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Display Name: minniewiggles
Member Since: 11/10/13

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Sorry to sound negative, but these photos look really dated to me. Isn't there a more current look for plants?

I do like a really pretty pot, ceramic or something that ties into the colors of the room, with a low but lush plant like a bird's nest fern, on a dining table when it's not in use. And a maidenhair fern in the bedroom.

But isn't there a better look for hanging plants than a '70s contraption?

I had a sunroom filled with plants but sold them along with the house. You've inspired me to get more again!

How To Create Your Own Lush, Winter Blues Beating, 70s-style Indoor Jungle
2/9/14 05:40 PM

You'd be surprised how much reflected natural light you can get from some mirrors placed strategically. And more lamps.

A lot of people aren't into mirrors but when you use them they you see how plants and light reflects so nicely and creates little vignettes.

And what's with people wanting a BRIGHT bedroom? You sleep in there.

Is Combining Bedroom and Living Room Impossible? Good Questions
11/29/13 01:32 PM

Alternate Idea:

Stuff on Wheels -- Easy to Wheel Out of Closet When You Change Seasons or Want to Go Through Your Clothes [really nice when you're in the mood to donate or consign things]:

Wheeled Containers with Drawers
Wheeled Clothes Racks That Can Fit In and Out of Door

With Hooks on the Wall to Hang Stuff On.

Wheels make it so easy to move things from the closet and rearrange.

How Do I Make the Most of this Big Closet? Good Questions
11/17/13 01:56 PM

For $50 a person, your friend is going to be making a HUGE profit on you all.

Call them on it and see how they try to explain themselves.

A Friend Asked Me to Pay Cash for Thanksgiving Dinner. What Do I Do? Good Questions
11/10/13 04:41 PM

I've made turkey for one -- it's so great for club sandwiches later, and they don't taste like Thanksgiving.

Turkey is so cheap, and you can make tons of stock from the wings and legs as well as the neck, to freeze. I freeze some of the meat in gravy, to keep the meat fresher.

The secret is to do stock one night, stuffing another night, sides another night, and then roast the turkey on Thurs. The flavors only improve by sitting in the fridge, and it's not that much work on a daily basis.

Help Me Cook Thanksgiving for Two! Good Questions
11/10/13 04:37 PM

How rolling in abundance are we all that we can joke about throwing food away!

Why doesn't even one person suggest donating candy, along with some canned goods, to a food shelf?

This time of year is a great time to go through your cupboard before you shop for the holidays. Pick out a few things to donate before you fill your kitchen with food.

Please Help! What Can I Do With All My Leftover Candy Corn? Good Questions
11/10/13 04:27 PM

A Tip for Making LOTS of Gorgeous Stock:

Roast turkey on a bed of onions, carrots, celery, and whatever veg. you want [rutabaga, etc.], instead of on a rack, adding w/butter and herbs.

The meat juices fall into the roasting vegs. that are making their own buttery sauce, so none get evaporated in the hot pan. And after, toss the vegs if they seem all used up. You have twice as much stock, with a sweet veg. flavor.

I also make stock separately from neck, wings, even a leg sometimes, so there's plenty of turkey stock to make gravy and dressing and to keep. No need to buy stock.

The turkey won't be as pretty and browned underneath, but for flavor, this works well for me.

How to Cook a Turkey for Thanksgiving: The Simplest, Easiest Method Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
11/10/13 04:15 PM