A Glamorous Modern Classic Home in Dallas

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We came cross one of Jane Showers’ Dallas projects this morning and amazed how she was able to use mixing-and-matching approach to bring in freshness and interest while still keeping her signature style—classical, elegant, feminine and modern.

PROJECT DETAILS

Project:
Preston Hollow Estate
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Size:
10,000 sq. ft.
Architect:
J. Wilson Fuqua

Here are several highlights which really drew us in:

1. Killer color palette of silky white and pink.

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Global Home Tour I—a Beautiful Lebanon Guest House in the Mountains

At this special time, most of us probably cannot travel far away to see  and explore different cultures.  But thanks to internet, we are able to virtually experience some of the most amazing  exotic destinations to cope with life that is full of uncertainties.  Today, we are going to share with you a beautiful Lebanon getaway that is our love at the first sight.

Located in in the mountains near Kfour, a village about 45 minutes north of Beirut, the Beit Trad guesthouse ,  a traditional Lebanese mountain home that Sarah Trad restored and converted into a guesthouse with the help of architect Fadlo Dagher and interior designer Maria Ousseimi welcomes guests with its  Lebanese tradition of hospitality. The guest house also doubles as Sarah’s own personal retreat.

 

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The owner of Beit Trad guesthouse , Sarah Trad , is a Beirut psychologist who co­founded Skoun, an outpatient center for addiction.
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THE EXTERIOR
The home’s stone facade.
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In the living room of the main house, the custom sofas in a Rubelli fabric are topped with pillows covered in vintage African textiles, and the Syrian inlaid mother-of-pearl armchair, Turkish chandelier, and table and chairs by Eero Saarinen for Knoll are all vintage. A papier-mâché hippo from a Paris flea market hangs over a vintage photograph of a masked ball. The vintage prints depicting classical armor (left) are from Ann-Morris.

In the picture above, we love how sumptuous Rubelli velvet fabric and modern Saarinen table and chairs juxtaposes with old world vintage pieces such as an antique rug, a chandelier and wall prints.  The mix of present and past always injects interest and personality to any space.  What really draw us to this living room is its cheerful and fashion-forward red, plump and purple color palette which stands out from  a white wall backdrop. What cannot be better to sit in a beautiful room with fresh flowers, a lot of books, artwork and vintage pieces and of course sunshine.

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THE DINING ROOM
The table is set with Syrian glassware and vintage plates; the Lebanese pendant is original to the house.
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In the above picture, we are really impressed by a Classic Blue tablecloth with vintage local prints  serves as a canvas to  showcase the delicate dinnerware and beautiful local roses.  Different tasteful textiles on the dining chairs in similar color families  add visual interest yet  still stay cohesive. When things aren’t right in the world, wouldn’t be nice to just sit at  a beautiful cozy table to take time to enjoy a meal or have a cup of tea?

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LOCAL ROSES
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A TERRACE
The chair is vintage, and the table is from Artisans du Liban et d’Orient.
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Who wouldn’t love to sit here to enjoy a breathtaking Mediterranean sunset view? A striped upholstered cushy lounge chair  invites us to take a seat on it with a cocktail. The mood here is casual and relaxing.

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50 Chic Breakfast Nook Ideas IV

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We all feel that a formal dining room can feel too fancy for everyday use while a breakfast nook is meant to be comfortable, approachable, and conducive to intimate conversations and meals.  Whether it’s a banquette in the corner of a kitchen  an inviting   dining set-up in front of eye-catching bay windows, or an unique table setting  in the center of a kitchen, breakfast nooks are the perfect way to add color, texture and style to your home.  Therefore, you can start your day here in a cheerful mood. We put 50 chic breakfast nook ideas together here and you may see and learn  how  your are going to create your own , showcase your  aesthetic and celebrate the joy of sharing an intimate meal with family. If you haven’t read part I , II and III you can click here  here and here for the details. Today, we are going to continue part IV.
Modern Classical French Vibes
Nailed-trimmed French chairs,  casual bistro wicker dining chairs, modernized Louis XVI chairs …They all add a touch of sophistication and romance to any breakfast nook.

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A pale blue French settee and Greek-key trimmed plumped pillows make this nook area such a quiet  get-away in high style. The key to dress up your home always lies in details.

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The classic Parisian bistro chairs are gorgeous and  chic.

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We all love French bistro wicker chairs, aren’t we? They are just super chic.
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We all love French bistro wicker chairs, aren’t we? They are just super chic.

