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I like to keep Tamiflu on hand just in case it's the flu and not a cold. I like to have soup bases for chicken noodle and tomato soup, almond milk, soda crackers, sugared Coca Cola for nausea, along with Tylenol for fever, and clean sheets as often as possible.

My sympathies to all those who are sick. Chills and fever are the worst.


Our Best Tips for When You're Home Sick
11/14/12 05:43 PM

I bought a condo and don't want my smoke to bother anyone. I bought a Swiss air scrubber, and it's great. No second hand smoke for anyone.


Help! Smoking Dilemma Dividing the
Condo Community
Good Questions

11/8/12 12:34 PM

Slow.Slow.Slow. I took so long to design the living room, I was a laughing stock. But I found the perfect sofas, and they have worked in every apartment since.


Embracing Patience: Slow Decorating
10/26/12 08:12 PM

Yes, you can, and don't be afraid to experiment. Keep the things you like over time, and discard the things you don't.


Can a Dark Color Palette Be Girly? Good Questions
9/21/12 08:47 PM

Red would look great. The room needs something to make it pop, and the red would do it.


What Color Persian Rug for Our Living Room? Good Questions
9/18/12 08:04 PM

Brilliant!


Modern Craft Idea: Cross Stitched
Cane Back Chair
My Poppet

9/17/12 06:55 PM

Everything is relative I guess. I moved from a a four room 950 sq ft house on .16 of an acre because it was too big. It was a rabbit warren really. Now I am in a two room condo with 696 sq ft. and it feels HUGE!

When I moved I took only the furniture that would fit and be practical, like all my chests. I edited my things down to only my most favorites. I left considerably more stuff than I moved. Goodwill brought a 25 foot truck and 12 volunteers to pack and clear the house. I am so much happier with less stuff.


How To Downsize Without Losing
Your Mind

8/9/12 01:36 PM

That color may be why you found the apartment.


Ideas for Dealing with Rental's Coral Walls Without Painting? Good Questions
8/9/12 01:23 PM

Wear a door key on a long chain. It's what all the old people are doing. I even wear a car key when I go out in case I lock the keys in the car. I keep a spare set of keys in my purse, but the key on me protects against locking my purse in the car.


Locked Out: What's Your Back-Up Plan?
8/7/12 02:40 PM

There is a product called Liquid Sandpaper. It is non-toxic, no gloves are needed. Paint it on with a small paintbrush, wait an hour, and wipe off a layer of paint with blue contractor paper towels. Repeat until the paint is gone. It works grest on woodwork too.


What Do I Do with Paint-Covered Tiles? Good Questions
7/30/12 09:36 PM

I'd have her shop the house. Sometimes a home is full of beautiful items but totally chaotic, with nothing in the right place. Sometimes a change in use of rooms, DR to LR and vice versa for instance, will completely change a house.


A Day With A Decorator:
What Would You Do?

7/6/12 08:45 PM

The room is marvelous. Don't listen to the nick pickers. It's nice to see a boy's room without a sport's theme. Very well done!


Copeland's Colorful Nursery My Room
6/27/12 12:43 AM

Lemon tarts, blackberry cobbler, and cherry pie. LOVE LOVE LOVE a fresh cherry pie.


What's Your Favorite Summer Pie?
6/26/12 05:23 PM

I scored 385. I am (*)(*)(*) (*)(*)(*)(*) colorblind. And I'm a girl. I can't tell brown from black, so I have no brown in my wardrobe.


Take the Test: How Well Do You See Color?
6/22/12 03:10 PM

I just read all the comments. Editing . . . Editing. I like well edited rooms, where objects are not disparate one to another.


What's Your Design Pet Peeve?
6/20/12 04:29 PM

DRAPE IS A VERB! Drapes is a verb. The material we fashion over our windows are draperies, or a drapery, a noun.

My pet design peeve is lack of curating or editing.


What's Your Design Pet Peeve?
6/20/12 04:16 PM

I agree. Cover the wall with draperies wall to wall, floor to ceiling. it will make the bedroom pop!


Window Coverings for Spot Behind Bed? Good Questions
6/19/12 01:57 PM

Monkey grass might be a good option. It could be planted right on the property line, and it's easy to mow up to and under the grasses. Harder landscaping could be pavers or landscape timbers, again with monkey grass in the middle. Or if you want some privacy as well, there are flowering bushes that grow to 3 or 4 feet in height, including azaleas or hydrangeas. Or you could just lay a line of bricks marking the property line. That would be easy to mow over, and it would separate the yards with little or no muss.


How To Separate Merged Front Yards? Good Questions
6/19/12 10:44 AM

I want to see it. That's why I have snow white kitchens and baths. I clean the kitchen and then go over it again with a bleach solution. Same thing for the baths. I also have white bath towels and white kitchen towels, so I know they are clean.

I use a Roomba on my hardwood floors. It has three brushes, one filter, and a dust bin. There is no way a person could keep my floors cleaner than a Roomba. And I am amazed that everyday, it picks up a full bin of dust. Everyday. How it that possible?


Daily Dirt: Deal With It or Disguise It?
6/18/12 01:50 PM

Pearmelon-You have a good point. It is important to empty the home of things that are no longer or never were needed, but that doesn't address what is left. I am a natural organizer who donates regularly. To keep what is left in good order, I completely empty the closets on a rotating basic to re-stack, sort, and discard what is not used. To keep things neat and organized around the house, I use silver salvers next to my bed, and on my tables in the living room. I keep all my mess on the tray, glasses, books, plates, whatever is brought out for use goes on the tray. Then I can carry the tray to the kitchen to clear it, and put everyone on it away, and start again. It protects the surfaces of all my pieces, and again, confines the mess to one location for easy clean up.


How Not to Be a Hoarder
6/15/12 10:21 AM