• Career,  Productivity,  The Productivity Tool Kit

    Last Day to Enroll in The Productivity Tool Kit

    GO TO THE PRODUCTIVITY TOOL KIT Today’s the day, gang — the last day to grab your spot in The Productivity Tool Kit. But hold that thought about today. Instead, let’s talk about you, a few weeks after you enroll, and what those days would look like. They look like you, waking up with a clear head and clear heart about what you’d like to accomplish that day. They look like the people around you, understanding and honoring the space and time that you need to accomplish your goals. They look like a whole slew of specific, actionable tools at your disposal and in your arsenal of productivity-boosting moves. And…

  • Career,  The Productivity Tool Kit

    The Productivity Tool Kit

    Tomorrow is the last day! Instead of keeping enrollment perpetually open for The Productivity Tool Kit, I decided to just open our first course for a short time, so that I can really help all of our students find success as they work their way through the course. To make this a special experience for our very first students. And tomorrow, Friday, is the final day to enroll. (We’ll close the doors on Friday the 18th at 9pm Pacific Time.) Are you in? Did you grab your spot? Or are you still on the fence? If you’re on the fence, let me ask you this. What are the tools and strategies…

  • Bloggin,  Blogging,  Career

    How to Start a Blog

    Welcome to the new Pick My Brain series! I truly love being a resource for people, and feel grateful for the opportunity to share the things that I’ve learned and that I love. I wish I could sit down for a cup of tea with every person that asks to pick my brain, but there just aren’t enough hours in the week! So every so often, I’ll ask for your “pick my brain” questions over on Instagram and answer them here. It’s a great way for me to serve you as a resource, and hopefully help more people at the same time! Here’s one of our recent questions: How do…

  • DIY,  Halloween,  Holiday,  Home

    Halloween Home Decor Ideas

    To be one hundred percent honest, this is the first time I have decorated inside the house for Halloween! I really don’t know what came over me — I think having kids really just makes taking holidays up a notch super fun. I decided one night after they went to sleep that I was going to cut out some bats and stick them around the house, just to surprise them. And that sort of snowballed into… this. The cool thing is that I didn’t actually go buy anything new except the faux cobwebs and the live pumpkins. The rest is repurposed from old projects or things that I had in…

  • Life,  This Week

    Happy Friday + The Weekly Roundup

    Happy Friday, friends! What’s everyone doing this weekend? We’ve been living that local life super hard lately and LOVING it. You know I love my hometown, and fall is such an amazing time here. We just had our annual mural festival, all of the pumpkin patches are gearing up, and it’s about to be market season for all of our local makers. I just can’t get enough! I’m also super pumped to be prepping for a couple of local speaking events and collaborations on the blog. One of them is at the Business Womens’ Symposium, where I’ll be giving a talk and then participating in a panel for audience Q+A.…

  • Career,  Inspiration,  Inspired,  Life

    How to stay positive

    Welcome to the new Pick My Brain series! I truly love being a resource for people, and feel grateful for the opportunity to share the things that I’ve learned and that I love. I wish I could sit down for a cup of tea with every person that asks to pick my brain, but there just aren’t enough hours in the week! So every so often, I’ll ask for your “pick my brain” questions over on Instagram and answer them here. It’s a great way for me to serve you as a resource, and hopefully help more people at the same time! Here’s one of our recent questions: How do…

  • Career,  Productivity,  The Productivity Tool Kit

    What do your days feel like

    What do your days feel like? I asked that question to lots and lots of people wayyyyy back when I was doing research to write The Productivity Tool Kit. After hearing words like overwhelmed, chaotic, stressed, messy, busy, and lots more, it hit me like a ton of bricks that so many of us are just fighting through our days. Just trying to get everything checked off the list. Do you feel that way? Do your days feel positive, free, productive, and purposeful? Or do they feel manic, panicked, and like your life is living YOU, instead of the other way around? You can be honest, I promise. And there’s…

  • DIY,  Halloween,  Holiday,  Kids

    How to Make Halloween Crackers

    Have you ever tried Christmas crackers? They’re a totally fun tradition — I actually made crackers for my whole family a few years back. We did them old school style and stuffed them with paper crowns, jokes, and tiny treats. Then I had some cracker snaps left over and made Valentine crackers the next year. And guess what I just found in my supplies when I was cleaning things out? More cracker snaps! So we resurrected the project one more time for a little post on how to make Halloween crackers. What Is a Christmas Cracker (Or Halloween Cracker)? If you literally have no idea what I’m talking about, crackers…

  • Career,  The Productivity Tool Kit

    The Productivity Tool Kit

    Friends! I am insanely happy that you all are as pumped as I am on The Productivity Tool Kit! There’s just a couple weeks left until we close enrollment, and so far the number one question I’m getting asked is… How do I know if The Productivity Tool Kit is right for me? It’s so hard to commit to and invest in something if you don’t exactly know what to expect, right? I absolutely get it. You don’t wanna buy the ticket to the movie if it’s gonna be a snooze. So let’s run down a little list of telltale signs that might mean that The Productivity Tool Kit is exactly…

  • DIY,  Halloween,  Halloween Costumes,  Holiday

    How to Make a Family In-N-Out Burger Halloween Costume

    In keeping with my tradition of sharing our Halloween costumes the year AFTER we wear them, I hereby present to you, my favorite family Halloween costume ever: In-N-Out Burger! (And in case you were curious, our other family costumes were Where’s Waldo, Peter Pan, and Star Wars.) Last year we were having lunch at our very favorite burger joint and tossing ideas around about what to be, when I casually tossed out the idea of us being In-N-Out. We all sort of laughed about it and then realized super fast that it would be insanely adorable. And it was! We had an absolute ball, and people loved seeing us trotting…