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phone free weekends…

It’s been almost three weeks since I’ve returned from The Unique Camp – a creative business summit held up in Big Bear. I have found the experience impossible to put into words – even though it’s all I could talk about the week after I returned home. My husband and friends all nodded their heads with […]

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Real Simple May 2016

did you spot me in Real Simple Magazine?!!

I have never been so excited (ok, maybe when Adam and I got engaged and the day we got married are stiff competition) but still, this is pretty epic. Real Simple came to our house back in December (ages ago) and shot it for the May FEATURE. EEEEEP. I’m not sure who is the bigger […]

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minimalism book, yo!

Hello world!! I am in the final stages of writing a book proposal about minimalism. For a lot of folks, minimalism sounds scary. I chalk that up to ‘the fear of the unknown.’ Your neighbors just don’t realize how accessible, life changing and FUN the minimalist lifestyle can be. This book aims to show boatloads […]

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garage sales, thrift stores, flea markets, oh my!

Some of us just love our deals: estate sales, flea markets, garage sales, thrift stores, antique malls = COUNT ME IN! When I travel, one of my favorite things to do is check out the local flea market and antique mall. Why? Because I love learning about what people collect in different regions by what they’re […]

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when “sparks joy” just isn’t cutting it

By now the odds are you’ve heard something about her royal organizing highness, Marie Kondo (creator of the KonMari Method and author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up). She’s the woman notorious for telling those wanting to change their hoarding ways to ask the simple question of each object in their home: does this spark joy? More precisely, she […]

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gifting the kid

My niece’s birthday is next month. She’s turning five. By this time of year I’ve usually purchased her gift (I can’t resist a good toy store when I’m playing tourist). But five years in, the object-based gifts are getting a little boring, and with so many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and good family friends, it’s difficult to guess […]

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musical motivation

Have you seen our core beliefs? My favorite is “We believe music is one helluva motivator.” Turn it up and get busy doing whatever your heart desires. And please don’t worry that you’ll disturb the neighbors with your guilty pleasure music. Who knows, you just might inspire others with your newfound energy. This week I thought I’d […]

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loungewear for life

Can I get an a-men for loungewear?! Seriously, there is nothing better than getting home from a tedious day of work in uncomfortable professional wear, and stepping into my spandex yoga pants. Needless to say, I am a huge proponent of loungewear, or what I like to call, “house clothes.” But there’s something I have […]

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organizing digital pics; part II

If organizing photos was tossed around like a phrase, it would be titled ‘complicated as fuc%$*&.’ I am not kidding. Remember how I had that appointment at The Genius Bar. Yea, that amounted to nada. I mean, I felt like I was plopped right inside an episode of “True Detective” (season 2). He was definitely speaking […]

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let’s put a stop to unplanned shopping trips

This past Saturday was like any other Saturday; sorta planned and sorta not. Errands, maybe lunch out, a Genius Bar appointment—you know, the usual. Except this particular Saturday eve was extra special and out of the ordinary (for me at least). I mean, it’s not every day that I have dinner plans with a bonafide […]

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