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flower arrangements made simple

Posted by Paul Maney on

flower arrangements made simple

Fresh flowers are a game-changer! They lift your mood, add instant warmth, bring beauty and color to your home, smell lovely, and can be really inexpensive (or free if you are able to walk outside and clip some from your yard!).  Most grocery stores have "value" flower bunches for about $4-$5, and I frequently grab a bunch or two when I am grocery shopping. Styling your flowers doesn't have to be elaborate or difficult. In fact, I am a fan of a more "organic" look when it comes to flower arrangements around the house. This takes the pressure off of trying...

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on a clutter free home

Posted by Sarah Maney on

on a clutter free home

One of my beliefs is that a clutter free house creates a warm, productive, and peaceful home. A space (be it a house or an office, etc) that is filled with clutter produces anxiety, depression, and stress. Clutter can take the form of stacks of papers or overflowing kitchen cabinets or too many tchotchkes on a surface or even an inbox full of messages.  A clutter free home or work space lifts the mood, creates a sense of pride in your space, and also makes you want to be in your home.  Decluttering can truly take your house to a...

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10 ways to create a warm and inviting home

Posted by Sarah Maney on

10 ways to create a warm and inviting home

We often get comments about how our home feels...peaceful, relaxing, warm. I wanted to share a few ways to use your décor to help create that same feeling in your home. (Most products seen in these photos can be found in our store.) Layers. By layering your décor pieces, you create interest and dimension. Hang a boxwood wreath on top of a mirror or old window. Use old books to set a candle and bell jar or cloche on.  Use different materials. Place a wood lantern next to something metal. Use a shiny object with wood or “earthy” elements such as...

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