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A Little Goes a Long Way: A Bold Dose of Hot Pink Around the House
7/16/14 05:46 PM

Fresh pineapple on a burger is one of my faves!


Recipe: Hawaiian Burgers with Grilled Pineapple Grill Recipes from The Kitchn
7/15/14 12:04 AM

Miho? Is she a gumiho? Sorry, too much kdrama. My spouse and I eat in front of the tv.... we don't have a table, but in less than a week we move to our first house where we can have a table to eat at!


Photo Series Shows Where People Eat Dinner Design News
7/14/14 09:25 PM

My firsthoughts landlord loved my guinea pig so much she would watch him for me if I went out of town. My second however, asked me if I "really needed it". Ugh. I was moving in with a friend who had a cat, and I told him my old piggy slept most of the time and hated to walk, so he was only out of his cage when I forced him. He said "but still, aren't they stinky and filthy? " I was livid at this point. I told him I bathed my piggy regularly, and said that if he was okay with an uncaged cat w a lkin g a round clawing and pissing and shedding, then he should have zero issues with a caged sleepy old animal. I realize he knew zero about guinea pigs, but come on, a cat is a million times worse!


Tips For Negotiating a Lease with Exotic Pets
7/11/14 02:24 PM

I really like this, but the umbrella is all wrong.


A California Patio Exploding With Pattern & Color Professional Project
6/28/14 05:20 PM

Oh my gosh Pi, get out of my head! Haha. I agree with all your posts here.

I have seen some cluttered, nasty pictures and homes. If you don't care enough about the surface looks of your home I will assume you don't take care of below the surface problems and that the house won't pass inspection. And anytime an owner was there we didn't stay long. Just because the homeowner recently painted with "stylish" colors doesn't mean the house is worth more now. I don't like coffee colors or sage green so I'm not as excited since all I see is my added cost for primer. I haven't liked any kitchens we have looked at, so I'm going to pay less for a house with an outdated kitchen I can remodel on a budget than pay for upgrades I don't like ( I'm looking at you brown granite and dark cabinets).

After we bought our home and did inspection, etc, or realtor asked us if we wanted to go back to the house once more before we closed to take measurements, check our paint colors in the light, and so on. The WHOLE freaking family was there, awkward teenagers, dogs, and all. It was WEIRD. I felt like a snoop and didn't care how much they wanted to chat about the upgrades they made that I planned to change. We couldn't discuss openly the things we wanted to change because it would have felt rude doing so. We only got a couple measurements we wanted before getting out of there and my husband had a bad taste in his mouth for a week because the the wife-owner was obnoxious. So sellers, unless you are requested to be there, please leave!


Five Things I Learned About Real Estate From Reality TV
6/26/14 04:06 PM

Great timing, I'm moving into our new house in 3 weeks!


It's Moving Season!: Printable Housewarming Invites Oh Happy Day
6/26/14 12:23 PM

The kitchen in the home we just bought does not have soffits which bothers me. I'd rather have them than that dusty space where spiders go to die.


10 Ways to Disguise a Kitchen Soffit Kitchen Design
6/25/14 06:22 PM

Lololololololol I watched the prancersize video and the parodies and my mascara is down my chin! When home alone I gorge on sugary snacks like fruit roll ups and gushers...maybe even a whole box, then hide the evidence from my husband. Then to offset I "excersize" by "interpretive dancing" in front of the tv as it plays period dramas or The Beautician and The Beast, OR Ever After. Sometimes I lay on the floor and try to hold my legs and butt up in the air like we all did as kids. I never play music when I'm alone but I do sing opera, then jazz, lyrics made up so I think I'm clever and talented.


12 Things You Only Do at Home When Alone
6/24/14 12:29 AM

Geez a doughnut garland or hat isn't going to make your kid obese, get over it. And some of us like pink enough to decorate with it a bit more boldly than just a kitchen aid mixer. Also fruits, especially watermelon and citrus are also trendy right now.
These are cute. I love love love doughnuts and their inedible decor counterparts so thank you for this post!


DIY Project Trend: Donuts with Pink Icing & Sprinkles
6/23/14 07:15 PM

This article is nice and useful, but can I just vent a little? One of my peeves as an extrovert is when people assume that because I'm loud and friendly I do not know how to have, or would enjoy, meaningful one on one conversations and that I feel lonely when alone. I have always been a person who feels the pain of others deeply, I write very melancholic poetry, I can be engrossed in a book for hours only to finish and text all my friends to go out. Being loud and social doesn't mean one is not pensive and thoughtful. I cannot tell you how often people assume I'm shallow, or an airhead. I'm just brave; I feel fortunate for all that I have and I'm not afraid of much. But I'm not reckless and don't act on impulse, I use logic with an equal mix of crazy and haven't made a bad decision yet! I like silence at home because there is to much noise in my head already. I married a true introvert as well, and it can be trying at times but we both have our "alone" space ( BTW he is the one who likes music in the house, blech). I always feel like extroverts get a bad rap for being annoying ( I totally admit to being annoying though but not all extroverts are). I was never the mysterious beauty that people write novels about, but that didn't make me the shallow flirt people gossiped about either. I'm more of the kooky adventurer I guess.

/end rant.


Design Tips for Introverts & Extroverts (and How to Tell Which One You Are)
6/19/14 09:28 PM

Haha Pi! At least in this bathroom we know which is the sink and which is the toilet!


Before & After: Powder Room Exceeds Its Potential
6/17/14 02:54 PM

I agree. I invited friends from out of state and country. Word of mouth? Yeah right. I included a small card with registry info. If I hadn't, I would have had to tell people left and right where we registered and that sounded like a hassle for me and them.


Wedding Etiquette:
5 Rules to Keep and 5 to Toss

6/16/14 12:51 PM

Costco had good towels and I usually hit up TJMaxx for fun colors. If you like beach towels kristawn, try tjmaxx or Marshalls wh ed n the u r summer stock arrives...not a cartoon to be seen.


Style on a Budget: 10 Sources for Good, Cheap Towels
6/13/14 06:45 PM

Love it!


Francie's Morning Magic Small Cool Contest
6/8/14 07:20 PM

Find out if your city offers ghost tours. Mine does (it doesn't offer a lot else) and I'm planning on doing it so I can learn a bit more about my towns history. They take you places in your town you didn't know existed and for any history buffs it's a must.


How to Be a Tourist in Your Own City: 8 Fun, Affordable Ideas Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer
6/8/14 01:18 PM

Source for those school like dining chairs? Probably only available in the Netherlands.


Ellen's Tough Design Choices Small Cool Contest
6/3/14 06:39 PM

Pier 1 has gem soaps. They were clearanced for $1 last week.


10 Stylish Gifts Under $20
5/30/14 07:07 PM

Hmm more gratuitous sex, gory violence, and four letter predictable babble. That's all HBO is. I could get into the stories if those things were toned way down. Call me old fashioned or a prude, but after reading the newspaper each morning I want to watch quirky happy shows, intense themes are fine, but I can't emotionally handle a lot of garbage in those shows.


Holy Premium Channels: Where To Stream HBO & Showtime Shows Tonight
5/30/14 07:02 PM

Lucky duck! Pick some colours you love and use their pastel and neon counterparts. Curtains and dishes and vibrant artwork in white frames.


Ways to Personalize All-White Rental? Good Questions
5/26/14 03:47 PM