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How to Handle (and Prevent) Unwanted Gifts

Hot topic alert! Today I’ll be covering how to handle the awkwardness of receiving (and possibly getting rid of) unwanted gifts. We’re about to embark on gift giving season, and you may already be dreading the inevitable influx of more stuff you don’t necessarily want or need. Read on for my top tips for how […]

Women Who Inspire: Tiffany Shlain

Next on my Women Who Inspire series, I’m talking about creative inspiration, risk taking, and really good hats with artist, author, and filmmaker, Tiffany Shlain. I met Tiffany when our daughters became friends through summer camp, and we instantly bonded over out mutual passion for living a creative and intentional life. I’m a huge fan […]

Minimalist Packing: A Two Week Family Trip to Europe

The time has come! The family and I are finally off on our rescheduled two-week trip to Europe after a major passport fail this summer. Public service announcement: kids’ passports expire every five years – not ten like adults. Lesson learned. The hard way. Onward! I’ve yet to meet a kid or teenager who likes […]

The Clutter-Free Gift Guide for Everyone on Your List

Looking to delight your friends and family this year without adding more clutter to their homes? I’ve rounded up my favorite creative, consumable, and experience-based gifts, so you can treat the ones you love – minus the side of clutter (because who really needs another set of bath bombs?). Bon Appétit Food and beverage based […]

Fewer Better: Fall Faves

New series time! I thought it would be fun to periodically share the things I am reading, listening to, eating, wearing, watching, and generally enjoying. Read on for a quick list of the things I’m loving this season:   Listen Up I just stumbled upon the How to Build a Happy Life podcast from the […]

How to Simplify the Holidays for a More Meaningful Season

Are you starting to feel the pressure of holiday gifting, to-do lists, and social obligations? It’s only October, but I’m already getting bombarded with holiday marketing emails and advertisements trying to get me to buy all of the things. Read on for a few simple ideas to help you keep your cool during this frenetic […]

The Surprising Power of Lowering the Bar

None of us are capable of doing All Of The Things all at once. With lives that are filled with obligations and opportunities, It’s up to us to determine where we want to invest our limited time, energy, and resources. Lowering the bar on purpose (as opposed to dropping the ball by accident) can feel […]

Closet Makeover Reveal with Designer Caitlin Flemming

I was thrilled when designer and author Caitlin Flemming asked me to help organize her closet. Caitlin’s San Francisco home is exquisitely furnished, but tight on storage space. Instead of attempting to share the tiny closet in the bedroom with her husband, Caitlin repurposed the entry coat closet for her own storage needs. She enlisted […]

Women Who Inspire: Phoebe Kunitomi

I’m thrilled to be bringing you another installment of my popular “Women Who Inspire” series, where I feature a diverse group of entrepreneurs, creatives, and makers. Today I’m so excited to introduce you to Phoebe Kunitomi, founder of the minimalist bodywear brand okko. Phoebe and I connected years ago and instantly bonded over our shared […]

Discomfort and Making Yourself Proud

I wasn’t born with grit, but I have learned to cultivate it. As a kid, I used to give up on things whenever they got hard. Ballet. Gymnastics. Iceskating. Even in the early days of entrepreneurship, I used to want to give up on my business every six months or so. At first sign of […]

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