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Display Name: Fatica
Member Since: 6/19/08

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Golden Globe Lights: Another version of globe lights, $39 - $99 at Napa Style.

These ones from Napa Style are actually glass. I got a plastic version of these from Target for a lot cheaper.

Best Outdoor String Lights 2010 | Apartment Therapy New York
7/3/10 01:44 PM

I stuck about 5 bulbs of a strand of globe lights into each of 6 or 7 ball jars and set them upside down on my window sill.

Apartment Therapy New York | Survey: Do You Decorate with Christmas Lights, Year Round?
3/11/09 12:26 AM

A man came to my apartment door saying that the residents are getting the LA Times for free and all they ask is that we tip the paper boy 50 cents/week. When I asked how I would get the tip money to the boy, he said, "well it comes to $26 per year and you can give it to me now..."

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Neighborhood Watch: Curb Scam
3/11/09 12:20 AM

Unless your child has a medical condition, he is not going to starve himself. I'm a nanny and I've witnessed some appalling things parents do to get their children to eat. The main one I see is distracting the kids while shoving food into their mouths. I think the healthier thing to do is to teach them to make the decision to eat and how much, even if they go hungry occasionally.

Ideally, everyone in the house at the time should sit down at the table for each meal (at the same time) with a healthy, balanced meal in front of them (everyone gets the same food). No coaxing or distracting or even talking about the food. Everyone at the table decides how much and what they eat and feeds themselves. If someone decides not to eat or not to eat enough, they have to wait until the next meal or snack (all food consumed at table). Eventually they will learn the proper amount to eat, even if they have to eat the veggies so they don't get hungry before the next meal. And the earlier you start, the easier it will be.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | 6 Food Mistakes Parents Make
10/3/08 08:37 PM

Like coffeebuzz said, buying organic isn't just about not putting pesticides in your own body. It's also about the chemicals put into the environment and that the farmers are breathing in on a daily basis.

If the government subsidized organic farms, organic wouldn't have to be more expensive and everyone could buy organic. As a result, more farms would switch to organic which would be better for the workers and the environment.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | When Should You Buy Organic?: The Dirty Dozen
9/23/08 10:05 AM

This is what I thought they should start doing with movies. I would love to just plug one of these right into my DVR so I could access the movie from my DVR and use my DVR remote which has convenience forward-30-seconds and back-8-seconds buttons which is way easier than rewinding with a DVD player remote.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | News: SanDisk Announces MicroSD Albums
9/23/08 09:54 AM

I agree on buying high quality towels because they'll last forever. But sheets can get ruined so easily, I go for Target and TJ Maxx for cheap sheets. And if they don't get holes or stains in them, they can get super soft. I have cheap pillowcases from Delia's that are 7 years old and they feel like butter.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Best Product: Bath Sheets from Restoration Hardware
9/22/08 07:02 PM

I've done some research on this and some people say that the borax and/or washing or baking soda scratched their glasses over time.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | How To: Make Your Own Natural Dishwasher Powder
9/19/08 07:15 AM

I have a post in my apartment and my mom desperately wants me to make it a kitty climber.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Hicat Super-Climber
9/16/08 05:01 PM

I have 12! (for a two person household). They are good for dipping sauces - ranch for carrots, salsa for chips, garlic butter for artichokes, etc. I also use them for prep.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Word of Mouth: Ramekin
9/15/08 07:36 PM

Wow, I just bought a Haba toy for my nephew and I was looking at the eyes and couldn't tell if they were secured on well. It's not on the recall list but I'm not going to take the risk. Returning it.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Safety Recall: Selected Haba Infant Toys
9/15/08 07:23 PM

Seems like baby could wiggle himself into a face down position and not be able to right himself.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Hot or Not? Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap
9/13/08 09:30 PM

I had the PlaySkool schoolhouse. My mom still has it.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Woven Storage Baskets
9/9/08 05:59 PM

I've heard borax and washing soda scratch your glasses, FYI.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Greening Our Habits: Making the Dishwasher Eco-Friendlier
9/9/08 07:43 AM

Unfortunately, my cat's favorite toy is the cap to my USB drive. I have to be careful not to leave it out.

And my cat's favorite place to sleep is on the keyboard of my laptop when I forget to close it. I can walk away from it for 15 seconds and she's on it already. And then my computer starts going crazy. She always turns "narrator" on which I don't even know how to do and it makes my computer start talking.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Best Cat Toys That Cost Nothing
9/9/08 07:37 AM

Having the TV on all the time hinders communication. Children don't need to be entertained all the time. They need to learn to explore, observe, and use their imaginations.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Blogging NYT: So Young, and So Gadgeted
9/2/08 06:18 PM

I moved an Ikea bed by disassembling it. Some of the dowels were stuck in it and were broken off in transport. Actually, the whole thing got pretty scratched beaten up. Whatever you do, I would wrap it in a furniture blanket to move it. The veneer is thin and easily scratched.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: How to Move IKEA EXPEDIT Bookcases?
8/28/08 03:14 PM

- more than one "cute" outfit in each size
- changing table - we always end up changing them on the floor or a bed

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Blogging Parenting.com: Must-Nots
7/11/08 06:29 PM

Will it work for the little bugs crawling all over my container plants?

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Fruit Fly Death Trap
7/8/08 12:19 PM

Those are all so beautiful. My challenge not letting my container garden look junky.

Apartment Therapy New York | Flowerbox Inspiration from our Readers!Email from 6.27.08
7/8/08 12:12 PM