Now, don't get me wrong. I can cut a rug to "The Monster Mash" with the best of them, but there are so many creepy, dark, and spooky songs out there that it seems a shame not to bring some new tunes into the fold.
Reading a book on meditation this week that suggested I invest in a dedicated quiet space in my home. What?? Is this guy crazy? I live in 600 square feet!, I thought to myself, and what house with two toddlers has any kind of quiet space, anyway? Wait. He might be onto something after all...
Being the cool, conscious people that they are, my parents recently installed a solar panel system on our Oregon farm (that's the barn you're looking at). They tell me about it all the time so now I'm telling you. Curious how solar panels pan out in real life? Here's the scoop.
Most moving-in checklists are full of practical items for your new home like lightbulbs and cleaning supplies, but today let's discuss the things you need to feel settled in a new place. Things like thrift shops, Mexican grocery stores, and pizza delivery.
Maybe it's because I spend nearly 100% of my time combing through images of the world's most beautiful interiors, but it's sometimes hard to pinpoint the difference between stuff I like the look of, and the look I'd like to add to my own space. If you have similar problems, check out these ideas to help you sift through all the ideas out there — and continue zeroing in on a style that's true to you.
I've always been restless. I'm also an introvert, and the world tends to be incredibly loud, energy-sapping and overwhelming for me. What keeps me from impulsively tossing away everything and becoming a hermit somewhere is surprisingly simple: my home. No matter what seems to be ailing me, home always seems to have a way to help. And I bet I'm not alone.
For those in-charge, always-organized holiday pros already far into holiday planning, this post isn't for you. For the rest of us who just recently noticed it's already the the middle of October, you might find these four get-ahead-holiday things to tackle right now helpful!
Whatever your passion in life is — scuba diving, home decorating, anthropology or something else — there are certain steps you can do to make finding and following your passions more attainable. Things that will give you more time for your hobbies and interests, as well as make sure that you have the energy to enjoy them! And you know what? We think there are a few key ways your home can help you in your passionate pursuits.
Wanna have a great day today and every day? Get a great start. It's easy to set a positive and productive tone if you do (or avoid doing) some key things first thing in the morning. C'mon, it only takes 10 minutes.