Intentional House Blog

  • How to Build a Problem Solving Mindset

    Whenever we take on the task of setting up a new space or redesigning an old one, we get the lucky opportunity to solve a bajillion problems.    I...
  • A Note on Hygge and the Happiest People Earth

    The Finnish are the happiest people in the world in 2020, according to the World Happiness Report.  It might be because they’ve mastered Finnish (...
  • The Hierarchy of House Needs

    Hierarchies.  The 37% of me that is Type A loves hierarchies. The other 63% is a solid Yellow that would rather be swinging (on a literal swing) ...
  • How to Build Clarity

    Have you ever wished everything in life was crystal clear? That you knew exactly what to do exactly when? Sometimes I do. And then when I dive do...
  • Each Day It's Own Reward

    One of my favorite quotes in the world comes from Spencer W. Kimball. He said, “Cultivate a lifestyle which is on a day-to-day basis its own reward...
  • The Purpose of Beauty

    Yesterday I was in a slump. Perhaps I ate too much chocolate. Perhaps my shoes were on too tight. I looked around and wanted to light my house on f...
  • 6 Things I Love for Easy Christmas Decorating

    Christmas can be so fun! And decorating, shopping, and managing it can be a headache. If you’re looking to simplify but yet festive-ify as well, he...
  • The Connecting Force of Gratitude

    So, whatcha getting your granddaughter this year for Christmas? Wait, you’re not a grandma yet? Your kids are only 5 and 3? Me too. But get thi...
  • A Celebration of Bravery

    ‘Tis the week of Halloween, and I’ve been thinking about what I feel inspired by when it comes to this holiday. And quite frankly, it took me a whi...
  • How to Build Communication

    There once were two submarines in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. One German, one British.  The British sub had sprung a leak and was taking on ...
  • Intentionalize It! Master Capsule List

    As I’ve gone through the Intentionalize It! process with my own master-bedroom-to-be, I’ve realized that I want a capsule bedroom! I want to be abl...
  • INTENTIONALIZE IT SERIES #2: INGREDIENTS

    The Intentionalize It Formula! The 333 of Houses! The Way to Not Live In Piles of Junk! The Process of Creating a HOME! How to Honor Yourself With ...