15 Self Care Ideas to Make you Feel Brand New

I’ve been on a self-care kick since moving to the west coast last summer. I’ve been taking more time for myself now that I’m out of the NYC grind, and let me tell you….it really makes a difference.

It helps that my best friend is also on a self-care kick,…

No Dogs Allowed in Bed

I’ve been having an ongoing debate with a friend of mine about whether your dog(s) should be allowed in your bed. They are dirty, smelly and if they shed, can leave hair all over your bedding. My friend is adamant about no dogs in bed, as in he has absolutely…

The Importance of the Creative Zone

I recently brought home an Apple Pencil after discovering its capabilities with the iPad Pro. I had been watching YouTube videos of what you can accomplish with it, and was sold in about 30 seconds. I’m excited to be able to create graphics for the blog and my ecommerce shops with this handy…

Techsessories #8: Watercolors

Here’s some new watercolor desktop downloads to brighten your work day! Check back often for more free downloads. You can view all Techsessories downloads here. xoxo, Sarah

:: click to download watercolor 1 wallpaper

:: click to download watercolor 2 wallpaper

:: click to download watercolor 3 wallpaper

:: click to download watercolor 4 wallpaper

Do not…

10 Work From Home Rules for Productivity

I’ve been working from home since 2008. By now, I have some thoughts on what works (for me) and what doesn’t. Whether or not you agree with these 10 rules I live (and work) by, it’s important to figure out what works best for you as soon as you…

DIY Ring Cones

Ring cones! Because, admit it, you too have had that panicky feeling when you realize you haven’t seen that ring in awhile….where the heck did it go? You can say goodbye to that lousy feeling with this simple DIY. I love scattering these ring cones in the bathroom, by…

A Glorious Day for a Rebrand & Redesign

Hi! It’s been a pretty exciting week around here… Perhaps you noticed.  The blog is no longer thesarahjohnson.com. I rebranded to sisoo.com this past week. What do you think?!? New name AND new look. Judo chop!

It was time to make this (somewhat scary) change for a lot of reasons. I’ve…

8 Ways to Get More Blog Traffic

Blogging is certainly not a get rich quick scheme. Very few stick with it long enough to see massive growth, because of the diligence, dedication, and consistency it requires. I’ve been blogging over two years now, and although it’s tedious and challenging in so many ways, it’s also the most…

How to: Sew Paint Chip Party Garland

Hola! Friends. I got myself a little gift this past Christmas…a sewing machine!  It’s a super well-reviewed Singer 7258 100-stitch computerized model. I’m enjoying getting back in the sewing groove. (Psssst! I’m working on a new jewelry collection that includes sewing! Wait for it!) I also am loving how easy this machine…

How to: Succulents in Tin Can Planters

-Succulents (I find mine at Home Depot)

-Empty tin cans (try multiple different sizes for grouping)

-specialty paper (here’s the one I used, also love this one and how about THIS ONE!

-this glue

-paint brush

-scissors

Before removing the succulents from their disposal plastic pots, water them thoroughly and let drain. This will keep…