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    I talk to my plants. I am a firm believer that...

    I talk to my plants. I am a firm believer that lots of loving care can help a plant grow and stay healthy. I just love the ones I have in the house, and I hope to make an indoor green house soon.
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    They are so lovely, that plus the amazing old...

    They are so lovely, that plus the amazing old wood work makes it so lovely. I am going to try to hit flea markets and try eBay. I want to stock up on them before they become impossible to find. The...
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    I am going to homeschool the kids as long as they...

    I am going to homeschool the kids as long as they want to. They went to public school for a couple years because they wanted to try it, then changed their mind and are homeschooling again. If they...
  4. Thread: Silverfish

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    I hate silver fish. Mostly because sometimes...

    I hate silver fish. Mostly because sometimes people think they are roaches. I know these are silver fish, and to me look nothing like roaches. Either way I get boric acid and put it in the corners,...
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    Old old old door knobs

    I live in a really old farm house, the sort with the old style door knobs. I do love the way that they look but they are so old and break a lot. Sometimes we can repair them, but some need replaced....
  6. Thread: Knitters?

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    I know how to do the basic stitch and the pearl,...

    I know how to do the basic stitch and the pearl, only last night I tried to pearl and I couldn't get my hands and brain lined up. I would love to learn some new stitches too though.
  7. Thread: Knitters?

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    Knitters?

    I love to knit, it is so relaxing for me. Do you prefer to use online recourses and patterns when you knit or do you like to have hard copy books and magazines to get your info and patterns from.
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    My husband and I do them together. I keep the...

    My husband and I do them together. I keep the excel spread sheet, but we sit down together and go over the budget and talk about how money will be spent. It works well for us.
  9. Thread: Public e-school

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    Yeah, sorry I didn't man to infer that linny....

    Yeah, sorry I didn't man to infer that linny. Some people hear home school or e school and flip out when they really don't have a clue. Both homeschool and e school are starting to gain popularity...
  10. Thread: Public e-school

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    E-schooling is great. Every state has different...

    E-schooling is great. Every state has different laws regarding e-schools and not all e-schools are the same. They are public charter schools so you do not have to get special permision. They get...
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    I use coupons or buy generic, some things I get...

    I use coupons or buy generic, some things I get from discount grocery stores. I also shop at good will and salvation army for what I can. I mend cloths and knit what ever I can. I use old worn out...
  12. Thread: Closets!

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    I have done 3 closets so far. There is one closet...

    I have done 3 closets so far. There is one closet I wish I could pretend did not exist. It has collected more junk than any other closet. Ahh well, I will save that one for last.
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    We grocery shop every two weeks. My husband and I...

    We grocery shop every two weeks. My husband and I take turns doing it. That way no one has to be overloaded with the job. We are a family of 5 so it can be quite the load. We only hit shops in...
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    I would never use a gas log splitter inside. I...

    I would never use a gas log splitter inside. I have a gas log splitter that works really well but I can attest that it will spit out fumes that could be dangerous in an enclosed space.
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    I went to goodwill and got the baskets for fifty...

    I went to goodwill and got the baskets for fifty cents each. I knitted hats for all of the kids and got 1 very small chocolate bunny for each basket. Then I went to goodwill, got my daughter a...
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    Spring clean up for out buildings

    By the end of the winter I find that our out buildings have become quite a mess. I find that spring is the best time to organize the outbuildings and take an inventory of your supplies and tools....
  17. Thread: Fire Ants

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    I ended up having to use boric acid on some fire...

    I ended up having to use boric acid on some fire ant's last year. I really like the idea of using vinegar. So far no sign of them, but if they come back I will be ready for them!
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    While I have not seen it. I am almost positive...

    While I have not seen it. I am almost positive that they can just replace that one section where there was damage. We had an ice storm and a tree fell on the house taking some of the siding with it....
  19. Thread: Spring cleaning

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    My shop vac broke! I am glad that it happened...

    My shop vac broke! I am glad that it happened before I started my spring cleaning. The hubby wanted to start today but I told him I needed a shop vac before I would start!
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    Spring time pet care

    It is of course spring, which means it is time to take care of the spring time pet care. Of course dealing with fleas early is the best way to go. How do you deal with it, do you do the liquid drops?
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    I love to get berries, bananas and other things...

    I love to get berries, bananas and other things like that. This is the time of year where I like to have a nice cool, fresh and delicious fruit salad available at all times.
  22. Thread: Half Days

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    I have pulled my kids out and started to home...

    I have pulled my kids out and started to home school them. I used to get a baby sitter for half days and sick days. With no raises at work, the rising cost of gas and childcare it is cheaper for me...
  23. Thread: Spring cleaning

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    I do spring cleaning as well. I wanted to start...

    I do spring cleaning as well. I wanted to start this week but the weather is not cooperating with me. I think I am going to do mine in a week or two. I am going to make a to do list in the mean time.
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    This is the year!

    I am very excited, this spring my biggest project is going to be re landscaping the front yard. This has needed to be done for awhile. I would love to get some tips on how to landscape in the spring!...
  25. Thread: Pot Holders

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    I made some out of denim. But I still seem to...

    I made some out of denim. But I still seem to need some more. I think the important part of making a pot holder is making sure that you choose the correct material for it.
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