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  1. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    In second grade, I got really into journaling. I’m not sure if it came from my obsession with Harriet the Spy or just a desire to add meaning to my comfy suburban upbringing, but I made a promise to myself. I, Allie Arends, would fill an entire journal for each year of my life. For the …

  2. Do you remember the first time you asked yourself if you were old? I was in 4th grade. I looked at myself in the mirror and thought— wow, look how much has changed. And in a year, I’ll be off to middle school. Where is the time going?? By 12 I was already contemplating mortality and …

  3. We’ve been using Schoolhouse products in our home and studio for years and it’s been a pleasure watching the brand develop and grow with time, now offering iconic lighting, beautiful furniture, and next-generation heirlooms. As Joe and I gear up for our home remodel, it’s no surprise I’m finding myself scouring their website for gems every second …

  4. Photos by Laura Rae

    We are the women who live in tiny apartments. We are the women stretching out on our beds alone. Our laundry and our empty bottles of La Croix and scribbled notebooks, our own. We are the women that cry in our pajamas late into the night. We are the women that feel the strongest we’ve ever …

  5. There was a time when I would have never imagined calling someone a “friend” who was old enough to be my parent (or even just my babysitter). Those “older” folks were my teachers, my music directors, my youth group leaders, possibly my mentors, but they weren’t my “friends”.  In my mind, the older generation was orbiting …

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  7. You know how sometimes you just know things—know them-know them? Things that aren’t accompanied with any sense or reason, but are truer than verifiable fact? Yes. So, the thing I know in my gut, brain and all my extremities is that I am meant to be old. Sure, my present life is quite wonderful and I’m …

  8. Throughout my time on this big, turning rock, I’ve had the incredible privilege to be surrounded by strong, passionate, intelligent women. With their own spectacular uniqueness, these inspiring female forces of all different ages have shown me time and time again the importance of living life by your own rules. Letting go of societal pressures, forgetting the …

  9. Finally! The little Paris guide my friend Dee and I put together for our trip last month. This is FAR from an all-encompassing guide to shopping, eating, and sightseeing in the city but it includes what we most wanted to check off our itinerary. We hope it helps you enjoy your time in Paris and remember …

  10. Joe always jokes that the only person who loves to play with toys more than the kids is me. You’ll often find me totally engrossed in building out a BRIO train set or building elaborate towers of blocks with my kids. It’s my favorite way to bond with them, but I hadn’t realized the benefits of …

  11. What’s the worst they can say? No? This phrase ping-pongs around my head a lot when I’m pretending to be brave. I’ve thought of it every time I’m applying for a new job or asking a favor of a friend or sending a pitch to a publication. There are a few life lessons I keep learning …

  12. Laura Ingalls Wilder published her first book at 65. Julia Child wrote her first cookbook at 50. Ernestine Sheperd became a bodybuilder at 56. Martha Stewart redefined the lifestyle industry at 41, years after starting her catering company. Vera Wang started her wedding dress company at 40. Samuel Jackson was 46 and a recovering addict before …

  13. It started as a whisper: a little voice in my head telling me to do the thing I already knew I needed to do. The whisper ebbed and flowed in its frequency—with each bout of heightened OCD, anxiety or depression; with each issue in a relationship I didn’t quite know how to face; with the very …

  14. My vision was clear the whole way through, and it’s all coming to fruition now. In my style junkie early twenties, I scrolled for hours for style inspo in The Sartorialist and the blogs of future Instagram models. I enjoyed creating outfit ideas through mood boards and pins. Many of them have since had their trend …

  15. Special S/O to all of y’all that identify as ladies! In case you don’t have your calendar marked from last year (you should), today is International Women’s Day. And as a female-founded and operated business, the team at Wit & Delight is celebrating by sharing a few inspiring women and business owners that are making waves in …

  16. I hate to admit this, but I was never really a “single gal” until my 30s. Somehow, starting in seventh grade, I settled into a series of years-long relationships that only ended with one boy when another boy expressed interest in me. I went from my junior high boyfriend to my high school boyfriend to my …

  17. 42. An age that when I was younger seemed sooo far away. An age where I’d be so put together. So arrived. Yet, here I sit, feeling young as ever, not sure what I’m doing as ever and making it all up as I go along. I’m LOVING this decade so far and all the change, …

  18. Ever since I can remember I’ve held a passion for thrifting and hunting for unique finds from decades past. You know those oversized coats, perfectly worn vintage band tees, old globes or antique vases you stumble upon that seem to speak right to you? Well, me too. There are a million reasons why I love vintage …

