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The Best Sun Hats for Summer Style

The Best Sun Hats for Summer Style

My favorite summer accessory, hats are an easy way to ramp up our warm weather style. They also give our skin an extra layer of protection. Whether you prefer a fedora or trucker, these sassy sun hats provide the perfect summer style inspiration.I spent years on the...

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. Sustainability and repurposing are very much a part of...

DIY Candles Kits Anyone Can Make

DIY Candles Kits Anyone Can Make

Few things soothe our senses like the calming glow and unique aroma of our favorite candles. I have candles in every room of our home. I light them when I'm overstimulated and need to channel calm. If candles are a part of your daily soothing ritual, you're going to...

How to Choose a Natural Fiber Rug

How to Choose a Natural Fiber Rug

Natural fiber rugs provide a warm, earthy texture that lend a relaxed and easy vibe. They're eco-friendly and their durability makes them a practical choice, too. The most popular types of natural fiber rugs are  seagrass, sisal and jute. I’ve owned all three and...

How to Cope with Stress by Soothing Your Senses

How to Cope with Stress by Soothing Your Senses

Heightened stress and anxiety are mainstream these days. We're all feeling it. I have a tendency to lash out under stress. It isn’t pretty. So, my therapist showed me a unique technique called Surfing the Moment. It helps interrupt negative thoughts and diffuse...

3 Steps to Improve Your Well-Being

3 Steps to Improve Your Well-Being

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....

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 a Peaceful Home

How to Create a Peaceful 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 Increase Closeness When You’re Lonely

How to Increase Closeness When You’re Lonely

Our lives have become consumed with protecting ourselves. Connecting with others and cultivating meaningful relationships has fallen through the cracks. Loneliness is an epidemic. And many of us are wondering how to increase closeness and rebuild our connections.I...

The Best Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

The Best Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

I’ve read a lot about the toxic effects of mainstream cleaning products. This prompted my search for the best non-toxic cleaning products to use in our home. And I found a line of products that are the perfect healthy home swaps.Have you heard of endocrine disruptors?...

Organization Inspiration for High Traffic Areas

Organization Inspiration for High Traffic Areas

There are so many moving parts to life. It’s easy to become disorganized in the hustle. If you dislike organizing, but crave an organized home, this organization inspiration is for you.I’ve had an unnatural knack for organizing since I was a kid. If I’m being honest,...

Relaxed and Casual Dining Room Inspiration

Relaxed and Casual Dining Room Inspiration

Do you have a formal dining room? If so, how often do you use it? Most formal dining rooms gather dust 363 days a year. Trends show builders are omitting dining rooms altogether. Coordinating dining spaces within great rooms is the way to go. But, if you already have...