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Forum: Home & Garden 10-04-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By az_alf
Here's...

Here's (http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat613848&PRODID=xprd530170) one from Joann's
Forum: Family Matters 05-24-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 787
Posted By az_alf
One of our first chapter books were the...

One of our first chapter books were the Tinkerbell Pixie Hollow series which my little girl quite liked. They aren't too long and have a few pictures too and I think maybe even the font is a bit...
Forum: Food Talk 01-18-2009, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By az_alf
I avoid peeling fruits and veggies whenever...

I avoid peeling fruits and veggies whenever possible. Many nutrients are near the surface and get peeled away. Why fight with my kids to eat them if I have pretty much stripped the of everything...
Forum: Home & Garden 12-25-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By az_alf
Lindi -- Well, I'm not quite sure what you...

Lindi --

Well, I'm not quite sure what you had in mind to make it work, but it seems to me that it would go something like below.

arrows are direction of knitting
x equals knitting stitch,
=...
Forum: Food Talk 12-20-2008, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By az_alf
Sounds odd, but I lived in the UK for awhile and...

Sounds odd, but I lived in the UK for awhile and they have awesome 'jacket potatoes' everywhere. I really grew to love tuna-fish (just tuna and mayo mixed) on my potato -- yum!! I often eat them...
Forum: Food Talk 12-20-2008, 05:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 637
Posted By az_alf
I make these for most get-togethers and people...

I make these for most get-togethers and people LOVE them! They just rant and rave and beg for the recipe and then are amazed that the 'sauce' is nothing but brown sugar. In fact, my friends nearly...
Forum: Family Matters 11-30-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 623
Posted By az_alf
How about a magazine subscription? Or a local...

How about a magazine subscription? Or a local class of some type. Good luck!
Forum: Family Matters 11-21-2008, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 701
Posted By az_alf
I only browsed the replies, so sorry if this is a...

I only browsed the replies, so sorry if this is a repeat. I agree with the others that you need to get away from the "I CAN'T" attitude and phrase. What about a game for the WHOLE family -- no one...
Forum: Family Matters 11-19-2008, 06:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,248
Posted By az_alf
Sarah -- I saw you unsubed from this thread. I...

Sarah -- I saw you unsubed from this thread. I just wanted to let you know that I think your viewpoint was valid and that sharing it was worthwhile. Whether I agree or disagree with all of it...
Forum: Family Matters 11-18-2008, 08:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,248
Posted By az_alf
You certainly aren't alone! I too found myself...

You certainly aren't alone! I too found myself bored and isolated at first. I stumbled into MOMS Club too (www.momsclub.org) and it saved my sanity. I thought it was just for the kids, but it's as...
Forum: Family Matters 11-04-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By az_alf
I like to try and give non-toys. For 1 year...

I like to try and give non-toys.

For 1 year I like to give a ceramic set of "my first haircut" and "my first tooth" holders for their first locket of hair and their first tooth. They are so cute...
Forum: Home & Garden 10-27-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By az_alf
Yeah it's hard to say how fast you will knit. I...

Yeah it's hard to say how fast you will knit. I have no idea how it compares with crocheting. I personally am a slow knitter. Shelby is right tho - double stranding is a great way to make it go...
Forum: Home & Garden 10-10-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By az_alf
Here's a free pattern for one (crochet): ...

Here's a free pattern for one (crochet):

http://www.maggiescrochet.com/free-maggies-crochet-nylon-pot-scrubber-pattern-p-1092.html

If that is not quite what you are looking for just google...
Forum: Food Talk 10-10-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By az_alf
After Easter I made split pea and ham soup with...

After Easter I made split pea and ham soup with the leftover ham and hock -- I just used the recipe from the bag of peas and it turned out fantastic!
Forum: Home & Garden 10-05-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By az_alf
The kids and I raised butterflies from...

The kids and I raised butterflies from caterpillars last spring in a special container kit (it was very very cool). Anyways, the instructions had us feed the butterflies using just slices of oranges...
Forum: Family Matters 10-05-2008, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By az_alf
I think if you want a child and believe you can...

I think if you want a child and believe you can have it healthily then you should go for it -- motherhood is an amazing experience and seems like with all the trying you've done it is something that...
Forum: Family Matters 09-12-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By az_alf
I think family time is quality time that you and...

I think family time is quality time that you and the family spend together, mainly interacting together. For us it is:

-- daily dinner together during which everyone shares something about their...
Forum: Family Matters 09-07-2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 551
Posted By az_alf
You could also use those glow necklaces/bracelets...

You could also use those glow necklaces/bracelets -- I've seen them in packs of 6 or 15 for $1 at the dollar store and Michaels.
Forum: Family Matters 09-06-2008, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 551
Posted By az_alf
Stick Figure

I was just going to suggest this!!! A group of teens did this last year and they looked AWESOME -- dancing in the dark, etc. Easy and cheap too!!! Very cool!
Forum: Home & Garden 08-26-2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By az_alf
Lucky Baby!! Here's a good website to figure out...

Lucky Baby!! Here's a good website to figure out how much yardage you need. You'll have to do some simple calculations as much of it depends on how many different types of fabric you are going to...
Forum: Books & Magazines 07-30-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,486
Views: 63,393
Posted By az_alf
OOOooo I'll have to check that out!! I like to...

OOOooo I'll have to check that out!! I like to cook and once tried to make a lobster dinner for DH at the time (not married yet at the time). Anyways, the cookbook instructed me on how to kill...
Forum: Food Talk 07-23-2008, 08:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 702
Posted By az_alf
My aunt makes alot of salmon. She does 2 main...

My aunt makes alot of salmon. She does 2 main kinds -- one baked in a teriyaki sauce and the other baked in Catalina Dressing. Her favorite is the Catalina version -- everyone seems to love it...
Forum: Food Talk 07-23-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By az_alf
You could always make jam/preserves -- that would...

You could always make jam/preserves -- that would be yummy and I like to use my homemade jams drizzled on ice cream or as desert filling later in the year. Making jam is pretty easy.

My mother...
Forum: Family Matters 07-18-2008, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By az_alf
Ranger Rick is the older-kid version of Your Big...

Ranger Rick is the older-kid version of Your Big Backyard. I found National Geographic Kids to be a bit old for young ones and YBB a better choice. Once a little older, or better at reading, I...
Forum: Books & Magazines 07-17-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,486
Views: 63,393
Posted By az_alf
Just finished: Lucky by Alice Sebold --...

Just finished:

Lucky by Alice Sebold -- biographical memoir of her college rape. Made me think some and gave me some insight to her characters in The Lucky Bones and The Almost Moon.
Tuesdays...
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