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With a childlike whimsy

LOS ANGELES - Married eight years, the couple work together as the creative agency NONdesigns and live in the Dorland house, a two-bedroom, one-bath house designed by Lloyd Wright that they purchased in 2013.

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The kitschiest attractions in the US

Over-the-top luxury and adventure are what most folks lust over when it comes to travel. And we don't blame you - you work hard for those vacation days and deserve a little pampering, after all. Still, while those top-notch, elegantly executed experiences are certainly satisfying, it's sometimes the quirky attractions that are the most memorable (think gimmicky Dollywood over glamorous Hollywood). For those with a little sense of humor, we rounded up 10 of the country's kitschiest and coolest attractions that are worth a detour. Say cheese.

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Style at Home: Nostalgia is hot for fall centerpieces

There is something so nostalgic about fall for me. Maybe it comes from growing up in a small, Midwestern river town, where the trees turned spectacular shades of scarlet, amber and orange. Where apple orchards were bursting with juicy fruit ready for a snack or pie. Or maybe it was the excitement of football game days in our small college town. Fall just feels like home, familiar and friendly.

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8 great contemporary toiles

Toile de Jouy is named after the French town of Jouy-en-Josas, where it got its start in the 18th century. That explains all those pastoral scenes peopled by farmers in Colonial-era garb. Yet these toile designs also telegraphed the news of the world, whether it be balloon voyages, the American victory in a revolutionary war or the toppling of a king. You can still buy those designs as wallpaper or fabric.

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Rooftop gardens grow fierce

WICHITA, Kan. - More than a decade after people first moved into the lofts at Grant Telegraph in Old Town, their rooftop gardens are starting to draw eyes upward to leafy lushness.

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Wildflowers after wildfires

After a devastating wildfire, nature regenerates the wilderness and covers burn scars with wildflowers in Green Valley Lake, CA.
Debbie Arrington The Sacramento Bee
Wildflowers after wildfires 2:25

Wildflowers after wildfires

An arboretum full of stories with superintendent emeritus Warren Roberts 1:24

An arboretum full of stories with superintendent emeritus Warren Roberts

See daylilies by the thousands at Amador Flower Farm 1:24

See daylilies by the thousands at Amador Flower Farm

Hot tips to help your plants beat the Sacramento heat 3:08

Hot tips to help your plants beat the Sacramento heat