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Display Name: violentcello
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Even if you don't find an attractive solution before you leave, an ugly one will do will you're gone. Then if it still bothers you when you get back, you can focus on a more long-term solution.

Also, make nice with the neighbors before you leave. Let them know you're taking an extended trip out of town so if they hear or see anything, it's probably bad guys.

How To Make My New Mail Slot Burglar Proof? Good Questions
7/17/14 12:18 PM

I was wondering about the time and manpower required, too. Fifteen hours seems like a long time if you're talking about millions of suddenly homeless people. But I guess it's not too long to wait when your other option is, you know, homelessness.

New Temporary Housing Prototype Could Be The Answer to Displaced Disaster Victims Co Exist
7/9/14 11:51 AM

Those pavers look fantastic. Can't wait to see the finished project.

Laura's Backyard Renovation: The Home Stretch Renovation Diary
6/13/14 11:53 AM

Oooh, a garden renovation! Can't wait!

My dog used to be a digger, too. She stopped all on her own, but I feel your pain. Her first year or so was a nightmare--she couldn't be outside alone for a second!

Introducing Laura's Garden Renovation Renovation Diary
5/13/14 12:26 PM

Not much to add, except that as the slightly hairy owner of a Bloodhound myself, these pictures made me wish I were at home. She is the most affectionate critter I have ever encountered (even though she does like to TP the house occasionally).

Top 10 Reasons Why Dogs Are Totally Worth It
3/7/14 05:56 PM

My husband will cuddle with any dog, any where, so now our dogs are allowed--encouraged, really--to get on the couch. We also take the laissez-faire attitude a lot of the rest of you do. We bought leather (it's fake leather, actually) and accept that it's not going to be perfectly clean for more than a few minutes.

I have to admit, I've coveted more than one fabric couch, especially vintage or retro ones. Maybe one day I can have my own little sitting room. (hey, if he can have a man cave, I can have a sitting room, right?)

Quick Tip: How To Protect Your Sofa from Pets Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/7/14 11:59 AM

I use vintage ones. I have some that are too delicate to use. Those are waiting to be framed like in that eighth picture above (although the pillow idea is cute, too), but it's pretty easy to find hankies that are sturdy enough for their intended use. I can usually find them in antique stores or on Etsy for a few dollars a bunch, so they're inexpensive, too.

Achoo! Vintage Handkerchiefs As Decor
2/26/14 01:52 PM

Agree with everyone that flat sheets mean not having to clean blankets that are harder to clean as often. Also agree about loving the made bed and hating the flat sheet’s reluctance to play along, so I usually just pull the duvet up over it. The duvet is pretty fluffy, so I don’t even notice.

I have a chenille bedspread that I love and use in the summertime, but the underside is pretty knobby, so in that case the flat sheet is as much about comfort as cleanliness. And unfortunately the bedspread does not hide my laziness as well, so I do actually have to make the bed instead of just pulling the covers up.

What’s the Purpose of a Flat Sheet, Anyway?
1/30/14 03:57 PM

You got the cowboy boots but not the hat? Tsk, tsk, tsk.

I would add belts, too, especially the clip kind instead of the buckle. My sister and I used to make dresses out of blankets and beach towels, and belts helped.

The Ultimate (Probably Practically Free) Dress Up Box Checklist!
11/21/13 12:18 PM

I live at the intersection of two busy streets in my town and in between two bus stops. It's pretty loud if we're outside, and the dog hasn't really adjusted to all these strange people walking past the yard, the big dummy. Inside the house, though, it's not so bad.

The thing is, the number of times I've had to call 911 for various accidents and disturbances FAR exceeds the number of times I had to call when I lived in the "bad" neighborhood. Accidents, break-ins, a Volkswagen rolling through our fence--it's a good thing the dogs weren't outside that morning or that call would have sounded a lot different.

7 Tips for Sane Living on a Busy Street
7/31/13 11:24 AM

LOVE that green bathroom floor! So beautiful!

Inspiration Gallery: Beautifully Tiled Spaces
2/27/13 01:28 PM

I love that sink! I found the original photo (, but no hint of a source. :(

10 Sources for High Quality Tile
2/25/13 12:11 PM

I hate being snarky about an innovative project, but vomit comes out in a “unique form” too, and I wouldn’t make a chair out of it.

No snark here at all: It’s really cool to see people finding a way to use something that would have just gone in the garbage.

Well Proven Chair: Made from
Wood Waste + Bio–resin

2/22/13 12:05 PM

The kitchen is lovely, but I would love to hear what the landlord thinks. Anytime someone says, "No one could argue ... ," I always think, "Oh, yeah?"

Before & After: A Brooklyn Kitchen Gets New Subway Tile Brooklyn To West
2/14/13 05:16 PM

I got a swingtop bottle from Cost Plus for $5. (I actually got two, but cracked one. Glass, duh.) I don’t drink directly from it, though, so I don’t wash it after every use.

It’s a little heavy in my lunch bag, but after drinking (part of) a bottle of water that tasted like scotch tape once, it kind of turned me off.

Pitch the Plastic: Glass Water Bottles
2/14/13 02:48 PM

@Magoo1, what about marking clothes pins with the sheet size and tagging sets that way? Store the set inside the pillow case and clip the pillow case with the pin.

Beautifully Organized: Linen Closets
1/30/13 02:09 PM

How cute are those pinecone fire starters?

Handmade Holidays: 5 DIY Green Gifts
11/29/12 12:58 PM

I don’t take my shoes off unless someone asks me too. I hate it, and I’ll avoid that person’s house in the future. I wouldn’t ask a guest to remove his or her shoes for any occasion. If the shoes were muddy or wet, I’d offer a towel. If my guests prefer to take their shoes off, of course that’s fine.

I can totally see how that might change with dirty kids running through the house. That kind of wear and tear is a lot more extensive than the occasional guest.

Everyday vs. Party Time: Should Guests Go Shoe-less? Apartment Therapy Reader Survey
11/28/12 06:43 PM

Did anyone else see picture #25 and think, "I could totally make a TARDIS with that?"

Claire & Nick's Traditional English Cottage House Tour
11/27/12 06:38 PM

Love these! So many cute ideas. And to think, my sister and I used to take the recyclables out of the bin to play store.

Mega Roundup of DIY Play Store Inspiration
11/27/12 01:25 PM