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Home decor trends that we are loving for fall 2017 from $30

Fall is in full swing and as the days get shorter and cooler, one of the greatest parts of fall is cozying up our spaces to make them warm and inviting. In addition, it’s also a time of transition and preparation for the season of guests and holiday events…

via Home decor trends that we are loving for fall 2017 from $30 — 9to5Toys

MotoDoffo Vintage Motorcycle Collection Returns to Long Beach International Motorcycle Show

Something for our friends who love cruising down our Coast Highway on a motorcycle..

The MotoDoffo Vintage Motorcycle Collection is making its return to the Long Beach Motorcycle Show, with a whole new lineup of rare and vintage motorbikes.

Read more via MotoDoffo Vintage Motorcycle Collection Returns to Long Beach International Motorcycle Show — Motor Sports Newswire

Crystal Cove State Park

Last spring I visited my brother and his family while they stayed at Crystal Cove, near Newport Beach. This is the view from their little house on the hill, looking down a rather nice bit of California coast. Crystal Cove State Park includes a couple miles of Pacific Ocean coastline…

Read more via November 11, 2017 — One California Girl

15 Cheap Getaways to Take Over Thanksgiving

Most people associate Thanksgiving travel with stressful journeys to the airport or long, tiresome car rides. And part of that may be related to the family component. By making your Thanksgiving travel more a vacation, however, you can make the long weekend more fun and stress-free…

via 15 Cheap Getaways to Take Over Thanksgiving — TIME

The Number of Homeless Veterans Is Down 40% Since 2011

Efforts to fight homelessness among the veteran community appear to be paying off: The number of homeless veterans was down 40% in 2016 from five years ago, according to the most recent data from Housing and Urban Development. As of January 2016, 39,471 veterans are still homeless. Of these, 13,067 homeless veterans are also unsheltered…

via The Number of Homeless Veterans Is Down 40% Since 2011 — TIME

Here’s a list of free meals available for service men and women on Veteran’s Day

November 11th is Veteran’s Day and if you or someone you know has served or is actively serving in the military there are many free offers available to show our appreciation. Below is a link to the best free deals on food, beverages and more we could find…

via Here’s a list of free meals available for service men and women on Veteran’s Day — 9to5Toys

‘I Love Every Song’: Celebrities React to Taylor Swift’s New Album Reputation

Following the release of Reputation at midnight on Friday, even Taylor Swift’s famous fans were abuzz with excitement over her new album. A number of notable Swifties — including rapper and Broadway star Todrick Hall, model Martha Hunt and HAIM band member Alana Haim — quickly took to Twitter and Instagram to praise the new album…

via ‘I Love Every Song’: Celebrities React to Taylor Swift’s New Album Reputation — TIME