Inner Work For Supermommas
As parents, we are always learning and adapting as our kids get older, change, and develop different needs. As women, professionals, wives, mothers, and friends, our needs are always changing too. Below are a few of the big issues that I find myself constantly navigating, some of which you might be navigating too. They are ongoing, and I’m doing my very best, but some days, some weeks— maybe even some years— are better than others.
My Favorite Clean Green DIYs!
We all know that April is the beginning of spring and spring cleaning! I spoke a little about keeping my space clean, green and glam. But today I'm sharing some of my clean green DIY household cleaners!
Our Parenting Principles
Parenting is, hands down, the toughest job in the world. Both Scott and I know that being an engaged parent is no small task and that there is no one right way to do it. But after three kids (and making many mistakes and learning along the way), we have discovered a few things that work for our family, most of the time. These are by no means the last word on parenting; the fact is, parenting is such an individualized thing that what works for one family will not necessarily work for another. Even so, I wanted to share a few ideas with you in hopes that what helped us might help your family too.
The Dish On Decluttering
Organization is kind of like weight loss. Once you get your space organized, you suddenly feel lighter, like you have more energy for other stuff. But if you don’t have a plan to keep the weight off— or to keep things organized— it’s easy to backslide. I may be an obsessive cleaner by nature, but I still need a plan to keep things on track. Clea and Joanna, my ladies from the Home Edit, have spent countless hours helping me develop step- by- step strategies and systems for streamlining and organizing my home, which I am now going to share with you!
VLOG: "Everyday Chic" Book Tour in NYC
I am beyond excited to share this week's YouTube video with all of you! I feel like it really captures who I truly am in the realest fashion. Aside from birthing baby Grey, this book was a huge accomplishment for myself. I'm not going to lie, it was definitely challenging but beyond rewarding. There were moments where I honestly didn't think I was going to be able to meet the deadline or that people would hate it. But when it was all dead and gone, I am so proud with what we delivered.
My 10 Tenets of Happiness
Happiness. It’s a subject that has been discussed and debated for ages by everyone from ancient philosophers like Socrates to contemporary spiritual leaders like the Dalai Lama. And recently, scientists and sociologists have jumped on board, conducting study a er study in search of a way to quantify our happy days. And what research shows, time and time again, is that personal happiness has a lot to do with intentional behaviors—in other words, things that we can control! Happiness is highly influenced by our choices and voluntary behaviors. Here are a few well- documented ways to cultivate happiness in your home:
The Most Common Party Planning Mistakes with Stefanie Cove
The Most Common Party Planning Mistakes with Stefanie Cove. In my book, Everyday Chic, I included Stefanie as one of my experts (for obvious reasons). She’s truly the best in the business. Not only does she have exceptional taste but her keen eye for detail gives her that edge up. In party planning, detail is everything. With so many moving parts, things can go wrong at any moment. According to Stefanie, “the most common party mistakes are probably the tiny, easy things you forget about.”
Three Easy Dinner Hacks For Busy Mommas With Catherine McCord
Three Easy Dinner Hacks For Busy Mommas With Catherine McCordCatherine McCord is one of my cluster of stars who gave me some of my many secrets that have saved my life. She wrote a chapter in my book, Everyday Chic, called Everyday Superkiddo Secrets about hacks to get your picky eaters to eat.
How to Host an Everyday Chic & Intimate Dinner with Friends
In the Entertaining in Style chapter of my new book, Everyday Chic, I give you a peek into the 5 special gatherings we’ve hosted over the past few years in our home. Today, on the blog, I’ll be sharing one of my favorite events to host: an intimate dinner with friends.
A Chic & Cozy Backyard Celebration For Everyday Chic
A Chic & Cozy Backyard Celebration For Everyday Chic : To officially celebrate the launch of my book, I teamed up with a few of my favorite women who define what it means to entertain in style: Stefanie Cove, Simone LeBlanc, and Goop. Can we get a chic-er trifecta? I don’t think so. The night was a way to make the book come to life and celebrating the importance of a great community of women
A Chic & Spooky Entryway For Fall
This year for Halloween, it’s all about the entryway. Even if we don’t plan on entertaining, I love coming home everyday to a fun change of decor. I’ll normally play around with bright oranges and a warm color palette for the fall season but I wanted to switch it up this year with a cool metallic. The theme? Just as chic as it is spooky. The best part? It’s easier than it looks.
Chic and Casual Airport Look + A Look Inside My Carry On
Okay so today I’m heading to New York to kick off my book tour… I can’t believe Everyday Chic is officially out TOMORROW, October 10th! I know how uncomfortable traveling can be… trust me I’ve been on some rough flights in my life. I want to share with you some tricks I’ve learned to make that flight just a little more bearable.
Let's Talk About... Anything
You asked! I've answered! I am SO excited to start my new blog series, Let's Talk About. I'm answering your questions on the blog!
What is Everyday Chic?
I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am for the release of my second book! I’ve been counting down the days. On October 10th, 2017 Everyday Chic: My Secrets for Entertaining, Organizing, and Decorating at Home, with Harper Collins, finally hits the shelves!