a Creative lifestyle blog

Thriving With Less

Welcome! I'm JJ, and I write a creative lifestyle blog about making delicious plant-forward recipes for 1-2 people, and growing herbs for the home, kitchen and  gifts.

I also share DIY projects, eclectic decor, and tips about running an art business, which is my side hustle. I do all this and more from my  small 849 square foot house!

If you're a creative who wants to show and sell your art, read on! Learn tips about the business of art, how to get clients, price your work, and more.

Artist Life

I share delicious, small-portioned plant-based recipes and kitchen tips for anyone cooking for 1-2 people. My motto is: Cooking for one can be fun!!


Let's turn found objects, thrifted items, and upcycled materials into art, home decor,  garden crafts, and more!


Create your own artistic and eclectic living space with budget-conscious projects and decorating tips. And learn about herbs - nature's gift to gardens.

Home & Garden