring. But the sunshine and the warmer weather do give me energy and make me motivated to do some cleaning. I like to flip...
  25. Thread: Pot Luck Events

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    I usually take a pasta salad with an oil-based...

    I usually take a pasta salad with an oil-based dressing. That way it can withstand some time at room temperature without a big worry that it will go bad. Plus, pasta with Italian dressing is a pretty...
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