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Display Name: trissi
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Cute couple, adorable dog, awesome are probably really nice neighbors make me sick. JK

Now that I have the jealous rant out of the way, that space is BEAUTIFUL! I love every aspect of it, especially the deer side table (and the dog, she is way to cute to be real).

Scott & Kristan's Inspiring Arts District Loft House Tour
7/23/14 03:18 PM

I lived in military housing overseas (Mannheim, Germany). Overall, the cookie cutter is fine by me as long as there are no issues with plumbing (it depends on the age with the unit). You will move what furniture you brought with you in and put your pics on the wall. I found the more I cooked the more it felt like home. You will make memories in this place as you did your other house. The three years will fly by and in the end. you will be sad to leave.

How Do I Leave My Heritage Home For a Cookie Cutter Duplex? Good Questions
7/2/14 12:26 PM

When my beau and I moved into our house, my sister, brother n law, and the beau's best friend were so invaluable. Since there was no furniture in the place yet we took the opportunity to paint the bedrooms in a weekend (to include the ceilings). We could not have done it with out them. My brother n law even made bbq for the event. It was pretty awesome. The only thing we would do different...make sure everyone has good knee pads next time.

Just be sure that when people come over to help, feed them well. I still remember the food...mornings of bagels and breakfast burritos...tacos, sandwiches, pizza, bbq. Asking if anyone wants anything special to drink, bro in law was pepsi one and my sister had to have earl grey lattes in the AM.

21st Century Barn-Raising: Did You Have Help Setting Up Home?
6/17/14 03:35 PM

Man...if you told me the address I would be there by tonight to move in...that place is AWESOME! This is an inspiration. Love the outdoor space, LOVE the indoor space. What's not to love...who the fact that its not my garage conversion.

Before & After: Annette and Gustavo's Incredible Garage Remodel
6/12/14 03:05 PM

Happy Anniversary AT! That was an awesome short, made me remember why I love this site so much.

Dream a Little Dream: Our Tenth Anniversary Film
6/2/14 03:43 PM

Make ahead...what about make at work. You can do an egg breakfast sandwich with a mug, microwave and toaster in less than 5 minutes. I also like bringing big slices of fresh bread to toast in the mornings with jam and butter. Freezer waffles are always a plus too...I make extras on the weekends to keep in the freezer for weekday breakfasts.

New York City Is Killing My Cooking Resolve, But I'm Resolved to Take Back Breakfast Kitchen Diaries: Kate in New York City
5/13/14 04:05 PM

I have both of her books "Food In Jars" and "Preserving by the Pint" and LOVE THEM! Her blog ( is awesome and she answers questions left in comments promptly, so if your in doubt about something you can ask. She is very safe with her methods/processing.

Preserving by the Pint by Marisa McClellan New Cookbook
5/1/14 01:32 PM

I like that its big enough to house a rolling pin. I never thought to keep it on the counter top like that. I think I am going to need a bigger crock.

Would You Use a Glass Vase to Hold Kitchen Tools? Kitchen Organization
4/16/14 05:15 PM

I think the lack of carpet sold me on the house I bought. I hate carpet and lived in an apartment with hard woods before. Seeing places with carpet in them, even just the bedrooms left little to be desired and then I walked into a totally open concept 3 bedroom with finished concrete floors throughout. I knew I was home and put in the offer that day. I love my floors, easy to clean and I will never have to replace them.

It's Amazing What A Difference (A Lack Of) Shag Carpeting Can Make
4/9/14 02:14 PM

My boyfriend did not have medical insurance 2 years ago when he sliced open his arm throwing away an over-sized mirror. The conversation went like this... me while digging a hole for a tree "What are you doing? , him "I'm gonna throw away this old mirror", me "Can't it wait, I don't think it will fit in the garbage anyway" , him "it'll fit ... ah $@!% ... get a towel ... lots of towels". Had to rush him to the ER and get 17 stitches and then try to get qualified for assistance to help with the bill. He has insurance now and a fear of moving mirrors.

Household Tasks To Avoid Until My Health Insurance Kicks In
4/7/14 02:11 PM

ohhh PRETTY!!!! I want one!

Meet Your New Favorite Kitchen Tool: The Le CreusAid Stand Mixer
4/1/14 12:19 PM

I really wanted that bowl for my mixer...drats!

Meet Your New Favorite Kitchen Tool: The Le CreusAid Stand Mixer
4/1/14 12:17 PM

That is pretty awesome. I love the lights that come from the back highlighting everything ... GOOD JOB!

Before & After: A Craigslist Piano With A Surprise Inside
3/26/14 01:07 PM

Oh heck...we have to work a booth at the farmers market every weekend while its open for my bro-n-law. I can usually finagle my way out of that and just join them a little later so I can do the shopping. Otherwise, I actually prefer to get my veggies/honey delivered every Wed. and I bake bread so that's not a draw either. I'd rather spend my Saturdays canning and tending to my garden.

5 Reasons Why Your Partner Doesn't Actually Want to Go to the Farmers Market With You
3/25/14 11:57 AM

If either of my cats attempt to get on the counter...its because there is butter left out (which is a no no in our house). We keep that put away. we also put away cats when there are guests, into the mater with all of their kitty accoutrements (water, food, toys, litterbox already lives in that bathroom) . Most of our friends are not cat people and don't understand that leaving an outside door open is disastrous. My cats are indoor only and I intend for them to stay that way.

Tips for Keeping Cats Off Kitchen Counters Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/7/14 11:56 AM

I am proud of my junk drawer and my baking drawer (heck...I'm pretty proud of my whole kitchen, pantry and jam closet). $1 bins line my junk drawer and everything has a place and does not shift, same for my baking drawer (every spoon and cup as a bin and place now and don't get jumbled anymore). I have just worked out my jam closet with cheap little stacking shelves and crates to hold all my preserves on one shelf. I can get to each thing in my kitchen without looking (everything is in its perfect spot for baking and cooking). Yup, I am pretty proud, but now I need to work on my cookie cutters. :-)

What's Your Genius Kitchen Organizing Tip? Tell Us What Makes You Proud! Reader Intelligence Request
2/25/14 02:10 PM

well said actuallycallie

What's Your Genius Kitchen Organizing Tip? Tell Us What Makes You Proud! Reader Intelligence Request
2/25/14 02:01 PM

I'm so sorry about Chloe.

I have 2 ( 13 and 4 ). I got each when they were 6 months. I can't imagine my life without them., as I type this my oldest is sitting over my shoulder looking at me type every so often head butting me. I have dogs as well but I can say honestly that a house without cats is just empty and not a home.

10 Reasons Living with a Cat is the
Very Best

2/22/14 01:50 PM

I wish some of these comments had like button (@Dip Dip Dive and @Fourhats). I am not going to be so righteous and come into your home and judge you on what you have on display. I have a bar and a wine bar. My beau built me the wine bar for our anniversary and its AWESOME! My bar is filled with libations that my friends like, all neatly placed in a bar cart with the proper small mixers and glassware. Come into my house and call me tacky to my better hope I show you the door before I show you the floor (yeah...the hoops came off for this comment).

Fun or Faux Pas? Liquor Bottles on Display
2/13/14 01:31 PM

I need to see more and hear more on this...FOR SURE! That kitchen looks AMAZING, but now I want to see the whole house and hear the whole process...get on it Apartment Therapy...chop chop!

Before & After: Condemned Meth House Gets Majorly Modernized
2/11/14 11:39 AM