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DIY Stained Glass Crayon Candles

I love a good crayon craft, YES I DO!  I thought it would be fun to see if I could make a cool stained-glass effect using a pack of crayons and a hair dryer.  I think the end result turned out pretty darn cool.  Let me show you just how easy it is to make […]

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Swell likes to make stuff

I realized that even though I make a bunch of stuff, I have neglected to share the wealth on all my social media channels.  These days, my go-to places to post have been Snapchat, Vine, and Instagram and I know not everyone is in those places, so I thought I’d share with you a few […]

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Dexter’s DinnerTime Routine

Compensation was provided for this post by Purina via studioD. After a long work day, it’s always a welcome surprise to find my tabby cat, Dexter, meowing at me as soon as I walk in the door. I would like to think he’s saying, “Hey Mom! I missed you and my day was boring without you,” […]

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Cats, Crafts, Social Media, and other Random stuff

I recently started blogging again after a long hiatus and I really have begun thinking about my brand and what I’m about and what I wanted  to say that was truly ME.  For those creatives out there, you might totally feel me. I personally don’t like being defined in my interests and I’m constantly moving […]

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Warm Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches & Sundaes from Baskin Robbins

If someone asked me if I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, I would undoubtedly pick ICE CREAM! Ice cream is my favorite thing…followed by cookies and pizza close behind.  So when Baskin Robbins, asked me I’d liked to review their new warm ice cream sandwiches, you can guess…it was […]

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I wrote a Snapchat ebook!

I’m so excited to share with you the new book that I co-authored with my good friend Jennifer Priest. It’s all about the latest most buzzed about social media app…Snapchat. Both Jennifer and I have taken the leap and hope you will too! In the book we share everything from how to use Snapchat to […]

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5 Ways to beat the Creative Blues

I go through all kinds of highs and lows being a creative being and sometimes I hit a roadblock. My emotions sometimes feel like a roller coaster. Didn’t I get enough as a teenager? It’s so not fun sometimes! With this in mind, I thought I’d share some tips/realities/and coping mechanisms for dealing with the […]

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5 ways to be a better creative observer

Everyday is something new, but it seems like a lot of times we fall into ruts and the days just creep by and we get incredibly drained. All we want to do is veg on the couch! I totally understand and can relate to this; however, sometimes I think part of the reason we feel […]

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10 Creativity Tips to inspire you

I would consider myself a creative person, but I wholeheartedly will admit that sometimes it is hard to keep your energy up. Seems like theres work, family, and other stresses that can sometimes break our creative spirit. Here’s a few tips fog getting your mojo back and letting that creative juice flow! 1) Constantly observe! […]