What Is Marz Sleep Spray ?

Sleep Spray is our special proprietary formula that is designed to help you achieve a perfect, healthy night of sleep without any pesky side effects. There’s no better way to keep your mind alert, and your energy level high than deep, restorative sleep.

Because it’s liquid, it’s fast acting and easy to take. Sleep Spray combines safe doses of sleep aids with the rapid absorption and convenience of an oral spray. It can help you fall asleep quickly and stay asleep through the night.

Why a Spray?

People love Sleep Spray because it’s so easy to use. There’s no pills, no powders, no hassle – and it tastes great too!

An Effective Solution

Simply spray it into your mouth or into your night time water or tea. Then get ready for a full night of peaceful sleep and to wake up refreshed and ready to go!

Portable and Convenient

The small bottle is easy to store at home, or pack if traveling (TSA-Size Compliant). Imagine no more restless nights when away from home.

How to Use Sleep Spray

Our easy-to-use-liquid spray is designed to be taken orally. You can spray directly into your mouth, or if you’d prefer, you can also spray it directly into a glass of water before bedtime!

The way you use it is up to you, rest easy knowing healthy sleep is just a few sprays away!



As part of your bedtime ritual spray up to 7 sprays right into your mouth, or into a cup of tea.








Ease into a peaceful slumber. You will notice that you are able to fall asleep quickly, and will be able to sleep soundly through the night.








After a few nights of peaceful sleep, you will be amazed at how wonderful you feel.






Offset Accent Pieces with Lighting Scenes—a Bright Idea for Home Decor: smart lighting,

About the guest author: Erin Vaughan is a blogger, gardener, and aspiring homeowner. She resides in Austin, TX where she writes full time for Modernize, with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidance and educational tools they need to take on big home projects with confidence. 

There’s a lot more to lighting than your standard-issue overhead lights and lamps. When used thoughtfully, lighting can highlight artwork and sculptural pieces, direct attention to an accent wall or interesting feature in your home, or add drama to your landscaping and hallways. And now, with smart lighting, it’s easy to program multiple settings for a single room—so you can switch between low light and back light with a single tap.

A Brief Overview of Home Lighting Techniques
Unless you have a background in interior design, you probably rely on your intuition to guide you in your lighting decisions for your home. If it seems dark in one part of a room, you put a lamp there, and so forth. But well-structured lighting designs actually balance three different elements: ambient light, including natural daylighting and overhead lights; task lighting, which refers to concentrated light sources like table lamps; and accent lights, which function mostly as decoration, directing the eye to certain features.
Accent lights span the gamut from spotlights, picture lights, and wall sconces to strip lights and backlighting meant to illuminate a wider surface area. A couple of general rules for accenting with lights? Use picture lights and overhead spotlights to light artwork or other framed pieces hung on the wall. Backlighting, on the other hand, works better when you want to call attention to a larger area—furniture, accent walls, and so forth. Uplighting adds drama to a pathway and visual interest to outdoor features like trees and bushes.
LED Strip Lights are the Smart Home’s Best Friend
Whether it’s around a bathroom mirror or below the kitchen counter, backlighting outlines the showiest parts of your home. LED strip lighting is one way to get the look—plus, smart LEDs are much more energy efficient than standard incandescents. You can even use automated strip lights, which allow you to program them to a timer or switch between cool and warm light temperatures.
Strip lighting in unexpected tints adds a spacey, futuristic appearance to your decor, while whites and yellows have a more classic appearance. Whatever you do, though, don’t go any lower than 2,700K when selecting your color hue if you’re lighting around works of art.
Automated Dimmers: Lighting Controls on a Dime
Accent lights draw your eye to a specific part of the room, which is great if you’re just showing people around. However, in multifunctional spaces, all that illumination can seriously cramp your style (think: living rooms and dens, where all that lighting can easily put you in TV purgatory).
Meanwhile, color temperature and intensity can also affect your sleep cycle. There’s evidence that exposure to bright blue or white light keeps you alert, while soft yellowish light preps you for sleep in the evening. Smart dimmers on the walls allow you to control the brightness of any light in the room—with keypads, multiple lights at once—and some even have adjustable color temperature dials to keep in tune with natural circadian rhythms. In this way, you can program lighting controls for different “scenes” throughout your day: one for when you give guests a tour, one for dinner conversation, and one for movies on the couch. Automated controls open up a wide range of decorative lighting options to explore—since there’s no need for manual switches, lighting a portrait or a kitchen backsplash just became that much easier to manage. So let there be light—just make sure to make them smart!


