Post image for How To Physically & Spiritually Cleanse A New Home

This past weekend I found myself standing amid the rubble of my new apartment, crumpled wrapping paper up to my knees, boxes piled on every available surface, and with the overwhelming feeling of not knowing where to begin looming over me. Read more »

Daisy -Dec 18, 2014, 10:01AM
Thank you for sharing, probably I'll try that when my husband is not around. He is not into anything spiritual.
Ivy Robinson -Nov 27, 2014, 9:38AM
I have to do that in my new house! I don't like the previous owners and I can feel a negative energy around the house! Thank you for sharing!

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Post image for 5 Gorgeous Pet-Safe Houseplants

While keeping them alive may be an entirely different story, I have always had a thing for houseplants. I love the instant breath of life they bring into a space; the touch of nature that makes you feel good to be in its presence. Read more »

Moni -Aug 04, 2014, 10:36PM
yay!!! I've been desiring a post like this forever, mahalo Brigette! Oh yes, of course for da kitties, CATMINT- especially when it's budding! xo
Kenzie Smith -Aug 04, 2014, 8:01PM
I love all of those plants! I am definitely going to have to look into a couple of those :) So far my dogs seem very uninterested in eating plants (other than grass) but I would hate for them to think that it was okay to eat an inside plant and have it be toxic.

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Post image for 4 Tips For Purchasing a Vintage Film Camera

Behind the lens of my mother’s old, beat-up Canon AE-1 (forever known as “the student camera”), I fell in love with photography. Read more »

Oliver Filippi -Oct 12, 2014, 12:55AM
Julie, Why not dust off your Great Grandfather's Rolleiflex? They are built like tanks and have excellent lenses. There is a Rollei mechanic in Southern CA who can overhaul them and have them functioning like new. {If you want his contact information, e-mail me off line.}. Note that in the 50's, most of the fashion magazine photographs were shot with Rolleis. If you want a 35 mm camera, don't mess around. Get the BEST - a German LEICA. They are extremely rugged and reliable, as well as have the BEST lenses. Older, used ones, are affordable. [A 1960 vintage 50MM f/2 Summicron lens will, even today, take any 50 mm non Leica lens to the cleaners - even though it was designed without the help of a computer.] Leica lenses are known for their sharpness and contrast, even at full aperture, and in the corners - wide open at f/2. Once you use one, you will be hooked. Here too, I can give you the names of a couple of expert Leica mechanics. Parts are still available. With the Leica, you can go with an M-3 rangefinder style, or an SLR starting with the R-3. (I would go with an R-4, but there are several R-4 models, as the camera was improved during its production run. The SLRs have an internal light meter, as do later model Ms. If you decide to go with the R-4, e-mail me off line and I can advise you as to the sub model and serial numbers to look for. For more info on Leicas, go to Kenrockwell.com.. Ken had Nikons and Canons, but has seen the true superiority of Leica. Sadly, the current Leica models, though very good, are VERY VERY EXPENSIVE, Most photographers cannot, or do not, comprehend how truly superior Leica shots are, compared to those taken with other 35s. I can give you many examples, but the following is typical: Many years ago, I met an elderly couple at the San Diego Zoo refreshment stand, each with a Leica R hanging from their neck. I commented to them that I seldom see folks with Leicas. - let alone two. They told me that they had gone on a trip to the Great Barrier Reef with a club they belonged to. One of the members used a Leica. When the club reconvened after the trip, they all brought their slides and had a screening. The Leica shots were very noticeably better - even though many were taken of the same subjects from essentially the same spots, with the same film and exposure. They asked the Leica photographer, "Why are your pictures so much better?" His response was, "It's the camera." So these folks went out an bought Leicas, and have been happy with the results ever since. As a transition from film to digital, you might want to try using Kodak Ektar color negative film and when you have it developed (I use Costco) have them digitize the pictures and write them to a DVD (CD). Then you can manipulate the photos in the same fashion as if they were shot digitally. Note that Ektar film was specifically designed to record images for subsequent digital processing. Ektar film has very fine grain, and is very sharp. Please let me know if you try any of my suggestions.
best sites for editing photos -Aug 22, 2014, 7:10AM
I am personally used canon 1100d model; I want to know actually what the main tricks to take a professional photograph. Anyone help or suggest me ?

