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Display Name: Alice42
Member Since: 8/6/07

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Years ago, before I was "coupled", a very smart professor of mine told me the three trials of any relationship are sex, money and housework. After many years being with my husband, I can tell you its absolutely true. Find a way to navigate these waters early on. Be vigilant through the years in attending to them. They are not static and must be revisited as age, stressors and responsibilities shift. If there is anyway to afford a housecleaner, hire one. Neil Young was almost right, "A Man Needs A Maid" (we all do.)

I've often fantasized about some cosmic meter that would reveal to me who's done more housework, childcare, made more money in our relationship etc... Not sure if I truly want to know the answer, either way.

The Battle of the Sexes Continues: Does It All Come Down to The Dishes?
12/19/13 09:30 AM

Thanks everyone. I'm very excited about the pre-washed variety. I really like quinoa so I'll retry this week with your suggestions.

Help Me Cook Better Quinoa!
Good Questions

1/3/12 09:42 PM

Where I can get this? I need it for an event tonight!

Pantry Favorite: The Ginger People's Ginger Syrup | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/3/10 12:38 PM

I have the opposite problem. I'm 5'2" and every sofa I've tried gives me a backache from not enough support. I've propped pillows behind me, but I wind up feeling like Goldilocks in the chair that's too big.

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Deep Sofa for Tall Folks?
3/20/09 10:27 AM

I use my laptop several times a week in the kitchen. I use to print out recipes, but then I started feeling guilty about wasting paper.

I wish I had a computer built into the refrigerator, then I'd never had to worry about getting liquids in hard drive.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Laptops in the Kitchen: What Do You Think?
3/19/09 12:35 PM

Is the small hallway table from the Company Store?

Apartment Therapy New York | House Call: BlondeinBrooklyn on a Budget New York
1/27/09 10:14 AM

short ribs chinese flavors. Ate it last night.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Thursday Giveaway: 7-Quart Slow Cooker from Calphalon
9/26/08 06:59 AM

Time to make sure the exhaust is working.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Thursday Giveaway: Lodge Pro Logic Square Grill Pan
8/2/08 08:27 AM

My dogs hair wouldn't stick to it!

Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair in Red
7/10/08 12:14 PM

Salty Spice

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Thursday Giveaway: Linden Sweden Double Grinder
4/3/08 04:14 PM

We have no interior walls and no closets. Nothing but clutter everywhere. Help.

Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: 3 Hrs of Organizing with The Clutter Cowgirl
3/27/08 04:37 PM


Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Thursday Giveaway: Tastebooks from Epicurious
1/10/08 12:24 PM

Purple Light, my daughter's stuffed elephant.

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Holiday Gift Bag #14: Goodies from ROMP
12/20/07 01:48 PM

The Third Man!

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Gift Bag 2007: Compact Shelf System from Insignia
12/18/07 03:55 PM

How wonderful. Steaks in the grill pan.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win a Le Creuset 6-Piece Set in Caribbean
12/17/07 03:37 PM

Sage, how wise.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Gift Bag 2007: Organic Cotton Fireside Throw from Gaiam
12/12/07 03:38 PM

Short ribs! But be sure to skim the fat.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win a Le Creuset 5-Piece Set
12/10/07 03:46 PM

Can I still be on the beta test? If so, send it my way.

Apartment Therapy - AT Countdown.....
11/16/07 04:35 PM

GS are actually a very cool organization. If I were them I'd investigate. I'm sure this is against their by-laws. (Besides being supper creepy.)

Apartment Therapy - AT on.... CFLs and Scientology?
11/13/07 08:47 AM

I just bought a sewing machine off Craig's list and I'm getting ready dive in. As a child I sewed briefly when a kind teacher show me how. My mother thought such activity was not for liberated girls or women. Never had home ec either. So I'm teaching myself and could use all the help I could get.

I've lived in my house 10 years and still don't have curtains. I stalk fabric shops and websites fantasizing about accent pillows. But I've never had the skill or confidence - now I'm ready.This is my house cure! Each of these designers is fantastic. I want to make pillows by Amy Butler, a duvet cover by Cath Kidston and an organizer by Lotta Jansdotter.

Last year I had a friend help me sew a Halloween costume for my daughter. I was delighted, but moreover my daughter beamed with pride. What a pleasure to make someone happy with something you made. When she wears a sweater I've knit, and tells everyone "My mom made this" you can see joy in her eyes. Simple yes, but that is why I love crafting.

Apartment Therapy - Thursday Giveaway: Trio of Chronicle Books Titles
10/4/07 02:24 PM