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Full-length mirrors: helpful or hurtful?

Full-length mirrors: helpful or hurtful?
We recently moved into a brand new house and are slowly getting the blanks space together.  There are endless things we still need ranging from large furniture to small toilet paper holders and towel racks.  One other item we are low on right now are mirrors and I noticed that we don’t have one full-length... Read more »

First impressions of the suburbs

First impressions of the suburbs
We received the keys to our new home at about 2:55 p.m. yesterday and raced to our dream house to greet the movers that were waiting for us with all of our possessions on a truck. Within the first hour I met two of our neighbors and had more in common with them then the... Read more »

Chicago, you've forced us to move to the suburbs

Chicago, you've forced us to move to the suburbs
Dear Chicago, In 1999, months after graduating college, my boyfriend drove a U-Haul truck from Indiana to move into a small studio on Wrightwood in bustling Lincoln Park.  A few months later, my parents helped me move my few things into an even smaller studio on Sheridan and Wellington and our life together began.  We... Read more »
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Date nights at home

Date nights at home
If you are like me, you enjoy being at home.  I love my house and most evening there is no place I would rather be than inside it. I do crave date night with my man and sometimes have to remind myself that it possible and super fun to have them without leaving the house.... Read more »

Things my daughter will not get rid of

Things my daughter will not get rid of
My daughter is a hoarder and has a very hard time getting rid of things.  She is extremely creative and comes up with very interesting art and games from scraps of paper, clothes sizes too small, lost puzzle pieces and fallen Barbie shoes. My girl is constantly taking things out of the recycling bag or... Read more »

Easy houseplants

Easy houseplants
I am admittedly obsessed with houseplants these days.  Not only does the greenery bring me endless joy admiring and taking care of them, did you know house plants provide health benefits as well? Plants remove the pollution and chemicals that are indoors.  According to Healthline, “The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) also confirmed that... Read more »
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Natural Stain Removers

Natural Stain Removers
Am I the only one that feels like I am always doing laundry?  Believe or not, I’ve made the never-ending task more fun since I discovered these natural stain removing solutions. I must admit it is quite satisfying to return a white shirt to looking almost new after an unfortunate encounter with permanent marker. Did... Read more »

Fabric Softener Alternatives

Fabric Softener Alternatives
Since my multiple sclerosis diagnosis, I’ve been doing my best to remove chemicals from my home.  Far from easy, I am constantly reminded of the harmful ingredients in household, beauty and even garden products. Fabric sheets and softeners include many toxins that are linked to cancers, respiratory and nervous system problems. According to Thank Your... Read more »

How to create a gallery wall

How to create a gallery wall
I’ve been admiring photos of gallery walls and craving one in my own home. We got our house painted over the summer and I took down most of our framed photos and artwork and didn’t rehang most it.  I enjoyed the clean and minimal walls for a few months, but am ready for a change.... Read more »
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