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How to Write a Book: My Step-by-Step Process

I signed my first book deal with Ten Speed Press (an imprint of Penguin Random House) months before the world changed and we were all hit with the harsh reality of a global pandemic and healthcare crisis. I’d dreamed of writing a book since I was a kid (both my parents were published writers), but […]

How to Shop Like a Minimalist

Our consumer culture encourages us to purchase brand new things all the time, and it takes a real mental shift to resist the constant pressure to buy, buy, buy – now, now, now! As a minimalist who is not immune from chasing the temporary dopamine hit of retail therapy during these hard times… let’s just […]

5 Things to do When Life Gets Messy

Things have felt a little messy recently. I found out that my book was stuck on a port in a far off place, and that after months of planning the timing of every last detail to correspond with the launch date, I would have to delay my launch by three weeks. Starting to travel for […]

5 Ways to Deal with Uncertainty

I’ve spent the past year and a half vacillating between moments of anxiety, grief, gratitude, and relief. As I write this, I’m preparing for my girls to go back to school in person full time for the first time since the spring of 2020. I’m so thrilled they will be able to get back to […]

Women Who Inspire: Dinah Eke of Dee Diary

I have such a fun treat for you today! I’m so excited to introduce you to Dinah (Dee) Eke – next up in my Women Who Inspire series. Dee is a busy, full-time working mother of two, creative visionary, DIY-er, and founder of the popular blog Dee Diary! Dee grew up in West Africa and […]

How to Run a Minimalist Business

The minimalist movement is all about being more intentional, stripping away clutter, and creating more time, energy, and freedom for the things that matter most. Today I’m peeling back the curtain and sharing how I’ve implemented principles of minimalism in all aspects of my business. If you’re feeling overwhelmed at work, or like you’re not […]

A Living Room Refresh and The Power of Tiny Changes

I have had the same phenomenon come up again and again in my work with clients and friends – tell me if it sounds familiar: You’re waiting to implement big changes in your home until you have enough time, money and energy to fully tackle the big projects all at once. In the meantime, you […]

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 […]

Women Who Inspire: Justine Kahn of Botnia

I’m back with another fun feature from my Women Who Inspire series. Today, I’m so excited to introduce you to Justine Kahn, the passionate and innovative founder and CEO of Botnia. I learned about Botnia’s organic, plant-based line of skincare when three separate friends called me to rave about it in the same week. After […]

The Best Plastic-Free Home Organizing Products

Today, I’m sharing a roundup of some of my favorite plastic-free storage solutions. Let’s get right down to it. Plastic sucks. It leaches toxins into our food, water, and air, and is harmful to our oceans and endangers our wildlife. Luckily, it’s easier than you might think to cut down on plastic consumption and invest […]

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