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  • Taking shape. ❤️
  • Taking shape. ❤️
  • 221 22 11 December, 2019
  • Decorating my own little home (for the very first time ❤️) has allowed me to reflect on the past few holidays seasons and it makes me a bit emotional... it was not too long ago that I was without a home, without family to celebrate, and without much hope. I want everyone who is struggling with the holiday season for whatever reason to know, that this season belongs to you more than anyone else. You deserve to be fully engulfed by the love of the season. Your journey does not end where you currently are, and what a beautiful thing that is. If you feel your darkness lurking, reach out. And everyone who's found themselves in a place surrounded with love like myself this year, extend your kindness and invitations to your pals who might not have the same. Truth is no one has it all together and everyone's a bit lost so damn it lets be jolly together. 🎅🥂 if anyone needs a friend, shoot me a message! Happy holidays. 🌟 #feelinggrateful ⁣
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A very big thank you to the Hart and Mini family who extended their love and invitations to me when I didn't have a place to go in holidays past. ⁣
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If you are really struggling and feel you might be a danger to yourself, click @buddyproject . You are not alone. 💙 ⁣
  • Decorating my own little home (for the very first time ❤️) has allowed me to reflect on the past few holidays seasons and it makes me a bit emotional... it was not too long ago that I was without a home, without family to celebrate, and without much hope. I want everyone who is struggling with the holiday season for whatever reason to know, that this season belongs to you more than anyone else. You deserve to be fully engulfed by the love of the season. Your journey does not end where you currently are, and what a beautiful thing that is. If you feel your darkness lurking, reach out. And everyone who's found themselves in a place surrounded with love like myself this year, extend your kindness and invitations to your pals who might not have the same. Truth is no one has it all together and everyone's a bit lost so damn it lets be jolly together. 🎅🥂 if anyone needs a friend, shoot me a message! Happy holidays. 🌟 #feelinggrateful


    A very big thank you to the Hart and Mini family who extended their love and invitations to me when I didn't have a place to go in holidays past. ⁣

    If you are really struggling and feel you might be a danger to yourself, click @buddyproject . You are not alone. 💙 ⁣
  • 3,252 97 8 December, 2019
  • Many vanlife enthusiasts wonder how nomads shower while living out on the road. The most obvious and common ones are, to have some sort of built in or portable showers. 🚿

But what if I told you there's many more ways to stay clean on the road...
On our blog we attempted to cover every availible option for showering on the road. There's a bunch on there but we know that we probably missed some too. So, if you know of any be sure to share them on our forum.
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If you love vanlife, you'll adore @indiesolar 🌐🌐👷‍♂️
#rvlifestyle #skoolieconversion #vanlifestyle #roadtrip #lifeofadventure #vanlifemovement #vanlifemotivation #traveltheworld #travelholic
  • Many vanlife enthusiasts wonder how nomads shower while living out on the road. The most obvious and common ones are, to have some sort of built in or portable showers. 🚿

    But what if I told you there's many more ways to stay clean on the road...
    On our blog we attempted to cover every availible option for showering on the road. There's a bunch on there but we know that we probably missed some too. So, if you know of any be sure to share them on our forum.
    📷 by unknown (dm for credit)
    If you love vanlife, you'll adore @indiesolar 🌐🌐👷‍♂️
    #rvlifestyle #skoolieconversion #vanlifestyle #roadtrip #lifeofadventure #vanlifemovement #vanlifemotivation #traveltheworld #travelholic
  • 13,043 376 9 December, 2019

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  • 𝗪𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮? 🌎❤️⁣
Tiny living, tiny tree (swipe🎄). Today is bittersweet because we leave LUCKY girl here in AZ as we fly home to Massachusetts for the holidays. It feels like this little bus is a part of me! It makes me realize that she really is home. Where is home (geo location) for you?? Comment and let's see how much of the globe we cover! ⛄
  • 𝗪𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮? 🌎❤️⁣
    Tiny living, tiny tree (swipe🎄). Today is bittersweet because we leave LUCKY girl here in AZ as we fly home to Massachusetts for the holidays. It feels like this little bus is a part of me! It makes me realize that she really is home. Where is home (geo location) for you?? Comment and let's see how much of the globe we cover! ⛄
  • 256 11 16 hours ago
  • The holiday spirit is contagious when we are around this boy!

