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Featured: A Sacramento Guide on Design Sponge

Featured: A Sacramento Guide on Design Sponge

I'm traveling later this week, but I'm a huge fan of exploring my own city. I've spent most of my life in the Sacramento area and have watched it grow into a really wonderful place to live! Compared to California's larger cities, Sacramento's cost of living is still relatively low, our weather is pretty great and — best of all — the creative community here is thriving

I recently had the opportunity to share an updated Sacramento City Guide with Design Sponge and you can find it over on their site today! Though it was impossible to write about all of my favorite spots in the post (because, let's face it — I could fill a book), sharing some highlights with Design Sponge readers is such an honor. 

Go check it out today, if you have a moment, and if you're in Sacramento, feel free add your favorites in the Design Sponge comment section


CYOP #57 - Writing the Next Chapter with Grace Bonney of Design Sponge and Food Writer Julia Turshen


CYOP #57 - Writing the Next Chapter with Grace Bonney of Design Sponge and Food Writer Julia Turshen

I’m pretty excited to share today’s episode, you guys, because it brings me to the lovely home of Grace Bonney and Julia Turshen in upstate New York. 

I’ve been following Grace’s work with Design Sponge for a long time and have come to truly appreciate Julia’s work as a food writer along the way. Of course it was wonderful to meet the two of them in person and in the interview we actually talk a lot about the wonders of the internet and how important it is to use it as a tool to connect with others face-to-face.

We also talk about the process behind Julia’s work and how it all boils down to creating something people can trust, the moments in Grace’s career when she’s felt most fulfilled, how moving upstate has changed both their life and work for the better and what they’ve been working on lately.





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"Slowing down isn't a slow death, it's just the next chapter." - Grace Bonney, Design Sponge
"Good work takes time and that's okay." - Food Writer Julia Turshen


Follow along with Grace + Julia's adventures:


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Flathead Lake + Wallace Stevens + Happy Links


"Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake." - Wallace Stevens

Happy Links: 

Wrapping it Up: 

  • I came clean about my tendency to over-plan the you-know-what out of vacations. I'm working really hard not to go into planning mode as we get ready for our road trip. We'll see how that goes. :)
  • Have you ever wondered what it takes to get the Going-to-the-Sun Road cleared in Glacier National Park every year? Since we're heading that way soon, we've been curious. I started asking around and got the scoop!


  • I've asked a few friends to stop by the blog next week, so keep your eyes peeled for some fantastic posts. won't want to miss them.
  • Have you switched from Google Reader yet? You can find me over on Bloglovin' and Feedly is pretty great too. You can also subscribe via email right here


Have a lovely weekend, my friends! 

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