What Makes A House a Home?

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When you look around your home what do you see?  At first glance you may see the physical aspects of your home; the floors, the color on the walls, or the mirror at the end of the hall, but when you really look inside a home there is so much more to a home than the walls and beams. Look closely around you for the finger prints on the walls from when your kids forgot to wash their hands after painting the picture you have hanging on the refrigerator.  Or the sand that your little one emptied from her shoes after playing at the beach.  The collection of sea shells that your family brought home from your last vacation.  These are the little things that really make a house a home. For me, a home tells a story about your family.  It's the memories that you make while playing board games with your kids, or teaching your child to cook, or helping your kids with their homework after a long day at school.  It's about the dreams that are made when you open the door to your new home.  A new ... [ Read More ]

Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Eco-Friendly Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Are you looking for an eco-friendly Valentine's Day gift for your loved one? Do you exchange gifts with your loved one on Valentine's Day?  Skip the cut flowers that will wilt in a week and get her/him something that nurture your relationship instead.  Here are a few items that when combined together would make for a special night. Eco-friendly clothing by Aventura - Give her the gift of sustainable clothing for a special night out.  The Glenora bamboo blend skirt paired with the Bryn cowl neck shirt would be a versatile outfit for day or night.    A new bag or purse by OverLand Equipment - Help her accessorize with a new compact, super-organized bag like the Bayliss by OverLand.  Each bag comes complete with an Everyday Shopper reusable shopping bag that coordinates and fits nicely inside the bag.  She'll never forget her reusable bag again. The Modern-Day Pioneer book by Charlotte Denholtz - Don't just get her this book, bake her a loaf of cracked wheat and honey bread using ... [ Read More ]