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

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I lived in this building for four years - loved living there despite the small space! Sadly, I got priced out and had to move, but it's such a wonderful spot.

Julie's Historic Cherokee Apartment House Call | Apartment Therapy New York
6/11/10 12:36 PM

I'm currently growing a lemon tree from seed...straight out of a lemon I bought at the grocery store. So far so good - it's not quite a year old and is doing well..just very tiny so far - all green, no bark, four leaves. Talk about a lesson in patience! Can't wait for it to one day be a flowering mini tree. Those flowers make me wish it would hurry up!

Indoor Citrus Plants | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
5/7/10 01:25 PM

Herbs will be tough, but there are plenty of low light plants out there that should do alright.

Umbrella and Culleus plants will grow in the shade (although the Culleus will loose the pretty maroon splotches on the leaves when in shadier areas) and can be easy to care fore. They are on the large size though. You can find a smaller plants if you prefer. Philodenron is difficult to kill and can do well inside away from the light - they're also smaller than the other two.

Go to a nursery (not Home Depot!) and asked about low-light plants. They should be able to give you a few suggestions and provide you with some that will do double duty as air-purifiers!

House Plant that Thrives in VERY Low Light? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy New York
4/28/10 01:10 PM

I don't understand why anyone would think "ewwww" - not saying they won't I just don't get it. It's such a great idea, remove clothes at end of night, toss in washer. No need to carry laundry down stairs or take up closet space with a hamper.

Integrating Laundry Facilities Into the Bathroom | Apartment Therapy New York
3/4/10 05:25 PM

I feel bad for all the starter kits sold to people who think they look cute only to end up killing the plants because they don't know how to care for them properly.

There is no catch-all how-to since each type of tree is going to have different requirements - how you water and where you place a fir is going to be different than from a citrus or azalea tree. They're prone to different disease and infestation.

Nor do they retain a pretty shape on their own. It's called an art for a reason and while you need to start somewhere I've known too many people who buy one for decoration and just toss it after having over/under watered their tree. Orchids face the same problem - once the flowers are gone people toss them rather than pruning for regrowth.

It's not quite the same thing as buying a cute bunny for Easter and then neglecting it, but these trees are living things.

Any plant should be kept out of windows too - placing them too close to the glass can magnify the sun which will burn holes in leaves.

How To Pot & Care For a Bonsai Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy DC
2/4/10 04:26 PM

I did a give-away of Oiseaux bookplates a few months ago and in the process bought a set for a friend - really really lovely.

The owl bookends are quite cute, might have to purchase a set myself!

High and Low: Gifts for the Home Library | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
12/18/09 02:35 PM

I had the same roommate issues as jessiann16 - in all three cases through my twenties my roommates could not be convinced to do any cleaning to save their life. One was at least neat even if he refused to clean the bathroom. The other two were down right dirty leaving dishes and such all over their rooms, not picking up spilled food.

I reasoned with myself that it sucked to be the only one cleaning, but I'd rather take a shower in a clean bathroom and if that meant doing all the cleaning on a regular basis, so be it.

Through it all I saved as much as I could so that I could afford to life alone. I clean equally as much as I did with roommates (every Sunday) but now with out the aggrivation of resentment that I'm the only one putting in an effort.

And I wouldn't date a guy for long if his place was a mess precisely because of that resentment of roommates. Who wants to constantly be mad at their SO over something like that. A compatible preference in cleanliness helps avoid making a relationship difficult.

The Single Life: Finding the Motivation To Clean | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
12/17/09 10:05 AM