Barb in CT's Profile

Display Name: Barb in CT
Member Since: 1/31/11

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OMG That's fabulous!


Work Spaces for Small Places: IKEA Expedit to DIY Standing Desk Ikea Hackers
5/22/14 10:59 AM

DO IT! DO IT!


Jamie's Cozy & Colorful Chicago Loft House Call
3/9/14 07:39 PM

This article makes me smile.


Pets in the People Bed: Tips for a Cleaner & Cozier Pet Pajama Party Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/7/14 05:37 PM

*sob* I only wish my cat would sleep on the bed with me.


How To Keep Pets from Waking You Up Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/7/14 03:51 PM

Ruth Handler, the creator of Barbie got the idea watching her daughter play with paper dolls and thought a physical doll would allow for better play. The dimensions were landed upon to keep the scale down.

No the clothes didn't come first, but they were the reason for the doll, not the other way around.


You Can Buy Artist's Average Woman-Sized Barbie Doll Design News
3/7/14 03:47 PM

$12 for a vintage Lane Acclaim table at Goodwill.


Top Ten: Best Coffee Tables Apartment Therapy's Annual Guide 2014
3/7/14 03:22 PM

Jenks likes to bat his water bowl around before reaching and giving the water itself a beat down, so to contain all this water abuse I placed his (vintage Pyrex) bowls on a (also vintage, nothing but the best for MY cat) acrylic tortoise shell tray. Makes clean-up a breeze and it was ALL courtesy of my local Goodwill!


Stylish DIY Pet Bowls & Beds You Can Live With Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/7/14 03:15 PM

OK, you win! I was just going to say I use vintage Pyrex to feed & water my cat from! I guess feeding the cat outweighs dinnerware sacrilege!


Stylish DIY Pet Bowls & Beds You Can Live With Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/7/14 03:12 PM

I spent years chasing my cats off the kitchen counters. I was successful, training each new kitty that kitchen cabinet surfing was NOT a good thing. Until Jenks was diagnosed diabetic and I needed a safe surface to administer his twice daily shots. Suddenly, keeping my counter tops cat free was less important that J-man's health. He gets his shot and then his treats - all while laying on my counter tops. When we're done, the counters get thoroughly wiped down. The irony of this is that he never counter surfed from the start, and still doesn't.


Tips for Keeping Cats Off Kitchen Counters Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/7/14 03:07 PM

I can't think of a single why I would want to navigate Ikea in record time. Part of the joy (for me at least) is meandering, taking my time, trying out all the chairs and sofas, playing in the faux kitchens, bedrooms and apartments and generally enjoying the store like it's a grown-up toy store.


Tips for Navigating IKEA In Record Time
3/7/14 02:59 PM

I have long wanted to replace the bedroom doors in my apartment with french style doors. I'm blessed with good light in the front of my apartment, not so much in the back. Also would help with my occasional claustrophobia.


Renovation Inspiration: Doors that Let Sunlight In Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/6/14 03:40 PM

Yeah, well she's a crack pot who would have some other crazy rainbow to follow if not Barbie. What about the guy who had plastic surgery to look like Superman? The media isn't knocking that testosterone fueled version of male perfection.


You Can Buy Artist's Average Woman-Sized Barbie Doll Design News
3/6/14 03:33 PM

Yeah, OK, I was being defensive. But as a Barbie and general fashion doll collector, I've been forward this article and articles like it for years. I'm just tired of it. Today alone I've seen this article on almost every site I've been to. The LAST place I expected to see was AT.

Barbie is a toy. Period.


You Can Buy Artist's Average Woman-Sized Barbie Doll Design News
3/6/14 03:30 PM

Barbie was intended to be a mannequin when she first came out - the clothes were the object of play. To make the clothes fit properly and look good, she needed smaller dimensions so they would lay right. Barbie was never intended to be a physical role model. Anyone who looks at her as one has no idea what they are talking about. Barbies' attributes are only an in issue to people with small minds and no imagination. She doesn't cause anorexia or bulimia or teen pregnancy or ethnic cleansing. Why weren't Cabbage patch dolls blasted? Or G.I. Joe? I am SO sick of these articles about what Barbie would like IRL. SHE ISN'T REAL! SHE WOULDN'T LIKE ANYTHING OTHER THAN WHAT SHE IS. IRL Barbie is and 11 1/2 DOLL. She's a TOY.


You Can Buy Artist's Average Woman-Sized Barbie Doll Design News
3/6/14 12:21 PM

How did you know about all the baking soda I accidentally bought cus I didn't check my pantry?


Organization Motivation: 6 Easy Ways to Save Money by Getting Organized
3/5/14 07:25 PM

very nice!


Before & After: Natalie's New, Blue Chair Special
3/5/14 12:29 PM

Well that goes without saying! =)

(Hello right back atcha!)


Daring Details: Painted Shelf Brackets
3/3/14 05:00 PM

I like these...I believe I have some brackets that need to be orange!


Daring Details: Painted Shelf Brackets
3/3/14 03:42 PM

I can not even fathom not washing new clothes before wearing them. I even clean earrings before I put them in my ears!


2 Completely Disgusting Reasons to Wash Before You Wear
3/3/14 11:01 AM

Very nice. The floors are fabulous! I can see why their friends wanna hang out and lounge!


Mimi's Bright and Welcoming Brooklyn Home House Tour
3/2/14 07:11 PM