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My name is Alicia Bien and I'm the New House Girl. I blog about fixing up our new house in Los Angeles, adopting a cat and negotiating life in the married lane. Thanks for checking out my sunny, funny Blog!
My name is Alicia Bien and I'm the New House Girl. I blog about fixing up our new house in Los Angeles, adopting a cat and negotiating life in the married lane. Thanks for checking out my sunny, funny Blog!

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Hayrides: One of the Best Things of Life
Sunshine, walking, love: some of the best things in life are free. A new roof, new flooring, and new windows throughout The House: some of the other best things in life are super expensive. I should know: we've spent the past two months getting a new roof, ...

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Doing the Bourbon Trail
“How do you want your Bourbon?” “Straight up.” “Girl, you know what you’re doing?” “Oh. Yes.” As most of the planet knows, I’m a wine drinker—through and through. I could drink—and have drunk—wine morning, noon, and night. But I am not an I-drink-wine-only ...

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Italian Recipe--that's NOT Pasta
When talking about food, say the word "Italian", and everyone thinks pizza, pasta or pizza-pasta-presto! But after spending the summer cooking and baking countless recipes from the Italian cook book-- Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan-...

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The Big Giveaway
They say it's better to give than to receive. And lately we've been giving a lot of... Tomatoes! This year our little,  uber fertile garden patch has produced a bumper crop of tomatoes that has been delicious and worth sharing. We've got tomatoes up to our ...

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Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?--The Contractor Episode
I need you. I love you. I'll do anything you want.  There are no words sweeter to the ear. And lately I've been hearing them a lot. It started with Mr. Wonderful whispering them to me, which is a good thing because I'm still crazy about him. So I'm glad he ...

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Italian Food--Eat Your Heart Out
It's the heart of summer. It's triple-digit hot. So of course it's time to cook Italian food over the stove. After the trip of a lifetime to Italy this spring , I promised to cook Italian this summer. I decided to learn to cook from the best, Marcela Hazan,...

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Thanks for the Memories
The sun is shining, the pool water is 78 degrees, and there aren’t any home improvement projects on the horizon. Ahhh. Finally a relaxing day in our suburban California paradise. Here I come pool! What, I thought, could spoil this idyll?  “You should replac...

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Yankee Doodle Dandy Easy Pasta Sauce
Happy Fourth of July! The day we celebrate all-American things like independence, fireworks, barbecues, and ... pasta? Yes, in my Summer of Italian... Food Porn, even the most American of holidays has an Italian food connection. And of course it's pasta. In...

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My Summer of Italian... Food Porn
I went to Italy. I saw Italy. My tastebuds were conquered by Italy. After a fantastic writer's residency at Tuscany's Lemon Tree House  and a fun-filled family vacation in Italy, my body may be back in Southern California, but my taste buds aren't. To stay ...

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Mr. Wonderful Leaves
I can't believe it happened. I didn't see it coming. Mr. Wonderful has disappeared. At first the home repairs slowed. Then the trips to the home improvement store stopped. Now he's left the building entirely. Why? Because he's outside playing with our daugh...
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