DIY Dried Orange Garland/Ornaments

A little late to the game here, but I saw all the dried orange garland videos on social media and just had to try this myself! Mine are more ornaments than garland, but I still love the way they look on my Christmas tree.  This is such an easy craft to spice up your holiday decor. They just take a little bit of time so aim to do it when you're home for most of the day. How Do I Dry My Oranges? After you slice up your oranges, you have to put them on a cookie sheet and bake…

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String Gnomes — No Sew Holiday Craft

This fun little string gnome craft has been all over the internet lately, so I had to try it out for myself. They came out positively adorable! These little gnomes are super easy to make and require minimal materials. Below I have a step-by-step tutorial with pictures and a YouTube video so go ahead and make some cute little string gnomes yourself!  No White Beard? My string gnomes have a totally different vibe to them than the videos and pictures of others I've seen on the internet. Everyone goes for white perfectly sculpted pom-pom beards.  I happened to not have…

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Best Shops for Stationery Addicts

As I am a big lover of stationery and all things papery I thought it would be fun to put together a guide on the best shops for stationery addicts! This is by no means an all encompassing list, I am always finding new sites that I fall in love with and want to buy more.  These are the sites and Etsy shops you are guaranteed to find stationery you or the stationery addict in your life will be obsessed with.  Gifts for Stationery Addicts: Websites 1. Nico Neco Zakkaya This shop is filled with the most stunning authentic Japanese…

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Aromatherapy Stress Balls DIY Stress Relief

Aromatherapy stress balls are something I think every person should have right now! It's nice to squeeze in your hand like a traditional stress ball with the added benefits of calming essential oils to smell as well. It's super easy to make too. You can even make it with your kids as a fun craft! I've made a few stress balls by now and used different essential oil blends each time. You can really have fun and experiment with this stress relieving activity.  What Are Essential Oils? Essential oils are essences extracted from plant matter. They can be used for…

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How to Make Book Page Paper Roses

Book Page Paper Roses are so fun and so easy to  make! They also make for great home decor that will never die from lack of watering (guilty!). And to top it all off, they are gorgeous! Once you know the basic steps, you can use any sort of paper you want. You don't have to stick to just book pages. You could try music sheets, maps, scrapbook paper, etc. The options are endless! Check out my step by step instructions here with pictures and I have a Youtube video embedded below for all you visual learners out there like…

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November Bullet Journal Theme (Free Printable!)

I wanted to be festive this year so for my November bullet journal theme this year I decided to focus on Thanksgiving; the food part especially. I also wanted to write down what I'm thankful for and remember what this time of year is about especially with all the turmoil and happenings in the world right now.  A little something extra is included in this post as well, free printables! I scanned my Thanksgiving planner spread and Thankful spread for you to use too! You can have a cute colorful way to plan your Thanksgiving and write down what you're…

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Mushrooms — A Photographic Study

Admission time, I LOVE mushrooms. I love to eat them, I love to look at them, I just love them. I wish I was more adept and knowledgeable so I could forage too, but I'm not quite there yet.  In the meantime, I'll settle for eating and picture taking instead.  All of these mushrooms were at the park my husband and I went camping at.  This little guy was my favorite subject. The thing that looks like a bug clinging on is actually just sticks that were arranged just so. It made for a very good picture though. I was…

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Witchy October Bullet Journal Theme

Last October for my bullet journal, I did more of a Halloween theme. For this year, since I didn't want to do the same thing, I decided on a witchy theme. I'm so excited about how this theme came out. It has exactly the vibe I was going for. Think witchy moon worshipping powerful women. Check out the difference between last year and this year: Monthly Spread October 2019 October 2020 This year the color scheme is more purples and browns, although I do use some orange still in other spreads for this month which you'll see when you scroll…

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September Bullet Journal: Autumn Themed

I know it's not September anymore, but I still wanted to share my September bullet journal spread for that month because I love it and this theme could be used for any month in the fall season.  I was really excited to go apple picking and see the leaves change color so I decided to merge both into a fall theme to express my excitement. Each month I typically do a monthly spread, a calendar spread for memories, a habit tracker of some sort, and a spread for all my daily lists. I may add something extra or new each…

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Fandom Mail Art: Harry Potter & ATLA

What's mail art you ask? It's basically just super fancy envelopes and letters. Think almost scrapbooking or collaging except with mail. One of my many hobbies is pen paling and I love to take the time to decorate each and every letter I send out. Each letter has it's own theme and recently I've made a couple fandom mail art pieces that I wanted to share with you, from two of my favorite fandoms: Harry Potter and Avatar the Last Airbender.  I find that my creative process has a mind of it's own when I create letters. I get inspiration…

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