Greetings from New Jersey

greetings from new jersey

Well, we made it. The big schlep Except for a detour en route to the airport in Omaha, our trip to New Jersey on Monday was uneventful. In fact, it was practically ideal … READ MORE!

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How to Prepare Your Home for a Showing

preparing for a house showing

When we put our house on the market in late June, one of my major concerns was how we'd be able to keep it spotless for showings. While it would never qualify for an episode of Hoarders, it almost always had that "lived-in" quality with a toddler, a baby, and a dog running amok. … READ MORE!

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Going home

NYC brownstone foyer

The countdown has begun. We officially have less than two weeks left in Omaha. On September 1st, the kids and I will be departing from Eppley Airfield and arriving in... … READ MORE!

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Weekend reading: link roundup

Jenna Lyons office J.Crew

We have just three weekends left in Omaha. Isn't that crazy? I'm starting to feel anxious about moving and all that's involved: packing, saying goodbyes, creating new routines. … READ MORE!

There’s no such thing as a new idea

into the woods

One of the most challenging aspects of blogging is the pressure to create original content. It's obviously much easier to link to other people's blogs or to post product roundups than it is to produce, photograph and write something entirely new. For many of us (especially those of us with babies who still don't sleep through the night), inspiration doesn't flow 24/7. But even when we're feeling totally inspired, we're often not able to publish a DIY or launch a new series immediately. Because life. So what happens when another blogger beats you to the punch? When somebody else publishes an identical DIY or launches a similar series while you're still getting your act together? … READ MORE!

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