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Display Name: lissac2412
Member Since: 5/13/09

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Just....swoon! I cannot get enough of the mix of colors, textures, and natural elements. This is a seriously cool, chic, New England at its best apartment.

Maureen & Lui's Pondside Lily Pad
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9/28/10 03:20 PM

i have passed that space a million times, and i would give my left arm to live in it. i totally agree that it is a "sexy" residence!

Boston Represents: The Year's Sexiest Houses Fast Company | Apartment Therapy Boston
5/12/10 04:55 PM

hey, contrieved or not, those desserts are delicious! and it is absolutely the right amount for something sweet after dinner. i really like Seasons 52, because they give enough food without making you feel like you're over-indulging.

Small Bite Dessert Inspiration: Layered Mini Indulgences | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/28/10 03:50 PM

'The Witch of Blackbird Pond,' by Elizabeth George Speare and 'Staying Fat for Sarah Byrne,' by Chris Crutcher should also be on that list.

The former for tweens, since it's about a girl finding her own voice in a time when females were not supposed to be free-thinking. The latter because Chris Crutcher has such a great way of capturing the way in which teens think, and how they respond to things in ways that adults just could never understand.

20 Books Every Tween and Teen Should ReadCanadian Family | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
4/24/10 11:14 AM

you don't need a special whoopie pie your money and just get some extra cookie/baking sheets at Marshall's or TJ Maxx! the consistency of the batter lends itself to baking up into wonderful little round cakelettes. also, good call on making whoopie pies for a wedding. super cute, cheap(er), and you can do ANY kind of cake flavor imaginable!

Need a Party Dessert? Try a Whoopie Pie! | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/31/10 01:36 PM

I think the whole thing looks lovely! My only concern is that there isn't any countertop/buffer at the left edge of your stove. I would worry that someone might bump the stovetop while it's hot, or not realize it's hot and touch it. I don't know, that may just be me being paranoid! Other than that, I really like the look of your kitchen.

Kitchen Tour: Courtney and Andy's Cottage Galley | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/26/10 12:24 PM

you can always use coffee grinds as a fertilizer for acid-loving plants, like azaeleas and calla lilies.

Roundup: Creative Uses For Kitchen Scraps | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
3/2/10 05:08 PM

something to also keep in mind is the water quality in the area. if you have very soft/hard water, that can leave deposits, no matter how awesome your detergent is.

Help! My Dishwasher Leaves a White Residue on My Dishes Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/25/10 11:01 AM

peanut butter with sliced fresh strawberries (a kind of deconstructed strawberry jam) on whole wheat breat is delicious.

OR my absolute favorite indulgence- peanut butter on toaster waffels, with sliced banana, sprinkled with chocolate chips. AMAZING!

and who can forget the classic...just a spoonful of peanut butter!

Simple Snack: Peanut Butter Sandwich | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/22/10 05:21 PM

I'm actually anti-mixer now, at least for cookies, because if you over-mix (which is easy to do, I found out) the cookies turn out dreadfully. Crispy, flat, and a mess!

We never used a mixer growing up...but then again with 6 kids in the house, it was pretty easy to divide the mixing work!

How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookies (Without a Mixer) Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/19/10 12:33 PM

When I was younger, my mom always made us kids give something up and try to do something that was either good for us or good for others (though usually those are one and the same). This year, I'm giving up my unfortunate swearing habit (and this includes using replacements like "fudge" for, erm, you know...), and I'm trying to be more patient.

And I'm not just talking about waiting in line without getting huffy patience; I'm trying to really be mindful of what gets me upset or frustrated, and decide if it really is an external factor or if it's something I can control. Should make for an interesting 40 days.

Survey: What Are You Giving Up For Lent? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/18/10 11:39 AM

I made red velvet whoopie pies last night to send out to friends and family for V-day. Today I'm making chocolate chip cookie dough truffles (also to send, hopefully), classic chocolate chip cookies, and the brie-style mac'n'cheese from earlier this week (last week?). Tomorrow is a classic: meatloaf, potatoes, and spinach salad.

Maybe we'll be dug out by Monday? But it's pretty much snowpocolypse here this weekend!

What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of February 6-7, 2010 | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/6/10 10:46 AM

i love love LOVE red velvet! i'm making these red velvet whoopie pies to send out to my loves :)

Recipe Roundup: Make it a Red Velvet Valentine's Day! | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/3/10 03:13 PM

I wish this post had come out a year ago. I lived with a girl who decided to get a second cat (asking the other roommates as a sort of afterthought) and the two cats HATED each other! Not only that, our apartment was way too small for two fairly large cats. And our room doors had a tendency to pop open (awkward for other reasons), so the cats would get out and then beat the hell out of each other.

Even months later, after a sort of calm had come over the situation, they would periodically just get into fights. Needless to say, this experience did not change my mind about being a dog person...

Introducing Cats: From Strangers To Roommates | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
2/3/10 12:15 PM

My boyfriend and I moved into our own space this past August, and we brought with us a mishmash of Ikea furniture, hand-me-downs, and very few ideas for how we wanted to decorate. Since moving in, we've bought very few items together, as we're saving to buy some pieces that will stay with us for a long time.

His idea of a good buy? Anything Ikea. I am literally thinking about re-naming items from other retailers with Swedish-sounding names in order to get him on board! He also feels squeamish about buying used furniture- something on which I am working with him.

What we've found to be helpful is that we point things out that we see that each of us like. A couch at this store, maybe a bed spread at that store, and we try to find some common ground. If I don't like the pattern, maybe I'll like the color. Slowly we're finding a common design asthetic, and I think our next move this coming summer will usher in an era of an apartment that looks less post-grad, and a bit more sophisticated.

Sharing the Decorating Without Destroying Your Relationship | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
2/1/10 03:39 PM

use as fertilizer for acid loving plants, such as azaleas or calla lillies.

After Your Coffee Break: 11 Uses for Coffee Grounds | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
1/25/10 04:12 PM

Yeah, I really think we need to back off the fake tree users. I'm a bit suspicious of the term "most people," as in "most people recycle their real tree," and "most people toss their fake tree after a few years."

First, I lived in suburbia almost my entire life, and "most people" around there trashed their real trees. If your town/county doesn't provide a tree pick-up service, there is a very slim chance that Joe Average is going to go out of his way to find a recycling center. And even if he does, he is probably hauling the tree many miles away, by himself, in an SUV. Environmentally friendly? I think not.

Secondly, who can afford to buy a new fake tree every year?? They're usually at least twice as expensive as a real tree (when not on sale), and honestly, the newer models aren't that much greater than the old ones.

We've had our fake tree in my family for nearly 23 years. So yes, we've achieved carbon neutral status (yay!). But we got a fake in the first place due to severe conifer allergies in the family.

So ease up on the fakies. If they're not "doing their part" for the environment here, I'm sure they're picking up slack elsewhere!

Real Christmas Trees "Greener" than Artificial EarthTimes | Apartment Therapy DC
12/14/09 05:24 PM

I want to go to it wrong to describe a vacuum as "fantasmagorical?"

Win this DC24 Blueprint from Dyson! Holiday Giveaway 2009 | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
12/9/09 01:47 PM

a sharp knife is a must. also, chew a piece of mint gum, or suck on a mint, while chopping. not only will it diminish the tears, it also keeps you from snacking as you cook!

What Should I Buy For My Onion-Averse Boyfriend? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/8/09 11:46 AM

I got a big, sparkly red ribbon at Target and put it on my door with one of the removable 3M's simple, bright, and makes my end of the hallway look cheerful :)

Decorate Your Apartment Door? Survey | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
12/3/09 05:17 PM