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Ditto TJ Maxx or Marshalls. I got some black tights that are made from bamboo fibers at TJ Maxx in October.  They are not control top.  They''re fabulous.  They are the best tights I''ve ever owned.  I really like the bamboo fibers....they''re warm and soft.

by IslandDreams

December 3rd, 2008, 8:42 am

Forum: Shopping

Topic: Non-Control Top Pantyhose/Tights

Replies: 10

Views: 619


Well, I did order the Lady Day coat in Citron last week when it was on sale.  I received it yesterday...and was sorely disappointed that it isn''t going to work for me.  The waist band is too high for my busty shape.  It makes me look shorter and wider.  I really LOVE the color s...

by IslandDreams

December 3rd, 2008, 2:45 am

Forum: Shopping

Topic: JCrew Lady Day coat

Replies: 19

Views: 2284


So, the Lady coat is now down to $250 with an extra 30% off making it $175.  Would now be the time to jump on it or should I wait until Black Friday?

by IslandDreams

November 25th, 2008, 8:50 am

Forum: Shopping

Topic: JCrew Lady Day coat

Replies: 19

Views: 2284


First--I''m sorry about your family loss. 2nd.  A few years ago, my first husband passed away.  There was a lovely funeral and lots of people gave flowers and plants which was very nice at the funeral and viewing.  However, it was a nightmare for me afterward.  For those of you w...

by IslandDreams

November 25th, 2008, 7:22 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Flowers for funeral

Replies: 7

Views: 304


How would it be for an 11 year old boy?  I''d like to take my son to see it but I don''t want it to be too intense for him.  I like to take my son to movies that actually make him think....

by IslandDreams

November 25th, 2008, 4:53 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anyone watch "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas?"

Replies: 8

Views: 241


I found decorating around them a pain because they were rather bulky and my places were small.  So, frequently, there was a radiator where I wanted to put a piece of furniture or needed a walk way.  Also, you should keep furniture & such several inches away from the radiators. I have l...

by IslandDreams

November 25th, 2008, 4:47 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Traditional Cast Iron Radiators.., Yeah or Nay?

Replies: 31

Views: 759
white gold hoop earrings

I''d like to get some white gold hoop earrings.  Just plain & simple, maybe 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" diameter.  I prefer the rounded hoop look over the ones that are made with square tubing.  Any suggestions beyond Blue Nile?

by IslandDreams

November 24th, 2008, 8:45 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: white gold hoop earrings

Replies: 2

Views: 222


There are a lot of vacation rentals on St. John too.  If you don''t have to have a resort, you can get some very nice accomodations.  Many of them have private pools as well.  Check out vbro.com & homeaway.com. 

by IslandDreams

November 24th, 2008, 8:33 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: U.S. Virgin Islands Honeymoon?

Replies: 10

Views: 326


I''ve lived in a few houses with these.  I love the heat that they give off.  It''s warm & toasty without the constant blower like forced air heat.  They are slow to adjust though so if you want to get warm quickly you can''t...nor can you make the house cooler quickly...hot water...

by IslandDreams

November 24th, 2008, 8:29 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Traditional Cast Iron Radiators.., Yeah or Nay?

Replies: 31

Views: 759


How do I go about getting on their email list?  I would have thought since I''ve bought stuff and given them my email address for a login that they''d be sending me things, but I''ve never received a single email from them.

Can my 11 year old son use his student ID to order stuff?

by IslandDreams

November 21st, 2008, 9:03 am

Forum: Shopping

Topic: JCrew Lady Day coat

Replies: 19

Views: 2284


Thanks.  I like the ebay and tension setting ideas!

by IslandDreams

November 21st, 2008, 9:02 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: How to pick an engagement ring?

Replies: 10

Views: 563
hairstyle help

I have relatively thin, wavy hair.  For the past 2 years it has been shoulder blade level with long side swept bangs.  I''m rather bored with it.  I saw this picture of Naomi Watts.  I thought her hair looks fun and bouncy. Can anyone tell me what this style is really like withou...

by IslandDreams

November 20th, 2008, 11:32 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: hairstyle help

Replies: 4

Views: 397
How to pick an engagement ring?

I have to write an article for a local bridal website my company is building.  I''ve volunteered to write the "How to pick an engagement ring" article because after years on PS I think I can do this without a lot of problem.  If anything, I think I could give TOO much information.  Th...

by IslandDreams

November 20th, 2008, 8:33 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: How to pick an engagement ring?

Replies: 10

Views: 563


Disregarding the color issue, the 2nd stone seems to have more "life" to it.  I see some dead looking spots on the picture of the first.  It really depends on your GF.  Personally, I''d rather have a livelier stone even if it is slightly smaller. Have you seen these in person?  ...

by IslandDreams

November 20th, 2008, 8:23 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help deciding between two radiants...

Replies: 20

Views: 431


I live in Indiana.  Taxes on $160,000 house are around $1,200 but schools are lousy and I pay $3K more to send my son to a Blue Ribbon private school.  So, I guess taxes are really $4,200 if I add in school.  But considering I need to stay in the area for now, I love where I live and ...

by IslandDreams

November 19th, 2008, 10:37 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: how expensive is the property tax in your area?

Replies: 40

Views: 853
What color shoes with navy pants?

What do you think of navy dress pants?  Are they too "old fashioned" looking?  I actually look much better in navy than black and am considering getting a navy pants suit.  But I don''t want to look to "IBM" either.  I like the stretch wool pants from JCrew (I just got them in bl...

by IslandDreams

November 19th, 2008, 8:25 am

Forum: Shopping

Topic: What color shoes with navy pants?

