photo credit: Amber Thrane

photo credit: Amber Thrane


I'm Elise and I make stuff. That's who I am and that's my job.

I started a blog in 2005 because I wanted to share my thoughts with the Internet. A year later, I began sharing craft projects and tutorials. In 2008, I opened my first online shop and since then, I have made and sold everything from letterpress prints to wooden plant stands.

Over the years, I have learned that while I'll always make stuff, my true passion is in helping people set and work towards their goals. In 2015, I launched the brand GET TO WORK BOOK® which provides tools to help you get your goals organized and do the work to reach them. I believe that big things happen one day at a time and my products are designed to schedule out those days. You can learn more about GET TO WORK BOOK® and shop the line here.

In the fall of 2019, my first book will be released! Big Dreams, Daily Joys is an empowering guide to establishing healthy productivity habits so that it's easy (and fun!) to accomplish long-term goals. I filled this book with everything I have learned over the past 14 years of making stuff and making space for what I love.

I live in San Diego, California with my husband, Paul, and our two young daughters, Ellerie and Piper. You can follow my adventures in cooking, crafting, gardening, small-business running, parenting and house renovating on Instagram @elisejoy.