“Home” Means

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Homes of Heart

What Does Home Feel Like to You? As the sun rose on a new day in Hong Kong shortly after we moved there, I remember walking hand in hand with my husband down the crazy streets. Having met in France we were excited about this next adventure. Our hearts told us the move to Hong Kong was the right thing to do, but I questioned everything my overwhelmed senses were telling me. As we continued down the frenetic sidewalks, I […]

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Homes of GREEN Health

Green Home Benefits for All. If you’re planning on building a new home, remodeling or just purchasing furniture here are a few ways Going Green can benefit your life and benefit the environment at the same time. Green Homes offer superior air quality because builders use safer construction products that do not emit harmful chemicals like those used in conventional homes. They avoid finishes and paints that emit volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. Green Homes save you money by using […]

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Homes of Service

Home for our Military? Leaving home can be hard and no one knows that more than our military personal deployed around the world. We were privileged to watch our nephew’s deployment ceremony at Fort Bragg when he left the country to serve as a helicopter pilot. As he left the hanger that day with all his personal belongings, he knew his dangerous destination but could not tell us where he was going. We wished him God Speed and wondered what […]

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Homes of Hospitality

Stress-free entertaining tips. Do you love to entertain and host cozy dinner parties? Do you have the gift of hospitality that allows family and friends to relax, linger, and laugh in your home? Or does the thought of entertaining stress you out? Have you given up trying to host the perfect party? If so, here are a few pointers to get you moving again. Clean just enough. Remember your guests are coming to see YOU, not your home. Relax and […]

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Homes of Healing

Is Your Home a Healing Refuge? Rainy days are a fact of life. When a bad day leaves you soaking wet do you have a place to dry off? When unexpected accidents, injuries or illnesses get you down, does your home leave you out in the cold or high and dry? Or does your dwelling envelop you with the comfort you need and well-being you seek? When LIFE gets the better of you can your domain really help you cope? […]

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Homes of Harvest

Fall brings pumpkin and apple picking, corn mazes, hayrides, and harvest festivals. We take time to connect with family, relax, and have some fun. I love heading to the farm in the fall. As a kid, we headed to the farm where my mother was born. My sister married a sheep rancher and my kids loved visiting their country cousins. And now my mother-in-law is living on a farm near her childhood home. Farmers work hard for the bounty they […]

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Homes of Beauty

Find inspiration for your home in the beauty of nature. Surrounded by the artistry of nature I walk in the woods. The trees are giant works of art to me. Each leafless branch has been sculpted by the wind over time.  The trickle of the stream draws me to the water’s edge. Once a rushing river, the water has receded after the storm. Like a grand art show opening, the creek bed now reveals its latest masterpieces of glistening quartz […]

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Homes of Comfort

What makes a comfortable home? I love watching HGTV shows that help people decorate, renovate or completely redesign their homes. Having a COMFORTABLE new place is always at the forefront of the lucky homeowner’s mind. Their wish list for the project includes words like comfy, cozy, cushy, easy, soft, and snug as if their home was a bathrobe. They want a stress free environment that will give them contentment and security. That’s why in show after show we hear homeowners […]

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Homes of Pride

India is a fascinating and colorful country of contrasts. Take a moment to reflect on these two divergent dwellings. She spent days building this home and clearly has taken great pride in her cow dung creation. Notice the beautiful hand-embossed striped motif on the walls and the meticulously placed roof tiles that create a unique design motif overhead. This home is used for protection from the northern Indian rainy season and rest. In contrast, the Ambani Family spent four years […]

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Homes of Shelter

Since early man sought protection in caves, humans have needed shelters to escape the elements. And as long as man has built shelters, these shelters/homes have been used to measure one’s wealth, self-esteem and pride. Today we use our modern day “shelters” filled with creature comforts and treasures not only to escape the elements, but to sooth our souls and renew our strength. Last month I was out when I got a call from my daughter who was watching the […]

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