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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

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Are We There Yet? Four Practices to Help You Survive Quarantine

What day is it? With everyone home every day, it's easy to forget what day it is, and it's easy to let our work slide because we can always do it tomorrow. My own schedule has been a little up in the air and as the beautiful weather comes, so goes my attention span. What… Continue reading Are We There Yet? Four Practices to Help You Survive Quarantine

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An Expanded Look at How to Sort Through Your Photos

Here we go again, another post that hits very close to home. How do you manage your photo collection? Old memories and new memories, they all serve to show how remarkable your life is and how blessed you truly are. But over the decades, those memories can build into physical mountains of memories which clutter… Continue reading An Expanded Look at How to Sort Through Your Photos

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Even Small Tasks Make a Difference

It's been a wild few weeks, hasn't it? I'm amazed at how so many of us have been able to turn on a dime to change our entire routines. Homeschooling kids? Yep. Kids home from college and studying too? Husband ditching the commute and working from home? The new normal. We are blessed, I know… Continue reading Even Small Tasks Make a Difference

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An Open Letter to the Year 2020 and What to do When You’re Stuck at Home During Social Distancing

Dear 2020,  You are the year that started out with so much hope and promise. We were all coming up with our “words of the year” and fresh goals, big plans, and dreams. The future was bright and we were all so grateful for a new start. It would seem that you, 2020, decided to… Continue reading An Open Letter to the Year 2020 and What to do When You’re Stuck at Home During Social Distancing