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Display Name: Michconnors
Member Since: 8/25/11

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For anyone in the Boston area, I just got a patio set (two chairs & glass topped table) at Christmas Tree Shop for $60. Combined with a patio rug from World Market that was about $40, and my unused second floor front porch is now the place to hang out for $100.


Style on a Budget: 10 Sources for Good, Cheap Outdoor Furniture & Accessories
6/10/14 04:11 PM

I have the Brimnes and have had it for two years now. The storage is great - the drawers are really deep. I use one drawer for all of our extra sheet sets and pillowcases, which is so convenient. I use another for all of my summer clothes in winter and winter in summer, so I never have to put boxes in our attic. I use another drawer to stash gifts and other miscellaneous stuff.

I do notice the bed is a little creaky occasionally now that we've had it for a couple years and I am hoping it's not too weak for years of use. The extra brackets are a good idea, maybe I should install them.

We have a memory foam mattress on it, I've never liked the Ikea mattresses.


Reviews of IKEA Mattresses & Brimnes Bed ? Good Questions
1/28/14 04:49 PM

This is why I don't understand why people pay a lot for things. It's all almost identical.


One Design, Two Budgets: An Organic Modern, Eclectic Living Room
1/20/14 10:01 AM

I wish we had something like Sweeten for Boston!


Before & After: Erica & Spencer’s Brooklyn Apartment Combination Sweeten
1/18/14 04:02 PM

This is one of my most successful make aheads for brunch: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/12/spinach-and-cheese-strata/


Help Me Find the Best Crowd-Pleasing Brunch Recipes! Good Questions
8/21/13 02:27 PM

I put some campari in buttercream frosting to make a lemon cake with campari frosting last summer, it was a hit! I just used a few tablespoons as the liquid at the end of making the frosting.


What Are Some New Ways to Use Campari? Good Questions
2/12/13 09:41 AM

Too bad Paprika doesn't have a PC version. I don't have a Mac and I've been looking for a solution to this for a while - I have hundreds of recipes in Word docs saved in file folders on my computer. Have to find another way. I was actually uploading many to Blurb.com to make my own printed cookbook, figuring that was easier to use in the kitchen.


Paprika: The Recipe Organizer App I've Been Looking For Product Review
2/6/13 09:54 PM

These were in almost every house in Italy when I lived there - took a while for me to figure out what it even was, but then I would always refill them and appreciated them. Now we have forced air heat in the States so unfortunately we can't do this anymore!


Old School Tech: Radiator Humidifiers
11/29/12 08:55 AM

I agree a "Moka" (stovetop espresso maker) is the best thing to buy - but do know Bialetti is no longer made in Italy.


What Are the Best Kitchen Souvenirs to Buy in Italy?
9/21/12 01:21 PM

So what channels do you miss with Roku? Bravo? ABC/CBS/NBC?


When You've Cut the Cable
(But Still Love TV): Roku 2 XS Tech Test Lab Review

8/30/12 02:17 PM

Do NOT buy the Instahang! It is totally useless - the nails don't come out when you push the button on it basically, so there's no point to it at all. I can't believe we fell for it and wasted the money on it!


As Seen on TV-O-Rama: 10 Weird, Wacky & Possibly Wonderful Products Home & Housewares 2012
3/20/12 10:55 PM

Love the first chair so much!


All About Upholstery
Weekend Shopper's Guide

9/4/11 08:44 AM

Blue tiles. The blue pitcher and vase give a nice punch to the room just by being in the picture, so maybe a light blue with some other accent colors mixed in.


Unique Backsplash for My Kitchen?
Good Questions

8/25/11 07:46 PM