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Display Name: imogenesis
Member Since: 9/29/07

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This really is basic first aid and everyone should know how to do this.
The proper first aid for ANY burn is cool, running water for 20 minutes, minimum. Only once you have done this should you consider putting aloe or honey or any other cream or ointment on it. The advice above about thickness of burn is sound. Any thing bigger than about an inch diameter on the hands warrants medical attention, no matter how shallow.
BurnAid or similar are only really intended for use when you don't have access to running water.
Ice can actually make the burn bigger by constricting blood vessels and reducing blood supply around the edges, so you should never put ice on a fresh burn.

Ouch! How Do You Treat a Kitchen Burn?
4/23/14 06:40 AM

I have to agree about the 'state' question. I'm not bothered about being ineligible for the giveaway, but I don't like being forced to answer questions incorrectly! Couldn't you just put an option for 'other'?
Similarly the 'how much do you spend on...' questions - a number of those the answer should have been '$0': I don't have any money to buy new furniture or anything! The way it is, there's no differentiation between people who didn't spend any money on something, and those who actually spend money, but not as much.

Apartment Therapy New York | AT Reader's Survey 2008
3/1/08 03:54 PM

Hot - it's a beautiful, sleek design, IMO. With a mattress just exactly the height of the head & foot boards, and lightweight, neutral linen, I think this would be just gorgeous. I suspect it's also more sturdy than it looks.

Apartment Therapy New York | Hot or Not? The Thin Edge Bed by George Nelson
3/1/08 03:27 PM

I don't own a food processor myself. I do have a blender though, which is really better for smoothies etc, but I do some things in that I would use a food processor for if I had one, and it works pretty well. I also have a little Tupperware 'happy chopper', which I love cos I can chop onions quickly and without tearing up!

My mum has a Cuisinart though. IIRC, she bought it in England in the late 70's or early 80's, and brought it back to Aus when my parents moved back here. She's had to get a couple of new bowls for it - they tend to crack a bit after 10 or 15 years ;) and I'm not sure about how long the blades last. She uses it reasonably often, and it still works great.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Is Cuisinart the Best Food Processor?
2/27/08 11:50 AM

My answer was 'weekly', as that's what I aim for, but if I'm honest it's not unusual for it to push out to two or even sometimes longer. But I really start to notice if it's much more than a week, as I have quite oily skin and hair and it really shows on the pillowcases. I wash the mattress protector usually about fortnightly, and try to let the mattress etc get a bit of sunlight and air when I do that.

We have three sets of sheets, but mostly only use two, alternating between them. It's good because I don't have to worry about getting the sheets dry straight away, so I don't have to use the dryer.

Apartment Therapy New York | AT Survey: Do Clean Sheets Make A Better Night's Sleep?
2/19/08 12:32 PM

Personally, I prefer not to use fabric softener (although I am using a 'green' one at the moment) - extra chemicals plus I read somewhere on AT that it wears out your clothes faster.

Something is good to prevent your jeans completely turning to cardboard if you line dry though! I have used vinegar in the past once or twice but didn't know about using bicarb as well. Sounds like it'll be more eco-friendly and cheaper too. Yet another problem solved by baking soda and vinegar!

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Soften Sheets with Baking Soda
2/14/08 04:46 PM

For my taste, I love the sound of cantabrigian1's suggestion. Super-pale yellow walls, darkdark blue towels & some bright yellow accents - yum :) I would do a white ceiling with that.

And I love your little alcoves in the shower, too. Gorgeous!

BUT - others have raised some valid concerns about yellow (or orange for that matter), especially the issue of potentially looking jaundiced.
Also, I can't really tell how big the room is, but it does look kinda small - yellow will tend to make it feel smaller. If you want to make it feel more open, a pale blue will do that, but personally I think I'd prefer the midnight blue, like you just said, with some yellow for 'pop' :)

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: Paint Color For My Bathroom Walls?
2/12/08 03:53 PM

I've always used a box grater, but I've never owned/used a microplane, so I can't really compare them.

One question I have about zesting lemons though - when I was a kid we usually had home-grown lemons from the neighbours, but recently I have been put off zesting lemons for recepies as all the ones in the shops seem to be waxed - does that make a difference?? Does anyone else think it's a problem?

Apartment Therapy - How Do You Grate a Lemon?
11/10/07 01:39 AM

Firstly - what wende in phoenix said about painting/otherwise treating it. (But if it *is* real wood, I definitely would say not to treat it.)

If you need to brighten it up a bit, I would agree with those who suggested putting a runner, some kind of fabric, or a pretty paper over the main desk part, & over the shelf too if you want. I would probably also put glass over the fabric/paper too. (That will also protect the actual surface from heat damage from your laptop, which I've experienced on desks.) Or covering the back in a similar manner would also look good.

Apartment Therapy - Good Questions: Should I Paint, Tile, or Add Stick-On Veneers to This Desk?
9/30/07 08:36 PM

Took me a while to get to this post!!
Anyway, I answered Espresso machine - my partner and I actually use a small stainless stovetop espresso, but I also have a proper espresso machine which lives at my parents place (no bench space in our rental :( and which I think makes better coffee.

Apartment Therapy - Survey: How Do You Make Your Coffee?
9/29/07 11:28 PM