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Hello, California? Party of One…

I left the state for the weekend. I had to. Watching others show off their pandemic coping skills now that it's summer--hiking, boating, lake play, poolside lounging, open air shopping and dining--leaves a girl bereft of cheer. Girls that live on the surface of the sun are doubly locked in. COVID plus heat was supposed… Continue reading Hello, California? Party of One…

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It’s All About The Writing Dolls…

So, it's back. Our favorite high brow not-so-secret pleasure. Big Little Lies, that is. The juicy, gasp inducing, chicks rock story revolving around five girls. Which of the Monterey Five are you? We're all accounted for in their various personalities, non? Are you Celeste Wright, Nicole Kidman's perfect on the outside, kinky on the inside,… Continue reading It’s All About The Writing Dolls…

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How Judgy Are You?…

Hoarders makes me sad. Don't know it? It's a reality show that goes inside the homes of messy people. They say it's a real thing. Gathering stuff, until there are only trails through one's home and rats in the kitchen, is the result of some sort of trauma. I figure I must be ahead of… Continue reading How Judgy Are You?…

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Does It Reflect You?…

One of the Dolls passing through comments on my little home office. "Ooh is this where the magic happens?" We laugh, but later I consider, what does a Duchess Doll need in her work area? Mine, where my brain comes to explode, is of a personal nature. For instance, always in my sight line is… Continue reading Does It Reflect You?…

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Batman Is My Soulmate…

The Dolls discuss the perils of online dating, needy beaus and husbands and frustration over constant care of "him" and his needs. Two Dolls relate recent relationship arguments. Pfft. Exhaustive research provides the solution. I'm marrying Batman. The caped crusader is, indeed, my soul mate. He just may be the perfect man. Need proof? When… Continue reading Batman Is My Soulmate…

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In The Market To Sell?…

You may be thinking your house won't sell now that temps have reached triple digits. You might just be wrong, my dolls. Turns out, here on the surface of the sun, we are in peak sales season right now. For the Valley, March through June are top months to sell your home. July through December… Continue reading In The Market To Sell?…

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Ask The Expert…

One of the questions our Deana, of Magic Zip Code fame, gets a lot is, "Should I buy or should I remodel?" Since she's got a guy or girl for either, she can give a realistic and unbiased answer. And that answer? It depends... Builders, if pressed, will tell you that on a per square… Continue reading Ask The Expert…

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Rent Or Buy?

Did you know home values in The Dale went up 5.6 percent in the past year and they're expected to go up another 1.7 percent before the year is up? Good news for sellers. And isn't it about time? Inventory is small in areas, so homes are selling quickly. We talked with our fave realtor… Continue reading Rent Or Buy?

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Think You Know Real Estate?…

We ask Deana, our realtor girl, for some general advice this month. There is some thought that the beginning of the year is prime time to sell a house. Perhaps, she says. Really anytime is a good time--it's all about who's looking. Are there other misconceptions? Keeping your house up, maintaining it, is a given.… Continue reading Think You Know Real Estate?…