The Joy Journal

The Joy of an Inspiring Office

The Joy of an Inspiring Office

When we moved into our house just about everyone recommended we turn this glorious sunny front room into a play room. I refused. Sorry Charlie, this is my house, this is going to be my office. I realized that as a creative professional who is an entrepreneur launching a fashion business this year – I need this space to be completely mine! I need to spread out! And if you don’t know me well, let me explain, I have a whole LOT of art supplies that need a home.

Check out these 5 fun ways to an inspiring office...
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The Joy of Toddler Tie Dye*

The Joy of Toddler Tie Dye*

When I posted videos and pictures on Instagram of the tie dye day I had with my kids, some of you called me brave and some called me a saint. The truth is, I'm just an Art Mom. When I feel the need to be creative, my kids have no choice but to come along for the ride! Over 2 months ago I bought a tie dye kit knowing I would feel the urge this summer. We finally had a couple days of pre- summer sunshine and as expected, I was in!! Overall I would call it a messy success, and another practice of letting go of control. So if you want to try... here are my tips!! Show me your results!! 
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SARA JOY SELF CARE

The Joy of Self Care

It’s pretty easy to spiral out of self care these days. Yet the more I do it the more I want to do it. It’s kind of like sex, or spinning class. It took some time to realize but as a toddler mama with a hectic day to day, self care is key. When my needs are met, I deal with tantrums better, I am happier for my family, and my positivity shines it’s light.
Here’s an outline of what’s been working for me. Dare you to try these!
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World Art Day

World Art Day

Even though I am an artist and a mom, it took thCOVID-19 pandemic for me to combine those two worlds. My favorite alone time is when I’m painting. Coloring is my meditation, I find art to be a major relaxation tool. I am also beyond delighted when my kids come home from daycare with their own art projects. It dawned on me the first week of quarantine that I never make art with my kids.

Fast forward 5 weeks of staying at home with my crazy toddlers and I have fully leaned into making art with them every day. It brings me so much joy!  In the spirit of World Art Day, I’m excited to share my favorite art projects plus some #artmom tips and tricks that I quickly figured out.

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