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Display Name: AKwinter
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Dream home! Thanks for featuring it :) :) :)

Scott & Kristan's Inspiring Arts District Loft House Tour
7/14/14 03:23 PM

No adult likes to be reminded of their -lack of- manners (obviously! see: comments), but I find it intriguing to see the vendor's point of view.

I think our society romanticizes FMs, food trucks, pop-up restaurants, independent boutiques, etc. and think of these entrepreneurs as lucky hobbyists, rather than realize the financial risks and difficult work that they are going through.

It doesn't hurt anyone to exercise some empathy and brush up on our manners.

5 Things Not to Say (or Do) at the Farmers Market Farmers Market Etiquette
7/9/14 02:41 PM

It takes three clicks to get to the list!:


2. Minnesota

3. Wisconsin

4. Delaware

5. Oregon

6. Colorado

7. Maryland

8. Utah

9. California

10. Massachusetts

11. Illinois

12. New Jersey


14. Michigan

15. Arizona

16. Ohio

17. Vermont

18. Virginia

19. Pennsylvania

20. Idaho

21. Connecticut

22. Tennessee

23. North Carolina

24. New hampshire

25. Iowa

26. georgia

27. Rhode Island

28. Florida

29. new york

30. nevada

31. mississippi

32. louisiana

33. texas

34. missouri

35. north dakota

36. wyoming

37. indiana

38. arkansas

39. south dakota

40. hawaii

41. new mexico

42. oklahoma

43. alaska

44. west virginia

45. nebraska

46. kansas

47. south carolina

48. kentucky

49. montana

50. alabama

Which Are the Best & Worst States for Cycling? Design News
5/6/14 06:32 PM


Design Solutions: Incorporating Vintage Elements With a More Modern Style
3/21/14 02:47 PM

Hear, hear!

Embracing an Open Door Policy: Your Guests Aren't Judging You Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/21/14 02:30 PM

this is a great list, I've encountered every one of these. I host a large hot pot party a couple of times a year, usually with 15-25 guests. it's a lot of work, but a lot of fun.

having a tipsy guest is never my concern, except them getting home ok.

at my dinner parties, I want people to feel relaxed and merry and safe to talk about/act on whatever's on their mind.

I think there's a lot of emphasis these days (or maybe just because I'm in my 30s?) on acting "appropriately" at all times; on if you're going to have a party, have a pintrest-type party; on projecting being a happy and well-adjusted adult all the time. I don't need drama, but sometimes I'm wistful for a more relaxed, rambunctious time.

Dinner Party Dilemmas: Solutions To Eight Awkward Entertaining Situations Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/21/14 02:23 PM

The only reason I stock up is 1. I hate, hate, hate running errands. I hate using precious free time on the weekends going to the grocery store or Target or wherever. So, if I have to go I'm gonna make it worth the trip. And, 2. I know my storage limitations. I only stock up on things that is worth it (to me).

Store It At the Store: How to Curtail Your Urge to Stock Up Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/14/14 02:24 PM

I love the kitties. I also love the tile in the kitchen. I dig the style of this whole place!

Katie & Toby's Artful Edgewater Apartment (8 Years Later...) House Tour
3/7/14 01:25 PM

At first I wasn't too excited about this Cure. I thought, 'I'm happy with my breakfast routine, thanks.' (peanut butter on toast + coffee on weekdays)

But as the week went on, I gave breakfast more thought. I started doing green smoothies again, which I enjoy but got out of the habit sometime last year. This morning I was out of ingredients for one and am missing it.

I added steel oats to my grocery list, an item I've thought about here and there but never remembered to pick up and try.

Very humbly, I thank you, Kitchn Cure. Breakfast is getting fun again :)

Day 5: Make Breakfast Today & Plan Next Week's Breakfasts The Cooking Cure Spring 2014
3/7/14 01:17 PM

I have a green smoothie every weekday morning. It's a refreshing and satisfying breakfast for me, b/c I'm not really hungry at 7am when I have to leave for work. I started them because I was craving greens during the week if I wasn't getting enough. It's a great way to have 1-2 servings of greens/day.

