Posts in CREATIVITY
DIY PAINTED CORK COASTERS

I've been wanting to do this little project for way too long. I find that I keep putting projects off because I don't feel like having all the kids get involved, but then when I'm home alone, I always have something else that I want to be doing. Before I know it, the project is forgotten, or buried so far down the to-do list it's not a priority.

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HOW TO MAKE COFFE LIKE A PRO

Great coffee starts with high-quality beans and clean water. It's easy to make and it's been my drink of choice for *several* years now. I remember when I first started drinking coffee. It was flavored Gevallia. I got sucked in with the free coffee maker. I thought that coffee was SO GOOD.I wonder what I would think of it now, 17 years later.

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HOW TO BE CREATIVE AS A MOM

I always say that being creative solves so many problems. It's true. But, so many of you find it difficult to be creative. I want you to know that you are totally normal.

Every time you decide to start doing something that you don't usually do, your brain is going to tell you to stop. That you shouldn't do it. That it's not going to work.

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On Being Creative

I've started a Creative category on TBL. I did this for a couple reasons, but primarily because being creative solves so many problems. When I can immerse myself in a project, the time slips away. My mood brightens and I feel energetic + excited. Creativity gives me passion, and when I have passion in my life it is easier to fulfill my responsibilities as a wife + a mother.

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Making Thanksgiving Special

If there is one thing that makes Thanksgiving feel more special it's got to be having a beautifully decorated table. Having a festive Thanksgiving table affects everyone's mood for the better. But, the problem is, when you are in the kitchen cooking all day, the table can be forgotten. That's what happened to me a couple years ago.We had decided to stay home for Thanksgiving. It was supposed to be nice and quiet.

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