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Amansala Tulum: My Stay at an Eco Resort in Mexico

I’ve just returned home from a week in Tulum with my mom. Even though I got home Friday, I’m still reintegrating into normal life. City life is definitely an adjustment after spending six days in a tropical paradise! In Tulum, our experience of the natural environment was totally immersive. Every morning we rose and watched […]

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Women’s International Build Day with Habitat for Humanity + Lowe’s

This post was sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement. In the past few years, it’s been so gratifying to see the occasion of International Women’s Day used to increase awareness and action for issues effecting the female population. And, as you may not be surprised to learn, one issue close to my heart is women’s access […]

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Announcing My Mini Website Refresh!

You may have noticed a little facelift around here, and no, I’m not talking about the Botox I got last week! Hah! Last fall I began working on a small website refresh to give the blog a more user-friendly look and feel. I worked with Marbury Co on the design and Alchemy + Aim on […]

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7 Ways I Manage Travel Anxiety When Traveling for Work

I just arrived home in LA after several days in Chicago at a housewares trade show. I’ve shared before how challenging it is for me to manage travel anxiety—including last May when I got seriously anxious before international travel. And in the week leading up to my flight to O’Hare, I was experiencing all the […]

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My February Intentions (and January Report!)

How is it February already? I don’t know about you guys, but January absolutely sped past over here in my neck of the woods! Indeed, the first part of 2019 felt so ‘blink and it’s over’ that when I sat down to reflect on the weeks behind me and set my intentions for the month […]

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What to Say When Someone Has a Miscarriage (and What Not to Say)

Of the whole range of human experiences, grief is definitely one of the trickiest to navigate—both for those who are in it and for those around them. My miscarriage in November was the first head-on meeting with grief I’ve had since my grandmother died three years ago, and I was quickly reminded of how complex […]

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An Art Inspired Party with Society6!

Happy Monday! It feels like the holidays have finally released their grip on us, doesn’t it? I’m ready to dive in and get this 2019 party—and what better way to do that than by sharing an actual party that Caroline and I hosted in partnership with Society6 last month at Light Lab? Technically this shindig […]

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Happy New Year + My January Intentions!

Happy 2019! Is it just me or is the first week of the year a weird one? I’m having a tough time revving my engine and diving back into post-holiday life with both feet, so I’m doing my best just to take it a step at a time and separate the ‘have to do’s’ from […]

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Listen to My Interview on the We Get To Know Podcast!

Last month I was honored to sit down with the ladies of We Get To Know for a feature interview on their podcast! The mission of the We Get To Know founders is to pull back the curtain on the lives of well-known creatives, innovators, business owners, influencers, and bloggers from a variety of industries. […]

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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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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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