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Finding Pain Points in Your Home

We are about three months in to this global pandemic. It's safe to say we have spent more time in our homes than we ever have before. How's it going for you? Are you feeling comfortable? Managing all the things you now need to manage? Home office? Home schooling? All the meals? All the organization?… Continue reading Finding Pain Points in Your Home

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Sprucing Up the Outdoors

I know I got a little excited back in April. We had some beautiful, sunny days that really got me revved-up for summer. I even called the farm store to pre-order some annuals and the nice woman in the garden center talked me off the ledge. "It really isn't warm enough for plants to stay… Continue reading Sprucing Up the Outdoors

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How to Affordably and Sustainably Change Up Your Space

We all want homes that feel comfortable and true to our lifestyle. We want to feather our nest with beautiful, functional furnishings and decor. Good quality, new furniture is expensive, heck, even poor quality furniture can be expensive. IKEA has it's rightful place in our homes, but I'm so uncomfortable with the idea of bulky… Continue reading How to Affordably and Sustainably Change Up Your Space

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Summer Project List

It's a Monday morning in springtime, the air is fresh, the birds are singing and I'm fresh off a relaxing Mother's Day. It all puts me in the mood to write a great list. Are you a list person? I LOVE having something I can look back on for progress and accountability and nothing beats… Continue reading Summer Project List

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How Household Clutter Can Negatively Impact Your Physical, Emotional and Mental Health

This week I'm doing a presentation via Zoom for a Rotary Club up in Seattle. I thought I'd put my thoughts together here in preparation for the talk. If you would like my literature review on this subject (including a section on compulsive hoarding and complete with research and references) please send me an email… Continue reading How Household Clutter Can Negatively Impact Your Physical, Emotional and Mental Health

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Transitioning Into a New Season

Ah, spring is in the air. Can you feel it? Bright sunlight flooding through the windows, warm breezes, a plethora of pollen (ah-choo!) and a general sense of ease as the days grow longer. It's sneaky, this shoulder season between winter and summer. Here in the PNW we can reach a high of 70 one… Continue reading Transitioning Into a New Season