Purple Butterfly Weekly Spread with Brush Tip Markers and Metallic Gel Pens

I wanted to share with you all my weekly spread for the first week of May. This month I am using a purple butterfly theme which I shared some of the monthly spreads in this post. I am finding a lot of calm in drawing out the patterns of the wings. I’m no artist but … Read more Purple Butterfly Weekly Spread with Brush Tip Markers and Metallic Gel Pens

The Best 9 Brush Tip Marker Pens for Bullet Journal Calligraphy

Completely DIY, a bullet journal is a personalized system of entries that helps you to keep a busy life organized in the most simple and creative way. With a bullet journal, you get to use bullet-points and catchy phrases to keep track of your deadlines and progress, as well as plans that you have made … Read more The Best 9 Brush Tip Marker Pens for Bullet Journal Calligraphy

Bullet Journal Purple Butterfly Theme: Jumping into Spring with Butterfly Doodles

A5 journal notebook with the word "May" in all caps with purple and pink butterflies flying diagonally across the page

Last week our neighbors invited us to the end of the road to watch the release of their butterflies. We were excited to see the progress via zoom pictures of the hungry caterpillars growing up. The big fuzzy caterpillars then took a nap in a chrysalis and then emerged as beautiful butterflies. They used this … Read more Bullet Journal Purple Butterfly Theme: Jumping into Spring with Butterfly Doodles

Fighting over dirty dishes: My husband won’t help with chores ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Contrary to popular opinion I do not have a cleaning OCD.  I do, however, enjoy a tidy house. About a year ago I was feeling overwhelmed by trying to juggle everything in my life. My husband being the nice person that he is, offered to take some things off my plate in terms of housework. … Read more Fighting over dirty dishes: My husband won’t help with chores ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

DIY Home Storage Ideas on a Budget (or for free)

Originally published: May 25, 2016 Updated: March 6, 2020 Every time I opened the silverware drawer I was greeted with a mess of random utensils that I wasn’t using.  The little silverware organizer wasn’t enough for all of the stuff in there anymore. The top part that used to hold all of my vegetable peelers … Read more DIY Home Storage Ideas on a Budget (or for free)

What to do after you buy a house – checklist minimalist guide to moving into a new home

Today I’m going to talk to you about my plans for our next big move. If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s keeping things minimal and creating a plan for what to do after you buy a house. I may be a moving pro now, but it always wasn’t like this.  I grew up … Read more What to do after you buy a house – checklist minimalist guide to moving into a new home

Guide: How to declutter your bathroom

Do you ever walk into your bathroom and get overwhelmed by the amount of stuff there is? Today I’m going to talk about turning your bathroom into your own private spa. The bathroom is where I want to go to warm up and decompress.  There is nothing more calming than a soak in a hot … Read more Guide: How to declutter your bathroom

Guide: Create a Minimalist Living Room Sanctuary

Are you ready to create a minimalist living room sanctuary? Minimalist decor is a hugely popular and budget friendly style to embrace. Not only can you achieve this aesthetic at little to no cost but you will find that in your minimalist space that you have much less cleaning to do. The living room is … Read more Guide: Create a Minimalist Living Room Sanctuary