Homey Haven: Our Guide For A Relaxing DIY Spa Day

Getting wrapped up in never-ending to-do lists and non-stop commitments can seem inevitable, but everyone needs a break from time to time. Yet we often treat relaxation as a luxury, never designating space in our schedule for “me time.”

As it turns out, this time is essential for optimizing overall health and wellbeing, as it allows us to maintain a clear sense of self. Without it, we can become cranky, resentful, and anxious, as our bodies suffer the toll of ongoing stress.

If you’re craving relaxation but can’t find the time to get out of the house, we’re here to help with some ways to transform your bathroom into a spa. We hope to elevate your mind, body, and soul into the state of relaxation you’ve been longing for, with a little something to delight each of your senses: Continue reading

A Guide to Grime: Spring Cleaning Tips for your Appliances

Ahh spring, how we’ve longed for your arrival through this cold and damp winter. With the winter wind on its way out, we’re looking forward to the warm weather, meals outside, and of course, some good old-fashioned spring cleaning to prep for the fun to come. Of all the essential tasks, cleaning your appliances is one of the most important, yet often the most overlooked.

 

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Small Space Solutions: Transform Your Sense of Storage

Just because you’re confined to a small space doesn’t mean you have to live a cramped life. Too often, people end up cluttering their home without considering minor changes to solve their problems. If you’re looking for functional ways to maximize your space, the two focal points for space-saving home design are versatility and organization.

In this blog, we get creative with space— giving you a few cool tips on how to totally transform your sense of storage. Continue reading

Cocoa Loco: Five Hot Chocolate Recipes We’re Crazy About!

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Winter is in full swing, and as the temperature drops, so does our patience for the cold. There are many things around the house we look to for warmth during these months: blankets, sweaters, soup, candles, sweatpants, a good fireplace fire, and of course, hot cocoa. Few can resist the traditional delicacy that is hot cocoa on a freezing February evening, and those who do are missing out. In this blog, we give you everything you need to add some sweet chocolatey heat to your home this winter. Continue reading

The Best-Kept Secret in Kitchen Design

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From millennials to urban dwellers to empty nesters, there is a growing trend toward rethinking home design. With “less is more” as a mantra, people everywhere are embracing a shift toward minimizing the space taken up by “things” to make more room for “life.” One of the most exciting and effective places we’re seeing this trend is in the kitchen.  Continue reading

Seven Recipes to Help Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions Intact

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Every January, 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. But as we get farther away from New Year’s Day, the shine of our goals can dull quickly. Entering the long months of winter, we crave comfort, and often go back to old habits that undercut our good intentions.

This year, the most popular Google search term for New Year’s resolutions was to “get healthy”. Eating healthy food should be at the top of any to-do list, and we’ve gone through our favorite recipes to find these delicious dishes that will keep you interested in eating well, and inspired to keep your wellness goals.

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Why Fresh Food Matters

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Thinking with Your Stomach

 When we hear the word addiction, we might think of alcohol or drugs, not food. Food sustains life, but it also holds the power to damage or control it. Many of us, whether we realize it or not, have our own food addictions. Sure, this can be beneficial if you crave a variety of fresh vegetables, and who doesn’t crave a juicy peach during the summer or a nice salad at least once a week? However, most Americans, even those with access to fresh food, don’t eat it.

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Simple Techniques to Help Reclaim Your Kitchen

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Your kitchen — it’s where your family gathers after a long day of work and school to be together, share a meal. Your kitchen is the warmest (and not to mention most delicious!) part of your home, where you cook your favorite foods for you and your family — sometimes even together. The kitchen — it’s definitely our favorite room in the house!

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