Handmade Christmas: Crafts + Recipes to Brighten The Holidays

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Time to step back if you’re already reaching consumer saturation with Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. There’s nothing that brings joy quite like a handmade Christmas. Add a little time for a decorative craft or new recipe and watch your spirits soar. Handmade Christmas Wreath Our first craft brings a little Christmas hygge into effect. Grab some greenery from […]

Home Office Essentials For Today’s Modern Living

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Who uses formal dining rooms and formal living rooms anymore? Of all the spaces we create in our living environment, a home office is probably one of the most useful. Whether you dedicate an entire room or carve out a corner, create a place that will keep your busy life organized. Home Office Creativity You dont have to be all […]

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 […]

Color Blocking Decor For The Modern Home

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Time to pair things down and be more thoughtful with your decorating style. Implementing color blocking decor takes a certain level of restraint and an artful eye. Take a cue from fashion and incorporate this style into your home by pairing a few solid hues to create a cohesive look. You can play with minimalism or maximalism to get the […]

Winter Hygge: 6 Tips to Help You Settle into The New Year

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Off like a shot! The New Year started with a bang and you might need a little Winter Hygge in your life to help slow it down. Slow and steady wins the race so consider the benefits of pacing yourself. These easy tips will help you ease back into things without losing your momentum. 1. Cozy Up to Winter Hygge […]

DIY Christmas Gifts You Might Actually Do. Yourself.

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Don’t you feel like a lovely handmade gift is wonderful?  We have a soft spot in our hearts for DIY Christmas gifts that are made with that special ingredient – love. Make a batch at home and give them to neighbors, hosts, and colleagues.  A terrific DIY can be as easy as a couple of pieces of felt and some faux […]

Fire Element: Ignite Your Passion

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Welcome back to a fresh installment of the five elements of Feng Shui. This month, we will look at the bright, bold and happy energy of the Feng Shui fire element. The fire element contains the energy of a bright sunny day, glad tidings, and gratifying achievements. This element brings the energy of strong sexual desire, passion, and romance wherever […]

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 […]

Fall Hygge: Settle Down Into a Healthy Lifestyle

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Ahh, Fall.  Cool enough to hunker down with a good book; warm enough to enjoy the great outdoors.  This season, our Fall Hygge guide focuses on enjoying the best of both.  Try our yummy (low-glycemic) recipes and add natural decor touches to your home.  Treat yourself to a spa night, or simply take it easy in the morning.  Hygge is […]

Wood Element Personal Growth With Feng Shui

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Never change! But if you’re looking for a little personal growth, the wood element can certainly help. This is one of the 5 Feng Shui elements that can contribute to the energy in your home. Learn how to incorporate some upward momentum into your environment with these easy tips. Wood Element Energy To channel this energy properly, think of your […]

Linen Bedding Basics: Learn About the Quality of Flax

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Time to hunker down and get cozy in your bedroom retreat!  We’ve been investigating the staying power of quality linen bedding this month.  Soft and durable, a little investment in a proper sheet set can be passed down to future generations.  Learn more about 100% flax weaves and the benefits of natural fibers.  Linen helps you stay cool in the […]

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 […]