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Ever since the Game of Thrones finale, Aron and I have felt a bit lost. What television shows should we be looking forward to?

First off, I would have never expected to be a fan of that show. Dynastic period piece? Okay. But Sci-fi? Fantasy? No, not usually my thing. “Oh, so she just hopped on her dragon child to get away?” That sort of thing usually drivers me crazy! But now I’m finding myself envying a friend who just started the series: part of me secretly wants to just re-watch the whole thing, too… that’s how much I came to love it!

Lately the election coverage has been too compelling (mostly in that train-wreck sense, but occasionally for incredible moments like this). Stranger than fiction, one might say. I can’t seem to turn myself away from comedic commentary by the likes of Samanta Bee, Stephen Colbert, and John Oliver.

But sometimes I feel over-saturated: House of Cards—we’re catching up on the last season—actually hits too close.

We’ve got other favorites to catch up on: The Americans, Orange is the New Black, Girls, Orphan Black, the second season of Catastrophe… and, for me, some episodes of Scandal, Mindy’s Project, and Grey’s Anatomy I’ve missed… but what are you watching? New stuff? Old stuff? I wouldn’t mind some romance. Some comedy. Some Tami Taylor/Rayna James. I mean, where is Lady Grantham when you need her? But psychopaths and meth-making-teachers are sometimes okay, too.

What TV shows are you watching? What should I be?

P.S. Ben or Noel?

[Photo of Winona Ryder in Reality Bites, Universal Pictures 1994]

In Season: Grilled Melon, Prosciutto, and Burrata Pizza

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by Katie Morris of Katie at the Kitchen Door

Melon can be a tricky ingredient: if underripe, you’ll find it sitting by itself in a mostly empty bowl of fruit salad, the berries and oranges and other good things all picked out. But when it’s ripe and in season? Melon can be incredible—sweet and fragrant and juicy in the best way. It’s not a very common recipe ingredient, but melon, prosciutto, and mozzarella are classic Italian companions, and for good reason. The salty prosciutto, creamy mozzarella, and sweet melon play off each other beautifully.

Here, I’ve taken the combination and turned it into a grilled pizza, complete with a light alfredo sauce and a generous amount of burrata cheese piled on top. In fact, I’ve grilled the melon, too—making it even juicier and sweeter than it already was. Not essential, of course, but if you’ve already got the grill fired up, why not?

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A Modern Eclectic Bedroom

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by Anna Smith of Annabode + Co.

One problem my clients are always struggling with is how to infuse uniqueness and personality into a newly built home. (Especially in Denver, where cookie-cutter developments are popping up by the minute!) I recently tackled a space that didn’t have very much “visual interest” on its own. My client Gina, a young mom of two, had moved into a new build somewhat recently. She had been slowly replacing the basic, builder-grade fixtures with ones more to her (excellent) taste, but was stumped when it came to the master bedroom. Her style definitely leans bohemian/eclectic, and the bedroom wasn’t reflecting that…

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