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"Reign" and "Romeo & Juliet"

I'm a sucker for stunning sets and elaborate costumes – especially when mixed with intrigue, romance, drama, and history. Last night I stumbled across the CW's new series Reign, which unravels the story of the young Mary, Queen of Scots. And then today, I found out that a new Romeo & Juliet is about to hit the big screen – based on an adaptation written by Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes. I can't wait for either of these! I need some historical costume dramas to keep me occupied until Downton Abbey hits the U.S. and Game of Thrones returns with its newest season. Enjoy the trailers!

REIGN - Trailer - Series Premiere October 17

ROMEO & JULIET - Official Trailer - In Theaters October 11

Which one will you be watching?

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DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

ICYMI: I gave up Cotton after deciding that after trying so many things, my two adopted cats Dahlia and Cotton were just never going to get along. Long story short: I missed her. And Cotton's back. And Dahlia's not going anywhere. My heart is big enough to keep trying. And my apartment is big enough that if I need to keep them separated long term (or permanently), it can be done.
I'm going to write-up a separate post about some of the solutions I've tried, how they worked, who they worked on, and what I'll be trying next. But in this post, I wanted to share the main 'piece de resistance' of having both cats in my apartment: an un-climbable, un-jumpable, see-through barrier to separate Cotton and Dahlia.

Penny's Apartment | Big Bang Theory

Aniela, a lovely reader from Germany, sent me an email requesting advice on recreating the style of Penny's apartment on Big Bang Theory. 

Aria's Room | Pretty Little Liars Decor

Welcome back for LU's 2nd room in the PLL series!  Today you're getting a glimpse into my favorite room on the show... Aria's room.  Aria Montgomery is the artistic, imaginative, bookworm of the bunch.  So it's no surprise that her room has an artsy, historic, romantic eclecticism atmosphere.  Plus, it's full of books.  My two words for Aria's attic space: Vintage Eclectic.  (Those happen to be my two favorite decorating words... so brace yourself for my soon-to-come swooning.)