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Thanks. That's what I was wondering! So just a wipe down with water is all that's necessary. I think I'll try this.

Funny that the post didn't mention that daily maintenance, or was I missing something?

How I Cook: How Abby Cleans and Maintains Her Huge Chopping Board Kitchen Tour
3/24/14 02:35 PM

That is impressive, but isn't it nice when children can just be children? There is so much fantastic children's literature that would be so much more appropriate. Adult classics are all good and well, but I wonder if everything such a incessantly didactic approach really serves our children well.

My Favorite Films for Children Maxwell's Finds
3/24/14 02:32 PM

I've had the same experience as makainyc when viewing older films/tv with my daughter--the social assumptions can be alarming a number of films and programs I have good memories of shocked me when viewing them as an adult. I've found the racism and sexism particularly disturbing, and it makes sense to me to wait until children are older and these issues can be more easily discussed (of course this wouldn't apply to ALL old films, nor are all new films free of such assumptions either!).

That said this is a great list to use as a reference and I've loved reading through the comments. I wholeheartedly agree with the commenter who recommended Krtek. He's just wonderful! Gorgeous images, wonderful adventures, nothing scary (so great for sensitive kids), and Krtek himself is such a kind-hearted character. And if I remember correctly, most of the voices are recordings of the creator's own children. The Czech (I think) claymation Mat & Pat is also great, and we're big fans of the Studio Ghibli films. Totoro, Arietty, Ponyo, and Kiki's Delivery Service have all been big hits in this household. They're not racist or sexist, they're wonderful for adults to watch and nothing too scary happens. We also like Mary Poppins, but, again, there are some issues with sexism.

My Favorite Films for Children Maxwell's Finds
3/24/14 02:22 PM

Vodka is great, but not even the 12 Bottle Bar lists it! I'm excited to see what you'll come up with. I think we tend to buy the same old, same old (vodka? whisky? rum?) and I actually have no idea how to use most of the alcohols listed. Funny to think we (this household) puts so much effort into food, but not drink.

Introducing The 9-Bottle Bar: A Guide to Building a Small Yet Mighty Home Bar The 9-Bottle Bar
3/12/14 03:15 PM

What about upkeep between the cleanings described? Does the board only need to be wiped down? Or? I like the idea, but the maintenance isn't completely clear to me.

How I Cook: How Abby Cleans and Maintains Her Huge Chopping Board Kitchen Tour
3/12/14 03:10 PM

It is annoying when tours only have close-ups of stuff, but this tour had great room shots too, and I quite liked browsing their bookshelves. :)

I really loved the plants! I'm not usually a big fan of indoor plants, which I seem to neglect and kill, but now I'm feeling inspired. Thanks for the tour!

Candice and Jason's Colorful, Light Filled Apartment House Tour
3/7/14 08:35 AM

How funny. I found my way to this post hoping to to swap the knobs from the same old Ikea series that I got from a friend. So far, here are two Ikea replacement resources I've found:



Recommend Modern & Simple Knobs For Cabinet?
Good Questions

3/3/14 02:08 PM

I love the stained glass idea. Thank you! Good sources too.

Does Your Home Lack Architectural Details? 8 Ways to Fake It
3/3/14 02:29 AM

I have a vintage kitchen that has been somewhat updated--new appliances (well, of course), added counter space and so forth. I think it's possible to keep the homey look without a total redo. I just wish the previous owners hadn't torn out the old cabinets (they would have looked like the ones in the "before" photo, I imagine). I can understand wanting a more open space or a bigger window, but I just think it's too bad that everything was done away with. There's something to be said for respecting the history of a space.

Kitchen Before & After: A Vintage Kitchen Opens Up (and Gets More Windows!) Reader Kitchen Remodel
2/3/14 03:09 PM

Aw. I don't dislike the new kitchen, but the old one was charming and lovely. Shame to see it go.

Kitchen Before & After: A Vintage Kitchen Opens Up (and Gets More Windows!) Reader Kitchen Remodel
2/3/14 10:26 AM

Oops, I didn't notice the photo credit. For anyone else who was asking, the paint is Benjamin Moore's Silver Fox: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/lauren-and-chads-vintage-comfort-house-tour-198877#_

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Bedroom Feel New
1/26/14 06:51 AM

Yes, paint color please!

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Bedroom Feel New
1/24/14 12:58 PM