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Display Name: hotcocoa
Member Since: 7/27/09

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I made this cake, and it was dreamy: http://doublyhappy.blogspot.com/2010/07/diary-of-secret-housewife-caramel.html


Recipe: Caramel Banana Cake | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/15/10 09:00 PM

@ annabeth: I'm pretty sure the mirror is from mitchell and gold. On sale on ruelala.com.


Our Favorite Entryway and Landing Strip Ideas | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
5/28/10 05:56 PM

Sydney: This is exactly what we'd like to do to our stairs in our JP home. Do you feel comfortable sharing who did your install? And did you get the Dash & Albert rugs straight from D&D or elsewhere?


Before After: A Kid-Friendly Stairway in Newton | Apartment Therapy Boston
2/5/10 03:21 PM

I second/third the comment about not hiring from an agency. I used a MerryMaids competitor for a few months, until I found out that I was paying them $100, and they were paying their cleaners $10. It was ridiculous.

With Marcio and Sonya (our current cleaners), I know every dime I'm giving them is going toward them and their ridiculously cute kids.


Apartment Therapy Boston | 'Escape' from Cleaning by Hiring a Housekeeper? Good Questions
7/27/09 11:33 AM

We're in Cambridge, and we have a fantastic couple who comes to clean for us. We've used them for nine years, and I can't recommend them more highly. They do such a great job, are very trustworthy, and couldn't be nicer! For our 700 sq. foot one bedroom, we give them $60 (I don't remember if that's what they asked for or if that's just what I offered). They're worth every penny in the fights saved b/t me and my husband about who's going to do the cleaning!

Call Marcio at 617-688-1435. Tell him Amanda sent you.


Apartment Therapy Boston | 'Escape' from Cleaning by Hiring a Housekeeper? Good Questions
7/27/09 11:01 AM