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 month…

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Fandom Mail Art: Harry Potter & Avatar the Last Airbender

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 related mail arts 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 from…

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Bronx Zoo: Jungle World Langurs Pt. 1

I told you, you would be in for more photos from the Bronx Zoo! Besides the Gorillas, I love going to the Jungle World building and of course my favorite animals in there are the Langurs.  These were not taken with my old Canon, not the new DSLR. Still really good pictures I think, but I can't wait until all the exhibits at the Bronx Zoo open again.  I love this photo. He almost looks like he's getting ready to smile.  This one is the product of patiently waiting in the exhibit for a half an hour, as other visitors…

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Camping Staycation Weekend

We were supposed to use our vacation to go to California to visit friends, but due to the COVID travel advisories we unfortunately had to cancel it. So my husband and I planned some fun activities to do during our staycation instead.  We started with camping! We stayed at a quiet small campground that had a small pond with a hiking trail around it. Can you spot the frog in the first picture?  Here's his close up shot. This guy was the biggest frog we saw in the pond! He just chilled out and let me photograph him. I think…

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Pen Paling—Where to Start & Why It’s So Fun

I vaguely remember having a pen pal as a child. I think it was a temporary activity we did in elementary school. I haven't had a pen pal since... until last year. I had this idea in my head that I wanted one so I started doing some online research and I found a website where I could find pen pals.  That's how it all started. I now have 10 pen pals. I do stationery swaps with people. I send postcards out to people all over the world. The past month or so is when I really fully committed and…

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