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The last one made me laugh out loud! So much fun!

Mila's Daydreams Inspiration | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
7/27/10 03:22 PM

My kids are 6 & 4. We have resulted to a "temporary install" for long haul trips only (maybe 4 hrs or more). Our kids don't watch much TV at home, so it's sort of a treat. However, they won't zone out for a whole trip of movies (maybe because they're not used to it). We mix it in a couple of small new toys, I-spy, and lots of singing. Another favorite way to break up the trip is to find a playground or two along the way (stopping for gas, etc.) where the kids can burn off some energy and stretch their legs.

Do You DVD? | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
7/21/10 12:11 PM

My favorite way to eat it is raw. Cut it off & add it to a salad, or make it a salad of it's own with basil and tomatoes. Yum!

Corn on the Cob: Three Ways to Cook Sweet Corn | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/14/10 12:48 PM

I love the "earthy" quality of the material. Very inviting.

Small Adobe Houses Escapes | Apartment Therapy Chicago
7/13/10 09:44 AM

Thanks, mollycob! That's a beautiful name!

Tuolumne and Warren's Backyard OasisMy Great Outdoors | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
7/5/10 12:14 PM

Looks like fun! May I ask - how do you pronounce "Tuolumne"?

Tuolumne and Warren's Backyard OasisMy Great Outdoors | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
7/2/10 12:03 PM

seattlegirl -- We were a one-car-two-bike family for 5 years. Our girls started out in a Burley, then moved to our xtracycles when they reached 3 (oldest is now 6, youngest is 4). It's a fabulous family-friendly set-up! I can even go it alone (albeit not up big hills) with both on the back of the xtracycle. (My set-up is an Electra Townie with an xtracycle SUB attached - including snap deck and handle bars for the girls. If you look at the xtracycle website, it will all make sense!)

Best City Bikes Easy Rides 2010 | Apartment Therapy New York
5/26/10 02:41 PM

My girls are 6 & 4, so not that far apart in age. However, when they first started sharing a room they were 4 & 2, and had different bedtimes. The best decision was to consolidate bedtimes, which resulted in me snuggling in a very crowded bed (they share a full) in order for my 2-year old to fall asleep. Once they were both on the same schedule, everything went fairly smoothly. The hardest part is when one has a cold, which ALWAYS results in coughing all night and keeping the other sibling awake. Then it's me and "the cougher" on the couch all night.

Survey: Failed Shared Rooms | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
5/26/10 01:13 PM

We ditched cable and Tivo a couple of years ago. It's been a huge improvement! However, I'm with ecarter85 on movie nights. Every other Saturday we cuddle up with the kids and popcorn. One other reason not to ditch the TV -- tornadoes. I have to be able to see the weatherman and the radar when severe weather is coming.

Living Without... A Television | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
4/19/10 05:10 PM

We've given up household cleaners in favor of vinegar, baking soda, and Dr. Bronner's Liquid Castile soap. I also use Dr. B's and baking soda as a facial wash. Hair conditioner is also out -- replace it with a vinegar rinse when needed. We've done without a second car for 6 years, but it may be making a comeback. Recent job changes have put strains our commuting arrangements. This winter I definitely was irked without a second car.

Living Without: What Have You Given Up Or Gotten Rid Of? | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
4/15/10 08:14 PM

Love the idea! Check out these fabrics: ross bicycle fabric&order=date_desc&ship_to=

Ideas for Bicycle Themed NurseryGood Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
4/8/10 04:08 PM

I save large yogurt containers in the freezer. I drain grease directly into the yogurt container and immediately put it back in the freezer. When it's full, I throw it out on trash day. A friend of mine said that she melted a yogurt container this way, but I've never had a problem (perhaps because it's cold enough coming out of the freezer).

What Is the Best Way To: Dispose of Kitchen Grease? | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
3/22/10 12:37 PM

We bought a reel mower and REALLY, REALLY wanted it to work. Unfortunately, our yard is quite uneven, which caused the mower to bounce around and not cut well. We ended up buying a Neuton electric mower which has worked out really well. I definitely think reel mowers are worth a try, though.

Get Real with Reel Mowers | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
3/22/10 12:31 PM

Oh no, it's definitely an owl!

Do You See What I See? A Vision In Taleggio and Honey The Cheesemonger | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/3/10 01:38 PM

I think there is a huge difference between "snacking" and "treating". Like several others that have posted, we do have healthy snacks at home as part of our routine -- usually fruit. Whenever possible we eat our snack at the table, together, just like we do mealtimes. It is a time to take a break and nutritionally recharge.

However, any "snack" consumed outside of the house has automatically become a "treat". At school, soccer, playdates, you name it! My daughter's kindgergarten teacher actually told us at conferences that our daughter needed to work on motor skills to open bags, such as fruit snacks and chips! I have never been so proud that my child could not do something.

Snacking at Home | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
3/2/10 05:20 PM

Yup - I've done it with tap water. Scared the crap out of me.

Fact or Fiction? Exploding Water in the Microwave | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/24/10 05:10 PM

I would make a new strap with some funky fabric, or just sew a piece of fabric right down the middle of the existing strap. (I suppose you could even make a "slipcover" of sorts for the strap.) Then change out the zipper pulls with coordinating ribbon.

Ideas To Make This Diaper Bag Cooler? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
2/23/10 03:38 PM

I love the sushi idea. My daughter will eat about anything (except beans!) wrapped in a tortilla, including veggie wraps and quesadillas. My challenge is to try to get more veggies in her lunch on a regular basis.

Packing Kid-Friendly Lunches: 10 Alternatives to PB&J | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/19/10 05:01 PM

Oh yeah, I have definitely stashed stuff in the oven. We once had a huge Mother's Day brunch at our house, and I had put off washing all of the huge baking dishes. When we found out that someone was dropping by to pay a visit, I shoved all of them in the oven -- and then forgot about them. That is, until I preheated the oven to cook a few days later. The "aroma" of bits of food burning onto all of my pans quickly reminded me!

Wacky Hiding Places | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
2/16/10 01:31 PM

I don't have a juicer, but I do enjoy green smoothies. Unfortunately, I just have a normal blender, so I can't do something as hard as carrots. Raw sweet potatoes work, though!

On Drinking a Pile of Vegetables for Dinner | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/25/10 12:09 PM