Allergies, Family, Food, Health

Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage Pie? Plus Adjusting It to Make It Gluten & Dairy-Free

Since we have discovered my youngest has a dairy and egg allergy we have been experimenting with some dinner recipes. Since gluten is also problematic for another family member we either stick to a meal with mostly meat and veggies, or we make different freezer entres and make side dishes everyone can eat. I was… Continue reading Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage Pie? Plus Adjusting It to Make It Gluten & Dairy-Free

Cleaning, Family, Kids, Mental Health, Mom Life

Fixing Sentimental Toys aka Barbie Car Repair Shop

Our oldest's relationship with stuff is just as fraught with difficult emotions as the rest of our family. That is why when she decided to pass toys to her younger sister I wanted to quickly repair this toy so it wouldn't break with the 1st rough treatment it experienced in it's new owner's hands. I… Continue reading Fixing Sentimental Toys aka Barbie Car Repair Shop

Avon

My Fav Sparkly Cream Shadow is On Super Sale!

I've been a fan of Avon's Glimmershadow since the debut a few years ago. I started with the jade shade but that doesn’t seem to be available anymore. It’s very close to the diamond dust shade but the diamond dust shade obviously lacks the slight green tint the jade. I am also using the Pink… Continue reading My Fav Sparkly Cream Shadow is On Super Sale!

Art, Gift Ideas, Holidays, Mental Health, Wisdom

Art that Follows the Heart, Staying Inspired, & Updates

This post is a lot about how I find relief from heavy emotions while I work through them, how to keep motivation on projects that may take years to complete, how art fits in when life is "too busy", and a little bit about out family tree journey. I am not doing much in the… Continue reading Art that Follows the Heart, Staying Inspired, & Updates

Art, business, Career

How to Start a Profitable Side Gig as an Artist

CraftingGlow has crafty projects, smart shopping stories, and tips for happier living. Reach out today for more info! CraftingGlow@gmail.com Graphic created by CraftingGlow.com ***Guest Article written by Gloria Martinez of WomenLed.org You’re an artist and you want a little extra income, or perhaps you want to pursue a new challenge. Whatever the reason for you… Continue reading How to Start a Profitable Side Gig as an Artist

Art, Crafts, Health, Mental Health, Wisdom

Letting Go to Move Forward

CraftingGlow inspires people to grow artistically and develop problem-solving skills with creative stories about rising to the occasion, and living the best life possible, in spite of challenges life throws our way. Reach out to find out more! craftingglow@gmail.com **Guest Article by Tina at http://www.ideaspired.com** When it comes to improving your personal life, it can sometimes be… Continue reading Letting Go to Move Forward

business, Career, Uncategorized

Guide to Starting Your First Green Business

*Special thanks to Tina at Ideaspired.com who is the author of this thoughtful and eco-friendly post. Image via Unsplash Guide to Starting Your First Green Business So, you’re an entrepreneur who also loves the planet and wants to dedicate your career to preserving it. Starting a green business could be the perfect path!  Many companies worldwide… Continue reading Guide to Starting Your First Green Business

Crafts, Sewing, Video Techniques

Green Screen Tiktok Video – Jeans Fail to Jeans Win

I used my jeans hemming project as an excuse to try out green screen video on video. Woohoo! I finally broke 1,000 views on Tiktok, which may not be much but it’s new for me! Anyway I wanted an excuse to practice some green screen effects because I just found out Inshot has this feature.… Continue reading Green Screen Tiktok Video – Jeans Fail to Jeans Win

Crafts, Family, Gift Ideas, Kids, Uncategorized

DIY-ing a “Broken” Ring & Designing a Custom Ring

Buying a Beautiful Ring & Breaking It The original ring compared to the setting with the corundum ruby. The setting after the stone fell out, and a picture of the "ruby" ring in the light. I bought a beautiful sterling silver ring from a store online because I am absolutely in love with green amethysts,… Continue reading DIY-ing a “Broken” Ring & Designing a Custom Ring

Art, Family, Gift Ideas, Kids

Taking a Panda Drawing, From Illustration, to Product, to Procreate Animation

My 1st attempt at animation with Procreate. My latest attempt at animation, using the group feature, is at the end of the tiktok video. I really enjoy turning the kid's drawings into digital art and animations. My niece drew the original panda drawing. You can see her picture in the video below, plus the animation… Continue reading Taking a Panda Drawing, From Illustration, to Product, to Procreate Animation

Art, Beauty, Crafts, Demos Tutorials, Family, Kids

Dyeing Sundresses Ombre – For My Flower Girl & Jr. Bridesmaid!

This is the story about how I ended up dyeing cotton-blend dresses in an ombre style for our wedding. Last summer Billy and I got married on the beach in a very small ceremony. We hadn't been sure what the wedding turnout would look like when we were planning our wedding in the midst of… Continue reading Dyeing Sundresses Ombre – For My Flower Girl & Jr. Bridesmaid!

Career, Crafts, Holidays, Marketing, sales

Prepare To Sell At A Craft Show With This Detailed Guide

Photo via Pexels For creators of all types, craft shows and conventions offer a fun way to attract new clients, make connections with other artists, and earn some money. There’s quite a bit of work that goes into becoming a vendor, however, so you’ll want to start planning for your table or booth months in… Continue reading Prepare To Sell At A Craft Show With This Detailed Guide

Family, Halloween, Movies

Alien Earrings & Good Memories!

I love my new earrings but the way these are advertising had me laughing hysterically. Sellers go crazy with descriptive words and I keep wondering what happens if someone is nearsighted and can't tell that this isn't a T-Rex in the picture! Not cool sellers, not cool. Anyhow despite my issues with the description, I… Continue reading Alien Earrings & Good Memories!

Art, Career, Education, Family, Kids, Marketing

My Niece’s Frog Drawing Becomes a Coffee Cup

My niece is a talented young artist who has been featured at school for her art a few times already. Of course when I see anyone who has a passion for art I do my very best to help them develop their style, strengthen their skills, and find more ways to enjoy their wonderful hobby.… Continue reading My Niece’s Frog Drawing Becomes a Coffee Cup

Beauty, Demos Tutorials

Learning to Do My Gel Polish Manicure at Home

Different styles and nail colors I've tried out since starting to do my gel manicures at home. BTW this picture isn't even a fresh manicure, this is like 3 weeks in and I had cut my nails with the polish still on. This gel stuff is amazing! I went to get my nails done for… Continue reading Learning to Do My Gel Polish Manicure at Home