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[25 Sep 2006|05:57am]

I am so excited I found this community! I have no doubt it'll be lovely as I absolutely adore loveletterbox. ♥.

Anyway, I'm moving in with my boyfriend in less than a month, and really, we're both broke. Both poor college grads. Any suggestions of places to look for nice, yet reasonably priced things to furnish an apartment?
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fall = projects [11 Sep 2006|10:35am]

so, i read this community but have never posted before (i might have commented, maybe?)

Anyway... if you are like me, then fall is high-gear home project time. I don't know what it is about September that makes me want to make new curtains, but there it is.

On the list for this fall:

- Finish dining room table mosaic top. This project is taking forever, but it's soooo pretty.

- New curtains for living room. It would be a miracle if I managed this by Christmas, but that is my goal.

- Dress up the master bathroom. I have spent so much time in the living room and kitchen that my poor bathroom just looks... underdressed. Does anyone have any great ideas for sources for large (like, poster size) frames that are not plain and boring? I have some prints I want to frame but they're all lovely and art nouveau-y and I want to frame them accordingly. For not much money, preferably.

So, what projects are you all working on? Whose fall/winter stuff is exciting this year? I was in Target the other day and found a ridiculous discount on The Perfect Clock for the living room. Now all I want to do is sit here and look at it. Oh Target, how I love you.....
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[04 Aug 2006|10:44pm]

Some things I picked up at Target last week that I'm in LOVE with. Collapse )
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[17 May 2006|11:17am]

i saw these adorable fridge magnets in house beautiful today and just had to share them with someone! the article said, why are you still holding up wedding invitations with pizza delivery magnets? so true!

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[12 Feb 2006|12:45am]

[ mood | sleepy ]

I have been posting a lot lately, so sorry if it's a bother. Has anyone else seen the new (& totally too expensive for me) spring things at Anthropologie? I want everything they have!

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[10 Feb 2006|12:00am]

[ mood | busy ]

UPDATE on the pretty flowered plates: they are absolutely 10x cuter in person. They are apparently hand-painted! And the bowls are super deep.

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[06 Feb 2006|10:58pm]


Hello everybody :)

I'm very new, but very excited to have found such a wonderful community!  I totally lust after domestic stuff that I sadly have no place for yet.  So naturally, I just look at them online.  And wish for them to randomly appear in my Hope Chest. 

So I figured I'd show you some of the kitcheny/dining things I want :)


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[31 Jan 2006|09:36pm]

i went to this bar in dallas that used to be the expo, which was lame and boring, but has now turned into a tiki bar called monkey bar. it was AWESOME! i have resolved, since i dont go to bars very much at all, to turn my own backyard into monkey bar. on the outdoor patio they had lots of great potted plants, like elephant ear, all about, and three separate seating areas along a long deck. each area had a propane fire with chairs grouped around it. there were also what i thought were gazing balls hanging from the corrugated metal ceiling, but come to find out they are antique glass floats used to tell fishermen where they'd laid their nets! bless the internet in its infinite wisdom. the chairs were HARD TO FIND but thanks to a friend i tracked down a reasonable facsimilie at pier one kids.

photos this way, matey!Collapse )
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Household Hint! [19 Jan 2006|07:55pm]

Here is a helpful hint that may save you money:

Instead of using lint rollers to clean furniture, clothing, etc, use rubber dishwashing gloves. They are just as effective, if not more effective, and they can get into the creases and folds easier than a lint roller. Plus, a lint roller costs money, and you probably have rubber gloves lying around. Just be sure to rinse them before you attack the dishes.

NOTE: The soles of water shoes work well, too.
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Chandelier Plates [28 Nov 2005|04:28pm]

My grandma got me my dream xmas present ... chandelier plates I died when I saw them, as I wanted them months ago, but didn't want to spend the loot. Now they we're 60 percent off on clearance. I started screaming when I saw them. So, lovely grandma had to buy them for me. I can't wait!!!!!
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[26 Nov 2005|12:51pm]

my wedding is coming up in three weeks and it's pretty awesome because people keep mailing wedding presents. and i'm such a SUCKER for domestic items.

and someone sent us our bedding set!Collapse )

i just love it. i want to move in with eric now if only to set up house.
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throwing a christmas/holiday party! [17 Nov 2005|10:24pm]

hello everyone!

hope everyone is doing well.

me, i'm curled up in blankets with the candles lit as the snow falls outside. winter seems to come earlier and earlier every year! my roommate/best friend and i decided today that we want to throw a holiday party before our exams start, one last hurrah if you will. we're kind of stuck on what kind of food to have - we want fun, holiday type things; themed perhaps. we're just drawing a blank! any suggestions or ideas would be fabulous, i know you are all very creative :) thanks so much!
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Southern sweet tea [16 Nov 2005|02:35am]

When inherbarefeet visited last week, I was able to introduce her to authentic Southern sweet tea, and I'm pretty sure she fell in love. And why not? It's delicious, like a sort of healthy glass of candy that's an acceptable compliment to breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And you'd be hard pressed to find a restaurant in the South that doesn't carry it; even fast food joints like McDonalds and Burger King sell it. As a server, I can guarantee that it outsells every other non-alcoholic drink two to one, if not more. And even if people don't order sweet tea, they often times will order unsweet and then sweeten it with their sugar substitute of choice.

