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Ranch/Rambler Homes

 Ranch Homes/ Rambler A Ranch Style home is an American original. Originating in the 1920’s with the post war boom of the middle class, this architectural style home fused modernist ideas with the American Western period of wide open spaces to create a casual lifestyle. One story living with a long low pitch roof and deep overhanging eaves. The roof line was primarily cross gabled, single gable or hip. The home itself was either rectangular, L or U Shaped. Many had an attached garage, others none at all. The floor plan was simple with the living area separate from the bedrooms. Often times a sliding glass door leads to a patio and feature large glass windows. The exterior materials used where typically locally sourced and mixed such as stucco, brick, wood or stone. By the 1950’s, nine in every 10 homes built were a Ranch or Rambler style. By the late 20th Century the Ranch style home began to wane and Neo-Eclectic homes became the rage with their combination of the Cape Cod, Mission, T

Getting Ready for Fall Style

Wow!! Labor Day Weekend has arrived. I'm sitting here waiting for Douglas to finish Volleyball practice and Sage is trying out to be a Cheerleader right now at her middle school. It is our last Friday before we go back to school and back to mayhem as we call it. From now on, our weeks will be crazy filled with practices, games and swimming classes right up until 9 o'clock at night. I am Pinning away over there on Pinterest with fall looks, fall festival activities and crock pot meals to help these next few months go by easier.

As soon as six o'clock rolls around, I'm out the door to pick kids up and head to the beach. One last beach hoorah for awhile. Joe is heading to Charlottesville tomorrow for the UVA game. Fingers crossed our year starts out well! Football season has been a bit of a let down for the last couple of years for us. Fans stick through the losing times though right. Let's go UT Tennessee too! Joe and I met there so of course we want to yell Go Big Orange!!

So I thought I'd hit you guys up on a couple of my favorite fall looks for eye candy. If you want tor read my latest blog on Yahoo! Shine, click on. It's about 5 Flawless Transition Tricks for Summer to Fall. I'm out!! See you soon!












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