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Sunday Morning Musings | 4.2.17

Saturday Flowers Farmers Market | Covet Living

Good MMMMMMORNING!  Ready for me to yack this month’s rainbow of my favorite things all over you??

First & foremost: hit play on this jam – which reminds me of still chilly but bright & sunny early mornings in So Cal… and then peace out to your mental happy place while you look at all the pretty things for the next 5 minutes.

PERFECT FOR MY FUTURE OFFICE.

I’m certain I’ve posted about these before, because I’ve had them saved for years.  They’re divine, and perfect in every possible way.

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WHAT SO CAL FEELS LIKE (ALL THE TIME).

Barefoot, breezy, and in pastel cotton candy technicolor colors.

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WHAT I WANT MY FRIDAY NIGHT OUTFIT TO FEEL LIKE.

Black on Black | Covet Living

THIS WEEK’S REAL-LIFE FRIDAY NIGHT OUTFIT.

Whoops.

Sexiest Sweatpants | covet living

BUT FOR REAL.

I had plans but they fell through… plus, ya can’t beat a hot date with Gus for Prez, Totinos pizza rolls & Scandal.

GusGus for President

STILL OBSESSED.

And may snap this off eBay for a wedding in the South in May.

Self-Portrait Azalea Dress

Karrie and I are both now the proud owners of 3 of the CUTEST MUGS EVER.  I posted about these awhile back and had to email the Etsy shop owner aka Santa Claus and have her make more. I don’t mean to be a total weirdo, but they legit encapsulate how life feels. PS I swear I didn’t smoke a doobie for breakfast.

A LESSON ON NOOKS.

This pic makes a strong case for a striped bench seat (vs. solid) and a shallow ledge for mismatched frames (vs. a hanging gallery wall).

via Julia Hengel Insta | Covet Living

WAVERLY FOR THE WIN.

Always. I was trolling the streets of Manhattan Beach a few weeks back and popped into Waverly. So much great stuff, as per the usge.

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NEVER HAVE I EVER.

Look how pretty.

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TWO TONES DON’T USUALLY TICKLE MY PICKLE…

But this contrasting upholstery situation I could get on board with.

Contrasting Fabric Back of Settee | Covet Living

WHY DOES TRADER JOES NEVER HAVE ANEMONES?

anemone | covet living

TWO OF THESE AT THE FOOT OF A BED WOULD BE AMAZING.

Babette Chair, OKL | Covet Living

LONG HAIR AND LONG DRESSES = SO PURDY.

b*tches in long dresses | covet living

KILLER COLOR COMBO.

This picture makes me so happy.

Blue Door sfgirlbybay | Covet Living

A LITTLE EDGY FOR ME BUT SUPER COOL.

Black Tips | Covet Living

THOSE DINING CHAIRS ARE SINGING TO ME.

Probably b/c they have a sheepskin blankie on them. #allthecozythings

Chairs, Greige Design | Covet Living

PRETTY IN PINK RUG.

Jenny Keenan always has pretty things in her insta. She’s a designer I’ve loved / followed for a long time.

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ALL HAIL THE 90’s.

They’re back. I would’ve worn that skirt in middle school, and I’d wear it again today.

Denim Skirt | Covet Living

THE CARIBBEAN VERSION OF THE PINEAPPLE BATHROOM AT CASA COVET LIVING.

This is via Julia Hengel’s Insta, and it’s of the bathroom at the Bahama House Inn. I need the source of that pink pineapple wallpaper stat.

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ALL I EVER NEEDED.

I design and lust after a lot of big a$$, spendy kitchens… but truthfully, this is all I really ever wanted or needed. There’s something luxurious about a small, simple space; it means you can only really put it in your most favorite, carefully chosen things.

Design Sponge Kitchen | Covet Living

THE WEAVE OF DREAMS.

Color is also perfect.  Couch also is not ugly.

Hair Pipe Dream | Covet Living

HEAVEN ON EARTH.

Otherwise known as Malibu.

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I LOVE THIS DINING ROOM FOR 3 REASONS.

