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Display Name: lifeabundant
Member Since: 10/20/09

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I'm loving this recipe as well as others shared in these comments. Amazing how a simple, easy sauce can make a meal ... especially with this saturated flavor. It must be great on an egg sandwich or with grilled shrimp.


3-Ingredient Recipe: Magic Summer Sauce Recipes from The Kitchn
6/26/14 06:59 PM

Carolyn Purnell & Kelly Furman, I am thrilled when I see Chicago represented here … especially since I moved back to Illinois (Chicago suburbs where I grew up) less than a year ago. Do you have any favorite stores, resale shops, estate sale businesses that you visit or follow? If so, please share. Kelly, from your Inspiration comments … I would love to get your Mom's fans as well. :-)


Kelly's Luminous Tree House House Tour
6/25/14 01:46 PM

Also, Kelly, if you have a blog, would you mind sharing it with us?


Kelly's Luminous Tree House House Tour
6/25/14 01:38 PM

Kelly Furman, thank you for sharing your personal space with us (knowing the possibility of unsolicited brash criticism)! Love your furniture … I just want to sink into your sumptuous sofas! Your use of real wood in full spectrum from maple to mahogany is sweet! But, Kermit chillin' in your bedroom is my favorite!

Please share how you maintain your sofas. Do you find yourself having to spot-clean them often? Do you Scotchguard quite a bit? I am considering buying a light-colored fabric sofa (leather is my first choice, though).


Kelly's Luminous Tree House House Tour
6/25/14 01:36 PM

Freezing excess fruit, juice, yogurt, greens, coffee, tea, etc. before they go bad or forgotten … great for smoothies & frozen treats.


What Was Your Game-Changer of a Cooking Discovery? Reader Intelligence Request
6/24/14 04:02 PM

Roasting makes every vegetable yummy (even to kids)! Just olive or coconut oil, herbs, spices, salt or salt-free seasoning, etc. tossed in with bite-sized veggies on a sheet pan in the oven … yum! Make sweet potato fries in the oven & the scent will drive people wild!


What Was Your Game-Changer of a Cooking Discovery? Reader Intelligence Request
6/24/14 03:40 PM

Excellent tips! How about upholstered furniture? In light of bedbug risks, I avoid buying second-hand upholstered furniture. Do you have any advice/tips to squash my concerns?


Tried & True Tips for Finding the Best Deals on Craigslist
6/7/14 10:08 AM

Matilda & Gustavo, thank you for sharing a glimpse of your lives & love with us here. Your falling-in-love story & keep-only-what-you-love home are truly inspiring ... enough to draw me to your web sites to view your art ... truly amazing, passionate, compassionate & purposeful.

Jacqueline Marque ... excellent, heartfelt post! I'm off to click on your name to explore more of your work. Apartment Therapy, I appreciate that you shared this space & these lives via Jacqueline Marque (commendation to her). Please do this again.


Matilde & Gustavo's Arts District Apartment House Tour
6/7/14 09:40 AM

Please share the source of that clever wor(l)d art above your bed & the globe on your coffee table. I love the globes in your space. You've been favorited and pinned!


Justyn & Kate's Brick Mid-Century Small Cool Contest
6/7/14 07:38 AM

Adore every bit of your place ... the real elements of your space draw me in. The bones (especially natural light & brick) are amazing. Buttery leather, mid-century pieces, color scheme, use of real materials, clever-yet-stylish storage & placement are the icing on the cake. Your green thumbs breathe life into this place well. Swoon! If you give us a tour, I promise not to try to move in!!! :-)


Justyn & Kate's Brick Mid-Century Small Cool Contest
6/7/14 07:34 AM

LOVE it! This is the first Small Cool entry that I've viewed & it's the winner! favorited, pinned etc. a.m.a.z.i.n.g.


Filipe's Perfect Balance Small Cool Contest
5/19/14 11:09 PM

Thanks for you response. & sources. Sorry to hear that your sofa isn't as comfy as you'd like … sofas are not small purchases & I love Crate & Barrel! I'm in the market for a sofa … painful process.


Katie's Colorful Live/Work Space in Brooklyn House Tour
5/19/14 10:08 PM

Love Evernote, Pinterest and Amazon Wish Lists for order.

Evernote Shopping Notebook:
~Major Purchase Note to collect info for major purchases (i.e., mattress, printer, appliance, home, etc.)
~ Search Terms Note for Craigslist, Etsy or eBay
~ Shopping List Notes for Costco & Trader Joe's as reminders of my repeat-buy/favorite items
~ Home Info Note to list housewares info like appliance model numbers, which bulb for which light fixture, appliance user manual links, vacuum cleaner bag model, window & room dimensions, etc. … great to settle in after a move, etc.

Shazam Music List: I use the Shazam app to create a list of songs I want to purchase. The list is not an extra step … Shazam just adds songs each time you Shazam a song you hear to identify it.

Amazon Wish Lists: Gift ideas for parents, children, etc. (set to private instead of public). Read/Listen/Watch list for media to enjoy, etc.


Five Lists I Always Keep in My Phone
5/19/14 10:00 PM

Katie Osborn, my jaw dropped with the first photo of your office! Love it! Love the bold jewel-tones coupled with the neutral living room. Your Crate & Barrel sofa looks comfy … please share the name of it (if you remember) as well as the source of your rugs in the office and entry hallway.


Katie's Colorful Live/Work Space in Brooklyn House Tour
5/17/14 08:17 PM

Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your home … just beautiful! Love your mix of styles, elements and hues that add up to warmth. I must have hit the Pin button a dozen times during the tour before visiting your Etsy store! I look forward to visiting your store. Congratulations on your new space!


Meg & Joe's \"In Full Bloom\" House Tour House Tour
5/2/14 09:49 PM

Steven and Weslie, would you mind sharing the source for Weslie's shoes … I love them! I wouldn't be surprised if Steven made them for her.


Where I Cook: Leather Craftsman Steven Soria's Rental Kitchen Kitchen Tour
4/26/14 11:29 PM

Steven, it is refreshing to read this posting about your appreciation for home-cooking and "taking care of someone"! That layer of love seems to permeate not just your kitchen; but, your leather craft as well … your potholders, handle sleeves and hanging planters are amazing.


Where I Cook: Leather Craftsman Steven Soria's Rental Kitchen Kitchen Tour
4/26/14 11:26 PM

Love the linens, colors and that pressed tin headboard/artwork! That headboard has me rethinking my plans for a metal bed … love that that pressed tin is both headboard and wall art. Brilliant! The DIY section of her site gives detailed instructions and photos for how she created it.


Styles Mix in a Couple's Modern Bedroom Professional Project
4/26/14 09:07 PM

Please share the source of the globe ornaments in the glass jar as well.


Michelle's Organic and Plant-Filled Home House Call
1/11/14 02:30 PM

Michelle, thanks for sharing your home here. Love your furniture. Would you please share the source for the large map near that gorgeous dinette set?


Michelle's Organic and Plant-Filled Home House Call
1/11/14 02:21 PM