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Natural Elements Inside for a Healthy Brain

Posted by Jackie Durbin on

Natural Elements Inside for a Healthy Brain

Wood, stone, earth tones, animal, ocean, floral ....products with these descriptions are easy to find in today's home decor offerings. We are "naturally" drawn to them. We all know being surrounded by nature is good for our well being, but do we know the full extent of it? In Sara Iven's book, "Forest Therapy: Seasonal Ways to Embrace Nature for a Happier You", she talks about forest bathing, countryside couple's therapy, and the healing psychological effects of Mother Nature. Many are practicing these therapies and finding much needed relief. We also know from experience that spending time outside, away form the...

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Funky Home Decor 

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Funky Home Decor 

5 Quick, Trendy, Cheap & Easy Ideas:   I've spent most of my "decorating life" doing things on the fly ....and on a tight budget. In my earlier years I became discouraged. The problem was that my super amazing, designer vision was being greatly held back by lack of funds. Eventually, I discovered this lot in life not only made me more creative and resourceful, but carved into me the indispensable skill of making something out of nothing....even lots of somethings out of nothings. My family and friends appreciate my eye for color and design, and are often surprised how little I allow myself to...

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Fantastic Animals and Where to Place Them

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Fantastic Animals and Where to Place Them

Nothing brings character and interest into a space more than an animal.

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Coastal Decor Styles You Haven't Thought Of

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Coastal Decor Styles You Haven't Thought Of

It's all about being original. As an owner/manager/buyer in the e-commerce home decor arena I find this to be true on many levels. Finding unique items for the store, trying to set it apart from every other coastal decor store on the web, has been a challenging yet eye opening experience. Having a naturally creative personality makes it easy to think out of the box. It also makes me one of "those" people who don't enjoy blending in but would rather stand out as an original, unexpected anomaly. Okay, not in the special snowflake way, but in a way that makes me "me". I believe when...

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Thoughtful Gifts Require a Little More.......Thought

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Thoughtful Gifts Require a Little More.......Thought

With Mother's Day approaching, and gift giving holidays always upon us, many of us are scrambling to find the perfect gift. Those very special people in our lives deserve the very best. We can always follow tradition and go with the acceptable staples, such as flowers, candy, jewelry or gift cards. Most friends and relatives are appreciative of those things. Especially our moms, because they love us so much, and any form of gifting from their children is cherished. But....it's time to start thinking out of the box. Try something unexpected. Not only will our loved ones enjoy an added...

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