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5 questions to answer to get ready for the season (Preparing for Joy: Day 1)

5 questions to answer to get ready for the season (Preparing for Joy: Day 1)

Grab your favorite pen and a cup of coffee because we are getting ready for the Christmas season! (Don’t know why we’re doing this in October? Catch up here) Today we're starting with five simple questions that will help you prioritize your season. This list will look different for each of us, but it’s just a way to start thinking about how we will approach the entire holiday season this year.  1. What needs to be done before the holiday season? Really put your thinking cap on for this one. It could mean a home project before guests stay over (i.e....

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Preparing For Joy: Christmas Prep Series 2023

Preparing For Joy: Christmas Prep Series 2023

A long, long time ago an old friend signed me up for an email list about prepping early for Christmas. This was when social media was just for sharing personal stuff  and blogs weren’t even really that popular but a little email list was kind of a big deal. For a whole week in October, someone (I have no idea who it was) would send a task to do now that would make Christmas easier later. While I didn’t follow it all and don’t remember much about what she instructed to do (except prep crockpot meals. That one stuck but...

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Vintage Finds: 2 Laundry Room Upgrades

Vintage Finds: 2 Laundry Room Upgrades

  I added two vintage items to my laundry room that changed everything…. Now maybe that’s a bit dramatic because I still have to actually take the laundry out and fold it up and put it away. I’ve yet to find anything new or vintage that helps with that process, but it solved a few other problems for me. Let me just show you what I added and why it’s such a big deal for me 1. A Vintage Cabinet: I had zero intentions of keeping this. In fact I passed up even buying it the first time but when it...

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Client Reveal: Home Office

Client Reveal: Home Office

I think we find a real sweet spot in our homes when we figure out what they need in our current stage of life AND we decide to make that beautiful. This amazing client has been working from home for a few years now. In the beginning she found the necessities and turned her dining room into a home office. It worked and if we’re being honest, her home is so beautiful it doesn’t need much, but she wanted more. Our homes play a big roll in how we feel. It's not just a matter of cleanliness, though that matters....

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For the Love of Small Spaces

For the Love of Small Spaces

Once upon a time a friend sent me a message about her tiny closet laundry room. It wasn’t really a client request, it was more like “someday I wish I could make this laundry closet something but its just so small and blah that it would probably never be anything good.” (Paraphrased obviously, this was a long time ago) It wasn’t just the semi-hopeless tone but this lit a fire in me. I wanted her to know she could have a great laundry space even if it’s not ideal size wise. I could feel the potential.  It made me think...

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