  19. In today’s youth-obsessed world, you can’t walk out your front door without running into something that knocks your self-esteem down. While mainstream culture continues to obsess over the one thing they can’t hold on to forever — youth — we’re busy sharing ways to celebrate the journey of your own life without fear of the future. …

  20. A few weeks ago I sat across from the nice woman at the reception desk of my new doctor’s office in the new city where my husband and I recently moved. You know the drill: filling out the paperwork, answering the standard written and verbal questions with the nice receptionist at the intake desk. On this …

  21. “Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go.” – May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude I gave my grandmother a book for Christmas, one I had …

  22. Aging is a taboo subject, one that we as women are reminded constantly of the rules from early on. You never ask a woman’s age. You’re too young/too old to be talking about (fill in the blank). Magazines, videos, entire industries are directed at women to prevent or reverse the aging process. But when you think …

  23. Often referred to as the heart of the home, designing your dream kitchen may seem daunting to many. Considering the amount of time you’ll spend there, it’s crucial you set your intentions for the space prior to beginning, saving you from many headaches down the line. Try and be specific about the vision you have when …

  24. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    I knew I was “different” from the time I was as young as five. At 5, I became “quiet” and “sensitive” in kindergarten when I didn’t speak for the first month. At 14, I earned the nickname “Spacey Katie” because I was always forgetting things and would be so lost in thought I would be oblivious …

  25. I wish you could have seen my face the first time my friend Dee took me to City-Pharma. The place was packed… like, men and women reaching over one another to grab baskets and baskets of soaps, lotions, shampoos, and mysterious creams. City-Pharm is one of the biggest pharmacies in Paris, located in the popular neighborhood, St. …

  26. For many, including yours truly, writing is a way of thinking. Sometimes the mere act of putting pen to paper triggers a breakthrough or a creative approach to a previously unsolvable problem. The benefits of journaling are well documented: better mood, enhanced sense of well-being, reduced symptoms of depression, and improved memory. At times, writing can …

  27. I haven’t always been single, and I haven’t always been happy (single or not). Right now, both are happening at once and I’m all for it. I’m loving my status, and I hope you are too.

  28. The grass is always greener. This age-old saying could not be more applicable to our modern-day relationships. Think about it. When you’re single, you often long for a relationship—someone to cook dinner with in the evenings, to plan trips with and let your guard down. When you’re coupled up, you often long for your single freedom—the …

  29. I’ve started this article many times over. Baring your soul and being vulnerable on the internet is always a good thing, right? I mean. What could possibly go wrong? Let’s see. In May of 2015, after a few years of struggling to fit ourselves into a marriage that just wasn’t working, my husband and I decided to separate. …

  30. Anyone who knows anything knows every fabulous outfit deserves even better undergarments. And given the time of year, we figured it was fitting we share a few of our favorite intimates pieces we’re loving. shop tOP           |          shop Top          |          shop top shop …

  31. Why create a stationery line when increasingly all of our interactions are digital? Emails, bills, invites, thank yous, the majority of MY communications are online. When we set out to create a stationery line, it didn’t take long for me to ask the all-important – Why? Especially because adding more paper to an increasingly digital world seemed …

  32. Editor’s Note: I am compelled to preface this essay with this: I made a promise to my first husband I wouldn’t talk about the details of our relationship, the fallout, the story behind our divorce (and everyone involved) on this website. I honor that promise and respect his and his family’s privacy, and ask you to …

  33. I’ve got a question for you: how did you know when you officially “came of age?” Was it when you turned a certain number? Or would you say it was a certain moment, for instance, when you started living on your own or had sex for the first time? The reason I ask is because, well, …

  34. These days, I often find myself forgoing the morning news as I get ready or skimming headlines as I page through the paper. Subconsciously, I realize my privilege has granted me the ability to take a moment of pause when overwhelmed by the disheartening realities covered by the press and media. Consciously, I’m working daily to …

  35. BROUGHT TO YOU BY BELGARD **GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED** A number of my best memories from growing up were spent huddled around a bonfire with my closest family and friends. There’s something so magical about the energy that emulates while sitting around a fire. Even today, I cherish hours spent reminiscing over old stories, sipping on cocktails …

  36. Editor’s Note: There are always two sides to every story, and more often than not, you’ve only heard my side. But what about the other half? Our new Two Sides to Every Story series will be a conversation that includes another point of view, in this instance my partner Joe’s voice. With this new series, we …

