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Display Name: laluneestjole
Member Since: 10/3/12

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My rent is $50 dollar more than 30% of me and my partner's income, I'm actually kind of reassured by that fact... now if only we could get our eating out spending under control...


How Much Rent Can You Really Afford? Renters Solutions
7/8/14 02:28 PM

Ok, I take the wall painting back... but you could add some better lighting and pull up the carpet if you don't like it! I think that painting the fireplace could really change the space as well.


Can This \"Man Cave\" Become Cottage Chic? Good Questions
6/23/14 01:49 PM

I would paint the paneling and/or the brick in a much lighter color. If you don't like carpet (I wouldn't) and you pull it up only to find plywood, that's ok, you can paint it too! I agree that you should leave the ceiling as is, though. I can definitely imagine this space being a lot brighter and lighter with some paint.


Can This \"Man Cave\" Become Cottage Chic? Good Questions
6/23/14 01:47 PM

That crib is a gorgeous piece of furniture, and so is the rocking chair! I hope that the chair isn't one of the pieces of furniture that you can't sit on; if it is, please get it fixed, it's amazing.

Your home is very fresh!


Ian & Martha's Tasteful and Sentimental Home House Tour
6/17/14 12:22 PM

My parents enforced table manners with me; close your mouth when you chew, no singing at the table, sit up straight and facing the table, and no elbows on the table. For some reason or another, my brother (seven years younger) rebelled against them from day 1, and now when I'm at their house, I feel uncomfortable because of the lack of rules. Almost every time my brother come backs from swim team practice, he leaves empty slurpees on the sink in our shared bathroom. I don't know how he gets away with things like that.

Also, for some reason, having clear counters for me, is more important than having all the dishes clean. As a kid (and to this day) I think the dishes get done at least once a day, but it doesn't have to be immediate!


6 Dumb Household Rules You Hated Growing Up, but Now Totally Understand
6/17/14 10:30 AM

As someone who grew up in a house with disgusting, stained and dust-mite harboring 70's yellow/orange and blue shag carpet... wall-to-wall carpet is an absolute no-go. I will never choose carpet over hardwood or other kind of solid floor, except for maybe linoleum? I don't like how linoleum gets sticky. I value warm feet, but I have slippers and plenty of rugs that are easily removed from the floor and taken outside to have the dust and dirt beaten out of them.

Apart from that, I don't hate plastic plants, but I don't really want them either. The rest aren't really bad either, but I prefer a nice patterned rug over a cowhide.

To each his own. If carpet makes you happy, go for it! I personally like the fact that I don't have to shampoo any carpets...


Five Controversial Decor Items (And Why You May Want Them)
6/5/14 04:28 PM

So much beautiful wood! I love your home. The only thing I don't think I will ever get is why people like having fake moose/deer/other trophy animals on the wall, and why it is a thing at the moment.

I like basically everything else about their place, though! Fantastic.


Scott and Jacqui's Artistic Homestead House Tour
5/18/14 11:29 PM

Bonne Maman jars are a godsend! Personally, I only buy glass canisters/large jars for bulk storage like rice, lentils/beans, flour & sugar... I find the open shelving trend attractive, but I know that less-used items would start to get a thin flim of gunk after a while, just like anything exposed and not routinely cleaned in a kitchen... so I'll trade less cleaning for cabinets with doors.


Recycled Jars or Pretty New Purchases: Would You Make the Switch?
3/24/14 11:13 AM

You had me at the eggs, asparagus and pickled onions. Looks amazing!


15 Totally Delicious Sandwiches for Your Lunchbox Recipes from The Kitchn
3/11/14 05:03 PM

What a bright and cozy apartment! When can I move in?

I really love your throw blankets on the couch and bed. What are they?


Jamie's Cozy & Colorful Chicago Loft House Call
3/8/14 06:11 PM

I like to boil ginger for tea, and drink it with honey. Simple, but really delicious. I don't know if this will help or not, but I hope it does!


Sweet or Savory Recipes with Lots of Ginger? Good Questions
3/6/14 04:54 AM

When I was a kid, my favorite cereal was Berry Berry Kix. I also really like Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes and Special K.

In the interim, I LOVED Team Cheerios and now they're gone!

Since college, I've been a fan of Oatmeal Squares, Frosted Shredded Wheat, Life and Honey Bunches of Oats (especially the one with almond slivers!)

In France, I like Bjorg Superfruit Muesli with plain yogurt and honey. Best Muesli ever...


What's Your Favorite Breakfast Cereal? (And I Don't Mean Oatmeal.)
3/6/14 03:57 AM

It only violates copyright law if you try to sell it.


10 Impressive DIY Wall Art Projects from Our House Tours Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/6/14 03:51 AM

I really like the kitchen rack! Might have to get me one of those! It's always nice to have extra counter space and a place to hang things!!!! Functionality FTW. Love your couch, too.


Melissa & Andrew's Paprika Perch House Tour
2/12/14 06:52 PM

I was a lifeguard for several summers. Last year, during my 40-hour weeks outside, I drank at least twice the normal recommended daily water, and on the hot days, brought a cooler for my guards full of gatorade, water and ice and took quick dips in the pool - staying in the pool for too long makes the water less refreshing. Getting out right away means the water is evaporating off of your skin, which cools you down in the same way that sweat does. I also walked around really slowly and stayed in the shade when I could. It can be bearable!

Stay cool, everyone!


No Air Conditioner? How to Keep Your Cool No Matter How Hot it Gets Reader Intelligence Report
7/19/13 12:55 PM

I second that feeling! I do think I would guess that the first and second one were French, but they're mostly just relaxing-looking.


Francophile Style: French Decor
7/12/13 01:36 PM

Star Walk is awesome, I love it!


10 Apps to Explore the Night Skies & Stars Tablet App Recommendations
6/21/13 09:56 AM

I wouldn't mind visiting, but I don't think I could live in a house with that many taxidermied animals. Imagine that house in the dark...


Emi and Nathan's Natural History House Tour
6/19/13 12:05 PM

@rexrayfan I get plain ones from Bed Beth & Beyond, usually. What kind of sophisticated are you going for?


Twin Beds Styled for All Ages
3/28/13 06:52 PM

I like the contract idea, and the mom has a lot of good points, but not being able to bring it to school? It's a phone, and if you're paying that much for your son to have a smart phone, he should use it outside of the house. Otherwise, get him an iPod touch, seriously!

Half the reason my parents got me a phone was to locate me and pick me up from after-school stuff. Granted, it wasn't a smart phone... or even a cool phone. It was my dad's old enormous Nokia, and I was permitted to call my parents, or other people in an emergency, no texting... however, I did get to play snake, which was great.


What Do You Think of This Mom's iPhone Contract For Her 13 Year Old Son?
1/21/13 11:45 AM