Articles

  1. Life in a 22″ x 14″ Bag

    Time is whizzing by differently in 2015. Last year, it was marked by a studio opening, product collaborations, and a one year anniversary. This year, it will pass through airplane windows, hotel check-ins, and international time zones. The 7:10 flight to Dallas. 23 hours in Miami. … Read More

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  2. Creative Mornings and Messy Bathrooms

    A few Fridays ago I did three things outside of my comfort zone: I spoke in front of 300 people and shared photos of my messy house with a bunch of strangers. Keeping your mess away from public scrutiny– even friends and family– is fairly commonplace. Messes are our … Read More

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  3. “To The Brave Everywhere. (Mean people, you know who you are.)”

    The title (and illustration) of this post comes from a wonderful little children’s book, The Book of Mean People by Toni Morrison, which I discovered on one of my favorite websites, Brain Pickings. The simplest call to action is this: “Somewhere between Twain’s irreverent advice to little girls and the faux-meanness … Read More

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  4. On Friendships, Fears, Shoes & My Upcoming Target Collection

    Last week I recorded my very first radio interview with Falen Bonsett Lambert, co-host of KDWB’s “Dave Ryan in the Morning Show“. For the out-of-staters who aren’t familiar with her or the show, there are plenty of reasons to love Falen. She throws down one-liners in … Read More

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  5. Everything is Wonderful. Everything is Terrible.

    He said I was the happiest sad person he’d ever meet. He said, “I see you and I understand. I am here.” I like to compare my life with anxiety to living with a huge grizzly bear. She’s a beast, really. Powerful, particular, irrational. Sensitive, territorial, … Read More

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  6. What Do You Mean You’re a Lifestyle Blogger?

    Hi there. Remember me? I’d usually apologize for the radio silence, but I won’t. This month I’ve taken a quieter role here, waiting for the moment I’d be ready to write about what’s been on my mind. It’s taken me almost 2 weeks to get this … Read More

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  7. Should vs Must

    “Should is how others want us to show up in the world — how we’re supposed to think, what we ought to say, what we should or shouldn’t do. It’s the vast array of expectations that others layer upon us. When we choose Should the journey is smooth, the risk is small. Must is different—there aren’t options … Read More

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  8. But it only works sometimes.

    “Sometimes, we’re so focused on being consistent that we also lower the bar on amazing. After all, the thinking goes, if we can’t be amazing all the time, better to reset the expectation to merely good. Which robs us of the ability to (sometimes) be amazing. … Read More

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  9. Say Yes.

    “Say yes, and you’ll figure it out afterward!” – Tina Fey

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  10. The Best, Worst, and Weird

    A few of my favorite “Best Of” lists this year. Music, film, books, and weird animals. Slaughterhouse 90210: Books I Loved in 2012 Buzzfeed’s 50 Most WTF Animal Pictures of the Year Open Culture’s: The Best of Open Culture 2012: Free Music, Film, Books, Life Advice … Read More

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  11. W&D Loves: Stately Sandwiches

    Chicago design student Kelly Pratt is eating her way through all 50 States by way of their iconic sandwiches. She started a blog called Stately Sandwiches to document the ingredients and story behind each sandwich. How great is this!? Wish I was buddies with Kelly so … Read More

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