Whoa, you made it to THIS page?


I’m Vivian, hi!

I’m a blogger, writer, and an all around creative with big dreams and an even bigger imagination. 

On the blog, besides sharing DIY ideas, I create tools and content to help you GROW into your best self, ‘DIY’ your purpose, and go after your own damn dreams. 

It’s one of the things I love doing the most.

My words to live by in a nutshell? YOU have the power to ‘DIY’ your very best life.

I believe that because it’s what I’m living right now. I was in a ton of debt, feeling utterly lost and clueless about what to do with my life, and couldn’t land a job in my field for the life of me. I always thought my future was mostly out of my hands. Since then, some things have changed around here. I realized it was truly up to me to make things happen, not some outdated step by step life plan that wasn’t working.

This blog is a culmination of that and so much more, and I’m sharing my journey with you in the process!


I’m publishing and talking about my baby, My Signature DIY Planner.

The DIY printable planner was born out of a need for a place (preferably a colorful and pretty one) where I could organize my personal growth practices and weekly tasks all while battling self-doubt and limiting beliefs, oh yeah, and growing a business with zero experience in a completely new state.

So naturally, being the crafty person that I am, I created one that I could keep coming back to again and again without tossing it in a corner. I fell in love with how much of an effective tool it’s become in my life, and now I share it with you.

Click here to join the waitlist for when I launch it (along with a private community exclusively for DIYers where I hold your hand through the process!)

Here’s how to get the most out of your time here

Sign up to stay in touch weekly(ish)

You can sign up up top or on the blog’s side bar to stay in touch with me weekly and be the first to know about all the tools, kits, and DIY ideas I’m creating just for you!

Listen to the podcast

Yikes! Yeah, I have one of those. It was never in the cards, or so I thought, but life works in mysterious ways. And now? I pretty much love making these for you every week. 

Listen to all of them here

Get DIY + lifestyle inspiration

Making and creating. One of my first loves since I was a wee baby. Except now I never run out of paper to cut, rip, or glue. 

Get DIY + lifestyle inspo on the blog

Visit the shop

I love creating printables that keep your life and mind running as smoothly as possible. If you’re in need of some to get your mind uncluttered, I’m your girl.

Check out the printable kits here

Digging a little deeper…

How did all this even START?

Long story short, I hit a point where I started making some real decisions in my life and stopped just ‘dreaming’. I knew somewhere inside I was meant for something a little different. I moved cross country from VA to CA in a little ‘08 Huyndai with not enough money for gas (but hey, made it!).

I finally went for it and got started on building my own dream business where I got to use my natural creative skills to create things that helped others just like me, a dream business where I called the shots and chose how I spent my time and energy.

If any part of this sounds like you right now, wherever you are in your journey, I’m seriously glad you stopped by.

More about me

A few random things I LOVE (in no particular order)

  • Mangoes
  • Sushi
  • Writing
  • Bullet journals
  • Houseplants
  • Printable planner and trackers
  • Business + marketing
  • Color, color, color
  • All things design!
  • Avocados all day every day in whatever heavenly form they happen to come in

Are you a brand looking to collaborate?

I’d love to hear from you!

Teal Notes is currently accepting sponsorships and collaborations that fit the brand (lifestyle,  personal growth, DIY). Send me a message below to inquire about working together or to receive a media kit.

Simply want to say hi?

If you want to simply say hi and connect, don’t hesitate to send a quick message. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!

PLEASE NOTE: This blog DOES NOT accept guest posts of any kind. Due to the large volume of emails received, if you’re sending an email pitch to guest blog in any way, you will not receive a response. We also do not sell link placement on the blog, with no exceptions. Thank you for understanding 🙂