Get Kitchen Organization + Design Help From Us Today!

Even though we're booked until 2024, if you could immediately transport Matt and I to your house TODAY to help you design your new kitchen, or help you squeeze every inch of organization & functionality out of your current kitchen, would you say "YES!"? Our lack of time is now your literal gain! When we individually consult with our clients, kitchens alone start at $2k for our time (and often go much higher because of…

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Mold In Washing Machine: Our 7 Genius Tips With 100% Success!

Looking for how to get rid of mold in your washer, clothes, or laundry machines? We're sharing how we've prevented mold 100% in our machines and clothing for nearly 8 years now! Mold in washing machine: a nightmare! I confess, I have to imagine it's a nightmare. I have a 100% success rate with zero mold in my laundry machines. Yes, we've never, ever had a mold issue! And we have front loaders! Funnily enough,…

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Why We’re Living Internationally As a Family for 1.5 Years!

Our first post about this can be found here. Did you know that one of the top 3 reasons we started this blog and business was because our dream was to one day be able to work from anywhere in the world?! 🌍💻 And while it didn't necessarily happen quite the way we imagined it would (our imaginations were already hazy around it because when you have what feels like a Big Giant Crazy Dream,…

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Sliiiiiiight Change of Plans…

Based on whether you just discovered us, or whether you've followed us for years, or whether you've known us in-person for decades, your level of shock will differ. This has been a dream of ours for years, but we never saw how we could make it happen realistically. Then one day, we realized we could almost make it happen. All we had to do was be brave and pull the trigger. So here we are...…

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7 Refreshing Things We’ve Had More Time (and Energy!) To Do Since Downsizing!

Some people don't even like to use the word "downsizing," preferring the word "rightsizing!" So whether you prefer "rightsizing" or "downsizing," the point is that we made the decision to sell our big, beautiful, highly functional house in the suburbs to test out living in a smaller house near the beach. And while this house we're currently renting is still bigger than my ideal, it's been a great way to See that going down 1,000…

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5 Easy Ways to Simplify Christmas.

Everyone celebrates Christmas differently, that’s for sure! In the past several years, we’ve learned how to simplify Christmas and (dare I say it?) make the season much more peaceful for our family. Today I'm sharing five of the things we've done that have been working for us. How to style a console, simply! #5: Simplifying Christmas decorations. Like many people, we have boxes and boxes of not only interior Christmas decorations but exterior Christmas lights.…

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Glacier National Park with Kids: 21 Chill Ideas & Activities!

Looking for the ultimate list of what to do (and what to avoid) in Glacier National Park with kids—or without? We're sharing the 20 best ideas with you here, along with lodging and airport tips! Years ago, the owner of the company I worked for strolled into my office. He'd built a successful company and had "semi-retired"...which meant he still popped in every week. Eventually the conversation turned to travel, and he talked about his…

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Italian Home Search: Step #1 (a.k.a. Sometimes Jess Has Fun Being Unrealistic)!

OK, so we're planning a "slow travel" trip to northern Italy, because it's one place in Italy we haven't explored much of yet. (We're going other spots too but I'm just talking about northern Italy today.) I've enjoyed visiting various areas of this country over several different trips with different people each time (the last time was with Matt so he knows the dealio), but never before was northern Italy able to make it onto…

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Packing & Moving to the Beach: Here’s What Downsizing Looked Like For Us!

You've all seen the beauty shots of our home. You've maybe even seen the photos I shared of what our house looks like on an average day with chilluns. And if you've been following us this year, you've seen how we staged our house for sale! But have you seen how our house looks like when we're moving out of it? And—given that we've moved a lot (by choice!)—how do we do it? And how…

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