Advice

How To Quit Your Day Job

According to a survey done by Career Builder last year, more than 39% of workers aged 18-24 have a side hustle and that number rose to 44% when workers ages 25-34 were polled.  (Not familiar with the term side hustle? According to Entrepreneur.com, it’s a way to make some extra cash that allows you the flexibility to pursue what you’re most interested in. It can also be your true passion – a chance to delve into fashion, travel or whatever it is you care about the most without quitting your day job.)  But what about when you …

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5 Tips for a Cleaner, Greener Home

“Mommy, I am the sweeper and you are the duster,” she says as she hands me my wall and floor duster and grabs her deep clean mop. This is currently Parker’s favorite game to play.  We played it this morning before she went to school and then after we had done our adequate sweeping and dusting she wanted us to play cleaning school and teach all of our imaginary students how to clean and dust. “Mommy, why do we do the cleaning again?” “Because when we bring baby sister home, we don’t want her to get …

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Margaret’s Office Nook + How to Keep an Organized Desk

One thing that my very first styling boss impressed upon me was the need to wrap up the day with a tidy desk and working space.  (It was part of this post a couple weeks ago, too.)  No matter how crazy the day or how many clothes were strewn about in the closet at noon, come closing time everything was in it’s right place.  She said it was the only way to start a new day fresh and she was right.  When we  were touring Margaret’s West Austin abode, we couldn’t get over this organized office nook that she created in her …

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Tips for Working from Home Successfully

When I first left my full-time styling job and started my own business working from home, I felt like the ultimate goal was to some day have a really cool studio on Melrose Place or Beverly Boulevard to call home to my business.  When we moved to Austin and were in between places for a bit, it actually became totally necessary to find a studio space (and paint it pink, of course!), but I soon realized just how much I actually missed working from home.  Especially with what we do here on the site, it’s so nice to be able to style …

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