The mismatched seating, the bubble chandelier, and the grasscloth. I lied – 4 reasons. Those kelly green curtains are icing on the cake.

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HAAAHAHAHDHJKSHDAKHDAHAHHAHA.

Totally me + Karrie during awards season.

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THE SWEETEST LITTLE HOUSE.

In the Berkeley neighborhood of Denver, snapped on my morning walk with Gus last week. It’s on the block my girlfriend lives on, and every time I pass it I love it a little more. White brick + a Spanish tile roof + OMG those cherry blossom trees in bloom.

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FAVE NEW CAB.

Thoroughly enjoyed by me + a high school buddy this week – to the tune of a raging headache all day the next day, but worth it.  This vino is also allegedly exclusive to Il Postino in Denver, which really chaps my hide. I even asked if I could buy bottles from them and they said you have to open it then cork it before you leave. I’m determined to find a work around.

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YOU KNOW I LOVE NEUTRAL WITHOUT BEING BORING…

cuz I say it all the time. But this I would do on my backsplash in a heartbeat. Backsplashes are TOUGH because they’re like having to choose one outfit that you wanna wear every day (for at least the next 10 years). You wanna land somewhere between doing a classic subway (which can border on boring depending how you do it), and a fun, loud patterned tile (which you may be very well be sick of in a year). THIS, to me, is perfect… the pattern is small and the color is just subtle enough. That hazy grey/blue looks great with everything, and it’s interesting without being overpowering.

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MY NEW GO-TO PEDI COLOR.

And, this non-gel color is very gel-like, in that it lasts for WEEKS on your tootsies. I also have it on my fingernails right now and it’s still not chipped, one week later.

it's pink PM OPI | covet living

ONE PIECE PERFECTION.

And ever-so-slightly 70’s/80’s.

Mara Hoffman One Piece | Covet Living

THE MUSHROOM TOAST FROM GJELINA.

Recipe here.

Mushroom Toast, Gjelina | Covet Living

MY FAVORITE ACCENT COLOR.

Purple Seashells | Covet Living

TICKING = THE BEST FRIEND OF FLORAL.

Pair a ticking euro / larger pillow (less spendy) with a statement throw pillow or pattern and you’ve got a winning combo, yo.

Oversized Ticking Pillows | Covet Living

THIS GUY.

Whom I try not to really post about cuz I don’t wanna jinx it. But I adore him.

Chris + Steph | Covet Living

LATEST OBSESSION = finding a pair of vintage brass director’s chairs, and recovering them in a non-tawny velvet.  Those these have a certain charm as is.

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HAS THE WOMAN EVER HAD A BAD HAIR DAY?

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YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO MY DINING ROOM TABLE.

Also from Waverly in Manhattan Beach. #bohoheaven

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FAVE NEW WALLPAPER.

About to put this in a kid’s bath. Stay tuned.

Secret Garden, Cole & Sons | Covet Living

OHMYGYAHHHHHHH.

This is me + Karrie’s other bestie’s new nugget, Maddie. I got this text on my birthday, then died.

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ART DECO HARDWARE TO DIE FOR.

From Nest Studio.

Nest Hardware | Covet Living

FJDKL:SFJKDSJFKDSJFKLJDSKLJKLAJDKLAJKLDJA

sleeping muffin golden retriever | covet living

PICS LIKE THIS ALWAYS MAKE ME WANNA CUT MY HAIR.

…and go buy a pair of white jeans at Target than I can intentionally destroy to look like that.

Style | Covet Living

SO CUTE FOR SPRING.

I gasped when I saw this – the color and pattern and cute is perfect.  But then I found it on Revolve and it looks goofy on the model.

Summer Halter | Covet Living

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER.

Another neutral but not boring tile. Perf if you’re scared to do color but want to punch things up a little.

Tiles by Frida Anthin Broberg | Covet Living

PINK MUDCLOTH IS THE NEW JAM.

I’m pretty over black & white mud cloth (that goes for blue & white batik as well, as pretty as it is), but the pink version feels fresh and delightful.

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COZIEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE.

These are from Dovetail and someone had to pry me out of them at Las Vegas Market in January.

