got water?…
get ready for World Water Day!


World Water Day is coming up, so we thought it was time to look at simple ways to save water, without giving up great style! Saving water helps preserve a vital natural resource, conserves energy, and helps protect our waterways as well. And it doesn’t require an all-or-nothing approach;little things can have big impact. Small, every day choices can change the world for the better.  Continue reading

the nose knows…
the scent of your home

It’s that time of year. The house has been closed up because of the weather, and you’ve alternated between having a house full of extra people, or there being no one home. It happens in winter, and it can happen in summer as well. Either way, that stale house smell takes over.

It’s no secret that scents affect everything from our moods to our energy levels, and even the way we think. It’s easy to incorporate scented candles into your décor to freshen up your home. Or even grow some aromatic herbs to bring in the scent of a springtime garden. What are the scents you want in your home and why? Continue reading

the compost files…
gardener’s gold


Composting is one of the fastest, greenest ways of dealing with kitchen, garden, and yard scraps and trimmings. Instead of throwing all those little green bits away, they’re transformed into something incredibly useful and healthy. Composting is easy, even in smaller spaces, and you can make it a DIY project, or buy a premade bin specifically for compost. Continue reading

the inside scoop on bonsai…
yes, they can be houseplants


Traditional bonsai are outdoor plants, brought indoors only for special occasions. With the proper plant choice and care, however, you can enjoy bonsai indoors. Growing and tending to these miniature trees and shrubs is a relaxing hobby that has proven health benefits like reducing stress. It’s also good for your home. Greenery in your home helps keep your indoor air cleaner and fresher, and since bonsai rely on high levels of humidity to thrive, they also add needed moisture to the air during dry times. Continue reading