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Here’s What to do When Things Go Wrong

Have you ever had a week, or even a season, where you felt like everything was just failing? I have… Let me tell you about just a few of the things that have happened over the past week: My house keys fell out of my pocket when I was walking the girls to school. I…

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You’re Only 10 Minutes Away From a Space Makeover

  Happy Fall!   This is my favorite time of year. Even though I’m no longer in school, I still associate fall with new beginnings and an opportunity to start fresh.    I’ve been thrilled to partner with one of my favorite publications, Domino Magazine, on a series of quick, down and dirty makeovers you…

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What I’m Afraid to Tell You

Before I broke up with my therapist, he encouraged me to be more vulnerable, both in my relationships and out in the world. Vulnerability does not come easily to me, but I thought I would give it a try. I did pay for his advice after all.  So, here are a few things I want…

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This is How to Make Storage Work in a Small Home

I recently hosted an open Q and A on my Instagram (see it here), and one of the top questions I received was how and where we store things in our 1200 square foot home. Specifically, many of you wanted to get a peek inside our dining room cabinets. Ask, and you shall receive! Let’s…

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Before & After: Exterior Paint Makeover

Who doesn’t love a good before/after story? Our exterior paint wasn’t bad to begin with, but it was looking a little rough around the edges, and so I was thrilled to partner with Benjamin Moore Paints on this quick exterior paint makeover. I was initially thinking of going super modern and painting the whole house…

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Everything You Need to Know About Renting Your Home

I get so many questions about renting our home on Airbnb that I thought it was time for a comprehensive post on the topic. Here’s everything you need to know: Why On Earth Would You Rent Your Home to Strangers? There are many possible motivations for renting out your home. We love traveling, and taking…

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House Tour + Resources

Today is the day! I’m so excited to guide you through a full house tour and share info and resources for all of the things I frequently receive questions about (no affiliate links here – just sharing images and info with all of you cause you asked!).  Before we dive in, I have to confess…

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5 Steps to Take Control of Your Email Inbox

My husband recently told me he was so overwhelmed by his overflowing email inbox that he was considering starting a new email address all together. It had gotten to the point where it seemed insurmountable, and a fresh start sounded good. Let’s get this out of the way: I generally go to bed with under…

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Simple Sustainable Swaps w/ The Wild Minimalist

I was introduced to Lily, co-founder of The Wild Minimalist, by a mutual friend. She treated me to an oat milk matcha latte (have you tried this?!) and we bonded over our shared belief that little things make a difference. I learned so much from chatting with her about sustainability in the home, so naturally,…

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A Bedroom Refresh w/ Serena and Lily

The girls have been begging for their own rooms recently, and while we’re not quite ready to rearrange our entire home, we did want to give their bedroom a little update. Chloe just turned ten and Emilie is nearly eight. They’re definitely bordering on tweendom (is that a word?), so I wanted to help make…

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