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Very nice!

Before & After: A Dated Desk Gets a Fresh, Clean Look
7/24/14 10:38 PM

No way. I take good care of my shoes, but don't want them all over the place. I cannot handle chaos. I come home for peace, beauty, serenity and that means things put away. no clutter, and I don't want to feel like I live in a closet or a garage sale site. I will be so glad when this ridiculously tasteless craze for everything out in the open passes.

Shoes as Art: 10 Clever Shoe Storage Ideas for Small Spaces
7/24/14 10:35 PM


Before & After: A Plain Pine IKEA Table Turns into a Bold Bar Cart!
7/13/14 10:18 AM

I always swirl the water and then pour the egg in. The swirling water really makes a difference to the shape of the egg. It is much nicer looking.

How To Easily Poach an Egg Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
7/12/14 03:18 PM

Flowers really nurture my soul. Thanks for the great pictures.

9 Cheap (or Free) Ways You Can Make Your Home (& Life) Better This Weekend
7/12/14 12:52 PM

I did a lot of research before I bought the Breville toaster oven and I love it. Don't buy a Kitchenaide mixer unless you go to the professional model. The cheaper models have plastic gears which wear out quickly, while their expensive ones have metal gears.

Search lots of sites and read reviews before you purchase items. It is eye-opening to read and also learn the pros and cons.

And I also want a Miele vacuum, but it needs to wait.

Upgrade-Worthy: 5 Cheap Household Items Worth Replacing (When You Can)
7/9/14 01:21 PM

I would love to try this with spinach!

Recipe: Scrambled Egg & Mustard Greens on Toast Weekday Breakfast Recipes from The Kitchn
7/9/14 01:13 PM

Great idea and it could also be done with artwork if one preferred!!

Can You Guess What Secret this DIY Mirror is Hiding? Home Story
7/8/14 01:09 PM


Beth's New-Meets-Old Beach Cottage Inspired Bungalow House Tour
7/8/14 01:04 PM

Well done!!

Before & After: A Damaged Desk Gets a Dramatic Change
7/7/14 01:22 PM

So fun!!

Claes & Melinda's Natural (& Beautiful) Chaos House Tour
7/7/14 01:04 PM

Love the look!! Well done!

Kitchen Before & After: A White Rental Kitchen Gets a Bold Color Kitchen Remodel
7/6/14 06:19 PM

Would this be good for a meal the next day? I am concerned that the basil would wilt, so maybe I should make the potatoes the night before and mix the rest the morning of? Thoughts, please!

Recipe: Mixed New Potato Salad with Sweet Basil and Shallots Recipes from The Kitchn
7/4/14 09:06 PM

Very nice. Just as a personal preference, I would have doors on the one cabinet, probably frosted, but at the least clear glass. I just prefer limited items to be in view.

It is always fun to see what others do, especially when it is on a limited budget.

Great job!

Kitchen Before & After: A Super Budget Kitchen Makeover For $500 Kitchen Remodel
7/4/14 12:39 PM

I've seen that bed that lifts up and the base is completely for storage. A person could store things that are not used so often in there, along with a rotation of off-season clothing being stored in the bed as well.

As a few up-thread stated so well, staged photos always look cute, but the reality is that the open closets and racks look like a department store and are very cold and chaotic looking.

Using armories, side-boards, hutches, enclosed coffee or side tables, trunks, ottomans, etc can be used as alternatives to hide clothing or linens in. Closet organizers, closet wall racks, covered baskets and more can be used as decorative pieces, while hiding much needed items. They can be re-purposed with any need and every move.

I would love to see articles on creative ways people store/ hide things when they use space/ storage while remaining clutter-free.

No Closet, No Problem: 10 Fixes for Apartments with a Lack of Closets Renters Solutions
7/4/14 12:35 PM

It would absolutely make me crazy to have all those clothes and things out. I am so visual and love the beauty of order and symmetry.

I love armoires, and have three of them, so I am a fan of alternative storage and really love the beauty of armoires, but exposing "stuff" would make me feel like I live in a pile of laundry. I just am so turned off by this trend. I also do not want to walk thru a closet area to the master bath.

Give me closet doors, even curtains done in a creative way sometimes, but no way, no how do I want an open mess. It makes me so uptight and I find it so depressing and oppresive.

No Closet, No Problem: 10 Fixes for Apartments with a Lack of Closets Renters Solutions
7/3/14 03:02 PM

Again, I want to mention that I enjoyed the content, but the title and the image behind it is archaic and makes women seem patheticly weak and to find women who do live alone is somehow show-stopping. Next would we expect posts about crazy old maid cat ladies?

I also agree that the terms used for men so often to reek of an age-old double-standard. Bachelor pads? Come on!

The site really gives a message that it is focused almost exclusively towards the 20-30 something age group. I sneak in anyway, even though I don't fit that demographic. :)

It is interesting to see how others live, especially based on parameters of budget, family structure, etc. I also wish that there were more articles on more varied styles beyond mid-century modern.

I love your site, and thanks for reading our comments.

Singular Style: Inspirational House Tours from Women Living On Their Own
7/2/14 01:57 PM

I guess I am going to be a downer here. This feels very 1950's to me. "Women living alone" sounds as if somehow we are fraidy-cats and it is a big deal to live alone, even an anomaly.

I love the apartments and why not just do a post about people living alone who can express their own style exclusively.

Anyway, love your posts!

Singular Style: Inspirational House Tours from Women Living On Their Own
7/1/14 01:19 PM

A way to cut down daily spending is to multiply the sum. Lunch for maybe $6-10.00? Mulitply it by the month if you do it a few times each week or month and then annualize it, then multiply it by 10 yrs. A person may think that the coffee for $6.00 a few times a week isn't much. $12.00 a week? That's approx $48.00 a month, that's $576.00 a year. For 10 years, that's $5,760.oo!! A person could save the money or that $576.00 might pay for an airline ticket for a great vacation. Annualizing a sum when I am tempted really helps keep me on track.

How To Buy Only What You Love (and Need)
6/24/14 01:18 PM

And, don't give teachers things with an apple theme. They are inundated with them. They love gift cards to stores that carry school supplies or something they would like to treat themselves to, which should be the purpose of a gift anyway. I know so many teachers who really appreciate being thought of during the year. They give so much to our children.

How to Save Money and Stress Less When Shopping for Gifts
6/23/14 01:58 PM