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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.

9 Reasons Why Small House Living is the Best

Like many baby boomers and empty nesters getting ready to downsize or retire, I’m on the hunt for my next and possibly last home. I want to move out of California, and am trying to determine where I ultimately want to land. The problem I’ve been having? I am trying to find a home in […]

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This article explores some of the most interesting facts about culinary 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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cooking for one with single place setting

Cooking for one can actually be fun!

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Best Hostess Gifts for Any Occasion

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

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

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Welcome! I'm JJ, and I recently retired from the corporate world. It's time to enjoy the next life chapter in my cozy 849-square-foot home that I share with my pup, Jackson Pollock. 

On the blog, I offer tips on running an art business in addition to fun DIY projects and tasty plant-based recipes for 1-2. You'll also learn ways to repurpose items to decorate and organize your living space.

If you're looking for creative inspiration, you've come to the right place!