Toy Storage 101

I do my best to keep our home streamlined and minimal but between birthdays, holidays etc. there is a steady flow of stuff entering our home. Here’s how we handle toy storage and organization in our home: Invest in Timeless Items: Magna tiles, wooden blocks, Legos, board games and art supplies provide hours of creative play and never go…

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Spring Pick: Leather Mats by Gathre

I stumbled upon these lovely leather mats from Gathre today and was instantly smitten with the dreamy colors (mint, blush and and multi-use functionality . The wipeable (and waterproof) leather mats come in all different sizes from micro to maxi and can be used for anything from a diaper mat to a picnic or beach blanket. I’ve got…

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Why You Should Know About The French 5-Piece Wardrobe

Capsule or  “mini wardrobes” are all the rage right now, but they are not for everyone. A capsule wardrobe is defined as a mini wardrobe, generally composed of around 30 versatile items, that you love to wear. I have experimented with creating my own and I have loved how easy it is to get dressed,…

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How to Create a Simple, Functional Family Entry

Raise your hand if you are tired of jackets, shoes and backpacks strewn all over your home! In the San Francisco Bay Area, where I live, many homes are over 100 years old and were built with limited storage and without an entry closet. This makes it especially challenging since  you are often entering directly…

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Capsule Wardrobe For Kids!

I’ve been really loving the benefits of living with a capsule wardrobe. This process has challenged me to rethink my personal style, decide how I want to present myself to the world, and invest in pieces that I know I will use and love now. Having less also results in less laundry, cleaning and organizing. Over the…

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The Value of Constraint

I recently returned from an incredible training program at The Life Coach School with master coach, Brooke Castillo. One of the things Brooke mentioned during the program was how the concept of constraint has helped her in her life. She has a wonderful podcast about it you can listen to here. She defines constraint as a limitation…

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New Year, Fresh Start!

Happy New Year, Friends! Every year I like to set aside a little time to start my new year right by doing the following: 1. Reflect on the past year and write down my concrete goals for the new year. 2. Make sure my calendar supports my goals by scheduling social plans, vacations + self care,…

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Clutter Free Living with Kids

If you have young kids, it’s far too easy for your home to turn into a war zone of toys and clutter. Reclaim your living spaces with these simple tips: 1. Gather all toys and games from the whole house into one area. Ruthlessly edit down to the favorites. Your kids can help by letting you know…

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Does Your Home Reflect Your Values?

I believe your home should be a reflection of your deepest values. If you are stuck in a rut with clutter or disorganization, it might help to ask yourself the following questions: 1. Why do you want to live in a less cluttered environment? 2. What do you want to be able to do in your…

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Quick Project: The Beauty Product Edit

Most people, own a fair amount of beauty products that are old, expired or seldom used. The great news is that editing and organizing these products is pretty quick and painless. So, gather all of your products together, set a timer for 30-minutes and get going! 1. THE EDIT: Discard anything that has aged or…

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