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How to Make a House a Home

When you move into a new place, you often consider essentials you’ll need — utensils, a couch, a lamp, etc. But what about the hidden essentials? I term ‘hidden essentials’ the little things that create homeliness. I came across this situation after I moved into my new duplex and couldn’t get myself to feel comfortable. […]

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Simple Pleasures: Digital Media Indulgence

Watching YouTube and reading blogs are probably my biggest guilty pleasures (right next to Netflix marathons). As much as I also love the outdoors, nature, hiking, and biking, there’s something special about sitting down in my living room and indulging in content created to inspire me. I think everyone has a similar guilty pleasure. When […]

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Working with What You Have

Over time, I feel like we’ve lost the almost effortless consideration of working with what we have. We’ve become accustomed to simply going and buying new. I say ‘we’ because this is something I’m trying to work on as well. Think you don’t fall into this trap? Here are a few common scenarios most people […]

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Easy Last Minute Gift Guide

I previously listed a few fun DIY projects for decorating this holiday. With certain events like Christmas literally just around the corner, I’m avoiding the shopping mall if I can! So what do you do for those last minute gifts? Here are a few ideas for easy yet desirable gifts you can put together without […]

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Protected: Twenty-Six and The Art of Patience

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5 Ways to Incorporate Functionality in a Small Kitchen

5 Ways to Incorporate Functionality in a Small Kitchen

The following is a guest post by Tali Wee of Zillow. Small kitchens don’t have to be organizational nightmares. Smart reconfiguring, innovating thinking and easy design updates remove clutter and turn small kitchens into functional and efficient cooking spaces. Less clutter also equates to less stress. A functional kitchen benefits both homeowners and potential homebuyers. […]

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Live Simply, Think Positive

From the very beginning, all beings are Buddha. – Zen Master Hakuin What were you like when you were a child? I read this quote today and it struck a chord in me, because I’ve been trying to ease my negative thoughts lately. Zen Master Hakuin reminded me that I’ve already been peaceful, I just […]

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How to Snack Healthier

There are many benefits to healthy snacking. It prevents you from reaching that point of hunger where you end up making bad decisions. It also prevents you from having snacks with high sugar or fat content. Here’s what I do in my attempts to snack healthy: Fill your kitchen with fresh produce. Snacking is healthiest […]

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Protected: Seattle and the Art of Acceptance

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Simple Pleasures: How to Write for Recreation

Writing serves as an outlet, and you may be surprised how much weight it lifts off of your shoulders. Writing isn’t just for someone who wants to publish a novel — it’s a form of recreation. Some people even write daily, first thing in the morning or right before bed. If you’re feeling busy or […]

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