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Display Name: Gina S
Member Since: 11/2/10

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I roll them up and stuff them in my boots to help them keep their shape.

In Praise of IKEA's FRAKTA Bag
4/12/14 02:09 AM

Seems to me that someone has been watching too much 'Breaking Bad'.

Radiant Orchid Interiors Inspired by Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year
12/9/13 12:25 AM

Love this post. I used the cardboard scratchers to train my cats to stop clawing on the furniture - just put a scratcher down beside the spot that they were starting to claw and they loved it. Eventually I stopped using the cardboard ones, mostly because they love them so much I had to replace them almost every month and that got very expensive. Also, because they left chunks of clawed up cardboard all over the floor and I got tired of cleaning it up! But of course I must have something for them to scratch on - so now I buy a big TRAMPA door mat from IKEA, cut it in half, and place them where I need them. The cats LOVE it!

Make This DIY Cat Scratcher Old House New Tricks
4/19/13 02:06 PM

Thanks for this - I recently got my first smart phone, and I didn't even notice that I was picking it up first thing in the morning to check in, etc. It's a bad habit for me and one that I didn't even realize I was doing..... I don't want to be addicted to my phone!

One Minute Tip: Organize When You Read the News Apartment Therapy Videos
3/22/13 03:53 PM

I absolutely love the videos!

Sign Up: Apartment Therapy Video Email
3/14/13 01:07 AM

World Peace and other 4th Grade Achievements

Five Great Documentaries to Stream on Netflix Tonight
9/9/12 12:51 PM

I love this place. It looks so cozy and comfortable. Very pretty!

Katie's Charming Venice Beach Bungalow House Tour
6/27/12 03:41 PM

I used to be a log but have turned into a feather in the last few year.
I agree with T-U about thinking about something totally unrelated to your life. I often can't turn off my brain, but thinking about something detailed really helps. I love Disneyland, so I 'think' myself through the park. I start off at the entrance and walk myself through, and I am almost always asleep by the time I get to Pirates of the Caribbean. It sounds a little bit crazy, but it works!

Catching Some Z's: Are You a Log or a Feather?
3/26/12 11:30 PM

I have been living with my spouse for 14 years, and the organization of home tasks and chores took some time to figure out. I don't think that it is a matter of who does what, but negotiating a system that works for you both. Finding your way in a relationship is all about negotiating and figuring out how to make things work.
We do our own laundry. It never made any sense for me when we moved in together that I would do his laundry, so I never did. However, I wash the sheets and towels because I like a freshly made bed and clean linens.
I cook he does the dishes. We both pick up after ourselves and keep the home tidy. I usually clean the bathroom and he vacuums. He does the litter boxes and cleans up after the cats. He takes care of the garden, takes out the trash. I do the grocery shopping and pay the bills.

Home Ec.: What is Your Housework Worth?
1/27/12 03:23 PM

Very pretty. Love the color palette.

Cathy's "Always Sunny in Portland" Room
10/27/11 07:09 PM

Love this place! Great job Katie. Great to see these Seattle pics on AT, keep it up.

Katie's Cozily Creative Capitol Hill Home
House Call

9/30/11 11:29 PM

Super cute! Love the bedspread. @Suze - great comment.

Andrea's 'From Regrets to Adoration' Apartment
House Call

8/9/11 12:18 AM

Great use of space, i love how it is organized.

Christine's Romantically Offbeat Home Office
Tech Tour

6/17/11 03:39 PM

I am so happy to see these Seattle posts! Yay!

NuBe Green: Milled and Made in the USA
Store Profile

3/31/11 11:03 PM

I am so loving these posts. I hope that when this officially ends you keep them going in some format. Wonderful!

Day 11: Clean One Room
The 20/20 Home Cure

11/2/10 10:06 PM