The Smoothie Survey Reader Survey
9/16/13 01:59 PM

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home! I love it - it feels so real. I'm almost sad I don't live there myself :)

Tanya & Todd's Atwater Village Home House Tour
9/13/13 01:06 PM

wonderful pictures and story! It's been a good year for salmon, my co-worker had great luck dipnetting on the Kenai this year. I have friends in SE Alaska - Sitka - and their bounty of seafood on any given day of fishing leaves me drooling. subsistence lifestyles are very, very common here in AK.

From the Ocean to the Smokehouse: Preserving Salmon in Alaska
8/8/13 04:58 PM

I love it too. Easy for camping as well - just need hot water!

Why I Sort of Love Nescafé Instant Coffee
6/11/13 02:43 PM

Delicious! I made this last week to bring to work for lunch. I halved it, and had enough for two lunches. So easy and flavorfull. Thank you!

Healthy Recipe: White Bean & Roasted Vegetable Salad Recipes from The Kitchn
6/10/13 07:56 PM

Last year I bought a medium sized insulated tote from Trader Joe's. It's blue with a pic of a volkswagon-y van on it; perfect for car camping, picnics, weekend road trips, transporting a potluck dish and brews. It gets a LOT of use.

Plastic containers and baggies for backpacking. Most anything else is too fussy/heavy, and we reuse them throughout the trip.

How Do You Pack Food For Traveling? Share Your Top Containers & Carriers! Reader Intelligence Request
6/6/13 02:19 PM

1. Lagavulin (scotch)
2. Jameson
3. Kirkland Bourbon
4. Krikland Vodka
5. Carolans
6. Saki or Vermouth

Stocking a Home Bar From Scratch:
Which 6 Bottles Would You Choose? Reader Intelligence Request

4/17/13 05:08 PM

A wonderfuly warm home. I am very inspired - particularly by your kitchen. Thank you for sharing your home. And I love your pets in the photos!

Sarah & Brian's Salvaged Stories House Tour
4/2/13 01:27 PM

Have 2 or 3 go-to recipes that can be mostly pantry items, or mostly fresh items, or any combo of both.

One great example is the Free-Form Pasta Casserole, posted on the Kitchn (idk how to post hyperlinks here, but a quicks search will bring it up).

Simple soups, fritatas, stir fries are all great ways to use up what you have on hand and not panic about not having all the "right" ingredients for a recipe.

6 Habits to Prevent Food Waste
2/21/13 06:35 PM

While getting ready for work I make the bed, tidy up living room from the night before - usually it's just clearing off the coffee table of some cups and folding a throw blanket or two, maybe put away clean dishes, maybe fold some laundry.

After getting home from work I walk the dog, do dishes if there are any and clean up kitchen, and then I have tasks assigned to days of the week - which I don't strictly follow, but it gives me a guideline of what should be getting done.

Mondays I clean the entryway, Tuesdays the extra bedroom gets a once-over, Wednesdays are bathrooms, etc. And I have written down exactly what teach task entails ("entryway" includes all coats in closet, shoes put away, all mail sorted, etc.). It may sound a little over-the-top, but it really helps because I don't have to think at all what each chore is - I just refer to what I've written down.

Incorporating Household Chores into Your Other Daily Routines
1/17/13 07:01 PM

Grew up in rural MN, dreamt of living in Minneapolis.

Lived in Minneapolis for a few years, moved to Anchorage, Alaska (for a guy), when I was craving to go to a bigger city (say, Chicago).

Live in Anchorage, Alaska. Took me awhile to adjust, but I love it. Easy, peasy access to the outdoors, great local culture, and my quality of life is fantastic.

I dream of living in quiet, Southeast Alaska, maybe on my own island. I daydream and crave isolation - I think Alaska can do that to some people.

I think the only places I would dread to live would be the ever-expanding, growing suburia filled with chain stores and restaurants, looking like Anytown, USA.

If a place has its own unique vibe, be it urban or rural, I can dig it.

Urban vs Rural: What's in Your Blood?
1/4/13 05:52 PM