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SparkPeople Home and Garden and DIY - On A Budget Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10178 A Use for Used Up Air Wick Plug-Ins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60138045 I pop the wick out of glass container, with the plastic that holds the wick. <BR> If you try to get the wick out on it's own, it falls apart. <BR> <BR> Place in small ramekin dish - with the wick & plastic end. <BR> Useful for small spaces such as in a linen closet, coat closet or underwear drawer. <BR> <BR> Replace the wicks in closets & drawers, when you replace the old Air Wick Plug-Ins that have used up the liquid in bottle. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 15:18:47 EST Happy Belated Birthday CNMILAM76 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60133419 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi team, yesterday was CNMILAM76's birthday. I'm so sorry I missed posting this, things just got away from me. I do hope it was a very special day <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 28 Dec 2014 05:04:10 EST AMAZON FREE APP TODAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60108293 Amazon is giving away free apps today! <BR> <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/b/?_encoding=UTF8&cam<BR>p=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&no<BR>de=10076151011&pf_rd_i=2350149011&pf_r<BR>d_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=2008238662&p<BR>f_rd_r=0JC24E119QX1XD7MEEAE&pf_rd_s=me<BR>rchandised-search-top-1&pf_rd_t=101&ta<BR>g=komandocom-20&linkId=P4XD4D22X7QRLGFH </link> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:36:12 EST Has Anyone Heard of the Mr. Food Site ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60089206 I stumbled across this site a few weeks ago and found it to have all kinds of Healthy Recipes and FREE EBooks... <BR> <link>www.everydaydiabeticrecipes.com/ </link> <BR> After the Holidays, I am going to go thru the Free Ebooks I already downloaded But the recipes I have looked at sound Very Good and as I said, Healthy. <BR> Do check it out ! Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:47:50 EST Live or Artificial Christmas Tree http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60067848 We went back and forth this year on what to do. The both have pros and cons. But in the end, a nice tree place opened up about a bock from the house, so we went with live tree this year for Christmas. <BR> What about you? Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:49:04 EST Happy Birthday Kay (Meadowb tterfly) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x60028587 Here's Wishing You a Wonderfully Special Day !!! <BR> Happy Birthday Kay !!! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:18:12 EST Holiday Tree-Shaped Cheese Ball http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x60008036 I thought this was such a cute idea for your Christmas Festivities !!! <BR> A Christmas tree cheese ball... Easy and Tasty... <BR> <link>www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/holiday<BR>-tree-shaped-cheese-ball/08bcf9be-a507<BR>-469e-b622-f7ea3aa963d2?nicam2=&p=1&ni<BR>cam2=Email&nichn2=Core&niseg2=BCD&nicr<BR>eatID2=BCD_12_12_2014&utm_source=Email<BR>_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BCD_12_12_2014 </link> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:36:16 EST Crock Pot Recipes from Instructables http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59978588 YUMMMMMM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <link>www.instructables.com/id/Crock-Pot-R<BR>ecipes/ </link> Tue, 9 Dec 2014 11:22:47 EST Christmas recipes, traditions & crafts FREE E-Book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59976084 Christmas recipes, traditions, and crafts Kindle e-book from Creative Homemaking... <BR> FREE from Amazon from 12/9/14 to 12/13/14 <BR> <link>www.creativehomemaking.com/ebooks.sh<BR>tml </link> <BR> Click on the link on the Creative Homemaking page and you will be redirected to Amazon... <BR> <BR> Rachel is giving us this Free E-Book and all she asks is that you leave feedback on the Amazon site in return...Please do this if you are downloading it for Free... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 07:12:27 EST Happy Birthday DOODLEBUG46 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59956685 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is DOODLEBUG46's birthday. Lets hope she has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DO<BR>ODLEBUG46 </link> Sun, 7 Dec 2014 04:15:22 EST 8 Easy To Grow Herbs with Recipes Download http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59922827 Good Morning...I just signed up for Mom Prepares emails and got this download Free... <BR> <BR> I thought I would share it with you... <BR> I Love the fact they go thru how to plant, propagate, anything you want to know about the plant and then have a recipe with that particular herb... <BR> Here's the link to the downloaded page...Scroll down as the first page is blank... <BR> <link>momprepares.com/wp-content/uploads/E<BR>ightEasytoGrowHerbsandRecipes.pdf </link> <BR> Enjoy ! <BR> <BR>... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 07:29:42 EST TODAY Ball Cyber Monday Webcast...3:00 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59902616 THE CYBER MONDAY WEBCAST <BR> <BR> DECEMBER 1st <BR> 3pm ET <BR> Join us for our Cyber Monday Webcast! You'll learn how to put a personal touch on your holiday with special handmade gift and craft ideas. And for you shoppers: the best deals of the year from our store will only be available during this webcast. Plus, guest-host Janine will share some fun décor and gift-wrapping ideas for your homemade goodies. There'll even be a Ball© FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System demo, showing yo... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 07:41:56 EST Unique Home-Made Plant Pots Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59901817 <BR> <BR> More different ideas for plant containers. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13193&memberid=924752 </link> Mon, 1 Dec 2014 05:00:29 EST Something Nice to Do for Our Military ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59885859 Something Nice to Do for Our Military ! <BR> <BR> I thought it would be nice to pass a long this information,,, <BR> <BR> Send a Christmas Card to a Recovering Soldier at the Hospital... <BR> Send to... <BR> <BR> A Recovering American Soldier <BR> c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center <BR> 6900 Georgia Ave. <BR> N.W. Washington DC <BR> 20307-5001 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 08:12:30 EST Coming back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x59881540 I am back on the team. Life happens and my time was spent caring for my sister who was battling cancer, and also, giving time to my daughter who is filled with anger because she is adopted. Believe me, it has been emotionally draining and my weight loss has not been much. But I am not giving up. <BR> <BR> Working on my home is a great way for me to relax and feel good, so here I am back again. So looking word to learning a lot and getting to know some of you. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:09:42 EST Amazon has 30% Off One Book + They are On Sale ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59881036 I just went to buy a Dehydrating Cook Book and it was on sale and had 30% OFF <BR> <BR> <BR> Special Offers and Product Promotions <BR> <BR> <BR> •Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. <BR> &#9642; The promotion is valid for a limited time only, from November 26, 2014 at 9pm PST to November 30, 2014 at 11:59pm PST. <BR> <BR> Do Check It O... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:39:41 EST OOPS !! Posted the Amazon Special Twice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59881032 Hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday ! Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:39:26 EST Outside Container Gardens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59878293 <BR> <BR> I know you are heading towards Winter over there in the US, but for anyone who is interested in new ideas for planting either now or later, these ideas are great <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/aayers324/garden-c<BR>ontainer-planting/?utm_campaign=112114<BR>_au_editorial_containergar&utm_term=3&<BR>utm_content=205336132949461698&utm_sou<BR>rce=31&e_t_s=boards&utm_medium=2002 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/elizahag/outside-p<BR>lants~containers/?utm... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:26:32 EST What Are You Thankful For ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59864637 In our busy day today, I thought it would be nice to take a few minutes and remember what we all have to be Thankful for... <BR> <BR> Of course, Friends and Family. <BR> <BR> Name one thing that you are Thankful for.... <BR> <BR> I'm Thankful for being able to walk in my back yard, enjoying all that God has Created and knowing I am safe from attack and all the bad in the world because of our Fearless and Loyal Men and Women of our Military. <BR> <BR> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:51:29 EST Pumpkin Shaped Dinner Rolls Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59858756 I'm Making These for Thanksgiving !!! How Cute ! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2xHTxEnnXc </link> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:09:36 EST 20 Great Uses for Black Pepper http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59828595 <BR> <BR> These are great ideas for the humble black pepper. I can attest to the tip to stop bleeding, this is what we did years ago if we clipped our goats toenails a little too close. <BR> <BR> I must admit I worried when I saw that it was tipped to deal with hemorrhoids, thank goodness it wasn't a topical cure!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=13077&memberid=924752 </link> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:58:17 EST Measuring Tips and Techniques for DIYers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x59782210 <BR> <BR> Here's an interesting article that answers a lot of questions about measuring etc. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.familyhandyman.com/woodworking/t<BR>ips/measuring-tips-and-techniques-for-<BR>diyers?pmcode=pin091714A </link> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:03:00 EST Growing The More Unusual Plants http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59756555 <BR> <BR> I grew Turmeric last year and have a big clump of it to divide and use part of it and plant the rest. <BR> <BR> I'm also trying Galangal and Ginger this year as well as Cumin. <BR> <BR> Any other "different" veggies or spices/herbs you are growing out there? Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:31:17 EST Happy Birthday MINNIEME1114 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59756525 <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is MINNIEME1114's birthday. Lets hope Laura has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MI<BR>NNIEME1114 </link> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:20:45 EST GREAT SALE on Vacuum Seal Bags & Rolls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59719714 Hi All... <BR> This is where I get all of my bags & Rolls for my FoodSaver. You can use these on most sealers. <BR> <BR> Jennifer has a HUGE Sale going on !!! Ebay Store The Sweet Attack Shop.. <BR> <BR> The prices are usually Great...But this is even Better !!!! <BR> <BR> Check this out... <BR> <link>www.ebay.com/sch/thesweetattack/m.ht<BR>ml?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from= </link> <BR> <BR> She, also, has a website... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:55:10 EST FREE E-Book Crock Pot Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59717424 Download Creative Homemaking's new crock pot recipes Kindle e-book FREE from Amazon this week from 11/10/14 to 11/14/14. Share with your friends and please leave your feedback at Amazon. Thanks! <BR> <BR> In this e-book you will find almost 50 easy crock pot recipes, including recipes for crock pot cinnamon apple oatmeal, cherry cobbler, refried beans, green bean casserole, chicken enchiladas, beef stroganoff, Hawaiian chicken, crock pot pizza, spaghetti, crock pot lasagna, pulled pork chil... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:35:59 EST Preparing Your Garden for Winter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59647814 <BR> <BR> I'm from Australia so we are in our last month of Spring heading into a very warm Summer. That being said, the US is coming up to or have started Winter. I thought these ideas might be of some help to someone here. <BR> <BR> <link>www.bhg.com/gardening/yard/garden-ca<BR>re/preparing-your-garden-for-winter/ </link> Mon, 3 Nov 2014 06:48:50 EST Happy Birthday WONKYSOX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59626746 <BR> Hi team, today is WONKYSOX's birthday. Lets hope Linda has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WO<BR>NKYSOX </link> Sat, 1 Nov 2014 04:53:40 EST Naughty November Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59626741 <BR> <BR> Okey Dokey here's the new November chat thread. It's entirely up you all if you want to be naughty <em>18</em> <em>20</em> <em>100</em> Sat, 1 Nov 2014 04:47:43 EST Craftsy Offering FREE Class Any Topic ! Today ONLY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59579067 Craftsy Offering FREE Class ...Any Topic !!! <BR> <BR> Choose from... <BR> Sewing <BR> Quilting <BR> Knitting <BR> Crochet <BR> Cake Decorating <BR> Food and Cooking <BR> Painting and Drawing and <BR> Photography <BR> <BR> It is ONLY for Today !!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.craftsy.com/classes/Jo-Ann_FreeC<BR>raftsyClass?_ct=sbqii-wqbbuho-ikrdql&_<BR>ctp=Jo-Ann_FreeCraftsyClass </link> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:02:53 EST Late Season Gardens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59515756 I managed to get my garlic in the ground on Friday. Then we had our first real frost of the season this morning. *whew* Just in time. <BR> Anyone else planting fall/winter crops, or putting bulbs in now for next year? <BR> ( You don't count Jules :P ) Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:29:14 EST Gardenias http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59477639 I have two small gardenia bushes and I was wondering if someone could tell me the best way to mulch them. They are about eighteen inches tall and I am in zone 6. I completely covered them last winter and they struggled in the spring. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:56:31 EST New Spark Point Levels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59471206 <BR> <BR> Hi team, we now have new Sparkpoint levels. Before it stopped at level 20, now it continues onto Level 25 <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/sparkpoi<BR>nts_icons.asp </link> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:00:44 EST If You're Up..Go On Out and See the Lunar Eclipse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59393969 Watching the Lunar Eclipse right now ! A Rare Site !!! <BR> It will be over at 6:25am Wed, 8 Oct 2014 05:33:45 EST "Cooking for a Crowd" Short Cut ! Pie Shells... