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Home Feng Shui to Improve Energy Flow in the Kitchen

Clearing clutter is the best antidepressant there is. This is because stale, stagnant air that usually sticks to untouched, unmoved junk in the home often makes the surrounding chi heavy, creating vibrations that make you feel depressed. Each time I meet someone assailed by the blues who seems set on a downward spiral of depression, [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|home & garden|0 Comments

Holiday Hosting and Home Hacks with Molly Sims

  Everyday Chic Author Molly Sims. Photo by Amy Neusinger.  In her book, Everyday Chic, Molly Sims offers pages of helpful suggestions for stress-free parties and having more ease and organization at home. She says this about drinks, “Always have a signature bevvie. It’s fun and festive and adds a little personality to [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|home & garden|0 Comments

Earth Day tips for Water Saving Garden Design

      On Earth Day and beyond, implement some the following landscape tips for water saving garden design.   1. Be conscientious with your sprinklers: Staying on top of your irrigation is always important, but it’s crucial in a drought. Overwatering is unnecessary, and easy to avoid. 30% of the average American family’s water [...]

By | April 23rd, 2017|home & garden|0 Comments

What the Trees Teach Me: Spring, Maple Trees, and Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup Photo by Susan Currie “Each beginning is the end of a waiting. We are each given exactly one chance to be. Each of us is both impossible and inevitable. Every replete tree was first a seed that waited.” --Hope Jahren, Lab Girl When I need to recover my sanity or steady [...]

By | April 9th, 2017|home & garden|0 Comments

Lessons from the Tiny House Movement: An Interview with Tiny House Nation Co-Host Zack Giffin

If you’ve ever dreamed of downsizing, choosing what is most essential, or living a more mobile lifestyle; if you’ve imagined yourself as a minimalist, or looked for ideas to increase the efficiency or creativity of your space, you may be following the tiny house movement. The categorization of a tiny home varies a bit based [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|home & garden|0 Comments

Create Space at Home for Happy Holidays

Photo of Karen Klein and Stanley Weiser's home by Jeff Skeirik (Rawtographer). Design and Build by Bob Ramirez and Interior Design by Lorri Kline No time of the year brings about more mixed emotions than the holiday season. How are we supposed to feel? We look forward to the holidays, we can’t wait [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|home & garden|0 Comments