Hi!I’m Olivia. I’m here to add a bit of brightness and color into your everyday life. I can be a bit random with the things I share here (hence the name Random Olive), but they all tie together in one way: to show you that brightness and color can exist everywhere you turn, even in the seemingly mundane.

How do I know so much about that, anyway?

I used to always tell people that I was totally boring and that where was nothing interesting about me.

That dreaded question, “What do you do for fun?”
Answer, “Um, nothing, I’m really boring.”

The real answer, “I surf Pinterest all day every day and wish I was crafty and artistic or had money to add colorful art to my walls. And I’m super boring.”

Somewhere along the way, I read The Happiness Project and also started writing morning pages, and something totally shifted.

I realized I could be crafty and artistic and I do have something colorful to share.

Which brings me (and you) here to my online abode, where I show you how to brighten your so-called boring life through my core values:

The Core Values of Random Olive


I will help you embrace ways to be creative in your every day life.


I’m dedicated to your continual learning, even if it’s just a small factoid or you discovering a new resource. Your learning something new (no matter the magnitude) lights me up.


You be you and I’ll be me.


You deserve to have physical evidence that proves who and where you are in life. I’ll support you through whichever endeavor you choose (taking your own photos, keeping memory books, or using your own hands to create something).

For even more colorful inspiration, you can check out my collection of downloadable quotes – perfect for printing out and plastering all over your walls.

Just the Facts:

Name: Olivia or Olive – I answer to both 🙂
Age: 31
Location: Sacramento, CA – formerly Orange County, CA
Occupation: Higher Education/Health Sciences
Family status: Married, no kids, no pets
Myers-Briggs: INTJ
My strengths: Learner; Analytical; Competition; Input; Significance.
Favorite crafts: brush lettering, digital pocket page scrapbooking, list journaling, crocheting

Who’s Olive?

Hi, I'm Olivia, aka Olive. I've been an avid reader of blogs for years and decided that it was finally time to start producing instead of just merely consuming.

I'm one of those people who always insisted that I was boring. Nothing exciting or glamorous. But you know what? I realized that I don't have to be glamorous to share the bright and colorful spots in my every day life.

Where to Find Me


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