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Donation + Return Baskets

The way I live there is a tremendous amount of stuff coming in and out of my house. I like to shop but I am a minimalist so I am always selling, donating, returning and exchanging stuff. Whew! I wanted a simple system to keep it all straight and decided to use these stylish and…

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Handbag Storage

Recently, my good friend, Sierra, asked me to do a post on handbag storage. Bag storage is challenging because women love to switch bags and rotate the contents, and also need a good place to store the one in use. They usually end up in a huge pile in the closet or draped over random…

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Felt Organizer

Loving this Kikkerland felt organizer! I discovered it at a friend’s house last week and gasped with delight when I thought of the possibilities. No more lost keys! No more hunting for your mobile phone! So smart. So simple. My husband is loving the gray one I got for his closet door – He empties…

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Holiday Gift Organization

Can you already feel the craziness in the air? I’m trying to keep it simple this year. Way simple. In an attempt to tackle holiday gift giving in the most efficient way possible I am dividing my gift buying into three categories: {One} Closest Family + Friends: I will take one day to go shopping…

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Toy Storage Round-Up

Many of my clients have small children and ask for my recommendations for storing kid toys. I always advise them to first assess what their kids really love and play with often. Kids get overwhelmed by having too much clutter just as adults do, and it is up to you to curb the shopping and…

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Bunting Love!

You may think buntings flags are just for baby showers, but I say, “no, no, Foolish Friend, they are for so much more!” Scouring Etsy, I have found so many beautiful handmade buntings and I cannot get enough. Can. Not. Get. Enough. I want one for the nursery, one for over the fireplace, one to…

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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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