Simple Sustainable Swaps w/ The Wild Minimalist

I was introduced to Lily, co-founder of The Wild Minimalist, by a mutual friend. She treated me to an oat milk matcha latte (have you tried this?!) and we bonded over our shared belief that little things make a difference. I learned so much from chatting with her about sustainability in the home, so naturally,…

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A Bedroom Refresh w/ Serena and Lily

The girls have been begging for their own rooms recently, and while we’re not quite ready to rearrange our entire home, we did want to give their bedroom a little update. Chloe just turned ten and Emilie is nearly eight. They’re definitely bordering on tweendom (is that a word?), so I wanted to help make…

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3 Steps to Improve Your Relationship with Your Stuff

Have you ever considered what you want your relationship to be like with the things you own? If you and your stuff were dating, how would you define your relationship? Needy? Dysfunctional? Erratic? Neglected? What do you want your relationship with your stuff to be like? Assuming there’s room for improvement, read on for three…

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Your Closet Matters: Here’s Why

When I was in high school, I started helping my girlfriends edit and organize their closets. My process was simple: we would take everything out, review each category together, and only put back the items that fit and flattered. My favorite part was the reaction when we were done. My friends would walk in and…

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My Impossible Goal

A few months ago I wrote about goal setting and hinted that I was working on something big. I love setting big goals, but it’s also scary to share them because… failure. I think we all worry that if we go public with our dreams and goals, and then fail, it will be humiliating. I also…

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Spending Freeze Challenge: Key Takeaways

With the month coming to a close, I wanted to give a final update and share my key takeaways and highlights from my first spending freeze experiment: I’m A Rule Breaker It turns out I don’t like to be restricted! I tried to stick to my rules and guidelines for the freeze but did find…

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Things I Really Wanted But Didn’t Buy

Friends! I made it through week one of my spending freeze. The biggest impact so far has been the increasing awareness of just how often I feel compelled to buy things I don’t truly need. As part of my work with clients, I am often sourcing products from my favorite stores, so temptation is everywhere….

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A One-Month Spending Freeze Challenge

So, I was out of town for business and asked my colleague, Beth, founder of Bneato Bar, to meet for coffee. Beth replied that she would love to meet, but asked if we could take a walk instead of buying coffee or lunch, since she was on a one-year spending freeze. What? I had to…

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Your Kids Don’t Want to Inherit Your Clutter

As my father’s oldest child, and his only local family member, I was left with the overwhelming task of resolving his estate when he died unexpectedly. I remember arriving at his house to assess the situation, and exhaling when I opened his basement door and found a neat stack of bankers boxes with all of…

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Inspiration: My New Favorite Organizing Book

I have been a huge fan of Remodelista for years and when I heard about their new book and website dedicated to all things home organizing, I did a happy dance around my living room. The book is not only beautiful, but also filled with simple, stylish, practical ideas for every room in your home….

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