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Guest Post: A Little Wisdom

My friend, Ben Smythe, takes simple living and minimalism to another level.  He is one of the most joyful people I know and everything he owns can fit in a single backpack. I asked him to contribute a guest blog post since he is always offering up wonderful tidbits of wisdom and inspiration. Here is…

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Shoe Wheel!

Shoe storage is quite the conundrum, especially if you take your shoes off as soon as you walk in the door. I have not found many solutions that are aesthetically appealing and asked my stylish friend Hedy for advice. She told me about her designer friend, Debbie, who had a “shoe wheel,”and I became obsessed…

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Yard Sale 101

You’ve scoured your house and conquered the clutter. Now what to do with the piles of unwanted gear? Have yourself a Simply Sorted Yard Sale! Here’s how: Pick a clear weekend and save the date and the day before for prep. (Avoid holiday weekends) Garage sale groupies come at the crack of dawn so start…

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A New Baby!

I am so excited to introduce the newest member of my family! Emilie Olivia was born at noon on July 20th, 2011. ~

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Kid Art

Many of my clients ask me how to handle the masses of “kid art” that get brought home from school every week. My own daughter has become quite the little artist lately and I have started searching for creative ways to handle the inflow of arts and crafts. Here are a few solutions to consider:…

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Serena & Lily

Loving up the products and decor ideas from the Serena & Lily summer collection! A few favorites: Letter Pillows – Perfect for a new baby gift! Stowaway Bins – These bins are so chic and practical for storing toys and games. A win! Senegalese Storage Collection – Simply gorgeous and perfect for storing laundry, blankets,…

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Guest Post: Stocking Up The Baby Bag!

Sometimes my minimalist impulses go too far and I find myself hopelessly unprepared when I am out and about with my daughter.  I am the mom who never carries a stocked diaper bag and always has to scramble to borrow diapers or wipes or a change of clothing when I am out on the go….

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Marin Country Mart

Ever since I left LA, I have been praying that the owners of the beloved Brentwood Country Mart would expand to Northern California. I finally got over to scope out the Marin Country Mart today and was thrilled with what I discovered! A sweet collection of boutiques is coming together and I was told that…

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The Nagging Task

Inspired by The Happiness Project I decided to make a list of my own nagging tasks and am in the process of checking them off. I find that once you have created your list it’s crucial to book each task in your calendar so you can forget about it but know you have allotted the…

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Etsy Fever

Recently, I have been overtaken with Etsy fever! I love to support small businesses and artists and have found incredibly unique items  at great prices. A few of my favorite shops: Cristina Pires The Love Shop Kyoozi

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