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Our nursery has a pretty good sized walk-in closet, but we're using it for storage, not clothes, for now. I have a 3 drawer Hemnes with the top drawer holding cloth diapers, wipes & covers, socks, burp cloths and little things like nail clippers and thermometer. They are divided using little cloth boxes from IKEA that fit the Hemnes perfectly. The second drawer holds the current size of clothes and the third drawer holds the next size. Outgrown clothing is stored in the closet in Rubbermaid bins. We also have the 4x4 Expedit, which holds books, puzzles, photos and toys. We have bins on the bottom that hold shoes & booties, blankets, bedding and currently used toys. I like this set up because it will allow me to change up the configuration as the baby becomes interested in new things.

What Are Your Best Tips for Nursery Organization?Nesting a Nursery
3/6/12 07:21 PM

My sister and I used to spend a lot of time sifting through all the Lego pieces to find a specific piece and it was frustrating. While this system helps, maybe sorting them by size would be more beneficial. It would be easy to spot a red two unit piece in a bin of all two unit pieces; it's not so easy to find a red two unit piece in a bin of all red pieces. Either way, sorting by color or size, would give kids an opportunity to practice categorization.

LEGO Storage: IKEA Trofast to the RescueI Heart Organizing
2/21/12 12:22 PM

That is fantastic! My November baby's nursery has woodland touches, too, and these are absolutely adorable!

Before & After: Plain to Woodsy Dressers
Never a Dull Day

9/12/11 07:24 PM

@bigangryape, the dresser is IKEA

My Room: Rose
Cambridge, MA

7/15/11 05:53 AM

I would paint the walls and ceiling the same color so the sloped ceiling isn't the focus of the room.

Paint this Slanted Wall/Ceiling? What Color?
Good Questions

2/21/11 03:44 PM

Jansson's Frestelse, a Swedish potato and cream dish, wouldn't be the same without the anchovies. The anchovies we get are packed in lobster sauce, however, and aren't as potent.

Controversial Cooking: How Do You Feel About Anchovies?
2/18/11 02:17 PM

Lotta has other books that are more geared toward the diy project. Check out http://www.amazon.com/Lotta-Jansdotters-Simple-Sewing-How-/dp/0811852571/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1297407430&sr=8-1

It comes with a folder of patterns and instructions.

Handmade Living: A Fresh Take on Scandinavian Style by Lotta Jansdotter
Book Review

2/11/11 01:58 AM

I have a PO box, so I visit the post office about twice a week and sort out everything in my box right there, so it never enters the apartment. I recycle all junk mail and envelopes, mail out the bills if I have my checkbook, and come home with just my JCrew catalog! If I had my mail delivered, it would be a lot harder to stay on top of the clutter.

The Lazy Woman's Guide to Living Without Piles and Clutter
2/11/11 01:53 AM

Hey, if the author of this post bought this, then she likes it. Let's support her! Bravo to seeing the potential in this piece; I'd say, paint it and see what you think! You won't have lost much if you don't end up loving it and it'll be a fun project. :)

Stereo Credenza: Mid Century or Hollywood Regency?
2/6/11 03:20 PM

This is SO pretty! So elegant! Great vision for this chair!!

Before & After: Nicole's Louis XV Chair Makeover
2/3/11 05:40 PM

If you're the crafty type and don't like to throw out fabric scraps, I found this tutorial via the blog Sew, Mama, Sew! during Scrap Buster Month. A great way to not "buy, buy, buy", but use every last bit!


What Are Some Alternatives to Plastic Produce Bags? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/23/10 06:35 AM

@Comicgeek YES!!

Stop That Door! 4 Stylish Doorstops Roundup | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
7/23/10 06:24 AM

bepsf would be a great blogger, but perhaps a little more of a Debbie Downer than most.

Where is the bed? More angles of the rooms would be nice, too.

Luz's Mid Century Mini House Tour | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
7/21/10 03:52 PM

Stir fry veggies are a great idea. He can add instant rice or noodles and soy sauce. You could add some little frozen shrimp to the veggies, too.

Sometimes I freeze stuffed peppers, which have a lasagna-like stuffing, but are healthier with the use of peppers instead of noodles.

Help Me Find Healthy, Balanced Meals That Freeze Well? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/20/10 09:48 AM

@ greenquilts -you have a great idea with the use of a display ladder; I think that compliments the rustic qualities that quilts usually have, but is more modern than a quilt rack

does anyone else have suggestions where to buy a display ladder? I'm looking for one myself!

Ideas for Creative Quilt Display? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Chicago
7/14/10 10:10 AM

No way! I have loved Amy Butler's fabrics and style for a while, but now I find out her favorite vacation destination is where I grew up! Makes me love her even more, if that is possible.

Amy Butler Apartment Therapy's Summer Style Survey | Apartment Therapy New York
7/13/10 07:51 PM

My hometown in the Finger Lakes of upstate New York is grape country and we are well known for our grape pie. Here, however, we use concord grapes. It looks a lot like a blueberry pie, but is juicy, sour, and full of grapey flavor. I grew up eating grape pie, but I know my out-of-the-area friends either love it or are not sure about it because it is an unfamiliar flavor for most.

Recipe: Green Grape Pie | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/6/10 03:28 PM

At my college, freshmen were required to purchase a really hefty meal plan; I was left with a couple hundred dollars on my account, which did not roll over to the next fall semester. I figured I had to find a way to spend the money somehow, so I bought cases of Snapple and water from the extremely expensive on-campus store, and paid for friends' meals the last couple week of classes.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | College Eating: 5 Ways To Spice Up Cafeteria Food
8/25/09 01:52 PM

I'm with splatgirl and eprewitt.

That said, my coworkers think I'm a foodie just because my lunches aren't bologna sandwiches and granola bars. Reality is that I'm a home cook on a strict budget, who indulges occasionally on new ingredients. My lunches are leftovers from last night's dinner - very economical.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Are You a Foodie or a Cook?
8/14/09 10:21 AM

As a huge fan of everything Amy Butler, I am extremely excited! I hope they aren't super expensive. :-(

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Amy Butler Rugs for Chandra
8/13/09 08:43 AM