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Display Name: viaKendra
Member Since: 4/11/07

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Giraffe lamp has been my favorite for a while, followed closely by the Meurice 30-light chandelier, which would add incredible drama to my dining room.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Thursday Giveaway: Giraffe Sconce by Jonathan Adler
6/14/08 05:50 AM

Kit #3. Love the bamboo!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Gift Bag 2007: Dogeared House Blessings Canvas Shopping Bag Kits
12/21/07 05:04 AM

Great products for the home. I'd start with one of those energy saving power strips, and then save my pennys for some cork flooring planks to redo my hallway.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Gift Bag 2007: $30 Gift Certificate to ecohaus... again!
12/18/07 05:20 AM

I'd use the dutch oven to make a double batch of baked macaroni in cheese for my office's post-holiday potluck dinner! The turquoise color would nicely contrast with the creamy golden cheesy goodness!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win a Le Creuset 6-Piece Set in Caribbean
12/18/07 05:16 AM

Love the matte finish. I'd slice apples for cobbler.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Gift Bag 2007: Large Paperstone Cutting Board from Recycline
12/17/07 10:08 AM

twigs, please! I had the Jasmine and Bamboo in my home office last winter, what a wonderful scent. Even when the candle wasn't lit, I could smell it. Very potent candles, these.

Apartment Therapy New York | Gift Bag 2007: Slatkin & Co. Candle with Zippo Lighter
12/17/07 10:07 AM

I love glossy red accessories!

I'd be playing "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" by New Kids on the Block. No joke, you should give it a listen. Ah, Jordan Knight...

Apartment Therapy - AT Gift Bag 2007: Geneva Sound System
11/29/07 12:52 PM

When I was little, my family dog was a Great Dane. When he passed away, my parents buried him in the backyard of the little home we were renting at the time. I feel terrible for whoever was unlucky enough to happen upon that enormous skeleton, and pray they forgive us!

Apartment Therapy - AT on: Previous Tenants' Stuff
10/15/07 05:33 PM

I haven't been able to Cure much over the last 2 weeks, but my husband likes our clean kitchen so much (from Week 2), that he's gotten more involved, which has been great.

Last weekend we reorganized our front entryway. It's more of an airport than a landing strip, but it's much more functional and spacious now. Plus, since he was involved in the design and planning, my husband is invested in the upkeep!

Yesterday we finally hung curtains in our LR and DR, a project that's been on our To Do list for 2 years. It didn't take nearly as long as I had feared...

We went apple/pumpkin picking yesterday, so we have a pumpkin in our entryway instead of flowers this week. We've got two sets of friends coming over for meals this week, so we will be doing a lot of cooking and cleaning.

When my husband is out of town next weekend, I'm hoping to do a lot of catch-up with the cure: especially emptying the Outbox (which has taken over my basement) and filing 3 months worth of personal papers. I'm also hoping to spend some time in my little garden, thinning out the daffodil bulbs and getting ready for the winter...

Just writing this, I feel less off-track than I'd thought. I'll get some In Progress pictures posted to the flickr group soon...

Apartment Therapy - The Spring Cure: Week Five - Weekend
10/14/07 09:30 AM

I know the Cure is starting to work when my DH actually volunteers praise (on 3 separate occasions) about how great our kitchen looks!

I've used Swiffer Wet Jet on our ceramic tile floor for the last 2 years, for acceptable results. This weekend I actually got on my hands and knees with a scrub-brush, to clean our floor the 'old fashioned way.' What a difference!!

Other accomplishments include hanging up a papertowel holder and securing the wall-mounting for our bathroom cabinet. Tomorrow I head to IKEA for some early retail therapy, and to scope out future treats... I'm especially excited to tackle the landing strip in Week 3. Right now we've got 4 different landing strips in our front hallway, but more is definitely NOT better in that regard. See the embarrassing evidence here:

I'm thinking something small, like a Lack wall shelf. Something restrictive, so we are forced to actually put stuff away instead of letting it pile up on the landing strip...

Apartment Therapy - The Fall Cure: Week Two - Weekend
9/24/07 09:57 AM

So glad to finally have time to join a Cure, after lurking through the last few. I've already posted some horrifically candid "Before" pictures on flickr. Thanks to Strata Chalup and Belledame73 for the encouragement and suggestions already.

My priority for this first cure is to focus on a basic Deep Treatment of cleaning and decluttering. I'm afraid thinking about design and aesthetics will be too distracting and overwhelming at this point, until I've gotten control over all my stuff.

Not sure how much time I'll be able to spend on the Cure Blog and flickr. I suspect the community support is the best part of the Cure, so I'm going to try to get involved!

I've started carrying a kitchen timer around the house with me, to get a sense of how much time it really takes to keep my home clean and orderly. Only 6 minutes to wipe the surfaces in my bathroom!

Apartment Therapy - The Fall Cure: Getting Oriented & Week One
9/13/07 12:34 PM

Hello, I'm Kendra.

I would love a set of Fly in Sky.

Why? I've been living in my first home for 2 years, and only recently decided on the perfect color (BM Pelican Grey) to paint my bedroom. Now, a small renovation project (including new bedroom furniture and linens, hopefully!) coming up in the Spring means I'm postponing my plans to paint yet again. In the meantime, Blik graphics will provide some much-needed color.

Apartment Therapy - blik This Wall Giveaway Contest!
9/5/07 05:52 PM

I live a block from the ocean, but alas, no views. In one of my dreams, I discover a little alcove off my bedroom with a window that looks over the sea...

Good Questions: Does Anyone Have This Dream?
4/13/07 10:01 AM

Oh yes, and my current furniture infatuation, CB2's "Sleepy Hollow."

One day I hope to rig something similar. Maybe some IKEA Lack narrow shelving units laid on their side on the floor, a platform across the top, et voila!

Built-in Storage Beds: A Roundup
4/13/07 08:28 AM

When I'm traveling for work in different parts of the country, sometimes I find myself in hotels that feel comfortable calling a room "non-smoking" just because it doesn't have an ashtray (and they might not have any rooms that are truly untainted, or the staff can't smell the difference). A travel candle certainly can't erase the nasty smell of stale cigarette smoke that has been built up over the years, but sometimes it can distract my nose just enough so that I can fall asleep.

I've made emergency late-night trips to Target to buy a candle, on those occasions when I've forgotten to bring my own on the road with me. Although I'd never spend $26 on a candle, it's conceivable that the finer/purer/stronger ingredients actually might provide more stink-fighting power...

Sage Candles
4/11/07 11:35 AM