How to Live + Work in 500 SF

How to Live + Work in 500 SF

I’ve been meaning to do a post on our little apartment for a while. Of all of the places I’ve lived over the last 10 years (9 different addresses to be exact) this apartment is the tiniest. Seriously. We’re working with 500 sq ft. So, earlier this year, when Jamie and I decided to move from our house downtown to this little space I was a somewhat concerned.  Mostly because Jamie said he needed more space to “get away from me” - whatever that means. But, seriously, since our apartment also serves as my office, working in a tinier space...
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72 Hours in Toronto

72 Hours in Toronto

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably were annoyed by noticed that we took a trip to Toronto a few weeks ago to see my brother make his MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT. Finally, after attending approximately 398273759 baseball games in my life, I got a free trip out of this thing. (and also got to watch my brother pitch like a badass in front of 45,000 people). A little back story - The Blue Jays had actually flown my family out to Houston the weekend before because they thought they were going to need him to pitch during that series...
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Setting Intention in Your Daily Life

Setting Intention in Your Daily Life

Does the first of the month sneak up on you guys too? I feel like every time we turn over the calendar, the weeks have absolutely FLOWN by. Then, the first week of the month, I am super motivated, set that month’s goals, and am ready to kick ass. But that used to fade a bit as the weeks went by. NOT ANYMORE. I’ve found the perfect combo of a day planner + journal… a bullet journal. Now, before you start yelling at me that everyone started bullet journaling like 2 years ago, I KNOW. I resisted because I was...
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48 Hours in Boston

48 Hours in Boston

EAT: MAMMA MARIA Your. Girl. Could. Eat. Pasta. All. Day. Every. Day. So, when a friend recommended this cute spot down by the wharf in Boston for a date night, I didn’t need any convincing. Jamie and I had one night to ourselves the whole weekend, so we dropped our bags off at our Airbnb, changed clothes, and grabbed an Uber to our dinner reservation. First of all, I’m all about ambiance at restaurants and Mamma Maria does not disappoint. Positioned on the corner of a cobblestone street in the North End, you feel like you’re stepping back in time...
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Be Who You Want to See

Be Who You Want to See

Guys, I’m obsessed with branding. I love a good brand that truly knows + connects with their audience. Because that’s what it’s about, right? Not just the design, or the website, or the tagline, but how well you actually engage with the people you’re trying to reach. So, a couple of years ago, I built my first website + started out as a “business coach.” All was good, I got my first several clients, + I was truly an ENTREPRENEUR (*sarcasm intended). But as I looked around at all of the other “business coaches”, I felt SUPER out of place....
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Why I Hate New Year’s Resolutions (and you should too)

Why I Hate New Year’s Resolutions (and you should too)

It’s January 3rd and according to the traditional rules, I’ve already broken three of my “New Year’s Resolutions”. Great start to the year, Brette. Blame it on a lack of willpower, the fact that I just got back home from being gone for 10 days, or that my new Ugg robe is just too cozy to go work out. That’s the problem with resolutions - they’re just so RESOLUTE. Not a lot of wiggle room for cheat days, off weeks, or general procrastinators like me. Free download: goal setting guide   Just because I hate New Year’s Resolutions, though, doesn’t...
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How to Gain an Extra Hour Every Day Using Systems

How to Gain an Extra Hour Every Day Using Systems

When I first started working from home, the thing that surprised me most was how fast the days went by. I would look at the clock around 4:30 or 5:00 in the afternoon and wonder where the day had gone. Between emails, special projects, client calls, and hopefully squeezing lunch and a workout (nap) in, it seems like I rarely caught up. I felt like I would never be able to actually get ahead.   It’s especially hard as you’re first building your business because everything is being done for the first time. Invoicing clients for the first time. Completing...
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Staying the Course on Your Business Journey

Staying the Course on Your Business Journey

So often we’d like to picture our journey into business as a straight line. Point A to Point B. Start and finish. But, in reality, it ends up looking like a scribbled mess with twists, turns, and full on circles along the way. Sometimes it feels like you’re taking one step forward and two steps back. Staying the course and maintaining momentum towards your goals and mission won’t eliminate those obstacles altogether, but it will help limit them and enable you to move past them and on to your “destination” more quickly. free download: mission worksheet   Feeling lost and...
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How to Launch your Side Hustle This Weekend (Michael Scott Style)

How to Launch your Side Hustle This Weekend (Michael Scott Style)

Have you ever seen the episode of The Office where Michael and Pam are starting the Michael Scott Paper Company? They’ve both quit their jobs at Dunder Mifflin and Pam shows up the next morning to Michael’s condo to start their new business. While she’s ready to get to work, Michael (as usual) seems a bit distracted. It turns out that he’s panicking a little bit about starting his own business and is hung up on making breakfast before they get started. That’s when Pam looks over and sees that Michael’s made a GIANT stack of french toast for the...
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