4 free blue topaz gemstones

Blogiversary 4: The Bleu Topaz Anniversary

Another year, another blogiversary where I don’t know what to write about! As per usual, I tapped Editor Josh for ideas. As per usual, this tapping happened two evenings before I actually needed to write this post. Monday marked 4 years that I’ve been doing this blog, and it is very interesting for me to sit back and look at all of the ups and … Continue reading Blogiversary 4: The Bleu Topaz Anniversary

journal that says "you can do hard things" on a wood background

Well, I Didn’t PLAN for That…

I love planners.  Notebooks and planners are like my kryptonite. Every time I walk into a store with decorative journals and planners, I stare at them for a long time, caress them, and then eventually guilt Dan into buying me (at least) one. Ever since I was a child who enjoyed writing, I was drawn to certain notebooks, and I just had to have them, … Continue reading Well, I Didn’t PLAN for That…

someone tattooing red flowers on another person

Sunday Scribblings – #114 Tattoo

Happy Sunday, everyone! Every Wednesday, blogging buddy Aaron over at The Confusing Middle posts a “Sunday Scribblings” prompt for other bloggers to ponder and respond to on the following Sunday. If you’re a blogger looking for more inspiration, I highly recommend jumping in and joining in on the fun! This week’s prompt is: Tattoo! “Wait, Renata, you don’t have any tattoos!?” I’ve been asked this … Continue reading Sunday Scribblings – #114 Tattoo

5 laptops sitting around a table with cups, cellphones, water bottles, folders, notebooks, and headphones

This Email Could’ve Been a Meeting

Okay, okay, so I know this is a hot take but…this email could’ve been a meeting. I love meetings. Gosh, it feels so good to finally be able to type it out loud. I know that there are tons of memes and tweets out there about “meetings that could’ve been emails” because some people have way too many meetings during the week that waste virtually … Continue reading This Email Could’ve Been a Meeting