4 Essential Steps for a Quick + Easy Winter Bedroom Update

Contrary to popular belief, we do have winter here in LA! Oh sure, it doesn’t snow or storm, but the nighttime temperatures can drop to freezing. What’s more, our winters are incredibly dry. Technically we’re a in desert, after all! The result is that all the same cold weather complaints I had when I lived in […]

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How to Make a Cheese Board Two Ways for the Holidays!

I never miss an opportunity to throw together a cheese board for a party! They’re fast and fun to make and they always please a crowd—and they’re a cost effective way to satisfy a lot of people at once, too. Plus the energy of communal enjoyment that they create is the perfect icebreaker for any gathering […]

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Gift Guide: Ethical Decor Gifts for the Homebody with Heart

I’m proud to say that unlike last year, I’ve got almost everyone on my Christmas gifting list checked off! There’s still a few stragglers though, and I’m racking my brain on what to get them because it’s always the pickiest people who are left ’til the last minute! Whether you’re like me this year and […]

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Reflections on the Power of Tradition with Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.

Confession: I’ve basically been counting the days ’til Christmas since last April. Maybe it’s because of the heavy year we’ve had politically in this country, or maybe it’s just because I’m getting more nostalgic as I grow older, but whatever the reason, I’m feeling especially ready for the warmth and cheer that accompanies the holiday […]

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Our DIY Rattan Cabinet Kitchen Storage How-To!

I get so many questions about the DIY rattan cabinet we use for kitchen storage, I figure it’s long since time to put up a how-to! When we renovated our kitchen and replaced our upper cabinets with open shelving, I knew I’d need to create an alternate storage solution for all our dishes and glassware. […]

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A Quick Health Update

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that shortly before Thanksgiving I suffered a miscarriage at nine weeks of pregnancy. It’s resulted in things being quiet here on the blog, as it’s been an incredibly sad—not to mention physically trying—event for me. Yesterday I underwent surgery to remove the remains of the pregnancy and […]

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Two Insanely Delicious + Easy Holiday Side Dishes!

Tomorrow is the big day! Turkey and pie lovers everywhere are slipping into their stretchy pants and tucking their napkins into their shirts for the big feast! Every year, I have a debate with myself about whether to stick with my tried and true holiday side dishes or to mix it up with something new. […]

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A Quick + Pretty Fall Bedroom Update

Of my many home decor collections, bedding definitely sits near the top of my “must hoard” list. Our hall closet is practically overflowing with sheets, blankets, shams, and pillowcases of all stripes (and checks and polka dots)! Yet there’s always room for a new addition to my linens lineup, especially when its as soft, sustainable, […]

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Thanksgiving Table Inspiration with Elizabeth Messina and Sunday Suppers

Brace yourselves for a tw0-part (or even three-part!) post so chock full of Thanksgiving table inspiration and holiday entertaining ideas that you’re definitely going to want to grab a pen and take notes! Earlier this fall I joined forces with my wonderful friend Elizabeth Messina to host one of Sunday Suppers’ Sobremesa dinner parties for a handful of lovely […]

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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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