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Let’s stop pretending perfection is possible

I went to Santa Fe looking for answers. Walking down the quiet streets in the sunny, thin air of the town that holds my heart, I was eagerly looking around for clues. I had questions and I wasn't going to leave in 4 days without answers. Was it a mistake to leave 5...

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How to create an entryway that excites the senses

I LOVE coming home! It's just like that Portlandia episode where Fred and Carrie go to an exciting concert, but their favorite part is coming home to their perfect house and crawling into bed. Every night when we get under the covers I say to Adam this is my favorite...

How is your home serving you right now?

Yesterday I hosted 8 ladies at my house for another Community Cake. If you can't remember THIS is why I created this small bi-monthly event. I hadn't hosted one since last spring so it felt really good to see everyone again. I made Norway's National Cake from Sweet...

In your relationship there are no neutral actions

I spend a lot of time with Jina which - even if we weren't biz partners - is great for me! I get to absorb all of her knowledge that she shares with equal parts conviction and facts. I can't say it enough. This girl has changed my life. One thing she's taught me that...

5 things I’ve learned about marriage in 5 years

Tomorrow is our 5 year anniversary. 10/10. It was a snowy cold day that was historically supposed to be sunny and warm. Looking back I see now that it was a fitting introduction into marriage. I never expected happily ever after, but after 8 1/2 years of dating I...

Why you should “let” your man wear red pants

Thank you for letting me be the man I want to be. Ahh honey, that's really sweet, but what? What say do I have over who you're going to be? *Cue long conversation about marriage. Let is a word that gets tossed around in relationships. People always ask Adam "will your...

Is your home sabotaging your most awesome self?

We're settling into our new home just fine, but at a much slower pace then we normally do. Unpacking and settling in at any new place is always an adventure. Anytime we move there is that inevitable period where we can't find anything and we're operating on a low...

How to Minimize Your Frustration and Maximize your Happiness

A really sweet day - like watching the French Open at the coolest pub in Edinburgh - is all about math. Add in the good and subtract the bad.  No really.  It's that easy. Now figuring out what is good and what is bad is the hard part. But once you adopt this mindset...

How to design a life for two people

You've chosen your partner and they've chosen you. You've combined lives, schedules, groceries and you even manage to share the covers at night - most of the time. You've declared to many that this is your soul mate. You're deeply in love and this is the real deal....

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