• Jul
    16

    But It’s Only July


    by Cathie
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    I know it is really just the beginning of summer but if you go into Target, Walmart or any other big store you will find that they are already putting out their “Back to School” collections! I guess you really do have to shop a season ahead to get items for the coming months. Shopping for summer clothes in February and for Halloween supplies in August is the new norm. As they say, time flies while you are having fun and the summer months usually provide long sunny days of fun. So even if we don’t like the fact, the season for preparing for school is fast approaching.  Get a head start on your back-to-school shopping here at LifeHeartHome.com.  We have some amazing options to choose from and for any age.  For example, we have our hand-made Hmong backpacks, including the wildly popular owl design.  Our wide range of backpacks are perfect for a summer stroll or a trip to the beach.

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    Hmong backpacks make for stylish studying!

    Also don’t forget about those about to enter or go back to college.   What more would any college student need than a Guatemalan hacky sack ball or cool zipper pull to show their eclectic style. Really you cannot go wrong looking into LifeHeartHome’s back-to-school collection.  Keep in mind, Murphy’s Law loosely states, “anything that can go wrong will likely go wrong.”  Therefore, be prepared and help your children be prepared for the challenges that may await them at school.  Enjoy your last month of summer, but don’t let school season creep up on you.

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    Handcrafted in Thailand, these zipper pulls are definitely unique!

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  • Jul
    14

    Brought Together by a Little Ball


    by Cathie
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    We have all seen them… a small group of kids or young adults standing around in a circle trying to keep a little ball in the air without using their hands. These groups can be seen on college campuses everywhere. Cooperative kicking games have ancient origins in almost every country from China to Native America. Super popular in the 80′s, Hacky Sack or Footbag is a modern American version invented in 1972 by John Stalberger and Mike Marshall of Oregon City, Oregon. Marshall had created a hand-made bean bag, that he was kicking around. Stalberger was recovering from knee surgery and was looking for a fun way to exercise his knees. This is how the traditional American game of Hacky Sack was born. I have been informed that the expert hacky sack player will take some of the filling out of the ball so that the Hacky Sack will actually land on the top of the foot without falling off. There are as many techniques to the game as there are patterns to the balls! The size and vibrant colors and patterns of these balls also make them perfect for hand strengthening exercises and physical therapy. However you choose to use your Hacky Sack ball, you will be delighted by the quality and whimsy of these beautiful Guatemalan creations.

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  • Jul
    13

    As the World Watches


    by Cathie
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    Hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world watched with anticipation the final match of the FIFA World Cup played today in Brazil. The teams were world class, one from Germany and one from Argentina. Who would be the victor? Even in the United States where interest in soccer is still in its infancy, there were viewing parties and lots of excitement. In the end, it would be Germany that would take home that golden trophy and Argentina would leave the field heartbroken. I think the most meaningful feelings that I took away from this competition was the sportsmanship and kindness shown between teams, fans and even countries. It is nice to know that we are still exciting to see the outcome of a game where we are no longer competing. Just as the Olympics brings out national pride, I feel that the 2014 World Cup brought us all a little closer together.

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    Because of my son’s interest in the game of soccer, I found myself watching and actually enjoying several matches this year. Back a few days ago during the semi-finals, we have all seen the touching photo of the Brazilian fan who was so sad after their defeat that he cried but even in his despair he offered up his world cup replica trophy to a fan of the winning German team. This kindness is something that we yearn for as humans. A simple act that speaks to us all, no matter our language. I congratulate all of the players from all the teams and especially the champion team from Germany.

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    During these times when the world seems to come together, it is easy to see what we all have in common instead of our differences. To that end, it is also a time to celebrate ourselves in the universe. Our universe is vast, colorful and dynamic. To celebrate our universe, we are proud to carry the incredibly unique and memorable Mova Globes! These globes are more than just beautiful, they remind us of the magic all around us. We now carry all of the planet globes in the impressive 6 inch size! Check out these amazing globes today!!

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  • Jul
    11

    Beads, Beads, Beads!


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    Guatemala is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico, BelizeHonduras and El SalvadorThe handiwork of the Guatemalan people is world renowned. The intricately designed patterns and the exquisite quality of their jewelry and accessories is highly prized. The women of the highland villages of Guatemala learn the traditional beading techniques which they then pass down to their children. They work to earn extra income for their families and in several cases are the sole providers of the household.

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    Many designs are created using Czech beads, which are known for being brightly colored and uniform in size. The artisans also use colored glass beads and semi-precious stones to create beautiful jewelry, keychains and realistic animal figurines plus much more. Our stylish Guatemalan beadwork collection is hand woven by artisans from villages in the Lake Atitlan area of Guatemala.

    Our Capullo Collection is truly unique and beautiful. These bracelets feature a hand-woven base of Czech seed beads, richly embellished with an assortment of glass beads and semi-precious stone chips and have a strong, hidden magnetic clasp. 

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    Our Bola Collection feature bracelets and earrings that are made up of several colors of Czech beads in delicate circular designs and feature convenient magnetic closures and hook-type posts.

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    The latest additions to our Guatemalan Beadwork collection include cute animal keychains and also large beaded turtles and lizards. These items are not only beautiful but definite conversation starters. The intricate pattern of beads amazingly resemble the feathers, fur or scales of the animals it is meant to represent. If you are looking for a unique gift, you owe it to yourself to check these out!


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  • Jul
    10

    A Time to Work…A Time to Play


    by Cathie
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    In our busy lives it is sometimes difficult to relax and unwind. Happy are those people who can let their hair down, shake off the stresses of the day and really be present when they are at home with their family. The ability to relax is sometimes elusive but I have found that if I can occupy my mind with something that takes my thoughts away from the stress then I can truly relax. Music can help to relax or possibly doing something active like taking a walk around the neighborhood. People have different ways of relaxing and rejuvenating their minds and bodies.

    At lifehearthome.com we encourage everyone to find something that helps to bring a stress-free zone into their lives. To this end, we stock a collection of beautifully hand-carved wooded labyrinth games from India to take your mind off of the tedious happenings during your work day. Even a few minutes of playing with these high quality wooden games allows you to unwind in a very unique way. These games come in a variety of styles to fit anyone’s personality. The classic circular design is perfect for the busy executive looking for a stylish distraction. The owl, snail and turtle games are cute and will be enjoyed by anyone! Go on, take a breath and let these wonderful products help you find your happy place.

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