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Spring Break Road Trip Across the Southwest

Spring break 2018 has come and gone and we are moving full steam ahead toward the end of the school year. As the kids are growing up quickly- too quickly it seems- we are more and more ditching our typical summer vacation schedule in exchange for spring and winter vacations. This year, spring break was… Continue reading Spring Break Road Trip Across the Southwest

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Christmas Traditions

It's been a chilly 81 degrees here in So Cal, and though the mornings have been on the crisp side, the afternoon temperatures have made it easy to forget that we are indeed in the month of December. At least I seem to have forgotten, as it is now 10 days until Christmas, and while… Continue reading Christmas Traditions

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First Shadows of Fall

Shortened days, comfy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, marching band field shows- these are signs of fall. California is known for really having only two seasons: a short, 2-3 month rainy season and the rest of the year. And while that's true, the massive Liquidambar in my front yard has started to change colors and drop its… Continue reading First Shadows of Fall

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Storage solutions: Furniture with Storage and Style

Where I live in So Cal, land is at a premium.  We often see homes under 2000 sq. feet in size going for close to (or even over!) $1M. With that in mind, I am so blessed to be living in a 930 sq. foot home that's been in the family for generations. I love… Continue reading Storage solutions: Furniture with Storage and Style

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National Dog Day

Good morning and happy National Dog Day. At the risk of offending cat lovers, I think I'll go on record and admit that I and my family are definitely dog people. We love our furry friends. Indeed, whenever we visit friends, our youngest will attach herself to their dogs. To show your love for man's (and… Continue reading National Dog Day