We have a little bit of a snafu though...our tree is dead. Like completely DEAD 🤦‍♀️. This photo was taken the night we put the tree up a week and a half ago. We have always had a real tree, kept in the same spot of our bus, that does get a lot of sun, but we are pretty good about keeping it watered and giving it lots of love. We are totally perplexed by this and I am on the hunt for another real tree on island today because we must keep the magic alive! #firstworldproblems. 
Has anyone ever seen a tree quit this quickly?! If you have any tips, please fill us in 👇because we can’t screw this up again.❤️💛💚
  • The holiday spirit is contagious when we are around this boy!

    We have a little bit of a snafu though...our tree is dead. Like completely DEAD 🤦‍♀️. This photo was taken the night we put the tree up a week and a half ago. We have always had a real tree, kept in the same spot of our bus, that does get a lot of sun, but we are pretty good about keeping it watered and giving it lots of love. We are totally perplexed by this and I am on the hunt for another real tree on island today because we must keep the magic alive! #firstworldproblems .
    Has anyone ever seen a tree quit this quickly?! If you have any tips, please fill us in 👇because we can’t screw this up again.❤️💛💚
  • 209 5 17 hours ago
  • The guys testing out the beds😂😂
Loving our layout.
  • The guys testing out the beds😂😂
    Loving our layout.
  • 19 4 18 hours ago
  • How ridiculous our bus looks with the top cut off! But man that 24” gives us the height we need to lay out our bus the way we want it for our family of six! Some of our priorities; as much space/distance between our kids and our sleeping spaces, a big bathroom, good size kitchen with a full size fridge, built in office/workspace as both Matt and I will be running our businesses from the bus!  What were your priorities when designing your layout?
  • How ridiculous our bus looks with the top cut off! But man that 24” gives us the height we need to lay out our bus the way we want it for our family of six! Some of our priorities; as much space/distance between our kids and our sleeping spaces, a big bathroom, good size kitchen with a full size fridge, built in office/workspace as both Matt and I will be running our businesses from the bus! What were your priorities when designing your layout?
  • 28 1 18 hours ago
  • One of the things that made me choose to live on a bus tiny home was reducing my ecological footprint. Consuming less water, using sustainable energy (solar) and reducing the amount of waste we normally produce in our daily lives.⁣
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I want to apply that same principle on the build itself. That's why I'm trying to reuse and recycle all the materials I can. So I've asked some friends if they have wood laying around...⁣
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And some actually did. My old friend and former business partner (and great photographer @mcmiles) had some leftover boards from the floating floor we installed in our old office. ⁣
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It's not enough for the whole bus but I'll use it in the bathroom at least. Feels good to reuse such a nostalgic piece, it will bring a lot of nice memories while making new ones! ✌️⁣
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  • One of the things that made me choose to live on a bus tiny home was reducing my ecological footprint. Consuming less water, using sustainable energy (solar) and reducing the amount of waste we normally produce in our daily lives.⁣

    I want to apply that same principle on the build itself. That's why I'm trying to reuse and recycle all the materials I can. So I've asked some friends if they have wood laying around...⁣

    And some actually did. My old friend and former business partner (and great photographer @mcmiles) had some leftover boards from the floating floor we installed in our old office. ⁣

    It's not enough for the whole bus but I'll use it in the bathroom at least. Feels good to reuse such a nostalgic piece, it will bring a lot of nice memories while making new ones! ✌️⁣