  37. I don’t know about you but, for me, the line between feeling inspired and inadequate is thin and vaporous, and I cross it repeatedly on every journey through my Instagram feed. The parts of me that struggle with comparison, perfectionism, and criticism can get obnoxiously loud and rude after swiping through a few beautiful posts. Oh …

  38. 13 years this February. Thirteen years since my husband (or, “the guy I’m talking to,” as he was so lovingly called back in 2006,) asked if we could be together. Boyfriend and girlfriend. Thirteen years since an awkward exchange in my tiny college dorm room. Has anyone ever been excited about the number 13 EVER? I …

  39. The eternal question: What should we do tonight? If you are anything like me, at the end of the day, I don’t want to make any more decisions. So rather than participate in the hunger march (our clever little phrase for that activity of either walking past or continuously naming restaurants convinced there is something better) …

  40. Happy twenty nineteen, folks. The confetti from our New Year’s celebrations has effectively settled now that it’s February. The festive sheen of whatever resolutions we did or did not set has maybe, probably, in all likelihood, vanished. And here in the North, our coldest season is well underway. The leaves have long since fallen and the snow …

  41. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Aura Cacia

    It’s 11 am on a Saturday and the kids have been particularly challenging today. August is mad that Bennett is crawling into “his space” and I can’t say I blame him. Watching my toddler learn to control his impulses has been surprisingly eye-opening for me. I truly believe we have a toddler in all of us …

  42. I’d argue Paris isn’t first and foremost the most romantic city in the world. It is the most beautiful city in the world, and the French will be the first to say it. For all the complaining we Americans do about how the French so willingly share a negative or unpopular opinion, they have certain standards …

  43. Giant white snowflakes are twirling around outside my apartment window here in Oslo. By the looks of the sleek, silver-gray sky, I don’t foresee the sun even trying to pop its head out today. And I don’t blame it. If I didn’t have class this morning, I’d stay curled up in my cozy duvet cocoon, devouring …

  44. Thanks to my gal Leslie Knope of Parks and Rec, over the last few years Valentine’s Day has evolved into much more than a dinner date with my husband kind of holiday. My girlfriends and I always try to get together for our own Galentine’s Day celebration, something we’ve all grown to love and cherish. Single, …

  45. Forget roses or a box of chocolates, this year, gift your Valentine an experience. Here are a few outside-of-the-box ideas for your sweetie, together you can discover expertly-selected wines by Winc, take a cooking class together at Sur La Table, or build a photo book using Artifact Uprising’s custom book builder that will capture some of …

  46. During this month of cupids, hearts, and think pieces about dating in the digital era, we’re dedicating the month of February to the messier ways we’ve found love and all the detours along the way. February’s theme is Love Your Status. It is an ode to the person who saves themselves and then writes their own …

  47. Brought to you by  Monica + Andy and Interior Define

    Photography by Judith Marilyn

    *Giveaway is closed* We have partnered with Monica + Andy and Interior Define to give away furniture and a new kids wardrobe to one lucky reader. Check out the end of the post for information on how to enter! The last time I got drinks with friends who had kids, I took a little survey. I …

  48. Two things I know to be true: Each of us is born creative and creativity has nothing to do with being artistic. Almost all of us know that feeling before we embark on something big or small where it will be clear whether we “succeed” or fail. Think about the last time you played a game …

  49. Pretty, pretty Portugal is the Destination Du Jour these days. And for good reason. It’s reasonably priced. The weather is a dream – with over 11 hours of sunshine per day, on average, in July – and so are the beaches. Consider it a bonus that more and more airlines are offering direct flights into Lisbon, since you …

  50. More often than not, the homes I find the most inspiration from are the totally unique and out of the box spaces. They have that special twinkle of character to them, tons of texture, and despite being a little weird they just work. You know what I’m talking about, the type of originality where you find …

  51. My twenties felt like a fertile countdown. I believe this to be the culprit of thy uterus clock. You know, the one that ticks inside of every woman like the alligator in Peter Pan promising human’s life incubator will one day shrivel up like a used sponge if we wait too long to find a man. By our …

  52. As a lifelong creative, I have always looked forward to little pockets of time for making art. A time for my hands to be busy and my brain to relax a bit and just play. Usually, these pockets of time were found on the weekends, holidays and vacations and weeks and months would creep by without …

  53. BROUGHT TO YOU BY BELGARD My first trip to Whitefish, Montana was far from disappointing: presenting breathtaking sights around every corner, each one more beautiful than the last. An outdoor enthusiast’s dream location with mountains, lakes, and trails for miles, quiet and quaint, free of the commercialized gloss known to established ski towns. Hidden amongst the …

