Midsummer Hygge Helps You Keep Your Cool

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Vacations are winding down and everyone is returning home for the last few weeks of Summer.  Step back and relax with easy midsummer hygge essentials that will carry you well into September.  The Scandanavian way of life promotes simplicity, gatherings, and inviting Mother Nature inside. Midsummer Hygge: Organization Tips Take a look at our article on minimalism and you will […]

Macarons Will Sweeten Up Your Next Big Event

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These sandwich cookies have a delicate exterior and a soft interior. If you’re looking to spice up your next big gathering, macarons are the way to go. They come in a wide array of colors and flavors, and sometimes they’re almost too pretty to eat. These cookies bought fresh from a bakery can cost you a pretty penny, so today […]

Outdoor Tablescapes For Fall Entertaining

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Capture the remaining warmth of the year by hosting a dinner party in the sunshine.  Our favorite outdoor tablescapes for Fall take advantage of the rich and vibrant colors of Mother Nature.  Most families have Thanksgiving dinner earlier in the day; why not take advantage of the fact that it’s the warmest time to be outside?  This also makes cleanup […]

Virgo: The Devil is in the Details

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Hey baby, what’s your sign? We’re enthralled with the hidden art of astrology and how the stars align with personalities. Just for fun, we’ve put together a reference guide for adding decor that is personal to each sun sign. Since this is the month of Virgo, we’ll focus on the details that make their homes perfect and serene. If this […]

Spring Hygge Decor in 5 Cozy Steps

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Did you fall in love with the warmth of Hygge last season?  Keep the coziness going with some of our favorite Spring Hygge decor tips. The Danish concept of comfort goes beyond hot cocoa and fuzzy blankets.   It’s actually more about camaraderie and teamwork.  When the weather is terrible, Danes have mastered the way to make the best of it.  Pulling family and friends […]