Welcome to Tulip and Sage
We are a lifestyle blog dedicated to inspiring you to live a life well-lived. We want to inspire you to:
♡ get excited about your life again
♡ feel hope, gratitude, and joy
♡ get unstuck and keep moving forward
♡ dare to dream
♡ feel worthy of living a life you love
And to do it all starting right where you are. We’re here to help you create your version of the good life.
Create your good life by:
Healing Your Mind
Honouring Your Body
Here’s what we write about:
We aren’t wellness experts, only humans with some lived experience in mental health, burnout, and people-pleasing. We strive to inspire our readers to love themselves, practice self-care, find balance and fulfillment in life, and to have a little fun in the process.
MEND → Find tips for calming anxiety, recovering from burnout, and other ways to heal your mind
MOTIVATE → Find inspiring quotes and positive affirmations for when you need that little bit of motivation
MASTER → Find yoga exercises, breathing exercises, and other ways to master your well-being
NOURISH → We aren’t chefs, only major foodies at heart! Here you’ll find our favourite healthy recipes and yummy food roundups.
DRESS → We aren’t style experts, but we believe that feeling confident with the way you dress and finding your own personal style is a form of self-care. Here you’ll find our favourite style finds, our favourite sustainable brands, and some style inspiration.
PAMPER → Do-it-yourself nail designs to put a smile on your face throughout the day, simple hairstyles for that confidence boost you’re after, and other little ways to pamper your beautiful body.
GRATITUDE → Find our favourite links from around the web in our Friday Favourites series, what’s inspiring us at the moment in our Monday Muse series, what we’re feeling grateful for, and other ways we’re celebrating the little things in our lives.
HOME → Home is where our heart is. We believe that it’s important to create a space that comforts you and brings you joy. And no, we aren’t interior designers, only homebodies who love creating our own little sanctuaries. Here you’ll find our favourite decorating finds, how colours can impact your mood, and some dreamy spaces to inspire you.
CELEBRATE → Find pretty tablescapes, recipes to share, and all things holiday.
We are so honoured you joined us today! Grab a cup of tea and stay awhile <3
Why “Tulip” and “Sage”?
Tulip and Sage represents balance – something we strive for in life and hope to inspire in you.
A Note From Amanda
FOUNDER OF TULIP AND SAGE
As a recovering people-pleaser and serial self-hater, I’ve never felt good enough. I’ve also struggled with anxiety and depression for most of my life which has added debilitating fear to my feelings of unworthiness.
As a result, I’ve often felt miserable and completely stuck in life. I struggled with feeling worthy of living a life I loved.
I yearned so deeply to just be happy. Happy with who I was and my life. I so badly wanted to be someone who wakes up and lives – boldly and proudly.
Over time, I started to learn small ways of bringing joy back into my life.
In other words, of putting the good in my good life.
Whether it was through creating my own little happy place at home by repainting a room, stepping outside feeling confident in a sweater I just grabbed on sale, repeating a self-love affirmation in the morning, I was starting to feel tiny bursts of joy in my every day because I was daring to live.
I learned that I could build my good life in these accessible and affordable ways. And that lesson has given me hope and confidence to chase my dreams and push through my stuck-in-a-rut-ness again and again.
I want to inspire you to do the same.
I created this blog for others who have struggled with self-acceptance and could use some self-love reminders. And I also hoped to inspire those who were feeling stuck and unsatisfied with their lives to seek ways of living more joyful and fulfilling lives.
From wellness tips to interior inspiration to motivational quotes and yummy recipes, I hope to encourage you to make your joy and well-being a priority and to confidently create your good life.
My goal is to create a space of positivity and encouragement; a space where we celebrate the little things in life that bring us joy. And, a space where I hope to inspire others through my own journey of pain and perseverance.
Thanks for visiting our little corner of the internet! You are always welcome here <3
More about Amanda
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Amanda is a blogger, recovering people-pleaser, and proud mama to her adorable fur baby. She is a total home décor enthusiast and foodie. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, the outdoors, and cooking. Amanda writes from her personal experiences with mental health, burnout, and lifelong journey of self-acceptance.