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Happy Easter weekend, all! May you find sweetness in the spring air, peace in your surroundings, and celebration of new life. • I love this simple truth that Anne learned at a recent wedding: “A large part of my own growing up has been to learn that failure isn’t necessarily bad and success isn’t necessarily good. (read more…)

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Minimalizing kids’ toys (a different kind of spring cleaning)

We’ve been living out of backpacks for more than six months now, which means even though I often write about spring cleaning and decluttering this time of year, it’s a bit hard to write about the obvious nuts and bolts of home life from a personal perspective. And I prefer to write from a personal (read more…)

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diocletian palace

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Greetings from Croatia, where we’re actually staying in an apartment in Diocletian’s palace, built in 305 C.E. No big deal, right? (Except that my response when we turned the corner to see our apartment was, “What in the world?!”) I hope you’re having a good weekend, friends, and regardless whether spring weather has come your (read more…)

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My minimalist, natural beauty routine (a different kind of spring cleaning)

Last night, as we were packing for our next journey from Italy to Slovenia, Kyle found something I’ve been looking for since Thailand (which was now four months ago)—my facial cleanser. It’s funny, that with such a scant amount of possessions to our name, something would still get lost in the shuffle of stuff. Sure, (read more…)

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Well, the weekend has come around once again, ever so faithful. And yesterday was the vernal equinox – Happy Spring! I know that some of you were forced to mark the occasion with yet another snowfall…but take heart. Spring is here now, and it can’t be too much longer before the weather and calendar align. (read more…)

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