friday finds.

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trick or treat, kids? for me, it’s still a bloody trick because this stupid bronchitis has been lingering for weeks now, so the treat would be a weekend of deep sleep. how about you? any treats in store? are you dressing up, or costuming up any kiddos? i love dressing up but my friends don’t seem to share my enthusiasm for that kind of make-believe, so i think... 
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the wheels on the house bus go round and round.

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yesterday i received a sweet email from julie puckett, who calls herself a “modern day Phoebe Buffay” which i believe is to say, that she is a true bohemian. julie and her husband andrew own and styled a big blue, 200 square foot converted school bus known as the House Bus. Last January, she and andrew purchased an old Bluebird school bus and in just four months,... 
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neutral ground.

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country road. something i’veĀ learned from having my own garden (at long last!) is that pairing neutrals with nature really works. there’s something very pretty about how a naturalĀ canvas of earthy tones, black and white that really allows the greenery and plant life to shine. my banana palms against my black house for instance, really pop. and, this color palette... 
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pop-up tacos + a restaurant start up giveaway.

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i’ve always held a super secret desire to own a restaurant — no, really! and friends have come to call my house their “favorite restaurant” — victoria’s restaurant, and that may be as close as i actually come. but i love to cook and have a few signature recipes i often get requests for. so when i was invited by CNBC to take a stab at creating... 
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i’m dreaming of a wes anderson christmas.

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zilverblauw’s decorations are on point for wes! if you’ve been reading a while, you know i’m just mad for wes anderson and his very symmetrical, whimsical and made-up world. what about if i decorated the house for the holidays inspired by all that wes-like-whimsy? i’m thinking some cute, kitschy christmas decor might be just be the thing to lure mister... 
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