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Member Since: 8/5/13

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vintage pink? hell yeah!


Everything Old is New Again: Pink Tile in the Bathroom, Then & Now
7/31/14 09:15 PM

heat destroys the protein in eggs, so a low-temp, slow cook not only makes the yummiest scrambled eggs, but the most nutritious :-)


How To Make Creamy Scrambled Eggs
7/31/14 12:56 AM

dried on food residue? cretans!


How To Clean Butcher Block Countertops Cleaning Lessons from The Kitchn
7/31/14 12:52 AM

foil packets steam the food, but depending on how hot the grill is, you can get browning on the bottom of the foil packet. You also get a nice grilled taste if you cook over charcoal :-)


Recipe: Grilled Packet Potatoes Grill Recipes from The Kitchn
7/28/14 04:40 PM

*paleo, not pale. grrr.


What's the Deal with Butter in Coffee?
7/28/14 04:33 PM

anyone care to explain how butter is pale? hahaha!


What's the Deal with Butter in Coffee?
7/28/14 04:31 PM

i wish ikea would bring that duvet cover back……...


Jesse & Leia's Inspired Americana Bungalow
7/28/14 04:29 AM

No 7. Definitely No 7.


10 Questions to Ask Your Next Roommate Before Moving In
7/28/14 02:03 AM

We've had a really busy year for houseguests. And I mean REALLY busy. And we've learned a couple of things along the way.

We always ask guests if they have any dietary restrictions well before they arrive so that we are prepared. (Just don't make the mistake of asking them for their food preferences as my husband did). I don't need to know what brand of cereal our guests always eat for breakfast, just what might send them to the ER.

We're lucky enough to have a separate guest room/guest bath, and in addition to keeping it stocked with the above mentioned necessities, we stock it with it's own batch of cleaning supplies. It makes it easier to clean it before and after our guests. Plus, guests can clean up accidental messes themselves if they need to without having to explain.

We recently set up a shared "guest" calendar that we use to avoid scheduling mistakes. It sounds silly, but sometimes (like this weekend) we have new guests arriving hours after the previous guests' departure and the calendar keeps us from double-booking our tiny guest room.


6 Sure-Fire Ways to Make Overnight Guests Feel at Home
7/26/14 02:49 AM

dioxazineviolet, one of my favorite hues!

Thanks for posting this. I saw the house when I first moved up here and wondered about it, then promptly forgot about it. We have friends from the Bay Area staying visiting for the weekend and now I just added one more thing to for them to see while they're here :-)


Spite Houses Are Exactly What They Sound Like
7/26/14 02:02 AM

omg, this is absolutely ridiculous. BILLIONS of parents have lived without this crap and guess what? their kids are still alive and well. so put the kid to sleep on his back and trust it will be okay.

unless, of course, you are so glued to your phone, internet, tv, or busy smoking crack that you can't care for your kid without a monitor?


Baby Monitoring: How Much Is Too Much?
7/24/14 09:15 PM

Hey, AT? There is a whole world of design out there and yet you chose to run yet another article about cutesy shoe storage. Nothing new here. Even the cover photo is a rip-off of a previous post.


Shoes as Art: 10 Clever Shoe Storage Ideas for Small Spaces
7/24/14 09:00 PM

Stenstorp rules! I absolutely love mine.


5 Great Kitchen Islands Under $300 Product Roundup
7/23/14 12:49 AM

patio gardening and jonesing for a yard (the bigger the better) to garden in


No Yard, Balcony or Porch? How to Enjoy the Outdoors at Home Anyway Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer
7/22/14 06:33 AM

Wow. Just, wow.


Jim & Laura's Light-Filled Providence Colonial House Tour
7/22/14 06:03 AM

Cat litter makes an excellent deodorizer as well as moisture absorber. Fill the drawers with kitty litter, let it sit for a few days, then replace the kitty litter with fresh litter. You may have to repeat this several times, which is a total pain, but it works, so there's that ;-) Just make sure you replace the litter before it absorbs enough moisture to clump.

We've had to deodorize a mountain of similar stuff, and this is the best solution we've found.

Good luck!


What Is the Best Way to Remove Odors from a Dresser? Good Questions
7/22/14 02:07 AM

Regarding the color IKB and people's memories of the 1950's……..

Here are a few links that refer to Yves Klein and the use of IKB in the late 1950s.

http://www.yveskleinarchives.org/works/works3_us.html

http://www.printmag.com/imprint/everywhere-international-klein-blue/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Klein_Blue

Oh, btw, the style referred to as MCM spans several decades, beginning in the 1930s and ending around 1965.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-century_modern

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/mid-century-modern/overview


Before & After: Nightstand Nightmare No More
7/22/14 01:58 AM

leave the valance. no one but an AT geek would even notice it ;-)


Before & After: A Dated Kitchen's Fresh Face-lift on a Budget
7/21/14 02:38 AM

it looks awesome


Before & After: A Dated Kitchen's Fresh Face-lift on a Budget
7/21/14 02:35 AM

ps - that macrame wall hanging is the bomb!


Jenny and Chris Merge Styles in Williamsburg House Call
7/21/14 02:32 AM