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A Coastal Living State-of-Mind

Summer is here, and the time is now to infuse your home with accessories and furniture that evoke sun, fun, and the best of coastal living. Think beach, bright colors, the family getaway, and your next great adventure! It doesn’t matter if you’re landlocked or have a cute cottage on the coast, everybody needs a little reminder that “life is better at the beach.” Coastal living is not just a place; it’s a state of mind. White is a classic choice for decorating the interiors of coastal getaways, or invoking the spirit of such getaways. The noncolor is bright, fresh, and timeless, a decorating choice that’s relevant any time of...

Labor Day – It is Time to Relax!

It is Labor Day weekend! People across America are taking advantage of the three day weekend to go on a relaxing vacation with families and friends. Unfortunately, these people only make up 9% of the population. Most Americans spend their Labor Day weekend doing house and yard work while over 20% go into work like any normal day.  So why is it so hard for us, as Americans, to take a day to relax? Goal setting has become an important part of our lives and achieving those goals is the one of the highest priorities. Sadly, this can take away from relaxation which can result in physical and mental health issues...

Is the Sea Calling Your Name? Go Nautical!

Wanting to give your home a nautical look for the rest of the Summer? These quick tips will help you transform your home into a sea oasis. Tip 1:  Add a few seafaring items and furniture to get the job done. Always remember less is more! Tip 2: When going nautical, look for items with a distressed appearance and twists worked into their design. These items will look like you grabbed the piece from the bottom of the ocean off a sunken ship! Tip 3: Decorate with small items that will make a splash and can be moved easily. These items will make your transition between seasons quick and easy....

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Two Ingredient Nutella Brownies

Baking brownies from scratch usually involves several ingredients but with the help of The Kitchn, we’ve come across a revolutionary recipe that will save you the time, money and mess that comes with the aftermath of baking. What kind of recipe might that be? One that only involves two ingredients–yes, that’s right, only two: eggs and Nutella! Check out the recipe below and try whipping it up for last minute get-togethers, beach trips and all of your upcoming summer picnics – you won’t be disappointed! Ingredients 4 large eggs 1 cup Nutella (slightly less than a whole 13-ounce jar) Optional: 1 cup chopped nuts Instructions Preheat the oven to 350°F: Heat the...