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…After the initial wallop of shock and awe, Andrew and I bravely agreed to take the plunge. So we moved 2,800 miles away from Washington, DC—the place we called home for a decade—to Portland, Oregon. It’s either a crazy leap of faith or our grand, mid-life adventure…

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The Dutch really know how to live. Their country is the seventh happiest in the world, according to a U.N. report. They throw the world’s biggest street party each year. And they design drool-worthy items like the Bugaboo stroller which every celebrity mom owns. Dutch Design is actually a “thing.”

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Well, folks, it’s come down to this—a quarterly blog post. I can’t believe this is my first piece of writing in three months!… What have I been up to? Here’s a recap…

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Happy May, everyone! If the warmer weather has inspired you to look for new accessories to liven up your lodging, check out these links for ideas…

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…While places like cb2, West Elm, and Amazon offer most of what I need, for the quirky touches that really give my home its colorful personality, you can’t beat these niche sites…

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Yippee! I totally feel like skipping because…I survived our bathroom renovation! My first reno experience EVER. I’ll provide all the details later in this post but first, here are the amazing photos…

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You might have noticed I have a soft spot for paper. Maybe it’s a respite from our glowing screens and always-on digital lives. Maybe it goes back to my childhood love of sketching with real colored pencils—we didn’t have apps back in the day…