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Display Name: Therese Z
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People keep saying "buy a taller fridge." That's not possible - I have the same gap because I was limited by width and depth to fit the fridge into my tiny condo kitchen.

I was remodeling so I put a cabinet up there that matches the rest of the new cabinetry. It's empty (at least, I think so), but my thought was it would be good for cookie tins, maybe Christmas stuff. But I didn't need the room.

On top of the fridge, I have a basket of cloth napkins and a basket of paper napkins. They work well, reach in and grab what's needed. Nothing gets too dusty that can't be easily cleaned.


What Should I Do with Awkward Space above Fridge? Good Questions
7/23/14 06:23 PM

Particularly nice pictures. Didn't everybody's ankles get all bitten up? How do you handle that? A communal bottle of spray on the table with the appetizers?


A Pizza Party on the Porch Gatherings from The Kitchn
7/23/14 12:50 PM

I had mid-green tiles AND fixtures in my last rental and somehow raspberry towels and touches went well with the tone of the walls. I ended up with berry prints and dark berry-color fabrics and it was totally cute!

In fact, it's good practice in investing in something very strongly colored. Do you get tired of it and long for white? Or is it fun and stays fun?


How to Tone Down (or Play Up!) Pink Vintage Bathroom Tile
7/23/14 12:43 PM

Give the person who holds your keys all your ice cream.

Unplug or turn off the power strip to all your electronics. A surge will blow out your TV or monitor fast.

put all your plants in the bathtub, water the hell out of them and pull the shower curtain. Any lack of light can be made up, but if the atmosphere is too dry, they're goners.


7 Smart, Safe & Money-Saving Things To Do Before Leaving on Vacation
7/22/14 12:01 PM

I NEED a toaster oven, but I certainly didn't need as many wine glass shapes. There is one balloon set I have used for desserts because they are too damn big for anything really practical.

Thankfully, we have broken enough over the years, that I am getting ready to replace the whole thing. I am thinking of three shapes tops, large, small and stemless. Along with our collection of whimsical liqueur glasses, that'll do it.


Don't Fall for It: 5 Things You Really DON'T Need At Home
7/11/14 12:10 PM

If you're partly-crafty, you could make those sleeping bags out of place mats folded up and hemmed, depending on the size of the toy. What a great idea for a little homemade gift for a child!


Accessorize This: Simple DIY Stuffed Animal Accessories
7/11/14 10:11 AM

I like a small beer glass, and they were the norm two generations ago. You pour out a small beer, which stays cold, the head stays intact. You finish that and have another nice cold fresh bubbly pour from a larger bottle.

Or you split them with your dinner partner, for calories and cost and clarity of mind.

Beer doesn't have to be measured only in gallons.


Petite Picardie Glasses
7/9/14 01:27 PM

The hanging branch and bird cage is cool.

Isn't it an awfully echo-ey house? No fabrics, no rugs.


Ian & Martha's Tasteful and Sentimental Home House Tour
6/20/14 10:14 AM

People get offended by skin rugs and taxidermy heads but not at swear words painted more or less permanently on benches where someone who is not comfortable with vulgarity may have to sit?

The use of white and color and whimsy - beautiful. The "F" word - not so much. Be more creative!?


Gorana's Black & White Small Cool Contest
6/19/14 06:46 PM

Is that a undercounter fridge? I can't identify the stainless steel pieces - one a dishwasher, one a fridge?


Tiffany & Allan's Ship Captain's Studio Small Cool Contest
6/19/14 06:42 PM

Nice to see others who are sensitive to flag etiquette.


Flag Day: Americana From Our House Tours American Style
6/19/14 03:24 PM

And, Trouty, nothing should be hanging in front of it. It should have the ability to flutter free. (There are exceptions to this one, but clothes should not be in front of it...)


Flag Day: Americana From Our House Tours American Style
6/19/14 03:23 PM

Fantastic! The glass makes it above and beyond! This is the kind of thing I love this site for.


Before & After: Backyard Gate Gets More Glamorous Reddit
6/16/14 11:12 AM

We call those Hoosier cabinets, and lots of Midwestern houses have one, with ventilated drawers, a flour section with chute to sift through, etc. Usually metal, though, to make them easier to clean and more sanitary-feeling.

Are you aware of a difference? I have enjoyed seeing and using Hoosiers in friends' houses when they have one of those capacious farmhouse kitchens with more than preparation area. One can be dedicated to baking equipment and supplies and it's insanely easy to organize.


The Return Of Larder Cupboards Kitchen Inspiration
6/12/14 01:53 PM

But I have some Nutella sitting on the shelf, which I found out I don't really like very much. So I can use it all up making these and the brownies will be fun, even if I don't like those very much, either.

Using an "ingredient" is sometimes a way of not being wasteful.


How To Make 2-Ingredient Nutella Brownies Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
6/11/14 02:42 PM

Would love to see the bathroom.


Marie's Tiny Parisian Balcony Small Cool Contest
6/4/14 10:41 AM

Now that's just beautiful! I could do that with heirloom tomatoes, too - a plate of sliced tomatoes in shades deepening, sprinkled with olive oil and fresh herbs. Thank you!


The Prettiest Carrot Dish in All the Land Delicious Links
5/28/14 10:22 AM

I agree about not loving the color mix, but it's always so inspiring to see beautiful remodel jobs on used furniture that it is sooooo easy to walk by.


Before & After: The Million Hour Chair
5/22/14 11:13 AM

Be careful that none of the ingredients are too warm. There isn't any venting in this way of joining the jar to the blades.


Video: Do You Know This Trick With a Mason Jar and a Blender? Video Tips from The Kitchn
5/14/14 02:07 PM

Love the nuts/dried fruit/chocolate combos. Love the hash brown patties. Love the frozen mashed potatoes in little cylinders (do they still have?) The fresh salads are fun to grab for lunch. And they make wonderful ketchup-tangy, a little less sweet!


How Many of These Popular Trader Joe's Products Have You Tried? Grocery Shopping
5/14/14 02:06 PM