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Post image for Decor Inspiration: Decorating With Air Plants

Lately I’ve been incorporating more and more plants into my decor at home. Read more »

Dave -Oct 23, 2014, 8:21PM
Love the post on air plants......we may have to incorporate some of these designs into our rotation! Thanks so much and if you all like air plants check us out https://www.facebook.com/Northeastapd
Alicia -Oct 17, 2014, 11:06AM
I loved reading this post. In fact, in inspired me to get some green in my own home! Thanks for the ideas, and if you want, you can check out the blog post on how I chose to use them here: http://aliciahaskewphotography.com/?p=3688

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Post image for Western Cabin Decor

For our latest styling story, Wildfire, our west coast team shot at an incredible cabin in Joshua Tree.  Isolated, rustic, and full of vintage aesthetic, this cabin looks like a dream – and the ideal place to rest your head.  Read more »

Sara -Jul 23, 2014, 11:28AM
So beautiful - I really need to make it out there.... Joshua Tree is my next roadtrip! P.S. these photos are just so inspiring, I've been pinning a ton of them >>> http://www.pinterest.com/restlessnomads/ xoxo Sara http://www.restlessnomads.com
Hypnotica Vintage -Jul 23, 2014, 10:22AM
Arthur magazine is missed! http://www.etsy.com/shop/HypnoticaVintage

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Post image for Turning Your Shower Space Into A Sanctuary

I love looking at showering as a time to indulge in a mini spa treatment. Of course its main purpose is to cleanse the body, but I really feel that it can have a calming, relaxing effect on the mind, as well. Read more »

Brittany -Nov 12, 2014, 6:38PM
I love both of these towels! Where are they from?
Leah -Oct 22, 2014, 8:31PM
I love, love these suggestions - especially number one! Incredible how big a difference small changes can make.

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Post image for Creating A Summer Atmosphere In Your Home

UPDATE: This post originally ran in June but now that it is officially summer, we wanted to share it again! Read more »

1813 -Aug 29, 2014, 8:48AM
such beauty in simplicity!! lovely bedroom seems to glow in the natural light! unique hand woven dream catchers add a touch of elegance http://www.etsy.com/shop/1813
christina -Jul 07, 2014, 7:56PM
i'm really intrigued about getting rid of my bed frame. just like everyone else! - christina www.cityloveee.blogspot.com

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Post image for Backyard Dinner Party With Ruthie Lindsey & Local Milk

It was around 4pm last Wednesday when we pulled up to Ruthie Lindsey’s home in East Nashville. Read more »

Chandra Rae -Jul 03, 2014, 10:04AM
Yay! Thank you so much for coming to our awesome town. This night was so fun! www.moderndaycharm.com
Jules -Jul 02, 2014, 9:33PM
No way! I want friends to invite me to a dinner party like this. Great photos! http://julsiestravels.wordpress.com

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Post image for How To Bring The 5 Feng Shui Elements Into Your Home

UPDATE: With the relaunch of our Spirituality Shop, it felt fitting to share this post again as amazing inspiration for how to use some of the new products! Read more »

Cindi -Oct 31, 2014, 9:25AM
Can I use yellow & red in a north room. Walls are teal
Fatima -Oct 21, 2014, 6:28PM
I've recently heard about feng shui concept. I am doing some research about that and have found it really interesting. Your post here just looked so informative for me. thanks for sharing :)

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Post image for About A Girl: Meet Kristina

You can tell when a person is really passionate about what they do. It shines through them like sunbeams, and the drive they possess is almost contagious.  Read more »

Clé Windows 7 -Oct 24, 2014, 11:56AM
This standard become too popular in the computer world and is mostly followed in connection with all peripheral devices like mouse, keyboards, printers, digital video camera, external drives etc. This should fix the problem of your Windows XP plug and play USB device not working. These ports, also known as connections, enable the notebook to connect to a variety of devices such as cameras, speakers, external hard disks, scanners, printers, etc.
activateur windows 7 -Oct 20, 2014, 8:54AM
The functions that you can see in this copy basically do not do anything. This should fix the problem oof your Windows XP plug and play USB device not working. Graphic designers can have Photoshop setup a certain way to optimize their use of thhe software.

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Post image for The Heart Of It All: A Tour Of Warwick Farm

We woke up to the sounds of chickens and the sweet smell of peonies. Read more »

Kathleen -Jun 23, 2014, 8:05PM
This place is adorable! I've never been able to make it to their events but I know the vendors that attend are fantastic. It's close to Granville, Oh. That's a darling town with many talented artists.
Juliette Laura -Jun 17, 2014, 3:21PM
Oh this place looks like a dream! http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com/

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Post image for Villa Cortes Nosara Retreat Center

A serene heaven, lush with tropical foliage, ocean views, and quaint little houses is what you will find at the Villa Cortes Nosara Retreat Center. Read more »

Maddie -Sep 02, 2014, 4:02AM
Did you guys have your itinerary planned for you through another organisation, or by the lovely ladies at Free People? I'm looking to travel to Costa Rica next year and the activities you did look so fun and relaxing!
Sherry -Jul 02, 2014, 4:35PM
I want to be there!

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