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6/34 quart flamey orange Le Creuset dutch oven, and a couple MAC knives. Thank you, foodie dad. :D

Tell Us! Best Kitchen Gift You Gave or Received This Year? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/4/10 09:25 PM

Huh! I was thinking about picking my dad up a few gifts from the cheese shops here in Toronto, but had no idea if whatever I got could withstand four hours on a train. This is ridiculously timely. :D

Have Cheese, Will Fly: What Cheeses Travel Well The Cheesemonger | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/23/09 06:16 PM

My good friend lived on Lennon Court in high school. I was always insanely jealous.

Her sister later moved out of that house to a new subdivision with streets given either awesome-sounding city names (Helsinki Cres., Osaka Circle, Zurich Ave.,), flower names (Periwinkle Cres., Lavender Ave.) and, of course, UNICORN DRIVE.

You just know the planner let his six-year-old daughter name a street.

Your Street Name and You | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
12/21/09 12:12 AM

I wanted to get a wee potted pine tree and decorate it, but figured my cat would probably be far too interested in it. Instead, I got one of those nets of Christmas lights (meant for use on trees / bushes outside), hung it up on my wall in a vague tree sort of shape, and decorated away. It's pretty resplendent in its ugliness:

I think the yarn tree makers did a way better job with this concept... :D

DIY Christmas Trees From Apartment Therapy Readers | Apartment Therapy DC
12/20/09 08:13 PM

A couple weeks ago I decided to fry up some turkey kielbasa sandwich for brunch with the BF. I chopped it into rounds and cooked it up with some onions and paprika, and even though it looked delicious, he and I were picking little strands of tough stuff out of our mouths the whole time.
That casing around the sausage? The one with the company's name printed on it? Turns out you have to take that off BEFORE you cook the sausage.

(I made the rest of it today, though, and it was perfect and casing-free. :D)

Kitchen Bloopers: Wax Paper is Not Parchment | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/13/09 10:14 PM

Kirsten -- Italian speaker says: mozzarella di bufala means "mozzarella made from buffalo milk", not "fresh mozzarella". Thanks for playing!

Cheesy Pasta Recipe: Fusilli al Telefono Cookbook Recipes | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/8/09 08:53 PM

Bahahaha, awesome. I have nowhere to put a tree, so I just might have to put lights on the bass case that sits in the corner of my bedroom and call it a day.

Michael's Musical Christmas Tree | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
12/7/09 09:31 PM

This episode was awesome. SLIGHT crush on Grant. Just sayin'.

Sneaky personal rule: If you use the other end of the chip or veggie stick, it's not really double-dipping.

The Science Behind Double Dipping | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/3/09 09:24 PM

Or maybe it isn't, because the link broke. Bah!

Apartment Therapy New York | The Drapers' New Living Room Decor Mad Men
9/28/09 07:23 PM

This looks like a job for ... Let Me Google That For You! men

Apartment Therapy New York | The Drapers' New Living Room Decor Mad Men
9/28/09 07:22 PM


Buy one for your BDSM dungeon!

Apartment Therapy New York | Blood Powered Lamp by Mike Thompson
9/24/09 08:56 PM

This is how to make all-IKEA look awesome. (cmelton: I'm pretty sure they're from the EFFEKTIV line of custom office cabinets.)

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Jodi's Ideal Home Office
9/24/09 07:55 PM

Everything I've seen of hers looks like the waiting office of an incredibly rich and possibly insane dentist. The '80s pastel colour scheme she seems to love does nothing for me. And that blue ribby sofa is a crime against humanity.

I will admit those gryphon chairs in the office are kind of boss - but not TWO of them in an office already full of gilt and orange wood and animal print. Gaah.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | A Peek Inside Kelly Wearstler’s Hollywood Mansion Vogue
9/22/09 10:26 PM

It kind of works backwards. I picked CIL's Bright Sun for my kitchen and thought it was sort of a drag the name wasn't more interesting.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Survey: Do You Choose Paint Based On Its Name?
9/1/09 09:21 PM

Yowza, people. You guys HAVE noticed this piece of furniture is not actually a golden retriever, right?

It is quite nice, and you may find once you get it in your place that it works for you more than you thought. I would try switching out the knobs to something a little more attention-grabbing and putting on a stone top, as others have suggested. If it still isn't your bag, sell it.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | How To Give this Sideboard a More Modern Look? Good Questions
8/25/09 06:51 PM

Bahahaha! I love how she made Michael Jackson the State Pop Legend for Indiana since they don't have an animal. Win.
She is one talented lady.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Amy Ruppel's State Animal Series
8/24/09 02:13 PM

"frazzled parents trying to figure out why anyone needs a recycled tin robot to make a dorm room complete"

Bahahahahahaha! That was my mom the day they moved me into the dorms. "Are you SURE you want this bath mat that's shaped like a cassette tape?"

Apartment Therapy DC | Roundup: Best of the Urban Outfitters Summer Sale
8/16/09 08:58 PM

My collection so far consists of one Caribbean blue whistling tea kettle, and it has a permanent place of honour on my stove. It's a thing of beauty AND a joy forever.

Apartment Therapy New York | On Display: Le Creuset in the Home
8/14/09 06:32 PM

That looks RAD.
Given the notorious unsturdiness of cheapo Ikea items, however, I'd be kind of wary of using them for something that would take so much weight / traffic. But if she keeps holding, you will have proven me wrong.

Apartment Therapy Boston | How To: Make a Kitchen Island with IKEA LACK Tables
8/11/09 03:11 PM

It's a *Doors* table!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Flickr Find: Liz's Door Table
7/23/09 08:40 PM