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Display Name: Melissa_H
Member Since: 2/4/09

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I'm going to tackle my entry way and hall closet organization. It will be something that guests can see and enjoy (a place for their jackets), and it also feeds my need for organizing! I've got a coat hook I want to stain and hang, along with some purging and reorganizing. Very excited. Now off to do some research for organizational inspiration.


You Can Do It: Pick a Project to Cross Off Your List January Cure: Assignment # 5
1/8/14 10:02 PM

My go to vegan mac and cheeze recipe is based on a recipe from VeganYumYum: http://veganyumyum.com/2009/01/mac-cheeze-take-2/

A non-vegan friend of mine made a spicy buffalo chicken mac and cheese...and after everyone's rave reviews, I had to make my own vegan version to enjoy. Following the recipe from VeganYumYum, I add some hot and spicy tofu from HMart, and I sub out 1/2 a cup of the water for Cholula hot sauce. I've also started leaving out the earth balance in the cheeze, to cut down on fat, and it still comes out creamy and cheezy tasting. At first glance, it seems like a lot of work, but it really isn't too bad, and if you have a partner in crime to help, it goes so quickly! Also, if you make it enough, you'll end up having the recipe memorized.

I have some in the fridge that I enjoyed for lunch earlier. So good.


Make Killer Vegan Mac and Cheese:
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2/11/13 05:39 PM

I'm surprised that a lot of the focus of the previous comments are just about trolling pinterest for inspiration, and the annoyance that it's 'old' trends, or whatever.

I do look at what the people I follow pin, but a lot of the benefit to pinterest for me is when I use the pin it 'button' on my web browser. I add the recipes I find online, I add the home inspiration, or knitting patterns I come across so I can remember what I want to knit. I've used it to pin images of the knitting patterns I have in book form, so I have a visual reminder of what I want to make, so it's not just online content. Using the iphone app you can photograph things you come across to pin, which is very useful.

If your only use of pinterest is scanning through the content that others have already added, I think you are really missing the point. Choose not to follow anyone (you can do that), and just use it to pin items you find through the blogs you read, books you have, etc.

And like a few others have said, you can go into settings and make a few changes so it doesn't post your information to your FB timeline, so it doesn't link your pinterest profile to FB, as well as making your pinterest profile unsearchable on search engines. I'm guessing they will soon be making more privacy settings with the outcry that it's not 'private'. My assumption is they didn't think people would be so concerned about that when they started out.


Why Pinterest Won't Be Replacing My Inspiration Wall
2/25/12 11:11 AM

I haven't researched it myself, but my friend ended up getting his phone soaking wet while he was at a football game recently. He read that putting it in a container of rice will help dry it out. At first the phone wasn't working, so he put it in some rice, and in a few days it was good as new!

I recently washed a jump drive accidentally, and I stuck it in a bag of rice as a precaution. It worked after, but I didn't check to see if it worked before the rice.


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Eek! iPod Shuffle Thrown in with the Wash!
2/4/09 05:32 PM