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Display Name: Miss Riss
Member Since: 3/29/12

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Raise the cabinets to the ceiling.


How Do I Get Expensive Looking Kitchen Upgrades on a Budget? Good Questions
6/17/13 03:57 PM

You put it so lovely. :-)


It's 2013. What's the Role of Dad?
6/15/13 01:16 AM

I think the role of both mothers and fathers (while different) are both very important. I also don't think that one role is more important than the other. Children need both a mom and a dad. I have two sets of parents as my biological parents are divorced. In both homes my dad worked full time but were still involved in my life and raising me. We have had great conversations and and my fathers examples throughout the years have taught me many important things in my life about being a good person and doing good things.


It's 2013. What's the Role of Dad?
6/15/13 01:13 AM

I am big on privacy when it comes to where I sleep so I would want to divide my space.


Studio Living: To Divide or Not To Divide?
5/12/13 12:27 AM

That is not fun. Especially the part about the subway. In situations that are stressful I go for praying, looking on the bright side, and distracting my self from problems (if they are unfixable, like your moving truck not being around) (oh and service works great at distracting a person from their problems and making them not look so bad). I am not saying that I am great at doing this every time or that those are the first things that come to mind when I have problems of my own, but I have found those to be best solutions to problems and trials.

Good luck and I hope your movers didn't break/steal anything like mine did.


Moving: What Do You Do When Everything Goes Wrong?
5/3/13 07:47 PM

I don't mind having most people over to my house but every now and then someone will ask me if they can stay and I don't want to say yes. Any ideas on how to break that to them gently?


Overnight Guests: Can You Just Say No? Reading My Tea Leaves
4/3/13 11:44 AM

My husband would be so mad at me. I really want to paint the kitchen cabinets white though. Maybe if I bake some chocolate chip cookies for the landlord he will let me.


True Confessions: Have You Ever Painted a Rental Without Permission? Reader Survey
3/7/13 06:50 PM

Oh you could also give them a "better number" for them to contact you at.


How Do I Deal with Neighbor's Excessive Noise Complaints? Good Questions
2/20/13 12:08 PM

Tell the landlord so he has a heads up (save the texts so you can show him how many you get and explain to them what was going on at the time of the complaint) Then tell the neighbors that you have done all you can ( you put down thicker flooring for their sake and that is a big expenditure) and are now going to live life. If they have any problems with the lack of sound proofing between the apartments they can take it up with the manager. Besides, they probably just want you to move so they can take your apartment.

Good luck


How Do I Deal with Neighbor's Excessive Noise Complaints? Good Questions
2/20/13 12:07 PM

Use a side table for your night stand. They have more space.


Your Biggest Bedroom Problems??
2013 Reader Forum

12/30/12 06:16 PM

Pretend it is a paint color and buy extra long walls. I bet some dark stained wood would look great and a light tanned leather sofa.

Good luck. Please post after photos.


Ideas for Decorating New Apartment with Dark Blue Carpet on the Walls? Good Questions
12/18/12 01:44 AM

If I had a physical handicap allot of those things would be great.


Here's What $80,000 in Home Tech Automation Looks Like
11/26/12 07:36 PM

get one of those lovely changing wall/room dividers. You know the ones that are three panels hinged together and have lovely murals or fabric on them.


Ways To Make Kitchen Less Visible When Entering Apartment? Good Questions
11/23/12 08:22 PM

My husband doesn't seem to care about it so I make most of the decisions without even asking him. However there are two main things that I try to keep in mind for him, comfort and not allot of fus (aka. not allot of pillows). As long as I keep those things in mind he seems happy with whatever I come up with.


Who Makes Decorating Decisions in Your Home?
11/8/12 01:58 PM

The reason we don't get cool stuff like this in the sates is because all those people that sue others for their own idiocy would sue when they (or their kids) do something stupid like fall off the edge of the spider's web because they got to close.


An Amazing Australian Playground
9/15/12 12:50 PM

Just set a use or sell by deadline and then you are fine.


Does Saving These Fixtures for a Future Reno Make Sense? Good Questions
9/5/12 03:10 PM

Long narrow rectangular table and benches that can be slid under the table when not in use. Also use floor to ceiling storage in that corner that you have the bar as it lessons the amount of floor space that it takes up.


How To Make Insanely Narrow Dining Room More Functional? Good Questions
8/31/12 03:45 PM

I think it is a tie. The things are just different. While not everyone takes it seriously when they entere it, marriage is designed to be permanent. It is comforting to know that my husband will always be my husband. It is also nice to know that if I have some bad days he is not going to run out the door and never come back. Marriage is also designed so that kids can have a stable life. There are things and perspectives and roles in life that only a woman can give and fill. Just like there are things and perspectives and roles that only a man can fill. Children deserve to have all of those things from their parents. As a girl, knowing that I get to have my wonderful husband with me forever (because that is what marriage is supposed to be) and knowing that we get to be parents one day brings me joy that I couldn't find through any other relationship.


Modern Matrimony: Who Benefits the Most?
8/15/12 04:23 PM

And then you can bargain hunt at flea markets and garage sales


An Argument for Slow Decorating
7/6/12 01:16 PM

Go for a dinning room table and chairs that don't take up much visual space. Like a cleaned lined table and clear plastic chairs or ones that you can see through.


What To Do with "Dead Man's Land" Space? Good Questions
7/3/12 02:32 AM