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Display Name: Loki Parker
Member Since: 11/14/08

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This is really wonderful. I love the lattice wall and the outdoor kitchen.

Karuna's Outdoor Oasis My Great Outdoors | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
6/11/10 09:52 PM

Young House Love did their wedding with lemons and limes as the centerpieces--I bet you could do oranges and limes in hurricane vases?

Baby Shower Centerpiece Ideas Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
3/26/10 07:58 PM

My son's closet is walk in with built in shelves and a funky ceiling so he sleeps in this "rainbow room" (we hung a rainbow shower curtain from Urban Outfitters on the closet bar and he sleeps behind it.) His mattress is a twin futon mattress on the floor. The main part of the room is a play room.

Sleeping in the Closet | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
3/23/10 07:11 PM

I love this! So simple for a younger baby and the style can definitely grow with him. I think babies really thrive with less around if you know what I mean.

My Room: NoahSugar Land, TX | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
3/18/10 08:28 PM

I think that they are fine in certain circumstances. Eating out, I've been known to get a veggie burger on the menu, which is usually a Gardenburger or equivalent. And my kids love Quorn chicken nugget-like things. They've never had the evil McDonald's equivalent but maybe it's just part of being a kid?

We don't buy it a lot and really don't miss it.

Eating Less Meat: Is Fake Meat the Answer? | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
2/1/10 11:12 AM

We have a flickr pro account I desperately need to organize. I think the twenty-four dollars a year is completely worth it.

Organizing Photos | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
1/27/10 11:57 PM

We don't have a TV but I can't feel all high and mighty since I'm answering this in the middle of the day by sitting and staring at what is virtually the same thing--a computer screen.

At least my kids are playing quietly in their play room so I can look up a recipe to get dinner started! (That's what I should be doing.)

Did Your Family Ditch the TV? Survey | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
1/4/10 03:54 PM

We're vegetarians and are well aware that our dairy and egg habits support the meat industry, which is why in many cases, vegetarian animal lovers catch a lot of flak from vegans.

However, I try to make conscientious choices (local food, grass-fed dairy and eggs, etc.) and I know those animals have much better, longer lives than their CAFO counterparts. We do limit how much dairy and egg products we eat but I personally feel like my children need dairy and eggs in their diets at this point in time.

A true organic, sustainably farm model needs animals working the farm. I don't know how I feel about eating the animals but I see their usefulness and it isn't merely as pets.

Backyard Chicken Flocks Bad for ... Chickens? | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
12/16/09 08:53 PM

My son has been begging for a hammock chair for his room, since we receive this catalog.


I think he's still a little young (four) but maybe next year?

Hanging Chair in the NurseryGood Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
12/14/09 04:03 PM

I think my kids would actually really love this as a landing pad off of the side of the couch, lol. And at least I know what my old clothes are made of--goodness knows what is in some of the polyfil materials inside pillows and dog beds!

Hmmm, would it be weird to buy this for a preschooler and a toddler?

Stuff Sacks by Molly Mutt One More Thing to do With Old Clothes! | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
12/6/09 09:16 PM

I'm currently obsessed with finding the perfect Waldorf doll--I want to budget for a nice one for my daughter but I'm starting to wonder if I should just collect a few for myself as well.

The Search for the Perfect First Doll | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
12/3/09 02:43 PM

I like Aiden's room but I voted for Baby Cashew. It vibes more with my personal aesthetic.

Small Kids, Big Color 2009: The Semifinals! | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
11/19/09 05:16 PM

I love all the space!

Aiden's Robots in Space Bedroom Small Kids, Big Color Entry # 49 | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
11/17/09 10:29 AM

We're hosting a vegan Thanksgiving with another family for the second year in a row--it's so nice to not feel like you are imposing on other people's meal choices at the holidays!

Thanksgiving for Every-vore: One Recipe Two Ways Guest Post from Ivy Manning of Ivy's Feast | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
11/17/09 09:30 AM

The Black Apple prints are fantastic! I have the same ones in my bedroom.

Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh | Kayla Ayra's Raspberry Parfait Small Kids, Big Color Entry # 24
11/4/09 08:27 PM

This is fantastic--I was admiring it on Flickr earlier. My favorite so far (and that's saying a lot!)

Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh | Baby Cashew's Mix Match NurserySmall Kids, Big Color Entry # 23
11/4/09 07:24 PM

Liquid smoke, added at the end (no more than a teaspoon though) gives a similar flavor to the ham (not the same however.) It's how I've vegan-ized quite a few of my family's southern recipes.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Recipe: Cuban Black Bean Soup
10/12/09 04:41 PM

lisobson875, have you discussed this course of action with your pediatrician? The elimination systems of babies are not fully developed. All the consistency in the world will not toilet train your kid until he is physically mature enough to hold it.

Although it is true that infants cannot "hold it in" in time to make it to a bathroom, they do give cues as to when they need to eliminate that are very easy to read. Of course, not every cue can be responded to at any given moment but it is merely recognizing these cues and getting your child to a potty or changing them immediately that has the greatest impact. No child just dribbles pee or poo--if they do, they have genuine nerve ending damage.

As far as training the parent, is it really such a bad thing that we are trained to respond to our children's needs? Parenthood is as much about training the parent as it is "training" the child. Children are not animals--and it is highly unlikely that any living thing enjoys wearing its own contained excrement.

I highly recommend Diaper Free Baby to anyone. We practice EC in our home and it has been a great experience. My children are out of diapers on average around 18 months--and even then, that was part time usage of cloth diapers from birth onward. Most of the time, they wore training pants or small underwear and did all of their eliminating in a potty.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | More Kids Starting School in Diapers
8/19/09 04:10 PM

Jack Johnson sings this song on the Curious George motion picture soundtrack. It's a favorite here.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Time-Lapse Calendar: A Year Of Lex
8/12/09 10:17 AM

One of our local farmers' markets has a stand selling the fair trade Ghana baskets (Bolga baskets) like the ones available from Gaiam. This is definitely my go-to gift! In fact, my grandmother is getting one for her birthday next week. It is my favorite, favorite catch-all and goes everywhere with us.

They are also available at 10,000 Villages.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Best Market Baskets
8/5/09 08:29 AM