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Display Name: HeidiJoe
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Looks like a boom mic. Very clumsy looking for a dining room, but would be great for a reading nook or office, I think!

Trend Spotting: Wall-Mounted Lamps in Place of Chandeliers in the Dining Room
5/2/14 02:21 PM

I always stock up on their unsulfured dried apricots. You can't find them anywhere else and they are so much better than regular dried apricots.

Also: any of their oils (olive, sesame, etc) and spices... their saffron is a great deal.
Blondie or brownie mix
Ultimate Vanilla Wafers (OH MAN!)
Chocolate (I buy bars to keep on hand for gifts. Perfect with a birthday card)
Shampoos, Conditioners and Soaps/Body Wash.

What Are Your Favorite Trader Joe's Products? Good Questions
5/1/14 04:32 PM

Illegal drug use is not at all polite. Nor is it funny. Please take this article down immediately, it is incredibly offensive.

Polite Salt & Pepper Shakers by David Shrigley
4/29/14 10:18 AM

I prefer a drawer. I think utensil crocks add to kitchen clutter. If you don't have a drawer or have a small kitchen, I could see using one. The one thing it has going is that all of the utensils are the same wood color, but it still looks cluttered to me.

Would You Use a Glass Vase to Hold Kitchen Tools? Kitchen Organization
4/16/14 04:29 PM

Guacamole. Hands down.

The Dishes I Never Order Out Because They're Better at Home
4/11/14 10:53 AM

I tried it... it's great in smoothies and pancakes, but to eat as peanut butter it's a no. Can't beat the real thing, especially freshly ground peanut butter!

What's the Deal with Powdered Peanut Butter? Ingredient Intelligence
3/10/14 11:54 AM

Muffins are equally bad... they're cupcakes without the frosting.

Why Doughnuts Are the Sneakiest Breakfast Item of All Time
3/4/14 12:55 PM

The question is, who doesn't do it this way?

How To Slice an Avocado Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
2/28/14 11:54 AM

Anything labeled Low-Fat or Fat-Free was the 90s. Gross.

10 Recipes That Defined the 1990s Recipes of the Decade
2/27/14 12:04 PM

I think of the 80s as all packaged foods... Hamburger Helper, Stouffer's Mac and Cheese and Suddenly Salad Pasta Salad mix.

10 Recipes That Defined the 1980s Recipes of the Decade
2/26/14 10:33 AM

We still make Lipton Onion dip... has to be the Lipton brand, too. Since it comes in a two-pack, we use one whole pack and then just the dried onions from the second packet to make it extra onion-y.

10 Recipes That Defined the 1960s Recipes of the Decades
2/24/14 10:58 AM

I made pop corn last night.... a spoonful of coconut oil, 1/4 cup of kernels... pop on the stove. Top with Melted Earth balance and a little nutritional yeast. So delicious, and vegan too.

Can You Make Stovetop Popcorn With Water Instead of Oil? Putting Tips to the Test in The Kitchn
2/14/14 09:32 AM

I think it's ugly unless you are actively having a party. Set up the bar cart for a party and put the bottles out, otherwise for daily use just display your pretty bar glasses.

Fun or Faux Pas? Liquor Bottles on Display
2/13/14 09:54 AM

Yessss! Or the other one... Christopher Lowell.

6 Big Home Trends from the 1990s
(That Just Might Return)

2/12/14 10:53 AM

I love my diaper bag... It is Kate Spade, and it was a gift. I love the stroller straps, it came with a changing pad, and there are plenty of pockets. Plus, it opens really well so I can see everything inside of it. I think it is cute enough as a purse, so on days when I'm out with my babe I just throw my wallet and phone in there along with her stuff and we are both covered.

Also, I can't say enough how muslin wraps saved us. The Aden and Anais brand are nice and big. They make the best swaddles, but they also are great to lay on the floor or those gross public changing tables, they make a great breathable nursing cover, too.

Alison's List: Baby Goods I'm Glad I Bought & Ones I Wish I Hadn't
2/11/14 03:50 PM

The Rock and Play is so great. My baby is 6 months old (preemie) not rolling over yet, and she sleeps through the night in it. It's easy to take from room to room and in the car when we go visit family.

Alison's List: Baby Goods I'm Glad I Bought & Ones I Wish I Hadn't
2/11/14 03:41 PM

I don't think white kitchens ever went out of style. Or minimalism.

6 Big Home Trends from the 1990s
(That Just Might Return)

2/11/14 03:22 PM

I love all the Velveeta snobs. That means more Velveeta and Ro-Tel for me on SuperBowl Sunday!

What's the Deal With This Velveeta Shortage? The Cheesemonger
1/30/14 11:16 AM

As long as you don't have any double dippers. It being flu season and all.

Switch Up Your Christmas Dinner: Make Fondue The Cheesemonger
12/18/13 03:45 PM

Pizza out overnight on the counter is revolting. But ice cold from the fridge the morning after for breakfast? Almost better than oven fresh!

Home Habits: The Gross-o-Meter
7/8/13 01:10 PM