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DIY Succulent Planters for Earth Day

My mind is often wandering into the world of actionable things that can be done to make this world, and our day-to-day, a brighter, more hope-filled place.  We chatted a few months ago about what it looks like to raise the next generation in a kinder, more compassionate world and after watching this documentary I felt compelled to learn more about composting and the waste we create.  There’s so much work to be done that it can feel overwhelming, but I love the way Aveeno’s Earth Day campaign is creating actionable steps …

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What To Read Now || Spring

We are leaving for Stockholm in three days and I feel utterly unprepared.  When it comes to travel, I’m such a planner. You know the person that plans a three week trip to Europe with nothing but a backpack and a Eurail pass in hand? I’m the opposite. It’s not that I need my days scheduled, but if there is a can’t miss restaurant then I want to have a reservation and should we find ourselves in a particular neighborhood, I want to know what all of my options are for that area. (If you know anything about the …

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Bachelorette Gift Box DIY

‘Tis the season, you guys. In honor of the Bachelor finale this week, we bring you the Bachelorette party gift box!  Perhaps there’s no other rite of passage that I appreciate as much as this particular modern ritual. (As if  we needed another reason for a girls trip!) We chose these items for our bachelorette gift box imagining ourselves up in wine country or poolside in Ojai, but you can reimagine these boxes with just about anything in mind!  Headed to Tulum? Sub the rosé for mini tequila bottles and limes.  I like beauty …

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A DIY Braided Dog Collar for Cha Cha

What more could you ask for to get you over the hump of Wednesday than this cute puppy face?! Isn’t she adorable? This is Charlie, or Cha Cha as her closest friends like to call her, and she belongs to our resident photographer Katie.  Britt and I decided, a DIY braided dog collar was the perfect ploy to get to spend more time with this adorable ball of furry cuteness and I’m so happy with how it turned out!  You can keep reading for the full tutorial, but first: Anyone out there with kids have dogs? I’m having major puppy …

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