About Inspired Everyday Living

Thank you for visiting us at our online home! We have been passionate about our homes since we were little girls. We started clutter-clearing and organizing when we were 9 and 6 years old. We spent hours cleaning out our mother’s closets and rearranging our own bedrooms for fun. It was also very healing for us. During that time our family experienced a loss and we found creating more peace and order in our physical surroundings, helped us create more peace inside ourselves. Little did we know then, that our childhood pastime would someday become our calling.

In 2003, we created Inspired Everyday Living to teach the principles and practices of clutter-free living and intentional homemaking, exposing the transformative power of our homes in designing lives we love. Inspired Everyday Living is about creating and caring for our homes with awareness, love and intention, so that they become powerful vehicles for realizing the unique and heartfelt visions we hold for ourselves and our lives. In this way, our homes serve as meaningful channels for cultivating the happiness, peace and purpose that we seek.

We’re so happy you’re here! Laura & Alison

Manifest a life you love through the process
of creating the home you love

Laura Forbes Carlin

Laura received a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, and her Bachelor of Science in Communications from Northwestern University. She also graduated from the Western School of Feng Shui ™ and a Simplicity Parenting™ coach. Laura lives with her husband and two sons.

Alison Forbes Van Hook

Alison has a Masters Degree in Education from Harvard University. She is also a certified Graceful Lifestyles Interior Re-Designer™, a Denise Linn Soul Coach™, and a graduate from the Western School of Feng Shui™. In addition, Alison is a consultant who works with many nonprofits. She is also a wife and mother.

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