Get Organized! 

So many people say they thrive under chaos! My experience is that when I am organized I feel a sense of calm, openness & peace.  Caption: My organized closet which included a big boot organizing project this past fall. We converted a bedroom to our closet so that we could have enough space to store…

Take Inventory

Caption: I keep fresh flowers on my dining room table. I usually pick them up from the grocery store for $12.00. Every so often, at least quarterly, I take inventory of things in my life. I ruthlessly edit my closet. I look at all of my personal and professional relationships. When it comes to clothes,…

Last Minute Gift Ideas

For The Travel Enthusiasts Passport Holder and Luggage Tag via Nordstrom. For The Beauty Lover: I actually purchased a few of these Santa Tins filled with my favorite lush product: Bath Bombs! You drop the bath bomb into the bath and they create aromatic, skin-soothing/moisturizing magic. They are also made from all natural products! I’ve…

Gift Idea: Photo Mug

There are so many things that you can do with your photos besides leaving them on Social Media. Many companies today allow you to make personalized bags, magnets, mugs, blankets and more with your photos. I ordered our Holiday Cards through TinyPrints.com. While on the site, I also decided to order a few of their…

Save Time with Fresh Freezer Meals

Caption: Me whipping up my Chicken Freezer Meals. This recipe called for Catalina Dressing and Apricot Jam.  Like most people, when the weather starts to turn from Fall to Winter, I go into hibernation mode. I’m obsessed with keeping my refrigerator and pantry full of food, my gas tank filled with gas and for whatever…

Fall Decor – Take 1

Fall is my favorite season!!! I usually change out my decor on the 1st day of the new season. Things were kind of crazy last week, so I wasn’t able to make the change until today. I still need to get something to decorate my dining room table & I also needs to pick up…

Moon In Virgo

This weekend, I looked into my astrological chart and learned that my moon is in Virgo. My zodiac sign is Capricorn/Aquarius because I was born on the cusp. I learned that the moon really expresses our needs.  Here is what I learned about my moon:  With the Moon in the practical and systematic sign of…

Pins of the Week 

These painted pine cones are adorable for a table centerpiece or they’d also look great in glass vase!  For all my side hustlers & entrepreneurs, this is a handy guide to writing a business plan.  Radical love… I believe that God’s love is radical & try to practice radically loving others.  Love this outfit! I’d…

Big Reveal… My Vision Board for 2014

Every year I create a Vision Board. The goal is to create a visual display of the quotes and images that inspire me. My focus this year was really on my professional life. Here is the board:   It lives directly above my desk in my office/scrapbook studio. This is the old board:   I…

Beautiful Flowers for the Season

Last summer I delved into gardening a little bit. I created a beautiful end of summer/fall collection: https://donnienicole.com/2012/08/18/making-an-entrance-more-yard-projects/. At the beginning of the summer I started with two little containers on the porch https://donnienicole.com/2012/06/27/trying-to-make-things-grow/. Last summer was our first year in the house and I didn’t want to do too much so I kept it pretty simple….

Spring Porch Inspiration

I’ve seriously got Spring Fever. I can’t wait to walk out of the house without a coat and open the windows to see a (warm) cloudy & misty day. Spring is when all things become new again. My home has a beautiful large rectangular porch:   We didn’t do much last summer to the home,…