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3 Places to Clean Up In the New Year

I don’t know about you, but after this holiday week I feel sugar (and wine) logged, sluggish, and ready for a nap all day every day!  I love spending time with family and celebrating during the holidays but there is something to be said about the fresh start found in taking down the christmas cards, hauling the tree out to the curb, and getting organized to start the new year.  If you know me at all, you know how pumped up I get by setting goals and making an action plan!  If one of  your goals for 2019 is to clean up your home and lifestyle, this post is for you.  Here a three places to think about getting started...
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10 Ways Light Shined In 2018

It’s hard to look at 2018 and not define it by the loss of my dad.  But when I look back at 2016 and 2017, I realize that they weren't defined by his sickness.  They were defined by our joy, love, and hope.  In the same way, why should 2018 be defined by his death? Maybe this year can instead be defined as a year of honoring the light he is for us, taking the good with the bad, appreciating small miracles, accepting God’s plan for us, leaning into love, sitting with the hard things, and having hope for good things in the year to come.  Above all, I want 2018 to be defined as a year of letting light...
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8 Ways We're Helping You Own Your Style In 2019

We are so stinking excited that you loved our loungewear capsule that launched on Kickstarter this year.  We can’t wait to roll into 2019 with more elevated loungewear styles in the works.  But the thing that really lights us up about what’s coming in the new year, is how we are restructuring (just a little) the way we do things around here to better help you define your style and own it!  Because that’s what’s really important to us, helping strong women feel comfortable and confident in their clothing (and their lifestyles) so that they can show up as themselves and bring so much light to the world around them.  Here’s how we’ll help you own your style in 2019:...
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3 Tips to Walk Through This Holiday Season With Peace

As I was looking at our completely booked December and my to-do list (many of the items pertaining to Christmas - decorating, travel, food, gifts), I realized that I was not setting up this Christmas season to bring me joy.  And I had the puzzling thought that if I was overwhelmed just looking at my plans, how would I feel when I was actually in the middle of all the holiday hustle?   What I needed to remember, as I sat at my desk with my plans and my expectations, was how important it was to be gracious with myself, especially during this busy time.  Here’s the thing, we all bring different baggage with us as we walk into the holiday...
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How I Found Out My Style Was Worth Sharing

Raise your hand if you have ever wanted to do something and then immediately found a million reasons why you couldn’t do it? My hand is up! For a while I have been following lifestyle and fashion influencers on social media.  And let’s be honest, there are a lot of them out there; a lot of women creating expectations about what a certain way of living or dressing looks like.   And although there are some that make me feel less-than (who I usually end up unfollowing) there are some women that I love to follow and learn from.  The longer that I followed these women and felt how much served me, the more I wanted to show up better...
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8 Tips To Mindful Gifting This Season

  This is the first holiday season that I am really trying hard to practice mindful gifting.  I always try to be thoughtful about the gifts I pick out for my family and friends, but if I am being honest, I think my gifts used to be a lot more thoughtful when I was younger.  When I finger-knit my grandpa a hot pad for his tea kettle, it enveloped his steaming kettle like a little nest as the center wore down from constant use.  Or when I would spend hours making cards for my family, my craft supplies strewn about the kitchen table as I made each family member a card unique to them. This year I am not only...
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5 Ways to Practice Unconditional Gratitude

Raise your hand if you have thought something like this before: I will be successful if…I will be happy if… I will be worthy if …. My hand is definitely up.  I can think of a million ways I have finished a sentence like that in my head.  Whatever lies at the other end of that sentence for you is a condition.  And although conditions slide so easily into our minds, maybe they even disguise themselves as goals, creating conditions for our happiness is just not going to get us where we want to be.  When I say something like, I will be successful if this campaign gets funded (I cannot tell you how many times this thought popped into...
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How I Decided From-Scratch Cooking Was For Me

I hadn’t given much thought to that little apple tree in our backyard since we moved in 6 months ago.  I spent the summer dipping my toes into gardening and cherished my small harvests of tomatoes and peppers (when I say small, I think we only got three tiny peppers), but eating fruit that just happened to be growing on a tree that I could see from my kitchen window was entirely new to me.  So when my neighbor asked me if I was going to do anything with our apples, I shrugged and laughing told her to take them all! Not too long ago, in a podcast interview I did with Lindsay Krage, she said something that really took...
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Where To Find Ethical Fashion Labels

If you’ve been keeping up with the happenings around here, you know that last week we wrapped up pre-sales for our loungewear capsule (our campaign was 103% funded!)  If you missed out on funding our first round of production and receiving 30% off each of our six lounge-worthy pieces, we have some good news for you… Through the funds raised during our pre-sales campaign, not only are we able to fulfill our pre-sales orders.  We are also able to fund production of limited runs to carry on our online shop! And I have some even better news….. As of today, you can find our loungewear capsule on Market45.  Market45 is an ethical fashion marketplace featuring 20 independent brands that value...
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How To Figure Out Your Next Right Move

As I write this post, we have ten days left to raise $7K.  We are well over halfway through our campaign and we are 51% funded.   So, it’s going to be close. I feel like the moments after I finished taking my drivers test, when the instructor and I were both sitting in the car.  Me, behind the wheel looking anxiously over at him.  Him, looking at his clipboard with a furrowed brow.  “Well,” he told me, as he calculated my score, “it’s close.”   I did pass that drivers test, after all, but that is neither here nor there, really.  And I am coming to realize that about this campaign as well.    Oprah says, there is no...
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