Heart of the home

Jan. 11, 2024

The Vital Role of Chimney Inspections and Maintenance in Home Safety


Your home is your sanctuary, providing warmth and comfort for you and your loved ones. One crucial element that often goes unnoticed for those who have one is the chimney. While it may seem like a simple part of your home, regular chimney inspections and maintenance are essential for ...

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Jan. 10, 2024

Start Fresh: Home Organizing Tips for Your New Year's Resolutions

As the calendar flips to a new year, many of us embark on a journey of self-improvement through New Year's resolutions. While personal goals often take center stage, it's essential to not overlook the impact our living spaces can have on our well-being. A cluttered and disorganized home ...

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Nov. 9, 2023

The Overwhelming Home Sale: Home Selling During Hardship

Written by Kelsey Lane

Instagram these days is riddled with gorgeous videos of glamorous Realtors showing upscale staged homes for sale at record-high list prices. We can easily imagine sellers trotting off into the sunset into even larger, more luxurious mansions. Of course, this is sometimes the case (and I ...

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Sept. 25, 2023

Home Selling During a Tough Transition

By Kelsey Lane

The Complex Terrain of Divorce Home Sales


Divorce is undoubtedly one of life's most unpredictable and challenging transitions, and the process of selling your home during this period can prove particularly overwhelming. The emotional strain, legal complexities, and financial intricacies involved can make the sale ...

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June 6, 2023

DIY Backyard Projects

Summer is just around the corner so it’s the perfect time to start planning some fun projects for your backyard. Whether you are looking for new ways to entertain and host friends or you want to surprise your spouse or family with an improved aesthetic, here are some DIY projects ...

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May 9, 2023

Minimalism Ideas for Your Home



Minimalism has been a dominating theme in design and architecture over the past few years. What started as an art movement in the 1960s has become a mainstay for interior designers that creates peaceful, eye-catching spaces with limited furnishings and selective decorative pieces. Minimalist decor is focused on ...

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March 16, 2023

Benefits of Houseplants



Houseplants are great natural decoration pieces to occupy a corner, window sill, table, or shelf, but they also offer many health benefits that can enhance your physical well-being.


Air quality

In the late 1970s, many buildings were constructed with limited fresh air exchange and ‘superinsulation’ ...

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Feb. 2, 2023

Visual Time Plotting for Peace of Mind

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Written by Nicole Kleemann


Decision Making, Inner Critics & Fears

Recently, a client of mine quit her job and decided to take some time off for herself, to meet up with friends and family, and determine what the next step really needed to look like.

On first glance taking ...

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Nov. 5, 2022

Overcoming Social Anxiety

by Manuela Pauer

What if you could just be yourself without any anxiety?

Unfortunately many of us feel that if we were truly being ourselves in our work, our relationships and our life, we would be judged by others.

We fear people will see something “bad” in us and will ...

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Sept. 6, 2022

Interview with Michael Garcia, Succulent Gardening


Michael Garcia is in our community of readers and was telling Kelsey about his love of succulents. She was drawn to his explanation of the hobby and wanted to share it with everyone, as part of our new ongoing series of enjoying our homes and lifestyles:

Q: Michael, you ...

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