In just a few minutes, you can design your dream garden on your home computer.


Plan-a-Garden lets you create garden design plans for anything from a patio-side container garden to your whole yard. Use your mouse to “drag-and-drop” more than 150 trees, shrubs, and flowers. Add dozens of structures like buildings, sheds, fences, decks—even a pond for a unique garden design plan. Let us help you build your dream garden!

Pick Your Scene

front yard garden design with pathwayThe app fits every home situation. Toggle through to find a number of different sceneries, including entryways, front porches, back patios, and even  backyard ponds. There are also a number of different housing types too, ranging from urban, rural, and everything in between. Not seeing what you are looking for? You can even upload your own photo to play with.

Plants Galore

walkway and bridge with lush plantsWith over 900 plants to choose from, the landscaping possibilities in our Plan-a-Garden app are practically endless. Choose from trees, shrubs, perennials and more for your landscape, including the size you are looking for, and even the lighting of your area. You can even narrow your search down in the search bar.

Beautiful Structures

gazebo and bridge with landscapingFor some, a landscape is not complete without hardscaping elements. In the Structures tab of the Plan-a-Garden app, add in fences, ceramic pots, gazebos, and even basketball hoops to give your yard a practical spruce-up.

Brilliant Textures

natural garden pathway with plantsA beautiful landscape is nothing without a little texture. Choose from red brick patios, meadow sceneries, gravel walkways, and bright blue-water ponds for an extravagent upgrade. These textured elements are as easy as drawing on with a click of your mouse.

How to Keep Your Garden Thriving All Summer Long

Beat the heat and keep your garden in tip-top shape this season.

Summer can be an exciting month for gardening when you think about everything that’s in season (dahlias, tomatoes, and so much more), but with rising temperatures, scorching sun, and unwelcome pests taking over, your garden may need a little bit more TLC during this time of year. “Dry soil, wilted plants, overgown weeds, and brown grass are common signs of an unhealthy garden,” Danny Watson, The Home Depot garden center associate, says. “Thankfully there are easy ways to combat these problems.” But where do you even start? Watson shared his best advice for summer gardening with us. If you follow these care tips your garden will look lush and vibrant all summer long, which is ideal if you’re planning on hosting a lot of backyard gatherings this year. Don’t worry, it won’t take up too much of your time (or cost too much money), so you can prep and care for your garden and still be able to hit the beach, head out on your road trip, or just enjoy a lazy summer afternoon at home.

Be Smart About Watering.


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While the temperature may be warmer and drier, you don’t have to spend every moment of your free time watering your plants. Watson says it’s all about being smarter about watering. “The typical rule of thumb is to water flowerbeds twice a week with plenty of water,” he says. “This will be more effective than watering the flowerbeds more frequently, with less water.”



Don’t Water at Night.

It might seem like a good idea to do this task when you get home from work, but think again. “Try avoid watering plants in the evening—the warmth and moisture encourages fungus growth,” he says. “As we head into the hottest part of the summer, try to do your heaviest watering in the morning. Only water in the evening if the plant really needs it.” He also advises against watering in the middle of the day when it’s the hottest as the soil will soak up the water faster, leaving less for the plants to use.


Feed Your Plants.

“Plants need more than just extra water to endure increasing temperatures and strong sun exposure during the summer months,” Watson says. “Place a 3-inch layer of Earthgro® by Scotts® Mulch in beds and around plantings to help the soil retain moisture and keep plants insulated from high temperatures. It is also important to feed plants throughout the summer season. The LiquaFeed® Universal Feeder from Miracle-Gro attaches directly to your hose and automatically delivers the right amount of food so you do not have to worry about burning your plants.”


Prune Away.

Keep an eye on your garden and remove any diseased, damaged, or dead debris as they block airflow and growth. “If you notice a plant with dead blooms, cut them back now to ensure it grows healthier next season,” he says. “Light pruning all year encourages steady growth and builds a healthy plant.” You’ll also want to be vigilant about dealing with any weeds, too. Weeds thrive off summer heat and steal nutrients and water from other plants, so catch them before they grow and spread.


