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Display Name: miss monte
Member Since: 10/3/08

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you found this in Goshen?! not too bad! I grew up in Fort Wayne. I definitely think $190 is a steal.

Did I Get a Good Deal on Dining Set? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Chicago
4/12/10 02:18 PM

absolutely DO NOT. DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT. pay more than $100 for this sofa. I don't care about the condition. You can find MUCH better sofas for $250.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | What Would You Pay For this Vintage Sofa? Good Questions
9/21/09 09:50 PM

"Get over it, puritans."


Apartment Therapy New York | The Sex Chairs: The Tantric Sex Chair and The Esse Chair
5/4/09 09:23 PM

I can understand why so many would find this cringe-worthy, but they've made it work. So be it. We can't all have picture perfect kitchens ;)

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Look! Microwave on the Kitchen Table
5/4/09 09:18 PM

I've got the Trader Joe's Orange Blossom now! I've been stuck on it for a while. Even though it's just tj's, it still seems rather decadent ;) I fell in love with Mistral triple-milled soaps while working for Anthropologie,... Incredible! But far, far too expensive for me at this point.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Roundup: Best Hand Soap To Impress Guests
5/4/09 09:17 PM

I think they're a great find regardless! I wish I knew more, but even if they are just standard chairs, they're darn cute and looks like they're in pretty good condition as well. I say, good job and enjoy!

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Identify these Danish Modern Chairs?
5/4/09 09:13 PM

I'm living in one of the beautiful historic districts in Downtown Phoenix. I'm in an apartment building surrounded by very, very pricey amazing old homes. Most of the restaurants/bars/art galleries down here are old houses, which is fantastic to be within walking distance of...

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | The Perks Of Living In Your Neighborhood
4/29/09 01:22 PM

I would just wait until you find the right item. It's not really worth the effort. Sometimes it it... but I don't think this is the right piece.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: Refinishing a Credenza? Los Angeles
4/24/09 02:41 PM

I'm admittedly terrible about this kind of thing. Scrambled eggs with a little Quattro Formaggio (from TJ's!) with Sriracha for breakfast. Every morning. I work in restaurants though, so my lunches and dinners are usually taken care of there. Though I tend to pick the same items off the menu. My one night off every week though, I love to have baked salmon with green beans. Mmm..I really look forward to Monday nights!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Can You Eat the Same Meal Day After Day?
4/5/09 03:06 PM

I live in a building built in 1929, so when I moved in I got renter's insurance immediately. It's beautiful, but definitely not in the best condition. The week the girl who lives below me moved in, her ceiling fell through in the living room. Upon hearing that, I felt I didn't have a choice! Through state farm, I only pay about $15/mo.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | AT On... Renters Insurance What A Relief
3/10/09 06:23 PM

Moved to Arizona from Indiana when I was 16. Stayed with a family friend for a year, and moved into my own place.

first apartment: mid-century townhouse on tree-lined street. perfect, huge, and beautiful, but the rent went up over $100 more after a year.

2nd: horrifying complex, adorable apartment. temporary because nothing was really available. broke lease to move into..

3rd: absolutely amazing late 50's house in Tempe. Parquet floors in living room w/ beehive fireplace, perfect 50s kitchen made for me to bake in. Original oven and countertop stove still in place. Had been remodeled in the 70s, so a lot of dark wood framed windows and strange wood boxed lights. Still rather interesting and charming.

4th: Decided it was time to make the move to Central Phoenix. Found a room for rent in a 50s bungalow in the Willo Historic District. Private bathroom in big bedroom, cheap rent. Guesthouse and Pool in the back. Brick. Modest. Roommate bought her own house. so..

5th: 1 bedroom in Downtown Phoenix. Clean, remodeled. W/D in apartment!! (so unheard of these days). Small, but always looks clean. Corner window in bedroom. Absolutely adore this cozy place. Breaking lease this month to move into the dream..

6th: I move in the day after Christmas. Downtown Phoenix, old apartment building. 2nd story, hardwood floors. Arched window in living room. Eat-in kitchen. South-facing balcony that looks over downtown lights. Absolutely cannot wait!

Something better always comes along! Pretty sure this upcoming move will be the place I stay until school is finished, however :)

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | AT Survey: How Often Do You Move?
12/9/08 04:10 PM

for the ones not in the kitchen..

used dryer sheets!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Cleaning Wood Blinds?
10/24/08 11:22 AM

Friday night cleaning is pure bliss! I was told I was a strange character after telling someone of my Friday night spent cleaning the baseboards and drinking wine.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | 5 Things That Keep Us At Home Even When Our Friends Beg Us To Come Out
10/24/08 11:05 AM

How can you not love the paintings of the kids with big eyes?!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Do You do Vintage or Thrift Store Artwork?
10/21/08 11:23 AM

Estate sales. You may not want to do the work, but there's a certain satisfaction in finding something perfect for your space. I have found some incredible pieces of furniture at estate sales and antique stores.... for under $500.

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Sofas with Character?
10/21/08 11:18 AM

I worked at Anthro for a long time. Take it back. They won't even question it.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Question: Can This Quilt be Saved? Los Angeles
10/21/08 12:39 AM

Incredible. Makes me think my own spaces may look like this at some point.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | House Tour: A Bold and Colorful Austin Home! Austin
10/3/08 10:19 AM

I worked at Fate, an asian fusion restaurant in Downtown Phoenix, and we always had these really incredible flower arrangements. One was almost identical to the one above, and the flowers were indeed real. I'm not sure on how long they lasted because they were changed out every week, regardless.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Look!: Submerged Flowers
10/3/08 10:07 AM