This Modern Vacuum Actually Makes Me Want To Clean House!

Housekeeping has never been, ahem, one of my strengths. In fact, I suffer from a strong aversion to cleaning that I believe is common amongst many creative people. Because my brain is always five steps ahead of whatever I’m doing, when the time comes to tidy a mess that I’ve made, I’m already diving into […]

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8 Beautiful Ways to Get Into the Holiday Spirit ASAP

I’m calling it: The holidays are here. I’ve been trying to hold out ’til Thanksgiving to start up my Christmas carol playlists, but I caved last week and it’s been holly jolly around here ever since. I’m jonesing hard for Pepperidge Farm Gingermen, I have to stop myself daily from lounging on the couch with […]

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Space Saving Kitchen Spotlight: That Modern Tile Floor Mosaic!

Remember the space saving kitchen design by Taylor + Taylor that I shared last week? Well, as promised, here’s a closer look at that jaw-dropping modern tile floor mosaic that takes the kitchen from amazing to out-of-this-world! This floor was the one teeny tiny piece of input I myself had on the design—and not even because […]

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We Made These 3 Small Changes to Help the Planet + It Was Easy!

After Tuesday’s election, with some solid progress in many key areas and some disappointing losses in others, I’m more determined than ever to keep doing my in small, daily ways to keep our country moving forwards. It’s so easy to get trapped in the mindset that as individuals we are powerless—I struggle with those thoughts every […]

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Ideas for Beating Holiday Stress Before It Even Starts

I’ve been having serious hibernation impulses lately. Of course part of it is the natural ebb and flow of energy that comes with shorter days and cooler temperatures, but I’m also chalking up my longing for couch time to how incredibly stressful this year has been both in the news and in my own life. […]

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Reflections On Learning Piano as an Adult

Remember back in January when I decided take up the piano after a fifteen year hiatus? As we head into the final couple months of the year, I thought I’d give you guys an update on how that’s going! As you’ll recall if you saw my posts on Instagram, I played the piano for years […]

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Tips for Repairing Overexposed Skin with Dr. Loretta

Earlier this month I got the chance to meet with a true pioneer, and it was awesome. I sat down for a chat with Harvard-trained dermatologist Dr. Loretta Ciraldo, who was one of the original researchers to study the effects of sun on the skin—waaaay back in the 1970’s when it first occurred to doctors […]

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A Space Saving Kitchen Design from Taylor + Taylor and Build.com!

Remember a few months back when I shared the inspiration for a space saving kitchen design that my good friends Taylor + Taylor were implementing in their new house? Well, I’m so excited to be posting the final result here at last, because gosh darn is it goooooood! This petite, utilitarian kitchen came together so […]

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7 Last Minute Halloween Ideas

I’m sorry to say that this year, Halloween has snuck up on me without even saying ‘boo’. What used to be my favorite holiday is now just another blip on the calendar. (Hoping that will change once we have kids?!) Instead of pumpkins and parties my mind is focused instead on the upcoming elections, the […]

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Minimalist Office + Bookshelf Styling Inspiration

Last week, we emptied Ivan’s sad, makeshift home office to make way for a fabulous new built-in situation! I was away on a photo shoot all day while the install was taking place, and it was such a thrill to come home to the completed result. It was exactly as I’d originally envisioned and then […]

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