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You think they were CFL's?

Lamp Shades at the Oscars | Apartment Therapy New York
3/9/10 12:30 AM

I suggest ditching the paint idea and do a great wallpaper with a metallic tone to reflect light. Something like any of these would look awesome in your room (you have fabulous furniture, btw!):

this one isn't metallic, but it would look great in your office:

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | What Color Would You Paint This Room? Good Questions
11/6/09 06:12 PM

I used to live alone and now have a roommate. When I lived alone my ritual was pretty similar to what it is now with a few exceptions- mainly choice of rooms for ritual activities.
Of course the very first thing I do is hang my bag and keys on their hooks when I walk into my room. It is in said room that early phase of activity begins. I then shed the day's clothes and crawl into loungey clothes.
I check my facebook since I can't do that at work. I like to do this with my macbook while sitting up in my most comfortable bed.
After scrolling through all my friends recent status updates, pics, etc, then it's time to check the snail mail. This is where things shift. I grab the macbook and my phone and head to the living room. I flip the TV on (usually to HGTV, food channel, or Bravo) walk outside, grab the mail, come back inside and start to sort. On a good day, there's a magazine waiting for me, so I grab a cold glass or water, sit on the couch, flip through the magazine and catch up on tv and just let the day melt away. That's the ritual, the rest of the night lends itself to dinner, boyfriend, friend, roommate, or on all too rare an occassion, a hot bath, painting my nails and Bravo!

Apartment Therapy Boston | What is Your Homecoming Routine?
10/30/09 05:09 PM

no stone facade! Red door, darker shade of gray shutters. cute house!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | What Color Should I Paint my Shutters & Door? Good Questions
10/21/09 02:27 PM

gray and yellow!

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | What Color Pillows for New Blue Sofa? Good Questions
10/14/09 12:02 PM

Thank you all so much for your suggestions. So many of these look great! Can't wait to start crocking!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | How Do I Learn To Use My Crock-Pot? Good Questions
10/1/09 03:12 PM

The brown couch above looks exactly like my couch...but mine isn't from Costco. But it looks SO much like it, that they could have a deal with the manufacturer that made mine.
I've had it for about 4 years.. and it still holds up..and looks good. It's a couch I look forward to graduating from as my tastes have evolved, but it has served me well over the years, and guests have said it has been comfortable to sleep on!

Apartment Therapy Boston | Reviews on Costco Furniture? Good Questions
9/25/09 08:19 PM

Go with some southwest flavor- make a few pans of stacked enchiladas. They are very easy and don't take too long. You can prepare them in stages and even have them fully prepared the day before, just bake them the day of! You make them in a similar way to lasagna (using a corn tortilla (quickly fried so it doesn't get soggy in the mix) as a lasagna noodle. Pick up a few rotisserie chickens at the market and shredd or chop them. A few bags of shredded cheese, onions, olives, sauce, and the meat go on each layer. Do about 3 layers. Top with sauce and cheese. Very easy. Serve with some sour cream, beans, guac, and margaritas of course. For dessert, why not do some dulce de leche milk shakes.
Another easy idea would be to get some premade tostada shells and do tostadas. So easy to prepare as well.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Help! I Need To Feed 70 People. What Should I Cook? Good Questions
9/17/09 12:58 PM

That is a beautiful bed! After seeing your post I checked out all of Taregt's upholstered beds- I'm so impressed! There was only 1 review I saw and it sounds like it was from a very happy customer. Luckily, Target has a great return policy, so you can always take it back if you aren't happy! Buy the bed- I'm excited for your bedroom to feature such a pretty piece!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Experience with Beds from Target? Good Questions
9/15/09 08:43 PM

I've never tried this, but I'll bet cupcake bread pudding would be delicious! thin out some frosting for more of a glaze. YUMMY!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What Can I Do With Lots of Leftover Cupcakes? Good Questions
8/13/09 01:16 PM

Why not just call the color "Anderson Cooper" by Benjamin Moore?!?!

Apartment Therapy New York | Classic Gray Paint: Silver Fox by Benjamin Moore ColorTherapy
8/11/09 01:17 PM

I covet her place!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | From the Inspiration Archive: Monique Lhuillier's Los Angeles Home
8/6/09 02:32 PM

Target has (or I've heard it's now sadly a HAD) the best organic bamboo sheets. I have them in 2 colors and love them. They are soft, eco friendly, affordable, and breathe nicely. Oh, Target- I love thee!

Apartment Therapy New York | Best Product: Target's Organic Cotton Sheets
7/31/09 08:42 PM

I know it's not a traditional summer dish, but I cannot stop roasting tomatoes. I eat them with everything or plain. They are amazing!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What Dish Can You Not Stop Making this Summer?
7/29/09 08:03 PM

I am a staunch outward facing enthusiast!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Making The Bed: Pillowcase Ends Facing Inside Or Out? Survey
7/29/09 01:32 PM

I second the idea of a credenza/sidebar.. with a lovely plant, or vases, and maybe some cocktail accoutrements!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Ideas for this Empty Corner of My Condo?Good Questions
7/28/09 07:51 PM

This is one of my favorite floral shops in LA! I'm so happy to see it on AT! YAY! Such a helpful staff provide wonderful service and creative, beautiful arrangements. I highly recommend using them the next time you're able to send someone flowers... I also hope you have a flexible budget because they are also a bit on the spendy side, but I can tell you- OH the smiles would be worth it!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Flower Colors Inspire Room Palettes
7/28/09 07:28 PM

I love love love the chandelier! What a beautiful centerpiece of a kitchen. I have seen similar at DWR with the swarovski series..that might be the same one. It is breathtaking!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Before & After: Glamorous Remodel for a Tiny Kitchen
7/27/09 02:56 PM

Love to see the pic of A R. It's a great shop- the pop ups, the permanent and their website The owners Rose and Andy are lovely as well!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Trending: Pop-Up Stores and Sales
7/24/09 01:50 PM

Eat them with mozzarella and basil of course! Drizzle with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and you have a very summery caprese!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What Is the Best Thing To Do With Yellow Tomatoes? Good Question
7/22/09 12:51 PM