A natural, non-toxic home. Sounds great right? Maybe it's on your to-do list? Sure, in a perfect world. But who has time to DIY a mountain of natural cleaners and who has the money to purchase an organic bed? I get it. It's tough. But here's the secret.
Looking for an inexpensive way to boost your curb appeal?Consider painting your front door.
Choosing the colour for your front door is a personal choice, as colour evokes very specific emotions within us all. We can feel positive and upbeat or anxious and depressed based on the colour we see every time we enter our home.
I recently re-read a favourite book, Gift From the Sea, by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and it sparked a renewed yearning for the tranquility we get from a warm, beach vacation.
Lindbergh observes that on the beach "we are free of thoughts, at least of their articulation; clean and bare as whitened driftwood; empty as shells, ready to be filled up again with the impersonal sea and sky and wind."
Gaining control of your clothes closet kind of feels like a lifelong battle, doesn't it? You try to declutter some pieces, but feel like you might need them if you can just lose those ten pounds. Or you move things around to try to get better organized but the clothes you moved to the front inevitably just get squished to the back again before long because you never end up wearing them. You store things away, rotate seasonal stuff, take a few things to the donation bin, but then end up
Just last month the river valleys where I live on the East Coast of Canada were alive with colour - colour so vivid it hit me like a magnificent wave and stopped my mind from its incessant thinking. It was peak season for autumn leaves and the maples, oaks and birches were putting on a show unmatched by any other. My eyes were glued to this masterpiece, and it slowed me down and made me feel a part of something larger, something much grander and magnificent than me.
If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that I'm an Essentialist. I think of it as being a more moderate sister of the Minimalist. I'm not trying to get down to a certain number of things in my home or create a capsule wardrobe, but I am about paring down anything that gets in the way of the essence of what I want my home and life to be like.My own essential home has white walls that are calming and drawers and cupboards that aren't packed full of 'stuff'. But it's also full of