Fewer and Better In All Aspects of Life

You may have noticed a decrease in posts lately. Life has sped up in several ways–my black tie fundraiser for work is at the end of the month, for one thing–and so my blog has taken a bit of a backseat. I’ve also admittedly felt a little discouraged on the heels of several instances where my ideas, and in some cases my words, have been lifted by others to use as their own. However, the main reason I’ve slowed down posting is because I want to focus on creating content that is better in quality, even if there’s less of it. I hope this blog doesn’t devolve into endless “link roundups” simply in the name of putting a post out there. I’d rather take more time to post than put up something I’m not proud of.

I also feel a responsibility to my readers. In a world where everything is at our fingertips, and time is more valuable than ever, why would I want to waste your time by putting up something that I don’t think is worth your time to read? I value this blog for many reasons, especially as a space where I hope conversation can flourish. I can’t tell you how touched I am by those who have taken the time out of their days to write to me, either in a comment, an email, or on Instagram. I love that, and I know that I have a responsibility to foster that conversation.

I have some content planned in the coming weeks, but I’d also like to hear from you. What would you like to read? Is there a topic you’d like me to address that I haven’t yet? What’s on your mind as we reach the middle of October? What would you like to talk about?

I’ve said this before, but I can’t say it often enough–thank you for making Fewer & Better a part of your day! I love being here, and I’m grateful for you!

13 thoughts on “Fewer and Better In All Aspects of Life

  1. Hello!
    I read this and reread it . Are you kidding me? I’m beyond words that I found you.
    – and , I don’t know how I found you .
    You opened a whole new outlook for me , and – I’m sooooo lucky and blessed.
    I love how you write and it comes through- with loving kindness, compassion and an extra dose of laughter. Plus ~ you have elegance and style.
    Your thoughts on grief, loss and sadness.
    Social graces …
    Books ~ both vintage and new .
    Sharing a bit of heartaches that you overcame.
    Talk about beauty ( skincare, yes , but it’s more than that ,- how you define it.

    Lastly, thank you for being you –
    I appreciate you from bottom of my heart .
    – Kate

    1. Kate, thank you so much for your kind and amazing words!!! I am so happy to hear you enjoy my blog. And thank you for the wonderful suggestions! I look forward to writing about them (except I don’t have a skincare routine other than soap and water 😂). I appreciate YOU so much!!!

  2. I appreciate this blog and your perspective so much as I really try to focus on what I really love and need overall instead of rushing to buy impulsive, trendy, or imperfect items for a short term fix. Would love to hear more about your approach to holiday gifting – I try to move toward more experience/local gift cards vs. material items, but especially with kids or specific budget limits, that doesn’t always align with tradition or expectations and we always end up giving and getting so much extra stuff.

    1. Thank you so much, Alexis!!

      Yes, I’m definitely planning on a few gift guides this year (I did a handful last year.) it’s so hard not to fall into the trap of more useless stuff, so it’s an important reminder to me, too, that you really don’t need too much!! There are so many great options out there and I look forward to sharing my selections.

  3. I am so grateful to have found your blog. I look forward to catching up with each new post. Thank you for sharing your ideas, perspectives, and experiences. In addition to what the other commenters mentioned, I would enjoy reading more posts about furnishing and decorating, celebrating holidays, and passing on family traditions.

    1. Mary, thank you so much for your kind words, and I’ve enjoyed our conversations here and on Instagram! I have several holiday tradition posts planned and I am hoping to make a personal interiors post in the near future 🙂 thank you so much for reading!!

  4. First, I’m sorry to hear that others are stealing your work. That’s so upsetting and frustrating! In regards to blog posts, I’d like to read about your wardrobe during the holiday season. Are there special pieces that you pull out each year to wear? Personally, I don’t shop for new outfits each year and I like finding ways to restyle what I already own. I’d also like to read about holiday traditions that your family has and if you plan to start any of your own now that you’re a mom. Lastly, I’d love to know what your mother’s approach to holiday decorating was like given her background in interiors and design.

    1. It is frustrating! But I guess a sign that I’m doing something right; I’m trying to look at the silver lining. I love your brilliant ideas—thank you so much. I can’t wait to write about them!! Thank you for reading 🙂

  5. I so enjoy reading your blog throughout the week! I would also love to see posts about a F&B approach to the holidays and/or how to make the holidays more sustainable, more book recommendations, Coffee Talk, and What’s In Your Closet features. Thanks again for what you write. I really appreciate your blog and the way it rises above the noise on social/the web that tells us to constantly buy cheap items.

  6. Sarah,

    I was so upset to learn someone has been poaching your content. As you said above (or is it below?), it certainly is a sign of success, albeit a frustrating one.

    I so look forward to your blog! If you are feeling pressured by 3X/week, simply cut back to 1 or 2. I am delighted every time I receive it; it always feels like a gift to unwrap. Being true to your theme, if you feel like fewer are better for YOU, you do you! I love ALL of them: in-depth, lists, how-to’s.

    Re: content, personally, I appreciate the mix: Lists? Quick read, lots to think about. Interviews: always fascinating. Reflections on life in every regard: so adored.

    What would I like to see more of? I honestly can’t think of much. For me, I appreciate the authenticity of what you feel like sharing in any given piece. Maybe for “What’s in your closet?” an occasional interview with a cherished friend or family member, in addition to influencers.

    I will always treasure what you share, and am grateful for you!


    1. Yes, unfortunately it’s been several someones!

      I think that 2x/week is what’s right for me right now, and I’m glad that it is always a treat to write posts. You are such a valued friend and I am so grateful for your support!!

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