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Throw pillows have always amazed me. First, there’s the name – throw pillows.  But you don’t throw them. They just sit there. Next, there’s their size – sort of in betweenish and poofy. But they go on a couch and what do people want to do on a couch? Nap, of course. And small poofy […]

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Framing art has gotten incredibly expensive. I was overjoyed when Cheap Pete’s first opened in San Francisco and for many years that was my go-to, but even that’s pricey now. But I’ve found a few cool sites and solutions that I think are worth sharing. First, I’ve decided that I love small multiples – postcards,  […]

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If you are stubborn like me and you’re in a bad mood, fixing something you thought you couldn’t fix is a great way to make yourself feel better although, as Kimberly noted in her comment, if you don’t succeed it can backfire and make you feel worse, so use your own judgement about whether it’s […]

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I had a totally sucky week at work – one of those weeks where you can’t seem to do anything right and you feel like everyone hates you. Or almost everyone. Today I fixed something I thought I couldn’t fix and guess what? I feel much better. Way back when we were finishing the Library […]

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We were planning to move ourselves. In a lot of ways it made sense: in our academic years we moved ourselves several times, we’d already moved the beds, we have a truck, and it wasn’t THAT much stuff. On the other hand, there are some really heavy pieces – the dining room table (made of […]

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