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Display Name: kimmiekh
Member Since: 1/29/10

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Hmmm..I know this is supposed to be "doable" ... But I was hoping for something more challenging ... Make a list- took me 5 minutes...floors? I already do that 2-3 times a week (2 cats and 2 dogs make it a necessity!).
My weekend list? Clean out everything stored in the coffee table, completely clean out the fridge/freezer, tackle the linen closet if there is time.

Weekend Chores: Flowers & Floors January Cure: Assignment #2
1/3/14 11:16 AM

The tv stand is also ikea-Torsby sideboard

Scott's Modern Zones Small Cool Contest
4/20/12 01:23 AM

Calico Critters is a great idea. We started our daughter with those when she was 3. At 6 they are still some of her most played with toys.

Sources for Interesting Dollhouse People
Good Questions

9/8/11 01:47 PM

Is there any good reason to ever pick soda over water?

Ill Effects: How Soda Pop Consumption Affects Your Body
8/16/11 03:10 PM

My youngest is Bridget - pronounceable- but rarely used anymore.

Beyond Theo and Sloane: 100 Cool, Uncommon Baby Names
8/4/11 12:26 AM

Not my story...but my brother in law started a new job across the other side of the US. His new employers picked up the tab the moving company...but didn't pay for any extra insurance. Half way there the truck caught fire and the whole thing was a loss. This rest of this story goes on for 5 years and included lots of attorneys and a wrongful termination suit. Ugly, ugly, ugly.

What's Your Worst Moving Horror Story?
8/1/11 04:47 PM

Cauliflower!!! At 425 for 40-50 minutes...until it looks practically burnt....SO good.

What's Your Favorite Vegetable to Roast?
7/13/11 05:10 PM

eBay feedback is useless .
I had a customer buy an item from me. Not long after their payment I got a note from paypal saying the customers account had been compromised and was closed . I contacted the buyer and gave her three days to another form of payment. After not hearing from her I gave her another 3 days. After nearly 2 weeks I assumed the whole thing was a scam and relisted. 3 weeks after that the buyer contacted me wanting to know where her item was. When I explained what happened she left me negative feedback saying I refused to sell to her.
Even though I had perfect documentation as to what happened eBay refused to remove the negative feedback. That was the last item I sold on eBay-3 years ago.

How to Handle a Difficult Customer on eBay
7/7/11 11:49 AM

The Wailua is better- IMO !

Beer Review: Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
6/29/11 10:58 AM

A blue wool covered Thonet chair in perfect condition at Goodwill for $8.Later I saw it's twin in need of recovering at the local vintage store for $125.

You Paid WHAT for That? Best Secondhand Finds Ever
6/23/11 12:46 AM

So if she found an unused pile of paints sticks by a dumpster about to be tossed then this would be great? Pretty fine line people. What if you use the paint sticks to make an ugly shade you have into one you like instead of tossing it or buying a new one?
Some of you need a life.

Laura Lynn Lightens Up with Stir Sticks
6/20/11 12:46 PM

Laminate has come a LONG way from the early stuff. We have some very heavy pieces of furniture that dented the hardwood in our first house. When we moved we installed laminate. It's gorgeous and most people don't believe us when we tell them it's laminate.
As for the noise-any type of hard floor is noisy if you don't put a foam underlay down.

Should We Try To Match Laminate Flooring To Existing Hardwood?
Good Questions

6/3/11 07:19 PM

Dove gray with darker grey trim and a cranberry red door.

What Color Would You Paint this House?
5/31/11 07:09 PM


Before & After: Ben's One-of-a-Kind Wallpapered Dresser
3/15/11 04:14 PM

When we sold our last house the buyers offered full price if we would paint a mural similar to the one in our daughters room because they had two girls and they were fitting over who got our daughters room.
I should add we had multiple offers so obviously the murals didn't matter.

Should I Paint Over a Mural As We Show Our House To Potential Buyers?
Good Questions

3/12/11 01:26 AM

make sure you are getting a good deal out of this. We almost purchased a dishwasher from Home Depot-but after we added in the cost of having someone else install it and all the little tacked on costs it ended up being way cheaper to go with Sears-who's installation was free with purchase.

Store Won't Install a New Dishwasher, Only a Replacement?
Good Questions

9/9/10 11:55 AM

Seriously??? how spoiled are some people?? My first rental kitchen:
Brown and yellow ripped up vinyl
Bright blue counters worn to white in spots
Blue/red/yellow wallpaper with flowers and dutch girl shoes-even the back door was wallpapered.
Bright yellow cabinets painted in such a hurry no one took off any of the hardware.
Stainless sink, yellow fridge, green stove.
The worst part? The owner LOVED it and refused to let me change one thing!

Help! Ugly Rental Kitchen Needs a Budget Makeover
8/16/10 06:44 PM

we honestly moved from our last place because we could no longer stand our obnoxious neighbors. He are just some things I remember off the top of my head.
They thought I was a prude because I said I was uncomfortable letting my 12 son hang out at their house with their son because they thought it was OK to let their 8 year old daughter run around naked. Also the father frequently ran around in nothing but a very small towel. Creepy to me.
We had a perfectly good fence between us they they wanted to take down and put up something much taller and uglier. Also I thought the estimate they got was WAY too high. We offered to pay our portion of a reasonable fence and offered my husbands carpentry skills. When fence building day came they started really early. When we got there they had completed our side. When my husband noted that they had lined up knot holes which would eventually ruin the fence the husband had a major temper tantrum and threw my husbands tools (which he had borrowed) back over the fence onto our yard. That was the last time we spoke to them-but they did keep and cash our check for the fence.
All this was followed by their son stealing from our open garage, banging on our fence when we weren't home to drive our dog into a frenzy, their daughter sticking a hose through the earlier mentioned knot holes and spraying water through our open window-ruining a portion of our hardwood floors and destroying
some family pictures.

Setting Boundaries & Rules with Neighbors
8/3/10 05:00 PM

I love the orange-but hate the rest of the window treatment. I would have paired the orange with the existing curtains. Other than the window and arrangement of the furniture I don't seen anything else new. What am I missing?

Before After: Refreshing a Bedroom | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
7/9/10 10:12 PM


DIY Wooden Pallet BedDesign Sponge | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
7/6/10 11:13 AM