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Hey there! It's so nice to meet you! I'm Sam and I'm an artist living in Southern California. Here you'll find a little bit of everything that brings joy. We are taking awesome photos on our phone, obsessing over plant boxes, having adventures, and learning how to have relationships filled with joy! So cheers to building a life that feels as good on the inside as it looks on the outside.

Meet Sam!

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One of my favorite things to talk about is how I set goals both for myself and my business. We’ve all heard of “SMART” goals. They’ve been popular for years, but I recently discovered “SMARTER” goals from Michael Hyatt’s book Your Best Year Ever. Instead of the standard five criteria there are actually 7 criteria. 

How I set goals for myself and my business

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One of the questions I get fairly regularly is what art products I’m using. Most of the time it’s what printer and what paper I’m using. So I am compiling a list of all my favorites here. Almost all of the links are affiliate links. So at no cost to you if you make a […]

Art Products I’m Using for Watercolor and Mixed Media

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Canon Pro300 - https://amzn.to/3sfGLcS

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Nov

good books

date nights

cozy blankets

cute notebooks

hot tea

beach days

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I was reading a Better Home and Garden article that called lifestyle blogs a quaint relic of the past. And I wondered for a minute if that was true. With the ability to quickly consume content via social media – especially tiktok videos – it seemed possible. But I love curling up with a cup […]

Lifestyle Blogs – A Quaint Relic of the Past?

Personal

blogging is cozy

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Apr

Personal

image of a couch and chairs to represent a therapist office

Couch Chronicles – my weekly hour of therapy

Couch Chronicles – my weekly hour of therapy Why should you care about my therapy journey from here on out referred to as couch chronicles? Well because hopefully, it leaves you with some insight into my weekly hour of therapy without the $120 price tag. Although for an hour of self-care $120 isn’t bad. Especially […]

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Mar

Business

How to be intentional while using social media

How to be intentional while using social media

How to be intentional while using social media How to be intentional while using social media is such a hot topic right now. Since social media is literally my job I thought I would share some of the tips I’ve picked up over the years that have helped me be intentional about my social media […]

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02

Mar

Relationship

plan a productive and relaxing day

How to Plan a Productive AND Relaxing Day with your Partner

How to Plan a Productive AND Relaxing Day with your Partner Does your partner have a set schedule? Or does it change every week? Unfortunately, my partner’s schedule varies from week to week. That means that our days off are rarely the same day. And that on the days off we DO share together we […]

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Feb

THE GIRL BEHIND THE WORDS (AND IMAGES!)

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Adulting has turned out to be a lot harder than I imagined it would be when I was a little girl. But it has also turned out to be a lot of fun. I'm embracing the dichotomy and sharing the good, bad, and embarrassing here. We're trying our best.

Creating a life that feels as good on the inside as it looks on the outside

Meet Sam