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59384049 Another Holiday "Cooking for a Crowd" Short Cut ! <BR> from Our Half Acre Homestead <BR> <BR> What a Great Idea !!! Make those pie shells ahead of time and freeze them. <BR> Then when needed, just take out of the freezer, thaw, fill and bake !!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaJCcsS2XAA&<BR>feature=em-uploademail </link> Tue, 7 Oct 2014 07:27:18 EST FREE E-BOOK...Guide to Muffin Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59376259 FREE E-BOOK from Creative Homemaking Guide to Make-a-Mix Recipes <BR> Creative Homemaking Guide to Muffin Recipes <BR> <BR> FREE from Amazon from 10/6/14 to 10/10/14 <BR> <BR> <link>www.creativehomemaking.com/ebooks.sh<BR>tml </link> <BR> <BR> Get it while you Can !!!! Mon, 6 Oct 2014 12:28:56 EST Happy Birthday WENDYSPARKS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59361918 <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is WENDYSPARKS's birthday. Lets hope Linda has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_teams.asp<BR>?id=WENDYSPARKS </link> Sun, 5 Oct 2014 06:28:15 EST Outrageous October Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59319320 <BR> <BR> Hi everybody here is our new October chat thread. Yep Cathy, it's on time too <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> What's everybody up to this month. <BR> <BR> Cruddy day here today, it rained all night and today is damp and miserable. No planting seedlings today Wed, 1 Oct 2014 04:33:14 EST Have an Old Door Hanging Around ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59309501 Have an Old Door Hanging Around ? <BR> Here are some Great Ideas for something to do with them !!! <BR> I have 2 thick old doors that I would like to make a headboard and footboard with. <BR> (I know, don't end a sentence with a preposition !!!! ) <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/jeanetteshirley/ol<BR>d-doors-headboards/ </link> <BR> I'm thinking of using the idea from the door bench picture.... <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/pin/56576539039446<BR>508/ </link> <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:53:08 EST Easy, delicious Tomato Sauce. Roast ‘em! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59257466 Easy, delicious Tomato Sauce. Roast ‘em! from The Art of Doing Stuff Site... <BR> <BR> Great Idea. Sounds like a great tomato paste to have on hand... <BR> <BR> And the pictures look SOOOO Yummy !!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.theartofdoingstuff.com/easy-deli<BR>cious-tomato-sauce-roast-em/?utm_sourc<BR>e=Website+Subscribers&utm_campaign=a96<BR>6ecdd92-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=<BR>email&utm_term=0_b431e4fc08-a966ecdd92-81876169 </link> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 06:09:15 EST Clean Up Your Fall Garden and Give it a Boost for http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59236540 Clean Up Your Fall Garden and Give it a Boost for Next Year! <BR> <BR> For those of you that don't read the Daily Thread, I thought I'd post this link so all can see it... <BR> <link>www.theprairiehomestead.com/2014/09/<BR>winter-garden-clean-up.html </link> <BR> <BR> It's Time !!!!! <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:54:05 EST Happy Birthday LEW0213 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59160253 <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is LEW0213's birthday. Lets hope Linda has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:54:55 EST Happy Birthday EUNIQ3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59160251 Hi team, today is EUNIQ3's birthday. Lets hope she has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_teams.asp<BR>?id=EUNIQ3 </link> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:53:40 EST DIY Fruit Fly Trap ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59150363 Here's a link for a DIY Fruit Fly Trap ! <BR> <link>insects.about.com/od/insectssociety/<BR>qt/Make-A-Vinegar-Trap-For-Fruit-Flies<BR>.htm </link> <BR> <BR> With all of the fruit trees ripening, I thought this would be helpful ! Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:20:32 EST Happy Birthday OZARKMARY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59138931 <BR> Hi team, today is OZARKMARY's birthday. Lets hope she has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=OZ<BR>ARKMARY </link> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:57:50 EST Follow-Up on My Tomato Powder Experiment ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x59070195 Yes, I have been experimenting with different ways to dehydrate my tomatoes to make powder. <BR> I've done many batches of cherry tomatoes, cut them in half and put in a dehydrator. <BR> When crispy, I ground them in my coffee grinder. Works Perfectly and tastes and smells Awesome !. <BR> <BR> I, also, used the skins and seeds from straining the tomatoes thru my Victorio Strainer. <BR> I put some on parchment paper lined cookie sheets (spread thinly) and did them in the oven at 170F (the... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 12:02:55 EST Happy Birthday to One of Our Fearless Leaders !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59057820 Happy Birthday Jules (FLOWERDALEJEWEL)... <BR> <BR> Take Time for Yourself and Enjoy Your Special Day !!!! <BR> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>125</em> Sat, 6 Sep 2014 05:27:06 EST Happy Birthday FLOWERDALEJEWEL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59057766 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, I feel like and idiot, singing happy birthday to me. <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>104</em> Sat, 6 Sep 2014 05:01:27 EST The Great Container Corn Experiment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59054717 So I ordered some of the new container garden corn from Burpee this spring. I've heard mixed things about it, but wanted to give it a try. I also got some for my mother and my mother-in-law. They both garden, and I was curious to see how it worked out. <BR> I live outside of Philly. I grew the corn in a large half barrel on my front porch. 9 seeds in the container. It started strong, and each stalk grew to about 3 foot high. Then it stopped. It got brownish, and the few small ears that it pro... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 20:01:43 EST Scintillating September Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x59016221 <BR> <BR> September chat thread here, better late than never <em>20</em> Tue, 2 Sep 2014 02:04:27 EST discovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x59002584 I saw the RV team on another members page and was pleasantly surprised to mix RVing & spark Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:37:08 EST Autumn/Winter Gardens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58996984 <BR> Here is some really great ideas for Autumn/Winter gardens from Pinterest. <BR> <BR> Some really interesting cold frames, cloches, greenhouses and ways to extend the growing season <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/ABC123XYZ789/garde<BR>n-fall-winter/ </link> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:14:28 EST Woodworking Plans for a Large Picnic Table http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x58950694 <BR> <BR> Here is a great project for those who have a large outside area. To get the plans for the table just click on to the "download the measured drawings" link. I think if you were wanting an outside umbrella attached it'd be easy to drill a hole in the centre for it. <BR> <BR> <link>woodworking.about.com/od/outdoorproj<BR>ects/ss/Build-a-Large-Picnic-Table-Out<BR>door-Woodworking-Plans.htm </link> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:22:20 EST FREE Printable Pantry / Freezer Inventory Sheets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58924839 Well, I just found out I had put some of my home made canned goods in another cabinet... <BR> Now, if I would have had an inventory spread sheet, I might not have Lost them !!! <BR> <BR> Here is a link for all kinds of sheets. <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/explore/pantry-inv<BR>entory/ </link> <BR> <BR> Here's the one I like... <BR> <link>organizedhome.com/sites/default/file<BR>s/image/pdf/food_inventory_pantry.pdf </link> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:57:52 EST Preview of design changes to Message Boards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58908082 <BR> We as leaders, have listened to your requests. <BR> 1. a cleaner look to the page dividing the individual messages for easier reading. <BR> 2. a quick way to get to My Spark Page <BR> 3. Keep Today on SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> Well, they listened and here is a Preview of design changes to Message Boards. <BR> They will roll our the beginning of next week. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-ay-8kIf6c&<BR>feature=youtu.be </link> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:12:19 EST Lemon Summer Squash Bread from Thank Your Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58884510 Lemon Summer Squash Bread from Thank Your Body <BR> <BR> This sounds SOOOO Yummmmy !!!! <BR> This lady is a REAL Health Nut so the ingredients are all organic. <BR> You can use what ever you like...I just thought this is a recipe to share.... <BR> Not sure what evaporated cane juice or rapadura is...I'll have to figure out what quantity of sugar to use. <BR> <BR> Here's the link to the recipe.... <BR> <link>www.thankyourbody.com/recipe-lemon-s<BR>ummer-squash-bread/ </link> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:24:36 EST Happy Birthday GINIEMIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58873025 <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is GINIEMIE's birthday. Lets hope she has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GI<BR>NIEMIE </link> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:48:44 EST Happy Birthday MZDOOR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58835675 <BR> Hi team, today MZDOOR's birthday. Lets hope she has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MZ<BR>DOOR </link> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 06:23:45 EST How to Make Old-Fashioned Peach Butter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58829056 How to Make Old-Fashioned Peach Butter <BR> <BR> Fruit butters are somewhat related to jams, but they don’t require pectin. They are thick and opaque and absolutely perfect as a spread on homemade bread, or flaky homemade biscuits, or crepes, or waffles, or… you get the picture. <BR> <link>www.theprairiehomestead.com/ </link> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:36:35 EST Seed Saving Packets FREE Download http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7262x10178x58826963 Seed Saving Packets FREE Download from the Art of Doing Stuff... <BR> <BR> Most people also have flowers blooming, tomatoes growing and herbs going to seed. So NOW is the time to start collecting seeds to use next year. At the very least now is the time to print out really cute Art of Doing Stuff seed packets for free. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.theartofdoingstuff.com/art-of-do<BR>ing-stuff-seed-saving-packetsfree-down<BR>load/?utm_source=Website+Subscribers&u<BR>tm_campaign=b97a6940eb-RSS... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:13:45 EST Who Remembers Macrame? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7262x10178x58826174 I remember doing Macrame, usually plant holders/hangers years ago and thought you all might like to revisit this craft. There are some great ideas on Pinterest ........ have a look!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/anamariapz/diy-mac<BR>rame/ </link> <BR> <BR> And for some interesting ideas of what to do with macrame <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=mac<BR>rame%20diy&rs=ac&len=7 </link> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:37:41 EST Everything You Need to Know About Container Garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58778924 Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening from Growing a Greener World.... <BR> It's a great show and is on your local PBS channel... <BR> Here is an episode on Container Gardening... <BR> <link>www.growingagreenerworld.com/edible-<BR>container-gardening/?utm_source=GGWTV&<BR>utm_campaign=a7ecccb303-GGW_S4_Newslet<BR>ter_110_14_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_t<BR>erm=0_27022f05ad-a7ecccb303-66299425 </link> Fri, 8 Aug 2014 08:51:29 EST DIY Stepping Stones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58777568 <BR> <BR> Here's a fun weekend project. This only shows a couple of ideas, but I'm sure you all could come up with a lot of others <BR> <BR> <link>www.bhg.com/home-improvement/porch/o<BR>utdoor-rooms/diy-stepping-stones/?sssd<BR>mh=dm17.739214&esrc=nwdiy052114#page=1 </link> Fri, 8 Aug 2014 05:44:07 EST 19 Ways To Slash Your Utility Bills http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58777410 <BR> <BR> Here's a few good ideas, some we all probably know, but a couple of new ones <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.popularmechanics.com/home/improv<BR>ement/energy-efficient/4288639 </link> Fri, 8 Aug 2014 04:31:22 EST Growing Green Tea Plants - Leaf Curl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58762838 Hi Gang - A few months ago I ordered some green tea plants from a grower in central-eastern Florida (I live in South Florida). <BR> <BR> While my plants are growing, I am getting leaf curl. Has anyone experienced this, even on non-green tea plants. They are currently in 1 gallon pots, are about 12" high, and I have them on my screened porch because I was afraid the summer rains and very strong sun would kill them. They are planted in organic soil provided by the growers. <BR> <BR> I will ... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 15:15:51 EST How to Make Homemade Stevia Extract http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58758835 How to Make Homemade Stevia Extract from Prairie Homestead.... <BR> <BR> Stevia is amazing stuff. It’s pretty popular right now, but in case you haven’t jumped on the stevia train yet, here is a quick run-down: Stevia is simply a plant. Yup– a plant. It’s not created in a laboratory and it’s most definitely not one of those scary artificial sweeteners. Stevia is 200-times sweeter than sugar and you can grow it right in your garden. That’s my kind of sweetener! <BR> <BR> I feel pretty confid... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 08:30:01 EST Recieving Team Goodies !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58751072 Recieving Team Goodies !!!! <BR> <BR> There have been many changes to SP lately and one of them is that is you want to receive Team Goodies, you must have posted on the team at least once in the past 90 days. <BR> (it was 30 days, but the team leaders really put up a fight to get it longer, hence the 90 days !!!) <BR> <BR> So if you would like to get team goodies, do post to our team at least once every 90 days to be eligible ... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 12:02:03 EST How To Build A DIY Outdoor Living Plant Wall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58726477 <BR> <BR> Here's an interesting idea for a vertical planter outside, the first link is to show you what it looks like and the second will have the instructions <BR> <BR> <link>www.curbly.com/users/bruno/posts/151<BR>95-how-to-make-a-diy-outdoor-living-pl<BR>ant-wall?tru=bulSNw#jump </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>dremelweekends.com/living-wall.html </link> Sun, 3 Aug 2014 06:27:22 EST Adventurous August Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58697899 <BR> <BR> Here is the new August chat thread. <BR> <BR> What are you all up to for this month?? Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:57:26 EST Free Ebook Creative Homemaking Guide to Zucchini R http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58697096 Hi All I posted this on our Putting Foods Up team, But I thought some of you may want it, too !!! <BR> <BR> Creative Homemaking Guide to Zucchini Recipes [Kindle Edition] by <BR> Rachel Paxton . <BR> <BR> Rachel is offering her Free E-Book this week until 8/3. . Hurry while you can ! <BR> <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/Creative-Homemaking-G<BR>uide-Zucchini-Recipes-ebook/dp/B00M6JP<BR>BZC/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&<BR>qid=1406524000&sr=1-4&keywords=rachel+paxton </link> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:20:05 EST Planting and Care for Buddleia (Butterfly Bushes) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58686627 Planting and Care for Buddleia (Butterfly Bushes) from Rachel Paxton ...Creative Homemaking. <BR> <BR> <BR> Planting and Care for Buddleia (Butterfly Bushes) <BR> by Alan Summers <BR> <BR> Buddleia, also known as, Butterfly Bush’, is one of the most beautiful and easiest flowers to care for. The blooms may be purple, white, pink, or red and appear in late summer. The leaves are gray-green and range from 4-10” long and are 1-3” wide. Even though ‘Butterfly Bushes’ are an easy plant to gro... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:57:17 EST Flat Ground vs. Raised Beds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58683243 My garden is killing me this year. <BR> As many of you know I have a HUGE garden. I'm growing tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, peppers, beans, and squash. And I'm only using around half of the space. This year, with my crazy work schedule, the weeds have just gotten away from me. I've got sections where I have weeds growing up nearly as tall as me. So I think it may be time to make some changes. This fall, I think I'm going to move the fence in and cut the garden down the middle. I'll let the back... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:24:29 EST Easy Rug Made From Old TShirts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58665867 <BR> <BR> Here's another simple idea for a rug. All you need is the old tshirts and a hula hoop. When you are finished you can try the hula hoop and see if you remember how to use it <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>wonderfuldiy.com/wonderful-diy-hula-<BR>hoop-woven-rug-from-old-shirts/ </link> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:59:31 EST Easy Backyard Firepit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x58665857 <BR> <BR> Here is a really simple plan for a backyard firepit. So very simple <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>wonderfuldiy.com/wonderful-diy-easy-<BR>fire-pit-in-backyard/ </link> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:54:33 EST Ever Wanted To Be MacGyver? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58629391 <BR> <BR> Here is an interesting clip that can make us all feel like MacGyver <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=R66umlzucUQ </link> <BR> <BR> There are many more interesting ideas on this youtube channel Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:08:45 EST Make Your Own Cookie Cutters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58618175 <BR> <BR> These are supposed to be one or two shot cutters but they are a great idea for that design you want but can't find a cutter for <BR> <BR> <link>wonderfuldiy.com/wonderful-diy-your-<BR>own-cookie-cutters-from-soda-can/ </link> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:24:13 EST How to Grow Clematis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58598150 Great timing for Me !!! <BR> My BIL bought me a Clematis for My Birthday in June...It's still in the pot as I was befuddled as to how to plant it and where to plant it. I have 3 others that I planted years ago and are not doing so well... <BR> <BR> Here the link form Creative Homemaking... <BR> <link>www.creativehomemaking.com/gardening<BR>/growing-clematis.shtml </link> <BR> <BR> I bought a metal arch with gates and I should probably dig up the other 3 and plant it with this one...2 o... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:01:03 EST Surprising Uses For Lemons And Butter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58587097 These are interesting ideas for using (1) Lemons and for (2) Butter <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.today.com/home/10-surprising-hou<BR>sehold-uses-lemons-1D79883185?cid=eml_<BR>iin_20140716 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ivillage.com/surprising-home-use<BR>s-butter/7-a-557718?nlcid=in|07-16-201<BR>4|&_mid=7985832&_rid=7985832.95800.182235.2 </link> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 05:23:30 EST Small Changes on Our Start Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58555864 Hi All, Us Leaders just got a message from Coach Jen regarding some changes to our start page... <BR> Here is her message... <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We'll be making a small change on the Start page tomorrow, and I just wanted to give you a heads up. Some of you asked about the wheel disappearing this week from the left side of the page. We are going to move the link to spin the wheel as well as the total SparkPoints for the day over to the right side of the page under Step 1. It w... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:18:45 EST What To Do With Old T Shirts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58507872 <BR> <BR> There are some great ideas here for those old tees. Oddly I use the really soft, worn ones and cut mask liners for my brothers CPAP mask. You can of course buy them but they aren't cheap and the t shirt ones are just as good and you can wash them a couple of times as well. <BR> <BR> Anyway, hopefully you'll find something useful to do with your old t shirts here. <BR> <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=old<BR>%20tshirts%20ideas&rs=ac&len=11 </link> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:06:56 EST How To Make Homemade Plant Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58452767 <BR> <BR> Here's a link to some "homemade" plant foods. I can't say one way or the other if they work, but it's definitely worth a look <BR> <BR> <link>www.creativehomemaking.com/garden/ho<BR>memade-plant-food.shtml </link> Mon, 7 Jul 2014 05:57:52 EST Mason Jar Wall Planters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58402860 <BR> <BR> This is a small project on a blog that is really interesting and all about this lady's adventures in fixing up a small cottage. <BR> <BR> The mason jars would be great for things like herbs etc. <BR> <BR> <link>www.notjustahousewife.net/2011/08/ma<BR>son-jar-wall-planter.html </link> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 05:04:22 EST Joyous July Chatter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58392286 You All have been SOOOO Busy. <BR> Nothing like Fresh Tomatoes out of the garden !!! <BR> <BR> Today is trimming out the old red raspberry canes...Way late but at least I'm getting them done ! <BR> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 06:47:20 EST I am new to this team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x58376566 HI <BR> My name is Debbie. I am new to this team! Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:39:35 EST Great Pinterest Pins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x58370399 <BR> <BR> Here are a couple of Pinterest boards that are really interesting. <BR> <BR> The first is all about raised garden beds ...... so many different types <BR> <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/jaredstoll/raised-<BR>beds/ </link> <BR> <BR> The second is all about space saving veggie gardens <BR> <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/missingamarble/spa<BR>ce-saving-veggie-gardens/ </link> <BR> <BR> I hope you find something of interest here, I know I did <em>104</em> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 06:40:52 EST Welcome Patti GEMINI-SKY New Co-Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58351264 <BR> <BR> Everybody say hi and welcome to our new co-leader Patti (GEMINI-SKY) <BR> <BR> I know she'll be a great addition to the team. <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>345</em> <em>104</em> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:18:32 EST Simple Homemade “Sun-Dried ” Tomatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58331821 Simple Homemade “Sun-Dried ” Tomatoes <BR> From The Prairie Homestead <BR> <BR> Oh !!! I can Smell them Now !!!! YUMMMM !!!!! <BR> <BR> The only thing I do differently is slice them from top to bottom...They may take a bit longer to dry but they are meatier ! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.theprairiehomestead.com/2014/06/<BR>homemade-sun-dried-tomatoes.html#comme<BR>nt-454722 </link> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:27:50 EST How To Build A Backyard Pergola http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x58330604 <BR> <BR> This looks like a great DIY project and they've made the instructions oh so easy <BR> <BR> <link>www.stumbleupon.com/su/37bFbl/1OAWL0<BR>Zos:6vm.HFTr/www.popularmechanics.com/<BR>home/how-to-plans/pergola/3352816?src=<BR>mens-footer </link> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:38:14 EST Happy Birthday BLUEMORROW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58287177 <BR> Hi team, today BLUEMORROW's birthday. Lets hope she has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BL<BR>UEMORROW </link> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 04:23:22 EST Happy Birthday CRISSYPIE25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58265993 <BR> <BR> Hi team, today CRISSYPIE25's birthday. Lets hope she has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CR<BR>ISSYPIE25 </link> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 04:59:29 EST Happy Birthday STEPHIMAE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58255547 <BR> <BR> Hi team, today STEPHIMAE's birthday. Lets hope she has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ST<BR>EPHIMAE </link> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 06:53:48 EST House Siding Drama http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58198012 It has been a long and expensive last few months. <BR> Last fall, we decided it was time to get the house re-sided. We'd been having problems with bits and pieces coming off ever since Sandy plowed through. We got three different bids, and the the one we liked best was around $20,000. We saved up the money over the winter so we could pay cash, and started the project this spring. (We have a 4 bedroom farmhouse style home, built by the original owner in the 40's.) The project was abut a third ... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:27:33 EST My Bucket Corn Is Growing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58197944 I got myself a packet of the new Burpee patio corn to try this year. It is.. well.. corn designed to be grown in a container on a patio. I also got some for my mother and mother-in-law. The squirrels got to the seeds for everyone else, and nothing grew. But because my porch is elevated, mine has survived. All 9 plants are doing well, each of them about a foot high. <BR> I know some folks here have tried it with mixed results, and the jury is still out for me. It'll be a month at least till ... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:15:07 EST 31 Insanely Clever Remodeling Ideas For Your Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7262x10178x58179918 <BR> These ideas are just great, some are definitely things you'd probably build into a new home but a lot of these could be built into an existing house. <BR> <BR> <link>www.zdouf.com/5755/31-insanely-cleve<BR>r-remodeling-ideas-for-your-new-home </link> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:08:21 EST Hi! New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x58171079 I sort of introduced myself on another thread, but basically, I'm a compulsive gardener, frugalista and curb shopper who is starting over in a new place here in North Florida. Well, not exactly starting over, I still have a lot of stuff, but I'm moving into a tiny apartment (my dream) and will be blogging about how I manage to squeeze all my stuff in, or purge things I can't squeeze in. <BR> <BR> I've gone from a 3 BR, 2 BA 1 car garage down to this tiny 450 sf place, so I've already purged... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:19:05 EST Build Your Own Firepit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x58157455 <BR> <BR> Here is a project to build your own firepit. While the wording might be a little odd for anyone not into bricklaying etc, the pictures will give you a pretty good idea on how to do it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.bhg.com/home-improvement/porch/o<BR>utdoor-rooms/build-your-own-fire-pit/?<BR>sssdmh=dm17.739214&esrc=nwdiy052114 </link> Mon, 9 Jun 2014 06:42:24 EST Succulent Container Garden Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x58157422 <BR> <BR> It's no secret that I love succulents, they are so easy to grow and will grow almost anywhere. Here are some great ideas as well as identifying all of the succulents planted. <BR> <BR> <link>www.bhg.com/gardening/container/plan<BR>s-ideas/succulent-container-garden-pla<BR>ns/?sssdmh=dm17.739443&esrc=nwgn052214#page=1 </link> Mon, 9 Jun 2014 06:38:37 EST 5 DIY Bug Sprays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58157071 <BR> Here are 5 organic bug sprays you can make yourself. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.creativehomemaking.com/garden/bu<BR>g-sprays.shtml </link> Mon, 9 Jun 2014 05:23:25 EST How did I miss this team ?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x58148733 I saw this team listed on another Spark Friend's page and decided to have a look. SO glad I did! I've been doing DIY and gardening projects for months now! <BR> <BR> We live in a 26 year old mobile home that we bought brand new that many years ago. Over the past two years it had been neglected while I worked 60-70 hours a week and spent another 30 hours per week visiting my husband in hospital/nursing home/hospital/rehab center/hospital/nursing home. <BR> <BR> As of 11/25/13 he is finall... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 10:29:21 EST Happy Birthday GEMINI-SKY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58146068 <BR> <BR> Hi team, today GEMINI-SKY's birthday. Lets hope Pattie has a great time with lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GE<BR>MINI-SKY </link> Sun, 8 Jun 2014 05:26:52 EST Pruning Deadwood http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58137106 <BR> <BR> Here's an interesting article that gives you an idea of how to prune back the deadwood, what zone you live in and what to plant in that zone (if you click onto the zone link) <BR> <BR> Also right down the bottom is the excellent link to a page that has quite a few gardening books you can either view online or download to a PDF file ......... very interesting!