an artist lifestyle blog

Thriving With Less

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Create your own artistic living space with eclectic and thrifty decorating tips, and learn the wonders of growing culinary and medicinal herbs.

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Cooking With Fresh Herbs

If you love cooking, try incorporating fresh herbs to take your favorite dish to a gourmet level.

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Here’s a list of the best hostess gifts for year-round giving!

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20 Best Gift Ideas for Herb Gardeners

Here are 20 amazing gift ideas for your favorite herb gardeners!

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10 kitchen gifts under $10

Here are 10 kitchen gifts under $10 that will delight even the fussiest chefs….

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Fresh Herbs Are So Versatile!

My love affair with herbs began at an early age……

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Welcome! I'm JJ, and I write an artist lifestyle blog. Here we explore fun DIY projects, and learn how to turn an art hobby into a successful side hustle. I share delicious plant-forward, small-portion recipes and grow herbs for the home, kitchen and  gifts.  I also run a full-time business, and I do all this and more in my small 849 square foot house!