The Champagne Life on a DIY Budget Since 2007

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    Barre on a Budget: Free Physique57 Classes

    Physique57, a trendy barre studio in places like NYC, Beverly Hills, and Dubai, is launching online classes in December and offered me a trial month to review their brand-new…

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    On Gratitude & Getting Back to Writing

    With Thanksgiving just four days away, gratitude is everything to me right now. This year, I'm especially grateful for my amazing friends and super talented former startup…

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    DIY Flea & Linen Spray

    Since I'm on a major DIY kick with essential oils and beauty/cleaning products at the moment, and that big ol' yard and dog house we bought also came with fleas, I concocted this…

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    Business Time with Twice Handbags

    Labor Day has officially come and gone and it’s time to get back to GSD. I’m happy to report that we’re making serious progress on the redesign and the new…

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    DIY Light Bulb Vase for Home Depot

    So, you know how I sort of secretly snuck in the news that I’m now writing as a DIY expert for Home Depot? Well it’s official! Check out my first published project, a…

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    Why We Moved From Boston to Austin

    Andrew and I bought a house — our first home — in Austin back on June 1st, and I’ve been dying to share our story with you. Not just about our home buying experience,…

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    Kale Chimichurri: My New Staple

    A few weekends ago, our friends Tyler & Morgan came for a visit from LA, and we do what we always do: cook up a storm, drink a lot of super tasty yet affordable wines (because…