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I hope this is all made up. I would be very upset if someone who came over to my home talked smack about me in public! That is breaking about a bejillion rules.

The substance is okay though. ; >


5 \"French Women\" Strategies for a Healthy Home
7/23/14 01:15 PM

Carrie!!! Dig your post. Any time we can figure out how to fit something in neatly is a win. This is news I can use.


Pimp My Small Kitchen: 10 Cheap, Renter-Friendly Improvements
5/30/14 05:14 PM

It's not just you! I live in LA and ditto you on the displaying of knives. Clearly I watch too much tv news. (But why make it easy?)


Pimp My Small Kitchen: 10 Cheap, Renter-Friendly Improvements
5/30/14 05:12 PM

Funny. I would have done the opposite. Just changed the hardware.

But, it's true I can't really see what shape it's in.

And green is happy to look at.


Before & After: St Patrick Himself Would Be Proud of This Sideboard
3/18/14 05:16 PM

I would like to point out that one cost that most of us don't consider is the higher prices, reduced or nonexistent competition, and worse service we are *most likely* getting from these utility companies (though they don't like to be called that...) as a result of our lack of a robust public campaign finance system here in the US.

Not only that, but, I read that many phone companies are now trying to wiggle out of their *responsibility* to maintain their old land networks since "everyone" has now gone wireless. (Rural people? Forget 'em!)

And heaven help you if you forget your phone one day and try to find a working pay phone.

So. Don't forget that these things don't happen by accident. We should buy our own officials and not let the big companies get to them first.

Sorry to get political, but it's true.


6 Tips for Saving Money on Everyday Expenses Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/18/14 05:13 PM

You're still going to have to remember to check the moisture sensor/stick thing.

And if you find something that reminds you of its own free will, that something will require batteries, which will croak at some point.

Many plants will tell you when they need water, by drooping. And you can use a simple wooden dowel if you need to know more (though, I haven't seen anywhere if it hurts the plant if you're continually jabbing something down in there. Seems like it would.)

I think one way around this problem is to only have plants that you actually like. Don't have plants because you think you're supposed to. You are not a bad person if your plant dies. It just means you are meant to try again with succulents. And don't overwater them!

If you really want to get obsessed, I recommend the gardenweb forums. All kinds of info there, on every plant you can think of.


Smart Products to Keep Plants Hydrated & Healthy Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/18/14 04:51 PM

It really does look marvy. I too like the colors together. Very creative.

Let's not be too hard on the aunt. She may have been given it herself as a gift, and was attached to it. Or, meant to re-do it herself and didn't get around to it. (Like that never happens!)


Before & After: A Dilapidated Dresser Cleans Up Its Act
3/18/14 04:39 PM

Art hung at dog's-eye level. I hadn't seen that before.


The Foggy DogStore Profile
1/31/14 04:02 PM

I had an under-sink leak too! It was odd though, because it went away over the holidays and hasn't been back. I know because it was dripping onto a plastic drawer/box, and I put a sponge on top and I'd squeeze it out every night. For weeks, no water at all.

What do people think that sounds like? I thought it was maybe a hairball that cleared.

My toiletries are allll over now, and I'm afraid to put them back until I find some other kind of plastic box to put them in, in case it happens again.

And I try to keep my hair outta the sink, too. I wonder.


Declutter & Organize: Bathroom Cabinets Cleanout The January Cure: Assignment # 15
1/23/14 06:04 PM

Really gorgeous. Just beautiful.

So, sorry to be dense, but those two paintings(?) you're photo'd in front of? Whose are they? I wasn't sure what area that was.

Plus, I have to say, while I'd be devastated if someone did a nude of me and then left it out on the street ... I would then be very happy later if it landed in such a nice home!

And if I were an exhibitionist, which I'm not, doing a self-portrait and then abandoning it would be kinda fun too. Anyway, I hope she's not upset.


Evan's Modern & Cozy Manhattan Studio House Tour
1/23/14 05:36 PM

Christina from 29: nice photos. Very interesting.

Mike in Hawaii: what does the on-door lid holder look like? I'm having trouble visualizing. And does the door still close then?


10 Inexpensive Kitchen Helpers & Organizers We Can't Live Without The Organized Kitchen
1/23/14 05:15 PM

Great suggestions in the comments, and I also loved # 3. Very clever. So glad I stopped by. I have hard water issues. And I think my shower floor is some kind of vinyl/hard plastic. I'm never quite sure what to do with it. Will have to try some of these.


How to Clean Your Shower and Keep it That Way: 5 Quick Tips
1/23/14 03:36 PM

On the subject of plastic ... does anyone know a good non-plastic way to store stuff in the freezer? I have a thing about those plastic baggies. They're so useful but I wish I didn't need them. Meanwhile, I don't have that much storage for the storage, so the fact that baggies squish down is so very helpful. [Sigh.] I think there is no way around it.


10 Alternatives to Plastic Storage Bins Shopping Guide
1/23/14 03:29 PM

You guys are funny.

I want to be Mike B's friend.


Spice Up Your Decor at the Hardware Store: 5 Great Projects Made from Simple Supplies
1/23/14 03:08 PM

They *are* kind of adorable. And they are using that cart too, from the other post. Whoa, Nelly.

I get a little confused though, looking at people's really gorgeous workspaces, because it makes me want to buy up a bunch of their stuff, which is not the point, right? Or, it makes me want to clean?!

Anyway, happy 2014, you two!!!


Jeanetta & Brian's Incredible Shared Space Creative Workspace Tour
1/21/14 06:09 PM

My favorite quote, and I forget who said it, and unfortunately I don't think I liked the original phrasing, but anyhoo... "Home is the place where, when you go there, they have to let you in."

Killer Moby print. I think I'd like to visit Nether Wallop.


Chic Lit: 8 Great Literary Prints
1/21/14 06:01 PM

We still have ours, because we had to delay our Three Kings Day party because of scheduling. Ideally, right after that would be the time for us. I think some people have Christmas even later though. So it depends.

I guess fire safety is really the important issue. Ours still looks green but frankly it's probably iffy. We have to find a big bag though, to stuff it in. That will be a thing.


Weigh In: When Do You Take Down the
Christmas Tree?

1/16/14 06:19 PM

What a nice family you have, Gotmilk! That is a sweet story.

I assume everyone here has read "The Velveteen Rabbit," right? People tell me it's a children's story, but I don't know. I think it's for everyone.

But please -- don't hang him by his ears!!!! That looks painful. ; >


How To Clean Stuffed Animals
1/16/14 06:15 PM

Well, I for one wouldn't have known to stay inside. What a terrible event.

I didn't even know that buildings could be fireproof. That FDNY safety sheet is quite informative. And I'm still not sure how you're supposed to know which floor the fire is on without leaving your unit and wandering around trying to figure it out, which could be dangerous. I guess you are supposed to call the FD and tell them where you are and get advice?


Apartment Safety: What To Do In The Event of a Fire
1/16/14 06:05 PM

I think the Grevback would be substantially improved just by changing the handles. And as is, it didn't seem so bad to me. My only issue with those racks is that I thought you were supposed to air out shoes after wearing. But, maybe there's enough air in there.

"Level of chaos..." What, that??? hahahaha. My chaos can beat up your chaos! Anyhoo, what you did looks very nice.


Carolyn's Cure: Making the Entryway Work Liveblogging the January Cure 2014
1/14/14 01:34 PM