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How to Bake Comfort with Grandma’s Shortcake Recipe

One of my favorite recipes from my Grandmother’s Recipe Box is her classic shortcake recipe. I love this with milk and strawberries over it! This dish always brings me warmth and joy.  Ingredients Needed:  2 cups flour 2 tablespoons sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup shortening 1 cup milk 1. Preheat […]

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Feeling Stuck? 20 Ways To Get Rid Of Creative Block

We’ve all been there, as an artist, as a writer, as a blogger…creative block sometimes gets us. I get it at least once every few months. I know there’s awesome things there waiting to burst out but I can’t get the door to open. So I kick into gear on busting down that wall and […]

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Inspiration From The Streets

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, making mistakes, and having fun.” ~ Mary Lou Cook Where would art be if we didn’t have artists that pushed the limits and broke some rules?  I have a secret love for street art and graffiti. It takes some gust and some big inspirations to create art like […]

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7 Awesome Reasons To Eat Butternut Squash

Last night’s dinner was one of my favorites, butternut squash with brown sugar and butter, just like my Grandmother used to make it. A great nutrient packed pick perfect for the season.   1. Low in calories, fat, and carbs. 2. High in potassium which helps decrease blood pressure. 3. High in fiber. 4. Packed […]

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You Are A Magical, Beautiful Being: 15 Affirmations For Self-Love

I am powerful. I am beautiful. I am strong. I am enough. All the power I need to create a life I love is inside of me. I cherish all of me. I deeply love and approve of myself. I am a perfect reflection of my beautiful soul. I love myself. I believe in myself. […]

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How to Keep Control of Your Inbox

I don’t know about you but the amount of emails I get in my inbox on a daily basis can easily swallow up my whole day. There’s an email for everything and from everyone now a days. I have email for the office, I have my personal email, I have my blogging email, we have […]

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How To Have A Strong & Balanced Life: A Happy Life As An Ambivert

So many times the conversation comes up on whether I am an introvert or extrovert, I identify with both. Ambivert: a person whose personality has a balance of extrovert and introvert features.  Being an ambivert means: 1. I’m not uncomfortable at social events but I’ll get tired and need alone time to recharge. 2. I’m […]

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Speaking to the Artist’s Soul & Emerging in the Progress

Creating art is a therapy for me…when I pick up a paintbrush or open my sketchbook I immediately feel a wave of calmness enter me. The stress of the world melts away. I become the center of the balance beam.  “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ~ Thomas […]

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7 Reasons Yogurt is My Favorite Snack Now

My new snack obsession is Fage’ Greek Yogurt…with the fresh fruit toss in. A snack I don’t go most days without, these are great to take to the office with me and squeeze in for a mid-morning eat during one of my many conference calls. Besides loving the taste of these I know that I […]

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How To Stay Positive & Full of Passion as a Blogger

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”  ~ Socrates Blogging takes a lot of work, a lot of energy, time, creativity, and focus. It can be wearing but it has such a rewarding end result. I have been blogging for a […]

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