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    Linen and Concrete

    I cannot CONTAIN the excitement. Fall is here. No, it’s not. Yes, it is.  As much as we throw ourselves into denial we are catapulted into the back to school, pumpkin-fest, sports-laden, Halloween-calling season. It is mildly depressing to see the displays in August with a Thanksgiving prelude.  Yes, as my friend, Debbi, always asks, “Who are these people?  Identify yourself. You with your October Christmas wreath displays!” Deep breath. I have found a seasonal solution for those of us who are longing for a better way. A solution that carries us from September right into post -Thanksgiving, tryptophan-induced napping. From frigid, barren February right back to lush summer.  The…

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    Here’s Looking at you, Ginger!

    The dog days of summer are leading to my anticipation of the new school year…   So I totally get it.  The dog thing.  We finally have our first dog, Ginger, and she is the best, sweetest, shaggiest puppy.  She’s not a toy dog so I figured we would not be outfitting her or fussing her up.  Wrong!  Before I knew it, I found myself at Styles Unleashed Pet Boutique and Grooming Salon on Waseca in Barrington, purchasing barrettes for her and admiring fall sweater coats.  Then there were the treats to chew- yummy,  safe, and healthy. I even caved to a decorative dog placemat.All this talk about kids going back to…