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What It’s Like to Shop After Decluttering My Wardrobe

What it's like to shop after decluttering my wardrobe using the Marie "KonMarie" Kondo MethodThis year I’ve been very successful so far in decluttering my home, including my wardrobe. I wrote about my experience using the Marie “KonMari” Kondo method of decluttering from her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up here. In a separate post, I talked about how clearing my closet of clothing items I don’t love helped me better see the items I do love and has made creating outfits much easier (read that one here).

Those posts have been pretty popular, and since it’s been a couple of weeks, I decided to add this post to the mix. What is it like to shop after decluttering my wardrobe? Let me tell you all about it. Read More

Our New York Minute Valentine’s Date

Some of my Instagram friends wanted more details on our super fun Valentine’s Day date earlier this week, so I thought I’d throw up a quick post about it. For those of you who don’t know, Mathew surprised me with dinner in New York City on Valentine’s Day. Even though I brought my DSLR, I never used it. I took just a few snaps from my phone throughout the night. We were just living in the moment, so we didn’t take a lot of photos (the one above is from our trip in September). Plus, we were there overnight so it was pretty dark out most of the time.  Read More

Practicing Gratitude | Are you accomplishment Driven?

How to Keep a Gratitude JournalCan I admit something to you? I am accomplishment driven and task-oriented. I know it doesn’t sound that bad, but it definitely can be, and it’s something I’m working on. Today I wanted to share a little more with you about something that’s been on my heart lately, and tell you how I’ve been shifting my focus toward gratitude.

What does it mean to be task-oriented and accomplishment driven? People who are achievement driven often want to do things better or more efficiently than they have been done in the past. They want to accomplish goals and to meet or exceed a high standard of success. I know that’s a little ambiguous, so I’ll give you some examples from my own life. Read More

Loving Lately | 10 Things I’m Currently Digging


Happy Friday, party people! Today I wanted to do something a little different and share a few things I’ve been loving lately. I enjoy reading these types of posts from other bloggers, and I’ve come across some great products, websites, recipes, and overall useful information. Hopefully there’s something I’m loving lately for you to love also. Read More

Why I stopped making New Year’s Resolutions

Why I stopped making New Year's Resolutions and What I do instead.Happy New Year, friends! I had such fun celebrating with my husband and some of our close friends. The number one reason why I didn’t write a blog post featuring a fancy NYE outfit: I’m a homebody! I don’t think I’ve ever been to a fancy New Year’s party in my life. In high school and college I totally cashed in on the babysitting scene, and didn’t go to any parties. Now, we usually just get together with friends to share food, drinks and laughter as we ring in the new year.

Today I wanted to talk about why I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.

Let me start by saying that I love Januarys. There is something about a new year that inspires a fresh start. However, I think often times we can get caught up in changing too much about how we live our lives in the new year. Read More