Monday’s Meditation: On Validating Struggle

Happy summer Monday, mochaccinos! Today’s meditation centers around the validation- or invalidation, as it may be- of struggle. I know; bright and happy subject to start the week off on, huh? But the sheer prevalence of this topic has convinced me that it must be addressed. Like me, my dearest ones have led incredibly blessed lives. They […]

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Seattle Lives Simply!

I’m thrilled to announce that Live Simply is now serving the Seattle area, as well as extensive projects in Vancouver and Portland. If you’re a West Coast-er looking to live simply-er I would absolutely love to work with you. AND to celebrate this new venture, I’m offering fReE consultation appointments to the first five respondents. […]

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The Beauty of the Kitchen Bar Stool

It seemed only fitting that we close out what has shaped up to be a week of kitchen-y with a bunch of really, really nice kitchens. And not just kitchens, but kitchens with bar stools. I have never lived in a home with bar stools. Never enjoyed the look of them sitting obediently next to […]

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Organizing By Activity: The Baking Zone

Happy Thursday, lilacs! Are you sick of the kitch? If so, I do sincerely apologize; I swear it is purely coincidental that kitchen-related posts keep cropping up in my brain this week. The topic on deck is two-fold: 1. the issue of activity zones, and 2. the particular of the baking section. Allow me to […]

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You Say ‘Onion’ I Say ‘Bunion,’ But Whatever We Do, Let’s Neither One of Us Say ‘Tomay-to’ or ‘Tomah-to’: How To Store Potatoes, Tomatoes, Onion and Garlic

We’re back in the kitchen today. I’m liking it in here. I may even stay the week, heck! We’re backtracking from yesterday a bit– from cooking tools to ingredients, in particular the potato, onion, garlic, and tomato clan. It seems you little cumquats are perplexed as far as the storage of such produce goes. Live Simply […]

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3 Options for Organizing Cooking Utensils

Kitchen utensils are fab. They save our hands from many uncivilized tasks, and for that we should thank them. Can you imagine attempting to measure cupfuls of milk in your palms? Whisking egg whites with your digits? Stirring stew with Tom Thumb? The horror. And yet we show little gratitude to our cooking paraphernalia. We let […]

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Monday’s Meditation: On Self-Worth

One of my beloveds came to me recently with a life dilemma that I felt was worth sharing. I shan’t disclose the specifics because friendship. The only information that will matter to you is that my bitty was choosing between two educational paths. The schooling would be the same on either one, but at the […]

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Spotlight on Jenny Wolf Interiors

Happy Friday, monkeybars! Today, a study in serene interiors c/o Jenny Wolf Interiors. I, for one, am massively impressed with how madame designer Wolf is able to use rich patterns, to tie in objects of all different ethnicities (yeah, objects can have those too, guys, don’t discriminate), to provide equal parts masculine and feminine aesthetic, and […]

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Variations on The Vertical Stack for Storing Pans, Trays, and Boards

We all know by now that vertically stacking things like cutting boards, baking pans and sheets, and serving platters and trays is preferable. And we are no doubt equally familiar with the pathetic two-ish slots found in most first world kitchens; this most slenderest, most puniest, most lowest downest and darkest cupboard wherein resides your […]

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Time Management Tip # 317: The Buffer Zone

There are about a million and three time management tips out there and scads of posts that list them all in order. This isn’t going to be one of those. Today I want to tackle just one tip. Baby steps, guys. I’m also not going to delve into the reasons why people have poor time […]

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