Combat Pests.

Bugs can be abundant in the summer months, so much so that it can be overwhelming. “It is important to know which types of insects you are dealing with and which products to use,” he says. “I recommend Ortho Bug B Gon Insect Killer Granules to rid your lawn of pesky ants, ticks, and spiders. A single application, with thorough watering, helps keep pests from crashing your summer fun for up to three months. For flying insects, such as yellow jackets, Japanese beetles, and wasps, try placing traps, like the RESCUE Reusable Yellow Jacket Trap around your yard, making sure to avoid doors and high traffic areas.”


Add Some Shade.

“If an area of your yard or garden is exposed to strong sunlight for the majority of the day, find a way to create shade,” Watson says. “You can use a stunt plant, such as a tree or cluster of bamboo to provide shade for your flowerbeds.”

This Favorite Bedding Brand Just Launched a Baby Line

You’ve decorated your crib, now it’s time to accessorize theirs.

Three years ago, Parachute was born as a bedding brand, and now its family is growing to include a gender-neutral baby collection that celebrates the brand’s core colorways and themes that make for a perfect night’s sleep.

From darling crib sheets with prints featuring mini moons and stars to quilts in hues including blush, fog, and white, the line is a must for mix and matching so you can customize your baby’s room however you’d like.

The collection is made up of seven pieces that are non-toxic and Oeko-Tex certified, meaning that the products are chemical-free so both the earth and your baby are safe and sound. As if things couldn’t get better, everything meets REACH requirements, which stands for “registration, evaluation, authorization, and restriction of chemicals.” Basically, it’s a protocol by the European Union that ensures that manufacturers are held responsible to identify chemicals in their products.

And if you thought the brand’s mission to save the environment stopped there, there’s more. When the package arrives at your doorstep, it’s placed inside a reusable bag made of the same luxe materials as your linens, so you can use it as an upgraded laundry bag or whatever else your heart desires. All the bedding and bath products are crafted with Egyptian and Turkish cotton fibers in family-owned factories in Europe, so you’re getting the highest quality products backed by generations of trusted methods.

Currently, the Venice Beach based company has two storefronts, a hotel, and is sold online. So no matter where you live, the linens of your dreams are within reach.

10 Ways to Add Colorful Vintage Style to Your Kitchen



1. Buttery Walls

The soft creamy hue (Canyon Cloud by Behr), combined with the natural wood stain (Pecan by Minwax) on the windows, trim, and beams, creates a warm backdrop for the room’s bold accents.

2. Red Barstools

Jolie’s barstool mix—a pair of swiveling tractor seats plus a vintage vinyl-covered number—are characteristic of her signature farmhouse-meets-retro look.

3. Salvaged Island

Retrofitted with electrical outlets and reconfigured drawers, this 9-foot-long piece, originally a counter in a New Jersey general store, multitasks as a prep surface, breakfast bar, and homework station.

4. Turquoise Cabinets

To give them a slightly weathered look, Jolie first coated the cabinets with blue interior oil stain (Aquarius by Sherwin-Williams), then used a rag to apply and partially rub off a layer of Provincial Wood Finish stain by Minwax. “Embrace color,” says Jolie. “Just because kitchens are utilitarian rooms doesn’t mean they should be quiet, sterile, or boring.”

5. Handmade Toolbox

This rustic caddy emblazoned with the name Larry Slifer, now stores plates instead of Larry Slifer’s tools, and it’s one of Jolie’s favorite scores from the Round Top antiques fair. “I love that it has a story. Someday I’m going to meet someone who knew Larry Slifer!” she says.

6. Stainless Countertops

Inspired by the industrial kitchens in her parents’ chain of pizza restaurants, Jolie chose the stain-proof surface for its durability and versatility. “It’s not fancy, and it goes with everything,” she says.

7. Open Storage

On the cabinets flanking the vent hood, Jolie left the doors off for a casual look and convenient access to staple ingredients, spices, and dry goods stored in apothecary jars.

8. “Restaurant” Sign

To preserve its red color, Jolie coated the 20-foot-long vintage sign, salvaged from a Mexican restaurant in San Antonio, with clear polyurethane.

