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Underwater

Ever feel like you’re just totally covered over – swamped, drowning, flooded?  I’m thinking that’s how this year has been for us, weather-wise. After the random ridiculous flood we had here on Monday (apparently a 500-year flood?), we have all had it with crazy weather events. Done. Over it.  The ceiling in our living room
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Helms Bakery District

When we went to LA, we checked out the Helms Bakery District, a former bread bakery that has now been converted into a really amazing home-decor outdoor shopping center. Touted as a modern design mecca, the complex was sparkling clean and had not only amazing home decor shops, but some hip restaurants, too.  It was
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Rain, rain, go away!

It’s raining here as I type. As in, monumental rain. Serious flooding. End-of-the-world, better-get-your-ark-built-NOW flooding. And it’s now raining in our living room as well. There’s a lovely leak in the ceiling. Simon and I joked about sticking some piece of furniture under the leak that we really didn’t like – hey, gotta make lemonade
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Grace Home Furnishings: In the Flesh

You may be familiar with Grace Home Furnishings from their advertisements in decor magazines featuring gorgeous rooms and a friendly-looking chocolate labrador. I made it a point to go check it out in LA last week, and I was not disappointed. Not only was the dog really there in the flesh (in a crate, chillin’
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