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7 Bird Design Trends for Birds of a Feather (Lovers)

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Spread your wings with the feather and bird design trend.

Both birds and feathers have long been used to decorate our homes and adorn our bodies–images of birds were even found among the cave paintings at Lascaux, France that date back to 15,000 BCE. Birds and feathers invoke the natural world and the freedom and beauty of flight and their image is one that has held meaning for our species for a very long time.

It only makes sense that we want to decorate our homes and choose fashions that feature bird-themed …

7 Spring Cleaning Tips Just in Time for Allergy Season

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It’s been called the “pollen vortex.” Tree pollen counts have been exasperated as a result of this winter’s polar vortex. That means an amped up spring cleaning session is in order. 

Heightened pollen counts mean an uncomfortable allergy season. If you suffer from allergies, spring cleaning is a must. Healthy space designer Robin Wilson of Robin Wilson Home, also an ambassador to The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, has tips for taking spring cleaning to the next level.

1. Replace your shower curtain.

According to Robin Wilson, you should …

5 Ways to Rock Exotic Tribal Print Patterns in Your Wardrobe and Decor

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Everywhere we turn, the stylish among us seem to be rocking exotic tribal print. And with 2014 definitely turning out to be the year of the print, we thought we would share some of suggestions for how you too can work tribal prints into your wardrobe and your decor.

Whether you are a self-described bohemian or your look is more of a classically put together one, tribal-inspired prints and patterns can work for you. From Ikat to Navajo Chinle and from Aztec Ganado to Japanese Shibori, tribal print can …

Elegant Easter Decorations for Your Easter Celebration

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Are you hosting an Easter brunch or dinner this year and want to decorate your home and table, but aren’t really into cutesy bunnies and plastic Easter eggs? Never fear, we have some more grown-up Easter decorations to rescue you.

Easter, while definitely a favorite holiday for kids, is for adults too. And  it is possible to add a bit of luxury, sophistication and class to your Easter table and we are here to help with some ideas and inspiration.

Here are 10 luxe Easter decorations to add a bit of style to …

Dishwasher Soap 101: The 4 Most Effective Natural Brands

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Avoid chemicals in your dishwasher soap without sacrificing effectiveness.

I’ve been through them. My cleaning supplies are all plant-based at this point–conventional cleaning products, including dishwasher soap, are a no-go. But at the same time, I want my wine glasses clean. Serving my guests (or myself) a glass of vino in a water-stained glass isn’t an option. So let’s get down to the nitty gritty of dishwasher detergents. What works in the world of natural dishwasher soap?

1. Seventh Generation Tablets

These work pretty well if you don’t overload your dishwasher and you …

Link Love: Fast Fashion Gets Called Out + Cleaning Your Yoga Mat + The Veep Gets Naked

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What are we reading this week? Link Love dives into spring with the best jeans to wear, gardening tips, how to really clean your yoga mat. Plus fast fashion gets called out and Julia Louis Dreyfus strips down for Rolling Stone.

Get growing your garden–here are 35 ideas to get you started. [via Eat Drink Better]

When was the last time you did it? How to really clean your yoga mat. [via Well+GoodNYC]

Zady blasts fast fashion in a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal. [via

5 Incredible Turmeric Benefits that Can Change Your Life

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The following 5 turmeric benefits will change the way you look at this unique herb.

Turmeric is the spice I use the least. Ever since I learned of its cleansing properties, I put a few dashes into my morning tea water with the juice of half a lemon. However, besides this particular ritual, turmeric is relatively lacking in my life. But it shouldn’t be! Turmeric bears incredible lifestyle benefits that are both practical and game changing in the realm of health.

Are you using turmeric for these benefits?

1. Make Meat

5 Homemade Cleaners: DIY Green Cleaning on the Cheap

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Homemade cleaners really do work!

I’m a big fan of avoiding environmental toxins where I can, and skipping conventional household cleaners is an easy place to get started. Rather than having to call poison control, you can avoid the volatile organic chemicals  absorbed through both the skin and air by choosing plant-based cleaners. If you’ve ever cleaned your home with bleach or ammonia and then had trouble breathing afterwards, you know I mean.

While plant-based cleaners are a great alternative, sometimes they come with a hefty price. And it’s for this reason that I …