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Display Name: MPCoady
Member Since: 3/30/11

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I have no patience for people who can't be bothered to write a simple thank you note (hand written, posted in the mail the "old fashioned" way). It smacks of self-centered entitlement if someone can't be bothered to take a few minutes to express their gratitude.


Wedding Etiquette:
5 Rules to Keep and 5 to Toss

6/16/14 12:41 PM

We have a bag of "trash" (non-compostable food scraps, non-recyclable food packaging) in the freezer so that those things don't stink up the kitchen trash (or the rolling tote in the garage under the house) until trash day. Things like butter wrappers end up in there too.


Why Didn't We Think Of That? 18 Genius Kitchen Organizing Tips From Our Readers Reader Intelligence Report
4/30/14 01:05 PM

We use the Grundtal system in our [very small] bathroom. One pot/container for each person's toothbrush and toothpaste. Easy to clean (the bins are plastic) and keeps the clutter off the vanity top, which makes cleaning that area easier too.


15 Ways to Use IKEA's Fintorp System All Over The House
4/22/14 02:51 PM

Ours are mostly used to schlep kids toys and other overnight stuff to the grandparents or on vacation. Great for blankets/bedding and towels.


In Praise of IKEA's FRAKTA Bag
4/8/14 09:56 AM

I always loved creating cozy reading nooks as a child and still love a cozy spot. Just about every design idea I've "pinned" for my kids includes some sort of little hideaway.


Kids Closets Used as Reading Nooks
11/8/13 02:30 PM

The zoning bylaws in my community require that the more attractive side of the fence face the neighboring property. So, if installed incorrectly, the additional costs of addressing the zoning violation are on the fence owner.


Before & After: Fence Facelift
9/12/13 11:07 AM

We have a non-diaper genie diaper pail. I put a paper towel with a 5 to 10 drops of eucalyptus oil in the bottom of the pail (between the pail and the bag). Works pretty well to cover lingering odors. I "refresh" it when we change the bag.


The Dreaded Dirty Diaper Smell...and How To Avoid It
7/1/13 02:03 PM

It's a beautiful transformation, but I was thinking the same thing re: spacing and code/safety.


Before & After: Kelly's Staircase Remodel on a Budget
3/14/13 10:29 AM

I'm inspired to tackle our pantry when I get home tonight...I hope the feeling lasts! Where did you find the slide out wire "drawers" in the photo? I think something like that would be very helpful for my setup.


Rochelle's January Cure: My Second Week January Cure Diaries
1/16/13 10:50 AM