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Display Name: Meltoncm
Member Since: 2/8/10

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I just had a baby in November right before all the crazy weather started. I thought it'd be irresponsible to take a newborn out in the cold, which meant I got to stay home 5 days in a row. That's all I could handle! The walls were closing in on me!


How Long Could You Go Without Leaving The House?
1/17/14 11:03 AM

I can totally relate to your pen story. My parents have the same drawer with dried up old pens...AGGGHHH!!!

We have way too many Coozis ( the thing you put around coke/beer cans to keep them cold) It seems like every festival or event gives them away for free and my husband ALWAYS feels the need to grab a few. We have to get rid of them already....pretty ridiculous.


12 (Okay 13) More Items You Probably Own Too Many Of
1/8/14 09:48 AM

I get so nervous about regifting because I always wonder what if they want to return it and the sales person makes a comment about how they haven't had it in stock in a very long time...eek.

My family is notorious for giving thoughtless gifts. Its like they go to the store the night before Christmas and buy whatever is left on the shelf. This year we ( the adult kids) decided its better to just pull names out of a hat so we would just focus on that one person instead of 10...made it a lot easier!


Apartment Therapy’s Guide to Regifting
1/2/14 11:16 PM

As a child we would:

Christmas Eve: Go to Church, Dinner at Home, then open gifts one at a time. Before bed we would pick out a chair/sofa and put our stocking on it and Santa would fill our stockings and place all his unwrapped gifts there

Christmas Day: Sneak into the living room extra early to see what santa left, (go back to bed so we wouldn't get caught), Come back out later and play with the toys all day and lounge around.

As an adult we pretty much do the same thing with our own families but on Christmas night we go to my sisters to have dessert and coffee so all the kids can play together.

Love to keep traditions alive.


Idea Exchange: What's Your Christmas Present Opening Tradition?
12/19/13 08:28 PM

Nice home. I would have stuffed the clutter in the closet before the cameras showed up. :-)
The cat sitting on the Womb chair ottoman kills me!! I've been saving up to get that chair for years and to see yours covered in cat hair makes me sad...lol...thats why lint rollers were invented i guess.


Inbal & Harel's Home in the Hills House Tour
6/27/13 09:31 AM

I would be so scared to sit on that stump or for my guests to! What if I didnt tighten it enough and they fell to the ground! Yikes!

Not a fan.


The Stooler by Andreu Carulla: Turn Any Object Into a Stool
3/14/13 11:36 AM

That baby is so adorable!


Sam & Anne's Cozy Modern Blend House Tour
2/28/13 04:08 PM

I failed....lol...


Can You Identify Real IKEA Product Names Vs. Made Up Words? College Humor
2/28/13 09:11 AM

Great job! Looks so much larger than 390 sf. Love the the jean hooks. Makes total sense...may have to do that...lol..


Jeff's Super Small & Stylish Guest House House Tour
2/27/13 09:33 AM

Amazing!!! This is certainly my dream kitchen. Great job. Time to start stashing my pennies away...


Kitchen Before & After: A 1980s Kitchen Gets a Chef-Caliber Makeover Professional Kitchen Remodel
2/27/13 09:29 AM

What a great renovation!! I too live in a 90's home. The bathroom is the worst. This is a great inspiration. Thanks for sharing!


Before & After: Bringing a 1990s Bathroom Into 2013
2/26/13 09:54 AM

Love the green! So bright and Cheery.


Before & After: Kitchen Nook Makeover Kitchen Inspiration
1/28/13 09:18 AM

We got one with a black cord at West Elm for like $20. I second the warping it in string That could look pretty cool.


Source for Inexpensive Colored Cord Kit? Good Questions
1/25/13 10:36 AM

Random but triangles? For whatever reason I'm really digging those right now.


Trend Prediction: What Do You Think is The Next Big Thing?
1/25/13 10:34 AM

Great place! The colors really pop. Love the tissue dispenser shaped like a house. Where is that from?


Langston's KidRobot-Inspired Home House Tour
1/24/13 03:33 PM

At first glance I thought zippy was a lamb or goat...Iol...great job with the pantry. I fully understand how difficult it is to keep it organize. I think elves live in mine and knock stuff off the shelves for fun.


Rochelle's January Cure: My Second Week January Cure Diaries
1/16/13 09:55 AM

I love all the people who mention " Im not a morning person so I wake up EXTRA early" .
I always considered myself a morning person, but I hit snooze like 10 times each morning....lol

6AM : Alarm goes off
*****SNNNNNOOOOOZZZZEEE****
6:30AM Husband gets home from work, say hello, jump up to get ready
7 AM Wake up daughter, get her ready for daycare
7:30 Out the door
8 AM walk into office
Check FB, Email, AT,
Work Day begin....


What's Your Morning Ritual?
1/4/13 04:22 PM

My house really needs this. I'm a little nervous to be honest...here we go!


Join Us & Get Organized in 2013:
The January Cure!

12/18/12 05:07 PM

We have the Macy's Corona sofa as well. We bought it from a guy off craigslist about a year ago. Its held up really well for us. We dont own any pets but we have an 18 month old who loves to jump on furniture.

Upstairs we have our 3 year old IKEA leather sofa. The leather looks a little worn but it has always worn pretty well. Both sofas were under $800 each.


Picking The Perfect Couch: A Timeline of Couches That Didn't Last
8/29/12 01:31 PM

I'm in the same boat with our kitchen. We want to remodel but the options seem endless. It is such an investment I don't want to be hasty pick the wrong counter tops or back splash and then look at it everyday with regret. So much pressure! lol....


Analysis Paralysis: How To Go From Thinking to Doing
8/22/12 05:51 PM