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Display Name: vim876
Member Since: 2/13/09

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Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream is the only way I can survive the winter. OMG it's amazing. I've tried a bunch of them, but none of the others works like this (except Vitamin E liquid, but that's gloppy and sticky.) I know I sound like a commercial, but I promise no one is paying me to say this. :)

Winter Woes: Four Soothing Solutions for Dry Hands
10/23/10 01:05 PM

Neither can the iPhone's. Vive Opera Man!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Odd Gadget: Al Dente Operatic Pasta Timer
7/7/09 07:23 PM

Believe it or not, you can actually use your microwave to dry herbs, particularly leafy ones. Place a bunch of leaves on a paper towel in the microwave, being sure to spread them out evenly with spaces in between. Then use high power. You probably want to try a minute first, and see how it goes from there.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Tips: Three Ways To Preserve Fresh Herbs
7/1/09 08:57 PM

The age question has different answers based on whether the animal in question is supposed to be the child's pet or not. If Dahlia wants a dog, and her parents haven't necessarily had much experience with animals before, 8 or so is probably a good age. When she's 8, she can be reasonably expected to feed the dog (with some reminding) and take an active part in bathing and walking her pet. If, on the other hand, parents who loooove animals are wondering how long they have to wait before they can have a real family (aka with kids AND pets), that totally depends on the temperament of both species of smaller creatures and on the kind of pet you're dealing with. Have an infant? Rottweiler fans should probably wait a bit. Guinea pig fiends, on the other hand, are probably ok.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Pet Protocol: At What Age Are Pets OK?
4/10/09 10:45 AM

Nobody's comfortable when it's cold, so a small space heater might be really useful here.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Help for the "Mother's Room"
4/10/09 10:24 AM

I have fine, light hair (the color matters because oiliness actually CHANGES my hair color), and while my hair is oily, it isn't out of proportion with the rest of me. I just come from sweaty, fine-haired people. If I don't shampoo, my scalp itches, my hair gets lank, the oil from my hair causes big zits on my face, etc. So, they can rip my 'poo from my cold dead fingers, as that's the only way anyone's going to get me to stop. To be honest, though, I try to buy 'poo that's made largely from natural ingredients and doesn't contain LSFs. Also, I had a housemate in college who had skin and scalp problems (she had gorgeous, enviably thick hair though), and when she switched to baking soda and apple cider vinegar, her scalp improved significantly. Everybody's different. I suspect most people could go on quite happily without modern hair products; I am certain that I am not one of them.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | The "No-'Poo" MovementBlogging NPR
3/24/09 11:41 PM

For the plastic ones:use 'em to organize your house!

For the glass ones,this and this are at least inspirational!

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Good Question: Beer Bottle Creative Reuse?
3/19/09 01:25 AM

So true. This is why, while I read this blog religiously and dream about doing cool kitchen-y stuff, in the end I always just stay out of the kitchen and let my boyfriend cook

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Weekend Meditation: The Guilty Epicurean
3/8/09 04:17 PM

I bought one of those chamba clay pots for my partner last Christmas. (He's a much bigger cook than I am. :D I like to read about cooking in the hopes that it will inspire me to do it eventually.) It was some of the best money I ever spent. It is not only a lovely tureen, but as cookware, it can also go on the stove and in the oven. The only downside is the need to handwash it. Relatively, this seems like a small price to pay. I love this thing, can you tell? I got his at Viva Terra, but they apparently no longer sell them.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Gallery: Fresh and Beautiful Soup Tureens
2/13/09 01:06 PM