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WAIT IS THIS REAL?

Saw this in BHG the other day and thought it might be an urban legend. Love some sweet potato fries but they’re a bee-otch to make. Somebody lmk if you try these.

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MY FAVORITE NEW OUTFIT THAT I HAVEN’T TAKEN OFF IN 2 WEEKS.

Via my other new favorite store in Manhattan Beach – William B.

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SWEET LITTLE COFFEE TABLE.

From a designer’s shop on the same strip.

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ALSO FILE UNDER ALL I EVER WANTED.

Takeaways include: a non-stark white, creamy (but not buttercreamy/yellow) cabinet is SO classic.. black & white check marble floors are equally as timeless… and dogs are the stuff of a joyful life – they make everything better.

Kitchen, House Beautiful | Covet Living

THIS JAM IS LIKE CRACK.

Mango Habanero Jam | Covet Living

WHERE I’M BLOGGING FROM CURRENTLY.

The only thing different is that Karrie is snoring next to me with a sleep mask and Chewbacca’s weave.

Steph's Bedroom in the Morning | Covet Living

DAT SCONCE GOT SO MUCH STYLE IN ONE LITTLE PUNCH.

Member what I said up there about simple luxury?

Milan Hotel | Covet Living

SIGH.

Wingback Chair | Covet Living

SAMESIES WITH THAT DENIM SKIRT AGAIN.

jean skirt | covet living

LOOKS LIKE BROWNSTONE UPHOLSTERY (my favorite vendor) or DOVETAIL, BUT –

…wait for it: it’s from Living Spaces. Who knew?

Living Spaces Combs Dining Table | Covet Living

I’D LOVE AN ISLAND THE SIZE OF AN ACTUAL ISLAND…

But I’d love a wee antique butcher’s block just the same.

antique island | covet living

PRETTY WEDDING DAY (or EVERY DAY) HAIR.

Messy Updo | Covet Living

UNICORN STATUS.

I’ve never actually seen a Chinese wedding textile that is in this color.

Peach Pillow, Amber Interiors | Covet Living

CLOSEST LOOKALIKE I COULD FIND.

Still beautiful but not quite the same (at all). Which shows to go ya how perfect the ones above are.

chinese wedding blanket pillow | covet living

DREAM WHIP.

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Pink VW Bus | Covet Living

LOOK AT THIS ANTIQUE ARMOIRE.

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OFFICE I JUST DESIGNED…

..for a power agent in Beverly Hills.

Power Agent's Office | Covet Living

CUTEST ROMPER FOR SUMMER.

Red Jumpsuit | Covet Living

WHICH I TRIED ON RECENTLY…

…and need in a bigger size, cuz I’m 5’9″ and you can almost see my Pachanga here. PS I’m blowing a bubble, not making a weird duck face. Cuz I’m 9.

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I WISH I HAD MADE LIKE A 9-YEAR OLD AND MADE A BIRTHDAY WISHLIST THIS YEAR.

Cuz I would’ve put this horseshoe necklace on it. From the Rolling Hills Flower Market, of all places.

Horseshoe Necklace | Covet Living

SO BEEP-ING CUTE FOR SPRING.

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Steve Madden Carson Ankle Strap Heels | Covet Living

NEED.

I'm a Fucking Professional | Covet Living

CAN WE MAKE THIS INTO WALLPAPER?

I was helping a client style an antique hutch in her breakfast room on Friday, and decided to prop one of her old books up on plate stand… was flipping through some of them and flipped to this page of an old copy of the Velveteen Rabbit. How sweet would this be as wallpaper? Or just blown up into a print.

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SUCH A BEAUTIFUL ENTRY WAY.

It really is true – an entry way is kinda like your home’s first impression… like a little preview or the Cliffsnotes for what people are gonna see in the rest of your house.

Beautiful Farmhouse Entry | Covet Living

LOVE FOR A FLOOR PILLOW.

Or dog bed. From LiveSTYLE in Santa Monica.

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SEE YOU THIS SUMMA.

