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Letting Go of What You Like — But Not Really

Have you ever heard this phrase?: “I really like ___, but not on me.” This is an interesting phenomenon. You really like something — an outfit style, a make-up product, an interior decor, a hairstyle — but when it comes into your life, you either don’t end up using it or don’t like it after […]

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Simple Pleasures: Single Player Games

While playing games with friends is a lot of fun, there’s something special about playing on your own. Personally, I have a list of favorite games I play while lounging at home watching a movie, waiting for dinner to finish, or otherwise relaxing on a lazy Sunday. I have a lot to be thankful for […]

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5 Apps that Simplify Your Life

Sometimes apps can get in the way of truly appreciating moments. I’ve been to parties, lunches, and similar get-togethers where everyone except me was on their phone and no one was keeping the conversation going. I’ve even tried to give out the snake eye and the common, “So what are you doing over there?” Unfortunately, […]

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How to Be More Low-Maintenance

I think a lot of us stress out about our appearance and try to cut down on how long it takes us to get out of the door. To truly live simply and minimalist as a woman can be difficult at times. So how can you be more low-maintenance to make your day-to-day life simpler? […]

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How to Make a House a Home

When you move into a new place, you often consider essentials you’ll need — utensils, a couch, a lamp, etc. But what about the hidden essentials? I term ‘hidden essentials’ the little things that create homeliness. I came across this situation after I moved into my new duplex and couldn’t get myself to feel comfortable. […]

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Simple Pleasures: Digital Media Indulgence

Watching YouTube and reading blogs are probably my biggest guilty pleasures (right next to Netflix marathons). As much as I also love the outdoors, nature, hiking, and biking, there’s something special about sitting down in my living room and indulging in content created to inspire me. I think everyone has a similar guilty pleasure. When […]

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Working with What You Have

Over time, I feel like we’ve lost the almost effortless consideration of working with what we have. We’ve become accustomed to simply going and buying new. I say ‘we’ because this is something I’m trying to work on as well. Think you don’t fall into this trap? Here are a few common scenarios most people […]

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Easy Last Minute Gift Guide

I previously listed a few fun DIY projects for decorating this holiday. With certain events like Christmas literally just around the corner, I’m avoiding the shopping mall if I can! So what do you do for those last minute gifts? Here are a few ideas for easy yet desirable gifts you can put together without […]

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Protected: Twenty-Six and The Art of Patience

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5 Ways to Incorporate Functionality in a Small Kitchen

5 Ways to Incorporate Functionality in a Small Kitchen

The following is a guest post by Tali Wee of Zillow. Small kitchens don’t have to be organizational nightmares. Smart reconfiguring, innovating thinking and easy design updates remove clutter and turn small kitchens into functional and efficient cooking spaces. Less clutter also equates to less stress. A functional kitchen benefits both homeowners and potential homebuyers. […]

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