Best of May

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. Well, except in Arizona. A beautiful April leads to a hot-hot-hot May. However, here on blog, there’s plenty in bloom! May brought with it many gifts, including surprise birthday celebrations, sweet moments with my family awaiting its new addition, and finally, the energy to complete projects! With so much happening, check out what you may have missed.

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Summer beach vacation season is upon us. Start a new family tradition by collecting sand from all of your favorite seaside locations and store them for years to come in these keepsake bottles.Read More »

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Best Way to Organize Scrapbook Paper

Upon moving into our new home, I realized that my paper organization habits were not great. Like all Cricut owners, over time, I had amassed quite the collection of cardstock and other scrapbook papers. Oh, a pack of various colored paper on sale at Michaels for only $5? Don’t mind if I do!

That’s not to say this paper isn’t useful. Of course, it is! The true issue lies in where to put all of it that ticks off the right requirements:

  1. Accessible
  2. Organized
  3. Protected from the “Elements”

To be clear, “elements” includes me accidentally bending the corners of a stack due to lack of attention.

Enter the solution of all solutions… a filing cabinet.

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Best of April

April has come and gone and with it so much creativity and ideas. Much like plants during the early days of spring, the blog and shop has blossomed into something new and beautiful. Our trip to Hawaii was an excellent mental break from everyday life to evaluate what I want out of the blog and shop, what inspires me most, and what I hope you get from my content. I truly feel like new life has been breathed into my creative world. I can’t wait to share all that is to come. In the meantime, here are the highlights from this month!

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April plays host to Earth Day. To celebrate, I gave the gift of resilient succulents to family and friends. Of course, you need a cute punny gift tag to go along with every gift.Read More »

Weekly Cleaning Schedule

Every Sunday, my husband and I would fall into the trap of frantically cleaning our home – our whole home. When we lived in our 600 square foot apartment, this really wasn’t an issue. I mean, honestly, I could stand in the kitchen and mop the bedroom. -Tiny- However, since moving into our much larger home and now anticipating a life with little ones running around, we needed to figure out a house cleaning system that doesn’t require a full Sunday investment.

After some brainstorming, we decided to give a day-to-day cleaning schedule a chance. I’ve never done housecleaning on a specific schedule, outside of laundry on Sundays and when to water plants (those poor plants). However, the hope is to divide up the work through the week so the house doesn’t fall into complete disrepair because we’re busy during the weekends. Plus, aren’t the weekends meant for fun?! Read More »

Earth Day Succulent Gift Tags

“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.” – Leo Tolstoy

I never miss an Earth Day. While I try to serve the earth as best I can throughout the year, I love having a day dedicated to spreading nature love. What better way to spread a little love than to make succulent gifts for your friends and family?

Why succulents?

Did you know succulents have the same air purifying properties as most houseplants but are way easier to keep alive? Which is good news for any plants that make their way into my home. Between my black thumb and living in the desert, I struggle to find plants I can keep alive – except succulents. These little succ-ers have become my favorite plant companions and I’m sharing the love with everyone this year!

Added bonus – I got to be extra punny with this project! I mean really… life would succ without plants. See what I did there?! Funny, right?! I knew y’all would be on board with this.

You too can make these adorable gifts with my printable gift tags (link below). Keep reading for a few tips on how to make these adorable gifts in under 15 minutes.

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