Monthly Archives: June 2012

Part 2 Marisa Anne talks social media, transparency and the need to be choosey


Here is Part 2 of my interview with Marisa Anne from Creative Thursday! (Make sure you didn’t miss Part 1.) This is such a fabulous conversation! Marisa shares her thoughts on social media, why she takes the time to ask herself the “where and why” to keep her voice genuine online. She also talks about believing in herself through the hard times Read more…


Creative Thursday’s Marisa Anne

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Meet the heart and soul behind Creative Thursday, Marisa Anne! That is exactly what I think of when I think of Marisa Anne-she is a woman with such a good and thoughtful heart. She brings so much to the creative community and genuinely believes in elevating all creative souls. We talk   about understanding your value in this interview. (Can Read more…


What have you been putting off?


What have you been putting off? Starting an actual savings account? Paying off bills? UGH?! Monica, why are you bringing up money first thing in the morning? Well, I understand that coming to terms with your money is part of understanding your worth and value. Whether you listen to or read Suzie Orman’s money messages Read more…

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Hilary Rushford of Dean Street Society talks about providence and showing up as the best version of you!

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At the bottom of Hilary Rushford signature it reads “With grace and gumption!”  and that is the perfect phrase for her! She is a stylist, fashion blogger and web TV host who is on the move! She has had opportunities come to her in the most serendipitous fashion and she shares all the things that got her into her perfect sweet spot. (Super funny!) Read more…

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Contagious energy from Jenna Herbut


Jenna Herbut is the woman to know from Canada! She and her brother created the hugely popular Make It Productions, a design and craft fair in Western Canada. She started out creating and wholesaling her own fashion belts (called booty belts-hilarious! She talks more about that name in the interview) and as her company grew she grew Read more…


Recipe for a Smart Creative Woman


I was writing out a pie recipe recently and thought of this when I saw the blank recipe card in front of me. What is a recipe for success?   What are all the ingredients that you need to make something astounding happen in your life? I put my thoughts down for you!  Print it Read more…


Patty Young Part 2, Check out her new digs, listen to her secrets of surviving a start up!


It’s part 2 of my interview with designer Patty Young! In this half she gives your a tour of her new studio, AWESOME! Even her assistants make an appearance! But what is even better she talks about what it took to start designing for ModKid! All this juicy info made for two parts and you just Read more…


Patty Young of ModKid Part 1, Get to know this dynamo!


It’s a 2 parter! Patty Young has such an interesting story, I wanted her to share it all! And she certainly delivers. She talks about the stress that led her to leave her corporate job to go out on her own. She shares her due diligence (i.e. stalking people on ebay) as she formed her Read more…


Some southern charm with Phyllis Dobbs


Oh Lovelies! I have another tiny video for you and I promise the rest will be normal size! I was experimenting technology! Meet Phyllis Dobbs, she is a licensed artist and textile designer with an extensive background in quilting.  She has also written over 100 instructional books on quilting, sewing, beading, ribbon embroidery and other Read more…


Improv Sewing with Nicole Blum and Debra Immergut


This is a fun one! I managed to get my hands on this new book, Improv Sewing (you remember-Monica, serious craft book addict, reads them like novels, often doesn’t complete the crafts?) Cie la vie! I adore this new book. It is billed as a “free form approach to creative techniques.” That is exactly what I Read more…

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