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#ThinkCreateReflect: Go for a walk

#ThinkCreateReflect: Go for a walk

Welcome to Friday, the day where we pause at the end of a busy week to #ThinkCreateReflect!

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I don’t know about you, but when autumn arrives I spend a LOT more time outdoors. I find it soothing to go to a place with lots of trees, if possible, and just take a long walk. We’re lucky to have a state park right here in town, so that’s my location of choice, but even the local playground walking…

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#MakersWednesday: Little Man’s Geek-Out Quilt

#MakersWednesday: The quilt I made for my little gamer (Jess) -

Welcome to Maker’s Wednesday, my favorite day of the week! I’m excited to share my latest project with all of you, and I hope you’ll share with me, too! Read on to the bottom of the post to find out how.

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I decided I wanted to make my youngest son a quilt for his 5th birthday, because the only quilt I made him before this was a little bit juvenile (I made it when he was still an infant, after…

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DIY Round-up: Autumn Home Decor

Our favorite #DIY Autumn decor tutorials:

September has finally arrived! We’ve made it beyond the Autumnal Equinox and it’s time for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere to experience some cooler days and longer nights. It’s time to celebrate! (This Yankee girl living in Tennessee can’t be the only one rejoicing, right?)

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite tutorials on the Web for a DIY deck-the-halls bonanza.

DIY Fall Decor Roundup

First up,this autumn…

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#ThinkCreateReflect: About Face

Welcome to #ThinkCreateReflect, where we take a moment at the end of the week to give our brains a work-out! We provide a creative prompt every Friday to help you grow your own mind and your business, so welcome!

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This week, take a look at your About Page on your website. (Don’t have one? Use this activity to make one!)

Think about this: what if your biggest fan – the hypothetical raving lunatic…

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#MakersWednesday: Morrigan Shawl

#MakersWednesday: Arguing with myself about a current WIP:

Welcome to #MakersWednesday, where we take a moment, mid-week, to celebrate the Maker in all of us!

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So, this week I’ve been second-guessing myself a little bit, and arguing inside my own head. It all started because my husband and I have plans to see Book of Mormonwhen it comes to Nashville in November, and I wanted something snazzy to wear. I decided to make a knitted shawl to go with a dress…

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#ThinkCreateReflect: A Pencil and a Dream

#ThinkCreateReflect: Where can you go with just a pencil and a dream?

Welcome back for #ThinkCreateReflect, where we take a moment of creative reflection time in a busy week full of work. Thank you for joining us!

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This week, we’re talking about dreams:

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This week’s challenge for you: Grab a journal and a pencil, and start scribbling away all your fantastical dreams until your lead runs out.

Share your scribblings with us…

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#MakersWednesday: Stripey Mitts

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Hello, and welcome back to #MakersWednesday, where we take a break mid-week to celebrate the creative spirit in all of us.

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This week I’ve been working on some projects for my youngest kiddos. First up, a pair of simple fingerless mitts for my daughter:
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So, what have you been making this week? We’d love to see – share on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag…

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Back to Business School: Resources for Creative Entrepreneurs

Back to Business School: Educational Resources for Creative Entrepreneurs

It’s Back-to-School time, and that makes it the perfect time to focus on educating yourself for the benefit of your creative business. So we’re rounding up a list of helpful resources to take you to school – in the comfort of your own home! Grab your laptop and a cup of tea and let’s get our learn on, shall we?

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photo credit: Robert S. Donovan via photopin cc

Educational Resources for Creative…

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#ThinkCreateReflect: Dear Teenager …

Welcome to Friday, the day where we take a moment in a busy week to Think about something new, Reflect on things past, and Create something entirely unknown! Each week we provide you with a creative, writing, or biz-related prompt to help inspire you in your working week. Enjoy!

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This week, it’s time to get out some paper or a laptop and write a letter … to your teenage self! So get out that old…

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