It will be worth it.

I love gardening. It’s in my blood. My Abuelo (Grandpa Vargas) was a prolific gardener. (I searched for over an hour to find my photos I have of him gardening, even into his later years, but no luck.) I started my garden back in 2012 and kept it up for a few years, let it…

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The (un)finished home

I follow a lot of other folks on Instagram who are also renovating and restoring old homes. Ours is a 1908 Craftsman Bungalow, others are renovating farmhouses and making homes of buildings that were formerly businesses. There’s something we all have in common, that feeling that the work is never done. We cheer each other…

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Leap, and the net…

This post might upset you. Fair warning. I’m going to talk about excuses we tell ourselves and how to do away with them and make progress.. if that’s what you want. And I say “if that’s what you want”, because I fully realize that some folks are comfortable in the ‘whine and complain zone’ and…

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How To Style Series: The Nightstand

Your nightstand is the possibly the first thing you see when you wake up in the morning and the last thing before you go to sleep at night. And yet, very often, it’s the area of our home that lacks any style. It’s an afterthought at best.   When we take the time to actually…

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Done is better than perfect

“I’m afraid I might mess it up.”   This is the “reason” I hear so often from folks who want to do that DIY project, pick a new couch or paint their bedroom… but haven’t started yet. For some it’s been days but for others… it’s been years. They’re stuck. There’s very few things in…

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