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Display Name: maybellini
Member Since: 4/28/10

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I haven't voted on a single entry yet and went through the torture of trying to remember my password so I could vote for this one - love it!

Bridget's "Jewel Box" Room
11/4/11 06:56 PM

I'm in Madison and rhubarb was all over the farmer's market this past weekend - and now I regret not picking any up!

Is Rhubarb Season Really Over?
Good Questions

8/8/11 01:14 PM

I think it depends on how you are going to use the vintage car. I have a 66 Mustang. But that means that my partner and I basically share his modern sedan - we carpool together, use our bikes to get around etc. - because that other car is the fun, cruising car that gets limited (but thoroughly enjoyable) outings. If we didn't have the oldie, we would definitely have two regular cars and slip into irresponsible use between the two of them.

Dilemma: When Vintage Is Bad for the Environment
4/11/11 07:23 PM

I love this tea - my absolute favorite. I bought the bags and ran right through them - definitely didn't get my $ worth. Frustrated by the price, I went on a long search for substitutions (I knew that what I liked was the mix of licorice and peppermint) but to no avail - I couldn't find anything else on the market that was similar enough to satisfy. So I put the loose tea on my Christmas list and it showed up in my stocking and I'm still working through it - in fact I'm only about half way through it. (I drink it about 4x/week and don't double it.)

Even if I couldn't get someone else to buy it for me, I would probably still get it. I like it that much, and I know I spend more on coffee per week.

Product Review: Aveda Comforting Tea
3/21/11 09:59 AM

I love all these ideas but I would not put in a sandbox, especially in an urban space. If you do, make sure you have a secure cover for it (not one that just flops down lightly on top). Those things quickly turn into litter boxes for feral/outdoor cats.

S.O.S! Ideas for Urban Landscaping
Good Questions

3/19/11 08:41 PM

Wow those are really pricey - I now feel better for coughing up $79 for my kitty's mod lounger from Likekittysville:

Modern Pet Beds
3/9/11 09:18 PM

You can trademark anything and enforcement of proprietary claims is hella difficult and usually relies on bullying tactics like letters from lawyers, etc. Remember when Paris Hilton trademarked "That's Hot?" Didn't change the way I described Texas summers.

I propose an all-out assault on the term: either changing the common use of the term (ugh, waiting to get into that bar is like urban homesteading) in order to frustrate their definitional claim to ownership or at least aggressive editing of their authoritative source, good ol' Wikipedia.

Urban Homestead®The Phrase Is Now Trademarked?
2/19/11 11:18 AM

Isn't that a Reader's Digest condensed book there? You can't murder a book that's already dead and you can't destroy a book that's already been mutilated.

Just sayin'.

Turning an Old Book into a Planter: A Tutorial
1/5/11 08:08 PM

broiler schmoiler. If you aren't suffering the flip, it ain't no tortilla española

A Taste of Spain: 9 Classic Dishes to Make at Home | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/16/10 05:36 PM

OMG - when I moved to Austin, I kept wondering why their cinnamon rolls all looked like this and what happened to the freaking icing? After six years of graduate student coffee house loitering, I became addicted. Now that I live 1400 miles away, I pine for them. I am making these now.

Good Morning! Kugelhopf Breakfast Rolls | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/16/10 12:19 PM

Oh, collard greens. I tried to love you. You were so insistent on being a large part of my CSA box every week. But no matter how I cooked you, I just couldn't love you. I couldn't even like you. I'm sorry, collards, you're kind of gross.

What Foods Have You Tried To Like, But Just Can't?! | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/16/10 12:15 PM

One important thing to consider if you have a gluttonous cat like mine or are prone to ingesting house plants during drinking binges or what have you: is that thing going to hurt me or mine?

They may have a low toxicity but Sansevieria plants (like real life mother-in-law tongues and some snakes) are poisonous. So watch out for those pets and babies.

I still go <a href:>here</a> first before buying plants for my pet-filled house even though I don't live in Denver anymore.

House Plant that Thrives in VERY Low Light? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy New York
4/28/10 01:52 PM