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If you follow @lizlovery, you know how much she likes incorporating pampas grass into her home décor. This pampas Christmas tree adds a boho vibe to your holiday décor.

Are you a garlic girl? Then this modified recipe from @poppycooks is for you. Add some garlic to your 15-hour potato for all the crunch of the original recipe packed full of your favorite flavors.

While houseplants have the ability to bring life to a room and purify the air while doing it, a drawback is that many houseplants are toxic to animals. Here are 10 plants that add beauty to your home without worry.

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This spray is a proven remedy for stress relief and a well-needed rest. Filled with natural lavender, chamomile, witch hazel and jojoba oil, it is great for setting a calm atmosphere and freshening up anything from the air to bed linen. It is free from toxins and comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. $16.95 at Amazon

Fall is the perfect time to make this roasted acorn squash and sharp cheese mac from @justine_snacks. It’s full of herbs and spices since she has a vendetta against bland mac and cheese recipes.

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Many of the most popular succulents — including hens and chicks, echeveria and rosettes — aren’t problematic. However, with so many varieties on the market, it’s best to research each individual plant.

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This plant is named for the ease with which it can be divided and shared—so if you happen to receive such a gift, rest assured it’s safe for your cats and dogs. But beware, pets may be especially drawn to the fuzzy, crinkly leaves.

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Indoor herb gardens are an easy, fun way to add fresh flavor to your cooking. But not all herbs are created equal when it comes to pet safety. Standards like lavender and oregano are off-limits, but pets are fine around basil, sage and thyme.

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This quirky plant has blooms that resemble tubes of lipstick, and is safe for cats and dogs alike. A native of the tropics, it thrives in bright light and loves being outside in the warmer months.

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Unlike their dangerous holiday counterpart amaryllis, Christmas cacti are not poisonous for pets like cats and dogs. The cactus may cause intestinal discomfort if ingested, but overall it’s a safer choice than many other festive plants.

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The variegated gray-and-green leaves of this plant make it an attractive option for the home. It’s one of many great easy-care houseplants safe for pets.

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Want pet-safe houseplants with blooms? Look no further than African violet. This versatile, hardworking houseplant is right at home with your pets. It comes in a range of purple hues, and it’s low maintenance and thrives without bright light.

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