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My name is Elise Blaha Cripe. I live in Northern California with my husband and our two daughters.

I make stuff like it's my job.

In October 2019, my book about getting stuff done, Big Dreams, Daily Joys hit bookstores everywhere. For almost ten years, this blog was where I shared (daily!) general life musings, insight into being a small business owner and the occasional craft project. I have closed comments, but feel free to email me at elise[@]elisejoy.com if you have any questions about a post you see here.

If you're new here, I invite you to browse the archives, read my small business story or start with some of my favorite things to write about, DIY home decor & goal-setting. You can also listen to my motivational speech about the power of making bold statements.

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Unless otherwise stated, all words and photos on this blog are my own. If you use a photo, please link back to this site to provide credit. Under no circumstances, should the text of this blog be copied and re-posted elsewhere unless you have permission from me to do so. I do not have the capacity to monitor comments so they are closed. You can always get in touch via email elise AT gettoworkbook.com

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