Outdoor rooms are pared down and more casual versions of their indoor counterparts, which may explain why many of us are drawn to that cozy space outside. The great thing about an outdoor room is that it's a place of relaxation that puts you in arm's reach of nature: trees, blue skies, scented flowers, water features and outdoor accessories.
Focusing on what went well (rather than what didn't) is a seemingly small attitude change that can make a big difference. Science backs this up: people who practice gratitude have higher self-esteem, are healthier, sleep better and exercise more.
Sure, you may have a couple habits that you’d like to break. But have you ever tried to create new, positive habits? Start by gradually working small changes into each day – before you know it, you’ll be on your way to improving your overall well-being.
Whether you’re happily married and looking to spice things up or still buzzing from the glow of a new romance, these creative Valentine’s Day activities prove that you don’t have to go out to have a great time.
If you’ve decluttered your home as part of your quarantine therapy and you’re wondering what to do with all that unwanted stuff, don’t head to Goodwill just yet. Did you know that there's a huge market for second-hand items online?
Countdown to winter is on, but don’t fret – there’s still time to squeeze in a few trails under the gentle, autumn sun. From easy strolls to moderate day-hikes here are four fall adventures sure to satisfy all skill and energy levels – just before the first raindrops fall.
Summer may be winding down, but there's still time to love your outdoor patio. With a few easy updates, you can dine al fresco or cozy up under the stars all through the fall. From cozy, twinkle lights, to cuddly layers, here are four ways to prep your outdoor space for the months ahead.
Don't you just love a good road trip? We certainly do! And there are few better places to explore than the many gorgeous destinations around Oregon. Just a hop, skip and a jump from Reed's Crossing you'll discover a variety of amazing landscapes, beautiful beaches, and tons of waterfalls. So grab some snacks and buckle up – it's time to roam!
Enjoying the beauty and soothing vibe of a house full of plants is easy. Keeping plants healthy in the ever-changing climate of the Pacific Northwest is another challenge. Below are five air-purifying houseplants that thrive indoors, rain or shine!
If you’ve decluttered your home as part of your spring cleaning or shelter in place boredom, and now you’re wondering what to do with all those boxes and bags of unwanted stuff, don’t head over to Goodwill just yet.
Sure, you may have a couple habits that you’d like to break. But have you ever tried to create new, positive habits? Start by gradually working small changes into each day – before you know it, you’ll be on your way to improving your overall well-being. Remember, a little goes a long way when it comes to improving your health.
Here comes the rain (again)! Oregon is known for its verdant landscape and seemingly endless array of outdoor activities but PDX’ers also know how to keep the fun alive during the rainy season. Here are a few of our favorite activities to chase away the winter blues.
So Oregon can be a little rainy, you say? Why not make the most of it with these three popular techniques for catching fresh rainwater*. Rain harvesting can reduce the impact of storm water runoff, which can damage water habitats. The average household can save up to 1,300 gallons of municipal water solely during the dry summer months.
Every year, design experts predict which home trends have staying power and which won’t last long after you pop the cork on your New Year’s Eve champagne. Because a new year inspires change, we’ve rounded up a few of the interior design trends poised to take 2020 by storm.
It’s long been known that supportive social ties are critical to both psychological and physical health. Social networks are valuable resources for individuals by boosting long term happiness which, in turn, promotes physical health.
Finding autumn colors around Portland is as easy as a casual stroll, but if you’re looking for more of a physical challenge, we’ve compiled our list of the five most spectacularly vibrant fall hikes near Reed’s Crossing.
The City of Hillsboro has a long history of supporting the arts to enhance community engagement and, in the near future, when living at Reed’s Crossing, you’ll be close to the heart of this growing movement.