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.provenwinners.com/learn/care/kee<BR>p-calm-and-prune-dead-wood </link> Sat, 7 Jun 2014 06:02:50 EST Get the Most Sizzling Fitness Deal of the Summer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58103351 I don't know if you all got this email from SparkPeople !!!! <BR> <BR> If you have been considering getting the SparkPeople Fitness Tracker...It's ON SALE for the entire month of June !!! 10.00 OFF and a FREE DVD !!!! <BR> Here's what the email says... <BR> <BR> Get the Most Sizzling Fitness Deal of the Summer! <BR> <BR> Need a boost of motivation to keep up with your fitness routine this summer? For the entire month of June, order the Spark Activity Tracker and receive $10 off your pur... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 03:09:04 EST Bug Problems? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58101415 Recently I had a problem with squash bugs...what I use for pesticide is 6 hot peppers blended with 1/4 cup of water...more if needed to blend...and I use 1/2 cup of Ivory dish soap (liquid) I pour it into my 2 gallon sprayer...(tip: add water into the sprayer first before adding other ingredients) I spray early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the sun is not so high and hot...the soap can burn the leaves if put on while sun is fully up. Those nasty bugs don't like that at all...I... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 22:14:41 EST Cement Cloth Planters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x58093467 <BR> I hope you all can see this link, this is such a clever and unusual idea for a planter. <BR> <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/DiyGardenAndCrafts/<BR>photos/a.415333008564753.1073741828.41<BR>5331385231582/598426286922090/?type=1&fref=nf </link> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 08:44:14 EST Happy Birthday RUTHDEN1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58079583 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi team, the 20th was RUTHDEN1's birthday. Lets hope there were lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> Mon, 2 Jun 2014 06:46:46 EST Jubilant June Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58067491 <BR> <BR> Hi everybody, here is the new chat thread for June Sun, 1 Jun 2014 05:26:15 EST Spark Planner to disappear! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x58056609 If you use the SP Planner/Calendar/Journal be aware it disappears on June 10! The message says " The Planner will be removed from SparkPeople on June 10. We recommend moving any Planner items to another calendar." Sat, 31 May 2014 02:07:08 EST 6 DIY All-Natural Garden Fertilizers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x58010472 <BR> Here' a few natural ways to fertilize your garden with common household products. <BR> <BR> <link>www.creativehomemaking.com/garden/na<BR>tural-fertilizers.shtml </link> Tue, 27 May 2014 05:51:27 EST Happy Birthday BUTEAFULL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57946432 <BR> <BR> Hi team, the 20th was BUTEAFULL's birthday. Lets hope there were lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I apologize for being late, I'm having issues with my computer, one day it works and the next it doesn't. Wed, 21 May 2014 06:30:29 EST Happy Birthday MEREZIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57946423 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is MEREZIP's birthday. Lets hope there are lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm so sorry that I can't send a team goodie to you but Sparks has changed everything and now they decide who I can send goodies to <em>234</em> Wed, 21 May 2014 06:28:20 EST DIY Garden Projects Ebook from P. Allen Smith http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57925670 I just got this in an email from P. Allen Smith... <BR> I like the pallet wall hanging garden shed organizer... <BR> There are raised beds, trellises etc. <BR> <link>bonnieplants.com/ebooks/i1v3/ </link> Mon, 19 May 2014 11:23:52 EST 34 Simple Two Ingredient Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x57911047 <BR> <BR> Here are some good ideas using only two ingredients. Granted some of them I wouldn't touch with a barge pole, but some of them look pretty good. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.stumbleupon.com/su/33XQha </link> Sun, 18 May 2014 06:18:06 EST 100% Off Grill It Or Lose It Cookbook + Free E-Del http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57879258 Get a FREE Grilling E-Book !!! <BR> I just downloaded it and it has some wonderful recipes... <BR> <BR> 100% Off Grill It Or Lose It Cookbook + Free E-Delivery <BR> Was: $29.99 <BR> Now: $0.00 <BR> <BR> <link>www.wkyc.com/story/money/personal-fi<BR>nance/ways-to-save/2014/05/15/free-gri<BR>lling-cookbooks/9114215/ </link> <BR> <BR> Hope this works !!! Thu, 15 May 2014 06:48:16 EST Two Recycled Pallet Planters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x57878807 <BR> <BR> Here's a link to the directions for 2 easy pallet planters. <BR> <BR> Further down the page are also some links to homemade plant food and also weedkiller. <BR> <BR> <link>www.creativehomemaking.com/garden/pa<BR>llet-planters.shtml </link> Thu, 15 May 2014 05:38:21 EST 26 Home Remedies That Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x57868616 <BR> <BR> Here are some really interesting general health remedies that sound really interesting. <BR> <BR> <link>www.medhelp.org/general-health/slide<BR>shows/26-Home-Remedies-That-Work/235?c<BR>amp=nl_2014_05_13 </link> Wed, 14 May 2014 09:02:18 EST Wild Turkeys eating garden plants?? Seriously?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57867869 We have most of our garden planted now. Or so we thought! We've had to replant the green peppers and some of the tomatoes, 3 times now!! Something was coming along and eating the tender young leaves off of them. Our first thought was that it was a Waskelty Wrabbit eating our garden plants, so we put out a live trap to catch the critter! We were told to put apple chunks in there, because rabbits like apples. Never heard of this, but since we had some apples already, we tried it. The next morni... Wed, 14 May 2014 08:01:24 EST Happy Birthday SALLYANDGENE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57833418 <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is SALLYANDGENE's birthday. Lets hope there are lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm so sorry that I can't send a team goodie to you but Sparks has changed everything and now they decide who I can send goodies to <em>234</em> Sun, 11 May 2014 08:21:15 EST Happy Birthday MYKITTYCONDO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57822806 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is MYKITTYCONDO's birthday. Lets hope there are lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> Sat, 10 May 2014 05:34:08 EST Free Patterns and Project Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x57811510 <BR> <BR> Here's a link for all sorts of patterns, project plans and more, all sorts of ideas here. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.bhg.com/decorating/do-it-yoursel<BR>f/accents/free-patterns/?sssdmh=dm17.7<BR>17318&esrc=nwdiy011514 </link> Fri, 9 May 2014 06:45:14 EST Grow Your Own Salad Containers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x57799822 <BR> Here's some simple ideas for growing salad greens and other simple salad plants. Just click onto the different garden ideas (on the top right) for some interesting plantings. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.bhg.com/gardening/container/plan<BR>s-ideas/simple-salad-garden-containers<BR>/?sssdmh=dm17.736409&esrc=nwwu050614#page=1 </link> Thu, 8 May 2014 07:16:52 EST Green Cleaning Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x57738341 <BR> <BR> Here is a link to a page with a few clean, green cleaning ideas. I'm not sure about the last one though, seems an awful lot of work for a clean toilet. <BR> <BR> I did see somewhere that if you drop a couple of Denture cleaning tablets in the bowl just before going to bed, it's supposed to be clean by the morning. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ivillage.com/9-d-i-y-natural-cle<BR>aners-actually-work/7-a-566726?nlcid=i<BR>n|04-30-2014|&_mid=6643332&_rid=664333<BR>2.55000.280952.2... Sat, 3 May 2014 06:40:53 EST FitBit Now at Kohl's !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57712290 FitBit is now at Kohl's... <BR> Here's a link for it !!! <BR> <link>www.kohls.com/catalog/fitbit.jsp?CN=<BR>4294708720&om_mid=_20140501_Thursday&o<BR>m_etid=5836437 </link> <BR> <BR> Use this Promo Code to get 20% OFF FILA20 <BR> Good May 1st thru May 3rd... <BR> Thu, 1 May 2014 06:14:09 EST Magical May Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57712239 <BR> <BR> Hi everybody, here is the new May chat thread ........ on time too <em>211</em> Thu, 1 May 2014 06:08:01 EST Do You Replace Potting Soil? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57680677 I started planting pansies and marigolds in pots for the porch this morning, and it dawned on me that the dirt in the pots is a few years old. <BR> Do you swap out the pot dirt every year, or jut freshen it us with some new stuff.. or do nothing? Mon, 28 Apr 2014 18:15:28 EST Container Garden Design http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x57661015 <BR> <BR> Here's an article, along with a further three links at the end, to enable you to make that perfect container garden. I know it is a relatively simple thing to plant in a container, but like a landscaped garden, there are professional tips that make the job look just that little bit better. <BR> <BR> <link>www.provenwinners.com/learn/containe<BR>r-garden-design-color </link> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 07:55:09 EST Aloe Plant Pruning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57653044 I have an aloe plant in a pot in the kitchen window. The good news is that I don't need to use it very often. The bad news is that it's gotten quite big, and is starting to outgrow the window. Does anyone know if there is a proper way to prune it back a bit? I figured I would just clip off a few of the lower leaves, since they are spreading far out and getting very long. But maybe there is a better way? Sat, 26 Apr 2014 12:43:23 EST Make Your Own Reversible Messenger Bag http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x57626861 <BR> <BR> Here's an interesting step by step tutorial on how to make a reversible bag. Looks pretty good too. <BR> <BR> <link>www.stumbleupon.com/su/4zJycA </link> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:09:32 EST New Team Features Coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57624628 <BR> Hi everybody <BR> <BR> Just letting you all know that the coaches have told us that we are going to be getting new features on our team page. <BR> <BR> Here is a video of what they are going to be.... <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcqPQi_75tw&<BR>feature=youtu.be </link> <BR> <BR> Any problems or questions, just let me know <em>213</em> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:01:08 EST Waiting To Plant http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57619737 Here is Pennsylvania, we tend to have decent, warm weather off and on in April. The big stores start stocking tomato and pepper plants, and some folks start planting. But we also are good for at least one or two hard frosts, and I've lost more than a few plants by putting them in too early. So now I don't plant anything until Mother's Day. <BR> How about you? When do you start planting? Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:03:16 EST Happy Birthday IMAREADER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57613233 <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is IMAREADER's birthday. Lets hope there are lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:00:43 EST Starting plants from kitchen scraps.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x57606769 After reading a blog on Sparkpeople about planting kitchen scraps, I thought I would give it a try. I planted a green onion root this morning. Here's an article on how to do such things. I'd love to try planting ginger. <BR> <BR> http://blackthumbgardener.com/1-plants-y<BR>ou-grow-from-kitchen-scraps/ Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:38:54 EST What to Do with Old Bed Frames ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x57586872 I have some vintage bed frames in the barn...I was wondering what people may do with them.. <BR> Look what I found on pinterest !!! <BR> <link>www.pinterest.com/helpkeller1/bed-fr<BR>ame/ </link> <BR> Not what I was looking for but what Great Ideas !!! <BR> <BR> OK this is what I was looking for !!! <BR> There are 2 pictures of the type i have... <BR> I have the one with the plates on it and the one with the metal stool under it. <BR> Any ideas for what I can do with it in the gardens ??... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:32:21 EST Air Fresheners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x57576231 Did you know that according to a recent test by the Natural Resources Defense Council 86% of common air fresheners contained phthalates even though these were not listed as ingredients ? Phthalates are hazardous chemicals known to be endocrine disruptors. <BR> <BR> Commercial air fresheners are marketed as a way to make your house smell "fresh and natural" but the main ingredients are not natural; instead they are industrial chemicals; some are even listed as hazardous by the CDC. And we wo... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:46:05 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57576202 <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - GOOSIEMOON <BR> <BR> Fitness points - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <em>345</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> This will be the last week I'll be posting the team leaders, I will still send the leaders their goodie, but unless someone especially wants to read this I won't post anymore <em>213</em> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:23:24 EST How To Build A Decorative Lattice Screen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19826x10178x57565550 <BR> <BR> This is a project from one of my favourite Australian sites. There are many projects here for you to have a look at. Don't forget if you are working in inches, use the conversion chart posted at the start of this forum <BR> <BR> <link>www.bunnings.com.au/diy-advice/outdo<BR>or-garden/building-renovating/building<BR>-your-own/how-to-build-a-decorative-la<BR>ttice-screen </link> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:18:40 EST Proof That There Are Good People Out There http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x57553980 <BR> <BR> This is such a lovely clip, guaranteed to make you smile at the wonderful people out there. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.superstarmagazine.com/this-is-un<BR>deniable-proof-that-there-are-good-peo<BR>ple-left-in-the-world/ </link> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:04:38 EST The Easy Way to Peel Farm-Fresh Hard-Boiled Eggs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57533149 From The Prairie Homestead !!!! <BR> We’ve all been there… <BR> <BR> You get the hankering for a good, old-fashioned hard-boiled egg. And since you have your very own flock of chickens, you can hardly wait to boil up a batch. <BR> <BR> You carefully select the eggs, place them in the pot, and simmer them to perfection. <BR> <BR> Your mouth starts watering as you gently crushed the shell and peel the egg–with the salt shaker ready and waiting. <BR> <BR> And then you get this: <BR> <BR> He... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:44:40 EST How To Print On Fabric !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57513192 Gosh...I Just Love this Site "The Art of Doing Stuff" !!!! <BR> <BR> I posted a thread on how to print on pictures on wood before. And here is another of her Great Techniques ! <BR> <BR> I bought printable fabric but that is soooo expensive. <BR> Here is a cheap way to print on fabric with things you already have at home ! <BR> <BR> <link>www.theartofdoingstuff.com/how-to-pr<BR>int-on-fabric/?utm_source=Website+Subs<BR>cribers&utm_campaign=03c39265e1-RSS_EM<BR>AIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:16:00 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57504224 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DONUT88 <BR> <BR> Fitness points - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <em>345</em> <em>243</em> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:45:36 EST 31 Uses For Baking Soda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57482212 <BR> <BR> Here are some great ideas for using trusty old Baking Soda <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.allyou.com/budget-home/live-gree<BR>n-save/baking-soda </link> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:42:02 EST growing asparagus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57471333 Does anyone on here know anything about growing asparagus? I planted some last year and they started to grow. Didn't cover over winter and with all the deep freezes we had mine are 2-3 inches out of the ground. Can I save these or just plant new? Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:56:38 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57417254 <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - KOALA1949 <BR> <BR> Fitness points - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <em>345</em> <em>243</em> Mon, 7 Apr 2014 07:22:03 EST Hi, I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x57408740 Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Callie and I have 50 lbs to lose. I am off to a great start with SP. <BR> <BR> I like the official SP challenges. SP Official Healthy Cooking Challenge and SP Official 'Eat Up, Slim Down' Challenge <BR> <BR> Here are the changes I have made so far: <BR> 1. Planning meals now <BR> 2. Drinking 2.2 L of H2O per day <BR> 3. Keeping fruit in bowls throughout my house <BR> Lastly, Tracking my food calories with (wow....lots of work there, but gotta do it!) ... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 13:58:32 EST Happy Birthday DOGSTARDADDY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57366943 <BR> Hi team, today is DOGSTARDADDY 's birthday. Lets hope there is lots of presents and cake for our fearless leader on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 05:20:24 EST Veggie Can Holder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57358462 Have any of you ever made a can holder for your pantry? I bought a rotater from Amazon, but it was the wrong depth. I'm not quite tall enough to reach my cans in the very back of my pantry so I'm looking for something that will move them to the edge. Sort of like a 12 pack of pop that you open on the end and when you take one the next one moves down. Anyone got any ideas? Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:32:42 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x57354334 New to team, but I see some people I already know like Gemini and Flower. <BR> This team is right up my alley! Always looking for cool things to do around the house and farm. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:23:10 EST Happy Birthday GARDENCHRIS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57353604 <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is GARDENCHRIS 's birthday. Lets hope there is lots of presents and cake for Chris on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 05:49:10 EST Worm Farming! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57345083 About 15 years ago, I decided I wanted to have a worm farm to create rich potting soil for free. I bought this huge bin and set it up in the basement of my condo in the Chicagoland area. The worms were doing fine, but I had a fruit fly problem that I couldn't seem to get rid of. Since the winters are so cold there, I didn't have a good spot to keep my worm farm going outside year round. I took the bin outside and it just sat by an outer wall of my condo for years. Empty and unused. <BR> ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 12:57:37 EST How to Print Pictures on Wood http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57342859 Look at This !!! What Fun !!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.theartofdoingstuff.com/how-to-pr<BR>int-pictures-on-woodwaxed-paper-transfer/ </link> <BR> From : The Art of Doing Stuff website... <BR> <BR> I'm getting out my wax paper !!! Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:07:58 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x57342840 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Kristy. I am 33 (about to be 34 in a couple of weeks). I have been married for 2 years now to an amazing man. I recently quit my job to become a stay at home wife and work on getting a couple of businesses started. We are working on starting a home baking business. My husband went to culinary school for about a year and has always wanted to open a food business. I loved watching cooking shows on tv and wanted to be a cook from the age of about 10. So, after ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:06:45 EST Awesome April Chatter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57339832 <BR> Hi ho everybody here is the new chat thread <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em>100</em> <em>104</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 05:45:08 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57325721 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitness points - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <em>345</em> <em>243</em> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 06:26:57 EST DIY Brown Sugar...Who Knew !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57321679 DIY Brown Sugar <BR> <BR> I knew brown sugar was made of regular white sugar and molasses ...But.... <BR> Why didn't I ever tried making my own??? I don't Know... <BR> But here it is. A recipe with quantities to make your own... <BR> <BR> From Instructables / amalkhan <BR> <BR> Who knew that you could MAKE your own brown sugar? Argh... I'm regretting all those times I've run to the grocery store just to buy some of the stuff! By simply mixing only two ingredients, now you can always kee... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:49:00 EST The Art Of Doing Stuff!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57301082 <BR> <BR> Here's a nifty site with lots of ideas on everything. Just click on to the picture frames at the top and check the stuff out <BR> <BR> <link>www.theartofdoingstuff.com/ </link> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:20:20 EST Creative Homemaking Guide Make-a-Mix Recipes FREE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57290091 Here is the link for Rachel Paxton's FREE EBook <BR> Creative Homemaking Guide to Make-a-Mix Recipes <BR> Today is the Last day to download it for FREE... <BR> Her series of How To Books is Wonderful. <BR> Sign up for her emails and you'll get a notice when she lists them for FREE on Amazon. <BR> Here is her link to her website... <BR> <BR> <link>www.creativehomemaking.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Link to FREE EBook... <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J4OHW2W<BR>/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asi... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:25:27 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57227758 <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - KIM22211 <BR> <BR> Fitness points - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Great going guys, 3rd week in a row. <em>104</em> <em>380</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 05:45:18 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x57169887 Hi, I'm Susan and I'm an avid gardener and home remodeller. I live on seven acres in rural Canada - sadly very poor soil so all gardening is in raised beds. Current diy project is to renovate and organize several closets. One small entry closet done and three large bedroom closets to go, so I'll be searching for tips for economical approaches. Can't decide whether to buy closet system or build something from scratch at the moment. <BR> Can't wait for the snow to go so I can get out in the... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:47:05 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57168086 <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - KIM22211 <BR> <BR> Fitness points - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Great going guys, 2nd week in a row. <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Sorry for being late with the post Tue, 18 Mar 2014 04:21:32 EST Hey all/Electrical ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57145871 Hey all, <BR> <BR> I posted a while back about doing the electrical work on my Dad's house sale and I should get some $$ for the work I do. Well as I've posted I got hit with some pretty bad SAD (seasonal depression) this winter, so I think that was influencing my thinking at the time. I was pretty drained. Anyway, as I've been feeling better I've decided to do the electrical work regardless. I mean I'm at least saving my 1/3 of the $2100 the electrician wants to charge us. <BR> <BR> So, t... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 10:29:59 EST Garden Fence Repair http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57088549 My garden fence is falling apart. Granted, it's been there since before we moved into the house... so probably 10 years at least. It's just your typical green metal fence, but it's come loose from the posts. I priced out getting the whole thing replaced and updated, but given the fact that my garden is 42x63 feet, its a LOT of fence, and the first estimate was right around $1,000 for fence, gates, the whole thing. <BR> So I guess I will look at doing repair instead. Has anyone does this and ... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:54:57 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57058232 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - KIM22211 <BR> <BR> Fitness points - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 04:34:43 EST 25 Ways to Spring Clean with Vinegar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57031445 <BR> <BR> Some of these I have already used. Sorry, it will have to be copied and pasted unless you can get it as a link to click on. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Our ND says to use Organic Apple Cider Vinegar for cleaning/disinfecting. <link>www.naturallysavvy.com/naturally-gre<BR>en/25-ways-to-use-vinegar-to-spring-clean </link> Thu, 6 Mar 2014 18:08:47 EST Terrarium Gardens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x57023353 <BR> These can be big or they can be as small as a glass. So many different things to plant, here are a few ideas. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.bhg.com/gardening/houseplants/ca<BR>re/terrarium-gardens/?sssdmh=dm17.7189<BR>97&esrc=nwgn012314 </link> Thu, 6 Mar 2014 04:48:53 EST What is Your Travoltified Name ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56999658 What a Hoot !!! <BR> John Travolta really messed up Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars... <BR> Now you can get Travoltified...See what your Travoltified name is... <BR> What Fun ! TRY IT !!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.slate.com/articles/arts/low_conc<BR>ept/2014/03/john_travolta_called_idina<BR>_menzel_adele_dazeem_what_s_your_travo<BR>lta_name.html </link> <BR> <BR> Patricia Habbyshaw = Catriona Hargision <BR> <BR> I kind of like it !!!! <BR> Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:17:42 EST Philadelphia Flower Show 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56998911 I am heading to the show tomorrow---so looking forward to it. The theme this year is "Articulture" Should have some lovely and interesting takes on this theme. Anyone else going? Tue, 4 Mar 2014 08:20:40 EST Happy Birthday SLM0305 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56997448 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is SLM0305 's birthday. Lets hope there is lots of presents and cake on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> Tue, 4 Mar 2014 05:24:28 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56970194 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - BADGERONE5 <BR> <BR> Fitness points - CONJII <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Sun, 2 Mar 2014 05:52:37 EST Magic March Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56969656 <BR> Sorry I'm a bit late with this, I was feeling unwell yesterday and totally forgot all about it. <BR> <BR> Patti I cook the beets first until they are tender then peel and then process. I always pickle them so the vinegar always keeps them OK when using the water bath. <BR> <BR> Put more Beetroot seedlings in today so I'll have plenty to can when they are grown. <BR> <BR> Still very warm here, today was in the high 80's and tomorrow is supposed to be hotter. Sun, 2 Mar 2014 01:51:51 EST Surprising Home Uses For Banana Peels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56944280 <BR> <BR> Some of these I knew but a lot of them I've never heard of <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ivillage.com/surprising-home-use<BR>s-banana-peels/7-a-561871?nlcid=in|02-<BR>14-2014|&_mid=5230932&_rid=5230932.550<BR>00.245071.2 </link> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 04:35:56 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56879693 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitness points - KIM22211 <BR> <BR> This is starting to be repetitive, we'll have to pull our fingers out and rack up some more points!! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 03:47:28 EST Snow Covered Still http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56851397 We've gotten off pretty easy with snow for the past few years. But not this time around. 58 inches of snow this season, and winter isn't over yet. My poor bushes have been under a snow bank for weeks. Fingers crossed that everything comes back ok. <BR> We finally started getting some thawing today, with temps almost up to 50 degrees. But it'll be a long time before I start seeing the grass buried under all the snow. <BR> Hurry up spring!!! Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:02:01 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56791647 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitness points - KIM22211 <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>345</em> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 04:17:11 EST Is this being greedy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56777995 We're in the process of selling my Dad's house and the inspections came back with $2,075 worth of electrical work. None of it, for me, is particularly hard. <BR> <BR> You guys know I am normally full of energy but right now I am dealing with seasonal depression pretty badly. I do not feel like doing this work. It's part this, and also in part that I did a large portion of the work that had to be done before the sale. There are three of us inheriting, everyone did something but I did most of ... