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Gorgeous Green

Posted on May 11, 2016

Audrey Dining

Earth-friendly Changes that Benefit You

A moonless night. Life's
blank canvas, patiently, waits
for transformation...

We are bombarded daily with admonishments to make green living a priority. So often, we are told that saving our beloved planet is worth the personal sacrifices we make in terms of comfort and convenience. However, there is more to the zero-waste philosophy than dedicating the far corner of your garden to a messy compost pile and alloting valuable real estate in your purse to reusable shopping bags. There are many ways you can go green that will actually enrich your home, and add a bit of luxury to everyday activities.

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Detoxing your Home

Posted on Apr 21, 2016

Bamboo Dining Room

Healthy Air Quality

Fresh Spring air – Curtains
ripple like wind on water,
careless in the breeze

Your living space should be more than simply beautiful; it should also be a haven of comfort and health. There are numerous ways to clear the air in your home, many of which are quite simple and easy to implement. Here are a few you may wish to consider: 

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Lucky Bamboo Revolution

Posted on Apr 21, 2016

Bamboo Dining Room

A SYMBOL OF LUCK AND GOOD FORTUNE

Bamboo (Bambusoideae), a flowering perennial evergreen plant in the grass family Poaceae, is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world. For over 5,000 years, Dracaena (the Bamboo plant) has been a beloved symbol of luck in many Asian cultures. Practitioners of Feng Shui often recommend the introduction of the Lucky Bamboo Plant into the home, to bring the residents health, love, and good fortune. It is thought that bamboo plants bring good luck because they grow quickly and are incredibly strong.

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Zen Family Dining

Posted on Apr 14, 2016

Bamboo Dining Room

EXPLORING CULTURAL INTRIGUE

"I receive this food
surrounded by family:
It was quite a feast.
"

The word for “meal” in Japanese is gohan. Although gohan literally means “steamed rice,” today the word is used to refer to any meal, including Western favorites. In Japanese culture, eating with family is a treasured tradition that is practiced in most homes for main meals throughout the week. Eating together is a wonderful way to bond with your loved ones, and a great way to start new family traditions. 

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Extreme Minimalism

Posted on Apr 07, 2016

Tiny House

THE TYPICAL AMERICAN HOME

"Things, things, and more things,
Cluttering the mind and soul
Quietude wants less."

The typical American house boasts about 2,600 square feet of living space. The costs associated with paying for a large house, and the taxes and upkeep on a large house, can be astronomical: most Americans spend at least 15 years of their working lives simply paying for the roof over their heads. The cost of such a lifestyle often forces homeowners to live paycheck to paycheck, and discourages many renters from buying homes in the first place. Is there a solution to this growing concern? 

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