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Okay domestic women...

I found a solution the question I posed about how to get the smokey smell out of house that has been smoked in.

Paint stores sell packets of smelly good stuff that goes into the paint and releases smells like lavender etc. as it dries.

Hurrah for that. Thank you HGTV.

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Two questions for all you domestic divas:

I'm about to move into a house (my mother in law is letting us have it) where people have smoked inside for awhile. HOw the crap do you get that smell out of the walls and air ventilation?

How do you get those lovely tomato stains out of tupperware?


Soup Suggestions?

I made some chicken noodle soup last night from scratch and it seems to be missing something. I made it because my hubby's out of town and he gets back tonight, so he will have a nice dinner even if he gets in late.

I have already put oregano, thyme, pepper, salt, garlic, and a little bit of chicken bouillon for spices. The soup consists of chicken, noodles, carrots, and peas. Celery would have been nice, but unfortunately I don't drive and hubby is away so I'm stuck with this stuff!

Any ideas on other spices that I could put in it? I hate bland food!

Thanks in advance!!
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I got a new fridge and stove recently and I thought I'd share because I LOVE them! I knew you would appreciate them.

The fridge is a Maytag bottom freezer. It has a bottom door with a big basket drawer in it. It's amazing the amount of stuff you can fit into it! It's also really nice to be able to see all of the veggies and fruit in the drawers of the fridge since they're almost eye level.

The stove is a Frigidaire (I know, the brands don't match) and it's a flat cooktop. It's great because it has the expandable burner and is much easier to clean. At first I was so scared to scrub too hard thinking I would scratch it, but it's tough! The ceramic stove cleaner helps too.

I'd recommend them both!

On with the pictures.....
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I've just about washed my comforter into oblivion and it's time for a new one. However, I'm looking for something a bit different this time. I tend to go from hot to cold and back again in the night, but mostly I'm warm. I'd like something that can be multiseasonal, so that I can keep it year around. It also needs to be easy to clean and nothing that cat hair would forever be stuck to. I'm willing to pay a fair bit of money, but all I've ever had are regular $30 comforters, and I don't know what I'm looking for. So, I'm looking for suggestions...quilts, duvets, blankets....whatever. Give me some suggestions for your favorite blankets/bedding.

Who Knew?

My mom sent this e-mail to me and thought some of you would be interested in the tips! Personally I wouldn't spray it in my hair, but I'm scared like that (too many bad bleach jobs)

Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it when I bathe.)

No more canker sores and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash. (small print says mouth wash and gargle right on the bottle).

2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of "Peroxide" to keep them free of germs.

3. Clean your counters, table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.

4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.

5. I had a fungus on my feet for years - until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.

6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine, but was healed by soaking in peroxide.

8. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will.

9. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture
whenever you have a cold, or plugged sinuses. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes then blow your nose into a tissue.

10. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.

11. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You will not have the peroxide burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages, but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, faddish, or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually so it's not a drastic change.

12. Put half of a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections.

13. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.

14. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors with, and there is no smearing which is why I love it so much for this.
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Not sure if I did this already but here goes
1. Your name:Sulis
2. Your age: 37 this year
3. Who do you reside with?: My boyfriend of 7 years and 2 of my 3 kids
4. Do you enjoy cooking/ baking more?: baking. I love making desserts
5. What is your favorite household job?:organizing things
6. Do you have a husband/ boyfriend/ girlfriend/ wife?:boyfriend
7. Do you own or rent your home/ apartment?:rent
8. What do you like to do in your spare time?:watch movies, visit with friends, travel when i have money
9. Do you enjoy shopping for clothes?: not unless i can find something that looks half way decent on me that I isn't going to break me.
10. What do you hate most about the traditional housewife stereotype? That if you like being one that it makes you less of a person than someone who goes to work at an office. As if the work You do at home caring for a house or children is not nearly as valuable as pushing papers. **can you sense a little bitterness there**


I am kind of depressed about this community lately because it's fairly inactive.

Do any of you have suggestions on what I can do to make it more exciting and get people posting more? Any advice would be appreciated :)

~xxriotgurlxx (The Mod)
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1. Your name: Jenni.
2. Your age: (soon to be) 21
3. Who do you reside with?: My Boyfriend, his mother (we take care of her as she is mentally ill and unable to care for herself), and my boyfriend's 10 yo son on weekends.
4. Do you enjoy cooking/ baking more?: Depends on my mood. I guess baking, though.
5. What is your favorite household job?: Cooking/Baking
6. Do you have a husband/ boyfriend/ girlfriend/ wife?: boyfriend
7. Do you own or rent your home/ apartment?: own
8. What do you like to do in your spare time?: I like to write, mostly, and watch movies.
9. Do you enjoy shopping for clothes?: yes
10. What do you hate most about the traditional housewife stereotype? The submission, and the idea that one cannot think for themselves.

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