10 – How to accept and give critiques graciously

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Critiques can be one of the hardest things to accept for creative types. Art is so personal. Who’s to say if something you do is wrong? Is there a wrong to the creative process? How dare someone critique my art! ūüôā Does this sound like you at times? Well, here’s why I think it’s healthy […]

A massive Milky Way Farms manor tour

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One of the highlights of travelling down south to¬†Bella Rustica¬†was visiting¬†The Milky Way Farms. The property, originally owned by the Mars Bar creator Frank Mars, resides on 1100 acres of gorgeous rolling Tennessee hills and ancient trees. The main home was open to touring during Bella Rustica, so my blogger gal pals Rhoda and Sandra […]

9 – Get what you NEED

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For years, and I mean YEARS, I denied myself a decent vacuum cleaner. (my sad sad tale and your recommendations are¬†HERE) I’ve been using the same ‘ol beat up one from 20+ years ago. It has duct tape around the hose, squeals at a glass shattering pitch when it desires, and when I turn it […]

8 – Clean it, then redo it

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I rarely feel creative when overwhelmed. Physical clutter can add to that fuel very quickly as well. So one of the best tricks of the trade for me to feeling inspired again is to clean up, then start over again. Cleaning up to me means removing something that isn’t there for the long haul. Your […]

Bella Rustica, the day of

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All was silent as the doors were about to burst open at Bella Rustica.¬† I got there early with Linda so while things were quiet, I quickly started snapping pictures.¬†I wasn’t sure how much camera time I’d have this round, and I ended up being right. I got the inside in just the nick of […]

SNS 156 – a link party featuring YOU!

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special, the multi themed DIY link party!¬† * Home Decor / Gardening ¬†* Crafts, / Sewing / Recipes / Printables / Blog tips * Theme of the week Every Fri 7pm ¬†to Sunday 11 pm Pacific. Hello and happy weekend, all! I’m still taking care of what ails me, so I […]

6 – Cheat eating

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I know! Here I am. I rose up ‘from the bed’ just long enough to share a fabulous cheat. I’m generally a fresh food kinda gal. I’ll buy fresh veggies vs in a can or frozen and generally gravitate towards ‘real food’. (the way nature dishes it out) But when you’re pressed for time or […]

5 – Downtime

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Hello friends!¬† Looks as if blogging daily may not be in the cards for me at this time. I’m a little under the weather right now and just need a chance to heal up. Nothing serious. In fact I don’t even really know how to be sick. ūüôā Second thought, this does kinda fall in […]

4 – You should GO.

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This is for all of those that don’t get out much and find it easier to say no, stay home and not make the effort. Read on. I seriously don’t get out much. I live in a small town with one 3 way stop, have my work and my son. We are small town, small […]

SNS 155 – Hydrangea projects

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special, the multi themed DIY link party!¬† * Home Decor / Gardening ¬†* Crafts, / Sewing / Recipes / Printables / Blog tips * Theme of the week Every Fri 7pm ¬†to Sunday 11 pm Pacific. I LOVE me some hydrangeas! They are easy keepers (doing best in abit of shade […]