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  1. Nickel

    Sensible shoes

    I'm looking for some casual (but not fugly) shoes with some decent support that i can wear day-to-day in the cooler months. I've been wearing some of the low Chuck Taylors and they're just killing my feet. I broke my foot a few years ago and that spot is really achy and I'm sure it's the shoe...
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    Landscaping in shady areas

    I'm hoping someone can give me a push in the right direction. This month we moved into a (mostly) great house in Va Beach. Up until now, we've always lived in homes that get full sun all day long so we've had lush green lawns and when we want to grow something it usually cooperates. The front...
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    Fleas!

    Ugh! We have never had a problem with fleas so help me out here. A few months ago my mom's little yorkie got fleas (she treats her religiously every month, and we treat our dog every month as well). We didn't visit until the fleas were gone, but they still managed to make their way to my dog...
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    Burning skin?

    First, I'll say that yes I know I should make a doctor's appointment, and if it doesn't go away I will do just that. But it's 10:30 at night and I'm playing the internet self diagnosis game. So, last week (Wednesday I think) the back of my right hand started itching at the base of my thumb...
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    Henri goes to the vet

    I love the internet. :roflmao: IiYUzYozsAQ
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    Sunscreen for your face

    I've been hitting the jackpot lately with the new skincare stuff I've been trying so I thought I'd share a couple finds since it was a long hard road to discover them. Lately I've been having an issue with hyperpigmentation after a blemish and I use retinol so I need at least SPF 30 if I even...
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    Beauty Disasters

    I had one this morning and thought it might be fun for everyone to share theirs. :lol: I've had a dry, itchy scalp lately and I read somewhere that rinsing your hair in apple cider vinegar is supposed to help with that. So I researched the crap out of it online, and yes, apple cider vinegar...
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    What's in your Birchbox?

    We know Mig got a miracle product...what did you get? What do you love/hate? I got: -Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens (fancy oil blotting papers) - pretty nice, I usually buy the Clean and Clear brand but I might stick with these. -Kusmi Tea Paris I Love My Detox Tea (2 sachets) - I...
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    If the characters of Downton Abbey were dogs...

    No Daisy? :lmao:
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    Latchkey Kids

    The before/after school thread got me thinking about this. For those who allow their kids to stay home alone - how old were they when you made that decision? This is purely for conversational purposes because I wouldn't let my kid (he'll be 10 next week) stay home alone at this point. He's...
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    Dinner Emergency

    We're getting ready to go out to eat and Dustin says "I wanna go somewhere where I can get a Reuben". So where do we go to get a Reuben? Besides Arbys. :lmao:
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    Big orange cat at Petco

    Somebody go adopt him!!! His name is Curi and he is SO STINKIN' CUTE!!! He has a big ole' head and seemed to have a very sweet disposition. I wanted him so bad. :evil:
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    Hello, Clarice

    :evil:
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    Awake

    Anyone seen the commercials for this? It premieres Thursday at 10 on NBC but you can watch the first episode here. It's sort of a cop drama with a twist. The main character is in a car accident with his wife and son and lives in parallel realities. In one, his wife is alive but when he goes...
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    Dyson Animal

    Does anyone have the DC41? Do you love it? I've been wanting a Dyson for ages and Target has a great deal on them starting tomorrow (but don't go get one because I WANT ONE! :lmao:). Our pets shed like they're getting paid for it and our current vacuum cleaner is always getting clogged.
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    Guinea Pigs and Fleece Bedding

    We're thinking about getting a guinea pig (maybe two?) for the young'n so I'm researching the heck out of it before we make a decision. I've come across the concept of layering fleece over towels in lieu of the traditional shavings for bedding. Do any of you have experience with this? Also...
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    Downton Abbey

    Has anyone watched this? I decided to check it out after seeing it on the Golden Globes nominations list. It takes place in England (the first episode is set in April 1912, although time sometimes passes rapidly) in a fictional estate called Downton Abbey and is sort of about the trials and...
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    It's that time again!

    I have a $25 Amazon credit and need some book recommendations! I haven't read anything good since The Hunger Games a couple months ago so I'm overdue for a good read. Amazon's recommendations for me are kind of annoying so that's not helping at all.
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    Rental Income and State Taxes

    Here's the situation: We own a house in NC that we rent out. We do not turn a profit at this time, if that's relevant. It's a modestly sized home in the south so we're not talking ridiculous sums of money here. Right now we live in MD (and have for all of 2011) and have no plans to return to...
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    Hair Salon

    I'm one of those people who is comforted by a sleek, modern, CLEAN salon with well-groomed employees. Obviously good stylists are also a must-have. Where should I go in St Mary's? I've only had my hair cut once since moving here and it's in dire need. The girl who did my hair was nice enough...
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