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Display Name: joellemarie
Member Since: 11/5/09

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You are so right.... I did not even think about wind and my little thin plants seem to not be pleased with the windy days we've had here in Atlanta.


Small Space Gardening: Tips for a Successful Container Transplant
10/11/13 12:15 AM

I had not heard of this tip before, thank you! I'm going to give it a try!


Small Space Gardening: Tips for a Successful Container Transplant
10/9/13 09:05 PM

Thanks, I'll definitely check it out! I did actually do a little bit of legwork before choosing these seeds and made sure that I'd be able to get a yield before frost. For some reason the changes to my bio aren't updating, but I'm in Atlanta and not in NYC.


Small Space Gardening: Tips for a Successful Container Transplant
10/9/13 09:03 PM

This post is not a joke, I'm in Atlanta, growing zone 7b.


Small Space Gardening: Tips for a Successful Container Transplant
10/9/13 09:02 PM

Thanks for the advice although I'm not the one in Cabbage Town. Fun stuff - multiple relocations to ATL!


Small Space Gardening: 5 Tips for Starting a Balcony Container Garden
9/14/13 09:59 PM

Thank you for the helpful tips! I'm hoping to corral a ride to the nursery soon in order to pick up the gravel... it's definitely not something I want to carry on foot!


Small Space Gardening: 5 Tips for Starting a Balcony Container Garden
9/12/13 08:15 AM

Just spotted my first sprouts yesterday, I'm so excited!


Small Space Gardening: 5 Tips for Starting a Balcony Container Garden
9/12/13 08:14 AM

I'd love to do a spring piece as there are some gorgeous flowers that need me to hold off till then!


Small Space Gardening: 5 Tips for Starting a Balcony Container Garden
9/12/13 08:13 AM

I just moved in which is why I'm starting it now. I'm located in growing zone 7b which means that I can grow practically year round. The selection of seeds I'm working with were chosen with some local help as they would yield a harvest this autumn before it's winter.


Small Space Gardening: 5 Tips for Starting a Balcony Container Garden
9/12/13 08:13 AM

Thanks for these recos! Have any for transit accessible coffee? I'm dying to pick up some decent beans and am car-less in Midtown.


Building Community: 5 Great Ways to
Meet Your Neighbors

8/29/13 08:40 AM

I'll check it out for sure! I've been doing my best to weed out the events that seem to be excuses for the hosts to expand their dating pool. Why is it so weird to want to meet people to make friends and not to date them? I'm not very athletic but I do like food, so exploring random restaurants does sound like a plan.


Building Community: 5 Great Ways to
Meet Your Neighbors

8/29/13 08:39 AM

and there is so much chatter... ordering a coffee, grocery shopping... it's not wonder the queues are so long for a smoothie or latte! I'm just not a big soda drinker. I do love seltzer though.


Building Community: 5 Great Ways to
Meet Your Neighbors

8/29/13 08:37 AM

Thanks. The thing I seem to run into more is being child-free and not single. I'm not single and am happily partnered but quite content being child-free. The amount of times I've been asked about whether or not I have kids by new people I've met here is really high... which seems so striking coming from NYC where it's very common people have not yet started families at 33. There seems to be a dearth of ways to socialise that are not about being single or are for singles (I don't want a relationship, already have one, thanks) or revolve around kids or religion. I will look into volunteering, I have not had much luck though with trying to find avenues here that aren't religious.


Building Community: 5 Great Ways to
Meet Your Neighbors

8/29/13 08:34 AM

Thanks! I'm in Midtown and without a car which really does limit a huge amount of fun things that happen on Meetup. I'm hoping to make more friends in the neighbourhood so that I won't have to rent a car in order to be social!


Building Community: 5 Great Ways to
Meet Your Neighbors

8/28/13 04:08 PM

Thanks for the tip on Game Night! I won't be able to make it tonight, but I do love games of all sorts. Sadly though I don't have a car (nor am I on Facebook- actually I'm not sad about not being on Facebook) so hopefully there will be a Marta-Accessible Game Night in the future.


Building Community: 5 Great Ways to
Meet Your Neighbors

8/28/13 04:06 PM

I'm not going to lie...it's going to be almost impossible. NYC is one of those markets that even when you're willing to pay $2500 for 600 square feet you are still in fierce competition for every space you see and there are scammers galore. Renting an apartment unseens is really not an option for NYC unless it's in a new rental high-rise (even then make sure it really does exist). It's just not how that market works. I'm sure that's not what you're intending to do, just wanted to add on another warning about just how terrible getting an apartment is in this city.

I second having everything in order, including a recent copy of your credit report, and having it on hand as apartments come and go in the blink of an eye. Also be prepared to shell out a lot to even get to sign a lease, think a baby down payment. My last place I had to pay just under $15,000 cash between first and last month + security deposit + broker's fees and this was 4 years ago and the place was under $2000 a month!

I had looked into relocating to Chicago from NYC for work a few years back and was amazed at what my $$$ could buy. You guys have it sooo nice! Welcome to NYC, one of the greatest cities on Earth, just brace yourself for this being the place where one pays $3000 to live in 300 square feet in a run down 5th floor walkup on the Lower East Side. I lived there when it was $1350 and when they raised the rent (I was subletting) to $3000 I decided enough was enough and moved to the much more affordable (relatively speaking), Upper East Side.


Finding a New Home From a Different City
8/15/13 08:06 PM

Thanks, guidepooch... I'll have to try the "search nearby" it's a great tip! It's so difficult leaving behind a city that I love with a lifestyle that I love. Been spending many sleepless teary nights lately. A city that's bustling and thriving and dense and awesome, for one that's smaller and much quieter...one of the worries is definitely will I be able to walk to everything I need or get there with a minimum of fuss without a car, so that feature will help!


Saying Goodbye To Your City
8/11/13 11:08 AM

Nice looking backpack, not to pry, but do you happen to know of any backpacks that work well for naturally um well endowed ladies? I've had difficulty finding one that would be comfortable due to awkward straps.


The First Time Luggage Buyer's Guide Apartment Therapy's Annual Guide
7/24/13 04:42 PM

I hope yours holds up better than mine. I found the nylon they used to not be very durable and my Lipault wheeled duffel only made it through a few trips before developing holes which was so sad considering I loved the colour, the weight (or lack of it), and price. If yours is wheeled try to avoid using the wheels and carry it as much as possible outside especially on rough terrain.


The First Time Luggage Buyer's Guide Apartment Therapy's Annual Guide
7/24/13 04:31 PM

I think the issue with the rolling carry-on bags is people buy them as large as they can and then try to fix them where they are too big to fit. As someone who has to travel with technology that can be quite heavy a rolling carry-on bag has been a lifesaver!

I do agree about the whole bringing everything and the kitchen sink along on a trip as it seems odd if one isn't relocating. To each their own though, I just wish people displayed more etiquette and didn't try to bring everything with them and then take up the space that two or three bags could have fit in.


The First Time Luggage Buyer's Guide Apartment Therapy's Annual Guide
7/24/13 03:51 PM