Dexter’s Backyard Jungle Adventure

Compensation was provided for this post by Purina Did you know Purina Pro Plan has proclaimed June 15 is National “Take Your Cat on an Adventure” Day? If there’s one thing my tabby cat, Dexter, loves more than food, it’s having his own adventure in our backyard. As soon as I open the door, Dexter […]


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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How to do those crazy faces you see on Snapchat

Have you seen the crazy selfies everyone has been making lately on Snapchat?  They may just be the reason you need do join this popular app. This silly selfie function (also referred to as “lenses”) is a great way to let loose and be playful on social media!  In less than a minute on Snapchat, […]

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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 […]


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 […]

Ignite your creativity

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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 […]


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! […]