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 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

This Weekend: Dinner Wear





When we go to the beach, we usually eat dinner in. Especially during the peak season, it is much easier to stay in and cook than fight the crowds. We are fortunate that we have family that lives at the beach so we can visit anytime. I know... we are spoiled. Living near the coast has always been a dream of mine and although we have lived here almost six years now, I still pinch myself at that dream coming true. If you dream it... 

We ate a wonderful spread of crab dip, (My mother in law catches the crab right in her back yard!) fresh Mahi tacos with our prize winning salsa. Perfection!

This is what I wore: 

Shirt: Alloy
Undershirt: Urban Outiftters
Skirt: JCrew
Sunglass: JCrew
Shoes: None of Course!


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