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Display Name: O Lu
Member Since: 9/8/08

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I have seen a lot of house tours, but this one hits me with a completely different feel. Peaceful, crisp and unpretentious.

You have a beautiful habitat.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | House Tour: Meghan and Shawn's Spacious and Vibrant Flat San Francisco
12/2/08 01:06 PM

Oh wow, that picture of pallets brings back distant memories.

Four the first 7 years of my life I grew up near the headlands to the Palouse, in eastern Washington. Otherwise known as the country, the sticks or the boondocks. We shared our property with another family who owned many horses; along with our pigs, goat, chickens, turkey and sheep these horses needed a place to roam.

Lets just say that my family had a tight budget. My papa (don't I sound like little house on the prairie!) decided to make use of the many free pallets in the back of grocery stores, hardware stores and lumber yards and make a variety of fences within our property lines.

While I'd say it wasn't the prettiest set of fences (the current owners put in a beautiful set fencing) it worked. The animals were safe and free to roam. We also had left over pallets that were stacked behind one of the large barns that I remember playing on, in and around as a child.

Needless to say. After the pallet fences were put in, our farm was known as Pallentan Acres.

(Pallets were also our only source of firewood- oak is the best- better than cutting down more trees).

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Pallets as Building Material?
10/9/08 08:35 AM

Rain is frequent in Seattle, no matter the season. However, in fall the air is cooler and to me, there is nothing more refreshing and relaxing then the mixed smell of the cold morning air and fallen leaves filled with last night's rain.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | What Are Your Favorite Smells of Fall?
9/25/08 09:50 AM

I looked about my grey world and found that one of the best colors to brighten things up is yellow. I've posted tasteful accents of yellow throughout. A few notes in my cubicle are yellow, part of each month on my calender is yellow, etc. I also have two small plants that I've tended to and have also given sprigs of one to a few co-workers.

Its not over the top, but it does sheild my eyes from the floresent lights while bringing a little life to my daily routine.

One more thought...Pteetsa said that they believed not decorating their cubicle could promote them. Interesting idea, and in many companys is liking more true than not. Another thought though is, what if decorating your cubicle could actually help you be more productive therefore raising your chances of promotion. Any thoughts?

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Home Away from Home: Office Cubicle Decor
9/9/08 07:42 AM