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Display Name: Maevers
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I immediately thought of the DesignPublic link from above.


Very simple dots:

Help Pick Out My Daughter's BeddingGood Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
7/21/10 06:20 PM

Depending on where you go, maybe try and find some activities that you can take advantage of early in the day. A special breakfast spot, earlier park concerts or farmers markets can let you spend the time your little one is awake to the fullest. Then in the evening, you wouldn't feel like the day is ending so soon.

Trapped in a Hotel Room by a Toddler Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
7/15/10 03:21 PM

Your kid sounds like he might try to conquer anything on the exterior of the outlet. I would vote for the child-resistant outlets that afsmom recommended. A family I know installed these when they built their house (they have four kids). Although there may be more of an initial cost, at least you will be putting your money towards something that your little guy can't get through.

Outlet Safety Covers That Kids Can't Defeat?Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
7/14/10 02:50 PM

I've got some other products from Orka- they have awesome stuff!

Best Onion Storage? Vegetable Keep Sacks from Orka | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/2/10 02:40 PM

This is stunning as well:

Patriotic Cakes (and a Pie!) for the Fourth of July | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/1/10 04:39 PM

I've seen awesome spaces with the Ikea rails/buckets/baskets that peanutbutter mentions above. I'm not sure if you were looking for a piece of storage furniture or just a storage solution, but the Ikea stuff would work well.

Both of these would be a good fit- you could add baskets or bins for more storage:,subjectbin,price,target_com_primary_color-bin,target_com_size-bin,target_com_brand-bin

Organizing Art Supplies in a KitchenGood Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
7/1/10 04:36 PM

I agree, keep the walls light.

You're going to want your windows to be covered well to make a nice sleeping place for baby and eventually a toddler. It looks like you've been successful with the roman blinds above the bed- would that work on the windows that can't have curtain rods?

At risk of having to many patterns, you might go with a simple bedding set, like this one:

It looks like you've got a really great (but kind of challenging) space to work with!

Help Redesign This RoomGood Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
6/30/10 03:29 PM

I'd love to see more photos of this space!

Beautiful Symmetry and a Paper Blossom Tutorial | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
6/29/10 12:35 PM

I like all the suggestions for wall art- easy to make yourself on a budget and change out if it doesn't fit your kids.

My suggestions is to add a spot for books- it's a good way to spend time with kids and give them comfort. Even some small rugs to enjoy them on would be great!

Warm, Flexible Room for Foster Children Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
6/23/10 03:16 PM

Two of everything takes up a ton of space that she might not have. I agree with the ideas of the previous poster. I also know someone who gave the gift of a photography session package. The mom says now that those photos are the only reason they remember such a hectic time in their life!

Gift for Parents Expecting TwinsGood Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
5/14/10 02:06 PM

Pottery Barn Kids has a good selection of wood outdoor kids furniture.

Non-Plastic Kids Outdoor FurnitureGood Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
5/12/10 03:36 PM

I would also clean out the lint collector, washing it with vinegar. You might need to get a long brush to get the extra lint out of the dryer that could still be hanging onto the oils.

Rid the Dryer of Cod Liver Smell Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
5/7/10 02:07 PM

I used to be a teacher, and I offered my kids mints right before we started testing. They liked a treat and it helped them all quiet down to get going.

Standardized Test Survival Kit | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
4/29/10 01:29 PM

My advice would also be not to build up a simple outing to much. If my kids here the night before, "Tomorrow you'll get to go to the grocery store with Daddy," over and over, there's more disappointment if things don't go smoothly and we don't do the store for a few more days. Like it says above, sometimes surrendering a shopping, library, or museum trip in favor of the neighborhood park is worth it.

Tips for Getting Out of the HouseSteady Mom | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
4/28/10 05:45 PM

I agree with ninakale. Follow Bakerella's idea for cake balls, which uses crumbled cake. Since you only have a handful of cupcakes, you'll want to adjust the recipe accordingly.

How Can I Put Smashed Cupcakes to Good Use? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/26/10 10:12 AM

Are we really just supposed to notice the closet? I'd like to see the rest of the room, too, please!

Skye's Closet Makeover | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
4/14/10 12:24 AM

Wow! I clicked on the source link and the other photos really show off this space!

3-in-1 Play Unit Plus Storage | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
4/6/10 04:13 PM

I agree with everyone- who cares what it looks like, because it will only be in your home about 6-8 months per baby.

Your Favorite Baby Seat? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
4/6/10 02:09 PM

We've got a few shelves in the garage that hang from the ceiling that would work for ride ons. Example:

You could put many up above in storage, and rotate the one(s) allowed inside. Chances are, your son will ask for certain favorites, and the others will be left in the garage. After he hasn't seen them for a few weeks/months, it may be easier to convince him to donate to a shelter, give to a younger friend, of sell at a yard sale.

Ideas for Large Toy Storage Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
4/5/10 03:32 PM

The bookcase is also Oeuf:

My Room: Sophia, Ava and OliviaSt. Louis | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
3/30/10 09:39 PM