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I love this! The 'imperfect' shapes is just a matter of opinion and taste, but the idea of doing this is so fun, and I think they look adorable!!


Try This: Paint the Wall Behind a Shelf to Make Vignettes Pop Justina Blakeney
7/12/14 09:12 AM

Flowers is an instant boost - I bought a nice bunch of mini sunflowers yesterday and am so glad I did.


9 Cheap (or Free) Ways You Can Make Your Home (& Life) Better This Weekend
7/12/14 09:08 AM

Oh dear, Elyse from Life Without Lemons. Now I'm crushing on that bento too!


What's the Best Container for Bringing My Lunch to Work? Good Questions
7/12/14 08:34 AM

Cute! I wonder if they really do affect the flavour of the water.


Brighten Up Summer Drinks with Melon Ball Ice Cubes Tips from The Kitchn
7/2/14 10:48 PM

What a lot of great ideas! I like to collect handmade Christmas tree ornaments... most countries have something very traditional that may not be meant for Christmas trees, but suits the purpose perfectly. I love decorating my tree and remembering all my travels. :)


Bring the Holiday Home: Practical Souvenir Ideas for Design Lovers
6/30/14 09:56 PM

Wow, that first one is incredible!! And I'm definitely going to try the last one. Thanks for the ideas! :)


7 More Stylish & Expensive-Looking Home DIY Projects
6/29/14 02:25 PM

Wow!!! Thanks for sharing! :)


DIY Faux Card Catalog Cabinet Apartment Therapy Reader Project Tutorials
6/28/14 03:01 PM

I just completed an Indian cooking class at a chef school in Toronto, and the instructor was a chef who has more than 20 years experience as a chef in India, and more than 10 here in Canada. I asked him about the 'spices exposed to light' thing, and he said it's just a myth. (I didn't ask him about the heat; I want my spices handy on the wall, don't need them near the stove).

I'm not saying he's right, I'm just saying he was an amazing chef who was picky about the quality of his spices, told us where to buy them, where not to buy them, to buy only a little at a time, etc., when/how to use them, but that they don't need to be kept out of the light. Especially when you use them regularly and refill them every couple of months I guess.


Organizing Your Spices: 20 Spice Storage Setups and Solutions Tips & Reader Projects from The Kitchn
5/21/14 11:43 AM

@citygirlsf, ooo, I'd forgotten about pipe cleaners! 1980 home crafts flashback! :)


How To Clean a Food Processor Lid, Blade, and Handle Cleaning Lessons from The Kitchn
5/14/14 08:31 AM

Thank you! And congratulations, happy birthday!
This site has been my favourite web go-to for years. I appreciate all the work. I've learned so much and refer to things I read and see her regularly.


Happy Birthday, The Kitchn! May 2004 - May 2014
5/8/14 11:46 PM

I love this SO much!!


How To Make Really Big and Cheap Photo Posters for a Party Gatherings from The Kitchn
5/1/14 08:57 PM

Like loubeelou, I started eating many more vegetables when I got interested in Paleo, almost 3 years ago. When you eliminate grains, refined sugar, and processed foods, you only have real foods left. Here are some ways we have learned to eat more veggies:
- have mashed cauliflower instead of white poatoes: http://nomnompaleo.com/post/1657598867/best-make-ahead-side-garlic-cauliflower-mashed
- use the mashed cauliflower above in meatballs and ground beef instead of bread (1 whole head of cauliflower in 2lbs of ground meat)
- more raw veggie snacks - our latest favourite is thinly sliced raw beets sprinkled with salt or lemon juice
- a big handful of spinach in our morning smoothie (with 1/3 banana, 1/4 cup blueberries, and coconut milk)
- vegetable soup - we have this all the time, and now regularly eat it for breakfast
- roasted kale chips and brussel sprout chips
- zucchini noodles instead of pasta


What Are Some Ways to Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Every Day? Good Questions
4/22/14 11:34 PM

Really beautiful! Love the bed, and agree a cat would look great here! :)
To be honest, a bed in the living room sounds pretty awesome!
Thanks for sharing this space.


Small Space Lessons: Floorplan & Solutions from Geoff's Southern Exposure Studio
4/11/14 05:57 AM

Good job!!!


Before & After: Office Cabinet is All Business Up Front, Then Party in the Back
2/20/14 04:42 PM

Fun! Thanks for this roundup!


10 Ways To Use IKEA's Bekvam Spice Racks All Over the House
2/17/14 11:06 AM

AWESOME entry. I think both points are very important! And the pictures are PERFECT.


From Couch Potato to Fitness Nut, in Two Easy Steps
2/14/14 01:38 PM

This is wonderful... fun post and I'm totally going to try this. I've been wanting to grew herbs and lettuce indoors for eons. Thank you!


Grow Your Own: How To Make a Hydroponic Grow System from IKEA Parts The Gardenist
1/30/14 02:05 PM

Great work... love it all! That rope chandelier... wow!!


The Cure Email Inbox: Reader Before & After Projects from the January Cure
1/29/14 03:39 PM

Love your sofa by the way!


Ideas for Decorating this Empty Shelf? Good Questions
1/28/14 12:01 PM

You did a great job!! I definitely think plants add a LOT... and there are lots of plants that do well without direct sun. With me, this is what helps: I try to make sure every single piece on my shelves is interesting. I like things to be unique and special. Go to your thrift store and look for something that is 'you', that is interesting, that nobody else has. That is what makes my home special, and that might make yours special too. Also, I recommend that you browse through lots of house tours on AT, and see what it is that you like. Good luck!


Ideas for Decorating this Empty Shelf? Good Questions
1/28/14 12:01 PM