The Gift of Gratitude: Creativity

Today celebrates Day 21 of my 31 Days of Gratitude: Creativity

I love to create!  As a child, if I could not be in the woods looking for critters, I would be in my room creating.  I am still that creative soul.  There is something magical and therapeutic about creating.  All of my worries just vanish and become trapped inside thick layers of paint.    Painting is not my only “go to” form of creativity.  Honestly, I enjoy any form of artistic expression.  When an idea pops into my little head, I can’t help but make it a reality!  Our laundry room was one of my favorite creative projects…

There was a blank wall above the sink that needed something.  But knowing it could end up wet, I had trouble coming up with an idea.  Then it hit me…why not create a mural!  Then the magic happened…

A few goodies to start with!
I designed the mural, on the card table, and then placed each piece, one at a time…
Gluing, one by one…
Making progress…
Almost finished…



“Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” ~Brene Brown

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…


Carefully Crafted Website

Abbey makes such a great point about going beyond the WordPress Reader to an individual’s actual site. Enjoy a little extra magic today and visit the main sites of some of your favorite bloggers! In life, we must always find time to dig a little deeper! Happy Monday!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

Three Cats and a Girl

This is something that has been on my mind lately. Each of us takes the time to create and design, then tweak and fiddle with our websites. We get the perfect color combination in just the right theme. We mess with menus and sidebar widgets. We take all this time to make it look just right….

Then I wonder…does anyone ever see the website?

As a WordPress user, we have the convenience of the “Reader”. It lines up all the posts of the bloggers we follow and we just have to click on it and read, but that means we never visit the actual blogger’s website that they’ve worked on so meticulously.

So! The point of this little post is two fold.

~ One, to see if everyone else does what I do. – uses the Reader to read the various blog posts and therefore rarely heading to the actual…

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My Special Guest: The Reveal

You have been patiently waiting to find out who the man is, behind the mysterious voice…


You have wondered about his highly lovable sidekick…


You might have heard tales of him leaping over city buildings, with a single bound!


Who is My Mighty Special Guest…???

Watch this video clip to unveil his true identity…


Watching Glass Shatter



Prior to revealing the secret to her children, Olivia needs to figure out which boy Ben is referring to in the confession he left her in his will. While the family attorney is searching for the mysterious Rowena Hector whom Ben says holds the answers, Olivia asks her sons to each spend a week with her as she isn’t ready to let go of the past. But when Olivia visits her sons, she quickly learns that each one has been keeping his own secret from her.

Olivia never expected her remaining years would be so complex and life altering, but she will not rest until she is able to bring her family back together after Ben’s untimely death. Will she be able to fix them or will the whole family implode? We all need family. We all want to fit in. We’re a mix of quirky personalities. Welcome to the Glass family.

Important Information about the Book and Author

  1. To order you very own, personal copy, click here: Watching Glass Shatter
  2. To review Watching Glass Shatter visit Goodreads here:  Rate it!
  3. To view the Author’s site, visit here:
  4. To view the Author’s blog visit here: This Is My Truth Now

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Congratulations to Jay for this outstanding accomplishment!  I can’t wait for the sequel!

Oh, and don’t forget, while you are holiday shopping next weekend, (on Amazon) make sure to add a copy of Watching Glass Shatter to your shopping cart!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…