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As summer is winding down and my kids are getting ready to return to school, I’ve been wanting to start meal prepping again. My family and I are all on completely different schedules – I’m busy with design clients, Travis is busy with managing the construction for our clients, the girls have swim and tutoring… […]

Easy Meal Prep for Summer

Design

This sleek kitchen makes use of additional light
and textured tile to create real impact in a small space.

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DESIGN

This sleek kitchen makes use of additional light
and textured tile to create real impact in a small space.

featured story

DESIGN

This sleek kitchen makes use of additional light
and textured tile to create real impact in a small space.

featured story

DESIGN

This sleek kitchen makes use of additional light
and textured tile to create real impact in a small space.

featured story

DESIGN

This sleek kitchen makes use of additional light
and textured tile to create real impact in a small space.

featured story

DESIGN

This sleek kitchen makes use of additional light
and textured tile to create real impact in a small space.

featured story

DESIGN

Natalie and Emily have been sharing a room since they were 2 and 6. These two peas in a pod are going to be forever friends but as they grow up, their need for personal space has become evident.  Emily, now nearly 13 years old, has been pining for her own room. So as her […]

Natalie’s Colorful Room Makeover

Design

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Can you believe July is almost here? The world is opening up and I am excited that I get to invite more friends over to my backyard this summer. As an avid foodie, summer means more time cooking outside. I decided to throw a summer BBQ with my family and friends and we had a […]

Summer BBQ Backyard Refresh With Walmart

Design

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Mother's Day is just around the corner!

No matter what you get your mom this Mother’s Day, don’t forget to call or visit! What every Mom wants most is to spend time with their loved ones, near and far.

10 Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Kind of Mom

My Picks

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A white stove set in white modular cabinets with brass hardware against mauve backsplash that goes all the way to the ceiling!

With BOXI by Semihandmade, we were able to choose the cabinet components we most wanted. And finally, I was able to get drawers in my kitchen!

Kitchen Spotlight: BOXI by Semihandmade

Organization

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Blue light gets a bad rap, but here’s the thing: it’s not all bad. The real trouble comes when we receive too much blue light (or artificial light) at night.

Blue Light In The Bedroom

Wellness

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A soothing night's sleep starts with a beautiful, uncluttered bedroom.

If you find yourself groggy and out of balance in the mornings, it might be time to try some new tools and techniques for a better night’s sleep. Here are a few of my favorites! 

My Top Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

Wellness

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All the Yokota girls got into our spa day!

I have three daughters at very different stages of self-development, and it’s important to meet them where they are so they can master the tools early and rely on them as they get older.

Teaching Self-Care to Girls

Wellness

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Getting some morning sunlight with my coffee

I’m so grateful for the weather we’ve been getting in sunny California, but I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, so I know firsthand how painful a slow start to spring can be!

The Secrets of Spring Sunlight

Wellness

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Nothing brings a home back to life faster than a can of paint! Sorting through a million swatches can be daunting, but I’ve got a shortcut for you: my all-time favorite shades of
blue & green to revitalize any space. 

My free guide to the best blue & green paint colors 

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