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Our Own Firework Tour

Last night we did something totally different and entirely unplanned for 4th of July!  I spent the day in Malibu with the girls. We went to the beach, had a great lunch at Kristy’s and ran around Pepperdine’s lovely lawn. Expansive green grass is such a rare commodity these days in Southern California. The draught is…

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Scouting Sundays: Venice 03

Hello 5th of July!  It’s a good morning to sit and read stuff on the internet!  Yesterday was a fun filled day. Venice has some of the best homes!  This one is no exception!  What a great open kitchen, dining and living space! Hope you enjoy the pictures. And in case you missed it, you…

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The Moon

The moon has been huge and amazing the last few nights. I love seeing everyone’s pictures from around the world on Instagram.  I wish I could go out with my good camera and long lenses to capture it!  These days I’m exhausted come nightfall. Our summer days have been filled with lots of fun, active things.…

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We we went to go see about a Japanese Teahouse

Monday night, an anonymous group of artist built a small Japanese inspired teahouse in Griffith Park.  It was made with reclaimed wood from the 2007 Griffith Park fire. You can read more details here. The entire story is very interesting. The project was clearly well planned and executed.  I saw pictures of the teahouse on LAist and read…

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Edible Garden

Mary, Mary quite contrary how does your garden grow? Considering that I do not have a green thumb I’m going to say that mine is doing rather well!  This is all new to me! Sun, soil, water, growing seasons!  I’m discovering where things grow best in winter vs summer on our property. I have the…

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Scouting Sundays: Woodland Hills #3

Good afternoon!  It’s 106 in the Valley today!  Keep that in mind as you see this home versus the homes in Venice from a few weeks ago. All the coastal cities are in the high 70’s while we’re in the triple digits. Couple that with the drought we’re having here in California and you can…

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Mid Century Modern For Sale!

Although this is my scouting pictures day I thought I’d change it up to share a beautiful home I saw today!  Back in November I wrote about a Mid Century Modern home that was getting redone.  It’s finally finished and listed and they had an open house today! I’ve seen a lot of redos and…