Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cat Lovers Share a "Garage Sale" Comfy Chic Portland Home — House Tour

Name: Cherie Jellison and Nick Dirks, plus cats Susan and Charlie
Location: Laurelhurst — Southeast Portland, Oregon
Size: 630 square feet (plus basement and a garage!)
Years lived in: 4.5 years, renting

Cherie and Nick are self-proclaimed "crazy cat people" who have been living in an apartment they truly love for the past four years. Cherie is an emerging interior designer who believes that "it takes time to make a place feel like home" and Nick is a former pro-snowboarder who now works at a tattoo studio.

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Here Are the Worst Times for Thanksgiving Traffic, According to Google Maps

Using data from Google Maps, Google News Lab has figured out where we're going, what we're looking for and when we're getting there around Thanksgiving. So, if you're trying to eat Chinese food on the way to the plant nursery on Black Friday, you're not alone—but you should probably avoid driving at 9am.

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Where to Stack Coats and Bags When You're Having a Big Party in a Small Space — Small Space Problems

Nothing is more fun during the holiday season than hosting friends and family for a gathering. But what happens when you love to entertain but don't actually have a ton of room or even a proper coat closet to store everyone's stuff?

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West Elm's Black Friday Sale: Our Picks For the Best Deals

Welcome to the unofficial-official start to holiday shopping. Whether you decide to brave the stores in person or stick to deal hunting online, Black Friday through Cyber Monday are prime days for savings. If you're looking to find a great gift or are just shopping for a gift for your home (or yourself!), West Elm has some serious deals going on. We'll be updating this post throughout the coming days with our picks for the best deals for your gift list and your home, so you won't have to look far to snag a steal.

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It's Etsy's Cyber Week & All These (& More) Are on Sale

I know, I know. Black Friday used to be a day. And then Cyber Monday came along. Now the two have stretched themselves into a mini shopping season. Not to let the big box stores have all the fun (and dollars), Etsy announced its own Cyber Week — perfect for people who prefer to give their money to the little guy (and gal). There are plenty of sellers participating and offering at least 10% off their usual prices (some much more).

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An Off the Grid Fairytale-Like House (For When You Want to Run Away)

The little house that Diana and Michael Lorence built for themselves in the woods of Northern California is like something out of a fairy tale. Unlike many tiny houses you see, it's not built on a trailer base, since minimum square footage requirements don't apply in the middle of the woods. But there's another thing that sets this little house apart: it's completely off the grid.

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Cozy, Southern Charm in a Hundred-Year-Old D.C. Family Row House — House Tour

Name: Meg, Glenn, Maddie and Isabelle Hoburg, and dog, Piper
Location: Capitol Hill — Washington, DC
Size: 1,500 square feet
Years lived in: 14 years, owned

Meg Hoburg is an interior designer with Southern roots, a true sense of Southern hospitality, and a fantastic eye for wallpaper. She and her family have been living in their Capitol Hill row house in Washington, DC for 14 years.

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