Category Archives: Blogging

Let’s talk about ideas, inspiration and copying

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Well the title to this post and video is loaded, right? I could write a lot of text, but I would rather have you tune in to today’s video and you can give me your thoughts. After all-I have been having this conversation with myself all week, so it is about time I had it with Read more…

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Jessie Artigue from Style and Pepper Keeps it Smart and Stylish

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Today I am chatting with the energetic, stylish and SMART, Jessie Artigue. You know I love a girl with style and Jessie has boundless amounts of it. Her blog Style and Pepper is full of ideas, tips and spunk. Not only does she blog about  personal style, DIY projects, healthy cooking, adventures as a style Read more…

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Rachel Faucett from Handmade Charlotte shares secrets to having a successful niche business

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You HAVE to meet Rachel Faucett! She is one smart and crafty cookie! Rachel is a the mastermind behind Hand­made Char­lotte. Handmade Charlotte offers a daily dose of DIY  projects, crafts, recipes, inspir­ing fam­ily spaces, and design inspi­ra­tion for families and kids. Named one of the Top 50 Design Blogs for Moms by Babble.com, the Read more…

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There’s a new girl in town and her name is Alison!

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Move over Martha! There is a new girl in town and she is F-U-N! I just love meeting someone who bubbles over with enthusiasm for simply being on the planet! Alison Faulkner is THAT GIRL. Graphic artist by trade, DIY Diva Priestess by design. Ok, she may not call herself a DIY Diva Priestess, more like a DIY Read more…

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My Own Story

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It’s a new year and I am telling my own story. Exciting and YIKES at the same time. I just took a deep breath and went for it. I cracked myself up at the end when I thought I had covered everything-hello!!-not everything but I wanted to tell you about  my creative journey and how it Read more…

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Hilary Walker turns curiosity into visual story telling

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I was happy to meet Hilary Walker. What a sweetheart!! Hilary is a photo stylist with a love for interior design and a passion for how people create and style their lives.  Her curiosity and passion shine in her newly launched website  Our Style Stories. Our Style Stories highlights and explores peoples spaces. Hilary finds out Read more…

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Emily McDowell’s amazing adventure

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  Emily McDowell is one to watch! She is fun. Wait! I meant she is FUNNY! Ok, she is fun and  funny! She is making it happen. “It” being a rapidly growing stationery and gift company.  What has happened to her in the last year has turned into what she calls a learning curve-tastic-adventure. (Insert tune: THIS GIRL IS Read more…

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Melanie Burk a master of the designed identity!

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I am a HUGE fan of Melanie Burk and her  work.  I KNEW she had to be apart of the Smart Creative Style course! She showed up in spades in side the course fighting off morning sickness (baby on board too) to deliver fabulous material! Today I am re-airing my interview with her.  Today’s guest does Read more…

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Vana Chupp builds a successful online business!

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Here is a re-airing of my interview with Vana Chupp from Le Papier Studio. She is simply one of the sharpest women I know and she shares FAB tips inside the Smart Creative Style course. You are going to love this one! Vana Chupp is the owner of a fast growing online retail shop Le Read more…

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Stephanie Ryan the sweetest powerhouse you will ever meet!

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Here is a re-airing of my interview with Stephanie Ryan. She shares how she put together her “brand deck” inside the Smart Creative Style e-course Welcome to the beautiful world of Stephanie Ryan! I have absolutely loved Stephanie’s work and aesthetic since the moment I met her. Her painting technique is uniquely her own and she works in one of Read more…

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Mover and shaker Alma Loveland

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Today I am re-airing my interview with Alma Loveland! She shared really interesting info about the success of her kickstarter this summer inside the Smart Creative Style Course. Meet the spunky and fun, Alma Loveland! She has three different aspects to her smart creative business! *She works along side her husband in their graphic design Read more…

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Claudine Hellmuth shares her creative story

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I am re-airing my interview with Claudine! She is one of the FABULOUS guests who is onboard to help in the Smart Creative Style Course. This is a great talk with artist and crafter Claudine Hellmuth. She has her fingers in some really interesting pies! She authors craft books, creates original art, teaches workshops and Read more…

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Sarah Jane Wright from Sarah Jane Studios shares her creative story

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Today I am re-airing my interview with Sarah Jane! She is one of the FABULOUS guests who is onboard to help in the Smart Creative Style Course. P.S. She has a new addition to her family since  we last talked! Love! OOOH! I am just so excited to share this interview with you! I have been Read more…

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Children’s book artist Sarah McIntyre out for some fun!

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Children’s book artist and cartoonist Sarah McIntyre is just a bundle of fun. She is an original spirit for sure. She is a prolific illustrator and writer  (and cartoonist) she also seems to be quite passionate about enjoying herself. What a breath of fresh air she is. She has a terrific active blog and web presence.   Read more…

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An inside look at the Smart Creative Style Course

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I don’t know what is making me happier this morning putting this course together or learning new technology to make this video!! This was a creative exercise for me! Woot! The girl CAN still learn new tricks, who knew? 2 days for a 3 minute video and I thought illustration was time consuming! Haha! I Read more…

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They Draw and Cook and draw some more with Salli Swindell

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So so fun today! I have Salli Swindell from The Draw and Cook and They Draw and Travel. Artists, listen up!! You will get insight into the life of a busy  artist running SSS Studios plus  you may want to  take advantage of a really fun opportunity. Everything about what Nate (her brother and partner in Read more…

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Styling Girls from Confetti Pop

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Meet the Shauna Younge and Maddy Hague! They are  two talented women (and moms) who have teamed up to create a Confetti Pop, a photo styling business and DIY blog. I love the description in the about section of their website: Confetti Pop is where party inspiration and reality meet up and dance ’til the Read more…

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Jennifer L. Scott and her 20 Stylish Secrets

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I have to finally come to terms with the fact that even though I was born in Italy, I am a Francophile. When I was a flight attendant, no matter how tired I was we we arrived in Paris something just lit up inside me. Gorgeous city. A lot of cafes, a lot of places Read more…

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It’s easy to have a crush on Kelly Beall from Design Crush

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This episode was brought to you by the fabulous  Cori Dantini. This was a fun one (oh, I know, I say that all the time!) Kelly Beall is the author of the lovely and extremely popular blog, Design Crush. With a background in art direction, she has always had her pulse on what is cool and inspiring. Read more…

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Sandra Harris on off road blogging and her own salon event!

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Sandra Harris is the author of the blog, Raincoast Cottage where you’ll be inspired to be a better maker and live a creative life. Whether you’re a blogger, a maker, an artist, a writer or a photographer, she is all about helping you to create the conditions to do your best work. Yipee! We love Read more…

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