Does Everyone Have a Creative Gift?

Does Everyone Have a Creative Gift?

Have you ever wondered how to discover your God-given creative gift? Have you ever wondered if you even have a creative gift? Did you know that creative ≠ artistic?

My daughter, Nicole, has a Podcast called The Studio 46:10 Podcast, where she talks about ‘Faith, Marriage & Everything in Between’. She asked her listeners what they wanted her to talk about and one of her listeners submitted this question - ‘How do we discover our God-given creative gift?’ Now, that is a BIG question. Nicole thought about that question for quite awhile and then she turned to me.

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Vanilla Extract Recipe with 'How To’s' - FREE Tags & Labels + VIDEO

Vanilla Extract Recipe with 'How To’s' - FREE Tags & Labels + VIDEO

Every year I look forward to figuring out what I am going to make for Christmas presents.  I make gifts for my friends and family - and they are always handmade. Each year it is something different - it just depends on what I am focusing on at the time!  Usually I make things throughout the year and then figure out who they go to. My daughter says I am the only person she knows with a Christmas Present spread sheet. Haha. One year I made Vanilla Extract.  The vanilla was a HUGE hit with everyone.  They just loved it.  Since I recently moved, and now have a different set of friends….AND my children are grown and out of the house and do their own cooking…..I decided to repeat the Vanilla Extract for Christmas this year. Homemade Vanilla Extract is so much better than store bought - and so much cheaper too. AND it is so so so easy - Yay for easy!

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Why You Should Give Your Kids an Allowance

Why You Should Give Your Kids an Allowance

As adults, we have budgets for now and budgets for the future. How will your children/grand children know how to save for the future if we don’t show them? How will they know that having $1,000 in their checking account does not mean that it can all be spent on new clothes or a new phone?  What about the auto insurance or the rent? When we begin teaching them at an early age, for the most part, it becomes routine. Kinda like brushing their teeth or combing their hair or getting dressed before they leave the house.

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Letters FROM Santa - FREE ‘From Santa’ letter + Santa's real mailing address + 10 Different Sets of Santa Stationery

Letters FROM Santa - FREE ‘From Santa’ letter + Santa's real mailing address + 10 Different Sets of Santa Stationery

Did you know that Santa has a REAL mailing list? I mean….like a REAL address? Did you know that the USPS has a program for sending letters from Santa postmarked from the North Pole that has been going on for over 100 years? I had no idea. I stumbled upon it while I was writing my ‘Letters TO Santa’ post. Just for you, I have created a FREE letter for your kids/grandkids to sent TO Santa. Check it out!

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Letters TO Santa.....FREE ‘To Santa’ Letter + 10 Different Santa Stationery Sets

Letters TO Santa.....FREE ‘To Santa’ Letter + 10 Different Santa Stationery Sets

One year, my daughter Nicole, had a hard time with her Christmas list. She couldn’t have been more than 9….but maybe even younger….I really have no idea. haha. I think it was because every commercial gave her a new MUST have idea and she kept changing her mind. She sent many many letters to Santa that year. The kicker came on Christmas Eve when she put her ‘new and updated’ list under the tree. What!? Christmas Eve! I can’t even remember what I told her….

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Does Making Your Bed Every Day Set You Up For Success?

Does Making Your Bed Every Day Set You Up For Success?

I used to never make my bed. I was going to work/school all day and would be climbing back in when I was home. So what was the point? And that is how I thought for a really long time. But then I read an article about successful people and their habits: that daily habits can set us up for success. The first habit listed was….are you ready for it…

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