Not Living Up To My Name

Good morning my lovelies,

When my parents named me Lisa Ann almost 37 years ago, they blessed me with a set of initials that would make me smile whenever I write them out: LAF. Laugh! Laughter! Such an exuberant expression of emotion.

Several years ago I even used my initials in my side hustle’s dba, LAF Lines. And then, of course, to this blog. A nod to me of course, as designer and blogger in chief, but also to the carefree spirit I wanted to evoke. When you see a person with well worn laugh lines, how do you imagine them to be? How do you envision their life?

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How To Be A Better Planner

Hello! Good morning!

I must admit, I am not a natural planner. Despite all the lists I make for yearly (and multi-year/milestone) goals, or special challenges, etc, I don’t always succeed at achieving everything on those lists (as my recent EOY check-in that I shared HERE will prove). While listening to recent episode of the Best Laid Plans podcast, I came to realize the reason why. I create these large goals, and then I don’t really follow through. I don’t plan. I don’t look at the actual steps I need to take to achieve these goals, and then I get overwhelmed by how big they are and end up doing nothing.

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Goodbye 2020! Final Goal Checkin

Hello friends!

I can’t believe this is the final post of 2020. What a strange year it has been. If you had asked me just a few years ago what 2020 would be like, it seemed that it would be a year of possibility. 2020. And in a blink, it was finally here. But then the reality of what it had in store hit hard. Personal turmoil, followed immediately by global upheaval in the face of a pandemic. And yet here we are. Those of us lucky enough to have made it through unscathed, here we are, finally at the end.

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Living With Less // Simplify My Routines

Happy December, y’all!

First of all, I can’t believe it’s December already, and that this year is almost over! Second, HALLELUJAH! And third, how cute is that alarm clock?? lol…I digress!

Today I am excited to delve into the final pillar in my Living With Less plan: to simplify my routines. I really need this, now more than ever. Not that I’m a particularly high maintenance woman, but lately I’ve been feeling a little lost. I’m hoping by simplifying my routines and bringing everything back to basics that I can reboot my outlook too.

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100DC2 // The Halfway Point!

Hello! Me again!

First and foremost, I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to my BFF, Francesca! Welcome to 36, darlin! What a year this has been, and the best is yet to come for you, and for Pat and your little family! Love you!

Besides commemorating my bestie’s birth, this day also marks the halfway point of my second 100 Day Challenge! Haha! 

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Full Time Capsule Wardrobe

Happy Wednesday, my lovelies!

If you joined me last week you know I wrote all about my plans for whittling down my wardrobe (HERE), and how I also want to simplify getting dressed by creating a capsule wardrobe. Today I’m going to jump a little deeper into the details.

I had investigated how to implement a capsule wardrobe in the past, and the idea intrigued me. I’ve even half heartedly attempted it once or twice before. But I didn’t want to have to recreate the capsule every season, as many other capsule evangelists will suggest. So my compromise was to do a full time, ongoing capsule. Essentially, I’m curating a minimalist closet that works in a cohesive way all year round.

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Living With Less // Whittle My Wardrobe

Hello, hello!

Confession: I’m often overwhelmed by the contents of my closet. And dresser. And bins under my bed. And the shoe cubbies that my TV sits on. And then figuring out how to make any of these items into an outfit I like. The truth is, I have way too many clothes (and shoes!), and in an effort to live more minimally, it’s time to start whittling my wardrobe (which just so happens to be the next installment in my Living With Less series)!

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