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    Recent Amazon Finds

    It’s time for another quick roundup of favorite purchases from Amazon for the coming fall season. Looking at my latest orders, it’s easy to see my life is revolving around home and getting things cozy and in order. It definitely helps to have our home running smoothly with school and sports schedules beginning again and finding small ways to freshen things up, like a new cookbook or wall art. ….. Seriously planning to make every recipe in Cook this Book by Molly Baz. It was time for a new set of my absolute favorite pillows for our bed (and don’t miss the 40% off coupon checkbox)! I think we now…

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    10 Fun Summer Things

    We’re in the middle of a Midwest heat wave, with a sprinkler slowly oscillating in our yard every morning and a daily reviving of parched blue hydrangeas. The kids and I have spent most of our days at the pool, where they can now spend hours at a time (and carry their own towels!) – a different season from the toddler and baby years, for sure. I try to avoid turning on our oven at all costs to keep our house cool, and a top priority has been making sure we are all well-stocked with fresh library books for summer reading. In the spirit of lazy summer days, I wanted…

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    2021 Gift Guide for Him

    So excited about this year’s list for guys! Maybe it is the fact that Zach just gave me some really good ideas of things on his wish list, or maybe it’s just that I’m feeling super grateful for the guys in my life – my amazing husband, dad, brothers and just think they deserve the world. This guide is curated with quality gifts that men will actually be thrilled to unwrap and use in the months ahead. Nine Excellent Gifts for Men 1 // MARSHALL BLUETOOTH SPEAKER We loved using this Marshall bluetooth speaker during our stay at Soho House & the reviews don’t lie. (This is what I’m giving…

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    2021 Gift Guide for Kids

    It’s time to kick off the 2021 Gift Guides! I create my annual guides hoping to help you confidently check off your list with quality gifts for the ones you love.  We always start with the kids, because aren’t they truly the sweetest to buy gifts for? Giving them a gift is a highly anticipated part of the year, but Christmas is also a day of uninterrupted family time.  It’s worth hunting for a few gifts that will provide hours of play that morning and ideally for months and years to come, too.  I’ve stocked this list with classics that won’t break into a million pieces or give you a headache.  Cheers…

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    How to Make the Switch to Fewer, Better Things

    Our consumer culture gives us endless messaging that we should want more stuff. For most people, this mindset has become second-nature and we live in a time when it has never been easier to purchase things. As a minimalist who has been through the cycles of purchasing and purging, I wanted to share some tips about how to become a more mindful consumer. I’ve learned over time to make the switch towards living with less and only invest in quality items when I do make a purchase. Donate, donate, donate. My first tip is to lean into the word “fewer.” This starts at home, by removing anything that isn’t functional…

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    2020 Gift Guide for Him

    If I’m being honest, I always find guys to be the most challenging for shop for. To make sure my annual guide is curated with gifts that men will actually use and be happy to unwrap, I poll my husband, dad, and brothers for their real-life favorite things. This list is full of quality gifts that will be especially appreciated in the winter of this crazy pandemic year. Nine Winning Gifts for Men 1 // ALLBIRDS Allbirds barely need an introduction, but these ultra comfortable sneakers are truly the best. My dad, brothers, and husband all love them. (Fit is TTS with a 30 day trial period). 2 // SOLO…

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    2020 Gift Guide for Her

    This year, more than ever, I’m skewing this guide towards comforting gifts that will help to pamper a lady in your life. I kept the list very simple with nine gifts that marry beauty with function. (Hint: It’s also the perfect list to pass on to someone who is shopping for you!) Nine Perfect Gifts for Women 1 // JEWELRY Pick out something special, like a personalized necklace, heart earrings, or dainty chain necklace from GLDN. I truly love everything from this brand! (Use my link to take 15% off your order until Nov. 21st) 2 // SLIPPERS Cozy shearling slippers with thousands of five-star reviews are a no brainer…

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