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Display Name: chicagojess
Member Since: 1/10/08

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Having done a few trials and errors on grilled pizza, my recommendation for those using a charcoal grill is to wait. After the usual wait until the coals are really hot, wait a while longer to let the heat die down quite a bit or you will have VERY burnt pizza.


All You Need to Know to Make a Great Pizza Tonight
7/29/10 01:43 PM

Any thoughts on what are the absolute softest?


Best Modern Bedding 2010 | Apartment Therapy New York
1/25/10 06:52 PM

I miss doing la raclette - such a fun dinner party with friends


Win a Swissmar 8 Person Red Classic Raclett Party Grill! Holiday Giveaway 2009 | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
11/27/09 08:10 PM

gorgeous photo!
we're going kayaking on the Chicago River


Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Green Mini-Escape: Neighborhood Exploration
7/17/09 08:05 PM

a nice tan or brown?


Apartment Therapy Chicago | What Color Paint to Go with this Dark Green Furniture? Good Questions#comments
7/17/09 07:53 PM

Great idea! Thanks Rachel!


Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Green Flooring: RetroPlate
7/22/08 05:56 PM

It was about $700, and the lamp is from Pier 1 about 2 years ago.

Thanks all!


Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Question Revisited: Before & After Desk Armoire
5/2/08 04:20 PM

Any tips for replacing a large flat wall-to-wall mounted mirror with a medecine cabinet in its place? Can you just pry off the existing mirror?


Apartment Therapy Chicago | 7 Simple Upgrades for the Bathroom
3/5/08 01:39 PM

do you dilute the vinegar?


Apartment Therapy Chicago | How To: Create a "Dust-Free" Bedroom
2/27/08 01:40 PM

i bought the Ikea ones in the wide and tall size with sliding frosted glass doors for extra storage in my kitchen. Although they are really useful and still good value given the price, the shelves are too weak to hold as much as their width allows. I thought I would store bottles of alcohol, olive oils, etc. and the shelves aren't strong enough. Still good for extra serving dishes, table cloths, etc.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Small Space Solution: The Wardrobe
2/5/08 08:50 AM

Would love it


Apartment Therapy New York | AT Email: Rowenta Pressure Iron & Steamer Giveaway - 1.31.08
1/31/08 07:42 AM

Amy gave me a great consultation for my new condo last year - ideas on what kinds of furniture and accessories to buy to pull the place together. Definitely a DIY so although I loved her ideas I may wait until I can afford to have someone execute on them for me too next time.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | design i interiors
1/23/08 06:12 PM

Thanks for the comments! I checked out the Cyril at Ikea this weekend but it doesn't have enough storage for me. I found these online but have no experience with the manufacturers. Does anyone have any experience with Home Decorators Collection, Modern Office, or Ballard Designs?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E1BEV4/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen
http://modernoffice.stores.yahoo.net/ancoar.html
http://www.ballarddesigns.com/Furniture/Armoires/Office-Armoires/Eastman-Secretary/p/1782?path=1%2C2%2C1443%2C1470%2C1667&iProductID=1782


Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Question: Modern Desk Armoire?
1/14/08 06:00 AM

The framed paper looks great! At the risk of being too matchy-matchy I would switch the blanket to a turquoise color that matches them and add some funky throw pillows that go with them as well.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Flickr Finds: Ruthieki's Decorating Project
1/11/08 11:13 AM

This is too funny! My boyfriend is moving in with me on the condition that my office converts to his "man cave" where he can work on his computer, alternate his flat screen between ESPN and Discovery, and enjoy some solitude. Hence my need for a "Modern Desk Armoire" on the Chicago page.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Blogging the Seattle Times: The Man Room
1/11/08 11:05 AM

Berry Black - dig it.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Thursday Giveaway: Win a Ferm Living Wall Sticker
1/10/08 06:11 PM

From Jess: I LOVE the suggestions! Thanks you! Am looking for maximum storage for my files and clutter, under $500. Does anyone know of one similar to the first photo from West Elm but cheaper? Will send a photo of the final purchase.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Question: Modern Desk Armoire?
1/10/08 10:43 AM