December 09, 2011

Christmas in the Living Room


Hello!  Happy Friday to you.  I hope you've had a wonderful week.  I thought I'd show you my living room today, since I finally got it all decorated for Christmas.  I went with kind of a natural look, using a neutral color palette of mostly ivory with touches of copper, yellow and green.


I tried to use items I already had when decorating my tree...a big copper star that I had gotten from Sundance a few years ago, which I love, love, love, along with some copper picture frame ornaments that I filled with old photos, wooden snowflakes, a few pear branches and a little of this and a little of that.


Now that I'm thinking about it, I did buy a few new things, some little wooden bird ornaments and these big wool felt snowflakes from West Elm.  Oh my, it was one of those things where the minute I saw them I had to get them...I hardly ever love anything that much.  I can't believe I'm so giddy over something so simple.


I decided to try making stockings this year.  I'm not much for sewing, but they turned out okay.  I used a natural-colored linen and then since I really like things with texture, I thought I'd add a faux fur cuff.  I designed it so that it I could take it off in case I get tired of it...might as well be versatile.  My son told me they make him think of a caveman, which I didn't really like hearing, so making the fur removable seems like it was a good decision on my part.


It's so hard taking photos of this room since it's so small and gets awful light.  Apparently, I was so focused on my bad light that I overlooked a few details.  As I was looking through my pictures, I noticed that I had this poinsettia turned in the direction where the dog took a bite out of the leaf...nice.  Actually, the whole plant probably has missing chunks like this since there were little pieces all around it when it was sitting on the floor.  By the way, I had to check and see if they're poisonous and it seems the answer is no.


Don't you love candy canes?  They're so yummy and Christmasy.  I've filled that bowl with them three times this week already.  It seems like every time someone walks past it they take one...including me :)


Well, that's my living room...thus far anyway.  I always feel the urge to change things, especially the mantle.  I really wanted to paint up a winter-themed picture, but well, you know how it is...there never seems to be enough time to do it all.

Hope you have a great weekend.  I'm doing something exciting today!  I'll tell you about it next week.  Here's a hint, okay?  It involves something cute and cuddly.  Any ideas?  :)

xo Tricia

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98 comments:

  1. Tricia your living room looks like a page out of a PB catalog! LOVE IT!! Martina

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  2. Absolutely beautiful!! Your photographs are so pretty. I also love that black cabinet piece.

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  3. Tricia your room looks just beautiful!!!

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  4. It's warm, cozy and gorgeous...just like I knew it would be! Christmas morning is going to be lovely in there ~

    can't wait to hear what you are doing today! xo
    Sarah

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  5. Your room is so pretty. It does look like apicture from P
    B catalog.

    Are you adopting a new puppy?

    Speaking of dogs eating strange things. MIne chewed up my babysitting check. Headed to the bank to see if they cash it.

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  6. Lovely post. Your tree is stunning! The stockings are adorable too. You have a great eye for the little details :)

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  7. oh tricia your living room is gorgeous. i want to sit in that chair covered up with the blanket and chat with you all afternoon. thanks for the tour.

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  8. beautiful scenario for your lovely bokeh pictures! gorgeous!

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  9. Oh, I'd always heard that poinsettias were poisonous. Perhaps I'm wrong. Your photos are always so magnificent!
    Brenda

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  10. Tricia I adore your holiday decor and color palette!!

    You reminded me to get the candy canes!! I love them in the white bowl!

    Still many surprises coming up in our amazing 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways!! The French Basketeer has a lovely offering right now!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  11. Tricia, I love it! Your photos are wonderful! I could sit right there in that comfy chair and take it all in!
    Maria

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  12. Your living room is just lovely! It looks so cozy and inviting, like a nice place to read a book.

    Your tree is beautiful, and I love how the dark wood of the wardrobe really stands out so nicely.

    Lately hubby has become sort of bah humbug when it comes to adding decorations, so a tree is all we have. But when I see photos like this I yearn for more than just the tree.

