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My four dogs sleep with me -- but they won't cuddle most of the time, and they only want to be on top of my comforter, each taking one corner which in effect mummifies me -- and I discovered that I am claustrophobic. I have actually pulled several muscles lately trying to toss and turn in my own bed. As much as I love my fur children, I may have to banish them from my bed for my own health, and sanity.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Do You Let Your Pets Sleep In Your Bed?
1/1/09 05:45 AM

Are they refillable? I can't imagine the charcoal to last forever...

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Aromatic Charcoal Sachets at Container Store
10/24/08 02:57 AM

Well, at least these don't have tassels hanging off the edge. *shudder*

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Colorful Table Runners from Target
10/24/08 02:54 AM

No, I don't think the shoes look like jockstraps; having said that, these boxes are obviously not designed with men's shoes in mind. In fact, most plastic shoe boxes are not designed for men's shoes.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | The Clearly Glam Box
10/24/08 02:49 AM

After popping an Aerobed, I just can't justify paying that kind of money on inflatable furniture... If it's $39.99, maybe.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Hot or Not: Inflatable Furniture by Blofield
10/24/08 02:46 AM

Wow, vintage Playgirl... I don't even know what else to say.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Esther Derkx at Rose and Radish
10/24/08 02:31 AM

Another Rachael Ray in the making? Barf.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Giada At Home: Another Lifestyle Show
10/15/08 11:09 PM

Like the guy's style -- but these products are hideous! So what if they're made in the US -- ugly is still ugly -- not to mention they're all overpriced too.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Sneak Preview: Nate Berkus for HSN
10/8/08 01:13 AM

Although they probably didn't originate this, but Illiminations had done this years ago with their candle displays. I totally stole the idea for my house, of course. The trick is to find realistic-looking fake flowers and foliage -- if they look fake out of the water, they'll pretty much look fake submerged still.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Look!: Submerged Flowers
10/4/08 03:09 AM

So basically, if you have champagne taste but (domestic) beer budget, you will forever be stuck with with the dilemma of either having chic but low-quality knock offs, which will be a vicious cycle because you will be re-purchasing over and over again... OR, you live without, trying to save up for the real thing, but pretty much will take forever because these originals are just so priced out of the stratosphere, that by the time you finally have enough money to buy that one piece, you're most likely be too old to enjoy it for long anyway. Therefor if you're not wealthy (or just actually need the money for, like, feeding your family,) forget about wanting to live with style and quality. Thanks, thanks a lot.

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Substitution for Emeco Chairs?
9/25/08 07:09 AM

Where's the Just For Dogs catalog? :-(

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Doctors Foster and Smith Just for Cats Catalog
9/15/08 03:12 AM

When was the last time you see a designer product at Target that has a shelf life or more than a couple of weeks? The turnover rate is so high, it's almost not worth the effort. I recently had a Target employee admitted to me that each store only would receive a few pieces of certain items -- once they're gone, there's no guarantee they'll be re-ordered -- it's no wonder one can never find anything. (I had to resort to auctions to get the Mizrahi Ship Light from a few years back.) I understand why Target may not want something sitting around stagnated; but it's ridiculous when one has to drive from store to store just to find something -- it defeats the purpose of shopping at a big box store.

Apartment Therapy New York | Look! Inside Target's Bullseye Bodega
9/15/08 01:56 AM

My claustrophobia is setting in just by looking at the photos.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | "Next Generation House": The Japanese Small Space Getaway Kumakura
8/26/08 12:40 AM

Thank you for the tips, amiencc; we are about to rip out all the carpets in our home and put in hard wood flooring -- these instructions will come in very handy! But I may just stay lazy and get a Scooba for wood floors... :-P

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Review: Starfiber Microfiber Mop
8/26/08 12:23 AM

When you have fur children, sometimes even "clean enough" is not attainable.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Come Over, Mom: It's Clean Enough
8/26/08 12:22 AM

I wonder if the pumps from the Costco shampoos or shower gels would fit these bottles so I won't even have to refill the small bottles?

(Yeah, I'm that lazy.)

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Look!: Large Method Hand Wash Refills at Costco
8/25/08 11:48 PM

My four dogs will destroy it in a day if I bring one of these home.

Can't this be re-created by just hot-glue a whole bunch of cheap IKEA stuffed animals to a wire-frame chair?

Apartment Therapy New York | Extreme Seating: Campana Brothers Banquete Chairs Boston
8/25/08 11:37 PM

HAH! So there IS a use for plastic bags! Vindication! :-)

Having said that, great post. This one I will print out and tag as a reminder.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | 10 Household Items to Donate to an Animal Shelter
8/25/08 11:32 PM

At least she's not Rachael Ray.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Escapes: Weekend Getaways with Giada de Laurentiis
8/23/08 01:42 AM

No doubt it's custom-made... :-(

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Inspiration: Record Album Storage
8/23/08 12:16 AM