And mind you – this table is SUPER easy to recreate – it’s called $10 strings of lights from Tar-jay, plain-white-plates and clear glasses you can scoop up from Goodwill, and save your empty clear bottles from now till then & just soak the labels off. Scoop up some old mismatched dining chairs from Goodwill while you’re at it.

Perfect Summer Outdoor Table | Covet Living

ANOTHER WHIP O’ MY DREAMS.

Via a Sunday morning walk through Karrie’s new hood a few weeks ago.

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I WISH THIS WAS WALLPAPER.

But it’s a painted mural. I’m literally dying to put this in one client’s master bath, in the little nook above the wainscoting / above the freestanding tub. OR in someone’s nursery. But that means I gotta call the little Picasso who did it.

Handpainted Wall Mural | Covet Living

LOOKS LIKE EUROPE BUT –

It’s the flower fields in Carlsbad (about 30 min up the road from San Diego).

Flower Fields, Carlsbad

WORN LEVIS + CHUNKY KNITS.

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Jeans and Chunky Knit | Covet Living

THIS KATE SPADE CHAIR %#@&*^!

It’s also a stupid amount of money (like, get serious – Serena & Lily would sell this for $450), but I love it nonetheless.

Kate Spade Halsey Chair | Covet Living

I LOVED GROWING UP IN INDIANA.

But truth be told, while I adore my family, it would be hard to imagine ever moving back. Pics like this, however, make me SUPER nostalgic, and make me yearn for the heartland in the summer – when everything smells green and sounds like cicadas in the trees. Also reminds me of my Grandparents, or mornings eating breakfast at my Dad’s house out in the country, looking out at the back 40 – which looks like this. And just a simpler time.

Farmhouse Porch | Covet Living

ON EITHER SIDE OF YOUR HEADBOARD???!!!

Nomnomnom.

Lightbearer Sconce, Anthro | Covet Living

I’M SURE I’VE POSTED THIS BATIK BEFORE.

But it’s such a good one. From Quadrille.

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DO Y’ALL FOLLOW ERIN GATES FROM ELEMENTS OF STYLE?

This amazing little Kate Spade sofa is in her new office. But more importantly, she is amazing, and hilarious. One of the few I still follow. And in a world where Instagram has more or less taken the place of blogs where people actually used to have the patience to read text, I would still read anything she wrote.

Kate Spade Sofa, Erin Gates | Covet Living

YES.

As seen on my friend Jessie’s Insta. Couldn’t agree more.

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SO MAD MEN.

And so comfy.

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AT THAT WONDERFUL WILLIAM B PLACE AGAIN.

$72. Call ’em for deets.

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OLDIE BUT A GOODIE.

I hadn’t seen this pretty shot from Vincente Wolfe for a few years, and then I saw it again and it felt new to me. Love it all.

Vincent Wolfe Table | Covet Living

BEEEEEEEEEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP.

These are so precious. And so Indiana. From Waverly.

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REMINDS ME OF ITALY.

And something you’d see on one side of a simple, all-white bed. Like, in a little boutique hotel by the beach in Positano.

Royal Villa Sconce | Covet Living

I THOUGHT THIS BASTIDEAUX PRINT COULDN’T GET ANY BETTER.

And then they made it in a new colorway: lagoon.

Bastide Napili in Lagoon | Covet Living

LOOK AT THAT PATINA YOU KNOW I LOVE THE WORD PATINA CUZ I NEVER SHUT UP ABOUT IT.

Strathmore Hector Finch | Covet Living

That’s all folks! We’re off to the beach for the day, then yoga. Followed by fish tacos for dinner, Monopoly, then the cloud + more Netflix. OMG I HAVE THE BEST LIFE EVER.

PS: comme toujours, imma post this and then be editing and adding links while y’all are reading… cuz it’ll take me till Monday & then it won’t be Sunday morning musings anymore.

xoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxo

Steph's Scanned Signature

(and Karrie)

 

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Karrie’s Wishlist

Karrie's Wishlist | Covet Living Ultimate Gift Guide 2015

Hello friends! Karrie here, and today it’s MY turn to spill my Dear Santa list for 2015. Cause ya know, I’m an angel 24/7, and totally deserve to have a fat jovial man drop off some goodies for moi:

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So here goes!:

1 – LOUIE BOOTIES, Sam Edelman $99. Fringe booties say, I’m a little bit country, but I’m a little bit rock and roll. I’ve wanted fringe booties for a while, and these are practically perfect.

