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Display Name: JuliaL
Member Since: 10/6/07

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I absolutely love this garden and it's dreamy charm.

However, when my dad and I were flipping through the magazine and saw the streams and waterfalls, we both thought "water moccasins!"

Jim Scott's Alabama Wonderland Garden
Southern Living

8/3/10 05:50 PM

I like the "my eyes are up here" comment :-)

Going Greek: Klismos ChairsRetrospect | Apartment Therapy New York
6/24/10 02:17 PM

OMG! This place is amazing... absolutely amazing!

Small Cool 2010: Usheen's Organic Global Little Division #27 | Apartment Therapy New York
4/21/10 05:27 PM

LOVE the picture frame divider! Good job!

Small Cool 2010: David's Tech Filled Texas Studio Teeny Tiny Division #24 | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
4/21/10 05:22 PM

I have a friend who is moving to Atlanta and considering Downtown, midtown, Castelberry, and Cabbage Town. Any advice?

Small Cool 2010: Larissa's Cotton Mill Loft Small Division #19 | Apartment Therapy DC
4/20/10 02:43 PM

Hi Larissa! Love the space... it's great to see a southern contestant! I love the exposed brick!

Small Cool 2010: Larissa's Cotton Mill Loft Small Division #19 | Apartment Therapy DC
4/19/10 05:08 PM

I love your place! Especially the canopy bed and wing chairs... they add height. Plus the bed makes it look like a room within a room. I agree with Lady Mantel, it looks like first class on the Orient Express. Very very impressive. Where did you get the curtains from? Thank you for entering :-)

Small Cool 2010: Louise's Cocoon Teeny Tiny Division #11 | Apartment Therapy New York
4/14/10 04:29 PM

My parents named me Julia for several reasons. I am 1/2 German and 1/2 African American and they need a name that could be spoken in German and English. Secondly, my mom wanted a name that was race neutral. Unfortunately, racism still exists (as evident in these postings) and parents didn't want to limit me from potential job interviews by giving me a name that was stereotypically one race or another. Basically, they didn't want an employer to look at my resume and say "She's mixed," just by looking at my name. The funny thing is, Julia was my great- grandmother's name. She was a former slave. None of my African- American family members have "black baby names" (as one AT member so eloquently put it). They have names like Karen, Kelly, Grace, James, Dale, and Cynthia. Which makes me think it's silly that people would even look at a name and consider someone's race, especially with our society becoming more and more diverse.
Personally, when I have kids, I am leaning towards name like Grace, Delta, Georgia, Chet, Ethan... I like stereotypically southern names.

Hottest Baby Name Trends of 2010 | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
1/16/10 11:35 AM

I like this because dog beds are often hard to clean. Our Great Dane's bed filling is little shreds of stuff. At least to clean this, I just need to do a load of clothes.

Stuff Sacks by Molly Mutt One More Thing to do With Old Clothes! | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
12/7/09 03:34 PM

Sorry, that should have read "loved Roald Dahl's books".

Roald Dahl's Unique Sense of Style | Apartment Therapy Chicago
11/24/09 11:28 AM

I love Roald Dahl's as a kid. His writing captured my imagination. Thank you for sharing all these tidbits.

Roald Dahl's Unique Sense of Style | Apartment Therapy Chicago
11/24/09 11:26 AM

Oh... I forgot...

I typically spend Thanksgiving at a local shelter, serving food to the homeless. I do it every year. If you are by yourself for Thanksgiving, I would recommend doing this. It's a great way to give back and not feel so lonely. Plus you get to put a smile on someone's face.

Then I head to my parents in the evening and eat dinner over there.

How Do You Celebrate When It's Just You … or Maybe Two? | Apartment Therapy DC
11/19/09 03:02 PM

Ms.Jessiemeghan- Restaurants are only open on Thanksgiving because people go to them. If nobody went to restaurants then they would be closed. I don't mean to offend anyone... I was just explaining my view point as a restaurant worker.

How Do You Celebrate When It's Just You … or Maybe Two? | Apartment Therapy DC
11/19/09 02:18 PM

As a former restaurant and retail worker, it bugs me when people eat out at Thanksgiving. Believe it or not, these employees would rather be home with their families or just have the day off, but they can't because they have to be there to serve you.
I could see not wanting to spend time with a large family, but I don't think restaurants should be option.
Just cook a meal for your self or have friends over for a potluck.
There are just some holidays where businesses should be closed and this is one of them. Let's all be thankful for having the day off.

How Do You Celebrate When It's Just You … or Maybe Two? | Apartment Therapy DC
11/19/09 02:00 PM

I love the comment about handshakes and one being a gentleman.

Call me old fashion (I'm 27), but I think it's shameful how manners have gone out the door and how casual people are these days. If it's one thing I can't stand, it rudeness. I wish some etiquette rules were still followed.

"To Avoid a Sense of Confusion" Etiquette Tips from 1906 Retrospect | Apartment Therapy New York
11/12/09 05:23 PM

I actually own the fabric in the first one! That just gave a fantastic idea of what to do with it!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Eight Bedside Vignettes
7/16/09 05:28 PM

here here fabframes!

Apartment Therapy New York | Eva Zeisel for The Rug Company Part 1
5/21/09 05:16 PM


You should check out the World is Flat by Thomas Friedman. Its about globalization, commerce, etc. It's an MBA "must read." It really opened my eyes about buying foreign products and sending money overseas.


I don't mean that in a mean way, just that you should check it out.


Apartment Therapy New York | Test Lab: Haan Steam Floor Sanitizer
5/21/09 04:13 PM

Check out Hoarding

"Hoarding is the excessive collection of items that seem to have limited or no value, such as newspapers or trash, along with the inability to discard them. Hoarding creates such cramped living conditions that entire rooms may be filled to capacity, and homes may be left with only narrow pathways winding through stacks of clutter."

It's an obsessive compulsive behavior. I know this seems harsh, but I would see a professional about this, unless it's something you can live with.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Help! Fighting Over Spouse's Stuff
4/28/09 09:57 AM

Love your glamour chest from Bombay! I have two which I use for night stands... they are my favorite purchase. Got them at Bombay's going out of business sale too.

Apartment Therapy New York | Small Cool 2009: Garrett's Repurposed Furnishings Teeny-tiny Division #18
4/15/09 08:54 AM