Transitional Spring Style: How to Wear Black + White Polka Dots

There’s no question that when it comes to patterns, polka dots are my absolute favorite. (Okay, leopard’s up there too, but animal spots are basically nature’s polka dots, right?) Think about it. Polka dots are an all-too-rare instance of everything to everyone: bold repeating shapes for the modernist, timeless panache for the classicist, and loads […]

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3 Decorating Tips for a Simple and Happy Home

As much as interior design is about aesthetics, it’s also about laying the groundwork for how we want to feel as we move through our lives. That’s why I love decorating a new space so much. It’s an opportunity to set the scene for making every day just a little better! For example, I recently […]

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6 Essential Tips for Preventing Over Exfoliated Skin

I recently read an article about the dangers of over exfoliated skin. In it, dermatologists detailed patients who have irreparably harmed their complexions using harsh at-home scrubs and peels with too great a frequency. Oof! I myself have definitely been guilty of exfoliating a little too enthusiastically—flashback to that loofah on my face when I was 13—and […]

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Grain Free Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping from Sweet Laurel Kitchen

Anyone who avoids ingredients like grains, refined sugar, and dairy is pretty familiar with a standard refrain: “Mmm, it’s good…for something that’s grain free!” Or, “Yeah! It’s not bad…for sugar free!” In other words, living with dietary restrictions is sometimes like living in a world of caveats and conditions. In my case, I’ve not been […]

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New Project Alert: A Colorful Modern Office Design

I’ve been feeling a little down on myself because I’ve been having the hardest time keeping up with blog posts lately—it’s not easy to keep up with the daily ins-and-outs of creating content when there are also larger, ongoing projects in the works! So I thought I’d share a peek at one of those projects […]

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Enter to Win an $8000 Kitchen Renovation Giveaway!

Every morning, when I wake up and walk into our recently completed kitchen, I pinch myself that this is my home! As I’ve shared, the 4-month renovation process wasn’t easy, but it was so worth it to have a light, bright, beautiful, and functional space for cooking. Grateful doesn’t even really begin to describe how we […]

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Fave Spring Decor Picks from the New Opalhouse Collection at Target

Last Friday I got a sneak peek at a new home decor launch from Target, and while I know it’s totally a cliche to say it, I can’t resist: Target does it again! The latest release is an in-house brand called Opalhouse, and it’s pretty darn special. Target’s design team drew upon inspiration from around […]

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Stay at the Cutest Silverlake Los Angeles Airbnb!

As much as I love the luxury of a stay at a fancy hotel, there’s an undeniable appeal to renting a house while traveling. You feel like you have a home base to relax in, and you get to live like a local for a while. And if you play your cards right, the rental […]

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Todos Santos Travel Guide: Where to Eat Drink + Shop in Baja

Last week I shared with you guys some snaps and experiences from our honeymoon stay at the Hotel San Cristobal in Baja, Mexico. Now, as promised, I’m back with a Todos Santos travel guide full of tips for making the most of your visit to this idyllic part of the world! Not a week goes […]

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Transitional Spring Style: The Lightweight Trench Coat

Lately, some of my most-referenced fashion inspiration comes not from the latest street style pins to make the rounds but from photos of my mom in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Not only was she a total babe (my parents’ love story is the ultimate science-nerd-gets-the-secretly-brilliant-cheerleader tale), but she had an air of understated […]

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