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Member Since: 9/14/11

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Since there's not much room for anything but sleeping, I would actually paint the nook a really dark blue so you wouldn't be able to see the ceiling/walls at night. In the dark, it would seem like the space went on forever. Lighter paint would probably be visible in the dark and remind you how small the space is. I would also wind some white gauze and string lights around the railing to use as a nightlight.
And I agree with everyone else: comfy, fluffy bedding is a must!


How Can I Make This Lofted Bed Cozy, Not Claustrophobic? Good Questions
6/13/13 11:23 AM

I could never live with this because I would have to check under the floor for serial killers every time I had to pee.


Creative Solutions: A Hidden Bathtub Marie Claire Maison
10/1/12 03:05 PM

Yes, this is brilliant! Thank you for this article. I'm looking forward to following this series.


Spring Seeding: March at Quail Hill Farm A Year in the Life of a Farm
5/2/12 01:15 PM

But yes, I do agree with @Dulcibella, the most off-putting thing about the plan is the phrase "sleep in the closet." Fort, nook, spaceship, or really anything else sounds more appealing.


Is it OK for Kids to Sleep in the Closet?
3/29/12 04:07 PM

P.S. I do agree with @Dulcibella, the most off-putting thing about the plan is the phrase "sleep in the closet." Fort, nook, spaceship, or really anything else sounds more appealing.


Is it OK for Kids to Sleep in the Closet?
3/29/12 04:07 PM

Since everyone is sharing stories, I thought I'd add that even as an adult in college (twice in dorms, once while married in our first apartment), I pimped out closets with a pallet where I could study and nap. It was awesome! This could be a really cool, personalized hang-out for your kid. I'd say that as long as they're into it and you can make it a safe space, let them have their bed in the closet!


Is it OK for Kids to Sleep in the Closet?
3/29/12 03:52 PM

This was one of my favorite stops on my elopement/honeymoon trip.
It was so peaceful


Green Style: Portland Japanese Gardens
11/4/11 12:27 PM

Most exterminators or pest control specialists should also have access to sherman live traps. These are completely humane and non-toxic. They're basically just a metal box with a trap door that's activated once the animal walks inside. I'm a biologist so I've used these lots of times to catch rodents in the field. I don't exactly know what pest control people do with animals that they capture live, but I'm sure there are no-kill options out there if you search around. :)


Help! A Non-Toxic and Humane Way To Get Rid of Mice?
Good Question

10/21/11 02:57 PM

Oh please!
Why not mold your spaghetti? If some people want to present their food like this, I say let them. If other people want to transfer all of their food to pretty serving dishes before they eat, go ahead! I won't be doing either of these things as I prefer to go from pot to plate, but I'm not going to get snooty about how people want to present their food, haha. If you make extra pasta, this could be an interesting way to store it.


Spaghetti in a Ring: Shape Your Pasta Before Serving?
My Recipes

10/14/11 02:39 PM

I've seen some really cute fences created with those chain link slats. They come in lots of colors (that you can mix and match!) and some companies even sell faux-branch ones that make your fence look a hedge.
A quick google search even shows people that have woven giant doily-like designs on their fences. Get creative! A unique chain-link fence could be cooler than an pre-fab replacement option.


How Can I Update or Replace a Chain Link Fence?
Good Question

9/14/11 11:45 AM