Well the 1st day of school for the kiddos arrived and true to form we got some of the things done on our to-do list and a few outstanding tasks still to do. Anyone else wonder why outstanding can be so good or so bad depending on how you use it? I spent many hours… Continue reading De-Cluttering & Organizing Kids’ Rooms (& Creating a Healthier Relationship with Stuff)
Quick Repairs During TV Time
Well my craft time has been uber limited lately unless you consider organizing and de-cluttering a craft project. I do in many ways but I prefer other creative activities. I need more space and less stuff so I keep at it! This was a clothing item that is too small for my daughter but she… Continue reading Quick Repairs During TV Time
But My Favorite Sandals! Why is Earth Spirit Discontinued?😭
Is Earth Spirit going to continue making shoes? Well I wore my favorite sandals in the lake and that's where they died. To be fair I had worn them in plenty of creeks, and lakes over the years they were my favorite sandals. These sandals were so comfy these were even my preferred footwear for… Continue reading But My Favorite Sandals! Why is Earth Spirit Discontinued?😭
Avon Deal – Free Shipping on 25+ Orders!
FYI celebrate Women's Equality Day with Free Shipping on us August 25 and 26 on $25+ orders. Use code: EQUAL25 I haven't written much about about Avon really but I always love when they offer free shipping and this is a celebration that speaks to me. I had so many amazing and strong women in… Continue reading Avon Deal – Free Shipping on 25+ Orders!
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
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
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 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
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
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! firstname.lastname@example.org **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
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
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
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
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
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!