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  • 50 1 23 hours ago
  • Being productive tonight and getting our first set of thermal black out curtains up.
  • Being productive tonight and getting our first set of thermal black out curtains up.
  • 90 5 11 December, 2019
  • The beginning of framing! Since we made the decision to not insulate our floors since I am 6’6” we are insulating everywhere we won’t be walking. Today we insulated and framed under the bed. This will be a storage area accessible from the Blackfoot as well as lifting up the bed. On the right of the photo you can see some other framing on the floor. This is the start of a cubby spot next to the bed and our shower/bathroom! More progress photos coming soon! We have a full day of work scheduled tomorrow!
  • The beginning of framing! Since we made the decision to not insulate our floors since I am 6’6” we are insulating everywhere we won’t be walking. Today we insulated and framed under the bed. This will be a storage area accessible from the Blackfoot as well as lifting up the bed. On the right of the photo you can see some other framing on the floor. This is the start of a cubby spot next to the bed and our shower/bathroom! More progress photos coming soon! We have a full day of work scheduled tomorrow!
  • 46 5 11 December, 2019
  • After some research and input from fellow members of the community, we decided to add radiant barrier to the structural supports. ☀️
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We made this decision in the hopes to prevent and combat condensation issues that we know are a common issue. 💧
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What are some other ideas you all have? 💡
  • After some research and input from fellow members of the community, we decided to add radiant barrier to the structural supports. ☀️
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    We made this decision in the hopes to prevent and combat condensation issues that we know are a common issue. 💧
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    What are some other ideas you all have? 💡
  • 29 6 11 December, 2019
  • RADFAM Skoolie Blog 001 - Buy The Bus,  is live now! (Link in Bio)

It’s hard to believe that only 6 months ago we took the leap and became bus owners

It hasn’t been easy, but it sure has been exciting, and now we’re excited to share our journey with a little more depth than IG allows❤️ Give our first blog post a read and learn about how we acquired our rig 🤙

#skoolie #skoolieconversion #buslife
  • RADFAM Skoolie Blog 001 - Buy The Bus, is live now! (Link in Bio)

    It’s hard to believe that only 6 months ago we took the leap and became bus owners

    It hasn’t been easy, but it sure has been exciting, and now we’re excited to share our journey with a little more depth than IG allows❤️ Give our first blog post a read and learn about how we acquired our rig 🤙

