Simply Silicon Valley helps people flourish in this expensive, fast-paced region. I don’t have all the answers—I’m in the trenches right alongside you—but I do have ideas for ways to simplify and enrich our lives. I write short articles about things that are: practical, easy, inexpensive, durable, time-saving, healthy, active, beautiful, adventurous, playful, and even sometimes a bit rule-bending.

My parents were raised amongst the apricot orchards of Los Altos and Cupertino, giving me the title of second generation Silicon Valley native. In 2002, I graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts. Justin and I have been married for 14 years and we have three young sons.

Here's to living well (on a budget),

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