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It’s like a stagnant hum that lingers in the mind. It comes about, somewhat unannounced, and shoos any form of entertainment out the door: Boredom. Read more »

Taylor -Dec 09, 2014, 2:33PM
When you are bored, do not complain!! Realize that boredom = free time = a time to get to know oneself better. Grab a brush, a camera, a book--try to stay away from the tv--go out into nature and become nature. Our lives are so guided to distance ourselves from our true selves, our nature, our spirit and bodies--mother earth within us. Go find what makes your heart move. Taylor Artist | Writer
annie -Dec 09, 2014, 2:26PM
where is her shirt from?

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Post image for Going Back to the Source at Swans Island Company

Nestled snugly against the rugged coastline of mid-coast Maine, along a quiet, rural stretch of Route 1 sits an old New England cape-style home. Read more »

meg -Dec 08, 2014, 12:30PM
such a great behind the scenes look! i love seeing all of the beautiful colors of yarn all pretty. @waterlilyshop
Natasha -Dec 04, 2014, 9:12PM

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This post comes from our Australia contributor, Miann Scanlan. Follow along with her on Instagram @freepeopleaustralia! Read more »

Cristina -Dec 10, 2014, 10:14PM
South bay (socal's south bay) born and raised! I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful place to grow up. Although I love traveling, every time I fly over downtown, see dodger stadium from the air in front of mountains and the ocean in the distance, I get chills. It always feels so good to come home no matter where I've been.
Taylor -Dec 09, 2014, 2:35PM
Heading to CALLLLIIII in just a few weeks. I interned in San Diego a few summers back, and it has been on my mind since. I cannot wait to walk those beaches again! oh my goodness xx thank you for getting me that much more excited :) xx Taylor Artist | Writer

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Post image for From Glass to Crystal: Arlie Trowbridge of Urban Revisions

Crystals are one of Earth’s great gifts to man. Read more »

Kacey Royer -Dec 08, 2014, 10:02PM
LOVE. I create my own handmade crystal jewelry and this inspires me so much. I love taking a look at other artists who use some of the same mediums I do! Instagram: @kaceyroyer
meg -Dec 08, 2014, 12:25PM
such pretty work! @waterlilyshop

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Post image for Vegan Orange Cranberry Coconut Smoothie

This post is part of our restricted diet series from Beth of Tasty Yummies.

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Karen K -Dec 16, 2014, 1:34PM
Can I use agave nectar instead of the dates? I am not vegan, but this smoothie looks good & I have 2 bags of cranberries to use up. Thanx
meg -Dec 08, 2014, 12:21PM
yummm!! i'm going to have this for breakfast tomorrow! @waterlilyshop

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Post image for Lavender Sleep Balm to Ease Your Dreams

A few nights ago, I woke with a start.
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Hyacinth -Dec 10, 2014, 11:14AM
I can't wait to try this soon! ^^
Robyn -Dec 05, 2014, 1:32AM
This looks so delicious smelling! I could totally use some of this balm right now. Great idea, thanks for sharing! <3

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Post image for Detour to Vacationland: Maine in Photos

The heady spice of wood smoke… the first beacon of home welcoming me North.
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Ms.Wild -Dec 13, 2014, 4:55PM
great photos! what camera do you use? and photo tips? or sites? thanks Ms. Wild
Lauren -Dec 04, 2014, 8:05PM
This post made me even more excited to go home to Portland over winter break! My home! <3

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Post image for Download Our December Calendar!

It’s hard to believe it’s already the final month of the year. Read more »

Over it -Dec 17, 2014, 11:38AM
Hey fp julie time to get a new job. Over your inconsistency with these now WRONG calendars. #donewithfreepeople
Victoria -Dec 05, 2014, 9:15AM
Please update! I've missed your calendars :)

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Post image for Contribute to Our Ultimate Holiday Playlist!

Laughing and telling stories around a crackling fire with loved ones.  Trudging through powdery snow, your nose pink from the cold.  Read more »

Lauren -Dec 10, 2014, 1:00PM
The playlist posts are some of my favorite posts on BLDG so its a wicked bummer to see that not as many people contributed to this one! So here's a nice handful of tunes to make up for those who didn't post!! Light a candle or two and enjoy on a snowy day! Mountain Man - "Animal Tracks" Doc Watson, Clarence White - "Footprints in the Snow" Simon & Garfunkle- "A Hazy Shade of Winter" Beirut- "Postcards From Italy" & "Elephant Gun" Horse Theif - "Little Dust" The Velvet Underground, "Who Loves the Sun" Belle & Sebastian, "Winter Wooskie" Camera Obscura "I Missed Your Party" Frank Sinatra- "Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!" Edith Piaf - "La Vie En Rose" Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - "Moon Mist" & "Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'" & "Blue Is The Night" The Dutchess & The Duke " Hands" & "Reservoir Park" Milky Chance "Fairytale" The Lovetones- "Wintertime in Hollywood" Allah-Las- "Busman's Holiday" Counting Crows - "A Long December" Cotton Jones- "By Morning Light" & "Gone The Bells" The Kinks, "Holiday" & "Father Christmas" Charlotte Gainsbourg -"Heaven Can Wait" Mazzy Star - "Halah" Springtime Carnivore (whole self-titled album is amazing!!) "Name on a Matchbook" &"Collectors" &"Other Side of the Boundary" Walkmen (Album You& Me is one of my favorites) "Red Moon" & "In the New Year" &"On the Water" &"Donde Esta la Playa" Norah Jones' album "The Fall" - "Stuck" & "Tell Yer Mama" & "Back to Manhattan"
nika -Dec 06, 2014, 5:36AM
bombay bicycle club-fracture :) happy holidays !

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Post image for The Perfect Baked Pear Recipe for Late Fall

Sometimes simple is better, and this baked pear recipe has exactly that going for it. Read more »

Cora-Lynn -Dec 03, 2014, 6:24PM
I cannot wait to try this!
Alexandra -Dec 03, 2014, 3:20PM
YUM! Absolutely divine. Warm Regards, Alexandra

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Post image for Puerto Rican Dream Land

For seven days, Puerto Rico became my home.
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Alexandra -Dec 03, 2014, 3:30PM
So very stunning. Love the photo edits! Warm Regards, Alexandra
meg -Dec 03, 2014, 1:28PM
i'm heading to puerto rico in february for the first time. these photos make me even more excited than i was before! @waterlilyshop

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Post image for Sweet Creative Soul: Meet Amy Nelson

It’s one of the greatest feelings to discover a sweet soul whose personality can be felt through his or her work – whether it’s through words… music… photography… In this case, it happens to be all three – and then some. Read more »

Kennedy -Dec 02, 2014, 10:22PM
What a beautiful face and soul. I would love to meet this inspirational woman. Maybe one day. From one free woman to another...xoxo Kennedy Northern Indigo
Anais -Dec 02, 2014, 7:32PM
She makes me think of Joanna Newsom, my favourite person in the world, harpist/singer/songwriter :)

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