a Creative lifestyle blog

Thriving With Less


Let's turn found objects and thrifted or upcycled materials into new works of art, gifts, home & garden decor,
and more! 

freshly cut herbs and rose petals on top of a wood boardon

Energizing Herbal Bath Salts

….this herbal blend is aromatic, soothing, and energizing.

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If you’ve ever wondered what to do with an ugly old painting, here is a quick and easy DIY project for upcycling it into a brand new journal!! Begin by removing the canvas from the frame. This can be done quickly and easily by flipping over the painting and sliding a small, sharp knife between […]

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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!