Dressing Like an Adult: the Page I took from the Midcentury Housewife’s Book

I know our generation has been trained to recoil at anything 1950s and domestic, but hear me out. There was some serious genius there. Called the apron. “The apron principle” is how I was finally able to dress like an adult at home. For those of you who have read earlier posts in this series … Continue reading Dressing Like an Adult: the Page I took from the Midcentury Housewife’s Book

The Question to Ask Yourself Before and After the Holidays

Before we take a wee break for the holidays, we wanted to share the logic behind our favorite question (arguably three questions), which, conveniently, is especially helpful around said holidays. Interestingly, a reader addressed today’s topic in response to our last post and provided a perfect illustration. Lee started a series on “dressing like an … Continue reading The Question to Ask Yourself Before and After the Holidays

Dressing Like an Adult: Capsule Wardrobes Demystified & Simplified

If you're scrolling through Pinterest these days, you've surely noticed the term Capsule Wardrobe beneath a graphic featuring at least a dozen outfits created from only 2 pairs of pants, a few $300 shirts, a hairpin (MacGyver style) and a crap ton of magic. Of course I'm exaggerating, but the idea of buying all new clothes/shoes/accessories or throwing out … Continue reading Dressing Like an Adult: Capsule Wardrobes Demystified & Simplified

Habit-stacking or How I Fit More Into the Same Number of Hours

I've spent years trying and failing to fit a few more things in my day and establish some specific habits. These goals weren’t anything impressive; for starters, I wanted to read a chapter of scripture each day and do more reading. Mostly I felt overwhelmed at my already full schedule and rebelled (yes, against myself- I do … Continue reading Habit-stacking or How I Fit More Into the Same Number of Hours