11 Sustainable Tips, Brands And Swaps to Try In 2020

Over the past year or so I have made a conscious effort to educate myself on sustainable living, as well as reducing my personal waste. While I do not currently live a zero-waste lifestyle, I have been trying out a few different products and eliminating certain plastics or other non-compostable materials. I hope to oneContinue reading “11 Sustainable Tips, Brands And Swaps to Try In 2020”

A Beginners Guide to Bible Journaling

There’s only one wrong way to Bible journal—and it has nothing to do with color schemes and typography. Bible journaling is a form of worship and meditation over God’s word in a creative way. I find that it helps me break down the text and focus on any major themes or important details I mayContinue reading “A Beginners Guide to Bible Journaling”

4 Ways I Spend Time With God Everyday

I used to find it difficult to connect with God’s word throughout the day, let alone meditate on it. With classes from 8:15 to 4:30 with work sprinkled in between, I had little time nor a desire to reach for my Bible. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to spend time in God’s word, itContinue reading “4 Ways I Spend Time With God Everyday”

5 Ways I Lead My Elementary Small Group and How It’s Changed My Life (and Will Change Yours Too)

If you ask me who the most influential women in my life are, there are a handful of names that would immediately come to mind. Maria, Victoria, Lindsey and Sandy. Each one of these women have been a small group leader of mine over the last 14 years. Even as an adult, these women haveContinue reading “5 Ways I Lead My Elementary Small Group and How It’s Changed My Life (and Will Change Yours Too)”

April 2020 Favorites

While working from home, I started to notice some of the new products I’ve fallen in love with and wanted to share them with you! From beauty products to podcasts, here are a few April favorites of mine.  Beauty Products Glossier  Glossier’s Lash Slick mascara, Pro Tip eyeliner, and Skywash sheer matte lid tint are the essentials forContinue reading “April 2020 Favorites”

How to Stay Productive While Social Distancing

Whether you’re a full time student, or a parent of four, you’re probably wondering how you’ll settle into a new and effective routine during COVID-19. For some, it can seem like there is nothing to do but binge watch Netflix , play Animal Crossing, and order takeout. Others are drowning in assignments, barely managing theContinue reading “How to Stay Productive While Social Distancing”

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

Hi there! My name is Ryien Blackwood, an artist and lifestyle blogger. Since I’m launching my website and blog this week, I figured now would be the perfect time to introduce myself!   I began blogging about five years ago, when I was in high school and was exploring student journalism. After taking years of student journalism and attending several conferences, I found littleContinue reading “5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me”