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We bought #7 when our daughter was 18 months old (the pack and play was needed for her little sister). She loves it and we love it. It is light weight, packs easily, unpacks even more easily. I've said to my husband on occasion that it t is one of the best $25 purchases we've ever made for the girls.

On the Go: Travel Beds for Babies & Toddlers
7/12/13 04:18 PM

My husband got food poisoning while we were on our honeymoon in Napa, on Christmas day. Guess that's what we get for not planning ahead, forgetting to get reservations for a holiday dinner and ending up at a chain hotel restaurant.

What's Your Worst Food Experience While On Vacation?
6/20/13 02:51 PM

I received Bittman's Mini Minimalist and my husband received Pure Beef. I think we are more excited to try the recipes in Pure Beef since we are looking at getting 1/8th of a cow for our deep freeze.

Did You Acquire Any New Cookbooks Over the Holidays?
1/3/13 08:48 AM

I second the Alton Brown books! My cousin is a fan of Cooks Illustrated but I'm not sure how science-y the magazine is.

Can You Recommend a Cookbook That Explains the Science Behind Recipes? Good Questions
12/24/12 09:18 AM

My husband and I bought a house a year ago where both of the kids' bedrooms had murals on the wall. The owners said they'd paint over them with the color already on the walls if we wanted and we did. Seeing the rooms with the murals didn't distract us from the rooms or make the house any less inviting!

Should I Paint Over a Mural As We Show Our House To Potential Buyers?
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3/11/11 02:55 PM

I second eskkimmo's suggestion of There are tons of amazing patterns. Their "advanced search" option is awesome and gives you the opportunity to search by anything (i.e. knitting vs. crochetting, cost of pattern, type of yarn).

Patterns for Modern Crochet Baby Blankets?
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3/2/11 06:49 PM

My little one is 5 weeks old as of today! Ironically, my husband and I were talking about our baby "lifesavers" just last night. Our top must haves are: a package of cloth diapers to use as burp rags and a swaddler (we have the Summer brand).

We've also used the following on a regular basis and they've made our lives easier: car seat cover (the Summer brand, shower curtain one; although if you're some place warm you won't need this!); the itzbeen timer; the boppy pillow; baby nail clippers and lap/burp pads.

As for the whole registry thing and staying on it/off it, do what you think is right. Just make sure you provide a gift receipt. I loved it when people went off our registry and got our family something that was truly "us" and I loved it when people stayed on our registry and got exactly what we asked for. I only hated it when people didn't provide a gift receipt - even if it was on our registry!

Good luck!

Tried and True Baby Essentials Recommendations
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1/7/11 03:57 PM

It depends on the magazine. We've saved issues of Gourmet for obvious, delicious reasons but otherwise we keep them for about 6 months before recycling. A lot of our magazines (and professional journals) have online subscriptions which I use if I need to reference something after it has been recycled! (That being said we only receive 3 magazines/journals.)

Survey: Do You Keep Magazines? | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
1/22/10 08:02 PM

I just made one of these two weeks ago! I bought two small boxes of Kotte plastic ornaments (one red and one silver) from IKEA, wire from the hardware store (didn't want to deal with a wire hanger) and silver ribbon from Target. The whole thing came in at under $20. I bought the supplies because as newlyweds, my husband and I don't have extra ornaments. Now we've got a super cute wreath for our door!

How To: Make an Ornament Wreath CB2's In the Loop | Apartment Therapy Chicago
12/3/09 09:12 PM

My dad always taught me to clean the faucet in the kitchen or bathroom and to make sure it looks clean. I'm always amazed at the difference cleaning just the faucet makes!

Last Minute Cleaning Routines | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
11/18/09 09:12 PM

Thank you all for the wonderful suggestions! :D

-Liz (sighants)

What Food Should I Bring (Long-Distance!) To a New Mom? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
11/18/09 03:35 PM

I was out last night and saw them in the Mundelein, IL Target for $5.99 for a box of 20. I haven't bought them yet, but I figured, if anyone was following they'd like to know the cost.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | A Dryer Sheet in the Washer?
5/23/09 12:14 PM