Entertaining & Holidays

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

A Holiday Gift Guide that promotes conscious, healthful, earth-friendly, and joyful living.

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Five Reasons to Tidy Up Before the Holiday

This post has been edited from the original which was published on December 15, 2016. We know how busy the weeks leading up to the holidays can be, but taking even a little time each day to clear clutter and tidy up your home will prove worthwhile. We find that tidying up before the holidays […]

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Our 2016 Gift Guide and Holiday Inspiration

  When giving a gift, we like to be sure our presents are earth-friendly, healthful, and won’t add to someone’s clutter. So in an effort not to burden people with more stuff, we lean towards gifts that are consumable, charitable, re-useable, experiential or inspirational. Here are a few of our favorites… Consumable: We love to make […]

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The Holiday Glow: Beautiful, Healthy Candles

In anticipation of the holidays, I decided to replenish my candle supply.  As often happens when I’m making purchases for my home, something that I think will take a couple clicks on Amazon and a few minutes turned into an hours-long project. Whenever I bring something new into my home, I always look to three […]

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Holiday Inspiration and Our Favorite Finds

Happy holidays!!! This season we want to share some our favorite posts and tidbits from our friends on the web and from our archives… Like this recipe from Pamela Salzman for delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. They’re the perfect gift for your neighbor, children’s teachers or any chocolate lover! And this Christmas playlist from Heather […]

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Anchor Your New Year’s Resolutions in Your Home

Your home can be the key to successfully manifesting your New Year’s resolutions… The beginning of the New Year is an excellent time to take inventory of your life. It is an opportunity to reflect on where you have been and get clear about where you want to go. Often we take this time to […]

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Preparing for the Holidays: Simplify Your Gift Giving

Giving gifts is one of the joys of the holiday season. And it feels great to make someone happy when you give a thoughtful, meaningful gift. Here are a few ideas to celebrate the season with gifts, while still keeping the excess to a minimum! 1) Instead of material gifts consider giving your time such […]

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The Simplicity of Not Planning Ahead

With the Holidays approaching I have been thinking, as I do each year, about how to keep it simple. Usually this thinking leads to planning and list-making. But this year seems to be an exception—I have been inclined to do nothing and find myself wondering how long this feeling will last. It’s clear to me […]

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Celebrating with Natural Sweets: The Halloween Edition

With Halloween around the corner, we thought we would (re)share some new and favorite resources for more healthful candy. Afterall, candy is a part of childhood and many of the upcoming holidays. At least, it certainly was in our household when we were kids (visits to the penny candy store in town were a favorite […]

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Celebrating with Natural Sweets: The Summer Edition

My sister and I grew up with big holiday celebrations. Both our parents really enjoyed making a fuss out of the holidays by decorating the house and cooking big meals. Part of the magic of these celebrations was the abundance of sweets—ice cream and popsicles on the Fourth of July, candy canes in Christmas stockings, […]

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