Homemaking & Everyday Living

How to Set Up Your Bedroom to Support Love

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we are sharing the essential do’s and don’ts for creating a bedroom that attracts and supports loving relationships. Whether you want to nurture your current relationship, find a partner, or focus on loving yourself—your home can help! We’re going to start with some general tips for everyone, and then dive […]

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Back to School Simplicity

Psychologists say that going back to school is at the top of the stress list for children. And for parents, although it seems that kids being back in school would give us more free time, actually it often feels just the opposite. Coordinating new schedules, school commitments, packing lunches, helping children adjust—it all adds up! […]

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Summer Meals

For me, one of the most magical parts of summer is the food. Having moved to the mountains two years ago, I realize just how much I miss those amazing year-round farmers markets and access to local, fresh produce that you so easily take for granted living in California. So from June until early October, […]

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How to Make the Most of a Move

When you move to a new home you have a fantastic opportunity to reinvent your life. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving to a new country or a new apartment in the same building—you’re not just setting up a new home, you’re creating a new way of living. Between the two of us, my sister […]

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Homemaking Our Way to Happiness…

Often in a search for happiness we seek things that are “out there.” It’s easy to imagine that happiness will come from realizing material and external goals. But we believe that true and enduring happiness lies right at your fingertips, in your very own home through a practice called homemaking. At some point in time, […]

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The Heart of the Home

The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home. One of the reasons the kitchen is so important is because it’s the place in our home that most influences and nurtures our health and well being. You’re probably familiar with the phrase “made with love.” There is a truth to that expression as […]

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You Can’t Do it ALL

I have recently accepted that I can’t do it all… at least not well… at least not sanely, nor simply… and at least not at one time. And this is not a bad thing! As it has come to really matter to me how I feel as I get things done, not just if I […]

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Simple Summer

We wanted to share a new summer passion—drink dispensers! We got this recycled glass dispenser from Pottery Barn. We have been enjoying making all kinds of flavored water—pineapple, watermelon, orange and strawberry are favorites. Drink dispensers make it easy (and fun)  for the kids to get their own drink of water—a huge plus as I […]

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Happiness, Flow, and Cleaning

In part five of our spring clutter-clearing series, we’re focusing on cleaning. Now that you have removed the clutter, it’s time to create a fresh, clean space. Now some people may find this surprising, but cleaning makes us happy—and no we don’t mean just the end result, we actually mean the process! When we get […]

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Inspired by Food

A few weeks ago I shared the new habits and tips I have incorporated into my life to help me simplify making dinner. Spending time in the kitchen has also caused me to eat in a new way.  I have been inspired by food! I want to share some of the new beliefs, recipes, and […]

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