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Display Name: mswatson
Member Since: 3/9/12

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that velvet is lovely, bright but not overbearing.


Before & After: Beat Up Chair Finds Way Back to Beauty
4/9/14 10:27 AM

i ooooh-ed out loud. these chairs look fantastic.


Before & After: The Fate of Sheryl's Vintage Chairs Good Questions Revisited
4/9/14 10:24 AM

Seconding the dry paintbrush! Works like a charm!


Weekend Wipe Down: 6 Easy (& Some Weird) Ways to Clean Baseboards
4/5/14 03:16 PM

what's going on with the sliding doors? in several of the after photos it looks like they were changed to a single door & large picture window? but then the sliding doors re-appear in the last shot with their son?


Kitchen Before & After: A Beautiful, Budget-and-Kid-Friendly Renovation Reader Kitchen Remodel
4/3/14 10:49 AM

These we're floating around TJ MAXX for quite a while as well.


Ralph Lauren Polka Dot Sheets
3/4/14 09:11 AM

isn't #10 the target table with a wood topper? as seen here: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/before-after-target-stool-transforms-into-table-199969


Supporting Small Makers for Big Purchases: 10 Etsy Furniture Shops
2/6/14 02:35 PM

that is the only kind of potato grater worth using for potato pancakes! can't believe i missed this!


What Is This Mystery Kitchen Tool? Good Questions
1/3/14 12:06 PM

dear lord is that a beauty!


Enter for a Chance to Win: Mercer Tufted Loveseat from Canvas Holiday Giveaway
12/18/13 07:42 PM

pale sea glass green would work well. like the color of old school rooms.


What Color Walls with Red Shower Curtain? Good Questions
10/24/13 11:39 AM

the red cement stripe tiles on their website are also lovely (not included in the giveaway- but still- so gorgeous!)


Win: Luxury Mosaic Tile from
Mission Stone and Tile Giveaway

10/18/13 10:45 AM

the hex appeal in white would really freshen up our entryway.


Win: Luxury Mosaic Tile from
Mission Stone and Tile Giveaway

10/18/13 10:40 AM

i kicked myself for not buying one. but i came home to one bought just for me by my wonderful boyfriend. that brown clay with green glaze studio mug never fails to make me smile.


My Travel Souvenir: One Single Heath Ceramics Coffee Mug
6/25/13 01:38 PM

It's important to have a conversation about your thresholds for things such as cleanliness, clutter, etc. Some people just plain don't notice things like crumbs, dust, toothpaste in the sink, or piles of belongings. While others are sensitive about these areas.


What's Your Criteria for Choosing a Roommate? Renters Solutions
3/11/13 04:12 PM

i second that ohsheglows recipe. it is divine! you can go a little crazy with the squash to up the creaminess. so good!


Make Killer Vegan Mac and Cheese:
3 Insider Tips

2/11/13 12:15 PM

blueberry lemon baked oatmeal.


What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of February 9-10, 2013
2/8/13 08:02 PM

i add a bit of cayenne to the masa before adding the water when making sopes, so good!

i press them between a sheet of plastic wrap to get the right thickness.

smother them with black beans & avocado; so good.


For Corn Tortillas to Tamales: Masa Harina Ingredient Spotlight
12/18/12 10:26 PM

I keep a few spare needles in my wallet. Usually there's one slid in next my drivers license. They stay in the fold there or you can thread them through the wall of the coin pouch. Very handy & you're less likely to lose them. As a knitter, I keep a yarn needle next to my license so I have it if I'm working a on project away from home.


Game Changer!: Spool Of Thread With Built-In Needle Storage
10/22/12 11:20 AM

1. always bring a bottle of wine with you on long amtrak trips. i just got back from a trip on the coastal starlight & made instant pals with the only other woman who brought some wine with her.
2. peanut butter & apple sandwiches hold up well while travelling.
3. if you pick up a bag of frozen fruit (strawberries, mango or peaches work well) the fruit only gets better as it unthaws and is a nice alternative to candy.


Plan It or Wing It: What Kind of Food Traveler Are You?
9/19/12 05:21 PM