  54. Baby steps. Small goals. Itty-bitty resolutions. This is what I have room for in my life right now. If you were to stop me on the street and ask me what my New Year’s Resolution was (do people actually do this?) I’d say, this is the year of all things framed. In anticipation of absolutely dreading this chore, …

  55. If there’s one thing I’ve learned (the hard way), it’s that loving someone who can’t love you back is a futile pursuit destined to fail. Often in a crash-and-burn kind of way. I’ve poured myself into more than one one-way relationship, only to find myself, at best, drained and frustrated and, at worst, ghosted or betrayed. …

  56. Like billions of other people around the globe, I’ve been in an intimate relationship with the Internet for years. It all started about two decades ago when I first dialed the Web up to establish a connection (remember this sound?), and now thanks to my iPhone, we’ve never been closer. Of course, I’ve always enjoyed our …

  57. BROUGHT TO YOU BY CRICUT

    I have a love/hate relationship with the concept of being an “organized” person. Often times, I catch myself envying my ultra-organized friends, drooling over their spotless kitchens, wishing one morning I would wake up and take on a similar persona. Don’t let the Insta feed fool you, just out of frame, there is a pile of …

  58. Hello from Grand Cayman!! I’m notoriously bad at making time to go on a real vacation… meaning I’m doing nothing but sitting by the beach or pool with little to no itinerary for the day. I didn’t grow up with vacations like this, and even the ones my family took with our relatives were peppered with …

  59. BROUGHT TO YOU BY BLUNDSTONE

    Let me caveat this entire post by stating that I had a lovely holiday and that I’m grateful for all of what I received during this time of giving. What I meant to say, is that I forgot someone on my list. Namely me. I’m not going to go all “I’m a mom and I’m super …

  60. It’s true. Almost everything looks better in the snow. I might be bias given where I’ve decided to live and build my life, but there are a lot of you Southern Cali followers who get really excited when you see an Instagram of a lightly dusted cobblestone street somewhere in Scandinavia. Because traveling allows us to …

  61. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    I find myself lusting after perfectly tiled, open-shelf kitchens on Pinterest and Instagram far too often. Like multiple times a day. No matter how many kitchens I design, I just can’t get enough! Why is it that the heart of a home always seems to reside in the kitchen where the food is made, heart-to-hearts are had, and …

  62. As a life-long creative, I’ve dabbled here and there with many a medium, yet I struggled with building consistency in my artistic practice for YEARS. In 2018, I began to build a daily practice. Something sustainable and simple. Knowing that every time I make space to create, my heart, brain, soul are a little lighter. A …

  63. If there is one thing I know about caring for your skin in a harsh climate, it’s that not all products are created equal. It’s that time of year where my little niche of expertise comes in handy for those of you who are feeling a little nip of cold and need to make a couple …

  64. It’s hard to escape the past when you’ve written about it almost weekly for a decade. When I started Wit & Delight, I had little to no expectations for what would become of this little platform. 3.3 million followers later, each comment, like or note of thanks hasn’t lost its luster. Even with a thousand blog …

  65. Photos by 2nd Truth

    I’ve ruminated on writing this post for several months now, mostly because it’s insanely hard to put such a soulful experience into words. And also, it’s really difficult for me to condense all of the things I saw, thought and felt into one post. But it must be said, my two-week trip to Morocco this past November was …

  66. Before becoming a full-time freelancer, I admittedly romanticized the whole notion. Where I’d look longingly at those individuals in hipster coffee shops and coworking spaces, busy typing away at their laptops, and find myself envying their insouciant attitude and ability to set their own hours. Not to mention the very idea that they could pack up …

  67. Women do a lot of incredibly uncomfortable things: have periods, give birth, cry, try to get promotions, endure seventh grade with big boobs while each male counterpart discovers their first perverted side effects of puberty…the list goes on. I looked up “uncomfortable” in the thesaurus and it gave: annoying, bitter, difficult, agonizing, hard, troublesome, thorny, irritating, …

  68. Six months ago I found myself in a funk that was hard to shake. I was ready to give up on so many things I had worked hard to create (this website) and worried I was just too tired to show up every day and write, design, lead, make. Instead of blowing up my life (like …

  69. Now, I have an opinion when it comes to buying clothes, that’s for sure. But most often I look to my friends to point me in the right direction. I go to Dahlia for interesting pieces that make me feel powerful both inside and out, and to the two most stylish Madelines I know (Furlong and …

