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How to Host a Friendsgiving Party

It is that time of year where family and friend get-togethers abound. Thanksgiving is generally a holiday where families gather together and Friendsgiving is a new trend of friends coming together over a holiday style meal. How do you do it? Gather together your close friends, your good friends, your fun friends….whatever types of friends you Read More

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Ten Minute Tuesday: Love You Notes

When was the last time you decided to drop someone you care about a little love you note just to let them know you were thinking about them? Did you know that to write a quick note to someone to show you are thinking about them can take ten minutes or less, especially as part Read More

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Ten Minute Tuesday: The Art Project Part 2

Here is Part 2 of The Art Project broken into ten-minute chunks of time. You can take almost any art project or writing project or crafting project and break them down into ten-minute bits of time to fit it into a busy schedule. This makes most projects possible even when you think you have no Read More

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DIY: How to Make a Balloon Arch

It is the heart of summer. Time for fun and parties and celebrations. When planning parties or celebrations, decorations are a priority, and sometimes the bolder, the better. I have a grand surprise for you. ProFlowers.com has put together the most amazing tutorial on creating a fabulous ballon arch that is perfect for framing table Read More

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What I know to be True

I have made no secret of how much I love a good TEDTalk. I find them educational and inspiring. The most recent inspirational talk I have heard was from this year, 2017 TED Conference. It was by Anne Lamott, well known in writing circles for her book Bird by Bird. In this particular talk, Ms. Read More

Creativity

Ten Minute Tuesday: Creativity is Your Birthright!

Creativity is your birthright! You were born to be creative. There is no doubt about that. Just look at your body and the way that it heals itself each time…each time it has to mend something new or different or fight a new cold, it gets creative to heal you. Your mind is just as Read More

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Over 100 Reasons to Write an “Open When” Letter

Last month, I wrote a post on Five Reasons to Write a Handwritten Letter. As someone who creates cards just for those occasions when handwritten letters are the most needed, I really feel that a handwritten letter says so much more than a text or e-mails can.  When was the last time you sent out a Read More

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Six Ways to go from Busy to Creative

In this time and place where the answer the question,”How are you?” and “Busy” is the acceptable answer, there something wrong. Busyness has become a feeling rather than being something one is doing. I hear it all the time and have even done it myself without thinking. Someone asks How I am and instead of Read More

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How to: Pressed Flower Petal Butterflies

I often get inspired by projects I see on Pinterest. About two weeks ago, I saw a DIY post of pressed leaves in clear glass picture frames. I thought it looked like fun. I had picked up some frames from the dollar store, my go-to when the budget is tight, and thought I might just Read More

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Ten Minute Tuesday: 11 Awesome Tips to Make Your Day Pleasurable

Recently I was propose the question,” what can you do to make your day more pleasurable?” So I reflected over the things that I do that add pleasure to each day. These are not things I do all once but I attempt to do one to three of them a day. In doing so, and Read More