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Display Name: sydspinnin
Member Since: 10/5/09

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Looks kind of cool, but only if you pay someone else to do the dusting.

Paperforms 3D Recycled Wallpaper by Jaime Salm | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
4/29/10 12:17 AM

Yes. I have been thinking I needed awnings for the south side. This would be just the ticket.

Look! Solar Panel Awning | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
4/29/10 12:09 AM

Depends on the time I have. Sometimes a long roast in the cast iron in the oven, other days the pressure cooker just like Janice m's.

Either way -- delicious.

What Is the Best Way To: Make Pot Roast? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/5/10 01:58 PM

I go to the blow dryer first. Usually, heating the adhesive lets me pull the label off and then I can scrub the residue.

How To Remove Jar Labels and Odors Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
2/3/10 03:41 PM

Have to agree with Tiamat_the_Red on this one. Be informed and spend accordingly. Your consumer vote is the most effective one you have, especially when you let the companies know why you're spending (or especially why you're not spending). The market is so competitive in most areas that companies cannot afford to ignore consumers.

Your Favorite Brands: Take Another Look | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
1/4/10 02:20 PM

I think this would be great. My city has several recycling services and free recycling drop-off centers all over, so I think it would work pretty well.

The drawbacks of illegal dumping and perhaps people keeping more trash around their premises until they can go dump it somewhere, might be a prohibitive problem though.

I was out at my sister's acreage yesterday and when we took a walk we saw several bags of leaves dumped in the ditches. She was irritated because she along with others who live along the country road have to pick those bags up. So, if illegal dumping increased, it would really be a burden on those who live on the country roads near the city.

Pay-As-You-Throw Trash: What Do You Think? | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
11/27/09 06:46 PM

@jeffnyc, thank you so much for the link. Who knew? I am inspired and have new desktop background thanks to you. :)

Aquascape: An Underwater Answer to the Terrarium CrazeSan Francisco Chronicle | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
11/24/09 11:40 AM

Grew up with bedtime snacks of bread and milk topped with syrup. Haven't had it since forever, maybe tonight.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Old-Fashioned Breakfast: Biscuits with Milk and Sugar
11/6/09 05:32 PM

:D Then I won't say anything (pretty new here). I was just wondering what my library would be like and if the pic above used book covers. I'm sure I have a preponderance of black and gray.

Apartment Therapy New York | Colorful Accents Accessories for the Home Roundup
10/29/09 10:05 PM

Yeah, not sure I care for the way it looks in this photo, but function is its own beauty. My first thought was some sort of trailing, but not bushy, type plant that could create a light screen and help the gap make some sense.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Repurposing: From Tabletop to Countertop
10/23/09 04:25 PM

I didn't realize all this. Do you have any links to the bureaucratic info, forms or more detailed information?

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Go Green, Save Green Green Architect
10/23/09 04:09 PM

@morfydd, my thoughts exactly.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Look! Glass Mirror Mosaic Tile Backsplash
10/23/09 04:05 PM

I don't make a strict plan because I'm not sure what will be on sale, but I know and track my staples carefully. When I cook, I often make extra portions and freeze them for days when there's no time and we have a Mustgo night each week to make sure leftovers are getting consumed.

And on the leftovers .... if you have kids that don't like to eat them, try putting them on a little menu and taking orders like a restaurant. This can make leftover night fun. Also, package leftovers in serving sizes so they're easy to grab and attractive.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | How To: Never Waste Food Again
10/23/09 03:50 PM

Though we could live w/o the dishwasher, it sure helps keep the kitchen cleaner with less stress. My 3 teens and their friends are good about putting their things in the dishwasher, I suspect compliance might be a little more challenging and costly in terms of water use, if we dispensed with the appliance.

My dryer, however, broke several months ago and I've yet to fix it. I put up 3 lines in my basement. The teens, who have to do their own laundry, are so much less likely to just toss their clothes into the hamper now that it's a little more work and planning to do laundry, they wear their clothes more than 1x, thereby balancing out the water and electricity used by the dishwasher. :)

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Luxuries vs. Essentials
10/23/09 03:32 PM

That sounds delicious, fmktjod. Smoked tomatoes. I don't think I've seen those around here. I wonder if adding a tad of liquid smoke give the same flavor results?

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Ingredient Spotlight: Christmas Lima Beans
10/14/09 10:54 AM

This is great. I would love to see more pix of your bathroom. I have a little cottage and the bath is about the size of yours, maybe, just maybe a tad larger, but I've really been wondering how to handle the space. It's awful now, but you've given me hope.

Apartment Therapy New York | Kittie's Live Work Studio Space House Call
10/5/09 11:38 PM