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How I Plan to Own the Holidays

The holiday season is a hectic, stressful time for a lot of us. I’ve certainly had years when I was overwhelmed by holiday parties, gift shopping and failed attempts at trying to send out Christmas cards. I generally look forward to the week after Christmas when things actually slow down.

But this year, I’m setting an intention to make things different. I think what I’ve lacked most in the past year is a clear game plan for how I want to enjoy and soak up the goodness of the holiday season. In essence, I want to feel more in control of the holiday season instead of feeling like it has control over me.  Continue Reading

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for ideas of what to get your favorite people for the holidays? I put together a 2017 Holiday Gift Guide with a range of things that can be gifted to your significant other, relatives, co-workers, hosts, and kids. This list is a mix of things I’ve received and loved, things I’ve given that were celebrated, and a few things I’d love to receive.  Continue Reading

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How I’ve Been Changed By Rest

Life feels really busy. In fact, one of the reasons why I started this blog was so that I had a way to document life as it sometimes seems to move at a dizzying pace.

You likely feel it too. When asked how we’ve been lately, the answer so frequently starts with, “Busy!” (A habit I’ve worked hard to correct in the past year.) Our schedules are crammed with work obligations and studying and birthday parties and doctors’ appointments and family commitments and full email inboxes and volunteer opportunities — to name a few.  Continue Reading

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Capsule Wardrobe Thoughts + Tips

A little over a month ago, I decided to give capsule wardrobing a try — I packed away 75% of my clothes and chose to wear just 38 items for the next 30 days. Having gotten through the month with my capsule wardrobe, here are my thoughts and tips if you’re thinking about creating a capsule wardrobe for yourself.  Continue Reading

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Capsule Wardrobe: Week 4 Outfits

I’m here with the final week of outfits from my summer capsule wardrobe! It’s been an experimental time of having packed away 75% of my closet and choosing to live with just 38 items (tops, bottoms, dresses, shoes) for 30 days. If you’ve never heard of a capsule wardrobe, or you’re considering it for yourself, I’m sharing my outfits so you can get a sense of how this whole thing works. You can catch up on what I wore during week one (here), week two (here), and week three (here). Continue Reading