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Introspection

Why Self-Promotion is Hard and How to Do it Anyway

Hello, dear readers! Today’s post is a little different from the norm. Often, when I receive emails or messages, I’m asked less about DIY and more about writing/blogging/creativity/life. So, once a week or so, I hope to share a post along those lines. I’d love your feedback, and hope to make this a regular thing. …

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etsy vs. society6 {and why I sell on both}

Today, I want to talk a little about Etsy vs. society6. As many of you know, I’ve been on Etsy  for over 6 years now. Over the past few months, I’ve been adding items to and putting the finishing touches on my society6 storefront. When people hear this, they always have questions about how society6 works, …

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on doing brave

I checked on my friend, the mama who had just dropped her daughter off for her first weekend away. “She’s so strong,” she said, “so determined. I’m having a hard time already.” “You’re brave,” I told her. “That’s where she gets it, from her mama.” “Not me,” was her response. “I don’t feel brave.” Maybe …

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how to {not} be creative

I’m just beginning a five week Ecourse called Creatively Made Home, whose goal, among others, is to help us “make life beautiful in the everyday.” Looking through some of the discussions, I noticed comments by a couple of members stating that they were afraid to create for fear of doing it wrong, for fear of being inadequate. It got …

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Why you (still) need a “Moment List” this fall

Fall is here: the crisp air, the hot afternoon sun warming piles of leaves that are begging to be jumped in…the single, perfect golden leaf resting on the windshield…the crunch of dried leaves under running shoes…the chilly evenings marked by early-falling darkness. In fact, fall is already a couple of weeks old. All your super-crafty, …

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How to Let Go of the Need for Perfection

Happy Weekend, friends! Today’s post is a favorite of mine…I was nodding and uh-huh-ing and mentally highlighing phrases constantly while reading through it. It was written by a good friend and college roommate of mine, Abbey, who shares her adventures with her 3 1/2 year old boy and 1 year old twin girls on her …

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the jealousy game

source Y’all, I’m in a reflective kind of mood today…be forewarned:) Have you found yourself playing the jealousy game lately? Gray may be the new brown, but green, specifically in shades of I-want-what-she-has seems to be making quite a splash as well. And, from conversations I’ve been having with friends and seen around blogland, it seems …

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