9. Pantry Upgrade


To give the functional space a farmhouse look, Jolie’s husband, Todd, built two panels inspired by barn doors then stained them black (Ebony by Minwax). Over the pantry, a salvaged stained-glass window bring in light from the entryway. Flat Track Hardware Set: from $300; barndoorhardware.com

10. Mason Jar Cluster Chandelier

Over the sink, Jolie strung up a pendant light using quart-size Mason jars, threaded wire, and Edison bulbs. For a similar look, try the Mason Jar Cluster Chandelier, $275; shadesoflight.com.


This Is How to Use Pink in Your Home Without Going Too Saccharine

Mary McGee: My client loves clear and pretty colors, and pink is her absolute favorite. In the living room, I made it feel rich and sophisticated by using deep shades of raspberry, then I introduced graphic black-and-white patterns and art, like the Richard Serra charcoal drawing over a sofa. The combination makes the room feel edgy and modern as opposed to sweet or feminine.

And yet the house’s architecture is anything but edgy.

My clients love design, but family comes first — they have four kids, and they wanted a big, happy home that would feel grounded in history. We renovated this house in Wellesley, Massachusetts, in the Georgian style and gave it classical moldings and proportions.

And then you offset that with the interior’s vibrant design.

When you have these really serious rooms, it’s nice to bring in things that are a little more fun, to introduce a chic, hip vibe. For instance, the living room’s Plexiglas table feels young and fresh, and the transparency helps to balance out all the color in the room.


Throughout the house, you use decor as a counterweight to the architecture.

Yes. The dining room felt less stuffy once we brought in those bamboo armchairs, Warhol artworks, and vintage Lucite candlesticks. And even the antiques are a mixture of styles and periods, starting with the English table, which the clients received as a wedding gift. I surrounded it with chairs modeled on an 18th-century French design I really liked, and I had them covered in jazzy coral fabrics. I’ve found that if you use all English furniture, a room can feel too heavy, while entirely French pieces can get a little too precious. I always mix it up.


What is the best strategy to complement such clear, strong colors?

The client wanted the whole house to feel light, so I used a crisp white to make the colors stand out, but with a touch of cream for warmth. In the breakfast nook, I chose white linen curtains and white-painted chairs and trim to brighten the dark wood table and floors.

You also employed white to create contrast between the rooms.

Yes — in the entry hall, I kept the palette neutral because right off of this space is a raspberry living room and a yellow- and-coral dining room! I also used black accents in the entry, which are echoed in the adjacent rooms — a zebra rug in the hall, for example, and chic striped-silk stools in the living room.


And then you introduced natural textures, which make all of the fabric pat- terns in the house really pop.

The legendary decorator Billy Baldwin, who inspired me, used to do that all the time in the high-end glamorous spaces he designed. Mixing silks with raffia adds uniqueness and character to a room, and the raffia slipper chairs in the living room are a custom design that I had made at my furniture studio in Los Angeles. They’re one of my favorite things: dainty and so elegant. The raffia also helps to show off the pink-and-black fabric on the seat cushions, which I had designed by artisans in Ghana as part of my new ethical fabric collection, Mary McGee X Africa.

They’re gorgeous! Tell me more about this wonderful project.

It goes back to my college years in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., when I interned at VSA [Very Special Arts], a nonprofit started by Jean Kennedy Smith that employs the arts to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities. I have always wanted to use design to do something positive in the world, and four years ago I began working with artisans in places like Kenya, Ghana and Zambia. I sought out people who are in vulnerable situations — some are impoverished, and one group consists of refugee women who were victims of war crimes. So far, we’ve hired roughly 100 artisans and helped them to become more independent and self-sufficient. Best of all, the fabrics are luxurious and just exquisite. It’s a win-win.

6 Eco-Friendly Home Décor Finds

Going green can also be glamorous with the help of these environmentally-friendly accents.

Recycled Glass Jug


The touch of twine on the neck gives this recycled glass jug a pretty, earthy flair. Use it as a doorstop in an entryway or as décor on a screened-in porch.


Photo by wayfair.com



Woven Chindi Metal Bench


Made in India with repurposed fabric scraps, this one-of-a-kind bench offers a great way to add some eclectic flair into your space.


Photo by worldmarket.com


Recycled Rope Doormat


Leave dirt and debris at the door with this durable mat at the ready. The recycled polyester is resistant to mildew, so it can withstand the springtime mudroom mess.


