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During grade school and high school, I was a voracious reader, routinely consuming several books each week. I also collected quotes from those books, which I transcribed very carefully into a notebook that I decorated with a hand drawn water color painting. This sentiment from Louisa May Alcott, one of

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Happy Week-end

After a short week that somehow felt kind of long, I’m going to take it easy and have a beer outside in the sweltering heat. I haven’t felt much like writing or making anything lately, but I have been taking lots of photos. Today I was messing around in Photoshop

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Puppy Love

This is a photo of Miles when he was about 12 weeks old. We lived in this house just off campus that we thought was really cool at the time, but now would probably think was just really old and kind of gross. Anyway, these stairs led from the kitchen

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Long Weekend

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day week-end. On Friday night, Keegan and I went to see Bridesmaids. We rarely go to the movies, so it’s always a special treat. The movie was sooooo raunchy and funny with just the right touch of sentimentality. Melissa

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My Favorite Grain Free Breakfasts

Breakfast has always been my favorite meal of the day, but it has become even more so ever since I started eating according to the Primal Blueprint diet. When I decided to go down this path and eliminate grain from my diet, I had to toss out my staple breakfasts

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Jillian Lare is a Des Moines based interior designer. She blogs about her current projects, interior design tips and tricks, and her life in Iowa with her young son, husband, and lovable Labrador.

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