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Meal Planning for People Who Hate Meal Planning

Once a day at roughly five o clock I text my husband, “what are we doing for dinner?” and he texts back “I don’t know – what do you feel like?” and then I throw my head in my hands because we have failed again. I’m not being hyperbolic when I tell you that we’ve […]

Closet Makeover Reveal with California Closets

Today’s the day! This project has been a long time coming, and I am so excited to share it with you. A little context before we dive in: Our home is over one hundred years old, 1200 square feet, and has two closets for the four of us. Jordan and I share one closet, and […]

How to Deal With Sentimental Clutter

Of all the categories of stuff I’ve helped people edit and organize over the past decade, sentimental items have to be the hardest. I’ve written about what to keep when someone dies, but navigating through your own letters, heirlooms, and mementos can be just as (if not more) difficult. I’m rounding up my best tips […]

The Art of Saying “No”

I used to pride myself on being a “yes” person. I said an enthusiastic “YES!” to every opportunity I was presented with. “Yes” to more clients, “Yes” to more collaborations, “Yes” to more parties. There’s really only one big problem with being a yes person: When you say “yes” to everything, you are also unintentionally […]

Clutter-Free Holiday Gift Guide

As you can imagine, I’m pretty selective when it comes to gifting. The last thing I want to do is clutter up my loved ones’ homes with more stuff they don’t want or need. I’m also trying to support female-owned, BIPOC-owned, smaller, independent businesses instead of big box stores. See below for my round-up of […]

Transforming a Room with Wallpaper

If you’ve been here a while you know that we’re constantly transforming our home so it can support our changing needs. Our youngest daughter, 9-year old Emilie, inherited my old office which used to be our guest room, and we decided it was time to give her space a little refresh. With no sign of […]

How to Holiday in Hard Times

As the winter holidays quickly approach, I’ve caught myself confronting Big Feelings – dread, paralysis, grief, and anxiety to name a few. As a child of divorce, the holidays have always been emotional for me, but as an adult I’ve managed to create and participate in some wonderful traditions that I have come to look […]

Showing Up vs. Giving Up

I’m not going to sugarcoat this: things have been a little dark over here. You see, the two things that have been keeping me sane during the global pandemic were seeing my friends and family outside, and taking daily walks. The weather has been glorious in California, and I’ve felt so lucky to be able […]

Redefining Having It All

What does “having it all” mean to you? I love this question because it forces you to hone in on what feels important and essential to you as an individual and clarify your core values. Values-clarification is a huge part of what I do in my virtual programs, and my one on one business mentorship, […]

Let’s Talk About Grief

I promise I have cheerier topics to share on the horizon, but today, I’m going to focus on grief, so buckle up! When my father died suddenly, eight years ago, I googled “how to grieve,” hoping that I might find some good answers. Instead, I found a lot of cliches, and felt even more alone. […]

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