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Display Name: mittens1
Member Since: 6/25/09

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I'm from Australia and we have 'Toy Libraries' where you can borrow toys after paying a yearly fee ($90 in my area). It's great one week we may have a dolls house, peddle car and dinosaur costume and another duplo, a tea set and a ride on tractor.
Surely this is a world wide thing!?

How Many Toys Do You Have? | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
11/12/09 04:57 AM

I know I am "craving some clam" I think you meant calm (first paragraph). Thank you so much for making me laugh, even if you didn't mean to.

Apartment Therapy DC | Darryl Carter's Serene Kalorama Townhouse Elle Decor
10/8/09 03:48 AM

I must say I am not a fan! The stand reminds me of a stinking male bathroom, and I don't like the idea of my toiletries being on display.
Aside from the stand, that sink is (in my opinion) disturbing. It calls back memories of seeing vomit in a public toilet hand basin.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Look! Bathroom Storage by Alu
7/26/09 08:22 AM

I'm sorry, it reminds me of something from a nightmare. I can just imagine that thing scuttling toward me, flailing its lights up and down! Scary.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | IKEA Six Arms Ceiling Lamp
7/17/09 05:58 AM

we just installed double roller blinds, they roll up to nothing when fully drawn allowing all the light to come in. One roller blind is a UV blind allowing the view out with a filter for heat and light. The second blind blocks light completely. We plan to use the filter for 30 degrees (celcius!) and then if we have another terrible Australian summer- ie 40 degrees we will use the thick blind.
They were inexpensive and look great in our edwardian home as you literally don't notice them when they are up.

Apartment Therapy DC | Summer Proofing Wall-to-Wall Windows? Good Questions
7/16/09 11:42 PM

I wouldn't use a chemical near a baby bottle, I would also assume that, not only being poisonous, this would remove the measurement levels which you require for formula mixing. If your baby likes a particular nipple ie: AVENT then perhaps attatch this to a brand of bottle that has less prominent logos.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Take Brand Name Off of Baby Bottles?
7/15/09 06:56 AM

WoW! can't wait to get my kids involved, nothing like letting children play with electrical cables. Might get my 2 year old to un plug them all and then use a flammable tube sock to tie them back together, such a safe idea!

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Repurpose a Tube Sock as a Playful Wire Cozy
7/15/09 06:48 AM

We just painted our entire edwardian terrace "lexicon quarter". i can't recommend it strongly enough. Its a crisp bright white, I used it on the walls and the same colour in a high shine for the woodwork. Our home went from looking dated to fresh and clean. the plain colour allowed our furniture to do the talking! I think your place looks from around the same era? if so, it was common for the entire space to be painted white.
good luck

Apartment Therapy Boston | Good Questions: Help Me Pick a Paint Palette!
6/30/09 05:41 AM

I may need to have another child in order to have a reason to purchase this cot/bed.
I am besotted!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Hot or Not: Portakal Convertible Toddler Bed
6/28/09 04:58 AM

we purchased a very inexpensive wicker chair for my son (he i now 2) from Target, it is very sturdy and does not topple. It looks just like a mini adult one. I have also seen sets, of varying sizes and materials at large hardware stores (Bunnings in Australia).
Failing that, I made a table and chairs set for indoors, literally three pieces of MDF for the table, and little cubes for the chairs- with one piece larger for the back. Paint in enamel for outdoor use. By they way, I am by no means a carpenter and these pieces are used everyday in out house.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Wooden Outdoor Baby Furniture?
6/28/09 04:49 AM

Hi, I also have the same high chair, my son never did this, but he was and still is a very large and heavy baby! Perhaps his weight acts to anchor the chair and she may find it more difficult to move it as she grows?! I agree with the others, you need to let her know to stop. My son would throw food when he was finished so i taught him to 'dust his hands' to show me he was finished and i would take him out!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Baby Learned to Move the Highchair
6/25/09 06:44 AM