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The 30 Day -No Fail- Mindfulness Challenge

Though this month has connotations of the changing of the season from summer to autumn, school starting, and getting back on a “normal” schedule, I have found September to be full of chaos, commotion, and conflict.  September is full of changes. Changes in schedule, sleeping habits, weather, routine, and I have found my kids seem […]

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We ALL Make Mistakes!

When my first born was about 4 weeks old I figured it was time to actually go outside with him. I had a very difficult delivery and it had taken a full month before I felt like I could go for a walk with both my baby and my dog. So I put the dog […]

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Summer Vacation!

Hi ladies!  Summer is in full swing and I have decided to take a blogging break for a few weeks. I was feeling kind of burned out and instead of pushing through I thought it was time for a break.  The glamorous news is, I will be taking my blogging vaycay in PARIS!!!  For those […]

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My Struggle With Hashimoto’s Disease

Three years ago my husband was tired all the time. I chalked it up to the fact we had a baby and neither of us were getting much rest. But as the baby began to sleep better, my husband never stopped feeling run down. He just wanted to lie down in bed for hours at […]

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Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

 I absolutely love fresh squeezed lemonade. All of our local street festivals have a lemonade stand and I never miss a chance for a refreshing glass of icy, tart goodness. Why wait for the festival stands when you can make your own at home! This simple recipe takes a timeless treat to the next level […]


Why Don’t You: Simplicity Edition

Why don’t you…simplify your life by getting rid of the clutter surrounding you?  Why don’t you…streamline your wardrobe into 10 perfect items? Why don’t you…use this “Get To Work Book” to organize your crazy schedule and work on your goals?  Why don’t you…create this living tablescape on your dining room table? With proper watering it […]


The Easiest Way To Simplify Your Life

Sometimes budgeting can feel overwhelming and complicated. Trying to stay on top of bills, put money aside and keep track or receipts and things can make it seem like it’s all too much, but in some ways budgeting can actually help you simplify life. One of the ways in which I’ve used budgeting to help […]

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Rad, White & Blue Mason Jars

When it comes to decorating for the holidays, I am a big believer in creating a big look using little time.  I know there are plenty of women who can spend hours creating a perfect holiday display, and sometimes that woman is me. But most of the time I want to have a festive display […]

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What No One Tells You About Hiring A Housekeeper!

A few months ago I asked my dear readers on Facebook if they had a housekeeper or didn’t have a housekeeper. For those who didn’t have a housekeeper, I asked if they wanted a housekeeper. The overwhelming majority of women who answered either had a housekeeper or wanted one. As someone who has had the […]

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Easy Beach Tote DIY

Summer is here and it’s time for picnics, movies under the stars and fun in the sun at the beach! In the summer, I carry tote bags with me everywhere I go. We load them up with sunblock, basic picnic gear and flip flops. Today I’ll show you how to whip up a simple mesh […]

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The Great Closet Clean Out!

By Kelsey Tuia Clutter can sometimes feel like it has all-omnipotent powers over your lifestyle. It’s by far the number one thing my clients complain of. I understand the struggle in conquering the clutter—I have collected so many important relics in travel, love and life over the years. However, it’s important to live in a […]

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Mediterranean Tuna Salad

As a homemaker I have found the most irritating and yet satisfying part of my job (I mean besides being a parent) is cooking. I happen to adore creating delicious meals for my family, but to be totally honest with you, sometimes it can be a real drag- especially when the dog days of summer […]

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$1000 Challenge: Entertainment Costs

On the surface, entertainment expenses can seem completely discretionary. But it is part of human nature to want to enjoy life. I mean “the pursuit of happiness” is in the Declaration of Independence as an unalienable right! This month, I will show you that if you are strategic, use cash, and plan ahead, you can […]

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Classic Style In Black & White

When it comes to classic fashion, I have two distinct styles. For the most part I either wear bright colors, or black & white. And I almost never wear head to toe black.  I am guessing the reason is due to living in Southern California. Black on black just seems harsh here in the sunshine […]