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Easy Cooking

With time at an all time minimum I have been on the prowl for quick delicious ways to feed myself and my family. My brother is an incredibly talented chef and has taught me that everything tastes better if you add butter, shallots and fresh herbs. He also taught me this easy formula for yummy…

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Acme Party Box Company

I was in Palo Alto visiting a girlfriend and had time to make a quick visit to the Acme Party Box Company. Their concept is simple: Instead of wasting money on disposable party decor every time you have a bash, invest in their reuseable items made with sustainable materials. This genius boutique offers gifts, party…

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A Little Added Effort

I admit it. I can be lazy about things that could make a big difference. I’ve been thinking about how little things like making the bed can make a huge difference in your day, your attitude and your general happiness. I’ve noticed that when I squeeze fresh lemon into my water it makes me happy….

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Breakfast Schedule!

Sooooo, I was at a client’s house, helping her organize her kitchen, and I noticed a breakfast schedule posted to her refrigerator. It looked a little something like this: Monday: Eggs, potatoes and sausage Tuesday: Cereal, yogurt and fruit Wednesday: Breakfast burrito Thursday: Waffles and berries Friday: Fruit smoothie Just that very morning I had…

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Glassy Baby!

Obsessed with these beautiful hand blown glass candle holders I spotted on my favorite decorating show, Home By Novagratz! Created by a cancer survivor, they are intended to inspire hope and healing in their simple beauty. I also love that they have a Glassy Baby of the month club where they feature seasonal “bouquet” of…

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The TV Experiment

Everyone I know wants more hours in the day. We all get the same 24 hours and the only variable is how we spend that time. Now, a mother of two and a small business owner, my time has felt more precious than ever. I started thinking about how I spend my time and realized…

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So Fresh & So Clean!

Just learned this easy trick for freshening up your kitchen: Cut a lemon in half or use the peel and put it in your disposal for a minute or two. Instant fresh, clean smelling kitchen! Photo by Hedy Macferran

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Stylish Storage

A pretty penny, but oh-so-stylish for storing odds and ends! This piece dates back to 1970. Art + Fashion + Function!

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Shower Storage

We have one bathroom and a rapidly growing family so I try to make sure our products are as minimal as possible.  Recently, I came across this simple and affordable solution by Umbra. My husband and I each take one compartment and use the bottom one for baby products and bubble bath. It limits us…

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5 Little Things That Make a Big Difference

When your time is limited and life feels hectic here are a few quick and easy things you can do to feel better fast: 1. Make the Bed ~ Proven to improve mood and only takes a few minutes. 2. Buy Yourself Fresh Flowers ~ They brighten any room and make your home look loved….

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