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A Popover garden brunch

When my husband and I moved into our new home one of the selling points was the gated garden that led up to our front door. It's a modest size and really only consists of a patch of grass, but the lush bushes and trees along the perimeter give it a secret feel once...

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Welcome home and a family dinner

The week before Christmas my husband and I conquered the competition that is house hunting. After nearly six months of open houses, wire transfers, and countless signed papers we received the keys to our cozy little bungalow in Los Angeles. We wandered around the home...

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Gifting with Jacquilyn in the Kitchen

When it comes to the holidays, I enjoy making and giving edible gifts and I don't mean cookies on a holiday paper plate kind of edible gift. I mean beautifully wrapped, colorful, and thoughtful. Wrapping a store-bought gift or a homemade gift in a beautiful way really...

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Happy birthday Popover!

Last year I woke up on my birthday, walked down the hall rubbing tired eyes the entire way only to be greeted by a brand new computer sitting unassumingly on the office desk. It came as a complete surprise and I found myself staring gleefully at a box that dominated...

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A Popover autumn afternoon

Almost two years ago my husband and I moved back to Los Angeles from Ann Arbor and while California is now our home I often reminisce about our time spent in the Midwest city. We would bundle up for autumn and enjoy the vibrant leaves as they turn from green to fire...

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Furniture with personality

The need to find unique pieces of furniture came both from maturity and a floor lamp, with one of these being the reason I won't frivolously buy for my home anymore. My first apartment, like many, had that ever so eye-catching Malm dresser from Ikea. Yes, the one that...

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At home in Minneapolis with Elissa of Ebb + Flow

For the last two years, I’ve been lucky enough to call a 90-year old bungalow in South Minneapolis my home. It was love at first sight despite the marbled red dining room walls, maroon painted fireplace, sponge-painted master bedroom and large tree mural adorning the...

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A Popover summer picnic

Certain months call out for those necessary events that can only occur seasonally. Fall has its cinnamon scented family meals, winter is dotted with champagne soaked cocktail parties, and spring is meant for al fresco floral brunches. Summer doesn't miss out on these...

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Museum hunting

Before graduating from college I spent a summer abroad learning to paint, photograph, and stumble may way through the Italian language in Florence. The mornings spent in that second floor painting studio looking beyond the towering windows to the courtyard below, all...

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