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Display Name: StephanieK_
Member Since: 4/25/07

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Kate the Great,

Here's a post that shows you how to wash a pillow!

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | How To: Stop Your Bedroom From Making You Sick
11/19/08 12:46 PM

hah! thanks -- fixing ....

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Talking Faucets, Sustainable Speaker Planters, More Bourbon Barrel Furniture, and Madison Square Tree HutsSlinks for 11.03.2008
11/3/08 08:22 AM

WOW - thanks for the catch, Elvis. Fixing now ....

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Scavenger Roundup: Smilow-Thielle Chair in SFSan Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston
10/17/08 09:18 AM

Thanks Susmita and deirdre! The link should be fixed now...

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Blogging Natural Home Magazine: Kitchen of the Year
8/21/08 07:03 AM

Whoops! Thanks frozenactivist. The link should be fixed.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Green Escapes: Drive or Fly?
8/7/08 09:39 PM

I think it's fantastic that you are teaching your daughter about agriculture and food. I really wish it had been a required subject when I was going through school.

My parents have always had an abundant garden (my mom was raised on a farm) and I'm ashamed at how little I know -- especially as I make my way through this book. Although it does inspire me to learn more.

I agree with you about the California/fusion cuisine -- although I think I see what Barbara Kingsolver means: If we do have a cuisine it doesn't seem to be ingrained in our culture the way Italian food, for example, is ingrained in the Italian culture?

Apartment Therapy - Green Home Book Club: Chapter 1
11/19/07 07:45 PM

I have to admit -- we kind of faded. But we did accomplish some big things: A lot of purging. Got rid of an old, unused futon, bought a desk to put in its place so our kitchen table can be just that and not an office as well.

Painted the bathroom!

Found a rug at FLOR that I think we'll buy shortly.

Got our place very clean, cooked a lot of meals at home, and discovered a few awesome recipes along the way. Already looking forward to the next Cure.

Apartment Therapy - Green Cure: That's a Wrap!
11/2/07 09:45 AM

I didn't mean to imply that we'd be reading the entire book in a week (I'm much too slow for that). I think we'd read the book over the course of a month or two but maybe have small comment-based discussions once a week or once every other week.

Should have phrased that one better!

Thanks for the interest and consider Omnivore's Dilemma on the list.

Apartment Therapy - An AT: Green Home Book Club?
10/26/07 10:32 AM

This weekend was, finally, a productive Cure weekend. Got the outbox, which was overflowing, completely purged via one serious trip to Out of the Closet.

My weeks have gotten a little confused because of some trips out of town. But I did decide on a color to paint my bathroom (more on that later) and sold the futon successfully on Craigslist to make space for a desk. Now I just need to find the right desk.

Oh and the landing strip is looking really good. Will post pictures ASAP.

I'm keeping up with the cleaning and have rediscovered how to make a pretty decent non-chicken chicken noodle soup recipe, adapted from one my mom always made as I was growing up.

The End.

Apartment Therapy - The Spring Green Cure: Week Four - Weekend
10/8/07 06:22 PM

We really appreciate the feedback. I hunted around a bit and found the floorplan (and downloadable PDFs) for the mkLotus:

Hope that helps!

Apartment Therapy - Green Tour: Michelle Kaufmann's mkLotus
10/4/07 11:33 AM

OOps! You're so right. Fixing that right now. Thanks a bunch!

Apartment Therapy - Dwell on Design
9/14/07 02:59 PM


The GreenSleep at Furnature looks like a great find also.

One thing, I should have mentioned in this post: Starting next month, Keetsa is going to be covering their mattresses in a bamboo fabric. I don't know if that would affect your decision .. but it is a cool thing to note.

Good luck shopping!

Apartment Therapy - Keetsa Mattresses
9/13/07 08:34 AM


Thanks for the heads-up! Should be fixed now.

Apartment Therapy - Slinksn. (slingks) Surreptitious web links to other good sites
8/16/07 09:59 AM


The best article I've ever read on baking soda is here at Curbly.

If you scroll down, you'll see this:
In the laundryroom: Soak smelly clothes in a baking soda/water solution to remove odors. Or, apply baking soda directly to affected areas to remove mildewy smells. Then, make a paste of bi-carb and water to scrub the inside of your machine, and to encourage stuck-on leftovers - such as candy or gum - to release themselves..

Natural Carpet Powder Deodorizer
7/25/07 09:43 AM


Dwight Way is at the corner of Dwight Way and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Berkeley, Ca.

All the details are here:

Green with Envy: Dwight Way
7/20/07 11:45 AM

Oops! Chris and Nyla's cottage is in Berkeley, Ca.

Green Tour: Chris and Nyla's Passive Solar Cottage
6/22/07 12:13 PM

Geeka -- I've heard of people tossing their clothes into the dryer for 5 minutes or so, and then pulling them out and hanging them on a clothesline. I wonder if that might do the trick? You'd still be saving a lot of energy ...

Cool Green Throwback: Clotheslines
6/20/07 03:21 PM

Wow - I never imagined this post would lead to such a passionate debate on green prices. But I think it's a good conversation to have. It's true and frustrating: Some green products are still priced above their traditional counterparts but, hopefully, if we keep paying a little more when we can, demand will soon bring those prices down. I do think that if you are going to buy something, and your budget allows, buying recycled (or local/secondhand--definitely!) material is the sustainable way to go. And if the budget doesn't allow, luckily, there are still plenty of green things we can do in our homes that cost next to nothing ...

BlazeStone 100 Percent Recycled Glass Tile
6/13/07 08:44 AM

So pretty. I want to rent out that bedroom for a weekend. Me and a good book.

#18: Erin's Color-Splashed Modern
4/25/07 11:21 AM