Our national pastime has officially switched from spending to saving. Of course, our hands were forced, but truthfully in good times or in bad, there simply is no valid excuse not to be a bit frugal. I’m the last person who’ll go on shopping sprees or impulse buy, but I — Continue reading
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Stop wondering if the grass is greener on the other side. More critical issues like will your x-acto knife or perhaps another ruler fit in umbra.com’s Grassy Organizers are way easier conundrums to solve. The answer, by the way, is a resounding yes! These smart storage units grip and pack — Continue reading
Now that Wall Street has crashed into Main Street and brought with it 700 billion reasons that we should all be better informed, the global has never seemed so local. As we try to assess what in the world is going on, newspapers and new magazines are all the rage. — Continue reading
Take the sting out of protecting yourself from annoying creepy crawlers and all manner of bloodsuckers with Wistera‘s bold and beautiful new Adirondack Fly Swatters. These hand-crafted poppers with bright, oversized handles take rustic self-defense to a whole ‘nother level.
It used to be that living in a small space evolved pity from friends, family, and even strangers who generally felt that anyone living in less than triple digit square footage must surely be suffering, either from a lack of comfortable maneuverability or from seething jealousy of well-endowed neighbors living — Continue reading
Perhaps you too have taken stock of your home and decided to incorporate more eco-conscious elements. Commendable decision, but where do you start? You’ll find great direction in Judith Wilson’s book The Natural Home: Stylish Living Inspired by Nature. Wilson covers everything from planning a green construction to blending naturally-sourced — Continue reading
If prices at the pump have permanently grounded your travel plans, here’s a chance to see the world for way less than it costs to fill your gas tank and gather your family around the dinner table for some educational fun. Officially Lekker Home‘s Exploration Placemats pinpoint some of the — Continue reading
More good news on the planet conservation front: UncommonGoods‘ 100% organic cotton waffle weave I Am Not A Paper Towel Kitchen Towels save trees and help curve the wasteful ‘use once and toss’ paper towel habit. Clean ups are a breeze with these cleverly imprinted two-pack sets of absorbent, machine — Continue reading
Everything counts when it comes to doing things that positively impact our planet. Not even showers are exempt–especially long ones that tend to be wasteful and indulgent. If you”re finding it hard to curve your appetite for an extended stay under the soothing downpour, then at least switch to the — Continue reading
I’ve been on a quest to find drinking water in anything other than disposable, but hard to dispose of plastic containers (studies show that plastic can linger in landfills for decades). In stores practically every consumable thirst quencher is packaged in either plastic cans or bottles. So when I discovered — Continue reading
If I were as fond of sit ups and leg lounges as I am of opening and closing these SleekStor™ Collapsible Cups, I’d have rock hard abs and buns of steel. As things stand, I’m a long way away from a perfect body, but storage is a cinch with these — Continue reading
Paddywax scented travel tins are the perfect take alongs. The go-worthy candles, in tempting containers with lids, are way easy to pack unpack and enjoy. Check out all the Paddywax scent-sation travel tin candle options at paddywax.com.
Earth week has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. You’ve been noncommittal long enough. The planet needs you now more than ever. And no, you don’t have to add another entry to your bulging to-do list. It’s more of an attitude adjustment than a task — Continue reading
Thank goodness the concept of the throwback is a big hit with pop culture. Now, not only is everything old new again, but it’s way cooler than it ever was in its heyday. This national nostalgic tryst is especially good for hoarders who don’t have to go out and repay — Continue reading
First you fired off a few e-mails. Then you called repeatedly. After double checking that your ringer still works, you left a third round of voice mails. Still, no response. Don’t despair. Some messages go straight to that great DOA hot spot known as oblivion while others are just too — Continue reading
Everybody loves a cozy lit fire, but the yearly mandatory chimney sweep…not so much. Blomus’ Chimo Fireplace at Lekker Home replaces the hassle of your warm and cozy, with easy, gorgeous and green. The Chimo burns ethanol, an organic fuel made from an assortment of vegetables, including corn and potatoes. — Continue reading
You wouldn’t know it to look at it, but the captivating Mavis Vase at designroomgroup.com starts out as a blob of lifeless PVC. Once it’s filled with water, it springs to attention and showcases a bold center outline. Add a few of your favorite stems and its unique beauty is — Continue reading
When hosting a fun get together with your friends is at the forefront of your musings, but you worry about serving the appropriate food or establishing a relaxing mood, here’s help. Maria McBride’s Party Basics for New Nesters is overflowing with ideas to get you hostess ready, your house cleverly — Continue reading
We’re all a little sentimental when it comes to candles. Now there’s a way to add a personal note to their mellow symbolism. The Red Envelope Chalkboard Candle lets you set the mood and includes three colored chalk-sticks for oodles of your own colorful messages, confirmations or reminders.
Build upon a strong foundation and you don’t have to worry about your house falling down. Build with lavish wood and the distinguished look of your house gets better with age. These wooden marvels and plenty more are in Links Books’ Small Wood Houses.