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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....

Do you know what joy feels like?

I grew up on the cusp of technology. We had dial up internet on a desktop computer that was in my Mom's bedroom so chatting with my friends was limited to before her bedtime. Cell phones could only call and text and if they could do more I was oblivious.  No Facebook...

Real words between a couple – 14 years in

14 years ago my husband Adam and I started dating. We were just kids. This anniversary means that we've been together for HALF of our lives. Whoa! Since we started dating so young we've obviously grown and changed a lot over the years. I could honestly write about our...

Why small changes have a big impact on your daily life

Before I ever started The Small Change Project when I knew I had something to share, but didn't quite know what - there was an underlying theme. Throughout our relationship and our travels Adam and I had discovered that certain small tweaks to how we did things had...

The pros and cons of a 24-hour vacation

On Sunday morning we quickly (almost frantically) packed our bag and threw our snowshoes in the Subaru. We had arranged for Watson to stay at the ranch and told them we'd drop him off at 11:30. We got there 40 minutes late, but our mini-vacation was GOING to happen....

What does ‘Lifestyle Design’ even mean?

I hear the plate set down and he comes in to whisper "breakfast is ready" We both sit down to eggs, toast, a clementine, a vitamin and coffee. We peruse that morning's headlines reading each other the funny or interesting bits. This is our morning routine. It's been...

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