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Small Business Saturday is always a great way to bring awareness (and money) to the countless small businesses that are boosting local economies, but it takes more than a day to keep the little guys afloat. If you love the idea of supporting small businesses throughout the holiday season but don’t have a ton of options in your area (or you don't want to brave the crowds of holiday shoppers), Pinterest now has you covered.

Once reserved solely for cataloging wants, needs, and inspiration, the site recently expanded its offerings, launching an online shop just in time for the holiday shopping mayhem. What’s particularly appealing about the Pinterest Shop is that, in addition to allowing you to get all your shopping done from the comfort of your couch, it

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From her heartwarming Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, to her bestselling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo has been making major waves in recent years, and for good reason. In a culture based on consumerism, Kondo’s philosophy, dubbed the KonMari Method, of simplifying, decluttering, and organizing our interiors to feel lighter and happier mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, has refreshed and inspired countless homes and the people that live in them. And her latest venture is likely to do the same. 

Kondo recently launched her very online own shop, KonMari, which features a ton of thoughtful items that are designed to enhance the home. That said, those who aren’t intimately familiar with

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Born in 1922, Richard Dorman was raised in Los Angeles and helped shape the architectural landscape of the city. Before he was an architect, Dorman fought in World War II as a pilot, flying 35 missions over the Pacific. After the war, Dorman used funds from the GI Bill to attend architecture school at the University of Southern California. 

Upon graduating from USC, Dorman was invited to work for Welton Becket and Associates where he was the assistant chief designer for five years before leaving to start his own architectural firm in 1956. Initially, the architect primarily designed industrial buildings, but he ultimately moved on to the commercial and residential designs for which he became most popular. 

Dorman was

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Featured: Twinkly App-Controlled Christmas Lights

Holiday decorations, with all of their warm, sparkly, twinkly goodness, really set the tone for the season. It’s tough to drive down a street full of stellar decorations and feel anything but joy, and the same goes for an interior awash in the warm glow of twinkle lights. 

Given that holiday decor is basically the reason for the season, it’s no surprise that they’ve been getting smarter and smarter. These days, you can find a number of high-tech decorations that elevate the seasonal vibes all the while making your life easier through simple set-ups and schedules. 

So, if you’re ready to make your holiday smarter and easier, then check out our favorite high-tech decorations on the market right

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Rather counterintuitively, Small Business Saturday was actually started by credit card company, American Express, 10 years ago, which offered small-business owners free online advertising during the holiday season. Despite its corporate origins, the mission has done a lot to bring awareness (and money) to the small businesses that are constantly trying to compete against monopolizing giants like Amazon. 

But shopping at a small business does more than help that business thrive; it promotes the entire local economy, keeping an average of $68 of every $100 spent in your community. So, if you want to help the little guys while cultivating community and boosting the local economy, put your holiday dollars to good use at the following businesses on November

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Rising to popularity in the early 20th century, bungalow-style homes are beloved for their simple, straightforward construction and breezy open floor plans. And while there are infinite ways to outfit an interior, if you’re lucky enough to call this historic architectural style home, then you might be looking for ways to decorate it that enhance its welcoming charm. 

The following tips are designed to maximize the style of a bungalow home and apply to a broad range of aesthetics, so they’re easy to incorporate no matter your unique design sensibility.  

 

Incorporate Light, Neutral Walls

Bungalow Architectural Interior Wall Colors
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The small size of bungalow homes means that busy wallpaper patterns and bright wall colors can quickly

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Bixby Knolls is an affluent Long Beach, California, neighborhood that draws many to its family-friendly feel, which is rich in historic architecture and charming shops and restaurants. 

Bixby Knolls was once 300,000 acres of land gifted to Spanish soldier Manuel Nieto in 1784. In the decades thereafter, the land was reduced by half due to Nieto's legal missteps with Mission San Gabriel friars. Several decades after Nieto died in 1804, the land was reduced further by the soldier’s heirs who divided it into six parts. One of those parts would become the land on which Rancho Los Cerritos was built, which cattle rancher John Temple purchased in 1843. 

Rancho Los Cerritos Ranch House Bixby Knolls
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Temple’s cattle business was

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Whether you start counting down in July or you’re a little more Grinch-like, there’s no denying that the holidays are fully upon us. In addition to festive parties and all of the winter cocktails you can drink, for most of us, the holidays also mean finding the perfect gifts for friends, family, and colleagues. And anyone who’s given a gift before knows that it’s no easy task. Fortunately, Pinterest made it way easier.

The company rounded up some of its top trending gifts that users have been searching for in recent months, and many of them are concentrated in the home—particularly when it comes to items that promote interior wellness and relaxation. Given how crazy the world can feel right now, it’s no surprise that people

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William Krisel is among the pioneering architects who helped define and drive affordable, modernist tract housing in Southern California. Born in Shanghai in 1924 to American parents who were working abroad for the U.S. State Department, Krisel drafted his first house at just 11 years old. Krisel’s father sent the drawing to an architect who said that Krisel had the talent to become an architect himself, which is exactly what he did. 

Krisel remained in China until he was 13 before moving back to the United States. When he was 18, Krisel was assigned as a Chinese interpreter during World War II. While in the Army, he spoke with other soldiers about their plans for after the war, which ultimately informed his architectural

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A holiday that revolves around appreciating your loved ones and eating all the food is our favorite kind of holiday. But all that food can weigh on us—literally and figuratively. That’s why there’s no better way to start your Thanksgiving celebrations than with a turkey trot, giving you a kickstart on burning off all those calories that you get to enjoy later. 

To make your hunt for a great trot easier, we rounded up the best of the best turkey trots across the country. Featuring everything from costume contests to dog runs to face painting, the following runs (or walks) will ensure you kick off the holiday festivities right. 

 

Orange County

Dana Point Turkey Trot

The Dana Point Turkey Trot has been going strong for

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