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Display Name: m.caroline
Member Since: 7/12/09

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for whatever reason when my neighbors nextdoor smoke who knows what my entire first floor reeks of it for an hour or 2.
my neighbors on the other side would play loud music to drown out their screaming children.
The neighbor "boy" (20 something) who drops by and demands $20 to mow my 4x6 grass patch.
oh city living.

Get Off My Lawn: Neighbor Pet Peeves
5/25/11 02:51 PM

I use an electrolux stickvac a few times a week. MUCH easier to clean out, and when vaccuuming constantly I never need to break out one like that.

How To Clean Vacuum Bristles & Rollers?
Good Questions

5/10/11 01:17 PM

I prefer a bedspread. Generally more affordable and that way I can still do all my regular top sheet,wool blanket,2 thin comforters layering.

Also, I resent that "being a grownup" means spending too much money on crap you don't need. Why does being a grown up mean indulging in capitalism in such a big way?

as far as laundering goes. I would MUCH rather stuff my comforters into the washing machine every few months than try and wrestle my comforter into and out of a cover every few weeks.

On The Problem With Duvet Covers
3/9/11 05:10 PM

Buy a few rolls of Frost King, make sure your storms are down. Stuffing the cracks with grocery bags works really well. I had a few different "insulated" drapes as a kid that didn't do much of anything in my parent's 1932 farmhouse.

DIY Ways to Insulate Windows?
Good Questions

10/5/10 12:52 AM

These are lovely, but I can't ever see myself spending on a blanket what my college courses cost.

Fall Blanket Shopping: 10 Out-of-the-Ordinary Sources
Shopper's Guide

10/5/10 12:32 AM

I can make my body wash and soaps last so much longer if I use a pouf. This news is truly distressing.

When Should Your Shower Sponges Be Discarded? | Apartment Therapy Chicago
3/26/10 01:49 AM

These examples are fugly and dated.There are so many pretty, modern patterns out there now that call for rich colors and luxurious yarns.

Crocheted Afghans | Apartment Therapy Chicago
1/12/10 02:44 PM

Definitely do it!

Sewing Two Rugs Together to Make a Larger Size? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Chicago
1/11/10 07:07 PM

last I checked, an $800 shower head did not qualify as "budget".
the teak floor is neat though.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Budget Bathroom MakeoverCanadian House Home 06.2008
7/12/09 11:37 PM