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Salads. They are always overpriced, and never as good as what I can make at home.


The Dishes I Never Order Out Because They're Better at Home
4/14/14 02:11 PM

My husband meticulously measured the back of his car to make sure that our chest freezer would fit on the way home from the store.

However, he didn't take into account that the space wasn't perfectly square... womp womp womp - we had to take it back to the store to be held until our dear friend could come help us move it.


Reader Regrets: An IKEA Oops
4/7/14 02:29 PM

Love this. Now if only they could come up with cheap options for those of us with King sized beds.


DIY Project Idea: Create a Queen-Size Headboard for $45
4/3/14 11:47 AM

Moving your furniture away from the walls will up the "coziness" factor. They are too far apart now to have a comfortable conversation.

Partly you have to decide how this space will be used. Is it a place you hang out to read books? Is it a space where you sit with your housemates and talk about the day? Those factors will help shape the space.

Your pieces are great - don't forget to add layers, you need some art on the walls.


How To Set Up More Clearly-Defined Areas in Living Room? Good Questions
3/13/14 09:40 AM

Can we get a wider view of the space? Is the fire place centered in the room? As a general rule, I would play with levels - and maybe get a big plant for texture. Don't feel the need to fill every little nook and cranny though - sometimes space speaks for itself.


What To Do With Bare Wall Next to TV? Good Questions
3/11/14 08:49 AM

I literally love every single thing about this apartment!


Megan's Mid-C + Modern Mix in Denver House Tour
2/20/14 02:18 PM

Found the prints! http://theoldtry.com/


The Cure Email Inbox: Reader Before & After Projects from the January Cure
1/29/14 02:36 PM

As a fellow Tar Heel Alum, I'd love to know where she got the Hark the Sound print from the main picture. Anyone know?


The Cure Email Inbox: Reader Before & After Projects from the January Cure
1/29/14 02:28 PM

I think you should put the tv on the wall where the wicker love seat is - add narrow entertainment center, rotate the couch 90 degrees, back facing the door in line with the window. Create a landing strip on the wall where the tv is currently located, either floating shelves, or a narrow table. I'd ditch the love seat in this room, as it doesn't quite fit. Decide if the kids table needs to stay here.

Add an area rug to create a space with the TV and couch, maybe add a chair to the mix if you need more seating. Definitely more art on the walls. I would also beef up the lamps, they seem small in comparison to furniture.


Furniture & Decor Ideas for My Living Room? Good Questions
1/23/14 01:36 PM

I am sadly behind on the cure. But I think I'm going to make my kitchen the project I tackle. It definitely needs a new organization paradigm, and I need to come up with a better way of keeping it clean. The laundry area is also an extension of the kitchen, which is a major portion of my list I started in the beginning. So I think this is a good place to start.


Weekend Chores: Flowers, Kitchen Organizing & Cleaning, Make a Meal January Cure: Assignment # 7
1/10/14 09:46 AM

I have one of these in my closet, I keep the things I'm not so sure about in there, if I don't grab it to wear it within a month of putting it in there - it goes to the donation pile. I should start using it though for kitchen gadgets and other things around the house.

My husband LOVES to buy kitchen gadgets, and I've told him that he has to use them at least once every six months in order to keep it - damn if he doesn't do it just to keep them. I should change it to every 3 months and see if that changes anything - at least then we would be using it more often.


A Simple Step to Success: Set Up an Outbox January Cure: Assignment #4
1/7/14 09:19 AM

First take EVERYTHING out. Then see what you have. I noticed you aren't really using the wall space - you could hang a shoe organizer there to house the small stuff or cleaning supplies that are cluttering up the shelves, or you could hang hooks for other vertical storage.

I would also organize stuff by category. I notice cat littler and food, you could have a pet area, and then cleaning supplies, rags, whatever the case may be - but group them so it is easier to find.

Also, those cat litter bins make the best cleaning supply catch all bins. I have one under my sink in the kitchen and one under the sink in the bathroom - that way I don't have to go running around the house each time I need windex.


Struggling with Organization of Roomy Closet w/ Water Heater Good Questions
1/6/14 08:54 AM

I am working late tonight, so I mentally walked through my apartment and tried to write a few things down for each room. I did get a fair amount of things done around the house during the holidays, despite my busy schedule, so I'm hoping that now things are settling down I can actually tackle a good bit of my list.


The First Step: Create a Project List The January Cure: Assignment #1
1/2/14 12:22 PM

Take down the blinds and store them under the couch - replace with a black out roman shade - will help with the cold windows, and extra bonus if you like to nap on the couch.


Curtain Suggestions for Chilly, Awkward Window Over Sofa? Good Questions
12/17/13 09:05 AM

I would float the love seat with the back to the kitchen area, tv & stand on opposite wall. Get some slipper chairs or something similar to balance it out. Put the computer desk on the bedroom wall.


Where to Put Furniture in Living Room with Only Two Walls? Good Questions
12/3/13 09:28 AM

I don't do this, but a friend of mine has her gifts shipped to her mothers house from online - but uses a special name to let her parents know that they shouldn't open the box. Then when she gets there for the holidays she wraps all the gifts.


Gift Giving Etiquette: Do You Ship Directly to the Recipient When Shopping Online?
11/27/13 10:46 AM

jasonpolk that is genius! Then you could get a custom sized foam topper. Basically it is a tiny king sized bed!


Where Can I Find a Bed that is Shorter than 6 Feet? Good Questions
11/27/13 10:41 AM

If you think a double sink is unnecessary - you've never tried brushing your teeth at the same time. A double sink is definitely on my list of must haves for our next place.


Built for Two: Inspiration for Bathrooms with Double Sinks
11/26/13 04:21 PM

It looks similarly sized to the Ikea Expidit 2x4. You could paint/stain to a desired effect and add glass doors and marble or faux marble top.


Source for Industrial-Style Cabinet from India? Good Questions
11/18/13 09:02 AM