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Little Messes

P was flipping through National Geographics before school this morning.  I found her little mess of sea creatures later on as I was doing the sweep of toys, dirty clothes and the usual mess that happens between bed time and school drop off. Actually, I should be honest, normally I’m picking up messes that have been there…

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And Waaala! Christmas!

We went away for Thanksgiving, which is always fun. However, it makes me feel behind on Christmas when we’re gone that weekend. I came home to do loads of laundry and with one less weekend to pull out the Christmas decor. But two things make a world of difference: changing out the Fall wreath for a…

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50 Spots of Shade

We are now in full fall and gearing towards winter. The temperatures have dropped quite a bit by now but not too long ago it was incredibly hot.  I started writing this over the summer and am finally getting back to it now, so keep that in mind as you read on.  Our electric bill…

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Potted is Celebrating 10 Years!

Potted is one of my all time favorite stores in all of LA.  They have unique things and their store is so well done and inspiring that you want to linger and then take it all home. Which is one reason why they are celebrating 10 years!   Potted also happens to be co-owned by…

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A Mid-Century Renovation

  I see a home renovation in our neighborhood and I can’t help but be politely curious. However, if it’s a Mid-Century home I am an all out stalker.  This house is about 5 blocks away from us.  I’ve been watching it for a while. It went on the market for about a day and…

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Friday Night Lights

“And God said let there be light”!  That’s how I felt when we turned on the new backyard lights for the first time! It was magical!  Now that we’re into fall, with shorter daylight hours, I’m very happy they are extending the use of our pool deck.   HOWEVER….there’s one problem in this picture.  Thank…

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Hose Reel

We were in desperate need of a hose reel for the back yard.  Our 100ft hose was constantly snaked around all over the place. This was the hose on a good day:   Everyone tripped over it because it’s in a high traffic area.  However, I didn’t want to settle for a cheap plastic reel from…