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Learn All about Art Journaling for Free

As I started learning more about art journaling this month I looked around online for good resources for new art journalers that would help me and that I could share with you. One fun way to dip your toe into art journaling is the free, 12-part ecourse from Kristal Norton. This course provides a nice overview of materials, basic techniques ... Read More »

On Reading “A Room of One’s Own”

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The prompt this week for that weekly art journal page challenge I’m doing was “somewhere,” and as I was reading it the first thing that popped into my read was “A Room of One’s Own.” My page turned out to be one of those “better in my head” moments, but it did cause me to go and actually read the ... Read More »

A Book to Get Beyond the Blank Page

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One thing that I think can stop people from trying out art journaling is fear of the blank page. It can be hard to come up with ideas or know what to journal about when you’re just getting started, and making that first mark on a page can seem really final. That’s why the other day I noted that I ... Read More »

The Stories of the Best Places to Eat in the Ozarks

I had the pleasure of meeting Kat Robinson, who writes at Tie Dye Travels, at the Arkansas Women Bloggers conference last year. We didn’t get to talk much, but she seems like a really fun person who is really passionate about food. Especially local food. I haven’t yet read her first book, Arkansas Pie, but I happened to win a ... Read More »

Find Gifts for Friends with Fligoo

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Note: Fligoo reached out to me and asked me to try their service in exchange for some cash to buy a gift. But all opinions are of course my own. Buying gifts for people can be hard. Especially when you’re shopping for people you don’t see often — family members, say — or whose taste you might not be totally ... Read More »

This Kept My Kid Occupied for Ages

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Note: I am an affiliate of Melissa and Doug and there are affiliate links in this post. But this actually happened yesterday, and I think this product is awesome. Carry on. It often happens when a gift-giving occasion involving the girl comes around that she gets more gifts than she wants to play with immediately. I see this as a ... Read More »

Sharing a #bareselfie with Lancome

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Thanks to Lancome and SheSpeaks for providing this product sample for me to test out. You all know how passionate I am about sleep, and I think the best complement someone could offer me about the way I look is that I look well-rested. Of course I haven’t actually been well-rested for years, and I haven’t really looked it, either, because I ... Read More »

Cute Halloween Ebooks for Kids

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If you’re looking for something fun to do with your kids beyond trick or treating for Halloween, check out the new Halloween-themed ebook bundle from MeeGenius. MeeGenius is a free app for kids aged 8 months to 8 years that encourages reading on electronic devices. It can be downloaded on the iPhone or iPad, and comes loaded with four free ... Read More »

Get Creative with a Free Class from Craftsy

I am a big fan of online crafts education. I am an affiliate for both Craftsy and Creative Bug, and I subscribe to/use both services because they offer really great, interesting and educational courses for crafters. Not only can I learn more about knitting, but also crochet, sewing, photography, art and more. What is Craftsy? Since we’re talking about Craftsy ... Read More »

Craft-a-Doodle Book Review {Creativity Boosts}

Doodling may seem like a fun little thing you do between other things, and it is, but it’s also turned into a legitimate genre of crafting, with people writing whole books about different ways to doddle. I think that’s kind of cool, because it helps those of us who feel we can’t draw get over that a little bit. You ... Read More »

Craft-A-Day Book Review {Creativity Boosts}

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I’m a big fan of making things and building creativity into your daily life, so I bought the book Craft-A-Day: 365 Simple Homemade Projects by Sarah Goldschadt when it popped up in a bundle with something else I was buying on Amazon without looking into it at all. (Speaking of, that’s an Amazon link but not an affiliate one.) The ... Read More »