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Interests: French Bulldogs, baseball, the Saint Louis Cardinals, travel, politics, newspapers, magazines, reading, humor, vintage posters, household goodies, New York, London, Saint Louis, British & American literature, sushi, movies, laughing 'til it hurts, gnomes, blogs, interior design, mid-century modern, mod, Tivo, the Amazing Race, Get Fuzzy comics, Spring, Fall, green grass, picnics, beaches
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I ended up not getting crib bedding made. I found a yellow and white polka dot crib sheet from The Company Store Kids that was perfect. Also got a spare crib sheet and changing pad cover from Land of Nod. It was a mult-colored polka dot pattern from the All Creatures line, I think. Sorry Im not more help! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2010 on yellow + aqua. at exit, pursued by bear
Cloth diapering research can be VERY over-whelming. I highly recommend the Eco-Friendly Family board on The girls over there are great at answering questions - its a great resource! Good luck, and please let me know if you have any questions - I am by no means an expert, and obviously have no personal experience YET, lol - but Im happy to help out in any way possible.
Toggle Commented May 20, 2010 on these changing times ... at exit, pursued by bear
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Mar 15, 2010
Cara - I value your opinion on everything baby-related! Dont hold back ;o)
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2010 on Pom Pom. at exit, pursued by bear
Mindy -- I also love Thymes Frasier Fir. Its in the same price point, but also smells lovely!
I'm by no means an expert, but despite their commonly held reputation for being easy-to-care for, I think succulents can be kind of challenging. Probably the most common ways to kill succulents are over-watering and lack of light. Our house faces south, and because of the way it's built, it's hard for me to position my plants in a way to maximize their sun exposure. In the cooler months, they sit on my dining room windowsill -- but my mom told me that I should put them outside in the summer. I read that if your succulents haven't had a long of strong sun exposure, you should introduce them outside gradually, because their foliage will be weak and easily burned by the sun (sort of the same concept with fair skinned people and the outdoors). So when I put them outside, I put them on our bottom deck, which has some sun protection from the top deck. The idea was that I'd eventually move them to the top deck, to maximize the sun exposure - but I've yet to do this because they look so good out there and I'm afraid I'll miss them if I move them up to :o) I'll probably compromise and arrange them on a table below our deck, or on the stairs. As for water, I recommend using one of those plant misters and misting the roots, rather than flooding them, the way you usually would by watering directing with a watering can or something similar. I got my mister at Target - looks sort of like this: Here's a Q&A from the Henry Shaw Cactus Society -- At their show each year, they offer a how-to guide for general cactus and succulent care. They're super-knowledgeable and friendly, so it might be worth an e-mail to ask them. Otherwise I highly recommend talking to a staff member at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening at MoBot -- they're always very helpful with lots of great advice. HTH!
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2009 on succulents. at exit, pursued by bear
ooh! please, do share! So far I've been mainly looking at moussaka recipes.
Toggle Commented May 21, 2009 on fair shares, week 5. at exit, pursued by bear
Isn't Pearl River Mart fabulous?! One of my favorite stores -- and it was just a few blocks away from my old NYC apartment. I miss living there! And don't even get me started on Kate's Paperie ... it was a dangerous place to be for a poor, paper-loving student like me :o)
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2008 on New York Paper Pleasures at Chez Larsson
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organizing + decorating + DIY! a lifestyle-type book, perhaps? Anything that's coming from your perspective would be most welcome :o)
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2008 on A book by moi!? at Chez Larsson
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Just discovered your blog and have been wandering through your older posts -- do you miss Blueprint as much as I do?? I'm so sad that only lasted such a short period. When we recently moved, I finally agreed to get rid of the bulk of the magazines I had been saving. They were just taking up too much room and we had limited storage options. I did request that I could keep my MS Living and Real Simple ones. I put my husband in charge of this project -- since it can be hard to part with things that you've saved. Thank goodness for him, though -- he saved my Blueprints as well, I had forgotten to mention those but he had clearly remembered my disappointment when the magazine folded. This is why I love him -- well, one of about 100 reasons ;o) Anyway -- your blog is lovely, thanks for sharing your life and home with us!
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2008 on Martha my love... at Chez Larsson
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