11 Cosy Items to Help Beat Seasonal Depression this Winter
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by Elaine Nauta
4M ago
Struggling with seasonal depression? Creating a cosy and comforting environment can be beneficial in alleviating the symptoms of seasonal depression. Here are ten favorite cozy items that may help improve your mood and well-being: 1. Soft Blankets Wrap yourself in a warm, soft blanket. Weighted blankets, in particular, are known for their calming effects and can provide a sense of comfort. JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. 2. Plush Pillows Add plush, comfortable pillows to your living space or bedroom. Having a cozy place to rest and relax ..read more
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11 Best Gift Ideas When You Don’t Know What to Buy Someone
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by Elaine Nauta
4M ago
“What do I get for someone when I don’t know what to get?” It’s a familiar scenario, and we’ve all been there. Whether it’s for a distant relative, a new acquaintance, or that friend who seems to have everything, the challenge is real. Worry no further! Take a look at these 11 best gift ideas when you don’t know what to buy someone. I hope you find something here that you like. 1. Olive Oil Olive oil can make a wonderful and versatile gift, especially if you choose a high-quality, flavorful option.Select a high-quality extra virgin olive oil, as it is the most flavorful and has the richest ar ..read more
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8 Must Haves for a Light Academia Inspired Room
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by Elaine Nauta
5M ago
Light academia is a style and aesthetic inspired by academic and classical influences, often characterized by a focus on literature, art, and intellectual pursuits. If you are looking for some ideas, then take a look at these 8 Must Haves for a Light Academia Inspired Room. Included is a curated selection of gorgeous shop items for inspiration as well. 1. Furniture Vintage or Antique Furniture: Look for classic, elegant pieces such as leather or upholstered sofas, chesterfield sofas, wingback chairs, or wooden bookshelves. JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to vi ..read more
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10 Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Wool Coat This Winter
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by Elaine Nauta
6M ago
As the winter season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about your cold-weather wardrobe. One essential item that should be on your shopping list is a gorgeous quality wool coat. When you look at the label inside the coat, you’ll see that wool percentages vary. Here are the general guidelines: 100% Wool: A coat made entirely of wool is the warmest and most luxurious option. 70-90% Wool: Coats in this range are common and strike a good balance between warmth, comfort, and cost. They are still warm and durable while being somewhat lighter and more affordable than 100% wool options. 50-70% W ..read more
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10 Lovely Wallpapers and Matching Fabrics for a Modern Antique Room
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by Elaine Nauta
6M ago
I’m so excited to share this post with you all because wallpaper is one of the things I truly adore! Since I first saw this beautiful blue antique bedroom in Museum Van Loon, I’ve been obsessed with finding matching wallpaper and fabric combinations to create a ‘modern’ antique room. So why consider using matching wallpaper and fabric in the same space aside from honoring the design trends of the past? Using matching wallpaper and fabric can a sense of visual continuity in the room and make the space feel more balanced and inviting. Best of all repetitive patterns can be visually pleas ..read more
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Create a Charming Antique Bedroom like this with these 6 ideas
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by Elaine Nauta
6M ago
The inspiration for a charming antique bedroom comes from a room in Museum van Loon. The Schaapjes Kamer, or “Sheep Room,” in the Museum Van Loon is a charming and historic room located in the Van Loon House in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Museum Van Loon is a museum housed in a grand 17th-century canal-side mansion that was once the residence of the Van Loon family, one of Amsterdam’s patrician families. The Schaapjes Kamer is one of the many beautifully preserved rooms within the museum. The room is named the “Sheep Room” because of the pastoral and whimsical painted mural that adorns th ..read more
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6 Page Turners for Quiet Nights in
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by Elaine Nauta
6M ago
Hello fellow readers! Looking for a page turner on a quiet night in? Here are some page turners guaranteed to keep you hooked! 1. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue If you are looking for a mind boggling page turner, then this book is for you! I finished the book in two days over the weekend, because I was so curious to find out what was going on with Anna- “The Wonder”. Emma Donoghue’s book “The Wonder” is a historical fiction set in rural Ireland in the 1800’s. The story centers around an 11-year-old girl named Anna, who has supposedly been living without food for four months, surviving only on “m ..read more
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When in doubt throw on one of these timeless blazers
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by Elaine Nauta
6M ago
Last updated: October 18th 2023 Nothing pulls an outfit together quicker than a timeless blazer in my opinion! When in doubt throw on one of these timeless blazers! Whether you’re prepping for a special event or aiming for that polished everyday appearance, blazers are your trusty companions. In this blog post, I’ll introduce you to a selection of classic blazers that will become your fashion safety net. (I have these colors in my own wardrobe as well!) 1. The Navy Blazer with Gold Buttons A Navy blazer with Gold Buttons is essential for a timeless wardrobe. I’ve probably worn my navy blazer ..read more
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6 Laid-Back Reads for Summer Holidays
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by Elaine Nauta
6M ago
This summer I found an eclectic mix of books in some cute little bookshops in the UK. Most of these books had sticky notes taped under them with positive remarks from other readers, so I decided to give them a go. Hope you you enjoy this selection of Laid-Back Reads for Summer Holidays 1. The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell Genre: Non Fiction I really loved this book! It made me re-think how animals connect with humans. Thanks to this true story, I also learned that there is a whole lot more to penguins than we might think! The story plays off against the political backdrop of life in Argenti ..read more
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7 Slow Reads for Cosy Winter Nights
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by Elaine Nauta
6M ago
If you are probably looking for an entertaining book on a cosy winter night, you’re in for a treat! Check out these 7 slow reads for Cosy Winter Nights. 1. The Secret History by Donna Tartt Inspired by their classes in the Ancient Greek studies program, six eccentric students at an elite college in New England engage in a lifestyle of unconventional thinking that goes beyond the margins of everyday morality. The story is told by Richard Papen (the latest edition to the group) who reflects on the sequence of events that led up to killing their fellow student Bunny. This thick book is bound t ..read more
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