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Member Since: 7/29/08

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I make envelopes from expired calendars.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | 4 Ways to Reuse Your Old Calendar
1/7/09 01:56 PM

When I first received my bread machine in 2003, I baked a loaf of bread every week. Now, I don't have the same counter space so I store it below the sink. Out of sight, out of mind. Your post has inspired me to keep my machine in plain view and bake lots of bread in '09.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | 7 Green Reasons to Use a Bread Machine
1/6/09 03:12 PM

You can now add meat scraps to the green bins in the City of Berkeley. This has changed the entire ecosystem of the green bin project in my complex. We had a lot of maggots and aweful smells this summer. The project has been cancelled.

For my part, I hope to save my "soup broth" vegetable scraps in the freezer (a tip from a friend) and add tea/ coffee grounds directly to the garden.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Good Questions: More on Maggots and Compost
11/3/08 06:26 AM

This re-use is as clever as the wine cork-picture frame bulletin board.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Look! Frame as Picture Ledge
10/28/08 08:57 AM

I have a craft idea for wine corks but will have leftover corks. The cork bulletin board is a perfect use for my leftovers.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Creative Reuse 2008: Wine Corks and Salvaged Wood as Cork Board
10/24/08 01:42 PM

I like the tp (or paper towel) roll re-use idea.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Creative Reuse 2008: Simple Pen Holders
10/15/08 07:48 PM

This would work for toothpaste tubes, too, no?

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Simple Green: Totally Finishing a Product Before Tossing It
10/11/08 01:15 PM

Natracare - plastic free, chlorine free, perfume free, but not 100% biodegradable ("over 90%").

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Greening Our Habits: Or In This Case, Ladies, Necessities
10/9/08 10:14 AM

I am also interested in how-to information.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Green Gifts: Glasses Made from Salvaged Beer Bottles
10/7/08 10:30 AM - perfect for a Halloween costume.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Atelier V: Creative Reuse Mother Lode
10/1/08 02:04 PM

Another use for my expanding collection of glass jars, thank you.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Creative Reuse 2008: Canning Jars as Photo Frames
9/30/08 09:36 AM

Rosenzweig 2008 and Rosenzweig et al. 2006 found that light colored surfaces are effective in reducing surface temperatures, especially in settings with a lot of existing dark colored surfaces, but where there is more available sidewalk space for planting, street trees are more effective in reducing surface and air temperatures. (large pdf:

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Why It's Green: Cool Roofs
9/11/08 01:33 PM

An excellent post. I will definitely hang on my fridge door.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | How To Choose Good Cheap Wine from the Big Brands: Cabernet Sauvignon
8/22/08 07:38 AM

Wonderful. I have a boxy, horizontal filer that currently blocks a lot of window real estate and have been dreaming about a vertical filer.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Where to Get a $5 Filing Cabinet?
8/22/08 07:33 AM

I am studying the "million tree planting initiative" phenomenon. Los Angeles and Sacramento, California and Denver, Colorado have made similar planting commitments to NYC.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Plant Trees or Build Sewers?
8/19/08 02:51 PM

Check out the Walking Berkeley blog ( by Jen English.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Pedestrian Paths
7/30/08 04:33 PM

I am so excited by the feedback to my post, thank you.

Whytephoenix: I have forgotten the type of lavender I planted but I purchased it from a neighborhood nursery specializing in dry garden plants. I will search for the lavender species you suggest.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Green @ Home: Georgia's Garden
7/29/08 08:07 AM