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Staying Cool With A Smart Fan

Haiku Smart Fan

This summer has played out differently than most, and we’re back from our annual pilgrimage to Canada a lot earlier than usual. As we’ve settled back in to home-sweet-home, reality has set in— summer (and its sweltering temperatures) are far from over.

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What to get at the AHAlife Friends & Family Sale

Ahalife Friends & Family Sale

One of my favorite stores on the internet is having a sale… and no, it’s not Nordstrom’s, the fashion sphere covered THAT one ad nauseum!

It’s Ahalife, which you might not have heard of: It’s a beautiful marketplace of creative and quirky objects— everything from housewares to beauty and lots of tech (duh). I love searching this site for gifts, because they sell things you’re not likely to find everywhere, and the selection is truly global.

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Cuyana Leather Laptop Sleeve

madewell x where i was from slim straight crop jeans

madewell x where i was from hi-desert society tee

Vifa Helsinki Hi-Resolution Bluetooth Wireless Portable Speaker


Want a problem-free smart home install? Follow This Advice

Capital One: Smart Home Install

This post was sponsored by Capital One Mortgage. All opinions are my own. 

Installing the right smart home technology in your house can make your home more secure, make your family happier, and make lots of things about home life more convenient. I’ve shared my favorite time-saving smart home stuff for doing chores and mundane things, so that I can spend more time doing things I love with the people I love. And maybe some of what you’ve read might have inspired you to go out and buy something to install in your home.

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Moms Weigh In On ‘Uber for Kids’ Apps

Uber for Kids

Most moms have massive daily to-do lists, and the hours spent chauffeuring the kids back and forth from school, the soccer field, the ballet studio, play rehearsal (then back to the ballet studio to retrieve a lost phone), and countless playdates can become overwhelming. No one knows this better than an L.A. mom like me, who is forever navigating impossibly-congested freeways and winding canyons to get from school to activities to home for dinner.

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