Photo by uncommongoods.com


Common Good Dish Soap


A concentrated, plant-based formula enhanced with natural extracts is stored within a sleek glass bottle to tackle a multitude of kitchen messes.


Reclaimed Teak Garden Stool


Whether adorning your indoor workspace or your exterior potting shed, this reclaimed teak stool will be a—ahem—natural fit wherever it’s placed.


Farmstead Stoneware Striped Serving Bowl


Crafted in Portugal with lead-free glazes and scrap materials, this handmade bowl may have had minor environmental impact, but its bright colors are sure to offer major wow-factor.

8 Plants You’ll Barely Need to Water

Two experts share their favorite drought-tolerant plants that will make your life easier (and help you save water)!



Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)


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“This plant flowers most actively in May and June, so use it in your garden as a seasonal color accent since they come in different colors like pink, purple, and yellow,” says Chris Lambton, professional landscaper and host of DIY Network’s Yard Crashers. “Place it near plants that flower earlier in the spring, such as tulips, or ones that flower later in the summer, like Black-eyed Susans.” It thrives in hot conditions and can also be grown in high elevations.



Lamb’s Ear (Stachys byzantina)


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This flowering perennial herb has a unique fuzzy texture. “It does well in partial-to-full sun,” says Lambton. “It doesn’t love hot and humid, so it’s a great choice for dry climates.” In colder climates, it will appear “dead” in the winter, but will come back to life in the spring. A word of caution from Lambton: This herb spreads as it grows, so keep that in mind when you’re deciding on where to plant it.


Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)


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“These plants yield beautiful clusters of bright orange flowers that attract butterflies, especially Monarchs,” says garden expert Christy Dailey of christygardens. This perennial prefers well-drained sandy soils, requires very little water, and blooms from May to September.


Russian Sage (Perovskia atiplicifolia)


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“These billowy and fragrant woody stems produce pretty purple flowers that bees and butterflies love,” says Dailey. “They bloom from late spring through October.” A mature plant grows to three to five feet tall and requires plenty of sun. It’s sturdy enough to withstand wind and cold weather.


Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)


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Rosemary is a great addition to your garden because it’s nice to look at and edible. “Since this is an evergreen plant, you’ll want to prune it regularly to maintain a good shape—and if you’re using it to cook—the freshest taste,” says Lambton. “It loves the sun and can hold up well in dry conditions.” If you live in a warmer region, rosemary will have no problem growing year-round. In colder climates, replace the in-ground plant when the weather starts getting chilly, or bring the plant inside if it’s grown in a container.


Stonecrop (Sedum)


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The fleshy leaves on this plant help it retain water in dry conditions. “It comes in all shapes and sizes,” says Dailey. “Some are upright, while others creep low to the ground, but all have attractive blooms of hot pink, lime green, and other vibrant colors.” They thrive in soil that can drain well.


Coneflower (Echinacea)


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Known for its large purple flowers, this plant is native to central and eastern United States. It is often used as a holistic measure to treat common colds and other illnesses. “These plants are a colorful summer accent,” says Lambton. “They tolerate sun and dry soil well, although they should receive light watering in the summer months if there is less than one inch of rain per week.”




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Lantana is a genus of about 150 species that are native to tropical areas of South America and Africa. Luckily, these hearty plants can also grow in the United States, especially in the southeastern coast. “They are available in a wide variety of colors, and they often change hues during their bloom cycle, which results in multi-colored flowers,” says Lambton. When you first plant lantana, you’ll want to water the plant more often, but as it grows it will only need to be watered once a week.

8 Basic Gardening Tools Every Newbie Needs

8 Basic Gardening Tools Every Newbie Needs

Get your green thumb ready with these picks.


If you’re just starting a garden, you’ll want to have a few necessities on hand to make the process easier. We asked the experts to share their favorite essentials. Even if you’re a veteran, this handy guide is a quick refresher.




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“The most important tools in the garden are your hands, which is why you need to protect them with a good pair of gloves,” says Johnston. “I like for my gloves to be fitted so that I can really feel the plants that I am working with. Second skin garden gloves are the absolute best—they are comfortable and dry quickly.”

Moisture Meter


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If you’re using pots or other containers, this handy tool will measure how dry the soil is. “No more wondering if the plant looks like it needs to be watered—now you’ll know for sure,” says Gutierrez.