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Minimalist Packing: One Week in Tokyo

All of my travel dreams have just come true because I am headed to Tokyo with my chef brother, Max, and youngest daughter, Emilie, for a week of eating All Of The Things. Max is the ultimate minimalist (read about that right here) and he always inspires me to pack even lighter than I normally […]

Refrigerator Refresh: 5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Fridge

I recently decided I needed to pull my weight when it comes to cooking weeknight dinners (more on that in a future post). My first step was to spend a few hours refreshing our fridge so the prospect of meal prep and cooking would feel a bit more appealing. Grocery shopping aside, this mini makeover […]

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 […]

What’s in My Makeup Bag: My Minimalist Beauty Essentials

I’ve shared how to create a capsule wardrobe for all seasons and how I pack in a carry-on, but I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about how to lighten up on beauty products, especially for travel. It’s taken me years of trial and error to pare down my products and simplify my routine, […]

Packing in a Carry-On: My Top Travel Essentials

Travel is by far my favorite (only?) hobby, and since I’m a carry-on-or-bust kind of person, I’ve perfected the art of packing as efficiently as possible. Side note: Please learn from my recent epic fail, and check your passport expiration dates (like a hawk!) well in advance so you don’t end up having to cancel […]

Why You Should Try a “No New Things Challenge”

My colleague and new friend Ashlee Piper went a full year without buying new things. A full year! A sustainability expert and author, Ashlee started practicing the #NoNewThings challenge because it aligned with her mission to live more sustainably. In the process she also clarified her priorities, reclaimed loads of time, lost weight, and saved […]

Fewer Better: Summer Favorites

And just like that, it’s suddenly summer! To be honest, summer has never been my favorite season, (I’m more of a spring/autumn person) but this one is gearing up to be a good one. The girls are off to sleep-away camp, we’re planning our first family trip to Rome, and I’m working on wrapping up […]

5 Things I No Longer Buy

In my quest to lighten my load, and my environmental footprint, I’ve discovered more than a few things I can swap out – or just happily live without. The five items I’ve stopped buying / bringing into my home straight ahead… Plastic Bags and Food Wraps Oh, how I used to love Saran Wrap and […]

Tiny Changes: A Linen Closet Refresh

Here’s how this actually happened: I crashed into the massive laundry hamper in our bedroom for the millionth time and decided something had to be done. While our shared laundry bin was attractive enough, functional, and even made of sustainable materials, it was huge. Ideally we would’ve tucked it discreetly into a closet or a […]

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