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I know this well. I had been reciprocating stayovers with friends who pass thru my state on the way to and from Maine to Florida. On one of their trips my father was in the hospital and I needed to be with my family. It was quite difficult to convince them it was bad timing, and no hard feelings. Normally, they are a lovely couple...

The Awkward Files: When (and How) to Say No to Hosting Houseguests
7/30/14 02:17 PM

What neighborhood did YOU choose?

A Renter's Life in Seattle: The Inside Scoop Apartment Therapy's Renters Guide
7/14/14 04:37 PM

I did this immediately when I moved into my apartment. As a dog owner, I needed a hand-held shower massage to bathe mister Labrador. This is absolutely correct - I dated a plumber, once, so I already knew the tricks!

DIY Renters Solutions: How to Replace a Showerhead
7/12/14 09:21 PM

I live in a humid area - wouldn't these cotton curtains get moldy quickly? Thanks for the advice?

DIY These Easy Drop Cloth Outdoor Curtains For Under $50 Apartment Therapy Reader Project Tutorials
7/12/14 09:17 PM

Cute house. Remodelista is re-running their story on this house now, too.

A Little New Zealand Beach House Lives Large Arch Daily
7/10/14 01:11 PM

Hi, Rae! Cute place! Where the heck is the entrance? I can't figure it out from the pictures or the layout. Thanks!

Rae's Bright & Beautiful Apartment Small Cool Contest
5/22/14 01:01 PM

By the way, I think that is mache in the picture, not watercress... ;)

What Can I Do With Watercress Stems? Good Questions
5/20/14 04:30 PM

Here are directions for growing watercress inside from leftover stems:

I would not recommend using the stems in stock as they have a strong peppery flavor that will overpower the other flavors.

What Can I Do With Watercress Stems? Good Questions
5/20/14 04:03 PM

Get a dog - he made me straighten up everything before I go to work. If not, he will either eat it or lay on it while I'm away. As for "airing out", if you get the night sweats like I do, it makes a LOT of sense.

One Simple Trick to Making Your Bed Every Day Comment of the Day
5/13/14 11:49 AM

Oh, my double-clicking, when a single click was all that was required - that got to her. Tee-hee!

What Are Your Tech Pet Peeves?
4/18/14 10:04 AM

I was roommates with my sister when we both went back to college for a second carreer. HER pet peeve was my ruining her Freecell stats when I played her game. I'm sure there we other things, since she is easily annoyed, but that was the first to come to mind.

What Are Your Tech Pet Peeves?
4/18/14 10:03 AM

Your next question should be about plants. I have a north-facing living room, and have killed all but one plant, the mother-in-law's tongue. I used to hate both the name and appearance, but now he has stuck by me for 5 years...

Ideas for Maximizing Light in Northern Exposure Room? Good Questions
4/15/14 12:45 PM

I would LOVE any suggestions for cleaning an oven. Mine is not self-cleaning, and I hate the toxic fumes from regular oven cleaner. Any advice is welcome. Thanks!

25 Tips to Tackle the Grossest Places
(& Nastiest Things!) in Your Home

4/9/14 03:07 PM

The Libman recommendation is great! I have one, and I use my own solution and washable mophead. The Swiffer is just a money-eating machine with the disposable products you have to keep buying. It's fine on my linoleum floors.

Are Swiffers Really As Good As They Claim? Good Questions
3/27/14 05:01 PM

Is that your dog or a stock picture, because I own it's twin brother. What breed do you suppose he/she is made of?

11 Healthy Fruit & Vegetable Treats for Your Dog or Cat
3/27/14 11:20 AM

Is that Maria Martinez pottery in the DIY expample? I know someone who collects it, and it was just on the Antiques Roadshow. Beautiful and different from what I expect to be SW ceramics.

Cheap, Yet Chic: 8 Living Room Ideas for Little to No Money
3/25/14 02:45 PM

I have a Lab-mix rescue and love him to death! He is VERY high energy, and I am greatful that my complex has a dog yard, so he can get his frisbee on! We we walk every day, but it is never enough to tire him out. My apartment is a first floor, so the first and last "go" of the day are easy out the patio door. I keep a package of wipes on the back patio, because I have carpet and muddy feet are an issue. Study your life and let the rescues know that you can accomodate your puppy, if you just get creative.

Would You Have a Big(ish) Dog in a Small(ish) Apartment?
3/12/14 11:04 AM

Get a dog! He will get you up, perk you up, and get you out! Also gives me great incentive to make my bad - no fur in the bed, thank you!

6 Tips for Making Your Morning Routine Bearable Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/10/14 03:59 PM

Colonial Williamsburg is amuck with pineapples as their symbol of hospitality! A lot of their Christmas decorations feature this amiable fruit.

A Brief History of the Hospitality Pineapple
2/28/14 11:37 AM

Beautiful house! Very traditional/tasteful. Was there a dog crate in there? It must be very well disguised?

Maggie's Cutest House in Georgetown House Tour
2/27/14 01:51 PM