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Display Name: mjr
Member Since: 2/25/08

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Thanks for this.

DIY Renters Solutions: How to Replace a Showerhead
7/15/14 05:08 PM

Gorgeous. I love it.

Before & After: Backyard Blight Turns Out of Sight
7/15/14 04:58 PM

I actually just said "wow" out loud. I love it!

Before & After: A Damaged Desk Gets a Dramatic Change
7/7/14 12:04 PM

Pet hair and dust will cling to your appliances if you do this :(

How To Clean Stainless Steel Appliances with Vinegar and Oil Cleaning Lessons from the Kitchn
7/6/14 01:05 PM

delightfullyhostile is right. That's a West Elm rug. I have one, and it's nice in person too :)

Sara's Scandinavian-Style Downtown Brooklyn Condo House Call
6/24/14 05:59 PM

G speaks,

Your comment is so subjective, I'm not sure anyone could provide an acceptable answer to your question.

Cull, Curate & Create: Advice on Handling the \"Stuff\" in a Home
6/21/14 10:49 AM

Burl =$

Can You Spot the Most Valuable American Antique? American Style Quiz
6/19/14 03:52 PM

Um, that would be "adoption of the little one". Whoops!

Myka and George's Modern Abode House Tour
6/17/14 04:52 PM

I love this place. They have managed to take a generic apartment and transform it into a charming home with enviable restraint and consistency. I love the whole thing!
The basinet is beautiful. Best of luck with the option of the little one :)

Myka and George's Modern Abode House Tour
6/17/14 09:54 AM


To make money.

Here in Miami, for example, you can see tiny dilapidated houses that look like they should be condemned, the owners of which likely have almost nothing to their names aside from the one or 2 chickens running around, and then you see a gigantic mature mango tree with a thousand fruits hanging off it in the yard. Same with papaya trees, but they only have a few fruits.

Actually, now that I think about it, the other day I was at Home Depot, and there was a guy selling mangoes out of a cart in the parking lot. Happens everywhere and all the time in these parts.


We have no shortage of rainfall here, so the trees just care for themselves.

This Site Helps You Buy Fruit Off Your Neighbors' Trees Design News
6/15/14 10:04 AM


Jessica's \"More is More\" Small Cool Contest
6/12/14 11:21 PM

Oh wow the kitchen is beautiful!

Rupert's Form & Function Small Cool Contest
6/12/14 11:19 PM

I have moved a gazillion times. Things that come to mind right away:

-Use banana boxes! They are the perfect size for everything, are strong, and the lid slides on and off, but is secure --> no need for tape.

- Keep a swiffer handy so you can quickly clean the space under where you will be placing your mattress on the floor on the first night because you are too tired to assemble the bed :)

- Don't bother with coffee makers, etc. Get takeout coffee and food the first day.

- Keep pet beds and food handy, put them in a spot that isn't chaos, so they can chill in peace while you run around stressing and hauling. Take your dog for a little walk, so he can stretch his legs and feel a little calmer (and fully pottied) before you start unpacking, and he can start getting used to his new environment with a full belly and an empty bladder.


- Normally we rent a Penske and hire movers to load/unload, but this time we used PODS because we had a gap between apartments and didn't want to use storage.
- More expensive than renting, say, a Penske
- Needs to be completely full, otherwise stuff moves around a LOT. Even if almost everything is in boxes, a dining chair can shift and fall into your bike, etc. if the POD isn't totally full.
- Beware of where you have it parked. Some jerk parked really close to ours and we were charged $75 (this is a 'per attempt' fee) because the truck could not access the POD to remove it.

Smart Tips for People Who Move Frequently
6/12/14 11:08 PM

I really like the art in the bedroom, but I find it difficult to vote for this home because the pictures and the floor plan don't provide enough information about how the space is used. At 175 sq ft, I want to see how food gets made or where you sit to eat it when it's snowing outside.

Joseph's Charm & Vibe Small Cool Contest
6/11/14 10:36 AM


Tiffany & Allan's Ship Captain's Studio Small Cool Contest
6/9/14 01:53 PM

I laughed out loud at this. And then I thought right away of the movie "Doubt", which has some interiors that you might enjoy. Actually I think some of the scenes contain all of your criteria :-P

6 Ways to Pinpoint Your Home Decor Style
6/7/14 06:10 PM

Do tell!

High and Low: The New Classics, Super Budget Edition
6/5/14 12:04 PM

I love the bathroom decor :)

Lacey's Lovely Light Small Cool Contest
6/2/14 02:04 PM

Awesome restraint!

Juan Pedro's Making It His Own Small Cool Contest
6/2/14 02:02 PM

It's a philodendron. I love them too, plus they're super-easy to care for...and by care for I mean keep alive :-)

Jennifer's Found Treasures Small Cool Contest
6/2/14 02:00 PM