    #skoolie #skoolieconversion #buslife
  • 49 3 11 December, 2019
  • Sometimes, all a girl needs is a some relaxation and her cats! Oh right, and Jesse. Just kidding, where would we be without the bus man himself.
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Jesse and I love our “bus house” or known to the rest of us as a Skoolie. I never thought I would be living full time in a tiny house let alone a Skoolie.  We are coming up on our 1 year move in date and I couldn’t be more excited about what lies ahead.
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This time of the year in Florida is the perfect weather to relax out on the roof of the bus and just enjoy the sounds of nature. Tbt to a couple weekends ago when Jesse and I just sat outside and even got olive to come up on the roof with us.
#thegreatyagladventure
  • Sometimes, all a girl needs is a some relaxation and her cats! Oh right, and Jesse. Just kidding, where would we be without the bus man himself.
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    Jesse and I love our “bus house” or known to the rest of us as a Skoolie. I never thought I would be living full time in a tiny house let alone a Skoolie. We are coming up on our 1 year move in date and I couldn’t be more excited about what lies ahead.
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    This time of the year in Florida is the perfect weather to relax out on the roof of the bus and just enjoy the sounds of nature. Tbt to a couple weekends ago when Jesse and I just sat outside and even got olive to come up on the roof with us.
    #thegreatyagladventure
  • 26 5 11 December, 2019
  • We finally got a Christmas tree up a couple days ago and we got to hang our newest ornament! (Perks of having a birthday so close to Christmas 😂)
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It will be interesting to see how we will be decorating the bus this time next year. To my skoolie peeps out there, do y’all still get a tree for your bus or decorate in any way!?
  • We finally got a Christmas tree up a couple days ago and we got to hang our newest ornament! (Perks of having a birthday so close to Christmas 😂)
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    It will be interesting to see how we will be decorating the bus this time next year. To my skoolie peeps out there, do y’all still get a tree for your bus or decorate in any way!?
  • 26 2 11 December, 2019
  • Kentucky nights.
  • Kentucky nights.
  • 61 2 11 December, 2019
  • We our renovating this 2004 Thomas school bus to be our home for a few years! This enables us to be able to prioritize our education while not having to worry about paying an arm and a leg in rent. We bought this bus in October of 2019, and plan to have it fully renovated by May of 2020! 
You can follow this page to join us on our journey. 🚌 
#skoolie #skoolieconversion #skoolienation #portlandoregon #convertions #diy
  • We our renovating this 2004 Thomas school bus to be our home for a few years! This enables us to be able to prioritize our education while not having to worry about paying an arm and a leg in rent. We bought this bus in October of 2019, and plan to have it fully renovated by May of 2020!
    You can follow this page to join us on our journey. 🚌
    #skoolie #skoolieconversion #skoolienation #portlandoregon #convertions #diy
  • 4 2 11 December, 2019
  • Tired of missing deadlines? DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!
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Even though the event is not until June19-20, 2020, behind the scenes we are go-go-go from now until then.
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Much like a Skoolie build, putting an event together requires constant goal setting and the flexibility to adjust those goals. An event of this magnitude requires a lot of people. And buses!
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That's where you come in! Come show your bus!!
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Is your bus blue, purple, or patchy yellow!? Register to show your bus!
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You got all your windows, or none of your original windows? Register your bus!
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Whatever unique rig you're in, we'd like to give you the platform to show it to thousands of attendees.
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Follow the link in bio to register your Skoolie as an Exhibitor at this year's The Bus Fair!!
  • Tired of missing deadlines? DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!
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    Even though the event is not until June19-20, 2020, behind the scenes we are go-go-go from now until then.
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    Much like a Skoolie build, putting an event together requires constant goal setting and the flexibility to adjust those goals. An event of this magnitude requires a lot of people. And buses!
    .
    That's where you come in! Come show your bus!!
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    Is your bus blue, purple, or patchy yellow!? Register to show your bus!
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    You got all your windows, or none of your original windows? Register your bus!
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    Whatever unique rig you're in, we'd like to give you the platform to show it to thousands of attendees.
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    Follow the link in bio to register your Skoolie as an Exhibitor at this year's The Bus Fair!!
  • 92 7 11 December, 2019
  • When you built the bed at perfect level for your dogs to comfortably sick there heads out to see what you're doing. Sometimes unplanned things are the best things.
  • When you built the bed at perfect level for your dogs to comfortably sick there heads out to see what you're doing. Sometimes unplanned things are the best things.
  • 69 1 11 December, 2019
  • Taking shape. ❤️
  • Taking shape. ❤️
  • 221 22 11 December, 2019
  • Is 2020 the year you finally live your Bus Life Adventure??
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@TheBusFair is now accepting applications for Skoolie Exhibitors.
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Are you starting a conversion, midway through one, or putting on the finishing touches? We want you! Come display your tiny bus home.
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The Bus Fair is being held June 19-20 in Oakridge, Oregon. Register your Skoolie to be showcased at this year's event.
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We are hand selecting 30 unique Skoolie builds to be a part of #TheBusFair2020 and we would like YOU to be one of them!
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Head on over to @thebusfair and follow the registration link in bio, or make your way to TheBusFair.com
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We'll see YOU at the FAIR!
  • Is 2020 the year you finally live your Bus Life Adventure??
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    @TheBusFair is now accepting applications for Skoolie Exhibitors.
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    Are you starting a conversion, midway through one, or putting on the finishing touches? We want you! Come display your tiny bus home.
    .
    The Bus Fair is being held June 19-20 in Oakridge, Oregon. Register your Skoolie to be showcased at this year's event.
    .
    We are hand selecting 30 unique Skoolie builds to be a part of #TheBusFair2020 and we would like YOU to be one of them!
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    Head on over to @thebusfair and follow the registration link in bio, or make your way to TheBusFair.com
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    We'll see YOU at the FAIR!
  • 342 4 11 December, 2019
  • This beautiful woman is my wife. She is my motivation, my inspiration, she makes me a better person and definitely a better man!! She is the woman that I have chosen to spend the rest of my life because although she doesn't need me (because she is a strong independent woman) I do need her and today it just happens to be her birthday today! 
So . . . Go wish her a happy birthday!!
  • This beautiful woman is my wife. She is my motivation, my inspiration, she makes me a better person and definitely a better man!! She is the woman that I have chosen to spend the rest of my life because although she doesn't need me (because she is a strong independent woman) I do need her and today it just happens to be her birthday today!
    So . . . Go wish her a happy birthday!!
  • 125 22 11 December, 2019
  • We’ve said it once we’ll say it again... open floor space was so important to us when designing our layout!! Having the floor open across from the couch meant 1. Great view potential instead of a TV 2. Enjoy watching the kids play on the floor in front of you 3. Plenty of room for a giant pillow and blanket pile to play in 😂
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Also y’all, our bus is still for sale!! Christmas present to yourself maybe?! 😜 link with the details in our bio! 🖤
  • We’ve said it once we’ll say it again... open floor space was so important to us when designing our layout!! Having the floor open across from the couch meant 1. Great view potential instead of a TV 2. Enjoy watching the kids play on the floor in front of you 3. Plenty of room for a giant pillow and blanket pile to play in 😂
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    Also y’all, our bus is still for sale!! Christmas present to yourself maybe?! 😜 link with the details in our bio! 🖤
  • 807 13 10 December, 2019
  • Composting toilet v1 almost complete.
  • Composting toilet v1 almost complete.
  • 31 4 10 December, 2019
  • Our first trip has been pretty wild and surreal to say the least.
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Sleeping in our own bed at a truck stop in Oklahoma...
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Taking a glorious hot shower in a Walmart parking lot in Arkansas...
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Cooking Thanksgiving stuffing in our own kitchen at a campground in Texas...
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I have to say waiting for our house to pick us up at a bus stop in Memphis takes the irony cake.
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It has been quite a journey and honestly our 2 year old wasn’t the only one who had a melt-down (or two)...
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We cried a little and we laughed a lot. We fought a little and we made up a lot. We know ourselves and each other a little bit better.  And all three of us are closer than we were when we left 16 days ago.
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We are still working out some kinks in our bus and in our hearts. But safe to say...now that we’re almost “home” to Illinois, we’re pretty excited about this crazy little life we’re creating. And we’re excited to plan our next adventure!
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  • Our first trip has been pretty wild and surreal to say the least.

