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Display Name: Anna-Lisa
Member Since: 6/16/08

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beautiful and extremely functional!

Win this Leather Tote Bag from Aero! Holiday Giveaway 2009 | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
11/28/09 10:16 AM

I agree, Lisa, it would take a gross sum of buttons to do a whole wall - but wouldn't it be a great treatment to a back splash in a small bathroom? I like everything to be bright, white and shiny in my bathrooms and I think this would look stunning, say in the small wall space between sink and mirror.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | DIY Idea: Wall of Buttons
6/27/09 06:10 PM

I tend to agree with taymountlady... the finish is just very heavy, and I think the redo is even more out of date than the original. but a good idea!

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3/11/09 07:29 PM

I think the tin foil has to do with the light repellent. I know that in some vineyards in Napa that are organic also use similar reflectors. I don't think they are made of foil but they are reflective of light and you see constant little glimmers of light across the vines... reminds me of little fireflies! but I guess it keeps the pests away.

on another note - I've also heard of using human hair as a way to keep the pests away. Maybe its the scent? Like if you get too close to a fallen baby bird the mother won't return to it.

Apartment Therapy DC | Do Tin Strips Really Keep Deer Out of the Garden?
9/24/08 04:45 PM

why all the hate for college students?

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8/29/08 05:19 AM

Yes! my bedroom does suffer from the mess/clutter of too many clothes and not enough storage. I think part of the reason for bedrooms being more messy is that bedroom mess is not dirty mess. I mean, leaving stuff piled up in a kitchen or bathroom can lead to nastiness which is just not acceptable.
As I get older I am getting neater even in the bedroom. As for an unmade bed I think some of my non-bedmaking tendencies stemmed from having a mother with OCD. She used to make the bed with me still in it at times which while laughable now I hated it then. I think subconsciously I have been rebelling all these years by leaving my bed messy. Although, a made bed really makes a bedroom look really put together and I have been making it a new habit.

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8/28/08 06:10 AM

My favorite thing to do when on a big trip, especially abroad where I know I'm going to do some shopping damage, is to pack a medium/small suitcase with the stuff I need. That suitcase then gets slipped into either a large/medium suitcase (respectively) so that when you come back there is magically an entire extra suitcase to bring goodies in!

But if I'm doing a weekend trip within the states I like to pack fairly light. Being in a long distance relationship helps you learn to pack well. When you haven't seen the one you love in a while you want to look as cute/chic as possible without taking too much. I think packing good accessories is key. That little extra something that can spice up your outfits can eliminate the need to pack that extra dress or sweater.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | What's Your Luggage Packing Style?
8/17/08 04:06 AM

Love the chair!!

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7/11/08 09:37 AM