• computers,  fonts,  try it tuesday

    How to organize your fonts

    font management made easy After getting frustrated one too many times when trying to find the font I needed for a project, I came up with this method of organizing the fonts I download and use for art projects or freelance work. I work on a Windows computer; if you are using a Mac, your steps and options will vary. This video is best viewed full-size on a computer screen.    

  • motivation monday,  self-care,  self-compassion,  this-n-that

    Roadblocks to Believing in Yourself

    Make self-compassion a priority Self-confidence boosts your chances of living the life you want to live. However, if you are too hard on yourself, you can short circuit your confidence and avoid moving out of your comfort zone to create a better life. You could even come to think you don’t deserve the life you want. Practicing self-compassion is essential for a healthy, happy life. Check out these three common confidence killers that can keep you from living out your true potential. 1. Comparison Quit comparing your life to the lives of those around you and especially the lives of people you’re connected with on social media. Doing so can…

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  • livelihood,  money,  money mindset,  work it wednesday

    Are These Habits Sabotaging Your Money Mindset?

    Take control and prosper If you are ready to make some big financial changes, you need to take a hard look at your money habits. You know the saying: “Actions speak louder than words.” That sentiment is especially true when it comes to money. Check out these four habits that might be sabotaging your money mindset. Spending everything you make Too many people make the mistake of spending every dime they earn. As a result, they live the paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle and worry constantly about having enough money. They juggle bills, paying whatever is most urgent at the time and never seem to catch up. I’ve been there. How about you?…

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  • crafts,  fabric,  no-sew,  try it tuesday

    How to make fabric envelopes

    The no-sew, no-iron method to make envelopes out of fabric squares These cute envelopes are perfect for a variety of crafts. You could use them in scrapbooks, memory boxes, collages, or as doll accessories. You can use one to deliver a secret message or small gift. I made some and turned them into sachets for the linen closet or lingerie drawer. This video shows you how to make the envelopes and how to turn them into sachets. This post includes affiliate links. If you click and buy, I will earn a small commission. Supplies 5-inch Fabric squares White glue Ribbon Buttons Potpourri Loose tea bags Let me know if you…

  • motivation monday,  self-care,  self-compassion,  self-discovery

    The First Steps to Improving Self-Compassion

    and self-esteem Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself. Self-compassion is how you treat yourself. The two combined form a lens through which you determine who you are and what you’re capable of accomplishing. If you lack either one, you may see yourself as unworthy and untalented. Instead of seeing your ability to easily start a conversation with anyone as a talent for communication, you see it as a flaw and call yourself motormouth or chatty Cathy. While it can be tempting to fixate on our perceived flaws, doing so won’t help create the lives we want to live. Consider the following three ideas for boosting your self-compassion. 1. Stop…

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  • personal development,  personal power,  thankful thursday

    Let Go to Move Forward

    Embrace a life you want It’s important to recognize feelings, situations, and people who don’t support our best interests. Letting go of these makes room for more positive, goal-supporting influences. I have learned to pay attention to my thoughts and redirect any that are negative or self-defeating. Sadly, I have also learned to let negative, defeatist people drift out of my life. If there is anyone you spend time with who leaves you feeling drained and demoralized, spend less time with that person; ideally, stop spending any time with them. I know it sounds harsh, but your well-being and your future depend on it. Don’t let energy vampires steal your life.…

  • money,  money mindset,  self-discovery,  work it wednesday

    4 Common Causes of a Poor Money Mindset

    get to the root of you money issues Before you can improve your attitude about money, it helps to get to the root of your money mindset. Until you understand why you think the way that you do, you can’t change it. Many of us struggle with one (or more) of four common issues when it comes to our money mindsets. This article contains affiliate links. If you click and buy, I will earn a tiny commission. 1. Your parents had poor money mindsets Parents who have poor money management habits or who expressed constant concerns about a lack of money can transfer bad habits and ideas to their children.…

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  • motivation monday,  self-compassion,  self-discovery

    A Future You Can Believe In

    Dare to Dream We finished the series on letting go of old stories, and now we start a series on believing in yourself and all the possibilities for your life. The number one advice I can give you is to practice self-compassion. Self-esteem gets all the glory, but the truth is we need to offer ourselves the compassion we probably offer to those around us. When we quit expecting perfection, we allow ourselves to explore and learn and grow without fear. It is then that we begin to realize all the possibilities available to us. The future isn’t bleak and depressing. It’s exciting and filled with new opportunities. So, what’s…

  • gratitude,  nature,  self-care,  thankful thursday

    Spend Time in Nature to Improve Your Mood

    and increase your energy Today I have felt restless and out-of-sorts. It has made it hard to concentrate on any project. My cure for days like this involves two things: Self-compassion: I don’t give myself a hard time about it, and I give myself permission to roam – physically and mentally. Time in nature: I live in the city, so I can’t wander off into the woods. However, I can stand barefoot on the grass, study the structure of a peony blossom, or take a walk in a local park. Thankful Thursday Today, just take time to smell the roses, enjoy those little things about your life, your family, spouse,…

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