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10 Innovative Ways to Use Hammocks Indoors

In the 1920s, women would use hammocks to keep their babies from crawling around the house. And long before that, hammocks were hung inside the cabins of ships, freeing up space for storage and seating areas. Though times have changed, and hammocks have been replaced by play pens and bunks, they still offer unique health benefits and appealing aesthetics. Hammocks improve quality of sleep and encourage relaxation.

Within a few seconds I had become a pea inside a pod. We were six or seven years old. It was a rainy summer day in the Dominican Republic. As our parents played dominoes inside, my little friends and I, bored, creative and without electricity, discovered that we could roll each other up in the …

7 Ways to Turn Your Home into a Tropical Oasis

There's a fine line between tropical and tacky home decor. Too much tropical in a home can turn it into a jungle or funhouse, leaving no room for zen or feng. However, if you add just enough tropical to your home or to a particular room, it can turn into your own private paradise.

There’s a fine line between tropical and tacky home decor. Too much tropical in a home can turn it into a jungle or funhouse, leaving no room for zen or feng. However, if you add just enough tropical to your home or to a particular room, it can turn into your own private paradise. 7 …

27 Outdoor Shower Design Inspirations

here's infinite ways of designing an outdoor shower, some appear modern, some tropical; some are more private than others. I figure, it's never too early to gain inspiration and potential design ideas; in other words, it's never too early to dream...

The garden hose was a hair salon, an exotic waterfall, a drinking fountain, a source of ammo (for birthday water balloons), an outdoor shower or a stream running down a mountain. As a kid, the garden hose was an asset to my play time. It’s where Barbie swam, where my cousin and I rinsed off …

Why We’re Moving to the Beach!

Knowing the sea is just a walk away brings out the best in us. I think what solidified this truth was our Honeymoon in Costa Rica.

My husband was living on the beach when we met. As we started to grow into each other, I spent a lot of time at this coastal spot with him. Beach jogs, evening surf (wind chop down here probably–although there those special days when you can really surf down the line) sessions, football games at …

At Home with Marilyn Monroe

Her heirs fight tooth and nail to protect the use of her image, however it seems Monroe's image has grown beyond that of a movie star into a universal symbol for sensuality, femininity, fashion, American culture and good business.

Her heirs fight tooth and nail to protect the use of her image, however it seems Monroe’s image has grown beyond that of a movie star into a universal symbol for sensuality, femininity, fashion, American culture and good business. I have a few Marilyns hanging around at home, in the form of framed vintage photographs …

How to Have Your Self a Coastal Christmas

So while many of you are used to having a white Christmas in the snow, you can also have a coastal Christmas too, just like us FL flamingos down here. To allude to a coastal Christmas in any weather, you can follow some of the details of coastal trends. For example, you can take from the standard ...

Maybe we don’t get white snow, but we do have white sand. “How can you get excited for the Holiday season without snow?” many of our out of state friends ask us Miamians. “If the palm trees have Christmas lights, we know it’s coming,” my husband loves to say. I grew up on a coastline. …

9 Favorite Interior Design Blogs & Resources

It's not enough to make a room beautiful or cohesive, nor is it enough to make a room efficient and practical. Interior design must display artistry and ambition, all the while remaining loyal to the aesthetic and functional needs of the space's occupants

Is it an art form, a social obligation or a hobby? Interior Design, which is now a professional field, encompasses a bundle of functions which range from self-expression, cultural symbolism, social status, order and art. Interior design reflects the users and functions of a particular space. A well-designed home or office showcases an intellectual as well as a socio-economic …

6 Things That Messy People Do to Stay Messy

I'm not the messiest person I know, but when things get busy, I'm a close second. "I like to have a cozy house with pretty things scattered around is how I think of it," is what I'll say to you.

I’m not the messiest person I know, but when I’m stressed out, I get closer to the throne. “I like to have a cozy house with pretty things scattered around is how I think of it,” is what I’ll say to you. I’ve said to my fiancé more than once, “I just like being able …

The House I Grew Up In

The House I Grew Up In-- a personal essay about the trials of growing up middle class in an upper class society. An authentic great read!

The house I grew up in was not a house. It was a two bedroom condo with one bathroom, one living room, one kitchen and one dining area. The apartment complex was very safe, gated from the upper middle class streets of the area. I grew up roller blading, swimming and playing tag in these …

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