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by Mandyz
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Eco deoderant
Replies: 42
Views: 11867

crystal

i use a "crystal" deodorant and have for years with good results. of corse, every now and then on a particularly sweaty day I may smell a little, but would with chemical deodarant too (i know from past experience). the crystal is actually a mineral - not just some stone that magically keeps smell aw...
by Mandyz
Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Green Twins
Replies: 39
Views: 3004

Nicknames

I've been Mandy Moon and then Mandyz Moon (the zed is silent) for years - to the point that many friends actually thought my last name was Moon.

My daughter was nicknamed (by friends) Babyz Moonbeam before she was born and named.
by Mandyz
Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: The 'No Toys From China' birthday present challenge!
Replies: 20
Views: 7142

Thanks for the suggestions and links! I'll be bookmarking those and using them as inspiration when shopping around here for my new babe. I instituted a plastic- and battery-free rule for Abigail's gifts, which was mostly respected by gift givers so far. She received many fabulous organic cotton toys...
by Mandyz
Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: wool wraps/soakers/longies - pattern required
Replies: 5
Views: 1792

There is also a great yahoo group that discusses wool soakers and has many links, patterns, and files for members. (wool_soaker_group)

http://fullvid.com/wool/WSLinks.html is another useful link
by Mandyz
Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: The Selfsufficientish Bible coming to a bookshop near you
Replies: 101
Views: 34005

congrats

Just popping in again to share a hearty congratulations on the publishing of your new book and the recent media attention.
That's great!!!!
by Mandyz
Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Taboo
Replies: 38
Views: 6801

I'm in agreement that clothes are not intrinsically a Green issue. Neither are they wholly about image - although they can be used that way. They are very practical. As stated, they keep you from sunburns and sticking to furniture in the summer, keep you warm in winter, but also keep you from washin...
by Mandyz
Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Oh I am so insulted, you are so rude!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 6628

I'm inclined to want to shake Fenwoman's hand since we think alike. And I'm under 30. I'm inclined to be honest, but I also listen to the opinions of others. I don't think it has to do with age, but certainly with attitutudes - specifically self-centered attitudes. When the reader/listener only hear...
by Mandyz
Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I'm a Horrid SSish'er
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

OMG - Andy has a new profile pic!
Didn't recognize you.
by Mandyz
Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: eco menstrual stuff
Replies: 97
Views: 25208

sorry I missed this discussion

In Canada we have two options - the Diva Cup and the Keeper. Diva Cup is medical grade silicone. This is what I have used for years. Soon, however, I'll have to "upgrade" to the second size after I give birth. (Hmm. I guess I should look into that soon.) The Diva Cup company actually takes back the ...
by Mandyz
Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I'm a Horrid SSish'er
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

I'm a Horrid SSish'er

I know. I'm terrible. I keep disappearing. (Who is this non-Margo person writing? you ask) It was another scorching waterless summer of disappointing gardening for me. I've resolved that next year I'm sticking to herbs. They grow fine on the slope. Veggies and so forth on the other hand are a waste ...
by Mandyz
Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: need an easy way to make a greenhouse/shed
Replies: 38
Views: 15232

photos

Christine, if you're looking to upload photos, there are many websites that allow you to do this for free. Photobucket is one example I am familiar with - but there are many similar sites. If you use these sites, it is very easy to show the pictures here in a bulletin board. Photobucket in particula...
by Mandyz
Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:03 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Evening All...
Replies: 14
Views: 2924

Welcome, I'm certain you'll enjoy it here! I've learned so much from these folks. And they're great listeners too!
by Mandyz
Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to
Replies: 695
Views: 122521

Let's see... Did a good digging on the beds - adding plenty of compost. Moved all the herbs to the one bed around the old tree - where veggies were not growing well but herbs seem to do fine. Planted kohl rabi, broccoli (started earlier inhouse), swiss chard, peas, carrots, lettuces, spinach. Got st...
by Mandyz
Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello, Hello from the edge of the world!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 5258

Welcome Cornelian,

you describe a lovely home.
by Mandyz
Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Compost tea...
Replies: 1
Views: 909

I've not heard of any of those necessities for compost tea. From what I've learned, it can be as simple as water run-off from your bin (if it is an enclosed bin with holes on the bottom) or water that purposefully had compost soaked in it. I find the excess water that sometimes gather from my vermic...