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    Are you dressing up for Halloween?

    Halloween is my favorite holiday, by far. I don't think I'll ever outgrow the dressing up thing. I still haven't decided what I'm going to go as yet though. For those of you who are dressing up this year, what are you going to be?
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    Who has them? What do you have and where? What made you decide to get that particular tattoo? Are you glad you got it? Or do you regret it? I ask because I'm getting ready to get my first tattoo and just want to make sure I'm doing something I won't regret in a couple of years. I've thought...
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    Homemade Christmas gifts for men?

    I usually like most of the gifts I give for holidays to be homemade. Making gifts for women is easy. Bath and body stuff is always good, as well as knit scarves, stationery, candles, etc. But I always have a hard time with gifts for men. I've given more "manly" scented soap/candle items, but...
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    Oils for the skin

    I spent the entire day by the pool and now i've official recieved my first sunburn of the summer. What essential oils are good for soothing my sun burnt skin?
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    I'm sun burnt!!

    Anyone have a good recipe for a soothing after sun lotion? Or an oil blend i could spritz on to help cool the burn? ANYTHING!! PLEASE!!! I'M IN PAIN!!!
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    Favorite links

    I don't know about you, but I spend a lot of time online during the day. I've got quite a collection of bookmarks going of sites I love. I thought maybe we could post some of our favrite sites and online time-wasters.
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    Can you tell I am having trouble sleeping?

    I've totally been dominating the forum. Where is everyone else tonight?
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    So we've got the list of pet peeves going. . . .

    Why not make a list of things that make us happy? Sometimes I need a little reminder of the things that can bring a smile to my face. I like: Cars with heated seats Grilled cheese sandwiches Laughing so hard I cry Comfort food Wine and cheese
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    What is your inspiration?

    When it comes to being artsy and crafty, what inspires you? For me it can be a number of things - a song, an event, a dream, a book, a feeling, experiencing others art, etc.
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    Mural ideas

    My friend wants me to help her paint a mural for her sons room. He's 5. He's a normal boy - into animals, super heros, sports, etc. She doesn't really have anything in mind so far and says she's hoping that i can come up with something. Help me come up with some ideas!!
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    Buying a digital camera

    I'm finally going to do it: I'm buying a digital camera. So now the big question, what kind should i buy? Any suggestions? I don't even know what to look for. Tips please!!
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    Indestructible dog toys?

    I recently got a puppy. She's loves to chew - so I bought her a few chew toys. In a matter of hours she had them all torn to shreds. At about $5-6 a toy, I can't afford to keep buying her new ones. I decided it would be so easy to just make some myself, but she destroys them even faster than the...
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    Over the past week or two I've had horrible insomnia. It's a combination of work/boy/friend/family stress that keeps my mind going all night. I've tried using EOs, tea, melatonin, etc. What else can i try? What methods do you use when you can fall asleep?
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    Under eye circles

    What do you use (either homemade remedies or store bought products) to help reduce dark under eye circles?
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    Lip stain recipe

    2 Tablespoons almond oil 1 Tablespoon grated beeswax 1/8 to 1 teaspoon beet juice or beetroot powder Mix together the oil and wax and heat gently to melt the wax. The mixture may be heated in the microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes or on the stove top using a double boiler or water bath...
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    I've heard from a few sources that using mayonaise on the hair is good for it. ANyone actually tried this? And while I'm on the subject, anyone got any other awesome hair tricks i can use? I've been dying my hair a lot over the past few years and trying to take care of it the best I can.
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    Homemade conditioner

    Any body make this? I've never come accross any recipes for it. Just wondering if it's something I can pull off.
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    Happy Valentines Day!!

    Hope everyone is having a good Valentines Day. Anyone doing anything special?
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    Skirt making

    I saw a girl today wearing a skirt that looked like it was made out of a super hero pattern pillow case. It was actually pretty cute. It gave me an idea though - i love wearing skirts and i decided on the way home today I'm going to stop and buy a bunch of fun fabric and make a bunch of skirts...
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    Freedom writers

    Anyone else seen this movie yet? I just saw it and REALLY liked it. I was just interested in hearing what others thought of it. If you haven't seen it, I recommend that you do.