I'm all about creating a simple, natural and budget-friendly home. And so I rarely buy expensive art and never buy cheap big-box decor for my walls. Instead, I find or make unique and more meaningful things myself. Like stick art.
I recently read a very interesting book by Annie Leonard called The Story of Stuff . In it she describes our consumer society as "a system in crisis" and gives some frightening facts about how our materialistic values are now threatening our very being. In a nutshell, the system is flawed throughout various stages :
Are you more than ready for a break this summer? I hope you're planning on some slow time to rest and recharge and connect with family, friends and the earth. To help you get organized so you can make the most of the lazy, hazy days of summer, here are ten things you can do now that will simplify the coming months.
Is this you?
-You're spending too much time cleaning and taking care of the house and too little time doing the things you love.
-You have stuff that was handed down or given to you that you don't love, but don't know what to do with it.
-You'd love to entertain more, but are too embarrassed by your home to invite others over.
Whether you're a cubicle dweller, have a corner office, or work from a tiny corner in your home, refreshing your office space to create a healthy, soothing and comfortable environment will allow you to be less stressed, more productive and creative and more balanced overall.
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.