Category Archives: Home Decor, Home Improvement, DIY

Making Your House (or Apartment) a Home

Whether you’re moving into your first post-college home or simply moving into a new apartment or house, every move has one thing in common. There comes a point when you’re pretty much finished with packing and unpacking, but when you don’t yet feel at home. Some of this can be chalked up to the time it takes to adjust to a new living space. A lot of it, however, has to do with something harder to pin down: your space just doesn’t feel “homey” yet. So how do you fix this? Continue reading “Making Your House (or Apartment) a Home” »

How a Ceiling Fan Keeps You Healthy

Summer days are filled with fun and adventure. But those hot summer nights can be fairly miserable when you’re trying to get to sleep. Even sleeping with only a sheet can leave you tossing and turning in discomfort. We don’t want to blast our air conditioning on high every night– it’s a waste of energy and money. What can we do to stay cool without harming the planet or paying a fortune?

We Need Our Sleep!

As you already know, we all need a good night’s sleep to lead happy, healthy and active lifestyles. The amount of sleep we need, however, varies by age. According to the National Sleep Foundation, here are the recommended hours of sleep we should be getting depending on our age range: Continue reading “How a Ceiling Fan Keeps You Healthy” »

Spring 2016 Interiors Trends: All you need to know for a fab home

Interiors, like fashion, are cyclical, and each season new trends arrive to make us question why our humble abode isn’t more on trend. Fear not, however – we’re on hand with all the trends for interiors this spring and some advice on how to use them wisely. Continue reading “Spring 2016 Interiors Trends: All you need to know for a fab home” »

Why Are High-End Candles Like Diptyque & Jo Malone So Popular?

You can snag some pretty darn good smelling candles in the air freshener aisle at Walmart, so why do certain candles that approach or far surpass the $100 mark have such a frenzied following?

Diptyque and Jo Malone are the two most famous names in luxury candledom, and it’s not just because they hit some passing fragrant fad. Rather, these producers of quality-scented, hand-poured wax have a great tradition of adding beautiful smelling elements to their worlds: Diptyque has graced its home Paris with style and scent since the early 60s, while Jo Malone hails from England and has been handcrafting unique and natural fragrance combinations since childhood. Continue reading “Why Are High-End Candles Like Diptyque & Jo Malone So Popular?” »

Can You Straighten Your Hair with a Clothes Iron?

Today, we endeavor to answer one of those questions that, perhaps, should never have been asked: can one flat-iron one’s hair with a clothing iron?

Some ask, why? We ask, why not?

Okay, I’d preface this by saying “don’t try this at home” or some similar cliche, but the likely story is that you won’t try it at home anyway. Your real straightener is at home. This desperate act would undoubtedly occur in a hotel room on vacation where your CHI has been carelessly left unattended to like poor little Kevin McAllister.

This act, although unnatural, can be performed on hair of a certain length. (That means long.) Here’s whatcha do: Continue reading “Can You Straighten Your Hair with a Clothes Iron?” »