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Modernized Louis XVI chairs

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We all love French bistro wicker chairs, aren’t we? They are just super chic.

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Upholstery pieces always add texture and  warmth to a breakfast nook.

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Country Chic  balances elegant things with old and worn, shiny silver accessories with painted wooden tables…

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We love how this classical black-and-white checkered marble flooring nicely contrast with natural wood country table and chairs.
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Elegant tablecloths will add color, pattern, texture to any room. they are soft and romantic.

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A typical Ralph Lauren look always represents American  classic style.

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Large embroidered floral pattern tablecloth with fringe trims at the bottom.
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We love this relaxed easy-breezy country chic look.
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Striped tablecloth gives an urban chic feel.
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We love this to-the-floor red floral tablecloth which echos red on the chairs.
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This Boho floral to-the-floor tablecloth is warm and inviting.
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Upholstered skirted chairs are not only practical, but also  always help give the space a jneat and tailored looking.

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The trims at the bottom of the skirt always give chairs a cotour look.
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We can see ourselves reaxling on these super comfy linen skirted chairs all day long.
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Relaxing and serene feel.
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A Tribute to Kobe Bryant

Today, basketball icon Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were remembered at an emotional public tribute as thousands of mourners gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. And several weeks ago , we visited LA Live square just as thousands others from the world to pay our tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna.

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Kobe’s quote On chasing success

“When you make a choice and say, ‘Come hell or high water, I am going to be this,’ then you should not be surprised when you are that. It should not be something that is intoxicating or out of character because you have seen this moment for so long that … when that moment comes, of course it is here because it has been here the whole time, because it has been [in your mind] the whole time.”

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Kobe’s quote on leadership

“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do.” 

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Kobe’s quote on teamwork

“The important thing is that your teammates have to know you’re pulling for them and you really want them to be successful.”

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Kobe’s quote on hard work

  • “I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.”
  • “I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success. Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.”
  • “Dedication sees dreams come true.”

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Kobe’s quote on winning

  • “I’ll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it’s sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.”
  • “The moment you give up is the moment you let someone else win”

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Kobe’s quote on resilience

  • “I’m here. I’m not going anywhere. No matter what the injury — unless it’s completely debilitating — I’m going to be the same player I’ve always been. I’ll figure it out. I’ll make some tweaks, some changes, but I’m still coming.”
  • “Everything negative — pressure, challenges — is all an opportunity for me to rise.”

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You can read more Kobe’s more quotes by clicking here

R.I. P. Kobe and Gina.

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The Mamba Mentality: How I Play

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5 Ways to Craft an Unique High-Style Dining Room

One of the fun things we love to do at home is to sit around the dining table with candles on  and soft music on at the end of the day.  We feel we really need this to wind down each day and to get ready for a good-night sleep.  we also love to put up a  festive themed tabletop on each holiday since  we celebrate almost every holiday as much as we can. Besides kitchen, a dining room is the place where people get together with families and friends for formal parties or casual gatherings all the time. So, the design of a dining room is really important for you to enjoy by yourself to the maximum and nourish  your loving relationships. And you want this space to be unique and reflect your own personality and of course well designed.  Today we are going to talk about 12 ways to devise a one-of-the-kind dining room.

1. Decide function first. Before you start the design process, you need to know how you would like to use this space—a formal dining or a casual gathers only?  The way how you want to use the space will set the foundation for the design process.

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Alex Papachristidis’s dining room for last spring’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York incited a frenzy on social media—so much so that even the interior designer, a bit of an Instagram sensation himself with more than 52,000 follow­ers, was surprised. Still, he’d expected the room to make an impression. “That’s what you do with a showhouse: You go wild,” he says. “People want to be wowed.”

Although the dining room is getting more casual and relaxed, still, most of home owners still want to make their dining room very  formal with a big wow factor. If this the case, the striking artwork, unique wall-treatment,  flooring, right light fixtures, one-of-the-kind furnishings and upscale custom furniture might be the options for you to consider. In this New Yorker Designer Alex Papachristidis designed dining room, the light-grey-colored hand-painted wallpaper is one of the key features for this stunning sumptuous  dining room.  Also the gilded Louis XVI dining chairs really stand out from the muted almost monogram color palette. The crystal chandelier, the gilded clock  further emphosis the wow factor and luxury feel. So our suggestions here to crrate a formal dining room: invest in a good-quality dining table setting and choose furnishings to compliment the dining table setting.

