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Loving Your Home as YOUR Space

A well-appointed guest room.  A dining room ready to seat a dozen people for a holiday dinner.  A cozy space for watching movies with the family. A clean, organized kitchen for preparing nutritious meals.  Your home might have all the “right” components, yet still feels like it meets everyone’s needs but your own. What’s going on?

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Does Clutter Curb Romance?

What does it mean to create a romantic environment? Head space, physical space, emotional space? Things like clutter can get in the way of romance by creating stress:  it’s known that cortisol levels rise for folks who feel their environments are cluttered.  If the clutter in your space is yours, browse through our website for tips on finding ways to get organized.  Or if you’d like more help, give us a call!

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Loving Your Home AND Your Small Children

Do you love your home? If your answer is anything less than an enthusiastic “YES!” it could be that your home — or at least parts of it — don’t reflect who you are, or how your family functions. Often, when spaces aren’t working for us we assume the problem is the people, and try to  “fix” them. And most of the time, that doesn’t go so well. Instead, what if we could fix the space to match the people living within it? With small children, though, you may find that a compromise is called for. As fun as it may be for your littles to live in Preschool Paradise, a home has to be comfortable for adults, too.

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Preparing for Your Kitchen Remodel

So, you’re ready to upgrade to that kitchen you’ve always wanted.  It’s exciting, but if you’re feeling a little daunted too, you’re not alone.  Likely there will be times in this process when you think to yourself, those old cupboards could not have been that bad! I could have lived with the stove and the sink being so far apart — at least I was getting my exercise!  And those old counters — well, at least I had counters.  It’s hard to do without a kitchen for any length of time.  Depending upon the extent of your renovations (and the unexpected things that come up along the way), you may be without your usual appliances and workspace for a couple weeks, or several months.  There will probably be times when you have to do without electricity, plumbing, gas, or all of the above.

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New Year’s Intentions

As the holidays come to a close and a fresh new year begins, you may find your thoughts turning toward new beginnings in many areas of your life.  Whether or not you are a resolution maker, it can be useful to think through your intentions for the new year and how you might help yourself live into them.

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A Kitchen’s Best Friend

Have you have ever tried to clean a pot or pan, where the oil was seemingly laminated on it? Did you get to the point where you’re quietly asking yourself: will it take less time to go to the store and buy a new pan? Then ask yourself, even more quietly: could I live with myself if I did just go and buy a new pan?  We value our time and dislike scrubbing things for long periods of time. Very normal.

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Easy Delicious Watermelon Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy and delicious summer party food to add to your repertoire? This salad is for you! While on vacation to see the solar eclipse my friend Kamala served this. It made a lasting impression as the effort to enjoyment ratio is ideal. There are only five ingredients, and it works great for snacking, dinner parties, and BBQs!

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