are you ready for spring…
time to get organized

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home. Spring is the perfect time to clear out and organize everything from home to office. No groaning allowed, we’re not talking about an all-out marathon of cleaning to a level you’ve never cleaned to before. Nope. We’re talking about keeping it fun, and most of all stylish and sustainable. We’re talking about streamlining things to make every day living easier, and better. Continue reading

the compost files…
gardener’s gold

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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 do’s and don’ts of living large…
making big spaces feel cozy

We’ve talked a lot about making small spaces feel bigger, but what if you’ve got the opposite problem? Large spaces present unique challenges—whether it’s high ceilings, over-sized rooms, or so much open space your living room feels cold, cavernous and uninviting. Just as with small spaces, making large spaces feel cozy, welcoming, and comfortable is possible. It takes a little creativity with room arrangement, the right accessories, and some eye-fooling tricks. Continue reading

sunny and sustainable…
resurrecting the sunroom

 

As the weather gets cooler, the idea of a sunroom sounds better and better. Even if you don’t have the classic glass-enclosed sunroom, you can achieve the same open, airy feeling with a few tricks. Any sunny room with lots of windows and natural light will work. If you live in a more temperate climate, an enclosed porch can even be pressed into service as a sunroom. How can you make a sunroom work for modern life? Continue reading