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You want to spice up your marriage? Have your spouse give you a bath. You can have that toe-curling-hairdresser-scrubbing-your-head feeling without the awkward eye contact. I cut my hair into a pixie exactly 3 years ago this month. Prior to that, it was taking Henry a good hour to wash and style my long locks, ...

Private Urban Farmhouse

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If my husband could have his way, he’d live an Ernest Hemingway existence - A lonely candle lit in a single-room cabin in the woods, writing about love and cursing his bitter losses. I’m not about that life. Which is why this cozy Portland cottage was the perfect marriage of sensibilities for us - a little ...

Portlandia

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So...I have this thing, where I love Kenny Loggins. You know, the Danger Zone, Footloose singing man. This love affair began as a captive backseat dweller in my parent’s van (they were huge fans), singing along to such hits as “This is it!” and “Heart to heart.”  I literally know all the lyrics to all ...

Sunny Nob Hill Bungalow

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I’ve decided renting a cool Airbnb is the ultimate Cinderella experience. You get be whoever you want to be and live in a place you wouldn't normally get to live. This charming and sophisticated Nob Hill Bungalow was no exception! I felt like a Portland Princess, compete with a pink bedroom. Henry and I kept saying ...

The Best Two Years

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“I am the wife. I am the wife of years. I am the plumpish wife, the pretty wife, the loving wife, the smart wife, the American wife. I am eternally his wife.” - Elizabeth AlexanderDear Henry, I’ve been sitting here staring at this blank page all day. Words don’t seem to work for me ...

Lung Story Short

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Brad & Rachel Photography I don’t know what possessed me to think I was cool enough to shop at Urban Outfitters. My family was in town and we, of course, hit the bay area shopping malls. I had my sister with me, so I was feeling especially bold. Also, I think the tubes on my ...

An Update

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It’s been a little over two months since my hospital stay in February and there are a couple of things I know for sure: Needing to buy a plunger is one of the more awkward experiences in life. You will always run into someone from church when buying ...

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