How to Style the Perfect Bouquet with Julie James Floral Design

Image of bridesmaids carrying bouquets from Julie James Floral Design

Hans Christian Andersen once said, “Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” Captured in that phrase is the heart’s flutter that comes from filling your life with flora.

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How to Select Small Space Furniture

Showing how vintage table works well with Ikea stools

Whether you live in a small space by chance or by choice, shopping for furniture can trip you up. Even if you wander the inspiration rooms of Ikea, it can be hard to figure out how to make the most of the little space. Continue reading

How to Be More Productive

Watercolor of desert

I’m not busy.

It’s a strange thing to say. When is the last time you heard that phrase? Can you remember the last time you said it?

I am not busy. I have not been busy for a long time. It’s a choice and most people don’t understand.

Some may automatically argue that I have it easier. If only I lived their lives I would realize why it is so necessary to be busy.

I call B.S.

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Why You Need to Declutter Your Life


Clutter is such a fascinating word. Its both the individual pieces and the state of all those pieces put together. It’s an active verb. It’s a state of being. It’s a process.

Almost every self-help decluttering guide focuses on the central theme of feeling overwhelmed by stuff. You are literally tripping over things and it gets in the way of your life. My personal (and continuing) journey to decluttering started with similar frustration.

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