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Display Name: sistervashti
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I'm torn between my bedroom and my living room. Both are not quite ready for prime time.
On the one hand, my bedroom is too full of piles and piles of things I've unpacked too quickly after my move, and furniture I thought would work in that space. For example: I thought I'd want a reading chair in my bedroom, but since I live alone, I don't have to escape anyone to read.
On the other hand, my living room is a room I don't live in at all yet because I haven't decided, or felt, what the heck that room is for if not for entertaining....which isn't happening yet in my new city.
Would a style cure in the living room give me a focus for defining that area?
Or would I rather REfine the style I've only halfway established in my bedroom?
Film at eleven...


Day 3: Choose Your Room, Sit for 10 Minutes & Take Before Photos Apartment Therapy's Style Cure
8/7/13 11:00 AM

I've only used Craigslist one time: to buy a Wells Fargo desk that I fell madly in love with right here on AT! I was in the Bay area (very much east of East Bay) and the desk was in SF and getting it down the narrow, winding stairs of a place I lusted after ever more was quite a feat! The seller enlisted neighbors from above and below, since they all owned the stairs in common, and they wrested it into the back of my Focus hatchback....which I had to use for TWO trips.
Lovely experience, and I still love the desk which came with me to Minnesota as the largest SF souvenir I own!


What's Your City's Craigslist Culture?
7/3/13 04:40 PM

very beautiful and calm space with jaw dropping storage in that long narrow space.

I am a bit puzzled about a fascination with color wheels and a very limited pallete of mostly assorted cream and beige. (ex
cept for that yummy blue bedapread)


Matt's True Passion House Call
6/21/13 03:16 PM

TOUR PLEASE!! It'll make me miss SF even more than I already do, but go ahead! Make me drool!


Caroline's Treasure Hunt House Call
6/20/13 10:53 PM

I loved the old design shows, especially Design on a Dime and Color Splash and especially Find Your Style. But 90% of the shows are now about buying and selling and "upgrading" which is now my least favorite word.

The apartment where I live is going to be "updated" whether I like it or not, despite the fact that the current flooring is nice cool (to the feet and to the eye) tile and I dont' WANT it changed. To add insult to injury, they expect ME to pay for movers to move my furniture off the floors they're renovating and then pay for them to move it all back!

Guess who is reconsidering owning a home again? I loved that I didn't have to pay for maintainance and repair, but dont' love that my home can be disrupted for design decisions while I'm still living in it! Betcha they raise the rent once it's "updated" too!


Home Improvement Shows: How Real is Reality TV?
6/20/13 04:50 PM

In Israel, my friends hang these over the sink. They wash the dishes, rinse them, put them in the rack and let them drain up above the sink. One less step in dishwashing


3 Different Wall-Mounted Dish Racks: What's Your Style?
6/10/13 10:51 PM

You just inspired me to make a lovely bowl of oatmeal and throw some mangos in it.


5 Easy Ways to Eat More Whole Grains This Summer
6/8/13 07:26 PM

I'd make a meditation nook. Zen cushion on the floor, scrolls hanging on the two walls, a triangular shelf at whatever height works best for candles, incense, vase of flowers...


Ideas for Triangular Nook? Good Questions
6/4/13 05:44 PM

I used to have one, and it was a pain to clean. But now that I have arthritic hands, chopping is a pain to do. So buying one is on my list


Do You For Reals Need a Food Processor?
5/31/13 12:13 PM

love the garlands! do NOT take em down!


Brooke's Colorful Details Small Cool Contest
5/15/13 04:36 AM

I used to organize my 3 floor to ceiling shelves full of cookbooks alphabetically by how I remembered them. By title if it was a classic like Joy of Cooking, by author if that's how I know it (Nigella's, for instance) or by country. That's how I found out I have a LOT of Indian cookbooks and many many Jewish ones.

Now I'm stuck with organizing by size due to the new bookshelf arrangement I needed to make in my new place. I can't find anything that way. But my cooking is more interesting because I never know what I'm going to find


Would You Ever Organize Your Cookbooks by Color?
5/11/13 10:16 AM

Frankly- tell Mt Diablo I miss him! And look out for tarantulas. ( I only admired him from afar while driving to and from work) Your picnic sounds fantastic!

And Kitchen Imp- I might make a roasted selection of golden beets and whatever else I can find at the FINALLY opened Farmer's Market. (it just quit snowing)


What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of May 11-12, 2013
5/10/13 11:01 PM

Sweet sweet place! I'm in St Paul and I bet I know the "swanky" neighborhood with old buildings that are walking distance to small businesses and restaurants. I've always wondered what the apts in those grande old buildings were like.( If you're where I think you are, you'll get my hidden hint back there)

Is it really noisy there? I've always wondered that too.


Lisa's Small Space in a Swanky Neighborhood Small Cool Contest
5/10/13 12:22 PM

Just so you know, I tried to "favorite" this many times and it won't take my vote. So whatever your final number is...add one. I love your place!


Amanda's Secondhand Treasures Small Cool Contest
5/10/13 12:17 PM

You had me at "my neighbors and I got together". That's so hard to manage these days and I'm hoping some of the concierge initiated gatherings in my high rise turn into regular things. We're all very friendly in the elevator and laundry room, but then the walls go up.


A Small, Quiet, Radical Gathering, with Tea Weekend Meditation
5/5/13 10:20 AM

This Greek likes Fage. Fat free, fat full....it's almost, but not quite, as good as my mother makes.

I grew up with homemade Greek yogurt and when "yogurt" was finally available in the stores, I was so excited....but it seemed like milk jello to me.


Blind Taste Testing Greek-Style Yogurt Brands: Which One Wins? New York Magazine
5/3/13 01:32 PM

Oops. Forgot the name of the litter:

Drelsey's Precious Cat - Senior


Ideal Kitty Litter for Apartment Dwellers? Good Questions
5/3/13 04:40 AM

My cats thought that the World's Best litter was the World's Worst. They made it clear to me by doing their business JUST outside the box.

But they are old and obese and I found one for senior cats that doesn't stick to places they have trouble reaching to clean....if you catch my drift. It doesn't clump into hard clumps, but the best part is that it doesn't smell. (when they remember to cover)

Scooping daily, sometimes more than once, is the key to odor control in an apartment.

and maybe a bit of incense....


Ideal Kitty Litter for Apartment Dwellers? Good Questions
5/3/13 04:38 AM

And this is why I'll NEVER have all open shelving in my kitchen. I do have some that are neat and pretty, but mostly the inside of the cupboards look like this. Or worse


The Stuff We Normally Don't See: Erik Klein Wolterink's Kitchen Photography Slate
5/3/13 04:34 AM

OH how I love this idea. As a nurse, a "weekend" means I have 2 days off in a row, so they can come anytime. I might use the twinkly light signal for myself since usually I'm at work at night, but on my days off I'm often up til at least 2. It would feel more festive to paint and read with twinkly lights around my windows.


Marking The Weekend:
Day-Off Hats, Lights, + Plates

5/2/13 06:21 PM