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:47:59 EST 15 Creative Uses for Coffee Grounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56770082 <link>www.theprairiehomestead.com/2014/02/<BR>uses-for-coffee-grounds.html </link> <BR> <BR> I found this link on The Prairie Homestead site... <BR> <BR> Very Interesting ! <BR> <BR> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 08:16:17 EST Happy Birthday LEW0213 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56757013 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is LEW0213 's birthday. Lets hope there is lots of presents and cake for Linda on this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 06:42:36 EST Happy Birthday TRI_BABE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56756999 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is TRI_BABE's birthday. Lets hope there is lots of presents and cake for this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 06:41:06 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56703814 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitness points - KIM22211 <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <em>104</em> <em>250</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 04:05:56 EST Day Two of No Power http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56675244 Things are getting chilly in the Dogstar mansion. 88% of our township is without power due to the ice storm, and we are one of them. <BR> I have a kerosine heater that I'm using off and on in one room to keep the temp up. (Yes, I have a carbon monoxide detector right next to the bed.) Three people, two dogs, an cat, and two Guinea Pigs are all sleeping together to stay warm. The temp in the kitchen was 53 degrees when I went to work this afternoon, with 35 degrees outside. <BR> Hopefully pow... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 18:42:10 EST Clean Upholstered Furniture Like a Pro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7262x10178x56666732 <BR> <BR> Good information on cleaning furniture <BR> <BR> <link>www.bhg.com/homekeeping/house-cleani<BR>ng/surface/upholstery-cleaning/?sssdmh<BR>=dm17.721762&esrc=nwdc020514c </link> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 04:52:38 EST How to Arrange Furniture: No-Fail Tricks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7262x10178x56666706 <BR> Here's an interesting article. We always tend to move things into one area, so this article will give you a few ideas ........ hopefully <BR> <BR> <link>www.bhg.com/decorating/lessons/basic<BR>s/how-to-arrange-furniture/?sssdmh=dm1<BR>7.721762&esrc=nwdc020514c#page=1 </link> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 04:46:40 EST No More Snow Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56662152 I need a break. It feels like every week we are getting severe cold, snow, ice, or some mix. The kids have long since burned through their snow days, and have already lost three days of summer vacation. <BR> Today we had a big ice storm hit us, covering the 9 inches of snow we got on Monday with a nice half inch of ice. Trees and power lines are down all over the place. As of now, we still have power, but the majority of homes in our town do not. Our poor trees, already smashed up pretty bad... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 18:34:34 EST 20 Surprising Uses for Salt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56639146 <BR> <BR> Here's another of the Surprising Uses posts. This one had some interesting ideas <BR> <BR> <link>www.ivillage.com/20-surprising-uses-<BR>salt/7-a-220519 </link> Tue, 4 Feb 2014 05:12:46 EST 25 Foods You'd Never Recognize in Nature http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56624572 <BR> This is really interesting, some of these you may recognize and some you won't <BR> <BR> <link>www.boredpanda.com/how-fruits-vegeta<BR>bles-and-spices-grow/ </link> Mon, 3 Feb 2014 05:37:18 EST Happy Birthday GOLDDUSTTWIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56624342 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is GOLDDUSTTWIN's birthday. Lets hope there is lots of presents and cake for this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>236</em> <em>104</em> Mon, 3 Feb 2014 04:00:58 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56611236 <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - LORIMASSALON <BR> <BR> Fitness points - CONJII <BR> <BR> Some new faces here <em>242</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 2 Feb 2014 04:24:01 EST Living Walls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56611154 <BR> These "green walls" are spectacular. You can do your own, although not on the grand scale of some of these. They give you the idea of doing your own succulent wall at the end. If you need a plan etc let me know and I'll try to find one. <BR> <BR> <link>www.stumbleupon.com/su/25NraB </link> Sun, 2 Feb 2014 03:35:02 EST 34 Creative Kitchen Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56598500 <BR> <BR> Here are a few new ideas for all sorts of things. <BR> <BR> <link>www.buzzfeed.com/readcommentbackward<BR>s/34-creative-kitchen-hacks-that-every<BR>-cook-should-k-dmjk </link> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 06:28:25 EST February Chatter Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56598303 <BR> <BR> Well I was a little late this time. Happy February to everybody Sat, 1 Feb 2014 05:48:17 EST DIY Bath Caddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56563536 I've gotten into taking baths lately and think I'm going to make a DIY bath caddy. They cost $40+ at various stores. I mostly want it for a book holder that I only need to change pages. <BR> <BR> This one doesn't have a book holder, but looks pretty cool: <BR> <BR> <link>http://dailyfix.co.za/home/diy/bath-<BR>caddy/ </link> <BR> <BR> Any other ideas or suggestions... let me know! Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:16:48 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56517422 <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitness points - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 03:06:30 EST Jessica Smiths U-Tube Walking Videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56469916 Gosh...What Fun and she is Great.... <BR> We all need something new to do thru the winter to keep us Fit !!! <BR> Here is a series of Walking Videos that you may like... <BR> Just thought I'd pass them to you. <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1AU_yr2-mc&<BR>list=TLKXmS2JeScsNAa9vVNGRCeZYl0ltnl-Zc </link> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:20:23 EST Small Bathroom Design http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56466679 Ahhh... still dreaming of my next house... or maybe an area where a chimney could be removed from my Mom's current house and a small bathroom put there. *sigh* <BR> <BR> Anyway, some cute small bathroom design ideas! But the shower in a barrel is "not to my taste" LOL! <BR> <BR> <link>www.houzz.com/ideabooks/22205849?utm<BR>_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u426&utm_me<BR>dium=email&utm_content=gallery12 </link> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 08:39:01 EST Repurposed Recycled Reused Reclaimed Restored http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56423343 <BR> <BR> Here is a facebook link for all things recycled etc. <BR> <BR> Especially loved the closet transformed into a book nook <BR> <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/RepurposedThings </link> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 06:10:23 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56423269 <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitness points - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> <em>104</em> <em>306</em> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 05:50:48 EST Cute organizing ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56414254 <link>www.lowes.com/creative-ideas/utility<BR>-and-storage/diy-storage-solutions/art<BR>icle?cm_mmc=email_LowesCreativeIdeas-_<BR>-20140117-_-lm_28955-_-ISP4 </link> <BR> <BR> I like the pull out laundry drying rack. I might do this one downstairs. Sat, 18 Jan 2014 11:38:34 EST 16 Surprising Home Uses for Onions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x56369644 <BR> Here are some interesting ideas for all sorts of things to do with the humble Onion <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ivillage.com/surprising-home-use<BR>s-onions/7-a-554703?nlcid=in|01-12-201<BR>4|&_mid=4637732&_rid=4637732.55000.244223.2 </link> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 05:18:27 EST Happy Birthday LINS22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56355241 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is LINS22 's birthday. Lets hope there is lots of presents and cake for this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 06:14:32 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56326211 <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitness points - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 05:50:22 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x56321224 Hi ...my is delia and I'm an extreme cheapscate wanna be lol ...not really but I do like diy projects and saving money whenever I can ...nice to meet every one Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:09:09 EST Seed Catalogs 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56266107 Like most people on this team, I get a ton of seed catalogs around this time of year. This year I got a couple of new ones I want to mention. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds has a great collection of over 1500 rare, non-GMO seeds. <BR> <link>www.rareseeds.com </link> <BR> Also, I got the Territorial Seed Company book this year, and it's got some really nice stuff in it as well. <BR> <link>www.territorialseed.com </link> <BR> Both of these catalogs are pretty thick, and lots of fun to pour... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 21:15:30 EST Aquaponics anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56242509 I was wondering if anyone has any experience in this. I know some of the basics. But I was wanting to do a small system like with an aquarium inside of my pantry to grow some herbs. <BR> <BR> Was wondering what type of herbs would be best and any ideas how to create such a system as cheaply as possible... <BR> <BR> With the new way of eating I come to realize that spices are very important and buying them is going against what I believe in. I am really trying to become more self sufficient... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 11:35:27 EST Howdy Folks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x56227857 My partner and I just moved back to Hot Springs, Arkansas from Jackson, MI....we purchased 1/2 acre site unseen...come to find out the ground was nothing but shale...but we are making the best of what we have. Our goal is to eat nothing but what is grown on our little farm and becoming healthier as we do. No chemicals, No GMO stuff...by working hard in creating our little homestead and eating properly we hope in loosing the weight in order to live a much longer life...a healthy life... <BR> ... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 13:36:34 EST Howdy Folks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56224803 My partner and I just moved back to Hot Springs, Arkansas from Jackson, MI....we purchased 1/2 acre site unseen...come to find out the ground was nothing but shale...but we are making the best of what we have. Our goal is to eat nothing but what is grown on our little farm and becoming healthier as we do. No chemicals, No GMO stuff...by working hard in creating our little homestead and eating properly we hope in loosing the weight in order to live a much longer life...a healthy life... <BR> ... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 10:08:08 EST Some neat ideas for a hidden home office http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56223768 Using space at home for home offices was becoming out of style but with the economy I guess people are re-using space again, but concealing it. Some good ideas here. This made me think I am going to open up an area under the basement steps, not for my home office, but for workout storage (that's my workout room now). <BR> <BR> <link>www.houzz.com/ideabooks/21287170?utm<BR>_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u416&utm_me<BR>dium=email&utm_content=gallery25 </link> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 09:01:07 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56221870 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - BOOMPA1 <BR> <BR> Fitness points - SALLYANDGENE <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 05:07:53 EST January Chatter (2014) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56171451 double oops, moved to the happy New years Chat. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 20:12:35 EST Happy New Year January Chatter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56147371 <BR> OK I'm getting in early but I have a full day tomorrow and will probably forget. <BR> <BR> Happy New Year everybody <em>283</em> <em>104</em> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 07:34:40 EST OMG I am out of "renovating shape" and what's up?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56129015 Ok, after finishing my Mom's kitchen remodel, I sorta took a break from major renovation work for a few weeks. There is more I could do to this house of course, but I've decided to try to focus on rebuilding my own life rather than fixing everyone else's house. I still don't even have a house or location of my own! <BR> <BR> So, in addition to my weight loss stopping then within 4 lbs of my race weight (grrr) last night I started building some basic wood shelving downstairs, and I swear it f... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 17:54:50 EST Growing Stevia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56128911 I'm considering growing my own Stevia (natural sweetener) indoors and using it to sweeten foods. The Stevia that is sold in stores is very chemically processed. <BR> <BR> Just checking has anyone done this? Thanks! Sun, 29 Dec 2013 17:45:15 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56120973 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitness points - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> <em>104</em> <BR> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 03:57:08 EST Happy Birthday CNMILAM76 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56100417 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is CNMILAM76's birthday. Lets hope there is lots of presents and cake for this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 05:30:35 EST Happy Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56081537 Happy Holidays to all my gardening and DIY friends. Hope 2014 will be a productive year! Tue, 24 Dec 2013 19:46:31 EST Crazy Weather! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56059863 What the heck is going on? <BR> We have had four snow storms in the past two weeks. And now it's supposed to hit 70 here in Philly today. What kind of weather is this? Sun, 22 Dec 2013 11:59:56 EST Gladiola Bulbs In Winter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56059857 Was I supposed to dig up and store my glad bulbs over the winter? I planted them for the first time this year, but didn't think about wintering them. <BR> Thoughts? Sun, 22 Dec 2013 11:58:31 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56056714 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitness points - SALLYANDGENE <BR> <BR> <em>380</em> <em>345</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 05:03:32 EST Annual Live or Artificial Tree Poll http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x56013803 For those of you putting up trees, what are you using this year? <BR> <BR> We tend to use the artificial tree, but this year we've got a bunch of family visiting, so I went real. A Douglass Fir... ran me 45 bucks. <BR> <BR> How about you? Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:17:27 EST No Fuss Wood Pallet Gardening http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55995527 <BR> <BR> What a simple idea this is, this site is a "prepper" site but it has such great ideas in all subjects. I'd be surprised if you don't spend a little time on here. <BR> <BR> <link>knowledgeweighsnothing.com/no-fuss-w<BR>ood-pallet-gardening/ </link> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 06:08:41 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55984529 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitness points - KIM22211 <BR> <BR> Excellent work both of you <em>243</em> <em>386</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 02:46:00 EST Heart Attack In Women http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3409x10178x55929116 <BR> This is an interesting article that explains some of the symptoms of heart attacks in women. Because many of the symptoms are not the same as men it's worthwhile checking them out. <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/heart-disease/features<BR>/do-you-know-which-symptoms-signal-a-h<BR>eart-attack-in-women?ecd=wnl_wmh_12091<BR>3&ctr=wnl-wmh-120913_ld-stry&mb=Z2wTuY<BR>yY7xnn7kvWbdqNIuHnVev1imbCbltqWSbj4N4%3d </link> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 05:14:21 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55905037 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - CTUPTON <BR> <BR> Fitness points - KIM22211 <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> <em>306</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 8 Dec 2013 06:13:15 EST Happy Birthday DOODLEBUG46 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55894954 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is DOODLEBUG46's birthday. Lets hope there is lots of presents and cake for this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> Sat, 7 Dec 2013 04:57:24 EST Some neat organizing tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55888465 I'm going to incorporate some of these in the bedroom and closet I am staying in now. Some of the other slideshows are good, too. <BR> <BR> <link>www.marthastewart.com/274667/25-bedr<BR>oom-organizers/@center/276989/organizing </link> Fri, 6 Dec 2013 13:32:03 EST Different Uses For Everyday Items http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55871614 Here's some interesting uses for some everyday items <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Rubber bands <BR> <BR> Coming in and out with your hands full? Loop a single rubber band around a door's inside and outside knobs, twisting it as you go so that the "X" presses the latch open. Once finished, hang the band on the inner knob for the next time. <BR> <BR> 2. Rubber Gloves <BR> <BR> Get Fido's fur off the couch faster: Slightly dampened rubber gloves and run them over upholstery to quickly collect pet hai... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 03:25:48 EST December Chatter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55824744 <em>524</em> Team! <BR> well everyone we are way behind in preparing for Christmas <em>446</em> . now we will have to hustle to get everything done but for today there is finish the laundry, wrapping the trunks of my young fruit <em>289</em> trees <em>422</em> as colder weather is coming in as we speak and , bringing in my clay pots so they don't crack in the cold weather. once i find our Christmas <em>469</em> mugs and my advent wreath we will be lighting my advent wreath and s... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 11:36:51 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55821116 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - -WRKNG2ABTTRME- <BR> <BR> Fitness points - RIPPEDPAUL1 <BR> <em>104</em> <em>380</em> Sun, 1 Dec 2013 04:41:36 EST Thanksgiving Cooking? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55766383 Are you eating out or at home for Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> I'm working that night, but we are eating early. Turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans... broccoli.. <BR> <BR> What are you making? Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:28:20 EST Corn is "On Deck" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55766360 Over at Burpee seeds, they have just put their porch corn back up as available. Last year was the first year for the corn (that is created to be grown in a container) and it completely sold out within days. As far as I know, it's the only corn designed for porch/container gardening. I ordered three packs of seeds, one for me and one for my mom and mother in law. I have a half wine barrel destined for corn growing on my porch, and will give the seeds (with dirt and a container) for Mother's Da... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:24:36 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55746915 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - -WRKNG2ABTTRME- <BR> <BR> Fitness points - RIPPEDPAUL1 <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 03:20:55 EST Changes To The Nutrition Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55724915 <BR> <BR> If you track your food etc you will now notice some changes to your Nutrition Page. Here is the message left for the team leaders to explain the changes. <BR> <BR> This morning we launched a slightly redesigned version of the nutrition tracker. The changes entail: <BR> <BR> 1) An overall visual redesign. We simplified the colors, and a few other things. The goal was to better match the redesigns recently launched on pages like our homepage and Start page. <BR> <BR> 2) As part ... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 03:11:47 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55663698 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - -WRKNG2ABTTRME- <BR> <BR> Fitness points - KEELY128 <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 05:43:05 EST The New Welcome Guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55629219 <BR> <BR> Hi Everybody <BR> <BR> I just received an email announcing the start of a New Welcome Guide that has been added to our Start Page... <BR> <BR> We (team leaders) have been asking for some sort of guide for new members to show how to navigate SparkPeople and make the most of their experience. Well, it is finally here and accessible from the Start Page. <BR> <BR> Please go to the link below to see the Blog explaining how to use it.. <BR> <BR> It is Great for us Seasoned Sparkers... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 01:39:22 EST Happy Birthday MINNIEME1114 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55617047 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is MINNIEME1114's birthday. Lets hope there is lots of presents and cake for this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 03:43:19 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55580946 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - -WRKNG2ABTTRME- <BR> <BR> Fitness points - JETSERS <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <em>250</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 06:08:10 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x55533535 I am just posting my intro and already I feel part of the team. Thank you Jules for welcoming me to the team. I love watching HGTV just as much I as I want to lose this weight. I am an avid Pinterester. I look forward to getting to know you all while we shed this weight and get our health on. <em>334</em> See ya in the threads. Wed, 6 Nov 2013 00:55:28 EST fall surprise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55526155 My mums think it is spring again! Three that I got from the 99¢only store are blooming away in my outdoor planter. I live at 5000 feet in the Sierra Nevada mountains so you can imagine my delight! Tue, 5 Nov 2013 12:32:30 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55495324 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone here are this weeks points leaders <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - AMYKATKAT <BR> <BR> Fitness points - BLOORP <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 3 Nov 2013 04:57:32 EST November Chatter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55471250 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone here is the November Chatter thread!! Fri, 1 Nov 2013 06:46:02 EST Happy Birthday WONKYSOX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55471236 <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is WONKYSOX's birthday. Lets hope there is lots of presents and cake for this fantastic day, <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>242</em> <em>104</em> Fri, 1 Nov 2013 06:44:39 EST Are You Giving Out Candy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55461941 Are you giving out candy for Halloween? <BR> <BR> We live on a pretty busy street, and the sidewalk is on the other side of it. So we don't really get any trick or treaters. My daughter goes to a friend's house, and they collect candy there. <BR> I miss not having kids come to the house. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 10:41:50 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55408836 <BR> <BR> Hi Team, here are this weeks points leaders are <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitnesspoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> We are going to have to get with it to get in front here <em>306</em> <em>244</em> <em>250</em> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 07:31:12 EST Protecting plants over Winter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55381632 I planted gladiola bulbs this year. They did great, but do I need to do anything to protect them over the winter? Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:17:34 EST Just A Reminder - Spark Lifestyle Centers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55374123 <BR> <BR> This is just a reminder to all of us (seasoned gardeners or not) that Sparks has a great resource here in the Lifestyle Centers. <BR> <BR> Here is the link for the Gardening Center, take a look at this and the others while you are there. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/lifesty<BR>le_center_detail.asp?id=17 </link> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 05:51:24 EST Wintering over fuchsias and geraniums http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55372376 I've never had much luck with this. Some things make it but never really look healthy again. In the past I've put them in my garden shed and watered on the holidays. Perhaps that's too cold. I am thinking I will try storing them in an upstairs back room. Anyone have any good tips on this? <BR> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:51:07 EST Hey Jules.. what ya planting? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55369140 As the rest of us wrap up our gardens for the year, Jules and others in other parts of the world are just getting started. <BR> So whatcha planting Jules? We have to live through you for the next few months. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:11:26 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55326303 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi Team, here are this weeks points leaders are <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitnesspoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 06:28:05 EST Does a real estate agent have much to do w/sale? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55263838 Hey all, <BR> <BR> My Dad's house has been for sale since last November. It's in the name of the estate and I and my sister are executors of the estate. We don't live in town. <BR> <BR> The agent was telling us houses are slow to sell in that area and has been assuring us that his original price was OK. We did a small price adjustment last June because we still had no offers. The feedback from the other agents have been positive according to him, except a few people didn't like the low ce... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 18:37:43 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55244789 <BR> Hi Team, here are this weeks points leaders are <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitnesspoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> <em>306</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 05:29:53 EST Have you refinished kitchen cabinets? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55235541 Is it a big pain? Or not that bad? The cabinets are flat faced maple cabinets, so I'd rather not paint. <BR> <BR> Wouldn't be something I'd do right away but considering down the line. I've refinished furniture before but not a whole set of cabinets. Sat, 12 Oct 2013 09:22:53 EST Did You Know?? Part Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55233818 <BR> <BR> Some interesting things to know here <BR> <BR> <link>www.stumbleupon.com/su/7iVeWJ </link> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 04:04:18 EST How to make a nice home gym - in the basement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55205019 Hey all, hope things are going well! <BR> <BR> I am going to make a little home gym, unfortunately it has to be in my Mom's basement. I have a ski machine, stationary bike, exercise ball, yoga mat, exercise tubing and a TV to watch Netflix while I use cardio stuff or to do workout DVDs or Yoga, and a bluetooth tower speaker to stream music. <BR> <BR> However, the basement has pretty much no windows, paneled walls and a drop ceiling and just a few bare bulbs for lighting. <BR> <BR> You al... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 17:21:39 EST Do You Divide Plants? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55203953 I have 6 beautiful peonies plants and a TON of lilies. I was thinking about dividing some of them this year, and I think now is the time. <BR> <BR> Is anyone in the habit of splitting their plants to spread them out? I'd love to hear any tips. Wed, 9 Oct 2013 15:18:03 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55158011 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi Team, here are this weeks points leaders are <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - GOOSIEMOON <BR> <BR> Fitnesspoints - PAULKU <BR> <BR> Aha a set of newbies on the leaderboard <em>243</em> <em>381</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 6 Oct 2013 06:01:19 EST Happy Birthday WENDYSPARKS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55147118 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is WENDYSPARKS's birthday. I'm sure everybody here wishes her a spectacular birthday filled with fun and presents <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> Sat, 5 Oct 2013 06:19:45 EST Time For Bulbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55114990 It's bulb planting season!! <BR> Anyone putting anything fun in? Wed, 2 Oct 2013 14:39:09 EST October Chatter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55095883 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone, here is Octobers new chat thread. Let's hope this month gives us all that we are looking for!! