Travel

13 Things to Know Before you Travel to Costa Rica

  • November 7, 2017

We just got back home from a fantastic two week trip to Costa Rica. Its my second time in the country (spent a month there several years back) and my husband’s third time visiting. Now that we have kids our travel is different (no more hostels, or riding in the bed of pick up trucks!). A lot of people have started asking me questions about our trip and I thought…

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Travel

Five Days in London

  • October 4, 2017

The last time I was in London I was 22. Right after graduation from college some friends and I loaded up backpacks, bought a Eurorail pass and flew to London as the first stop of our journey. At the time the Pound worth was about $1.80 so everything was ridiculously expensive. On a tight budget, we barely had enough to pay for the expensive taxis let alone have a good…

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Style Travel

Challenge – Clothes for 9 Days of Business and Play Travel in a Carry On

  • September 26, 2017

Hi, I’m Sarah and I’m an Overpacker. Or at least I used to be. I recently overhauled my closet using the Project 333 method. The same concepts of having less, but having things you love and use, can and should be used when packing for travel. I recently went on a nine day trip to Washington DC and London for work. My husband flew to London to spend some time…

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Travel

America vs. UK — 10 Differences You Should Know Before you Go

  • September 24, 2017

Its been a long time since my last post and its great to be back. My husband and I just got back from London and had THE BEST TIME! I can’t wait to do more blog posts on our visit. But first, I thought it would be fun to do a little post on some of the differences between America and the UK. There are obviously a lot more than…

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Life

One Month of Project 333 and Minimizing — Lessons Learned

  • September 5, 2017
Project 333

A month ago I published this post (read here) about Project 333 and minimizing. Now that I’m more than a month into this I wanted to update you all on my thoughts and progress and lessons learned. I’m writing it Q&A style with all the questions I had when going into this. How is Project 333 working out?   (For newbies, Project 333 is picking out 33 items to wear…

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Home & Style

IKEA Hack Knappa Pendant Light

  • August 30, 2017

Try out this IKEA hack of the Knappa pendant light for under $80 A while back I redid my children’s room and I wanted a pendant light over the “reading corner.” I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, and I wanted something with a modern look. Wood veneer pendant lights are some of my favorite designs, but they tend to be pricey. I decided to DIY using IKEA’s…

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Travel

My Favorite Travel Tips & Tricks…. and My Biggest Mistakes

  • August 28, 2017
flying on american airlines

Through all the traveling I’ve done this year, I’ve learned an extensive amount by trial and error when it comes to packing, and preparing to travel. Here are some of my travel tips. (I’ll keep adding to these as I think of more). Tips for Packing Create a capsule wardrobe — the majority of travelers overpack. One way to ensure you feel well-dressed and don’t overpack is to create a…

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Life Travel

Summer 2017 Wrap Up and Lessons Learned

  • August 18, 2017
Family hike in Tahoe

Summer 2017 is almost over. Next week school starts again. We begin the busy season of school, soccer games, fall baseball, and a LOT of travel. Looking back over the last few months I am so grateful for the things we were able to do and see. I learned some lessons, gained perspective and enjoyed some really amazing family time. Here are the highlights. Lesson number 1: Sometimes summer isn’t…

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Home & Style

Nine Things about Minimalizing I didn’t Expect

  • August 15, 2017
Project 333 Capule Closet

This is my second post on minimalism. To read the first post click here. When I launched into a plan to minimalize my closet, our house and my shopping habits, some things happened that I wasn’t prepared for. Some good, others not so pleasant. In this post I look at some of the surprising parts of minimalizing. People Around Me Think Its a Fad To be totally fair to my…

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Life

Minimalism and Project 333

  • August 12, 2017
simplifying life

Today I’m writing about simplifying and minimalism. Though I admire clean, simplistic design (free of clutter!), my alter ego loves color, pattern and more, more, more! Social media doesn’t help as I longingly look at style bloggers with the latest clothing, design sites with the best in home décor. Probably worst of all is living literally a stone’s throw away from Target. I can browse the isles for seemingly hours.…

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