Replies: 14

Views: 4810


Thanks.  I think I''ll resist ordering the coat at the current $300 price and wait until December to see where the price goes.  I''m hoping most people don''t like the citron color. I know it''s really bright and strange which I''m hoping would work out to my benefit.  I saw they Jcre...

by IslandDreams

November 19th, 2008, 8:05 am

Forum: Shopping

Topic: JCrew Lady Day coat

Replies: 19

Views: 2284
JCrew Lady Day coat

I''ve been lusting after a new winter coat and the JCrew Lady Day coat has caught my eye.  I especially love the citron color which I know is weird but I like it because it''s bright and fun.  I have a blazer in a similar color that every time I wear it people comment on how good I look in...

by IslandDreams

November 17th, 2008, 3:03 am

Forum: Shopping

Topic: JCrew Lady Day coat

Replies: 19

Views: 2284


Thanks for the responses and PennQ thanks for the details. I have a rather strangely shaped kitchen.  It's long and narrow.  18.5 feet long and 8' wide at the narrowest and 9.5 feet wide at the widest.  Most all the cabinets, sink, stove need to go on a wall that has a slight L of 4' ...

by IslandDreams

November 17th, 2008, 2:59 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Kitchen cabinet pricing

Replies: 25

Views: 3178
Do appliances have to match?

Do appliances need to match?  Here''s my situation.  I have a relatively new KitchenAid fridge that I love.  I also have a newer dishwasher (gift from parents) that is good.  Both are bisquit colored.  I''m wondering if it would look odd if I got a stainless range?  The...

by IslandDreams

November 13th, 2008, 4:37 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Do appliances have to match?

Replies: 10

Views: 411


I don't think I've ever had a job where there is not some amount of this.  Some places are worse than others.  I used to think that workplaces ought to be "fair" and base project assignments, promotions etc. on people's actual abilitities and hard work.  But that just doesn't seem to ...

by IslandDreams

November 13th, 2008, 4:22 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Is there favoritism at your workplace?

Replies: 11

Views: 449


Somethingshiny--I'm actually considering using those glass fronted bookcase style cabinets in addition to or instead of the open shelving.  Right now, I'm thinking 2 open shelves with the library style glass fronted cabinets above them (toward the ceiling).  Putting them underneat regular ...

by IslandDreams

November 12th, 2008, 9:52 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Open shelving in the kitchen

Replies: 18

Views: 622
Kitchen cabinet pricing

I''m working on kitchen remodeling plans.  It''s not going to be an immediate project...probably 2010 so right now I''m getting ideas and ballpark pricing.  Does anyone know estimates on the pricing per linear foot for cabinets?  I realize they can vary greatly.  Let''s assume I'...

by IslandDreams

November 12th, 2008, 7:55 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Kitchen cabinet pricing

Replies: 25

Views: 3178


Everyone has really hit the nail on the head for my concern with open shelving:  the need to constantly dust/clean them.  I would love to put almost everything in lower cabinets (done in drawers) but I really only have room for 3 lower cabinets total.  There''s just not enough room to...

by IslandDreams

November 10th, 2008, 4:35 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Open shelving in the kitchen

Replies: 18

Views: 622


One of the best things you can do for dry hair is to wash is less frequently.  Most people wash their hair way too often and the natural oils don''t have a chance to actually reach much of the length.  Try going one more day than you normally would...so if you wash every other day, wash ev...

by IslandDreams

November 4th, 2008, 5:22 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Help! Best treatment for DRY hair.

Replies: 106

Views: 2026
Open shelving in the kitchen

I am in the dreaming/planning stage of kitchen remodeling.  My kitchen is fairly small---it''s basically one wall for the sink, dishwasher & stove.  I''ve seen a lot of designer kitchens lately with open shelving.  One of my pet peaves is the constant need to stack things like pan...

by IslandDreams

November 4th, 2008, 3:32 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Open shelving in the kitchen

Replies: 18

Views: 622


Wow, thanks for the responses.  I had no idea that the granite would damage my knives (although I''m not sure I care if I would have to replace my $2.99 IKEA knives once a year).  I did know it could stain easily.  I am not against cutting boards entirely, just want to know if they wo...

by IslandDreams

November 4th, 2008, 3:01 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Do you need a cutting board with granite countertops?

Replies: 15

Views: 5525


Your bathroom looks terrific.  It definitely doesn''t look like you only spent $500!

The pinup girl is interesting....it looks like she actually eats compared to the models of today.

by IslandDreams

November 4th, 2008, 2:56 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: My $500 DIY bathroom remodel

Replies: 58

Views: 1407


Thank you firecracker for posting a picture.  The suit looks great.  I did finally decide on a pair of pants.  I wound up keeping the JCrew Stretch Wool pants.  I debated between the 10s and the 12s for the weekend and in the end I kept the 10s.  When I got the 12s, they wer...

by IslandDreams

November 4th, 2008, 2:53 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How should women''s dress pants fit?

Replies: 22

Views: 8940


Slow-Simmered Curried Chicken Recently my family tried this Slow-Simmered Curried Chicken recipe in the Rival Crock Pot cookbook I *borrowed* from my mom. The curry and cilantro give it a fresh flavor. - 1 1/2 cups chopped onions - 1 med. green bell pepper, chopped - 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken...

by IslandDreams

October 31st, 2008, 9:20 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Tomato, onion, pepper, and chicken - your creativity, please!

Replies: 20

Views: 564