As you head into the holidays, please print this out. I invite you to put copies in your car, your kitchen and your bedroom. Read it every night. I can feel people’s energy around me, and this time of year, it does not feel good. Tomorrow, I write about stopping the “Holiday have to’s.” Until […]
I talk a lot about purging your stuff, so you can live with less. When people purge, they often want to donate their things to those less fortunate, because it makes them feel better. They also don’t want it in the landfill because they fancy themselves environmentalists. (Pro-tip: if you really care about the environment, […]
If you follow this blog, you know we were living in fixer-upper house with plans to renovate. Picture of it here. (FYI: The lime green was not my choice.) Last fall, we hired architect Ashley Morris, owner of Pell Street Studio. We picked out the finishes at Wilkinson Supply. Then we got bids from three […]
Do you want to know the number one secret to staying organized? Throw out something every day. Our biggest problem is 1. We live in a consumer society. 2. We feel like we have to keep up with the Jones’ and give everyone a gift and party favors, and 3. There are crazy parents who […]
They’re everywhere: the kitchen, the bedroom, the bathroom, your desk (OK 3 in your desk). Junk drawers are taking over! My rule is you get 1. Just 1. I have one in the kitchen. It has pens, directories, paper and Gorilla Glue. When you have kids, you need Gorilla Glue. Those Gremlins break everything. My […]
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