Hello Lovely!

A lovely life requires attention and awareness which often calls for introspection and change.

We are redefining this website to make sure it’s always working to make your life more lovely. We so value your time and attention and the space we take in your brain and inbox.

We help people cultivate joy, beauty and gratitude by creating time and space to notice and embrace what is most important in life.

Thinking about how this website actually helps people and what we really do led us in a new direction.

We will continue to deliver messages of simplicity, happiness, love and joy on our sites, Rowdy Kittens and Be More with Less, but updates on Your Lovely Life will be reserved for new course announcements and meeting you in person.

We want to take Your Lovely Life on the road and connect with you face to face. We don’t know exactly what that will look like, and will be counting on you to let us know what you want.

Bringing virtual connections to life and trading email and blog posts for hugs and handshakes is an exciting part of the YLL future.

If you want to know more, join us here. Don’t expect frequent updates. We respect your sanity too much to add one more email to your inbox if it isn’t helpful.

Change in life and business can be challenging, but also completely fulfilling. Don’t be afraid to make bold moves, change your mind, write a new chapter and jump into uncertainty. We are so grateful to work with you and each other in creating and celebrating happy, joyful, simple, lovely lives.

For new posts on all things lovely, visit Be More with Less & Rowdy Kittens


Tammy & Courtney

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Quotes on Happiness

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A Lovely Gift of Time and Space

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Lovely Links: From Gratitude to Vulnerability

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Persimmon Quick Bread

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You’ll love this delicious quick bread on a cold winter day. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 cup persimmon puree 2 & 1/2 cups flour 2 & 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. each salt, cinnamon, nutmeg 1 egg 3 tbsp. oil 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup milk 1 cup […]

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