Dear old world’, she murmured, ‘you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Welcome to my cozy little corner of the internet. I’d love to show you around, and if you think you might be a kindred spirit, please feel free to kick off your shoes and snuggle in with a cup of cocoa as you make yourself at home.
Arts & Crafts is my little online studio filled with creative ideas, inspirations, and how-tos for all kinds of projects. It also includes the front of my virtual refrigerator where you’ll find quotes, checklists and other printable stuff on display. As a graphic designer, making things that are both lovely and useful just makes me happy. Sharing those things makes me even happier.
Home & Garden is the path to my home improvement project inspirations, gardening tips and ideas, and best of all, recipes! I also share products and tips that I find to make keeping house a little bit easier or more beautiful.
Health & Wellness is a sunny spot for growing healthy things, and working hard. I’ve made some pretty major lifestyle changes lately, and lost over one hundred and thirty pounds. As I was changing the way I eat and move, reading the stories of others on similar journeys uplifted and supported me immensely.
I hope that by sharing the spiritual inspirations I’ve found for these changes, in addition to the practical tips and tricks that I’ve discovered along the way, others will find encouragement and hope to find the path to wellness that works for them.
Life & Leisure is the little book shelf where I share little thoughts about blessings, lessons, tender mercies, favorite quotes and other uplifting things that I stumble across. I also share some of my favorite things, places to visit, and since it’s a bookshelf and I’m a self-diagnosed bibliophile, BOOKS!
The name of this blog, “Bits of Ivory,” is a result of a love for all things Jane Austen.
I like to use my own original artwork whenever I can, but I sometimes used licensed illustrations from talented artists for special printables. Especially watercolors. Because I love them, but haven’t learned to do it myself yet. Whenever I use licensed artwork on a project I include the source information so that creative friends who fall in love with the images can use them in their own projects if they wish. These are not affiliate links and are not required by the license, they are only included for your convenience.
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