Posts tagged creative
So you think you can open an Etsy store??
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Opening an Etsy store seemed like something for
"other" people who were
much more talented or crafty than I was, 
but it was secretly a small dream of mine, especially recently!

It's like that an expression of yourself 
that you are offering to the world with the chance of rejection. 
I think that is what all art is, that is what blogging is in essence as well.

It's like that Anna Nalick song where she says :

2 AM and I'm still awake, writing a song If I get it all down on paper, its no longer Inside of me, threatening the life it belongs to And I feel like I'm naked in front of the crowd Cause these words are my diary, screaming out loud And I know that you'll use them, however you want to
 Perhaps that is more similar to blogging our personal lives, or writing a song or poem,
but yet, trying to sell something that you have made is like putting
a piece of your creative brain out into the world
and wondering if people will put their good,
hard earned money to own it? 
Can be scary!

I have always had a creative side but I haven't used it in ages! But like Brene Brown said 
"Just because your creativity is dormant doesn't mean it's not there"

Do you have a creative dream? Why do you blog? Do you have a goal or is it just an outlet for you?

Give Yourself Permission

 and so here are some of the items I am selling....

Mostly the coffee sleeve key chains, with a few other little extras thrown in and I stumbled upon a new idea last night, something amazing that I will be doing a tutorial on for
Little Miss Momma in a couple weeks!
I will tell you when it is up!!

Are there any dreams you aren't
perusing because of fears?
I know I have some!
Fabulous Food Friday
So I thought I would start a tradition with some great recipes once a week as well. I need to expand my cooking abilities anyways. Yes, I am still doing Biggest Loser Challenge. But the problem isn't the food, it's what I DO with the food, right? So here is to enjoying in moderation.

Now if you have ever been to Weight Watchers you may already know this trick, but here I am to share it with you. I had the supplies for a while but just got around to making it this last week. I am calling them

Lightened Up Pumpkin Spice Muffins. 
You can obviously make them as a cake as well, but I found them great for breakfast.

The ingredients you will need are:
  • Spice Cake Mix (I have also tried chocolate, I think any will do depending on what you like)
  • small can of pumkin
  • 1-2 containers of unsweetened apple sauce
The trick is: you don't use oil or eggs as the mix requires. 
You use the other ingredients I listed instead! Make sure to read the TIP below about the texture issues you might encounter!

Combing cake mix, pumpkin and apple sauce in a bowl
Bake for 30 min (don't mind the cake's instructions, they need a bit longer because we are using different ingredients!)

It's that EASY!

TIP: I used 2 apple sauce and one can of pumpkin, but I suggest using only 1/2 can of pumpkin. They come out a little gooey. If this happens leave them out, uncovered, and they will dry out to the right texture.

What do you think? Would you try it??

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White Winter Scarflace
Here is a new SCARFLACE I made.
I also just made up that word! 

Scarflace: mix between a scarf and necklace!

I have had this pretty white yarn for a while and wanted it to put it to work.
It was super simple to make, I hope to put up a tutorial later this week!

What do you have laying around that you can recreate or come up with? If you have something new that you are very proud of, email me and we can do a feature post with your great idea! 

Happy creating!!

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