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How to Tone Down (or Play Up!) Pink Vintage Bathroom Tile
7/23/14 12:37 PM

I spent a year in Denmark and remember that they loved their coffee. Whenever and wherever people gathered--even the beach during summer--there was always a carafe of coffee.

Coffee Around the World: How Swedes Drink Coffee Smart Coffee for Regular Joes
6/27/14 11:16 PM

The thought of hip kids makes me sad. Why should kids be hip? Do we even want our kids to be hip? How about "Kids' Beach Gear That Will Make Their Parents Feel Hip"

Kids Style Board: Hip Kid's Beach Gear
6/20/14 11:59 AM

My mom never made us make our beds, but now I do every morning. One rule of my mom's that I follow is no shoes in the house.

6 Dumb Household Rules You Hated Growing Up, but Now Totally Understand
6/17/14 11:16 AM

The bunny is a rex or maybe mini-rex. They have great personalities--very smart-- and fur that feels like velvet.

Style on a Budget: 10 Sources for Good, Cheap Furniture
5/21/14 09:22 PM

Any ideas for preventing a doggy smell when vacuuming? I've tried sweeping up most of the dog hair w/ a broom before vacuuming, vacuuming up a potpourri of hot cider spices and putting a dryer sheet in the vacuum bag, but the air still smells like dog when I vacuum.

Big List of Tips for a Less-Stinky Home: How to Manage Pet Odors
3/7/14 12:14 PM

We use the NoseFrida a lot and definitely recommend it. My daughter wasn't terribly into Sofie, but she was never one to put things in her mouth a lot. Personally, I love all the receiving blankets. My husband was an expert swaddler and used them to swaddle our daughter. Now, we use them in layers to cover her up in her crib instead of a comforter (don't worry, she's two, so she's beyond the "no blankets in the crib" stage). So, I'm with you on the no bedding set. We've gotten by with fitted sheets and receiving blankets.

Roni's List: Baby Items I'm Glad I Bought & Ones I Wish I Hadn't
2/28/14 12:48 PM

I don't understand the appeal of big showers. Really, how much space do you need to take a shower? Plus, they're just too hard to clean and they don't keep the heat in. I don't think people understand that big open showers get cold.

Bathroom Trend: A Tub Inside The Shower
2/12/14 07:22 PM

I used to always make these during my Christmas breaks. I used the recipe from my mom's old Betty Crocker cookbook. In there, they're called Russian Tea Cakes. I always loved licking the coating of powered sugar off my fingers!

Recipe: Spiced Mexican Wedding Cookies Recipes from The Kitchn
12/19/13 09:15 PM

Wow! It looks great. I like the half-wall. It keeps the space open and bright while providing some separation between the two areas. Without, you wouldn't get a sense of entry as you come inside.

Meg and Josh's Mudroom: The Big Reveal Renovation Diary
12/8/13 09:04 PM

The 90s granite in the kitchen. It looks like fungi splotches. Also, all the crap in our driveway--garbage cans, bird seed, tools. It looks like the Beverly Hillbillies live here. Oh, and the big dog bed and dog gates.

What Is Your Biggest Home \"Embarrassment\"?
10/14/13 09:11 PM

These are fine solutions if you don't use your fireplace, but what if you do? And glass doors are not a solution. http://www.kjct8.com/news/Glass-On-Gas-Fireplaces-Pose-Burn-Danger/-/163152/436614/-/i2w4iuz/-/index.html

10 Ways to (Stylishly) Childproof a Fireplace
10/1/13 03:25 PM

The "after" reminds me of a kitchen that's still in the midst of being renovated.

Before & After: Reclaimed & Recycled Kitchen Redo
8/27/13 08:33 PM

I was happy that the friends who hosted my baby shower sent out paper invitations. They just seemed more special and I could keep one as a keepsake.

Entertaining Etiquette: When Are Evites Acceptable?
6/21/13 09:45 PM

My 18-month old won't touch anything green anymore and has decided that she doesn't like carrots. She lives on string cheese, mac and cheese (prefers Panera's), bananas, mandarin orange slices, fruit cups, strawberries, and yogurt (Yo-Baby and Yo-Toddler yogurts or plain Greek yogurt, which I mix with Plum Organics purees). She also loves peanut butter, graham crackers, and toast.

7 Things My Toddlers Would (Almost) Always Eat
5/15/13 04:07 PM

There's no way I could change my daughter in her crib. I'm short (5' 2") and since the crib doesn't have a drop-down side, I practically need a step stool just to get enough clearance to get her in the crib.

Alternatives to Traditional Changing Tables
5/10/13 12:19 PM

My papaw made me stilts out of Folgers coffee cans.

Buy or DIY: Stilts for Kids' Active Play
5/9/13 09:11 PM

I meant, minus the Newborn Napper, which is pictured on the left.

Alternatives to Traditional Changing Tables
5/9/13 07:54 PM

For the longest time, we just used a pack and play much like this one (minus the bassinet) instead of a crib and changing table. It had a diaper changing station and storage underneath.

Alternatives to Traditional Changing Tables
5/9/13 07:52 PM

What a happy room! Congrats on baby George!

George's Modern & Vintage Mix My Room
5/1/13 03:13 PM