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Display Name: teagirl
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Looking for information on the backsplash tiles, please? Anyone.


Before & After: Drab to Fab, the Kitchen Edition
8/17/13 11:07 AM

My point exactly. Yes it helps, but des not in any way fix the problem. Floors get dirty, no matter your habits. Adopting a no shoes policy won't keep your floors clean. We have a no shoes policy and I still walk on crumbs and many other things when I get my tea, fix my children breakfast, bring in my dog from her morning soak in the sun. I disagree people clean less with more mess. Cleaning habits have more to do with personality than circumstance in my experience. I'm sorry about your cat.


On the Kitchen Floor: Dark vs. Light
11/5/12 07:45 PM

B from Stockholm, you don't have kids and pets there? We don't wear our shoes indoors and still get plenty of dust, dirt and all sorts of stuff (doll hair, glitter, crumbs) Rugs don't hide everything. Thankfully, it doesn't really bother me. I like both dark a flight, but have light in my house.


On the Kitchen Floor: Dark vs. Light
11/5/12 06:37 PM

I like to keep it casual, but take our pictures in the same area, so as to later compare their growth (and the growth of our greenery) over the years. I may get groans, but they can just suck it up, lol. Life isn't always just about them and what they want/don't want and this is just one of those moments that can remind them of this fact.


First Day of School Photo Inspiration
8/25/12 10:17 AM

Trupeacenik, I love hosting visitors and do not mind providing them with all sorts of essentials to make travel easier. I enjoy having many options from soaps, shampoos, lotions and robes. I do not consider it mooching and like to show my hospitality, especially since they've taken time to visit me. That being said your ideas are good for someone who is not comfortable using their hosts' stuff.


Summer Suitcase: Tips for Packing Lightly
7/9/12 09:56 PM

Does anyone know what kind of flooring is in the first picture??


Creating an Escape at Home: Hammocks
7/6/12 01:55 PM

I love when people talk about getting something to hide crumbs. Eww. I like being able to see messes, so I can clean them. I have white quartz and am happy with the look. Mine chips on edges pretty easily and that bothers me. It's Cambria.


Light Colored Countertops That Are
Tough Enough Renovation Inspiration Roundup

6/13/12 10:38 PM

I remember this post, it was one of my favorite house tours. I'm still coveting Ms. Brown's clogs she wore in one of the pics. Lovely wall.


Fantastic Wall of Family Photos Roomarks
6/10/12 05:29 AM

We have a very modest, used swing set that gets used often. When we lived in an urban area, we used the parks. Now that we're in the burbs, our kids (6 and 8) play with all the neighbors. Would my children sit and watch a movie or play animaljam on the computer instead if we let them? Without a doubt... that's why we don't : ) Also, we find the back yard situation less "helicoptery" and I don't miss the disgusting or non-existent bathrooms. Ours was cheap, but I would have paid triple.


What's That Backyard Play Set Really Going To Cost?
3/19/12 10:44 PM

Great art Love it. While it may be appropriate as she ages, I can't imagine that would actually happen. Good that mom does it now before LuLu gets her own ideas.


Lulu's Art-Filled Dogtown Digs
Kids Tour

2/2/12 09:34 PM

I lived in NZ for a year and all these applied there too. I brought back the things I liked (dual flush toilets, mesh covers, etc) that I could and still miss many things. You forgot to mention that many appliances have an actual on/off switch, whereas US off switches are actually more of a stand by, still consuming energy. I can say I don't miss the inefficiency of the construction of homes there (necessitating all the awnings, thermal drapes, etc) or trying to dry wet clothes in the cold damp months. I'll gladly keep my dryer, big fridge and central heating, thank you very much. Also, I have seen NZ trend toward more American sizes in all things (food portions, cars, houses) unfortunately and the other Commonwealth countries too.


Cultural Exchange: Lessons to Learn from Australian Homes
1/17/12 11:09 PM

Love the entry table and vignette.

As someone who has stripped and restored all my woodwork (in an actual Craftsman in Oakland), I would like to say I like it both ways and was in no way cursing anyone for painting the wood : )

Oh, and to the French person, she said she was drawn to the Parisian style, not that her apartment necessarily displayed it (yet, I assume). It's basic reading comprehension if you read the article.


Kirstyn's Peaceful Pacific Heights Hideaway
House Tour

11/24/11 09:27 AM

That would scare the h--- out of my kids. I like it though.


UHU Owl Wall Lights from ContraForma
6/6/11 09:42 AM

Love your home (and I love seeing the occupants too)!


A Sweet, Streamlined Home in Portland
6/4/11 10:17 AM

Seems like a waste of storage? What's in the back of that space? What goes there? Unless you have some odd-shaped, tall, but shallow drawer because of an island sink or something?


One Smart Idea: Vertical Silverware Storage
Better Homes and Gardens

5/31/11 11:10 PM

Neither. What happened to kitchen tables if space allows? I grew up with a nook and it's a pain to slide in for certain seats. I can't stand sitting on stools, whether they have a back or not. Uncomfortable and I don't like not facing my dinner partners. We are lucky enough to have space for a kitchen table. It is connected to our island in one seamless looking piece of quartz, but at a regular table height (think a small step down). People can sit comfortably and still be part of the action in the kitchen.


In The Kitchen: Which Seating Do You Prefer?
5/23/11 08:30 PM

Maybe it's where I live, but we just pile to dirt up around all the little "hairs" on the stems as the plant grows. No steaks, bags, wood, tires or anything. The pile stays, the new potatoes sprout and we can dig for the lower ones.


How to Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Square Feet
3/27/11 05:45 PM

Love this post. Beautiful home and furnishings. I'm a big chandelier fan too and I've coveted my grandma's upside down wedding cake one my whole life. Looks identical! Oh, and "boo" HeraHere.


Angelique's Feminine Vintage Harmony
House Tour

2/25/11 06:41 PM

I love Sarah, but am I the only one who thinks she's a dead ringer for Kristen Wig? I keep waiting for her to do something funny.


Sibling Design Celebrities & Canadian Premiers
Toronto Interior Design Show 2011

2/2/11 03:31 PM

Hahaha mannequingirl, you beat me to it. I wanted to say the same thing.


2011 Year of The Rabbit
2/2/11 03:28 PM