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That nail-head spacer will come in very handy; must find one of them!


8 Tools That'll Change The Way You DIY
7/30/14 12:51 PM

Thanks for providing that; very interesting podcast!


Weird Decor: What Are Death Masks?
7/29/14 04:14 PM

It definitely does get hard when it's not a friend you can rely on to safely not hit on you.


Run, Don't Walk: Worst Roommate Ever Stories
7/28/14 02:10 PM

This is priceless! While all the little quirks are intriguing to me, I'm sure you could do without a couple of them!


What Are Your Home's Most Unusual Quirks?
7/28/14 01:41 PM

I agree! I love doing my own baked goods, but I'm a stickler for "perfection" in how they turn out. But I have not once wished I didn't throw that party, or had that larger-than-expected group over. Good point! The ends are always wroth the means in this case!


Your Must-Read Advice for Throwing the Best Party Ever Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer
7/28/14 01:09 PM

I usually do a very thorough purge every 3-4 months; I just get an itch! But we just recently moved and donating and trashing items I do not use or can't anymore really is freeing. I can't wait to take my boxes to Goodwill and then once I unpack, possibly take even more!
And! I now have a bigger closet, with less items; perfect for organizing all my craft supplies and not keeping them in a huge bin (can you say toy chest *cough, cough*).


4 Reasons Why Moving is Actually Pretty Awesome
7/28/14 12:59 PM

I like the idea of adding tile into pieces like this.... The imagination is going now!


Before & After: A Simple Side Table Goes Gold & Bold!
7/28/14 12:46 PM

Creating a canvas from a vintage blanket, or one with sentimental value, is a terrific idea!


Large Scale Art: 4 Budget-Friendly Ways to Fill the Whole Wall Apartment Therapy Video Roundup
7/28/14 12:44 PM

I am a meticulous cleaner; the ridges on the baseboard, the crevices where the toilet meets the ground. I'll keep things relatively clean as I go, to avoid a giant weekends cleaning extravaganza situation.
My partner is a very put-things-right-back after using them, but when it comes to cleaning he claims he cleans the cabinets, then I walk in the kitchen and there is still crumbs or spots; so irritating! But I think he's learning just spraying a cleaner and drying it off isn't how to clean. Ha!


7 Ways You’re Making House Cleaning Harder Than It Has To Be
7/28/14 12:41 PM

Go through every room and mark problems; holes in walls, nails left, cracks, extremely dirty, flaking paint or chipped baseboards, rotting door bottoms, poorly sliding windows and everything you can. Because when the time comes to move out you don't want to be responsible for the previous tenants issues.

My last two landlords are okay with not doing the list, but I made one anyway and gave them a copy because I will not be responsible for the last person's carelessness.


What's Been Your Biggest Rental Regret?
7/28/14 12:35 PM

I absolutely love the color in the simple gallery wall above the couch. The way the brown is through-out compliments the small, yet bold, pops of color so well!


Aileen's Light & Bright DIY Decor House Call
7/28/14 12:22 PM

Wow. I did not expect the After to be so awe-some! I was shocked! This bold blue is brilliant!


Before & After: A Breakfast Nook Gets a Bold Blue Look Under $600 Professional Project
7/28/14 12:20 PM

I usually like to offer our bed when my parents come from out of state, but they rarely take it. They always bring their reliable air mattress (which I think my partner and I need to invest in). We recently have a futon that we use as a couch and that offers a great space to sleep for one person, or two people pretty close; ha!

I always give my guest the extra key so they can lock up after I've left for work. Because my partner doesn't eat meat and I rarely have it at home, when my parents come into town we always buy dinner prep they'll enjoy. And when we can't get that accomplished, we always have their favorite drinks and snacks at least; my mom always has cold Arizona tea and we get my dad his favorite beer of the moment. Simple, yet makes you feel welcome.


6 Sure-Fire Ways to Make Overnight Guests Feel at Home
7/25/14 01:08 PM

At minimum wage, I lived with 3 others in a two bedroom in Southern California. I have had friends who have squished 7 people into a two bedroom by putting 2 in each room, one in a large closet (which he claimed was larger than the last room he rented) and one in the living room.
Financially, I had to be conscious of my spending on food mainly. When my hours would drop to very low (I was making full time hours being part-time) around 12-20 hours/week, I would eat a lot of rice and I would get the frozen veggies on sale and stock up. It definitely is frustrating.

When I moved from AZ to CA, it was CRAZY to me because the waiters/waitress' get paid minimum wage in CA; while in AZ they make server wage which is usually between $3-$4.50 an hour and they live on tips. I mean, I know it's cheaper to live in AZ, but that to me is ridiculous. And! It makes it really hard for me to want to tip here (CA), no matter how good the service, because they don't have to live on their tips; they make minimum wage and my one friend is union! (Of course I still tip, but living on minimum wage myself, it's hard to part with that hard earned money sometimes knowing what my AZ friends go through...)


Budget Living: Living On Minimum Wage
7/25/14 10:53 AM

At first I thought "spite" was a type of home! Thankfully it's Friday huh?! But those are funny stories; now anytime I see a skinny house I will think why it was built!


Spite Houses Are Exactly What They Sound Like
7/25/14 10:44 AM

There are multiple documentaries and shows featuring the Salton Sea and they are amazing to watch and very informative.


The Boom and Bust of Bombay Beach
7/24/14 06:07 PM

If I'm leaving for a long amount of time, long enough the place is dusty/musty, then I will clean before I leave and purge the fridge so I don't come home to a moldy mess.
If it is just for a weekend, then I don't worry too much because it doesn't feel like I've been gone that long anyway.


Easing Back In: Reconnecting to Your Home After You've Been Away
7/22/14 01:06 PM

My partner and I have implemented only having 4 plates, 6 cups and 4 bowls. We tried to do just two of everything, but that was really tedious upkeep and extremely annoying. It's a nice way of keeping what you have minimal, and only what you use. But I do like the idea to keep the other half of the plates, to rotate in after a month.


One Simple, Smart Idea: Rotate Your Everyday Household Items
7/22/14 12:53 PM

I have never thought about double sided tape... That is such an easy way to change the decor every so often without a lot of money or work!


3 Ways to Spruce Up a Boring Rental Apartment Therapy Video Roundup
7/21/14 01:03 PM

I thought I'd hate limiting ourselves to 4 plates and 4 bowls, but I think it's the best thing we've done! In order toe at we always have to have the dishes done and after a rough month of washing dishes in order to cook dinner, my partner and I figured out the "right way" real quick!


Our Best Tips for Life Without a Dishwasher
7/17/14 11:15 AM