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Brainstorming My Word of the Year

Have you found your word for 2018? Finding your word is to determine the purpose supporting your choices for the year, Your word is a guide through rough waters and dark times when you feel lost. It is the hope in the darkness because it points the way out. A word can change from year Read More

holiday cards

How to Write Short and Sincere Holiday Cards

This time of year when people are sending out greeting cards and letters to loved ones and friends it sometimes can be difficult to know how to write a sincere greeting in a quick note or greeting card. Since your notes do not have to be complicated or filled with big fifty dollar words, they Read More

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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

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

plan a creative retreat

How to Plan A Creative Retreat

Have you ever thought about taking yourself on a little creative retreat? Maybe you can spare a couple of days away from home and treat yourself to some dedicated creative time. Or If you can’t afford to get away or have the resources to take a whole weekend, possibly you could create a day long Read More

balloon arch

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

What I Know

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

Eight TEDtalks

Eight TEDTalks to Inspire Your Creativity

One of my favorite things to do lately is watch TEDTalks. I find them fascinating, informative and fun. In the last two weeks, I have watched 25 talks. There isn’t one yet that I haven’t taken something from. So today, I am bringing to you some of my favorite talks on creativity or that inspire 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

Over 100 Reasons

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