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Display Name: ph0enixinflight
Member Since: 10/30/07

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I very much love the after! Working within the parameters set by the clients (and that the clients are happy with it) shows this is a winner. I, too, would like to know the grand total, finished cost! There's a kitchen reno in my future and I see following this example closely.

Before & After: A Compact, Updated Kitchen for a Family of 5 Professional Project
6/29/14 06:16 PM

When you're done, do you plan on providing a cost breakdown? I'm trying to decide what I can do to my *own* backyard, and I'd be curious where I can save, or where/when I should hire a professional.

Laura's Backyard Renovation: The Home Stretch Renovation Diary
6/13/14 10:28 AM

OMGosh... tell us more! Is this a prefab? Did you have it designed? I'm also curious about the land use.

Brian's Off the Grid Home Small Cool Contest
5/28/14 09:56 AM

I'm really curious about the outdoor toilet! Is it currently hooked up to water/sewer? Or is it some sort of composting toilet? Are outdoor toilets common in your area?

Introducing Laura's Garden Renovation Renovation Diary
5/13/14 08:40 PM


Never Forget This Exists in the World: The \"At One\" Sofa
4/15/14 09:24 AM

Heh... or this:

Norwegian Town Experiences First Winter Sunlight from Mirrors Design News
3/7/14 11:11 AM

Hmmm... makes me think of this:

Norwegian Town Experiences First Winter Sunlight from Mirrors Design News
3/7/14 11:06 AM

LOVE IT (but, possibly because I put up an almost identical tree every year):

Merry Minimalist Christmas: Inspiration from a Chic Home in Holland My Scandinavian Home
12/13/13 09:44 AM

Nicely said (and to the point). Being car-less, but regularly needing things like toilet paper, laundry detergent, dish soap, etc. for my family, I use Amazon's "Subscribe & Save" to get large items to my door (that won't fit in my backpack on my bicycle trip back home). If I'm "transferring my carbon footprint," as another reader pointed out, I'm doing so carefully. I'm not hurting my local farmers markets or specialty stores in the least. As Maxwell stated, it's big-box store vs. big-box store... and I'm fine with that. Pick your battles, people!

Confession: I'm Addicted to Amazon Prime
7/17/13 11:31 AM

I was uninterested in this contest until I saw your place. LOVELY (and favorited). :-)

Christopher's Non-Negotiables Small Cool Contest
5/22/13 10:56 AM

Kids, schmids... this may be the first time I've ever seen something featured on AT that I absolutely wanted to buy for myself! Just purchased the "Valentina Ramos Green Garden" queen duvet! Beautiful (and EXACTLY what I've been looking for)!

Bring the Outdoors In:
Garden-Inspired Bedding for Kids

4/17/13 08:18 PM

@travanj... thanks for the link. It *does* put it in a bit more perspective (from someone who's never been to Hong Kong). What's that saying? "Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear." Or something like that. Still... nice photos...

Michael Wolf's Architecture Of Density:
Would You Live Here?

4/5/13 05:20 PM

Agree with @luckygirl that I'd like to see these labeled as "From the Archives." That said, I commented on this *original* post 9 months ago about how I hoped to have this done to my own (similar) porch, one day. Lo and behold... TODAY is that day! Thirty minutes until I have my contractor come to demolish and rebuild my porch. Why this is relevant... I *totally* used the "after" picture from this post as my inspiration (since my porch looks almost identical to the "before" picture).

Great job... and thanks for the inspiration!

Erin's Front Porch Restoration My Great Outdoors
3/27/13 11:21 AM

Oh man... please don't touch the wood (especially as a renter). Otherwise, the paint definitely wins as an easy renter's solution.

Before & After: A Painted Rental Bedroom Door Sixteen
3/6/13 10:13 AM

@jess13, I was thinking the same thing! My entire house has painted-over-wallpaper (too nervous to remove it because of the age of the house/lead paint fear). But, this wallpaper makes me want to slap up another layer! I will be scheming/planning on how to achieve this look with paints. :-) In short... LOVE the wallpaper... beautiful room!

Before & After: Construction Zone to Vibrant Twins' Room Five Days Five Ways
2/28/13 10:42 AM

I've tried two recipes. The first was the banana/egg pancakes (with frozen blueberries sprinkled in). It was not bad (I'm trying to cut back on using wheat flours). The second recipe I tried was the one you mentioned for the cookies (banana and oats). Seriously... while I love the simplicity, they were NOT good. I LOVE the idea of cooking simply (and eating simply), so may try it again with a few more added ingredients (honey?), but the taste/texture was just a bit too *off* for me to actually enjoy them.

The Appeal of Two-Ingredient Recipes: Have You Tried One Yet?
2/21/13 12:52 PM

What a weird and timely post, as I've just this past week started eating miso soup (with various fixin's) for breakfast. Though, I guess really not so weird because, as you've mentioned, the colder weather just begs for something that'll warm you to the core in the morning. My go-to miso paste that I use for everything (including a most excellent vegan spinach pesto) is this one. I get it at my local (Portland, OR) New Seasons or Zupans.

Comfort Food: Miso Soup for Breakfast
11/30/12 06:12 PM

I wish I had thought about this BEFORE I bought a bag of candy for the wee Halloweeners, but next year I'm getting little tangerines ("Cuties") and drawing Jack-o-lantern faces on them to pass out as treats. Whatever's left over, I will GLADLY finish off! This year, however, the leftovers are going to the office. Sorry office mates!

Healthy Holidays: On Being Okay With Throwing Out the Candy
11/1/12 10:19 AM

I'm curious about the floors. It looks like sealed plywood? Does anyone know?

Marie & Ben's Scandinavian Chic Shoe Factory Apartment House Tour
10/30/12 12:24 PM

Oops... I meant I've been getting out every day during the SUMMER and eating right.

You're Getting Sleeeeepy…
Staying Awake As The Days Get Shorter

9/14/12 02:23 PM