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  13. Beautiful as always...can't wait to hear your news, I think I know (hope I am right)

    Tiffany

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous.... Marry Christmas

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  15. love, love,LOVE it all! i have a hard time photographing mine too, but you did just fine!
    erin
    xxoo

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  16. Can you say Romantic Home? Honestly, submit it please (if it works that way). Absolutely amazing, love love love it!

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  17. I absolutely love the simplicity of your living room. Just beautiful.

    I had to laugh at your son's comment about the Christmas stockings. Kids say the darndest things!

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  18. Absolutely beautiful decoration, photos,living room, very elegant and warm home! I like it!

    Kisses and greetings from Croatia:)

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  19. very beautiful! i love the first one!

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  20. So beautiful Tricia! Your armoire is so amazing, it makes such a statement! Love your style! Your photography always is a joy to see, xoxo

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  21. Your living room is absolutely gorgeous and you take such beautiful pictures! Can you come and do my house?!? Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent. Lesa

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  22. Your living room is gorgeous!

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  23. Tricia, you living room is beautiful! I love the pinecones on the black cabinet! The copper star on your tree is gorgeous too!

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  24. Love the beautiful bokeh!

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  25. Every shot is Christmas card-worthy.

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  26. You are a fabulous decorator...and a fabulous photographer, Tricia! I would love to live in your beautiful space.

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  27. You truly win the award for simple elegance. You always present things so beautifully and capture your audience. (at least you sure capture me)

    Merry Christmas...early

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  28. Your home looks so warm and inviting! May I ask where you got your pom pom blanket?

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  29. Tricia, I think you're color choices are definitely my favorite!! So relaxing, warm and inviting!! Oh and by the way, I'm headed out to get some candy canes later today!!

    Thanks for the eye candy :)

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  30. Beautiful and tasteful! I love the images focused on the candy canes with the Christmas tree in the background.

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  31. Oh Tricia it is just so beautiful!! Your photos really capture the magic of Christmas! Your room is so pretty to start with and then you add in Christmas and it is just over the top wonderful!!

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  32. Tricia,
    Christmas in yout living room is perfect ! Very stylish , delicate with precise amount of decoration and great colors. I love your tree and your photographs are excellent. You have such an eye for detail and you definitely know how to make a statement .
    Enjoy a warm and gentle season !

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  33. It is all gorgeous, as usual! I love what you put on top of your armoire. I've struggled with how to style the top of mine, but now I'm on the hunt for a fabulous vintage basket =)

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  34. Sweet Tricia, every time I come here I feel like I say the same thing and truthfully I'm running out of compliments. Every picture you take tells a story, you are by far my photography hero and in this giant blog world that says a lot! Luv ya bunches...xo

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  35. Truly gorgeous, warm and welcoming, Love it all Hugs!

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  36. Tricia, you just amaze me...I love your work, keep it up girl! Your home, as usual, is wonderful and so festive...It has such a calming effect! Not cluttered, just simple and elegant. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Tricia, your photos are just amazing! And I always enjoy reading through your posts - you always make me laugh or smile about something! :) Those candy canes in the bowl look really yummy!!! :) Hugs & Happy Holidays to you!


    Hugs,
    Jessie

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  38. Ok I thought I was looking through Pottery Barn! Tricia it is gorgeous!!! Your home is so beautiful and so warm and welcoming and I love the stockings. :)
    I hope you are having a wonderful week.
    xoxo

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  39. Thank you for the tour of your living room - I savoured every photo! Your tree is gorgeous against that big beautiful window!

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  40. Everything looks gorgeous. Love your photos.

    Danielle

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  41. The natural look is my favorite. Your living room is comforting and peaceful...just what I love for christmas. I have never had poinsettas because I've always been told they are poisonous. I believe it is the seed part in the middle of the flower that is poisonous. I guess you will know if your puppy gets sick. Or I would call the vet to ask...just to be safe.

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  42. Beautiful photos as always! I love the simplicity of your home.

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  43. How festive! Your photos are beautiful! That fluffy throw with the ball fringe looks wonderful too. Looks like you're in full swing!

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  44. Sigh...it's perfection. Looks like a lovely place to relax. Your bokeh is great tool.

