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Tidying Up | The Silver Pen

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Review

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Review

This year we are moving into a smaller house.  We are “right-sizing” as we are calling it. We currently live in a home that is larger than we need. Now, this is a real blessing, I know.  A first-world problem, if you will.  Though it has been an incredibly difficult decision (because I loooooove our home), it is the right thing to do.

Part of right-sizing includes de-cluttering, cleaning out. Enter “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” written by Marie Kondo, a Japanese personal tidying expert (she doesn’t like to call herself an “organizer”).  She caught my attention a) because her book is everywhere and b) with her radical approach and phenomenal success rate. She claims that her relapse rate among clients she’s personally helped is zero. Literally zero.  

Ms. Kondo’s decluttering theories are unique, and can be reduced to two basic tenets: Discard everything that does not “spark joy,” after thanking the objects that are getting ...

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Books to Read on Holiday Vacation | The Silver Pen

Books to Read on Vacation

 

Happy Day After Christmas!  Hope that you are luxuriating in your jammies around the Christmas Tree, enjoying family time and perhaps a few special ...

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Cy Twombly Paradise | The Silver Pen

Bookworm: Cy Twombly Paradise

If ever there were a wonderful new art book, it is Cy Twombly: Paradise.

This book accompanies the much-anticipated 2014 exhibition Cy Twombly: Paradise...

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Quotes about Books | The Silver Pen

Quotes About Books

Quotes About Books

Being the self proclaimed nerdy girl that I am, my love for books only grows with time. Speaking of which, what are ...

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Caldecott Medal Winners

Caldecott Medal Winners

As I find myself looking for summertime reading for our daughter (a.k.a. Excitedly Eight) I am always drawn to Caldecott winners. Even ...

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Lole Book Signing | The Silver Pen

The Silver Lining Book Event TOMORROW, May 13th at Lole in Santa Barbara

Calling all Santa Barbara friends!

What: The Silver Lining book signing with Elizabeth Messina and moi

When: TOMORROW, Tuesday May 13th from 4-7

Where: Lole ...

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The Silver Lining Book Tour Continues!

The Silver Lining Book Tour Continues

As I mentioned yesterday, my absence from the blog may be explained by the fact that I am doing ...

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The Silver Lining is on the New York Times Bestseller List 2014!

The Silver Lining is on the New York Times Bestseller List 2014!

Today, I am thrilled, honored and humbled to let you know that The ...

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The Silver Lining on Good Morning America!

The Silver Lining on Good Morning America

So THIS happened today: an interview on Good Morning America. I am still pinching myself.

Here’s how it ...

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Whataweek with The Silver Lining

Whataweek with The Silver Lining

This has been an incredible week, filled with Silver Linings! The first big moment was when The Silver Lining was ...

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The Silver Lining Book Tour!

The Silver Lining Book Tour

At long last, The Silver Lining is being published next week!  As a result, I am hitting the road, beginning ...

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