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Display Name: anneindc
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In my family, we have a very set order. The first thing that happens is that we open stockings - when I was a kid, when we got up, we would go into my parents' room and we would all sit on their bed and then my dad would go downstairs "to make sure Santa came" and he would come back upstairs and bring our stockings. We would take turns opening the stuff in our stockings, then go downstairs to the tree. Downstairs, each of us would take a turn delivering presents from the tree, one for each, and then we take turns opening. It takes forever, but it's fun and it encourages us to actually pause and appreciate each gift and the people who gave it to us. I like the tradition and I hope it will continue into the next generation - we've continued it as adults, though now we do the stockings downstairs around the tree instead.


Idea Exchange: What's Your Christmas Present Opening Tradition?
12/19/13 12:03 PM

I have this and I use it as my landing strip. It's pretty handy - I tuck my bills and outgoing mail in the bins under the chalk trays so I remember them when I walk out the door.


Apartment Therapy New York | LUNS Magnetic Chalkboard Landing Strip from IKEA
4/2/08 07:26 PM

Interesting resource, but I can't get past the poor writing of this post.


Apartment Therapy New York | AT DC: Community Forklift - Salvage and Donations
4/1/08 10:37 AM

I love the wall tiles - it really gives that room an extra something. Resource?


Apartment Therapy New York | East #1: Satya's No Compromises in Convertible Share
3/31/08 10:36 AM

Last year I bought a set of five Envirosax, one for each of my then-housemates to keep in our bags. They're great because they roll up so tiny you barely even notice them in your purse. I keep one in my bag at all times. For grocery shopping trips, I keep my bags in the kitchen so that when I do my inventory to make my list, I remember to grab the bags, too.


Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Top 10: Ways to Remember Your Reusable Tote
12/21/07 04:51 AM

I live alone and since I'm single, nearly all my home-cooked meals are eaten alone. This sounds like a great way to add some variety - I freely admit that cooking for one for me often means cooking super basics, like rice and pasta. If I feel particularly ambitious, I'll sometimes throw together homemade mac and cheese.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win a Cook-Zen Pot and Cookbooks
12/21/07 04:25 AM

oh, no-knead bread in the dutch oven, paninis in the grill pan, and homemade mac and cheese in the casserole pan. (yes, I love carbs.)


Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win a Le Creuset 6-Piece Set in Caribbean
12/19/07 06:22 AM

That is hot! I'd definitely want the red one, and I'd listen to Ron Sexsmith's Maybe This Christmas, my favorite Christmas song.


Apartment Therapy - AT Gift Bag 2007: Geneva Sound System
11/30/07 07:22 AM