Design Basics: The Art of Good Feng Shui

You’ve heard of feng shui. You might even be able to distinguish between apartment interiors decorated with feng shui principles in mind and interiors inspired by other decorating styles. But how much do you know about the ancient Chinese philosophical system? Learn more about feng shui’s origins and defining principles in this post.
Origins and History
To the best of our knowledge, feng shui originated as an astronomical device designed to find correlations between humans and the universe. Today, it is best known as a harmonizing design philosophy. The primary goal of feng shui as an art form is to improve the […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Decorating and Design|0 Comments

How to Plan an Eco-Friendly Summer Vacation

Out-of-town trips break up your day-to-day routine and can be refreshing, eye-opening, and inspiring. Unfortunately, long-distance travel is also hard on the environment. If you’ve got kids in school or are a student yourself, chances are you take your longest vacation each year during the summer. Make this year’s summer vacation greener than last year’s with these eco-friendly vacation planning tips.
Choose destination and transportation wisely
Long-distance travel, especially by plane, is carbon-intensive. If you choose a destination you can reach almost as quickly by car, bus, or train as plane, opt for one of these modes of travel. If you do travel by […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

7 Signs You Should Move to Houston

Is a move in the cards for you in the near future? If you’re considering a job offer in Houston or have control over where you relocate and are wondering whether H-Town should be your next home, here are seven signs it should.
1. You want urban amenities at low cost
Houston has a vibrant social scene, impressive theater district, world-class shopping and dining options, and more. The city hosts a home game with one of it’s many professional sports teams more nights than not. Houston is also home to some of the world’s leading health care centers and medical research facilities. […]

By |June 21st, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

10 Delicious Ice Cream Shops in Denver

It may be possible to ski in June just an hour’s drive from Denver, but the Mile-High City experiences some downright hot summer days. Thankfully, Denver is home to some righteously good ice cream. If you’re a fan of the frozen dairy treat so many Americans associate with summer, cool down with a cup or cone from one of these celebrated area ice cream shops. In case you’re curious, National Ice Cream Day falls on July 17.

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Gelato and ice cream are not technically the same thing. Gelato […]

By |June 19th, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

Recipe of the Month: JoJo’s Gluten-free Peanut Noodles

It was love at first sight.

We were pretty sure this recipe was going to be a winner when we first saw it in the submissions for our comfort food recipe contest, AMLI EATS. Well, we were 100-percent right. Joanna (JoJo) and her peanut noodle recipe would go on to snag the regional prize for the Chicago region.

Now, let’s talk food.

Gluten-free noodles are never an easy task—especially when you’re making them from scratch. What this recipe does right is it looks to the produce aisle. Rather than going through the hassle of using a noodle maker, Joanna here has us simply cooking […]

By |June 15th, 2017|Good Eats|0 Comments