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Display Name: trishwah42
Member Since: 2/18/14

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My cats stopped eating my plants when I started feeding them their own "salad": baby spinach and spring greens finely chopped.

My Cats Are Eating My Succulents! Help? Good Questions
7/28/14 02:16 PM

I carry my leftovers in plastic but warm them up on a ceramic plate or in an oversized ceramic mug that I keep at work. I aslo don't like the extra weight on my commute.

What's the Best Container for Bringing My Lunch to Work? Good Questions
7/11/14 03:41 PM

I long to change our pedestal sink for a "Euro" vanity like:

Rental Woes: Why I Hate Pedestal Sinks
7/10/14 03:42 PM

A nice dense curtain will do the trick. If you still find the noise under the door to be a problem, I'd try a draft dodger.

Sound and Light Barrier For Bedroom's French Doors? Good Questions
6/9/14 08:24 AM

I like everything about it but the counter. I think I would have looked into counter refinishers for that.

Kitchen Before & After: From Blah Brown to Gray and White For $700 Kitchen Remodel
6/6/14 09:14 AM

I guess a folding minicrib is OK. We had non-folding mini-cribs for both our kids and liked that they converted to twin bedframes.

Making Space: Items for a Teeny Tiny Nursery
5/23/14 02:15 PM

The Spring and Fall consignment sales can also be a good source, but you do have to be more forward thinking and organized to pull it off.

Real Life On A Budget: Christine's Money Saving Tips & Ideas for Buying Children's Clothing
5/20/14 03:14 PM

We have an old (c. 1900) house and not all of our bedrooms have proper closets. We have wardrobes (the kind with drawers on one side and a hanging area on the other) in each of the kids rooms and they are perfect. Any more clothes than that in any given season and the kids wouldn't wear much of it. Both of ours are antique. I paid $75 for one at an architectural salvage store and the other was free from a neighbor that was unloading some furniture after her mom passed.

Overcrowded Closet? 10 Modern Wardrobes and Armoires to Tame Fashion Shopping Guide
5/12/14 08:36 AM

I have a cabinet pull out like this: and love it.

Where Do You Hide the Trash Can In Your Kitchen? Good Questions
5/7/14 09:46 AM

You might be sick of plain eggs, but what about frittata without the cheese? You can load it up with veggies and breakfast meats (pre-cooked chunks of sausage or bits of bacon).

I ate a lot of oatmeal when I was nursing.

Dairy-Free, Soy-Free Breakfast Ideas for a Breastfeeding Mom? Good Questions
5/2/14 02:32 PM

Even my kids love dill on carrots. We steam them, then return the carrots to the warm pot with a bit of butter (just enough to make the dill stick to the carrots) and toss. The dill seems to bring out the sweetness in the carrots.

I've also had restaurant-made chicken salad loaded with dill that I loved.

What Are Your Best Recipes for Turning a Dill Hater into a Dill Lover? Good Questions
5/2/14 09:33 AM

Due to PA's ridiculous liquor licensing laws, you'll be missing out on what used to be my favorite thing about Trader Joe's: the wines. (not sure you can take those over the border anyway.

My favs
* creamed honey
* low fat brownie mix
* coffee
* chocolate, particularly the PB cups and the dark chocolate covered cherries
* nut butters (almond, PB)
* jams/preserves (raspberry - yum)

There are many other things I love at TJ's but those are my favs that will travel well.

What Are Your Favorite Trader Joe's Products? Good Questions
5/1/14 03:15 PM

My 4.5 yo has a twin bed (frame converted from a mini-crib) and my 2.5 yo is still in his mini-crib but we'll soon be converting that to a twin as well. We went for the mini-cribs because the convert to twins.

My 4.5 yo does have space in his room for a double (though that would kill the play space), but the 2.5 yo's room won't fit anything bigger than a twin. We actually have a double frame (it was my grandmother's) and a double mattress ( which we have in a sorta murphy bed setup), but at this age, our kids don't need that much space to sleep.

Tell Us: Do Your Kids Have Twin or Double Beds?
5/1/14 11:40 AM

I ran around in the 80s without a lot of supervision. I have 2 preschoolers that are too young to be unattended.

When they get older, I'm less afraid of random kidnappers than I am of someone reporting me to child protective services. As a culture, there is much less tolerance for unattended children.

A Wearable Phone So Your Kids Can Play Outside Design News
4/30/14 08:40 AM

I agree with Tracyandrook and others who think you should respect the traditional architecture of the home you chose.

To Paint or Not To Paint Our Abundance of Wood Trim? Good Questions
4/22/14 08:29 AM

Agree with DavidAlex.

Before & After: A Vintage Victorian Entry Update
4/17/14 11:18 AM

We're going to have to get a copy for our "Godzilla baby." He's made a career out of leveling my older child's lego creations. (Older child has been reminded to put said Legos on a table or behind closed doors.)

Here Comes Destructosaurus! by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Jeremy Tankard Children's Book Review
4/14/14 12:48 PM

A suggestion of the window/privacy issue - window film. We did it in the bathroom of our 1910 house and it's perfect.

Before & After: A Vintage Bathroom Gets a Charming New Look
4/14/14 12:34 PM

I'd add to the list:
* Trips to Costco - It's perfect for loading up with cereal, pasta, paper products and other dry goods.
* Family roadtrips

In Praise of IKEA's FRAKTA Bag
4/8/14 09:50 AM

I like #1.

What's Your Favorite Layout for House We're Building? Good Questions
3/26/14 08:54 AM