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I attempted to diminish the impact of my TV too. I have super high ceilings in my rental which i did not have the option to paint or mount the tv, so filling a wall with art was one of the few choices i had to help balance the space!

Composing a Gallery Wall Around the TV
3/26/14 06:52 PM

I've recently been burning Chandler Candle Co.'s "Cardamom & Teak" and I love how the warm spicy scent fills my house. The "Olive Leaf" is nice too!

Tell Us: What Are Your Favorite Scented Candles? Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/25/14 02:18 PM

Oh Birdy3, you cannot let a sh*tty party guest ruin your fun! May I suggest another party (without said cranky-pants) where you ask guests to bring the bottles and you take care of the meal (pork shoulder, perhaps? Inexpensive for a crowd, and flexible to prepare) ... and get back on that dinner party horse! Seriously, do not let one person take away your dinner party mojo.

Dinner Party Dilemmas: Solutions To Eight Awkward Entertaining Situations Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/21/14 02:29 PM

i do the pantry purge about once every 6 months - i put myself on a produce-only purchase rule, then use up the last bits of grains, pastas, random veg etc in my cupboards.

i have a habit of purchasing some funky things to try, then just letting them sit in the pantry. it's a fun challenge!

What I Make When I Clear Out the Cupboards for a Kitchen Sink Meal Kitchen Diary: Kate in New York City
3/11/14 01:18 PM

cmcinnyc, i totally agree. plus i always feel like the filling to crust ratio is off. (more filling please!).

Easy as Pie Pops by Andrea Smetona New Cookbook
2/12/14 05:40 PM

they look nice, but i can imagine storing things up there would be sort of a pain. i see the baskets as being heavy/unwieldy to take down.

Rental Kitchen Solutions: Big Baskets Kitchen Spotlight
1/27/14 03:29 PM

RevCar - I'm in the process of doing the same thing - using up all those little bottles, samples, hotel-sized products that are taking up space. I have to say, it's rewarding to recycle them when used up! I've also set aside sample packets of face cream, lotion, etc for when I travel - they're so much lighter than bottles, and one of those little squares of face moisturizer goes a long way!

Declutter & Organize: Bathroom Cabinets Cleanout The January Cure: Assignment # 15
1/22/14 12:04 PM

when i come home from work, i usually need to do a little brain decompression ... and some busywork is perfect for that. i set my stove timer for 45 minutes and head around the house picking up things out of place, hanging up strewn clothes, folding laundry, etc. when the timer goes off, i stop, and (usually) cook dinner. this helps me unwind from work, and also helps keep harmony in my home. then, after dinner when i finally sit down, my place is tidy and calm.

The Lazy Person's Guide to a Happy Home: Tips for People Who (Really) Hate Cleaning
1/9/14 05:17 PM

wow this sounds good! i might even stir in a tiny bit of PB just to top off ... :)

Winter Recipe: Caramelized White Chocolate \"Hot Chocolate\" Recipes from The Kitchn
1/7/14 06:09 PM

Wow - so clean, bright ... love it! Where is your bed from? Love it!

Oliver & Sherrie's Mini Bronx Loft House Tour
12/18/13 12:13 PM

that's pretty awesome, i have to say!

Geodesic Dome Gingerbread House Kit from Scout Regalia
12/18/13 12:06 PM

I'm completely and utterly inspired by Mr. Redzepi's commitment to the art of food. Thanks for this!

An Interview with René Redzepi Expert Interview
12/18/13 12:28 AM

i love adding it to homemade granola. yum!

What Are Some Easy, Healthy Ways to Use Up Leftover Pumpkin Puree? Good Questions
12/11/13 01:25 PM

i heard that adding a little piece of paper towel soaked in white vinegar to wrapped cheeses will help inhibit mold. i wonder if it really works?

One More Reason to Not Buy Pre-Grated Cheese The Cheesemonger
12/11/13 12:37 PM

While I'm sure that tastes good, something about its appearance reminds me of 70s-era cookbooks.

Recipe: Quinoa & Winter Squash Bake Recipes from The Kitchn
11/13/13 11:59 AM

As an avid baker and someone who loves the kitchen, I have to throw this out - please ... no more aprons or dish towels. I've been gifted 7 and 10+ respectively, and I'm overwhelmed! While some of them were lovingly crafted, they're not always practical (thin, delicate, etc). I end up just shelving them, not wanting them to get dirty, and then they're useless.

Kitchen Crafts: 8 DIY Gift Ideas for Cooks & Bakers
11/11/13 01:06 PM

Is it me - or are those rugs exactly the same, just rotated 180 degrees?

One Design, Two Budgets: Warm, French Country Style Dining Room
11/6/13 02:51 PM

This sounds really warm and inviting for the holiday season. I cant wait to try it ...

After-Dinner Recipe: Hot Cranberry Punch with Sage & Peppercorns Recipes from The Kitchn
11/5/13 01:33 PM

Yep ... fabulous.

An Emerald Green Dining Room Ceiling Dining Room Inspiration
11/5/13 10:53 AM

sorry, that sounds really awful to me. total sweet overload!

Where Halloween Candy Goes to Live Again: The 7-Layer Candy Bar Dip
11/1/13 03:05 PM