photo backdrop

DIY Friday: Create Your Own Photo Backdrop

I have been recovering from carpal tunnel surgery so I have not been able to post. However, I have for you a cool, sweet guest post from Emma of gifts.com. How would you like to make your own permanent awesome photo backdrop that you can change in several different styles?  The fabulous design behind this Read More

Ten Minute Tuesday

Ten Minute Tuesday: The Art Project

My creative premise has been and continues to be that you can use your creativity in ten minutes a day and still accomplish works of art or pieces of writing. I want to take you down the road of an art project done in ten-minute increments over the course of a couple of days. This Read More

writing retreat

Writing Retreat, Here I Come!

I am off to my lovely retreat that I attend each summer out by the Lost Coast of northern California. It is a delightful nine day writing retreat in the middle of nowhere where about 26 writers gather each summer to do what they love, write with their friends. The retreat has been around for Read More

talkingtyourcritic

Ten Minute Tuesday: Talking to Your Critic

We all have at least one in our head. One critic that doesn’t shut up. He or She is the critic in the stands that Brene’ Brown often refers too. They aren’t supposed to matter because they do not get down in the arena with you. They don’t wrestle with the world and come up Read More

wrting acrostic poem

Ten Minute Tuesday: Acrostic Poem

“An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. The most common and simple form of an acrostic poem is where the first letters of each line spell out the word or phrase.” Young Writers Free Glossary For example Read More

Five reason handwritten note

Five Excellent Reasons to Write The Handwritten Letter

The handwritten letter…when was the last time you wrote one and sent it? When was the last time you received one. Guess what? Here is your chance. Starting April 1s,  it is not only national poetry month but it is also the beginning of national letter writing month. As someone who makes cards that are Read More

magnetic poetry

Ten Minute Tuesday: Magnetic Poetry.com

Welcome to April, National Poetry Month. It is also National Letter writing month but I will bring that up again in another post. I want you to play today. Have you ever seen the magnetic poetry kits for sale, usually  in gift shops or little off the wall places. I used to collect the kits. Read More

National Craft Month

National Craft Month Crafty Round- up!

March is National Craft Month. A favorite Month of mine as it gives me an excuse to try out all kinds of crafty projects. I have more projects coming over the next week and a half just for you. However today, I thought I would round-up some of my favorite crafts that I have done Read More

ten minute canvas signs

Ten Minute Tuesday: DIY Canvas Signs

I just love the canvas signs I see for sale in JoAnn’s and Michaels, or even at Ross or other home decorating places. I think they are cute. But why am I going to pay to have someone else’s sign when this creative person can do it herself. Now, here is the disclaimer. It’s been Read More

anythingcan happen

Ten Minute Tuesday: Anything Can Happen

I had a lovely Ten Minute Tuesday post for you today. However, there were some copyright issues I had to attend to before I could publish it. This is the first time I have had to do this since usually I don’t rely on other sites for information or if I do, they simply require Read More