 

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2. Have a focal point.

The trick here is to make the table the center of attention, so that your guests are compelled to take a seat and dinner companions are the main focus.  Once the table is situated, arrange all other furnishings and accessories so that they complement this focal point. Also read this article on tables-capes.

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We love this refined combined with rustic look. It’s truly a lay-back space with a high style thanks to the comfy slippery chair, the rustic wood table and floral wallpaper.

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The pink fresh roses on the table , soothe blue fabric on the dining chairs and plushy pillows on the banquette create such a calming dining setting to invite you to take a seat.

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The wasabi-wasabi like chandelier and the long wood table are casual, relaxing with a big style.

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Aren’t you thrilled to be invited to sitting around this polish dining setting.

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comfy and glamorous

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The focal point is…

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3. Gold bold  with colors and surface treatments.

Unique colors and textures completely transform a space by  creating  interesting textures and surfaces in the major horizontal planes: the floor, the table, and the ceiling.

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This high-gloss bright blue wall finish makes this dining room stand out .

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We love the silver-leaf ceiling treatment which looks elegant and bounce light around.

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a scenic tapestry on the wall can be a conversation starter.

4. Mix and Match.

Mixing and matching  furnishings, lighting, or artwork is a fun part to design your dining room. It often creates unexpected result and makes the style of the space timeless.

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In this space, six neutral dining chairs are contrasted by two zebra print armchairs.

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We love how the tradition crystal chandelier contrasts with super modern dining table and chairs to make the space so fresh and fashion-forward.

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This minimalism chandelier makes the traditional dining room decor look so fresh and interesting.

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Again, the mid-century modern chandilioer inject playfuness to this traditional dining room.

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The gold modern chandelier brings youthfulness to a traditional dining room.

 

5. Always looking for custom furnishings.

We assume you want to have a dining room  unlike any other. So please always look for  custom furnishings. A one-of-a-kind table or unique chairs will help a dining room stand out. The custom, live-edge wood table is the focal point of this space

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The custom, live-edge wood table is the focal point of this space.

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House Tour—Kim & Kayne West’s Calming Minimalism Mansion at the Suburban of Los Angeles

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Finally, the world famous couple have opened doors to Architect Digest.  Being honest with you, after I read the article, I looked  at my desk and got rid of everything in front of me in 5 minutes.  I guess that is the  power of  minimalism.  Although I still couldn’t figure out  how they make the space so pristine with their 4 kids,  I love the whole white-on-white   museum-like interiors.   I feel how they did their current home is like they did it after a long long sought-after-thinking.  Yes, let me put this way, the home looks very spiritual just like Kayne said it is a futuristic Belgian monastery  thanks to design help from the famed Belgium designer Axel Vervoordt and Kayne’s own minimalism taste.   Each  room is just like a space with art installation.  So, let’s take a look together.

 

Neutral Color Palette

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The neutral color palette is the most effective way to create a soothing, relaxed home and serve as a backdrop for museum-level artwork. However, in order to make people look great under neutral shades, good lighting plays a critical factor.

The Pool Area

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You may notice there is no Jacuzzi in this pool. But don’t worry because Kayne said they wanted the whole pool as Jacuzzi. And the  design idea is to let the kids sit on the stairs and just enjoy warm water with cheers.  How do you like the idea?

The Hallway

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A soaring hallway is swathed in off-white plaster.

 

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When Axel started to work on this project, he said they did a lot of editing and they wanted to make each space purer and purer.  I totally can relate to that. As you know we live in such a chaos environment, every time when we come back home, we want to come back to calmness.  I don’t know about you, I always try to make everything organized before I leave the house.  So when I come back home, I feel good.

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The living Room

 

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In the living room, Royère upholstered seating surrounds a limestone cocktail table by Axel Vervoordt.

 

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A Jean Royère chair and table in the living room. On wall, Anish Kapoor fiberglass sculpture. 

So you can tell the couple really keeps furniture and decor minimum.  But with the fireplace, comfy chairs  and white textures rug, the space is quite warm, inviting and intimate.

