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The Best Sun Hats for Summer 2022

The Best Sun Hats for Summer 2022

Summer is around the corner and you know what that means? It’s time to update your sun hat. My favorite summer accessory, hats are an easy way to ramp up your warm weather style. They also give your skin an extra layer of protection. So, whether you prefer a fedora or...

Kitchen Design Inspiration in 2022

Kitchen Design Inspiration in 2022

The latest kitchen design trends prove how our priorities have shifted. The focus is on creating spaces that are less fussy and more easygoing. Vintage elements oozing of character and nostalgia are everywhere. And repurposing and sustainability are very much a part...

3 Steps to Improve Your Well-Being in 2022

3 Steps to Improve Your Well-Being in 2022

The last two years brought to the forefront some valuable lessons. We’ve learned which things we need, which we can live without, and how precious our health and well-being is. The pandemic and social divisiveness has caused heightened stress, anxiety and depression....

The Clean Fragrance Brand I Love and Trust

The Clean Fragrance Brand I Love and Trust

Perfume can be an enticing sensory soother. But, it's important to be selective as every product we lather onto our skin absorbs into our bloodstream. Synthetic fragrances can harm our health. That's why choosing a clean fragrance brand is essential. I wore synthetic...

How to Hone Your Personal Style

How to Hone Your Personal Style

After 50+ trips around the sun, I’ve cornered the market on casual. I wore my fair share of LBD's back in the day. But, my new version of LBD is laid back and done. I've honed a personal style that's a true reflection of me. And you can, too. There are times when I...

Mood Boosting Adaptogens You Need in Your Life

Mood Boosting Adaptogens You Need in Your Life

If you feel like stress and anxiety is becoming more difficult to manage, you're not alone. We've been pummeled with stressors over the last few years. We're long overdue for a dose of calm. Allow me to introduce you to the calming regimen that lowered my inflammation...

Casual Outfits for Laid-Back Lifestyles

Casual Outfits for Laid-Back Lifestyles

Too many choices overwhelm me, so I keep my wardrobe as effortless as possible. And at this phase of life I have no desire to sacrifice comfort for style. Classic staples paired with unique accessories are music to my ears. There's an art to coordinating casual...

The Pandemic Habits I Plan to Keep

The Pandemic Habits I Plan to Keep

A majority of people are biting at the chomp to return to their pre-pandemic lives. I'm a little more slow-go. As I reflect on the last two years, I realize the pandemic habits I felt forced to create have helped build a better me than I was before. For starters, I...

Tell Your Story with a Creative Gallery Wall

Tell Your Story with a Creative Gallery Wall

Gallery walls chock full of personal photos make me happy. A collage of framed photos, kids' art, or pages from a favorite book injects nostalgia into a space. What better way to tell your story? If you want to create one of your own, here's some gallery wall...

5 Tips to Balance the Energy of Your Home

5 Tips to Balance the Energy of Your Home

The word Feng means wind and Shui means water. Wind and water are holistically associated with good health. Feng Shui came to mean good fortune.Balancing good fortune within your home can be a comprehensive process. But, we're not digging that deep today. We're going...

How to Create Peace Within Your Home

How to Create Peace Within Your Home

Creating a peaceful home requires an innovative imagination and simple daily upkeep. I tidy and clean a few minutes every day. I take notice of the energy within each room. If there is a negative shift, I find ways to course correct. That often means tweaking decor...

How to Smudge with Palo Santo and Sage

How to Smudge with Palo Santo and Sage

The ancient tradition of energy cleansing is on the rise. Many newcomers to smudging with Palo Santo are adding it to their wellness regimen. I've been an enthusiastic believer in its creative magic for years. If you're curious about how to refresh your home with Palo...