    Sleeping in our own bed at a truck stop in Oklahoma...

    Taking a glorious hot shower in a Walmart parking lot in Arkansas...

    Cooking Thanksgiving stuffing in our own kitchen at a campground in Texas...

    I have to say waiting for our house to pick us up at a bus stop in Memphis takes the irony cake.

    It has been quite a journey and honestly our 2 year old wasn’t the only one who had a melt-down (or two)...

    We cried a little and we laughed a lot. We fought a little and we made up a lot. We know ourselves and each other a little bit better. And all three of us are closer than we were when we left 16 days ago.

    We are still working out some kinks in our bus and in our hearts. But safe to say...now that we’re almost “home” to Illinois, we’re pretty excited about this crazy little life we’re creating. And we’re excited to plan our next adventure!



  • 58 2 10 December, 2019
  • For the next two weeks we are going to be stationary and to say I am excited about it is under statement because I get to finish decorating the bus for Christmas! Luke has always known that I love Christmas and I love decorating. It wasn’t until this year though where Luke really understood what it means for me. Luke gets his creative outlet with his leather making (@lukegeasey). My creative outlet is decorating our home and for me I love getting creative with what I already have. It truly brings me so much joy to decorate and create. What are some ways that help you with your creativity? ✨
  • For the next two weeks we are going to be stationary and to say I am excited about it is under statement because I get to finish decorating the bus for Christmas! Luke has always known that I love Christmas and I love decorating. It wasn’t until this year though where Luke really understood what it means for me. Luke gets his creative outlet with his leather making (@lukegeasey). My creative outlet is decorating our home and for me I love getting creative with what I already have. It truly brings me so much joy to decorate and create. What are some ways that help you with your creativity? ✨
  • 63 13 10 December, 2019