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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

Talking Style

Today around the time Douglas came home from school, I was just back from a lunch at Opus where my mom and I treated a good friend to a belated lunch date and a quick stop at a new outlet in town. While unpacking a few finds from the store and hanging them in my closet I figured the time was right to clean out some of the junk that has been hiding in there for a bit. 

The time has come again in my fashion world where I hate everything I have bought in the past year. Everything is too ModClothy, to Ruchey... too colorful. I am in a black and white stage in my life right now with a hint of pastel pink. Is it the weather outside or the pudge I feel around my stomach from quitting smoking almost a year ago? I am not sure but at this point I am telling everyone I am only buying black and white at this point. This goes for clothes only and not jeans. I still love dark blue denim. Accessories can be other colors but mostly sticking with just black and white for awhile with a punch of pale pink when I feel the need. 

How about you? Are you in a style rut right now or are you happy with your closet? I am loving these right now.










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