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>104</em> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 06:04:36 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x55071352 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi Team, here are this weeks points leaders are <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitnesspoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> I see we'll have to get moving to get in front of DWROBERGE <em>104</em> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 08:19:20 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54989550 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi Team, here are this weeks points leaders are <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitnesspoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> <em>380</em> <em>243</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 05:46:08 EST Big Burpee Sale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54953070 Just got an email from Burpee. They are having a huge end of season sale. It's a great chance to grab seeds or stock up on stuff. <link>www.burpee.com/sale-shop/?cid=EM_201<BR>3_09_19_SneakPeakWAREHOUSECLEARANCE& </link> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:45:38 EST Faux Granite Countertops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54931561 I have to replace the countertops in my Mom's kitchen. Since I have to remove them anyway for a new dishwasher install and gas oven install, I think I am just going to replace the countertops with new. However, this would be a neat idea if you didn't have to remove them or had an out of the way area to try this on. <BR> <BR> <link>community.homedepot.com/t5/Paint/WOW<BR>-Faux-Granite-Countertops-Savannah-is-<BR>at-it-again/td-p/133513?cm_mmc=hd_emai<BR>l-_-HTN-_-20130916-orangeinsider-2619... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 08:47:17 EST Planting Fall Garden? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54922989 I'm looking at putting in some peas, spinach and lettuce this week. Here outside of Philly, I should have enough warm weather for a while to squeeze a little more out of the garden. My pumpkins are growing great, and I'm getting ready to plant garlic for harvest next year. <BR> <BR> Do you plant anything for fall harvest? Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:29:47 EST Happy Birthday EUNIQ3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54917652 <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is EUNIQ3's birthday. I'm sure everybody here wishes her a spectacular birthday filled with fun and presents <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 06:59:14 EST Finding any good deals on baking ingredients? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54917427 Would love to share with eachother any finds as baking season approaches. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 06:27:42 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54906782 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi Team, here are this weeks points leaders are <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitnesspoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 07:34:34 EST Bake sale... opinions wanted... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54898690 In your experience, which of the following tend to sell best at a fall/winter (october/november) Church bake sale (will be open to the general public as well)..... <BR> <BR> cookies <BR> breads (pumpkin, banana, cinnamon/raisin, etc) <BR> brownies <BR> muffins <BR> <BR> Also, any tips for cheap, presentable packaging? So far, I plan to do brown paper bags with holes punched out to fold over and lace shut with ribbon. I'd rather do something sturdier. Any idea where I can get very cheap ... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 11:20:59 EST Happy Birthday OZARKMARY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54895995 <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is OZARKMARY's birthday. I'm sure we all wish her a spectacular birthday filled with cake and presents <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 06:21:35 EST Happy Birthday FLOWERDALEJEWEL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54799733 <BR> <BR> Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, I feel like and idiot, singing happy birthday to me. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>383</em> <em>104</em> Fri, 6 Sep 2013 04:08:57 EST Black Walnuts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54794516 has anybody ever gathered black walnuts from the tree? i have about 35 pds of walnuts in their green husk and i'm not sure how to get them out. i tried to get one out and the oil stains your hands terribly. i know that part now, don't deal with them while you have bare hands. <BR> <BR> inside is the shell, like you see in the store, which you then break open to get at the meat. lots of work no matter what i think. <BR> <BR> i'm seeing different methods online--such as, roll over them i... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 17:42:29 EST September Chatter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54747469 <BR> <BR> A day late but here nonetheless. <BR> <BR> 2nd day of Spring here and such a beautiful day, I wore myself out this morning I had to have a snooze this afternoon. Mon, 2 Sep 2013 02:33:48 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54735523 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi Team, here are this weeks points leaders are <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitnesspoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 1 Sep 2013 05:45:48 EST Up to my ears in Maters!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54730088 For some reason opur tomato plants have went on a tear and are overproducing. Don't get me wrong, after have two freezes I am glad that they served, but there's only two in our family and my coworkers don't like tomatoes so I'm trying to figure what to do with them. What do you guys do with your tomatoes besides eat them? Sat, 31 Aug 2013 16:31:26 EST Saving Tomato Seeds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54729708 So I want to try saving tomato seeds this year. Looks like I squish the guts out. Let it sit and ferment for a few days, then wash, then dry. <BR> Does anyone save tomato seeds and have a method they use and can suggest I try? Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:36:41 EST Brands of Paint http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7262x10178x54699599 Are we allowed to say brand names, store names? Just in case not, I will talk like I did when my kids were 5. <BR> There's a paint sale at the local hardware for a paint I have not used before - Clark & K....... <BR> Anyone used it ??? Comments??? <BR> <BR> I used the "Val" brand at L's for my Dining Room because I found a perfect color and I liked the pearl finish because it has a little more sheen than flat. It's a good thickness and the smell is ok. I'm going to repaint my bedroom... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 01:02:45 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54650191 <BR> <BR> Hi Team, here are this weeks points leaders are <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitnesspoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Excellent, I can see we'll have to move it to catch up <em>250</em> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 05:51:46 EST Hi I'm Em http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x54649469 I love to garden and I am looking forward to getting tips and sharing tips about gardening! Sun, 25 Aug 2013 00:47:55 EST Happy Birthday Ann478 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54602074 <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is ANN478's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all wish her a wonderful birthday filled with fun and presents <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 03:23:51 EST Almost Garlic Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54595166 The last days of August are creeping up. That means many of us will be planting garlic in a month or so... putting it to bed in the garden and letting it sleep all winter. <BR> I planted garlic last year, and it was amazing. Wound up with about 20 or so bulbs, planted in the fall and harvested in July. They were so much better than anything in the store, and were very easy to do. <BR> Do you plant garlic? What kind do you plant? Have any tips? Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:52:57 EST Happy Birthday IMLOCOLINDA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54563871 <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is IMLOCOLINDA 's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all wish for a wonderful birthday filled with fun and presents <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 04:37:53 EST Happy Birthday GINIEMIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54563865 <BR> <BR> Hi team, today is GINIEMIE's birthday. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all wish her a wonderful birthday filled with fun and presents <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 04:34:58 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54563837 <BR> Hi Team, here are this weeks points leaders are <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitnesspoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Excellent <em>244</em> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 04:14:55 EST My weekend goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54544083 5 K fundraiser walk <BR> Mow the yard <BR> Finish painting the laundry room <BR> Put up a shelf in the laundry room <BR> Start a new Yard Sale Box- put 6 things in it. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 09:46:34 EST Happy Birthday MZDOOR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54517003 <BR> <BR> Hi team it's a very happy birthday to MZDOOR <BR> <BR> Hope you have a wonderful birthday with lots of presents and cake <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>410</em> <em>104</em> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 05:52:57 EST Ordering cabinet doors? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54488462 Hi all, I'm still around, just super busy. Still working on my Mom's bathroom remodel but on and off as I/we keep going out of town or have other projects going on. I should be done with it this week then will post some pics. <BR> <BR> I just got back from spending about 8 days rehabbing a rental property I own. I hadn't been there in about 2 or 3 years and I couldn't believe what a dump the property manager let it become. So, there was a lot of work there - it took five guys from a landscap... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 23:11:46 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54478273 <BR> <BR> Hi Team, here are this weeks points leaders are <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitnesspoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Way to go <em>345</em> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 07:08:02 EST Natural Soil Additives For A Healthy Garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54466917 <BR> This is probably well known information to many gardeners, but interesting information to some of us not so cluey in what to use in our gardens. <BR> <BR> <link>www.bhg.com/blogs/everydaygardeners/<BR>2013/07/23/top-5-secret-and-natural-so<BR>il-additives-for-a-healthy-garden/?sss<BR>dmh=dm17.684468&esrc=nwgn080813 </link> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 06:39:19 EST Joan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10178x54443858 Hello, how is everyone. I'm here trying to lose the weight I got with my first baby, and have a little fun while doing it. Thu, 8 Aug 2013 09:33:12 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54388099 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi Team, here are this weeks points leaders are <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - KINAAAA <BR> <BR> Fitnesspoints - IMLOCOLINDA <BR> <BR> Way to go and great to see some new names <em>345</em> <BR> Sun, 4 Aug 2013 05:51:20 EST Exploding Tomatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54354116 We here in the Philly area got over 8 inches of rain Saturday afternoon. Yea... that's ALOT of water. As a result, my tomatoes (which survived nicely in a hot, dry summer) are all ripping apart at the seams. The skin is bursting due to the overabundance of water they are getting. <BR> <BR> Anyone have any suggestions on what to do? <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Aug 2013 11:46:43 EST August Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54334498 <BR> <BR> I'm starting this a little early in case my computer dies again and I can't log on. Please start posting here when August comes. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 01:07:19 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54296652 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi Team, here are this weeks points leaders are <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints and Fitnesspoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> <BR> Way to go!! <em>244</em> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 05:23:02 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54207524 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi Team, here are this weeks points leaders are <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitnesspoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Way to go!! <em>380</em> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 06:04:18 EST Bug help needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54150040 I have lots of squash plants of various types. One of them just up and died the other day. In 48 hours it went from looking great to being flat and dead. All of my other squash seem fine. <BR> I pulled up the plant, and busted open the root. It was filled with disgusting worms. <BR> I posted a picture over in the 'photos' section. I assume its some sort of cut worm. But can anyone tell me what they think, and if I need to do something to save the rest of the plants. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 12:33:23 EST This Weeks Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54119253 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi Team, here are this weeks points leaders are <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Fitnesspoints - DWROBERGE <BR> <BR> Way to go!! <em>345</em> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 05:27:54 EST Got My First Tomato http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10178x54089806 Pulled my first tomato off the plant this week. It was small... the "4th of July" variety. But it looked great. So far this season, I've harvested strawberries, spinach, garlic, peas, squash, and a tomato. <BR> Still to come are beans, cucumbers (got mine in late this year) grapes, pat-a-pan squash, and pumpkins/gourds. 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