  70. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    I don’t know about you but I think it’s pretty safe to say we’ve ALL lived in a small space before or even tried to make a little living space work for us in some way or another. Tiny spaces can be functional, charming and full of character too. Here are a few inspirational images of spaces …

  71. BROUGHT TO YOU BY AMERICAN EXPRESS

    When I was younger, I dreamed about the jet set lifestyle associated with traveling for business. Power suits, high-profile meetings with clients in fancy restaurants, chic hotels with killer views of Paris, New York, oh my! Anyone that has traveled for business can tell you, this is almost the exact opposite of what it is like …

  72. Yep, I just turned 50. And I’ve never felt better! Actually, that’s quite a load of BS. The knees are aching, unnamed parts are sagging, eyebrows are thinning, and I have a chemical addiction: to my hair-colorist. Oh, and there’s my new best friend? Her name is Martha migraine. Say wha? You don’t name your migraines? …

  73. BROUGHT TO YOU BY SLEEP NUMBER

    I used to be really proud of how little sleep I needed to function. I would brag about feeling bright-eyed and full of energy on 4 hours of sleep. It was one of my secrets to productivity— that I could power through the fatigue until I couldn’t recognize I was tired. That was until my body …

  74. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. That’s what they say, isn’t it? Holiday decorations have gone up and children are knocking on doors for the sole purpose of singing upbeat, aurally pleasing carols and there is the sound of literal bells in the air—at least at the entrances to most local grocery stores, shopping …

  75. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    Rise and shine? More like rise and whine, amiright? If you’re not of the early bird species, I’m not here to convince you to become a morning person. There are things like circadian rhythms to consider with that! I am, however, here to convince you that there are ways we can all make the a.m. a …

  76. I begin and end my days like so many of us do: scrolling through my phone. The act feels far from mindless: if I’m checking emails and my bank balance in between spending hours looking at memes on Instagram, it means I’m being productive, right? Apparently not, according to the numbers. A few months ago, Apple …

  77. I am a type-A doer, go-getter, list-obsessed person by nature. This has usually served me well. Helping me to set high goals and work steadily to achieve them in school, in work, in life. After many, many years of this pattern – build the list, check the mark, start again, rinse and repeat — I was in …

  78. By the end of November, there’s something about the coziness of winter (especially in Minnesota) that propels me into the holidays and motivates me to literally deck the halls with boughs of holly. I love getting my home ready for Christmas and all that this holiday season entails. This year, we decorated a bit early and it …

  79. BROUGHT TO YOU BY BLUNDSTONE

    Photos by Judith Marilyn

    You know when it’s 3pm and you don’t want to work on anything productive so you head on over to Buzzfeed? Yeah [cough, cough] me either. But for real, I am an absolute sucker for those Buzzfeed personality quizzes. They mean absolutely nothing, but I can’t help myself from answering them. I’m sure that there is some …

  80. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    When it comes to seasons, winter is always one for the books. (Teehee — pun intended.) Curling up in that beloved oversized sweater with a mug full of warm, spicy (or spiked, no judgment!) cider in one hand and a page-turner in the other while both the temps and leaves are dropping outside… I mean, does it get any …

  81. New Years tends to shed light on how much time has passed and what we did with that time. We may look to where we fell short instead of what the past 365 days in the year may have taught us about ourselves. We start out the year with such bright-eyed hope and belief in ourselves, …

  82. ‘Tis the season! It’s finally that time of year; the days begin to seem a little longer, full of the crazies and chaos of hosting, giving, receiving, and more. In hopes of simplifying things this year, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite toys and treasures that are sure to make the perfect presents. Find …

  83. AHHHH… the classic conundrum of what to wear to that holiday party. Deciding what to wear to events like this requires a bit more planning, especially when first impressions are a factor. Perhaps it is at this party your co-workers may see a different side of you— the IRL you, shedding your business blazer to reveal something …

  84. I love those cutesy magazine articles, ‘What’s in Her Bag?!” Each person the magazine interviews always seem to carry cute trinkets and expensive beauty products that are completely unreasonable. Elsa Hosk, Swedish Victoria’s Secret model, carries $36 Shiseido lip sheen, a $100 de-puffing eye mask, and a bottle of $96 Bergdorf Goodman “Sleep Food” pills in …

  85. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    I pitched this title. It seemed like a good idea at the time. And now I’m staring at my laptop thinking, “Wait. Do I love myself?” Because I definitely don’t love everything about me. And I don’t walk around with some sort of effortless self-love flowing through my veins. So… WHO AM I TO WRITE THIS ARTICLE? But, …

