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    I use baking soda with a couple drops of dish...

    I use baking soda with a couple drops of dish liquid. It works really well and doesn't bleach or fog up dishes.
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    Yes, even TV ones. Didn't cry at my own though; I...

    Yes, even TV ones. Didn't cry at my own though; I was too caught up in it all.
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    Thank you all so much for your great ideas! I...

    Thank you all so much for your great ideas! I really love the idea of the quilt but unfortunately there is only one somewhat crafty person in our families :(

    Great toy ideas as well, and books...
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    I think my mother went through the same thing :)...

    I think my mother went through the same thing :) There are boxes full of our old toys in the garage and we had a LOT of toys. Too many. I've got a kid now but I don't want him to have them all. Just...
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    Alternative gift ideas for infants

    I'd really appreciate any ideas you folks might have about this; I'm getting myself all anxious thinking about it!

    My husband & I have just had our first child and I can already envisage the piles...
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    I think part of the poor-nutrition problem has to...

    I think part of the poor-nutrition problem has to do with overanalysing foods and relying on science rather than intuition when it comes to what we eat. The abundance of cheap, processed, food-like...
  7. Thread: pet peeve!!!

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    There's a lot of "I seen/done" and "I have went"...

    There's a lot of "I seen/done" and "I have went" in my part of the world. I didn't grow up here so it stands out like a sore thumb to me. Drives me up the wall. Even the most educated and influential...
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    Yeah, as Ishbel said, virtually everyone here has...

    Yeah, as Ishbel said, virtually everyone here has one. I've never seen a stovetop one outside of my grandmother's house - she lives in the US.

    My parents bought a cheapo plastic one from a...
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    Ishbel - who are the LOL people?

    Ishbel - who are the LOL people?
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    ^ yes, the Catalans are paying a lot of attention...

    ^ yes, the Catalans are paying a lot of attention to what's happening here.
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    I didn't think the remainder of the UK & NI (if...

    I didn't think the remainder of the UK & NI (if Scotland became independent) had plans to leave the EU, not even with recent UKIP gains. Depends who comes into power in the 2015 general election...
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    I live in Scotland too & still don't know which...

    I live in Scotland too & still don't know which way to vote.Maybe I'm just very skeptical, but I can't foresee any significant positive changes either way simply because whichever way it goes we're...
  13. Affix a knife magnet to your wall under the...

    Affix a knife magnet to your wall under the cabinets et voila! :)

    On our counter we have 2 wooden chopping boards leaning against the wall, a kettle, a knife block (we rent and can't drill holes...
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    ^ Waiting for public transport & riding on it...

    ^ Waiting for public transport & riding on it certainly results in a higher number of interesting interactions with people. I often help out elderly folks when they can't see the number of the bus...
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    I agree that there's a lot of...

    I agree that there's a lot of Pinterest-style/aspirational content on there, but if you skip the "real weddings" articles and just focus on the advice/social commentary articles, it's a good...
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    We got married last year and our parents offered...

    We got married last year and our parents offered to split the catering bill between themselves (350 each). We wouldn't have wanted them to contribute any more than that! However, my sister-in-law...
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    You're welcome, Marion. We used these ones:...

    You're welcome, Marion.

    We used these ones: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Procter-Pest-Stop-Clothes-Moth-Trap/dp/B000LNGS1G They are sticky and use pheromones. They didn't seem to attract any new moths,...
  18. I don't even own that many shoes! I know a...

    I don't even own that many shoes!

    I know a lot of women who will buy a new pair of shoes (and a dress) for every special occasion... I can't bring myself to do that. I'm not one to stroll around...
  19. Thread: Need Alone Time

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    I don't think it necessarily has to do with...

    I don't think it necessarily has to do with gender, just disposition.

    DH and I both need time on our own to do our own things. I get up earlier than he does, so I get time in the mornings...
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    We had textile/clothes moths in our last...

    We had textile/clothes moths in our last apartment and somehow managed to bring them with us into our new one! Such a nightmare.

    We put some sticky pheromone-based traps (these could be put out of...
  21. Thread: Frugal fatigue

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    I definitely agree with this. For example, I no...

    I definitely agree with this. For example, I no longer feel guilty for eating out every so often, or when we go on a trip for a couple days. It's much less stressful than having to cart food around...
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    I pay 96 for a 10-week city-wide bus pass. That...

    I pay 96 for a 10-week city-wide bus pass. That equates to about $66 every 4 weeks. It's expensive here compared to other European cities.

    The transport system in my city isn't integrated like in...
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    I agree that life can be expensive for people in...

    I agree that life can be expensive for people in their 20s and 30s today. I'm only 30 now, but in my early 20s, when I was a university student, I regularly ended up with nothing in my bank account...
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    I did this exact thing a few weeks ago with a...

    I did this exact thing a few weeks ago with a midwife!! She was actually reaching for my medical notes... I just tried to laugh it off! Don't feel bad; you're not alone :)
  25. Glad to hear you're feeling better. I hope you're...

    Glad to hear you're feeling better. I hope you're feeling more relaxed after such a stressful experience.
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