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Marrying Two Different Styles Under One Roof

It can be challenging to marry two different decorating styles under one roof when you and your spouse or partner have dissimilar taste. But in our experience, it’s worth the effort to decorate together. In the long run, allowing one person’s style to take over doesn’t serve the individuals or the relationship. Finding the balance—where […]

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Change Your View

Often when we are having difficulty solving a problem it helps to have a new perspective. When we look at the issue from a different vantage point we can easily see solutions that we may not have seen before—or at least perceive the situation differently which can change our whole attitude. Addressing the various views […]

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Slowing Down With Our Children

I have noticed how easy it is to constantly rush my children. I’ve also realized how unfair, and probably unhealthy, it is to expect my children to live life at my pace. Children move at a different speed. A speed that I should probably try! Recently, I have made a conscious effort to slow down […]

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More Stuff Doesn’t Equal More Happiness

A few months ago, I was fortunate to see a screening of a wonderful documentary, HAPPY. The HAPPY movie is a powerful exploration of what really makes people happy and some of the answers are surprising. If you read my sister’s and my blog, Inspired Everyday Living, you know we are big proponents of living […]

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The Joy of All Natural Cleaning Products

Next time you walk into a room that has recently been cleaned with conventional cleaning products notice how your body reacts. If you take a deep breath do you cough or sneeze? Does the room smell fresh or does it smell more like chemicals? Although for years we associated that chemical smell with cleanliness, once […]

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Tips for a Healthy Office

We rarely think about decorating or enhancing our workplaces, but consider the amount of time you spend in your office. The following tips will help you create a healthy, inspirational workspace. 1) Choose an ergonomic office chair that supports your back and encourages good posture. Make sure your desk and keyboard are at comfortable heights […]

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Live With What You Love

One of the most effective things you can do to create a home that nourishes and inspires you is to live with things you love. This may sound obvious, but when you take a close look around your home, you might be surprised to find that you’re living with things that bring your energy down […]

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Finding Balance by Managing Your Time

How to avoid over-committing, over-scheduling, and a lot of stress! The anxiety of always feeling like there is too much to do and too little time seems to be common among of my friends. How often do you hear people say “I’m going to squeeze in a lunch,” or “I’ll try to fit you in,” […]

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Saying “No” to Being Busy

“It is not enough if you are busy. The question is, “What are you busy about?” -Henry David Thoreau Everyone I know these days is really “busy.” I would bet that nine times out of ten if you ask someone “how are you?” the response will be “busy.” “I am well, thank you” or “doing […]

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Changing Habits That Create Clutter

Learning how to get rid of and organize our clutter is useful, but clutter is really just a symptom, rather than the root, of the problem. The real issue is how to stop the pattern of accumulating clutter in the first place! As long as we have too many things in our lives we will […]

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