Hygge and Minimalism: Can They Coexist?

Hygge and Minimalism: Can They Coexist?

Since clutter is traditionally known as the antithesis of cozy, it may seem that as a minimalist, the art of hygge (pronounced “hoo-geh”) wouldn’t be possible to exist in the same circle, perhaps their paths wouldn’t even cross. We beg to differ.  Too often, minimalism decor is perceived as sterile, neutral colors only, having nothing… Read More »

Easy Peasy Mardi Gras King Cake (and a little bit of history)

Easy Peasy Mardi Gras King Cake (and a little bit of history)

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Oui, cher!  It's Mardi Gras, one of our favorite times of the year! Not only do we adore this holiday due to its religious significance, the French origin and New Orleans history, but we would be remiss if we didn’t mention how much we love the king cake!  Mardi Gras,… Read More »

Valentine’s Day: From Depraved Origins to Self-Love and Fancy Drinks

Valentine’s Day: From Depraved Origins to Self-Love and Fancy Drinks

The Depraved Origins For much of the last century, Valentine’s Day has been a hugely commercial holiday due to the sales and exchange of chocolates, flowers, and cards. It’s also a time for lovers to acknowledge their bond to one another. However, the origins of this holiday present a much darker and complex picture. Starting… Read More »

How First Alert Helps Us Feel Safe and Worry-Free

How First Alert Helps Us Feel Safe and Worry-Free

Thank you First Alert for sponsoring this post. Help ensure your family is protected with CO alarms! When Gerry and I owned our business years ago, we took every precaution to avoid any unnecessary issues since we worked with pets, in their own homes. We created processes and procedures to make sure that we and… Read More »