  86. I spent the first half of my life thinking that etiquette was a stuffy, pretentious set of rules invented to help make a certain class of people seem more refined—and another class of people more coarse by comparison. Anyone else have that impression? Then, through a series of fairly random opportunities, I not only had the …

  87. BROUGHT TO YOU BY CRICUT

    It’s here, it’s here! Tis the season to pour a glass of mulled wine, crank up the holiday music and deck the halls with abandonment. I’ve always felt our house really shines in the winter, and as I don’t do much to the interiors the rest of the year, I fully embrace decorating for this winter …

  88. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    We live in an achievement-oriented society, where being “busy” is practically a religion. Sure, we’re getting stuff done, but we often forget about the healing power of sitting around in our pajamas and doing nothing. This time is good for us because it allows us to actually like our lives and just be. And by “just be,” I …

  89. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    Have you ever wondered how to decorate your home for the holidays while maintaining a sense of simplicity and modernism? Don’t get me wrong, I love the over-the-top quality of the holidays and the nostalgic magic of Christmas because deep down it makes my 12-year-old heart very happy. But as I get older and work toward curating …

  90. I don’t look like an immigrant—or, not your stereotypical idea of one, at any rate. I am fair skinned with blue eyes, and even at the age of 36, my hair has turned almost completely silver. The only time you’ll pick up on any linguistic anomalies between the way Minnesotans and I speak is when you …

  91. BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CITIZENRY

    Photography by Judith Marilyn

    I’ll know I’ve reached functioning adult status when I have clean sheets ready, and the guest room in good working order before overnight guests arrive. No matter how many sets of sheets I own, washing them always falls to the bottom of my laundry list (my absolute least favorite household chore). It never fails that I …

  92. This is my love letter to all of the tiny apartments that have saved our lives. I moved into my first apartment alone when I was twenty-four. She was 400-square feet, nearly the size of a walk-in fridge, and when I opened her battered front door, I had six steps to crawl into my bed and …

  93. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    There’s something very magical about filling a home with greenery. No matter the space or size, it seems lush, and happy houseplants always know the way to livening up any room. These little guys do everything in their might to lift our spirits, and yet why do so many of us fall short when keeping them …

  94. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    If there’s a time of year that puts everything you do and don’t love about your family on display, it’s the holidays. Yes, the people in your family can be the ones you love most on earth. But they can also be the ones who drive you the craziest. Even in the most functional, fabulous, fun-loving families, …

  95. There are fewer things I love more in this world than a fantastic coat. Maybe that’s because I live in a climate where coats always need to be part of your fashion choices? Regardless, I do believe there are some fantastic show-stopping options out there for less than $250 and now is the time to snag …

  96. Ok. Here’s something I’ve been afraid to share. There’s this stereotype about business owners. They’re type A, detail-obsessed, high energy, high performing 24/7, insane hustle machines. I believed all of these traits were necessary to make it as a self-made businesswoman. I was proud of my grit, proud of the fact I had the endurance to …

  97. Let’s hear it for wicker!! You all know I’m obsessed with infusing natural material throughout a home, and no one was more excited to see the rise of cane and wicker materials making their way through high-end showrooms and into the humble abodes of normal people like you and me. In celebration of all things wicker, …

  98. BROUGHT TO YOU BY DELTA

    It seems so hard to believe that it’s already been three years since our long-lasting relationship with the Delta brand first took flight, following a heightened intention to be more design-forward and innovation-driven. Reinventing the everyday isn’t easy, but the design team at Delta is doing just that, transforming those hard-working, household essentials (faucets, showers, and yes, …

  99. I’ve always been a sweater gal. I can’t help it. There is nothing better than pulling a big comfy cashmere sweater over sailor pants or a long skirt with tennis shoes. Sometimes people are surprised when I say this but –  I actually love winter. It is one of my favorite seasons. I look forward to the …

  100. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    Social media, of any kind, these days is tough. The number of times you are assaulted with headlines you only thought you’d read in The Onion has quadrupled, and I sense it’s really taking a toll on all of us. One of the upsides of all the noise in the news is I’ve returned to seeking …

  101. I’ve been thinking about home lately. What it is. Where it is. How it changes over time. Have you ever returned to a childhood house to discover a miniature imitation of the place you remember? This happened to me as a young college student, on a visit back to Chicago’s Old Irving Park. I hadn’t lived …