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  45. What a delightful and yummy Christmas photo shoot! I adore everything! Especially that bokeh ; )

    For so many years we were told Poinsettia's were poisonous, and now we find out they are not. Whats the deal? Nothing like keeping it real with a leaf half eaten by the dog! LOL!

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  46. oh wow what a beautiful space, love all the photos!

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  47. Tricia your room and dekoration looks just beutiful,so cozy and warm...kiss Nely!

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  48. Everything is absolutely gorgeous. Just beautiful.

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  49. So beautiful, I would love to be sitting in that chair, with a good book in hand, looking at that gorgeous tree!

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  50. Tricia - Just love your holiday living room! Everything looks so, wintery, soft and cozy. Your photos are lovely as always. Happy Weekend to you! :)

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  51. Love your tree, Tricia!

    Question though, is the rug in your living room from Pottery Barn?

    :)
    Sarah

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  52. Gorgeous!
    I love your wide shots, but you and your photography really shine in the details.

    Happy Weekend!
    XO,
    Anne

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  53. Very, very pretty. I love the simple elegance that you have created...lovely.

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  54. Beautiful!! I love how simple and gorgeous it is~xoxoxo

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  55. Oh I so enjoyed walking around your living room in pictures. It looks so warm and comfortable just like you. Hope you are enjoying your holidays and I am guessing the cute and cuddly is perhaps a new puppy or kitten or is it a new bathrobe and slippers??

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  56. Luv luv luv it, Tricia! Luv the simplicity! Luv the lightness! Luv that soft, cuddly looking throw! The entire room is absolutely gorgeous - as is your photography...as usual, sweetie! ♥

    xoxo laurie

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  57. Oh its always so gorgeous here Tricia,
    and such a peaceful atmosphere too!
    Love your decorating and I love candy canes..Im on the lookout for white ones!
    I bought them one year and I cant find any more like them!

    Deborah xoxoxo

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  58. Beautiful living room and fabulous photos!

    Have a great weekend!

    xo, abby

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  59. Your photos are outstanding! I just love your naturally simple elegant style. It's so warm and peaceful. Glad I found your blog. I'm following now. Stopped over from Funky Junk. I would love to invite you to share this at The Corson Cottage for our {Home for the Holidays} link party going on now ~ Carrie
    http://thecorsoncottage.blogspot.com/2011/12/home-for-holidays-link-party-features.html

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  60. Your room is so lovely, Tricia...I love everything about it! Your photos are really wonderful~ I love the candy canes shots especially! I am guessing a new puppy or kitten?

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  61. Soooo gorgeous Tricia! I love your beautiful room and photos!

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  62. Wow, Tricia, it's so warm and welcoming and elegant. I love the stockings! And your photos are beautiful. I wouldn't have noticed the poinsettia leaf. :)

    Look forward to your news!

    xo – g

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  63. Loving your simple style -- xoxo

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  64. Tricia, everything looks so very beautiful!
    I just love those white Christmas stockings.

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  65. Tricia, your living room is so calming and beautiful! I agree that your photos are so beautiful and the bokeh effect almost magical. I adore that black cabinet/armoire and every time I see it I wish I had painted the one in our family room black. Maybe I will have to find another good deal to paint and put the blue one in my hobby room/studio.

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  66. Your tree and whole room is stunning. Love the whites and added copper.

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  67. Beautiful, all of it! I really LOL with the "caveman" comment. It is still making me chuckle as I type this.
    Your room is so simple and peaceful, I really love it.

    ~Shanon

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  68. girl....your home looks beautiful.

    I'm so sorry that I haven't been around in a while.....
    I had some work done on my blog, and I lost many of the people's blogs on my sidebar when I moved them.

    I've added you back so that I can visit you more frequently!!!

    beautiful shots, Tricia!

    Hope you are having a Merry Christmas season!

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  69. Your living room is amazing. Love those white poinsettias. Just beautiful!

