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I am an artist, blogger, cozy minimalist, book worm, Wiccan, yogi, and personal growth focused.
Spring Cleaning and Decluttering Checklist Plus Free Printout

Spring Cleaning and Decluttering Checklist Plus Free Printout

Spring officially starts March 18th and with that comes the need to grow and reset our homes. I am looking forward to what this season has to offer and how to include joy into the usual spring cleaning. Like last year I plan to start my spring cleaning with decluttering. This can really help you see an immediate impact in my home making the process easier when it came to cleaning. As we change throughout the season our home should…

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Morning Pages and Free Template

Morning Pages and Free Template

I’ve talked a few times about morning rhythms and journaling, and over the past few years, my morning rhythm has changed, but a practice that has made life easier each day is journaling. These days my journaling looks a little different then just a brain dump. I’ve read countless articles, books, and blogs as well as listened to many podcasts and created a journaling practice that helps me by my best self. Each morning I take time to practice doing…

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10 Ways to add Hygge to Winter

10 Ways to add Hygge to Winter

We are well into Winter with mid-February, and now is a great reminder on how to be intentional this season. I know by this point if you live in a location that has snow you may be ready for Spring, but we still have some time left this season and a few snowstorms to see. This is usually the most difficult time of year for me to enjoy the weather, but I am working on being more intentional overall and…

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Who I am Loves Who I’ve Been: A Self Love Journey

Who I am Loves Who I’ve Been: A Self Love Journey

February always brings with it the red and pink hearts and a reminder to tell an important person in your life how much you care. For me, it’s the reminder that I am turning another year older. Regardless of the reminder this February instead of focusing on showing others you care, think about showing yourself some love instead. self-love/ˈˌself ˈləv/noun regard for one’s own well-being and happiness (chiefly considered as a desirable rather than narcissistic characteristic). Self-love is often misinterpreted…

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How a Vision Board and Weekly Check-Ins Will Create the Year You Want

How a Vision Board and Weekly Check-Ins Will Create the Year You Want

January 2020 is in full swing and it is a great time to start working on your vision for this year and even the decade. When we have a vision for our life we can create weekly check-ins to see if you are following your vision and how you can adjust for the coming week. So what is a vision board? A vision board is an accumulation of images that inspire you to be the next version of yourself. They…

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How To Create A Habit And Achieve Your Goals

How To Create A Habit And Achieve Your Goals

It’s the new year, and many people are working toward a new goal or a habit they are trying to implement. Often, we get overwhelmed with the number of goals we give ourselves each January. By providing so many options, we tend not to achieve what we set out to do. To alleviate this, you should create a habit instead. I know the idea of creating a habit can be both exciting and a bit boring. We tend to think…

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Word of the Year 2020

Word of the Year 2020

January 2019 was the first time I deliberately selected a word of the year. I found that I liked the concept and realized it created a good purpose for the year to come. My word for 2019 was grace. 2019 has been both incredibly difficult and life-changing as I navigated through hard truths, anxiety, therapy, boundaries, changes, and growth.  I have not only needed grace with myself but with each person in my life. Holding myself to a standard of…

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Give A Gift To Yourself

Give A Gift To Yourself

It’s the month of December and many cultures will be exchanging gifts this season. Something that can help you be intentional during the holidays is setting aside time for you. This season, I want to address self-care. Often we forget about ourselves when we are making our busy to-do lists. Scheduling time for yourself is so important! I recall Rachel Hollis saying it best: “Imagine a tall, glass vase standing under a non-stop flow of water. The vase symbolizes you,…

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How to Stay Intentional This Holiday Season

How to Stay Intentional This Holiday Season

We are halfway through with November which means the winter holidays are just around the corner. Now is a great time to set your intentions for the holidays. in·ten·tion·al /inˈten(t)SH(ə)n(ə)l/ Learn to pronounce adjective 1.     Done on purpose; deliberate. By being intentional this holiday season, you can decrease the stress and embrace what this season has to offer. Start by asking a few simple questions. I suggest journaling your answers to get very clear on what you are doing this season. ·  What does…

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10 Ways to Add Hygge to Autumn

10 Ways to Add Hygge to Autumn

We are well into autumn with the start of November, and now is a great reminder on how to be intentional this season. Fall tends to be the easiest Hygge season for me as it is a time of year to wear your cozy clothes and watch the leaves fall. Once I discovered the concept of Hygge, I realized I had unknowingly embraced this concept every September by rereading my favorite book series, eating pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, and drinking…

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