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Display Name: leiflowers
Member Since: 10/1/10

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I love that! I think the wrapping is just as important as the gift because if it's wrapped beautifully, you feel that much more special when opening it. My pet peeve is when people send gifts from websites directly to me so they're unwrapped.. it's so impersonal like they felt obligated to buy me something so they just go online and ship me something at random. I almost feel bad about it like I'm forcing them to think about me..


Getting Crafty: DIY Holiday Wrapping Paper
12/13/11 05:08 PM

Cute as an ornament but using it for drinks, even if withstands the heat, is naive..


Great Gift Idea: Make Hot Cocoa Ornaments
12/10/11 09:03 PM

Thank you for your comment @funstraw you gave me a good laugh.


Pantone's Color of the Year for 2012
12/8/11 11:03 PM

So hilarious! I did myself and got a caterpillar costume (?!?!) and a necklace with a charm that looks like a box of baking soda... LOL!!!


Give 'Em This...Maybe: Gift Giving Based on Facebook
12/2/11 09:59 PM

I just don't like chewing.. if I can drink all my food I'm happy... latte for breakfast, smoothie for lunch, soup for dinner.... I will chew foods but if it's too much work (like bagels.. omg).. I'm over it..


Why Everyone Thinks I Eat My Pancakes Weird
11/28/11 11:52 PM

This happened with my old iphone 3gs with my new macbook pro (up until Oct when I got the 4s and now it's fine).. When I would charge it in the car, it would also say this if it was too hot. I'd let it cool off and then it'd start charging again...


What's With the iPhone "Charging Not Supported" Error?
11/28/11 09:51 PM

There's only one kid (my own and she's 3) at our holiday gatherings as the other kids live states away.. She eats with us. When I was a kid there was a separate kid table and I hated it so I wouldn't do it to kids now..


Do You Have a Separate Kids' Table for Thanksgiving?
11/27/11 08:57 PM

I loved your excitement about the beeswax.. :)


Day 1: Clean One Room
The 20/20 Home Cure

11/15/11 10:13 PM

That is really expensive.. $75 for that white bunch?! I'm surprised you didn't faint! I felt uncomfortable watching this.. not sure what it was.. lol. I buy flowers every wednesday from my farmer's market.. I get 2 bunches of whats in season (lately it's dahlias and gerber daisies) and I pay $6 total. I live in San Diego....


Day 17: Buy Flowers
The 20/20 Home Cure

11/15/11 09:37 PM

I think gift cards are lame. They're impersonal and they can see how much you spent.. then you feel pressured to get a card for a larger amount than you'd spend on an actual gift so you don't look like a cheapskate... maybe that's just me...


10 Gifts Anyone Can Use
11/15/11 05:19 PM

The comments on this post are bizarre.. It's not that deep.. So everyone here re-washes entire dishes because of a little spot? Sounds like a waste of water...
The button is a cute idea...


Why You Should Sew A Button On A Dishcloth
11/12/11 06:33 PM

No.. it's like living in a closet with no windows... not cool.


Could You Live in the World's Narrowest Building?
NPR

11/12/11 05:50 PM

Everyone I know that would invite me for dinner already knows I don't eat meat so this wouldn't be a problem. However, if in the event this happened to me, I'd just go and eat the side dishes since meat is usually the "main" dish.
If I was concerned the whole meal would be meat I'd just skip the party and invite the host out at another time.


How To Keep Food Ethics Without Offending The Host?
Good Question

11/3/11 12:34 AM

I just did this today! I think I just need a few fall basics like some plain long sleeve T's and I'll be good to go. I always donate to AmVets.


How Cleaning Out Your Closet Will Save You Time & Money
9/17/11 12:25 AM

My grandma collected bells. I inherited them when I was probably about 9-10 years old.. I had them displayed in my room but 1. they were really fragile and I didn't want to break them and 2. I felt her lingering spirit around them and it creeped me out big time. We boxed them up and I think my dad has them in a storage unit somewhere...


What to Do With an Inherited Collection
9/12/11 11:48 PM

I've been living with my boyfriend for 6 years and nothing has ever bothered me. I'm pretty laid back though.. it's just not that deep.


Which Household Habits Drive You Batty?
Reader Survey

5/10/11 09:06 PM

Pb&J, bag of chips or crackers, juicebox and an apple. Kind of boring.. sometimes my mum would include homemade chocolate chip cookies. In 1st grade I'd have a pickle in my lunch and my friends would look at me like an alien so I told my mum to stop putting them in there.


Lunchbox Memories: What Did Your Parents Pack for You?
4/18/11 09:01 PM

These people should be embarrassed. Nobody needs cases of anything sitting around. Pure greed.


Weighing in on Extreme Couponing
4/16/11 10:07 PM

No.. Unfortunately, in my apartment building, the neighbors on all sides of me don't speak English and I don't "know" any other neighbors in the rest of the apartment complex. So until I learn Spanish or move, I won't be bartering.


Resourceful Locals: Do You Barter With Neighbors?
4/2/11 10:27 PM

I like small spaces because I find them cozier than large homes. I could never live in one of those celebrity mansions. The smaller the better. If I lived alone (I have a bf and child) I'd be living in a studio. Right now we have a 1600sq ft. 3 bedroom apartment which is more than enough.


How Small Is Too Small? Do You Have a Limit?
4/2/11 10:18 PM