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    LOVE the Sisters show. I've been x3. (It's a 5h...

    LOVE the Sisters show. I've been x3. (It's a 5h drive). And the OR coast is fantastic. Beach walking I could do for hours upon end. ENJOY!!!!
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    New Mexico: fabulous. So many interesting...

    New Mexico: fabulous. So many interesting little towns off the beaten path. Have a wonderful time exploring.
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    The Berkshires are totally glamorous to me! ...

    The Berkshires are totally glamorous to me! There is so much to see and do....and so much space to relax. I hope you have a fabulous time! I was there for a week long class once and added 2 days...
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    Every time I watch that show I first think of the...

    Every time I watch that show I first think of the massacre!:(
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    And with China now refusing some recycling our...

    And with China now refusing some recycling our local program will no longer accept any "clamshell" type container or water bottles. No, they didn't tell us which # plastics they will take. instead...
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    The Joanna Gains effect!

    The Joanna Gains effect!
  7. Thread: Two Households

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    perfect analysis:cool:

    perfect analysis:cool:
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    Idaho-2nd home is in the central mountains. It's...

    Idaho-2nd home is in the central mountains. It's 2h 20m door to door and a world apart :cool:
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    I think the key is not tons of stuff. ...

    I think the key is not tons of stuff.

    Dusting:
    Family Room has: 1 coffee table, 2 bookcases, old-fashioned high sterio stand with our flat screen on top. Bistro table/2 chairs in the corner...
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    WOW. You do make it sound like a boatload of...

    WOW. You do make it sound like a boatload of work.

    Let's see: Primary home is 1 level and 1800sf. Home 2 is 1 level and 1250 sf. We spend about 1h/week each on primary house chores. My...
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    We are very low maintenance. We are minimalist...

    We are very low maintenance. We are minimalist at the cabin-very little on the floor-wall mount table iDH made is in the tiny hallway. When we arrive we spend 15min cleaning-dust/vacuum/sweep...
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    pull the ones you know you will use and put in a...

    pull the ones you know you will use and put in a folder. Put the rest in a manilla envelope for later when you have time to scan and file.

    Don't do a half job now and then rework later.
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    The best part of 2 homes? Achieving NO mortgage!...

    The best part of 2 homes? Achieving NO mortgage! Our goal was age 50 and we beat it by more than a year. AND our 2018 expense tracking analysis of $1200/month costs all-in: insurance, taxes,...
  14. Thread: May Frugals!

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    I was quilting my own small stuff but sending out...

    I was quilting my own small stuff but sending out my big stuff and then after taking the LA class, doing my own. Problem? I had to burn a vacation day every time I wanted to do a quilt. After the...
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    Flowers: Your Dear Jane is FABULOUS:cool:

    Flowers: Your Dear Jane is FABULOUS:cool:
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    Quilting! I made the first one because an...

    Quilting! I made the first one because an employee wanted to go on a mission to VietNam and needed to raise $2800 (this is 1993). i had just watched a show the day before called "Quilt in a Day" on...
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    Rosa, be consistent with when you take it. ...

    Rosa, be consistent with when you take it. Evening? after relaxing for an hour. Morning? before you get out of bed. Never after exertion. Do watch and make a record for at least a month.
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    Spinach Salad with: pulled pork, corn, tomato,...

    Spinach Salad with: pulled pork, corn, tomato, cheddar cheese and some salsa ranch yogurt dressing. YUM!
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    Sauted mushrooms, roasted broccoli, grilled...

    Sauted mushrooms, roasted broccoli, grilled salmon/cod for dinner.

    lunch? pita chips and hummus.

    Breakfast: mushroom/spinach/feta omelette.

    Fabulous food day!
  20. Thread: May Purge

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    I went through a closet today. It's access has...

    I went through a closet today. It's access has been 1/2 blocked for years by a treadmill. Got rid of it! Craig's List yielded no buyers. Gave it to a woman on my staff who works part time-she has...
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    I"m not Nswef but we had to replace ours last...

    I"m not Nswef but we had to replace ours last year. I don't think AC is separate from heat anymore. $11600 installed with 1 year warranty. Gulp! Thankfully we have a 6 month emergency fund so...
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    This morning was Oatmeal Buckwheat pancakes with...

    This morning was Oatmeal Buckwheat pancakes with bacon (turkey) cheese omelette.

    Dinner? Well, we have 12 pounds of pork shoulder on the smoker. Question is, will it be done in an hour or do I...
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    And today it's quilting day. I just sewed...

    And today it's quilting day. I just sewed together 13 pieces of leftovers into a quilt backing for a 49x65 inch quilt. If you know a quilter, a 4" strip is NOT trash! I've got it loaded on my...
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    counting those suckers GONE:D

    counting those suckers GONE:D
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    You may qualify for sainthood:help:

    You may qualify for sainthood:help:
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