What to Write in Your First Pen Pal Letter

Pen pals offer a unique chance to build meaningful connections and broaden your horizons, all through the magic of snail mail. I can't even begin to tell you how many new friendships I've created and it all began with starting that first pen pal letter.But staring down that blank page can be daunting. This guide will equip you with the tools to write a captivating introduction that sparks a lifelong pen pal friendship. Still not convinced you want to pen pal? Read Pen Paling — Where to Start & Why It's So Fun.If you need help finding a pen pal, click…

Continue ReadingWhat to Write in Your First Pen Pal Letter

Notion for Beginners: Organize Your Life

As a long-time Notion user, I've turned it into my digital life hub. From meticulously organizing dashboards for both my personal and work life to crafting a master schedule that keeps me on track, Notion has become an indispensable tool for streamlining my days.In this blog post, I'll be sharing my experience and equipping you, the Notion newcomer, with the knowledge you need to unlock its full potential. You will surely become as addicted to Notion as I am!Plus get a walkthrough of my personal and work Notion dashboards in the Youtube video linked at the end of this post.…

Continue ReadingNotion for Beginners: Organize Your Life

Where to Find Free Embroidery Patterns

If you want to get started with a new hobby this year, try embroidery! It's a low cost hobby with so many ways to find free embroidery patterns online. Maximum fun for minimal cost! I made up a list of websites to find free patterns and some tips on how to make your own! Read on and find out.  Free Embroidery Patterns: Websites First up is websites. There are hundreds of patterns, if not thousands, available online for free, so all you need to do is find one you like and get started!1. DMCDMC is one of the best places to…

Continue ReadingWhere to Find Free Embroidery Patterns

Easy DIY Holiday Decorations

I couldn't bring our big box of Christmas stuff on the road with us in our small RV, so I decided some easy DIY holiday decorations were in order! These easy holiday decorations are perfect to make with your partner or kids and are as inexpensive as it gets.Minimal supplies are needed. Some you'll probably already have on hand or you can get out in your backyard or at the dollar store or craft store.  Pictured above is the little Christmas corner I managed to cobble together in our RV for the holidays. A little rosemary tree wrapped in strings…

Continue ReadingEasy DIY Holiday Decorations

My Embroidery Projects So Far

So I started embroidery late last year as a complete beginner and I loved it the first moment I started! I wanted to show the embroidery projects that I've worked on so far. My Embroidery Projects: Otter Couple We're starting from the most recent and working our way backwards. This adorable otter couple is my latest project. I actually finished it right after creating this post. All I had left was the feet and tale of the second otter. This pattern didn't involve any complex stitching, but I feel I did get better with making the thread look more like…

Continue ReadingMy Embroidery Projects So Far

Basic Embroidery Supplies for Beginners

Embroidery is such a fun, and easily accessible craft to get into, so for all you embroidery beginners, here is a list of the basic supplies you would need to start embroidering! Scroll to the end of the post to watch the 5-minute youtube video where I go over basic embroidery supplies. What is Embroidery? Embroidery is the art of stitching designs onto fabric. It can be a simple design or an intricate design, the level of complexity is up to you! Is Embroidery difficult? Embroidery is a fun and simple craft that is easily accessible to anyone. You don't…

Continue ReadingBasic Embroidery Supplies for Beginners

Get Ready for the Holiday Season

Here’s a roundup of all the best food, crafts, and books for you to enjoy with your loved ones for this winter! Plus gift guides so you can get the perfect gifts this holiday season. Featured Gifts for Book Lovers: The Ultimate ListThe best gifts for book lovers this holiday season.Find GiftsVegan GF Holiday Sugar CookiesThese delicious sugar cookies are perfect for everyone and fun to decorate!RecipeDIY Dried Orange Garland/OrnamentsA yummy, boho craft to decorate your home for the holidays.Craft NowVegan Peppermint BarkEasy 5 minute, 3 ingredient vegan peppermint bark, perfect for the holidays!RecipeDIY Yarn Holiday GnomesMake this super easy craft…

Continue ReadingGet Ready for the Holiday Season

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. Perfect to find gifts for the holidays! Gifts for Stationery Addicts: Websites 1. Nico Neco Zakkaya This shop is…

Continue ReadingBest Shops for Stationery Addicts

Journalsay Stationery Haul

I am so excited to share this Journalsay stationery haul with you! They were generous enough to send me this enormous box of goodies that I am dying to start crafting with. Scroll to the bottom to watch the ASMR unboxing video on Youtube. Let's dig in! What is Journalsay.com? It's an affordable Asian stationery website that has a whole slew of great stationery to choose from for crafty types like me and you! There is so much from journals and brush pens to tons of stickers and ephemera. There is even more besides stationery. I got a cute ipad…

Continue ReadingJournalsay Stationery Haul

Easy Hand Painted DIY Wood Slice Ornaments

I love love love the holiday season, so of course I love to do holiday crafts too! These easy hand paint wood slice ornaments are fun to make with your whole family.  Keep scrolling to the bottom to see my Youtube tutorial! Wood Slice Ornaments Supplies All you really need is a few extras you might not already have on hand for this craft.  You can keep it basic if you want or get fancy like I did with added ribbon or embellishments to your wood slice ornaments.  Basic Supplies: Acrylic Paint (I use this craft smart set in my…

Continue ReadingEasy Hand Painted DIY Wood Slice Ornaments