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Spring home checklist

Weed, prune, and add weed control and mulch. Your lawn and garden need nourishment to grow. Maximize its chance to flourish by removing pesky weeds and feeding it compost and mulch. Pressure wash house, driveway, patio, etc. Nothing feels better than a serious power wash. You’ll be amazed at how bright your home looks when…

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April showers bring May flowers!

Whether you’ll plant your first garden this spring or you’re a seasoned green thumb, here are expert tips from client Molly Dockter, who says now is the time to get started! Prep your soil. Add amendments like compost and mulch. You can get compost from the landfill. Get small pieces, less than 2.5”. Your local…

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A mom to many: client Jodi Morris

Jodi’s daughter’s wedding. In attendance: Jodi’s foster daughter and two foster sons from Myanmar with their families, foreign exchange student from Germany, and two foster daughters and their families. All six of the children call Jodi “grandma.” Mother’s Day is this month, so we were excited to speak to a remarkable mom, client Jodi Morris.…

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A Mother’s Day to remember!

                                 Photographer Idie Atencio on the other side of the lens. Do something different this year! Give mom a family photoshoot (what mom isn’t crazy about family photos?), private-chef dinner, interior design consultation, or other unique experience. Here are suggestions.…

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Coral’s the color of the year

                    The Pantone Color of the Year 2019 is Living Coral, an energizing shade of orange that’s also soft and friendly. Coral has the joyful impact of orange, but it’s more versatile. Add a pillow or throw, and boom! Instant pop of energy. Or go bigger…

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Love therapy with client Kaati Tarr!

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we consulted Kaati Tarr, LCSW, for advice on how to nurture true love. Kaati counsels teens and adults. Turns out the platitudes are true: relationships start with yourself. Kaati says, “Ask yourself, What do I believe about myself? Many people I see struggle to connect with people because they don’t feel…

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Stay warm and green this winter

          Many of the ways we combat winter (staying warm, clearing our driveways, etc.) can be bad for the environment. Here are a few ways to stay warm and minimize impact. Choose safer antifreeze and recycle used antifreeze Use sand instead of rock salt Start fires with dry kindling vs chemical…

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Football-shaped food for Super Bowl!

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here! You’re not a real fan unless you’re eating festive, shaped foods! Here are great ideas for your favorite deviled egg, meatloaf, and peanut-butter-chocolate-cookie recipes. Just add laces with cheese, chives, and frosting! Find more ideas here.

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Our Favorite Things, Oprah-style!

We love Oprah. We think her name is perfect for an airport. But who has time to look through a hundred Favorite Things? So, as a team, we decided to make our own list. Then clients, friends, and family shared their favorites, too, and the list was way more manageable at 20 things—and too good…

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December decor

Whether you like high shine or an antique finish, brass warms up a cool room in an instant. Don’t be afraid to mix metals in your décor. You’ll love the balance it brings to aspace, even  in small accent pieces. These brass side tables are not only adorable but double as stools for big gatherings.…