Habitat

I have an idea about spring cleaning. And it’s not going to suck.

What would cleaning be like if you took away the sucky parts?

Okay, so, hear me out. Cleaning is not typically an “OMG is it time to CLEAN?!?! Sign me up!” type of activity. It’s more of a…”Oh, shit, how long has it been since I washed the sheets?” or “you’re saying I have to clean what out of the carpet?” or a “Fuck it. Let’s skip dishes […]

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16 ways to improve your habitat in 5 minutes or less

You want me to clean what now?

You ever have the feeling like you’re surrounded by so much chaos and disorder, that it’s overwhelming and you don’t know where to start? This list was inspired to eradicate that feeling. When I typically think of decluttering or organizing projects, they feel BIG and un-doable. So I broke down some common tasks into bite-sized chunks. […]

Here’s The Thing about asking for favors

If I had one wish, I think this might be it. (At least, for now.)

In today’s blog post, I make a bold thesis: Selfishness can be the same as selflessness.  I can feel your confusion: Michelle, you ask, are you taking us to la la land, where the unicorns play and opposites mean the same thing and ice cream is the healthiest thing you can eat for dinner? No, […]

What if you could get off the hedonistic treadmill?

You’ve heard of the hedonistic treadmill, no? It’s the idea that once you get something new, you feel a temporary rush—endorphins, happiness, satisfaction, pleasure, what have you—but then . . . it wears off. You return to the original level of happiness you had before the purchase. As you become accustomed to the new car, […]

3 life lessons learned at Pioneer Camp

3 life lessons I learned at Pioneer Camp

When I was a little girl, I devoured the Little House on the Prairie books. I was a prairie girl for Halloween. I went to Pioneer Camp* (which rocked). I wanted to be just like Laura Ingalls, living off the land and running barefoot through the prairie in the sunshine with my bonnet hanging down […]

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What do I want? Everything. Except the things I don’t want.

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Recently I re-wrote my About page, and it is the truest version of the reason I created this business that I’ve ever put into words. For purposes of this blog post, here is the part you most need to know: If you constantly chase beauty, love and usefulness, and release anything that is not one […]

Cleaning: A chore or self care?

So fresh and so clean clean

I recently caught myself telling a lie. I was changing into my comfy clothes for the night and tossed my jeans on the floor. “I’m too tired to hang them up,” I said. Later on, I got to thinking. I am really not good at keeping my closet floor clean (as in, 20% chance of seeing my […]

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