Once Sara went home, I sent her this bastardization of how I make it with our sweet tea maker.

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Like I said, this is just a bastardization, but should be effective enough. You can also use Splenda if you're worried about all that sugar, but you'll have to mess around with the amount, because Splenda tends to be sweeter than actual sugar, so if you put a cup of Splenda in, you might end up with something wholly undrinkable. (Plus, Splenda has acted kind of weird in the past when I've tried to use it as a substitute in sweet tea.)

And get creative with your teas, people! Using raspberry or mint tea bags adds a great twinge of flavor without being overwhelming; lemon tea is great, too, because people often squeeze real lemon slices into their glasses to add flavor. You can also add mint leaves outright, or slices of lemon (although I wouldn't recommend refrigerating it with the lemon for too long -- I'd be afraid the lemon would spoil), or whatever you think would work. If you don't like it, you can always pour it out and start again. It's fast, cheap, and easy -- just like I like my women.

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home sweet home [15 Nov 2005|09:36am]


fake-cut to the pictures )
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[02 Oct 2005|11:22pm]

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on a sunday night, I like to play with my food.

pictures + breakfast muffins recipeCollapse )
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One Fish, Two Fish store in Savannah [26 Sep 2005|12:12pm]


Hello, this is my first time posting here. I took some photos at a store here in Savannah. It's called One Fish, Two Fish and sells beautiful, unnecessary things. The store is very pretty in it's layout. Being September they had a very cute and charming halloween decorations out. Feel free to use the photos for icons of you would like, just comment. On with the tour.

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Hello from a Newbie to this Community! [20 Sep 2005|06:54pm]

Hi, Just joined and thought I'd share a great recipe I made today. It's a great way to use up some of those fresh tomatoes still out there in the ol' garden. It's called Black Bean Salsa and it's very easy and very healthy.
All ingredients are very random measurments.

Lots of tomatoes seeded and chopped
1 sweet onion diced
Finely chopped jalapenos...as many as you like
1 can of rinsed and drained black beans
1 can of whole kernel corn, drained or 1 cup frozen or better yet, fresh
salt about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon
handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
juice of one lime
Mix all together, chill and enjoy with chips! Yum!
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AUTUMN! HOLIDAYS! EVERYTHING! [13 Sep 2005|06:59pm]

'ello dudes. so so so. autumn is on her way. and holidays! and i'm a HOLIDAY GIRL. and an autumn!girl. and really i was just wondering what everyone does to get their pad all autumned up. and such. here's what i do. then tell me what you do.

-put all the summer blankets and stuff up. pull out the autumn-colored quilts/candles/stuff.
-i like the house to smell like cinnamon. and pumpkin. and apples. so i LOVE buying fall candles and goodsmelling things.
-watch halloween movies. but not scary ones, b/c i'm a wuss. i like: hocus pocus, the nightmare before christmas, liberty heights and it's the great pumpkin charlie brown!

what about you?
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best brownie recipe ever! [05 Sep 2005|04:16pm]

Hello quiet community! This past weekend, I had a taste for brownies but was so sad and confused when I realized I didn't have any box kits in the pantry. So, I looked up a "from-scratch" recipe and was so pleasantly surprised that I don't think I'll ever by a box kit again. (Okay, well. I probably will.)

It's from How to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson. I am not an expert baker or cooker so all the measurements I sorta fudged and everything turned out so great.
the recipe!Collapse )
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[30 Aug 2005|09:47pm]

Hello fellow domestic friends! This is my first post here! Eek! I don't have my own house or even apartment because I just graduated college & had to move out of my apartment & back to my parents house. Which meant packing up all my Fiestaware & favorite kitchen gadgets into boxes & stuffing them under my bed which makes me a tad bit sad. BUT I really like my room, so I thought I would give you all a little tour of that!!!!! If you are on my friend's list you have SO already seen this, or YOU SHOULD HAVE! ;)

MY ROOM! Well, that's just my bed but......

the COMPLETE TOUR is right this way....Collapse )
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