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  70. Gorgeous photos - like a memory album. Just beautiful and your living room is perfect - right down to the sweet dog-treats poinsettia leaves. I loved that and I too am thankful they are not poisonous! I wanted to buy the White Poinsettia's with the glitter on the leaves, but I think they were around $13 each...So I went with the classic Red for $7 each LOL...So we decorated with white, red and gold this year....Merry Holidays to you, and again, such beautiful photos! xo

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  71. Tricia your living room looks divine. I felt such a sense of peace and harmony looking at your photos.

    I'd love it if you could link this room up with my Simply Christmas Inspiration party at
    http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/12/inspiration-friday_09.html

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  72. Tricia,
    Your tree is stunning!
    Maybe it has something to do with a kitty?...

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  73. Your photos are simply beautiful!
    Silvia

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  74. Laura, the pom pom blanket is from Wisteria. I've had it for a few years though. Sarah, yes, the rug is from Pottery Barn :)

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  75. What a beautiful living room! Your photos are amazing. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  76. I love your tree. The lounge looks lovely. The photos are wonderful

    Kelly

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  77. So pretty. I really like the first candy cane picture. That's so funny about the caveman stockings. Man, he cracks me up...

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  78. Ciao Tricia, happy Monday!
    Wow, your living room is so welcoming and pretty, and your tree is stunning! :)
    I love your white poinsettia and the oh-so-festive candy canes.
    Your photos are always a delight!

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  79. Your living room is so cozy and festive looking. I love the snowflake ornaments and as always your photos are out of this world gorgeous.

    I'm the same way with candy canes. I swear I've already eaten a box or two all by myself.

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  80. Hey - I just answered your question over at my comments. :) Bad lighting my boot - your interior photos look fabulous! So cozy! Love love the Xmas lights bokeh and I love the canvas art on your mantle! All around simply beautiful. xo

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  81. Marilou12/12/2011

    Love you photos! Can you share with us the camera & lenses you use to create these fantastic photos. Which lens give you the beautiful blur effect in the background. I'm asking for a new camera for Christmas and would like to purchase the one the gets results like yours...many thanks,
    Marilou

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  82. Your Home always looks so Serene and Inviting... your Christmas decor is Beautiful and that Tree is Magazine Spread Worthy!!! Had to laugh about the dog and the Poinsettia, glad they're not poisonous... I have G-Kids that tend to take bites out of things. I have some faux Tarts on display in my front Kitchen Vignette... the 6 year old Grand-Daughter assumed they were real... and now there are tiny teethmarks in them! *LOL*

    Christmas Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  83. Tricia, your tree is beautiful and your living room is gorgeous. It's just how I pictured it would be. You always have a wonderful delicate touch that displays perfection. Beautiful!

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  84. Hi Marilou, I have a Canon Rebel T2i and the 18-55mm lens :)

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  85. Oh wow! It looks amazing. It makes me want to grab a good book and a comfy throw and curl up on that chair right by the tree. Well done!

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  86. Thanks so much for stopping by our home tour and for your kind comment. Merry Christmas!

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  87. Your living room is so beautifully decorated. I like your choice of copper for accents on the tree. I would not have thought of that color, but it looks great with the ivory and green. Love it!

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  88. again, such lovely photos! your living room is so serene and cozy and just simply beautiful!

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  89. I am so glad that I stopped by for a visit to your blog! You made me smile and laugh (the dog bite out of the poinsettia was perfect! Such a lovely site! I have just started blogging myself - such a new, fun adventure for me.

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  90. Hello sweet Tricia, I'm trying to get caught up on my favorite blogs. Haven't been in the blogging spirit lately, just the Christma spirit ;) LOVE the stockings you made. Way cute and love the comment from you son. Boys, they just don't get it do they? Hugs

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  91. Wow, I'm in love with how you decorate your home for the holidays! It's so beautiful!
    Your stockings turned out so cute. I thought of making my own this year but I chickened out.
    Have a great evening!
    hugs, Cheryl

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  92. oh your tree is just beautiful! Love this room!

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  93. HI Tricia,
    I think your photos, styling and words are some of the best out there..I am continually amazed by your blog and find such delight in seeing what you do! you have set a high bar for yourself...truly, your blog is a vision of lovliness!
    Xox

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