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01.19.22

How to Organize a Narrow Staircase Pantry

It was almost one year ago that I shared our plans to convert …

It was almost one year ago that I shared our plans to convert an “extra” staircase into a pantry. Our home had two staircases off our kitchen (less than 10 feet apart) that lead to the same space: our basement.  Since we didn’t need two points of access to the …

Personal

01.17.22

On My Mind This Week: 1.17.22

On My Mind This Week, 1/17/21: A Big Launch, Isolation, and Thoughts on …

On My Mind This Week, 1/17/21: A Big Launch, Isolation, and Thoughts on Where to Donate for Childhood Cancer Isolation and winter are starting to get to me. I know it’s hitting harder after a difficult treatment week and I know that things have been hard for all of us.

Career

01.11.22

On My Own: One Year Later

It feels like it only happened a few months ago, but was one …

It feels like it only happened a few months ago, but was one year ago that I announced my decision to step down from my role at The Everygirl. One year later, I can tell you without any hesitation that it was the right decision.  I wrote about leadership and …

Organization

12.29.21

How I Clean My Shower Grout

A few months ago, I shared the process of cleaning my shower grout …

A few months ago, I shared the process of cleaning my shower grout on instagram. Almost weekly since, I’ve been asked to link the holy grail cleaning product that saved my shower floors. I am so excited to partner with Branch Basics, a female founded and environmentally friendly (clean) brand …

Career

12.17.21

The Business of Blogging: Sponsored Content and Affiliate Links

My job is one that didn’t exist not that long ago, and it …

My job is one that didn’t exist not that long ago, and it seems that there is a lot of confusion (understandably so!) about how it all works. If you asked me to explain the inner-workings of blogging and partnerships just a few years ago, I would have had a …

Life Lately

12.04.21

Life Lately: The New House, Holidays, and Life With 2 Toddlers

Another month has come and gone, and it’s been a big one. We …

Another month has come and gone, and it’s been a big one. We closed on the new house, Kate is walking (and talking!), and it’s Christmas time, so we’ve been making lots of memories with the girls.  Here’s what we’ve been up to the last month.  Life Lately: The New …

Life Lately

10.26.21

Life Lately: 10 Things That Happened Since September 10

It’s been a month and-a-half since my last life lately post. I’m aiming …

It’s been a month and-a-half since my last life lately post. I’m aiming for one of these posts each month and just barely made the cut (how is Halloween already coming up this weekend?!). So here’s what life has looked like lately: 10 things that happened since September 10.  Life …

Organization

10.05.21

Moving and Packing Tips That Will Make Your Next Move Easier

It’s been a while since I’ve moved to a new home, but over …

It’s been a while since I’ve moved to a new home, but over the last decade, I’ve lived in 5 apartments, 1 condo, and 1 house, so I know a thing or two about moving. I don’t have any plans to move in 2020, but since this week marks 11 …

Organization

09.21.21

The Clean House Checklist: Habits to Keep Your Home Clean

My home was always clean before I had kids. It took some time …

My home was always clean before I had kids. It took some time (almost three years) to get into a groove that had me feeling like my home is clean more than it’s not. That’s not to say that my home is always clean. Toys are scattered and stuff piles …

Career

09.15.21

What If You Don’t Want to Be a Leader?

When the company I cofounded began to grow, I found myself in a …

When the company I cofounded began to grow, I found myself in a leadership position for the first time in my life. I was a boss – a role I hadn’t given any thought to, and one I was not prepared for. It often left me feeling out of place …

Personal

09.14.21

Walking Away From My Start-Up

This is the start of a new chapter, and it’s one that I …

This is the start of a new chapter, and it’s one that I am excited to share with you. The sale of my half of The Everygirl is now finalized. I am no longer an owner and am no longer a part of The Everygirl or The Everymom. This is …

Life Lately

09.10.21

Life Lately: How We Spent August, Fundraising, and House Updates

We had a fun and slow (but nonstop) August and early September. That’s …

We had a fun and slow (but nonstop) August and early September. That’s life with a 1 and 3 year old. Lots of time with the girls since our nanny was off, a little fundraising, and shocker – some organizing and house updates. Here’s what we’ve been up to the …

My Home

08.10.21

The 10 Cleaning Essentials Every Home Needs

When my home is clean, I feel a sense of peace. That might …

When my home is clean, I feel a sense of peace. That might sound like a bold statement, but I really thrive in a clean and organized environment. Today, I want to share the 10 cleaning essentials every home needs. Once I became a mom, staying on top of the …

Life Lately

08.03.21

Life Lately: What We’ve Been Up To The Last Month and A Big Change for August

Since my last life lately post, Kate turned one, Margot turned three, and …

Since my last life lately post, Kate turned one, Margot turned three, and my sister visited from California. I’m gearing up for another fall and winter at home, so I’ve been in organization and design mode. We’re making a change to our living room and some bedroom updates, too. I …

Organization

07.13.21

Our Ikea Pax Entry & Coat Closet

I loved our first little house, but the smaller footprint started to feel …

I loved our first little house, but the smaller footprint started to feel smaller as our little family grew. We moved in during the month of May, but come winter, realized that we were missing a real coat closet. The previous owners installed this IKEA system in our entry and …

Entertaining

07.08.21

How to Plan a Moana Themed Birthday

Our girl is three! She has been talking about having a Moana birthday …

Our girl is three! She has been talking about having a Moana birthday for months, so I transformed our house into Motunui on her special day. One of the best parts of being a mom is making your child’s dreams come true, and it felt so special to make some …

Organization

07.05.21

How to Organize a Refrigerator

  I’ve been slowly working my way through our home, organizing every cabinet, …

  I’ve been slowly working my way through our home, organizing every cabinet, closet, and room. The refrigerator is one of those things I’ve wanted to implement one of my “organization systems” for, but I honestly didn’t know where to start. But today, it happened. I needed to return something …

Blogging

06.30.21

The Best Mirrorless Camera for Family Photos and Blogging

Whenever I post photos that were taken with my mirrorless camera, I get …

Whenever I post photos that were taken with my mirrorless camera, I get asked what kind of camera I use. Two years later, you can now visit my blog, search “digital camera” or “mirrorless camera” and this post will show up. You’re welcome and also, sorry it took me over …

Organization

06.29.21

The Best Container Store Bins and Organizers

If you follow me on instagram, you know that my home has been …

If you follow me on instagram, you know that my home has been a work in progress the last few years. I was very pregnant when we moved and life, work, and babies took over. As much as I thrive when things are organized (I’ve always been that way) I …