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Display Name: mefitia
Member Since: 1/23/10

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Dear non-top sheet friends,

I fully support your choices in your home. If you invite me for a weekend, I will go along without my top sheet (forgive me if I ask if it was missed by mistake and offer to ) and enjoy your hospitality.

If you come to my home, please use the top sheet, as I don't expect to wash blankets.

When in Rome.....


Don't Fall for It: 5 Things You Really DON'T Need At Home
7/12/14 12:16 AM

I would love this even more if it were covered with a roof. Even without the rain, the sun will destroy those lovely textiles.


A California Patio Exploding With Pattern & Color Professional Project
6/28/14 11:27 PM

I would love this even more if it were covered with a roof. Even without the rain, the sun will destroy those lovely textiles.


A California Patio Exploding With Pattern & Color Professional Project
6/28/14 11:27 PM

I'm a geologist and have worked in mining camps all over the world. The coolest one was 4 or 5 shipping containers arranged in a sort of circle and then all covered by an enormous thatched roof. This was in Africa. The center was our dining hall. The containers each had two bedrooms. With clever built in beds with storage. It was so simple and beautiful. The big thatched roof looked very appropriate, and the rooms were spaced so as to catch the prevailing breezes. I wish I had stayed there longer.

The least comfortable was a hammock covered with a black plastic roof and a hole dug behind a tree for a latrine.


Employee Housing: Tell Your Tales
6/18/14 09:41 AM

I love the international division - they give unique inspiration". I would love th see the kitchen and eating area better.


Filipe's Perfect Balance Small Cool Contest
6/1/14 09:40 AM

I think lavender would be a good variation on your gray pallet in the rest of the house


What Color Should We Paint Our Bathroom with 1989 Tile? Good Questions
5/23/14 10:37 AM

Ah.... This is one of the coolest things about living in Nevada. Casinos! Not that we gamble, but we can change our coins easily!


Real Life On A Budget: Alison's Money Saving Tips & Ideas
5/19/14 11:05 PM

Heirloom- your parents were badasses. In a good way!


Real Life On A Budget: Alison's Money Saving Tips & Ideas
5/19/14 10:49 PM

Yeah - my floors get mopped every other week, unless there is a spill of sorts. I run stinky stuff out to the big trash can right away, so I don't need to take trash out often.


5 Chores You Can Skip When You're Busy
5/11/14 10:54 AM

QcAlison-good points about "having the knowledge" and showing your kids good attitudes and practices about food use. I recently met a young woman who just does not know kitchen basics of food handling, and she wastes a huge amount of food, probably more than 50% of what passes through her household goes in the trash. It is not because she is a bad person, she just doesn't know, and is just becoming aware of what she was never taught (shitty druggie parents, I understand). My friend taught her how to wrap meat properly for the freezer when you buy 6 pork chops and only cook 4 that night, and that once an onion sprouts a green bit, there is no reason to throw it out. She was happy to learn it, and she has to start somewhere.

I've been on tight budgets and not so tight ones, but always strive to not waste food and to use up all the parts of what I buy. Save Bones and veg scraps to make stock, make a slaw with that wilting broccoli and cauliflower stalks, recombine left overs to make something new (a bit of meatloaf & left over brown rice & some new veggies and an egg = fried rice). When we were first married I would make a big casserole with two chicken legs among the rice, etc. On day one, we eat the chicken, and day two (and three), I added some beans.

We also garden, and I can. This year I am going to journal my expenses and production and see how much we save, or it I just have a nice break even hobby.


How To Eat Well When You're Low on Cash Budget Living
5/7/14 01:39 AM

I always donate. But, This article made me realize I need to think before I buy! It made me sad. I have lived in Africa and seen t-shirts of championship games with the wrong winner. I always thought it was good that they landed somewhere people needed it, but this is at the expense of local industry. <P>. http://shannonwhitehead.com/what-really-happens-to-your-donated-clothing/


Spring Closet Cleanout: The 7 Questions You Need to Answer Right Now
4/29/14 11:32 PM

Nope. I believe in knowing my neighbors and real human interaction.


Do You Avoid Your Neighbors?
4/15/14 10:58 AM

I gotta go google kombucha


Homemade Kombucha Week 2: Did I Already Ruin My First Batch?! Spring Projects From The Kitchn
4/11/14 09:38 PM

I gotta go google kombucha


Homemade Kombucha Week 2: Did I Already Ruin My First Batch?! Spring Projects From The Kitchn
4/11/14 09:38 PM

Cute!


Before & After: Alexa's Affordable Stenciled Vinyl Bathroom Floor Makeover
4/5/14 03:36 PM

I'm no language prude, but is "ass" appropriate on this forum?


Before & After: Loveseat Avoids Reupholstery Redo
3/26/14 10:18 AM

I am digging the black cabinets with horizontal grain! Very nice!


Before & After: A Narrow Galley Kitchen Gets an Urban Update
3/15/14 06:16 PM

I wish there was a better prepainting photo of the stone.


Before & After: A Faux Fireplace Gets One Inexpensive and Easy Update
3/13/14 11:51 PM

The Frigidaire flare is not easy to recognize with the cook top closed. See the upright appliance in the 2nd to last photo on the far left - a tray pulls out and contains the cook top. The oven or ovens are the glass fronted parts on top


Kitchen Before & After: A Sparse Kitchen Gets a Charming Overhaul Reader Kitchen Remodel
3/5/14 10:48 AM

SherriD - I cook on my Flaire every day! I never want an oven on the ground again! I can imagine two stoves for thanksgiving dinner being a blessing.


Kitchen Before & After: A Sparse Kitchen Gets a Charming Overhaul Reader Kitchen Remodel
3/5/14 10:43 AM