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By The Wife |

Remember in the song Landslide when Stevie Nicks sang to her wall art, “I’ve been afraid of changing because I’ve built my room around you”? Sometimes it’s like an artist is singing right to you. Stevie’s words* were on my mind as I struggled with replacing my trusty Brooklyn Bridge print with a new mirror. [...]

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A Winner is Me!

By The Wife |

Saturday was a good day. It was a very good day. Wait for it… the Ice Cube reference is going to be relevant. Our neighborhood had it’s annual community yard sale, and this was the first year The Husband and I were able to participate. By participate, I mean shop for woefully under-priced treasures offered [...]

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Now I’m gonna pass the mic to Yauch…

By The Wife |

When everyone was all in a tizzy over Whitney’s death recently, my feeling was, “The woman inspired me to buy a crimping iron in the ’80s… but, you know, crack IS whack.” MCA on the other hand… Damn. This may be the only time I get to say I am joining Biz Markie in anything, [...]

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Ohhhh, Mexico*

By The Wife |

Sadly, this photo was taken on the leaving side of the round trip. That’s right, we’re back from vacation today. Boooo! And not even Booo-Urns! The good news is, that’s not the only photo we took. (What kind of sad sacks would we be if that was the only photo?) Next week I’ll share some [...]

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As Seen on TV

By The Wife |

Did you see the Mad Men Season 5 premier this weekend? The Husband and I were absolutely thrilled by one big reveal in the episode: Pete and Trudy have our oven in their new home! You may recall during the initial home tour that the awesome ’60s double oven with slide-away cook top was one [...]

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The Bookshelf: New Cottage Style

By The Wife |

I was happy to get a copy of New Cottage Style: A Sunset Design Guide in the mail last week. You may have figured out by now that I’m a sucker for home books. And could I resist a cover with that much gratuitous turquoise in the design? No. So often “cottage” is keyword for [...]

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Hall Paint, on Actual Hall

By The Wife |

Painting the hall was fun, but tricky. The walls are really sturdy full-board planks, which are great for everything except painting. I used a full gallon of paint just to get a good coat on the tiny hall. In the end, it was all worth it. I love the little pop of jewel-tone color right [...]

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“Nice Halls!” -Andrew McCarthy in Mannequin

By The Wife |

(it makes sense, look it up!) A mini-makeover can be just the thing to get your mind grapes going again when you have decorator’s block. The hall (which can be seen from the block-inducing living room) was still a sad shade of seafoam green tainting the whole place. This weekend, that hall is going to [...]

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Horseshoes, Hand Grenades, Living Rooms

By The Wife |

Are we done with a room yet? We’re getting close. And that counts for something. Decorating a room from scratch is a lot like losing weight. If you’ve read any weight loss success stories, you know they always include the horror of the last 10 pounds. Everything is going gangbusters in the beginning, then right [...]

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Rainbow Bowls (Including Tangerine Tango!)

By The Wife |

I decided to spare you any Rain-bowl word play, and let this image I snapped of the pretty kitchen display in Anthro speak for itself. I love the idea of using dishes of many colors… why pick just one? What would you choose for your kitchen? A blend of all the colors, a single hue, [...]

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