What Brings Me Joy

The smallest things in life bring me joy;
seeing my husband smile,
hearing my cat greet me at my feet,
the smell of fresh pastries,
and the warmth of a cup of tea.

I love using my hands to create;
beautiful little boxes for tidy drawers,
paper flowers that last forever,
drawing, painting,
crafting, and writing.

I find joy, sometimes bittersweet,
in memories, keepsakes,
and personal treasures that remind me of
a time when I laughed from the heart,
a place where I was filled with wonder,
or a person whom I loved.

My Workspace/Desk Organization

I have come a long way from storing my art/journaling supplies in places I never think about – to where I can always easily access them. I am really happy with my desk setup and wanted to share it with you. ๐Ÿ’•

About Me

Hello! I’m Ivy, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) teacher who loves journaling, organization, and paper crafts! I have a manx cat and a loving husband who helps me clean up her kitty messes.

I started this blog to share my journey with you as I strive to organize my life and create beautiful things. I have been journaling since 2016, and I love to share my tips and recommendations with family and friends. I thought blogging would be a nice way to express myself publicly and connect with potential new friends. Thank you for being here!

I recently opened an Etsy shop to sell my craft, but it is heavily under works right now. If you have something in mind that you’d like me to make, please feel free to contact me at craftedbyivy@gmail.com.