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Offline LittleMissSarcasm

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Re: Buy or DIY
« Reply #90 on: January 28, 2014, 10:13:23 PM »
Buy! But when I get to London I'm going to buy a Nespresso machine :)

Holiday decor?
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Re: Buy or DIY
« Reply #91 on: January 28, 2014, 10:17:51 PM »
Ahh the Nescafe Dolce Gusto (Melody III) is on my wishlist. It's the closest I've spotted to a Keurig (in terms of choice) and even has iced tea!

And buy...I'm pretty sure the last homemade holiday decorations I made were in elementary school!

World cuisine (ie Chinese, Indian, Mexican)

(edited to clarify it's a nescafe machine)

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Re: Buy or DIY
« Reply #92 on: January 29, 2014, 01:54:13 AM »
Both. We enjoy cooking a lot of Indian and Mexican dishes, plus some from other cultures. We also enjoy going out for Indian, Japanese, Thai, Greek, Mexican etc. We enjoy trying new recipes, but also love it when someone cooks for us, when it is more authentic.

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Re: Buy or DIY
« Reply #93 on: February 11, 2014, 06:49:00 PM »
DIY! I've perfected my Pumpkin Latte and my Mocha is to die for.  I can also do a regular old knock-your-socks-off Cappuccino.  I'm famous for it among my friends ;) Can't wait to get a better machine after the move, though.

Hot Tea? [that is, pre-done bags or loose leaf make-your-own-concoction]
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Re: Buy or DIY
« Reply #94 on: February 11, 2014, 09:38:12 PM »
Pre-done bags. I have so many kinds I can't keep track of them all, but keep the fave few at the front of the cabinet.

Valentine treats
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Re: Buy or DIY
« Reply #95 on: February 12, 2014, 05:35:46 AM »
Bookshelves?

OOps! I missed this!
Both?  I like to buy shelves then configure them creatively on the wall.

Garden Soil, fertilizer?
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Re: Buy or DIY
« Reply #96 on: March 15, 2014, 03:52:24 PM »
Buy! Totally! :)

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Re: Buy or DIY
« Reply #97 on: March 16, 2014, 04:48:37 AM »
Pre-done bags. I have so many kinds I can't keep track of them all, but keep the fave few at the front of the cabinet.

Valentine treats

^^^I do this too. We have an entire cabinet devoted to coffee and tea.
I make all baked goods from scratch, as my little daughter has a dairy allergy and we both have Celiac.

Buy! Totally! :)

Cookies/Cakes

[doing this one too as I totally missed/screwed up the order. Sorry guys!]

I bake [see explanation above] usually, however I stink at gluten-free cake, so I will buy one at almost any expense.  I like to decorate them, though, and I make awesome icing, so I'm always looking for them un-iced.

With St. Patty's day coming up, this is on my mind and I REALLY wanna learn how to make it: Corned Beef?
4 December 2005--Met in ATL, Moved in together in May
July 2006--First visit to the UK, met his Mum
Feb 2007--Eloped and told everyone we were engaged ;)
May 2007--Wedding, Part 1 in Pine Mountain, GA; June-Sept '07--Honeymoon!; then Sept 2007--Wedding, Part 2 in Scarborough, UK
Oct 2007--Moved to Iowa, Had 1st Daughter a year later!
April 2009--3rd Visit to the UK, had 2nd Daughter a year later!
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Re: Buy or DIY
« Reply #98 on: June 22, 2014, 11:35:22 PM »
Buy. I buy tinned corned beef to use in recipes. I've never thought about learning to make it.

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Re: Buy or DIY
« Reply #99 on: October 10, 2014, 05:20:43 PM »
Buy! Love Green & Blacks Organic ice cream. It's a real treat ;)

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Re: Buy or DIY
« Reply #100 on: October 10, 2014, 11:52:24 PM »
Mostly DIY because it is so much cheaper. When I want to treat myself I go to Starbucks or one of the local coffee shops for something special. I never get Americano or whatever their version of regular coffee is, because it is usually stronger than I want.

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“It's practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry.” Joe Moore

“We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
― Dr. Seuss