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Display Name: LuisainDallas
Member Since: 12/11/09

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Thank you for this post. I love Erin's tips. I'm slowly working toward using "base pieces" like a neutral bowl, vase, or basket that is always out to which I can add easy-to-store items like ribbons, plus natural elements. But, considering my two cats, maybe I should use a large terrarium that I have. (Ribbons and cats do not go together well from a safety point of view.)

Autumn to Winter: How to Transition Your Holiday Decor House of Earnest
11/21/13 06:26 PM

What a wonderful party! I am totally stealing many of your ideas, especially the Indian-type food which I never would have thought of in conjunction with a pumpkin-carving party. I particularly appreciate your sharing the timetable details (which often trip me up). The fact that the setting wasn't magazine-spread perfect (due to factors beyond your control, like the junky neighbors and ugly cement wall) was inspiring for me since I always want to put off entertaining until everything is "perfect." You guys just went ahead and created your own ambiance. Love it!

A Fall Pumpkin-Carving Party Gatherings From The Kitchn
10/23/13 09:32 AM

Pinto Beans! Put 1 cup dried pinto beans, 4 cups water, 1/2 t. salt and 1 small onion (peeled and cut into 8ths) in rice cooker. That's it for ingredients! Start (regular cycle). Set timer for 1 1/2 hours. When time sounds, add an additional 1/2 cup of BOILING water. Set timer for 1 1/2 hour more. This is adapted from the rice cooker cookbook mentioned above which I own and use constantly.

What Can I Make in a Rice Cooker Besides Rice? Good Questions
10/8/13 12:49 PM

Thank you for this very useful tutorial. Love those stars!

I have to disagree with you, though, on the need for using organic carrots. Carrots are not on the "Dirty Dozen" list of high pesticide vegetables and fruits.

How To Cut, Slice & Dice Carrots Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
9/13/13 01:05 PM

Great job! The room looks so much more inviting now. And, love that rabbit!

Thanks so much for mentioning the Elfa basket as an underbed storage solution. I had completely given up on finding something shallow enough for under my bed. *waves goodbye on the way to the Container Store*

Alison's Before & After Photos: A Newly-Shared, Freshly-Cured Kids Room
8/29/13 12:16 PM

Great job! I remember this outstanding DIY tutorial from Isabelle's blog,

Isabelle's New York City Balcony Oasis My Great Outdoors
8/12/13 05:21 PM

I like how you used a few good-size pieces of furniture in this small space rather than lots of small pieces. Also love the rolling coffee table, and the sliding doors do give a more open feeling to the living room.

Yamini's Love at First Sight Small Cool Contest
5/21/13 01:30 PM

I would love to see Patrick be a House Tour Contributor. He has wonderful style himself, he knows your audience, and above all, he can write. I'll bet he knows a lot of interesting people with interesting homes, too.

The only downside if you hire him is that we will miss his witty comments on other topics.

Luisa in Dallas

An Englishman in New York House Tour | Apartment Therapy New York
6/28/10 08:19 PM