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Display Name: ellenpasta
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Waffles! I generally make extra when I cook them so I can throw them in the freezer for quick meals or snacks when needed. You can fold things into them like tacos, make all sorts of flavors, use them with savory or sweet foods. I like cornmeal or wheat flour with finely chopped walnuts.


What Meals Should I Freeze Before Our Baby Arrives? Good Questions
3/20/13 01:02 PM

Pretty sure my family is the only one left in the country w/o Netflix.


Lucky Seven: TV Shows Worth Streaming on Netflix
11/5/12 02:01 PM

I have two pull-out cutting boards in my tiny galley kitchen and I've always been afraid to use them for the same reasons. This is very helpful! I believe I'll be taking advantage of this extra space very soon!


How To Clean & Deodorize a
Wooden Cutting Board (Naturally!)

8/28/12 10:37 AM

Nevermind! Got it! "The ConServ Refrigerator"


Jennifer's Modern Functional Kitchen Small Cool Kitchens 2012
7/16/12 09:36 PM

What is the info on that refrigerator?


Jennifer's Modern Functional Kitchen Small Cool Kitchens 2012
7/16/12 09:28 PM

I actually love this. I used to have a wall of this color green in my bedroom, my son's crib is just like that one, and the paint-by-numbers were one of my favorite things as a kid. I was just thinking of getting some for my daughter! I agree with others, though, about painting those frames.


Paint By Number Artwork in the Nursery
5/22/12 09:07 AM

Wow... the critics! Ya know, some couples connect through doing projects together. The before might be perfectly functional, but there is nothing wrong with recreating it for your little girl. Fun project, awesome results, very happy daughter. Sounds like a win to me!


Before & After: From Worn-Out To Wonderful Tricycle Makeover
5/1/12 10:10 AM

My yard looks almost exactly like your before picture. We moved into our home almost 2 years ago, but priorities so far have not included the backyard. It's nice to see what we could have in a few years!


ThirdCoastGirl's Before & After Yard My Great Outdoors
4/26/12 11:47 AM

Does anyone else think of Myst?


A Whimsical Treehouse in Whistler Dwell
4/17/12 10:06 PM

So, it's not a nursery item but... a good camera. :)


What Are Your Nursery Must-Haves? Nesting a Nursery
3/4/12 01:32 PM

I love it!


Before & After: Trashed Hutch Turned Vanity Dresser
Sweet Pickins

2/13/12 11:43 AM

POCKET DOOR! Do you have room in the wall to consider this? It would free up some space on the wall across from the toilet. We also have a super tiny bathroom with a similar layout and we are planning to do this.

Also, I've had to (on multiple occasions) bathe a toddler in a shower stall. It's not something you want to be doing on a regular basis.


Remove Tub in Small Bathroom?
Good Questions

2/4/12 10:55 PM

Not photoshopped. If you look at the buttons on the other couch, then you start to see what it actually is. Though, that doesn't make it any less creepy to me.


Furniture Fright Night: The Creepy Demon Face in the Sofa
2/4/12 10:36 PM

Beautiful, comfortable, and it looks like someone actually LIVES there. Love it!


Emily's Rochester Merrypad
House Tour

2/2/12 12:23 PM

This hasn't been a problem for me so far this year. Pregnancy kicks the nesting into high gear, so all those odd jobs become the No. 1 priority. Give me a few weeks, though, and I'll be neglecting them all over again.


20 Home Tasks to Get Done During Downtime
1/31/12 10:04 PM

I guess maybe I have an exceptional group of friends. I just came from my own mini-baby-shower (for the 2nd baby) and no one tried to take pictures...but I guess many of them don't have facebook either (No, they are not in their 50s. They are in their 20s). Onto my point. If it were my home, I wouldn't stop them from taking photos, but I don't see any problem with asking people not to post photos on facebook. I did that for my bachelorette party.


The Etiquette of Sharing Photos
Good Questions

1/14/12 09:38 PM

Eh, I have a coffee pot but I've always used a regular pot on the stove or a cup in the microwave for tea.


Hot Tip! Coffee & Tea: A Coffee Maker Two-fer
1/14/12 02:15 PM

Why purchase 3 photo boxes when you can use shoe boxes? That's what we use! If you want them to be pretty, then pull out the wrapping paper or paint.


Before & After: Reorganizing a Family Medicine Cabinet
Pancakes & French Fries

1/13/12 02:23 PM

Oh but keep in mind, if you buy ahead, you might not want onesies or one-piece pjs for 24 months. You may be potty training!


Tips For Organizing Baby Clothes
1/7/12 12:29 PM

It IS difficult to buy for a small baby when they can grow so unpredictably, but I started looking for 24M/2T sizes once my daughter hit 9-12 months. Things like pajamas, hoodies, long-sleeved shirts... you can wear those for 3 seasons in PA. layer layer layer! And coats are actually kind of nice when they are a little big. I save more specific purchases like swimwear and seasonal shoes for purchase only at the time of need.

And truly, I do the "too small" bin in the closet and it is a wonderful thing. It keeps my husband from attempting to dress our little girl in clothes that don't fit anymore.


Tips For Organizing Baby Clothes
1/7/12 12:26 PM