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A San Gabriel Valley Modern Home Makeover—Part 3

I have designed some modern interiors for my recent projects. People love SoCal’s  airy vibes  filled with natural lights. Meanwhile, they also would like to incorporate textures, geometric artworks, patterns, pops of color and earthy tones to create an inviting and warm atmosphere. For this San Gabriel modern home project we did, we add a smoke glass chandelier with a brass stem,  several sky blue-pink -background geometric artworks, a grey velvet pouf,  an  oversized blush tufted square ottoman to bring a healthy dose of warmth , interest and depth to the space while we e keep the original motif-patterned Moroccan rug and brown leather swivel chair. Also,   two elegant silver-leafed side tables we placed by the mid-century low-back sectional elevate the space with sophistication and luxury.  So the end result is airy, light yet warm, modern, clean yet glamorous.

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DIMENSIONS + WEIGHT

WEIGHT:

CUBIC FEET:

51 pounds

12.26

 

MATERIAL:

Pine, Birch, Maple, Metal

DIMENSIONS (IN):

19.5W x 25D x 26H in

DIMENSIONS (CM):

49.53W x 63.5D x 66.04H cm

CARTON DIMENSIONS:

23.400W x 29.100D x 31.100H in

CONFIGURE TYPE:

NORMAL

PRODUCT OVERVIEW:

With double the style and twice the glamour, what’s not to love about this charming end table? Its metal frame features a Lightly Brushed Chrome finish while its signature circular top and bottom shelf are finished in Soft Silver Leaf. Thoughtfully designed, both shelves offer an integrated storage drawer for functionality and with it’s small profile, this cute number can fit just about anywhere.

FEATURES:

Metal frame in Lightly Brushed Chrome. Top and bottom shelfs in Soft Silver Leaf. One drawer in top and bottom shelves. Drawer interiors in Soft Silver Paint.

CONSTRUCTION:

Top shelf: 16″W x 17.5″D Bottom shelf: 18.5″W x 24.5″D Space between shelves: 9.250″

 

 

Happy Wednesday

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Holiday ShowHouse of KHK Designs 2018—2019

It might be a little bit late to post our Holiday ShowHouse 2018–2019.  But come on, it’s still Jan of 2019 and Chinese New year is coming.  So it’s time to be festive and it’s time to celebrate.

The inspiration of our Holiday ShowHouse 2018—2019 is inspired by Pantone Color of the Year 2019–Live Coral—fashionable, bold, youthful, energetic and innovative.  After several years of muted color palettes, millennium pink and grey, we feel it is time to break through to celebrate holidays with something fresh. Therefore, we are able to stay prospective for the future.  Meanwhiles, Holidays are truly about traditions. We mix and match traditions with modern, Live Coral with vintage pink, emerald green with hot pink, camel with purple, Chinoiserie accessories with minimalism furniture, geometric patterns with classic forms and fine crystals with organic ceramic.   The end result of this year’s holiday show house decoration is fun, edgy, playful  yet still elegant and sort of traditional.  Enjoy!

 

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5 Keys to Create a Chic and Functional Home office

There are 5 keys to create a chic and functional home office:

  1. Have a solid floor plan to think through how you are going to use the space–working desk, lounge area, meeting zone…
  2. Have a chic color palette to make you focus yet relaxing.  The color palette in this project is pink, blue and black. It’s chic, youthful.
  3. Have one strong statement. We painted ceiling in pink. This makes the space very whimscal.
  4. Keep it symmetrical—the key to make small space look bigger and organized.
  5. Have greenery—green plants relax you and put you in a cheerful mood.

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6 Tips to Create a Fashionable and Serene Space

August is the season of creation.  And you may want to try something new for the place you call home.  Remember, you can always start small.  Maybe it is a room or space you have thought a while and eager to get some ideas. Today, I would like to share 6 tips to create an elegant and  soothe space by using the project we just did as a case study.

1. The most important question before planning anything  is to ask yourself: what is the purpose of the room and how would you like to use it? For this case, the client would like to create a serene space where she can truly relax and read books.

2. Next, choose the color palette you love with a little drama. For this reading room, we used the color palette of gray, pale blue, cream and peach to create a very serene atmosphere. Then we used a touch of gold to make the space look upscale and classy.  The client has a very cheerful personality.  Therefore, we introduced the jewelry tones.  With pops of jewelry tones on the decor books, the space looks fashionable and youthful.

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3. Have pieces of quality unique furniture to reflect your taste.  We handpicked every piece for this room based on what the client favors.  They are truly one-of-a-kind.

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4. Details matter: have a beautiful tray to create a charming vignette for storytelling.

5. If possible, always have drapery panels to create timeless elegancy.

6. Having flowers everywhere is always a very feminine and fresh touch.

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I hope you enjoy these tips.

Happy Tuesday

Kristi

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