Make Calm Lovely is here to put calm and lovely in your life! 

Make Calm Lovely is a lifestyle blog dedicated to making your life calmer and lovelier.  

Your life is busy and hectic. You probably don’t feel as if you ever have the time to actually do what you would really love to do and want to do?
Because you are too busy doing all the things you have to do in your home and with your own life and your family life. 

But by getting systems in place in your life, and in your home, including creating routines and organization, you will have more time to spend on the things you really want to do in life.

That is the goal of this blog – to help you get organized so that you can make the time to enjoy the lovely in life.

A big focus of this blog is slow living – that means trying to slow down your crazy life.  A slower and more mindful life is about living at a slower pace (which means that you stop what you are doing every now and again and look at the flowers, the lovely sunset – and embrace the lovely in life).

This blog will show you:

Things to make.  I feature great DIY and craft projects that you can make for you, your home, or for others.  Making and creating is a great stress relief.  You can create beautiful and lovely things that are unique and cost a lot less than buying them on Etsy!

Calm.  I show you projects to help you stay calmer, more relaxed and less stressed in life.  That includes organizing projects and ways to get you and your family and home more organized. I also have great Resource Library full of Printables to download that will help you get more calm and organized.

Lovely. I show you the lovely in life. Lovely for you, your home, and your life.  I show you lovely for your home with great home decor ideas, products and more. .

IKEA Hacks.  Ever since I published my first post on IKEA hacks, my readers have loved IKEA hacks!  I didn’t find IKEA hacks for this blog, they found me! I carry on giving my readers what they want with lots of IKEA hacks. IKEA hacks totally fit in with this blog – they are lovely design, lovely prices, and lovely to look at!

Here are some of my most popular posts:

Great IKEA Hacks for your Kitchen

How to use a Daily Planner Effectively

IKEA Hacks you can do in a Weekend

Quick & Easy Organizing Hacks for your Home

Stylish Bar Carts to DIY for your Home

knitting Patterns for Gorgeous Sweaters you will Love


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Why Make Calm Lovely was Born

This blog was born out of an incredibly stressful time when I had a dying parent across the world from me.

I needed something to take my mind off the stress I was going through, and to distract me from the panic attacks I started to experience.

To say the experience really shook me up doesn’t cover it.  I couldn’t control the situation I was facing, but I could control how I reacted to it, and how I started to think about my life and making the best of things.

I put better systems in place, stopped worrying about the small stuff, and I started discovering things for me – crafts and projects I had always wanted to do, I started to try to live more slowly and in the moment, and to make the most of every day and every opportunity. I got more organized in my personal and home life. Because when everything was organized I felt more in control.

Blogging has been a great discovery and hobby for me.  I have learned so much in starting a blog. (If you are interested in starting your own blog check out my post here!)


Who am I?

My name is Jae and I am the blogger behind Make Calm Lovely. 

I was born and grew up in England.  I married an American and moved to the US, where I have lived ever since. I have two children and a Labradoodle.  I love watching British TV (especially dramas like The Crown and all British comedy!), and anything vintage.  I love (and miss) the English countryside, and being out on the water in the summer.  

This blog may be an eclectic mix of things – but that pretty much sums up me.  This blog is full of everything that matters to me, and that I want to bring to you.


Get in touch with me!

I love to hear from you!  What do you most need help with in your busy life? What can I write about or research to help you? Email me anytime at [email protected], or complete this contact form.


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