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2 – GIFT CARD, Home DepotIn a sea of “I want, I want, I want” this is the lone “I need”. Yours truly is in the process of buying her first house (!!!) and we’re due for a major renovation.

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3 – “REAGAN” TWO TONE WATCH, Michael Kors, $165.99A little bit unexpected – this watch is super cool and sleek, and will go with so much. Love.

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4 – “DREAMER” FLANNEL SLEEPSHIRT, Victoria’s Secret, $39.50 I once read a blogger write that a lady should never go to bed in sweatpants, if she has a boyfriend or is married. I remember almost choking on my glass of water, cause this is what I look like each evening:

Karrie in her PJs

Whoops. But THIS is a perfect compromise, IMO. It looks SO comfy, and is way cuter than hand-me-down PJs from Goodwill (not that there’s anything wrong with that):

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5 – ADELE “25”, Target, $12.99Some artists deserve better than having their music illegally downloaded. Adele, I’d go to the ends of a Target aisle for you. By the way, do you have this album yet? Supposedly it’s delicious.

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6 – “FLEX” RUNNING SHOES, Nike, $80Now these are a pair of kicks I could fancy myself wearing not to the gym (though I DO need gym shoes), but out and about with my regular clothes.

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7 – PLAID BLANKET WRAP SCARF, Target, $16.99Cozy, colorful and obvi not too much $$$ cause it’s from the Mother Land.

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8 – RESURFACING RETINOL, Shani Darden Skincare, $95I’m now at the age where, if I see a face product with words like “resurfacing” or “refinishing” or “sandblasting” I automatically want to buy them. This one in particular’s a fave amongst tons of dewy-faced, gorgeous celebs. Come to Mama.

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9 – SKINNY OVERALLS, Black Orchid, $189Ok, ok, so this trend will be donezo in a year. Totally get that. But look how cute they are. They’re the slim-fitting answer to my overalls I sported every other day in ’95 from The Buckle. These are way more flattering, and would be adorable with booties or heels.

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10 – VINTAGE AFRICAN INDIGO MUDCLOTH PILLOW, The Estate of Things, $55Double high five to the ladies at TEOT for starting an Etsy shop with all kinds of yummy accessories, such as this gorgeous handmade pillow.

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11 – SLIM AARONS’ “SPEEDBOAT LANDING” PRINT, $174Can you imagine a big, fat, oversized print of this on a wall? D-o-n-e.

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12 – WOMEN’S GYM CAPRIS, Nike, $45Not sure how I’d work out in these, but I DO know how I’d Netflix and chill in these: Very comfortably.

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13 – ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION, People Magazine, $121I’ve loved this mag since I was 12. Oh, Santa, can ya hook a sister up?

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14 – GJELINA COOKBOOK, $19.25True story. One time Steph and I went to Gjelina on a Sunday after her birthday and helped alleviate the Sunday Blues by scarfing a couple pizzas and other dishes washed down with a couple bottles of rose… followed by two butterscotch pot de cremes. This restaurant is our special place. And it’s now in cookbook form. I DIE.

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15 – SLEEP SLIPPERS, Asos, $26What more needs to be said, except that these slippers represent everything pure in this world? Oh, and since my nickname is Sheep, wearing these would be like wearing my relatives every single day.

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16 – OVER THE KNEE “SAMANTHA” BOOTS, Ugg, $299. Wear ’em over the knee or folded over. Soon-to-be in heavy rotation over leggings this winter.

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17 – GIFT CARD, CorePower YogaA repeat offender from last year. This yoga studio is a godsend, and I swear (as does Stephy) that its HotPowerFusion class has healing powers.

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That’s it for now! PS, am I the only one who feels like the Holidays 2014 just happened? How did I wake up and it was already almost 2016?

xoxo,

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